Mar
15

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra concert for Hellenic Centre’s 25th anniversary

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford, is delighted to present this concert celebrating the Hellenic Centre’s 25th anniversary. Join the Orchestra and their Music Director Marios Papadopoulos for a special programme celebrating Greece. Artists: Conductor: Marios Papadopoulos Piano: Christodoulos Georgiades Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Programme to Include: HALEVY (arr. WARD): Overture to La Reine de Chypre SKALKOTTAS: Greek Dances: Epirotikos; Arkadikos; Kleftikos CHRISTODOULOS GEORGIADIS: Anima […]

Feb
21

Rethinking language education in the UK’s Greek Cypriot diaspora

A talk by Dr Petros Karatsareas Like many other minorities in the UK, the Greek Cypriot diaspora has established a well-developed network of after-hours schools that complement the education young members of the community receive in mainstream schools. Complementary schools, known in the community as Ελληνικά Παροικιακά Σχολεία (Elliniká Parikiaká Scholeía), have as their main aim to teach Greek as a heritage language and to use it to transmit core […]

Feb
07

Paniyiri with Kourelou and the London Greek Collective

On this special Monday we celebrate the end of Carnival. Six musicians from Kourelou and the London Greek Collective are putting on a ‘Paniyiri’ with music from all over Greece. Further to their Sweden concert, headline-show at Dublin Greek Film Festival and a series of UK performances including Womad Festival, BBC radio 3, Kourelou & the London Greek Collective -6 piece band – are performing at the Hellenic Centre for […]

Jan
10

Paper Dress: Future of History? – A talk by Jose Teunissen

As part of #TextMe_PaperFashion,  Jose Teunissen, Professor, Dean, School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion will give a talk about : ”Paper Dress: Future of History?” Introduced in the late 1960s the Paper Dress was one of the strongest symbols of a new Zeitgeist and a throw away culture symbolised an easy, modern and comfortable lifestyle. Everything was light and immediately replaceable due to new materials with new qualities. Nowadays […]

Dec
20

#TextMe_PaperFashion

#TextMe_PaperFashion is a pop-up exhibition from the Greek cultural organization ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture’s Paper Dress Collection. It has been especially created to mark UNESCO’S Athens 2018, World Book Capital, and the Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary.  The exhibition investigates the relationship between text and paper in fashion through selected objects from the collection. Disposable Paper dresses from the 1960s, some printed with press cutting from American and English newspapers, are displayed alongside garments made […]

Dec
20

The Hellenic Centre vasilopitta with Trio Lirico

‘Love during the era of the operetta’ , small play in three acts followed by the recital of songs by Hadjidakis, Theodorakis, Plessas, Mouzak. The Hellenic Centre, 016-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS  

Nov
07

Climate: Change, Biodiversity and the Need for Action in Today’s Hellenic World

This presentation leads into a discussion on climate change, its effects on the natural world and on human society, by tracing how natural climate events have affected the world in history.  It follows by explaining how human dominance of the planet has led to an unprecedented and aggressive form of global warming signalling change and disruption which include biodiversity loss, all of which pose serious threats to human society.  The […]

Nov
07

Lesvos – Between Hope and Despair

An exhibition of photographs by Margarita Mavromichalis. Supported by the Hellenic Centre   About the Artist Margarita Mavromichalis comes from a family of Greek diplomats and has spent her life living and traveling all over the world. She speaks five languages and studied translation and interpreting. Margarita lived in Los Angeles for four years before moving to New York in 2009. Photography has been a life long passion; she continued her studies […]

Nov
07

Princess Anne of Cyprus – The Cypriot Duchess of Savoy

An illustrated lecture in English by Greek Cypriot author Mary Pyrgos. Organised by the Hellenic Centre and is under the auspices of His Excellency the High Commissioner of Cyprus, Mr. Euripides Evriviades Princess Anne of Cyprus, the daughter of King Janus of Cyprus and Charlotte of Bourbon is born in Nicosia in 1418. At the age of 13, is betrothed to Amadeus, the son of the Duke of Savoy, who dies in a few days after […]

Oct
26

”Youkali” The Pursuit of Happiness

A journey, in three acts, through people’s different perceptions of what Happiness is; where it is found; and how we can keep it: This nostalgic performance includes literature, poems, theatre, haunting songs and atmospheric music played on the piano accordion. People cannot fail to be drawn into this musical journey in search of the Youkali that exists within each of us. The show is based on K.Weill’s “Youkali” song. Devised […]

Oct
22

Beautiful Moments of LIFE

Tonia Theodorou began her  career in Italy after completing  her studies in Florence. Her creations are based on the two elements of movement and transformation. By using these two elements, she aims to help women of today change the shape of their jewellery according to any occasion and to their specific need.  The originality of Tonia’s work is that each design has its own story. On March 9th 2006 the […]

Oct
19

My Thessaloniki – A Personal Tour of the City and its Culture

John Kittmer, Chair of the League and PhD student at King’s College London, has been visiting Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, since the mid-1980s and, as British Ambassador to Greece (2013-2016) travelled there often, both in an official capacity and unofficially. In this illustrated talk, John will guide the audience through a personal tour of the city, its immediate environs and its culture, highlighting the places, history and merits of this […]