Feb
15

Coming Home to the Other: a Greek, a Turk and Stories of a Shared Past

Greeks and Turks are brought up as enemies, but when Pelin and Stella met they discovered hidden within their own family pasts, shared destinies of exile, exclusion and love. These swept away what they had been taught to believe. Join Stella Kassimati, Pelin Turgut and musicians Huseyin Alpaslan and Nazli Alatli in a storytelling adventure beyond borders into our common humanity. The performers Stella Kassimati is an experienced facilitator of workshops. […]

Feb
09

Reminiscing the Greek Songs of the Past

The concert will include famous songs by Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, Plessas, Sougioul and others in an operatic form. The programme will also include songs of famous classical composers influenced by Greek music and Cypriot traditional tunes, all in unique arrangements. Free entry; booking essential. MORE INFORMATION / BOOKING Phone: 02075639835 Email: [email protected]   Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Feb
09

The Queen of Cities – The Story of Constantinople from Prehistory to the Present

An illustrated lecture by Dr Bettany Hughes, historian, author and broadcaster. Free entry;booking essential. Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK. Email: [email protected] Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Jan
26

Tsiknopempti

Celebration of Greek Carnival with food,music and Greek dancing. Bookings and further information on the numbers provided. Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon. More information and booking: Phone: 02077941353 Phone: 02082090078 Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]   The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Jan
26

Χώρος – Χρόνος (Time- Space)

Presentation of poetry collection by Konstantina Kolokythas Stanatelopoulou. Free entry; booking essential. Phone: 07973573820 Email: [email protected]   The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Jan
25

The Byzantine World of Ilias Kontozamanis

This exhibition was previously presented in Thessaloniki and in Istanbul where it was inaugurated by his Holiness, Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Additionally, it was presented in Veroia and in Athens where it was inaugurated by his Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos. Lastly, the exhibition was held in Syros, Ioannina and in Kavala. The exhibition is accompanied by a 64-page bilingual catalogue [Greek & […]

Jan
18

Greeks of Anatolia

Asia Minor was called, by the Greeks, “Anatolia” (literally, ”Place of the Rising Sun”, for those lands to the east of Greece). The NW coast of Anatolia was inhabited by Greeks of the Achaean/Mycenaean culture from the 20th century BC. Over several centuries, numerous ancient Greek City States were established on these coasts. The once magnificent, now ruined, cities that cluster along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey are reminders […]

Jan
11

Kathara Deftera ‘panigiri’

It is the end of carnival. We meet on this special Monday to celebrate the beginning of Greek Lent with live music and traditional vegetarian food. Kourelou and the London Greek Collective are putting on a proper ‘Panigiri’ with music from all over Greece. Tickets £20, Concessions £18. Hellenic Centre Members £16. As these events often sell out, early booking is advised. Price includes live music and a taster of sarakostiana. Bookings: 020 7487 5060 […]

Jan
04

Amerika Square

Greece’s official entry for the Oscars 2018 in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category Screening times: 3.30pm & 7pm Language: Greek with English subtitles Live music recital at 5.30pm with Ksenia Dania, who makes her acting debut in the film for screening ticket holders only https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XaCmCM0Bd4 Q&A with the producer, director and one of the actors after each screening www.amerikasquare.com “Amerika Square is one of the best European films to […]

Jan
04

New Year Celebration – Vasilopita with the Jiannis Pavlidis Jazz Trio

New Year, new beginnings and what is best than to celebrate 2018 eating vasilopitta, the traditional New Year’s cake, with our Members and Friends in an evening infused in jazz melodies. Live music by Jiannis Pavlidis guitar; Sam Quintana, bass; Jordan Dinsdale, drums with a programme including jazz classics by Miles Davis, Ron Carter, John Coltrane. Tickets £12; £10 concessions; free for Hellenic Centre Members only but seats have to […]

Dec
22

A Baptism of Fire: Patrick Leigh Fermor on the Greek-Albanian Border 1940

Free entry but attendees are invited to make donation in support of the Patrick Leigh Fermor Society’s assistance towards the Kardamyli house; booking essential: [email protected] Organised by the Patrick Leigh Fermor Society. The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS  

Dec
15

C.P. Cavafy: The Poetics of History and the Music of Poetry (1st day)

A series of illustrated presentations in English, by Bettany Hughes, Anastasios Ioannis Metaxas, Nikos Tsouchlos, Stefanos Geroulanos and Peter Mackridge followed by a concert with the first musical settings of Cavafy’s poetry by Dimitris Mitropoulos, with Angelica Cathariou and Thodoris Tzovanakis. The event will be complemented by an exhibition of coins, posters and paintings related to the work of the Alexandrian poet, to mark the English edition of the book C.P. Cvafy:Historia […]