Sep
13

A Skein of People and Colours Unravels in India

In about 15 minutes we are (actually I am) landing in New Delhi. I can see the lights of the city, I would say from over the clouds but there are no clouds. It’s dark but the sky is clear. I have never seen so many lights in my life. Chaos. And it scares me. Slightly. But it does scare me.  What am I doing here on my own? What […]

Sep
13

Ξυλοσύνη – Xylosini

XYLOSINI – ΞΥΛΟΣΥΝΗ by Nikos Tilkeridis “I love to walk in the forests, watch and smell the ground, the trees, the plants. Most of all, I love to keep a piece of wood in my hand and try to define its potential. I was born near to mountains so the woods were a part of our growing. Our toys, the simplest children’s creations from wood you can imagine, were our daily […]

Aug
03

From Chopin to Hatzidakis with Dora Bakopoulou and Elli Paspala

Pianist Dora Bakopoulou meets singer Elli Paspala for an evening of music ranging from Chopin’s Nocturne in c Minor to well known compositions by Cole Porter, George Greswin and the renown Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis. Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Foundation for Hellenic Culture. Programme  1st part  Frederic Chopin ( 1810-1849 ) Nocturne in c # minor op postume Impromptu no 2, in f# major op 36 Ballade in G minor […]

Jul
06

Greek community outreach Brexit event CANCELLED

We would like to invite you to an event discussing the rights of Greek citizens living in the UK after EU Exit on 11 July from 18.00 – 21.00 at the Hellenic Centre, London. Her Majesty’s Government is committed to protecting the rights of European citizens living in the UK, and this will be an opportunity for you to hear from the Government first hand, to ask questions, and to voice […]

Jun
22

The Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: Artist and Lover

On the occasion of the publication of The Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: Artist and Lover, Ian Collins, who edited the collection together with Olivia Stewart, will give an illustrated presentation to be followed by a Q&A session. Elusive, enigmatic and beautiful, Joan Leigh Fermor (1912-2003) was also one of the finest photographers of her time. Although hailed and hired by John Betjeman and Cyril Connolly from the 1930s, and a remarkable recorder of the […]

Jun
08

Women of Rebetiko

Our final celebratory concert is dedicated to the great female icons of rebetiko. Eskenazy, Apatzi, Bellou, Haskil, Georgakopoulou, Ninou among others. The RC musicians come together with some of our most loved UK based singers, Marina Deligianni, Katerina Clambaneva and introducing Isidora Bouziouri and Laura Fileri. Prior to the event Noonie Minogue will lead a talk about the inspiration of the female singers of rebetiko. RC Musicians Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki […]

Jun
08

Six Nights on the Acropolis

Six Nights on the Acropolis with Stamatis Kraounakis Directed by Anastasia Revi Produced by Theatre Lab and The Hellenic Centre Based on the novel by George Seferis Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm & Sunday 30 September 3.30pm and 7.30pm Language: Greek and English Six Nights on the Acropolis, the only completed novel written by the Nobel laureate poet George Seferis, is a narrative of confessions, love and friendship, and it revolves around an aspiring poet, and the visits of […]

May
31

Social Media and the Greek Language (In)visibility

Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou – Nunes , Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics, King’s College London, will deliver a lecture titled: ‘Social Media and the Greek Language (In) visibility’ MORE INFORMATION / BOOKING Email: [email protected] Web:https://www.moderngreek.org.uk/society/welcome Free entry; booking essential. Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

May
24

Where Do You Come From- Private View

“Where Did I Come From……. Where Do You Come From Her dreaming body begins to transform and she no longer has human form She is the Sun, the Thunder and the Wind Expanding Guiding me, Roaming free into the Sky and beyond the I ……..” This collaboration between the photographer Dimitris and performance artist Agni will be exhibited at the lovely gallery of Hellenic Centre for the first time in […]

May
18

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 […]

May
03

‘Andronikos’ play performed in Greek with English surtitles

“Andronikos or the Painter” by Eurydice Perikleous Papadopoulou is a play inspired by the life and work of Costas Stathis, (1913 – 1987) an unknown, until recently, Cypriot painter, whose works are now being studied at TEPAK University in Limassol, Cyprus, and they are considered masterpieces of modern Cypriot painting. The play chronicles Stathis’ / “Andronikos”” troubled life in the form of a monologue that is based upon a blend […]

Apr
27

Book presentation: ‘Philosophy & Leadership’ by Ioannis Fikas

A unique opportunity for a philosophical journey through the civilizations of the five continents. Ioannis Fikas will present the role of the ancient city and the sacred geography, which is the bridge between the earthly and the celestial world through his book Philosophy & Leadership. His presentation will ultimately shed light on the vital importance of philosophy, which liberates the soul from flaws and faults and prepares it for the understanding […]