Apr
05

The Macedonian Front 1915-1918: Soldiers, Nurses and Politicians

The Anglo-Hellenic League will present a round table with illustrations on Macedonia in the First World War at the Hellenic Centre on Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 7:00pm. The event, is a joint presentation by The Anglo-League and The Macedonian Society of GB. Speakers will be: Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith, Visiting Professor, King’s College London Professor Vasilis Gounaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Alan Wakefield, Imperial War Museum Professor Christine Hallett, The […]

Mar
23

Michalis Sougioul ‘The Last Tram’

Michalis Sougioul: The Last Tram Μιχάλης Σουγιούλ: Το Τράμ το Τελευταίο This year’s HC Easter Celebration features members of the London based group Plastikes Karekles performing their own arrangements of a selection of Sougioul’s most popular songs. Born in Asia Minor, Michalis Sougioul was multi-skilled in all aspects of Greek music and composed more than 700 songs in all genres, tango, waltz, serenades, folk, patriotic and popular. The sensitive, melodic […]

Mar
22

Nasso

Prof Franco Rampazzo is a visiting professor at Imperial College (he is from the University of Padua) and a mathematician, but he has also written a partly historical novel in Italy – the title is ‘Nasso’ the way Italians called the Greek Island of Naxos. There are two time horizons in the novel, the present time and the WW2 time, after September 8 1943, when Italy changed side… The story […]

Mar
22

Greece and England meet through Violin and Piano

An established duo much in demand in London and the South east, British violinist Oliver Nelson and Greek pianist Vasilis Rakitzis, present a recital including works inspired by the folk traditions of their respective countries. The programme features Vaughan-Williams’s pastoral idyll of 1914 The Lark Ascending as well as Konstantinidis’s picturesque Petite Suite sur des thèmes du Dodécanèse of 1947. The recital will culminate with one of the repertoire’s true […]

Mar
09

Impressions of the Peloponnese

Chosen out of her vast collection, RAVENNA MONCREIFF‘s captivating photographs of olive trees, flowers, mountains, the sea and historic towns, will take us on a journey to the Southern Peloponnese during Sring time.      RAVENNA MONCREIFF was born and brought up in Scotland.  She has also lived in London, Cornwall, Brussels and France. Ravenna has been strongly aware of natural beauty from a young age, largely due to growing up in the Scottish […]

Mar
08

Change of Guard

“Homerics are the Epics of our life, I don’t object, but tell me… if finally Ithaka is part of the myth, or if truth deals with its myth, for the Trojan Wars between Youth and experience! Dedicated to men and women… who ”emigrate” from Youth to Experience distributing a piece of hope to all those that are seeking ”their own” Ithaka… ( Clelia Charissis) As part of the International Poetry […]

Mar
06

Angelos: Let There Be Light

Angelos: Let There Be Light Immersive retrospective exhibition of renowned Greek artist Angelos Opens Saturday 28 April 2018 “When we say that we are contemporary, we do not necessarily claim to be real. But when we are real, we will always be contemporary.” Angelos Following the record-breaking sale of his work Girl with a pair of doves at Bonhams in London last year, an immersive exhibition featuring Greek artist Angelos […]

Feb
23

Beyond Brexit: What comes next for EU nationals?

Beyond Brexit: What comes next for EU Nationals? The Brexit Effect on the Status of EU Citizens: Greeks in the Post Brexit Britain An event organised by The Macedonian Society of Great Britain. A panel discussion with Vicky Price, Barrister Jolyon Maugham QC, Professor Kevin Featherstone, journalist Nikos Konstantaras, Kathimerini newspaper. Free entry; booking essential MORE INFORMATION / BOOKING Phone: 07904086677 Email: [email protected] Hellenic Centre, 16-8 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Feb
23

Μία ζαχαρένια συνταγή – A sugary recipe

Fournos Theatre brings to London the story of Sugar Renos, a very special confectioner. Renos lives in a city up in the clouds and makes the most amazing sweets for fairy tale characters. One day he decides to make something sweet for those who live on the Earth. But this proves rather difficult as the three Little Pigs and the Little Red Riding Hood feel that they are left out. This […]

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