Feb
24

Eleftheria Arvanitaki: Beyond borders

Eleftheria Arvanitaki is the voice of contemporary Greece. With a career spanning more than three decades, she has been a tireless ambassador of the Greek music scene to world and ethnic music festivals across the world, receiving high acclaim. The clarity and emotional strength of her voice, combined with the lyricism and sophisticated instrumentation of her music, which blends traditional and contemporary influences from Greece and the Mediterranean basin, aim […]

Feb
16

First Contact festival

Two performances for one ticket: 17:00 pm – 18:00 pm The Alekseij Tapes by Anastasis Sarakatsanos Summer of 2016. Anastasis travels with a film crew to the north of Greece to record the music of some ethnic tribes. When he departs he cannot foresee that this trip will mainly be a confrontation with his own identity. Halfway the trip, in a little village talking to some locals, he discovers something. […]

Feb
16

Legendary Children in the House of Fierce

Team Angelica and Rikki Beadle Blair present: Legendary Children in the House of Fierce Shakespeare’s timeless themes of disguise and hiding are sampled and re-mixed in a glittering mash-up of 21st century queer subcultures, dating, fast sex, selfies, party drugs, recovery, romantic longing, hip-hop, house music and electro, street poetry, fashion, politics and dance, dance, dance. The result is dynamic – funny, sexy, startling, sometimes shocking. It’s all here, tragedy, […]

Oct
28

Singing Greece: A Tribute – featuring Galani, Tsaligopoulou, Nega

Ark4Art & Prospero present: ‘Singing Greece: A Tribute’ featuring Dimitra Galani + Eleni Tsaligopoulou + Giota Nega *** Tickets from £25 but will be going soon! Book your tickets now here: www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=20407 Three of Greece’s greatest singers take you on a journey through the country’s rich musical heritage, from traditional folk and ethnic songs through to their modern descendants, Rebetiko and Laika. Sitting at a crossroads between Asia and Europe, Greek […]

Sep
15

Katerina

Katerina, the new play adapted for the stage and directed by Yorgos Nanouris based on “The Book of Katerina”, by Auguste Corteau, has touched, moved and shaken a growing audience already counting more than 25,000 people, winning critical acclaim. Starring Lena Papaligoura in the leading role, with live musical support by Lolek, “Katerina” presents the true story of Corteau’s bipolar mother. Right after committing suicide, Katerina embarks on a narrative […]

Apr
06

Iro: ‘Straight to the Heart’ – exclusive interview

Iró is coming to London for the first time, bringing along her voice, apiano and many beloved melodies. *You can listen to an exclusive interview with Iro here. On the 6th of May, the awarded Greek singer and pianist will be taking us on a musical journey aiming “Straight to the heart”. Music is an element that unites people beyond borders and national considerations. Iró wishes to bring Greeks and […]

Apr
06

Famellos – Drogosis – Gourgiotis: Live in London

Two favourite Greek song-writers, Manolis Famellos and Stathis Drogosis, will be meeting the third (and youngest) of the group, Panos Gourgiotis, and will be embarking on a European Tour, including London! Organised by Ark4Art and supported by The Hellenic Centre. Τρείς τραγουδοποιοί – Έξι πόλεις – Μία παρέα: Δύο αγαπημένοι Έλληνες τραγουδοποιοί, ο Μανώλης Φάμελλος και ο Στάθης Δρογώσης συναντούν στο Βέλγιο τον τρίτο και νεότερο της παρέας Πάνο Γουργιώτη και […]