Dec
08

Christmas Bazaar by Lykion ton Hellinidon

Traditional Greek sweets, embroideries, diaries, 2018 good luck charms and more. Handmade embroideries, traditional Greek Christmas treats and many more. Also available hampers with Greek products, diaries and many Christmas gift ideas. For more information email: [email protected] Email: [email protected] Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS  

Nov
24

Children’s workshop ‘I’m dreaming of a Greek Christmas’

The Hellenic Hub in collaboration with the Hellenic Centre, is organising a fun, interactive workshop centred around traditional Christmas in Greece. The workshop is largely addressed to Greek families and aims at the children’s exploring and experiencing Christmas Greek traditions through hands-on, festive activities, while building confidence in communicating in Greek. The day will include making and enjoying traditional cookies (kourambiedes), as well as carols and arts and crafts based […]

Nov
03

Mythical Peloponnese: As seen by the Gods

The Region of Peloponnese organises an exhibition of aerial photographs, capturing the picturesque, inspiring and mythical landscape of Peloponnese. The exhibition is carried out along with the World Travel Market Week in London. Opening Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 10 am – 8pm; Tuesday, 10am – 6pm. Free entry. The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Nov
02

Euripides in Macedonia – Psychological Problems in Ancient Tragedies

The Macedonian Society of Great Britain organises “Euripides in Macedonia – Psychological Problems in Ancient Tragedies” An illustrated lecture in English by Sir Basil Markesinis QC, FBA RSVP – by 10th November 2017 (Booking essential) The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Oct
19

Austerity Measures

Since the crisis hit in 2008, Greece has played host to a cultural renaissance. In Austerity Measures, the very best of the writing to emerge from that creative ferment is gathered for the first time, featuring poems written by native Greeks, emigres and migrants alike. Karen Van Dyck, the editor and translator of the book, will be joined by Maria Margaronis, London based journalist, Greek poets Yiannis Efthymiades and Elena […]

Oct
19

Cloudy Sunday / Ouzeri Tsitsanis

Screening times: 2pm & 7pm; Live Music Recital: 4.30pm Directed by Manousos Manousakis, the film narrates the love story of a Jewish woman and a Christian man in Thessaloniki in 1942 during the German occupation. The story unfolds around an ouzeri, where Vasilis Tsitsanis, one of the most prominent composers of rebetiko, performs. The film is based on the book Ouzeri Tsitsanis by George Skabardonis. Film duration: 125 minutes; language: […]

Oct
19

The Geography of Cyprus in the Middle of the 19th Century

Dr Christos Chalkias, Professor of Applied Geography in the Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens, will present the research collaboration between the Department and the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, which produced a cartographic database and a web application presenting the vast range of geographical, historical and cultural information included in Lord Kitchener’s historical map of Cyprus. Supporting printed material, in both Greek and English will be available. Free entry; booking […]

Oct
19

Maria Callas, The Sacred Flame – A Tribute to the Legendary Diva

Maria Callas, The Sacred Flame – A Tribute to the Legendary Diva on the 40th Anniversary of her Death An illustrated lecture with Helena Matheopoulos dedicated to the famous soprano. Helena Matheopoulos will answer questions such as what was the secret of the living legend’s artistry, why her records still outsell every other artist’s records, what makes Maria Callas a unique artist and explains her immortality. Free entry; booking essential […]

Sep
21

A Benaki Museum event for the Leigh Fermor House

A Benaki Museum event for the Patrick Leigh Fermor House. Speakers: Irini Geroulanou Member of the Board of Trustees and Member of the Executive Committee, Benaki Museum The Benaki Museum and the Leigh Fermor donation: what has been done so far George Manginis Academic Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Benaki Museum The operation of the Patrick Leigh Fermor House: brainstorming for the future John Kittmer Writer and former Ambassador […]

Aug
17

An evening dedicated to Aristotle

Event title: “An Evening dedicated to Aristotle”   “Aristotle’s tomb at Stageira: an archaeological revelation” An illustrated lecture in Greek by Archaeologist Kostantinos Sismanidis   (translation available)   “Aristotle on emotions and values in decision making” An illustrated lecture in English by Professor Theodore Scaltsas   “Aristotle: an inspiration for our health and being?” An illustrated lecture in English by Dr Eleni Tsiompanou   Open to the public – More info […]

Aug
17

Asclepian Oration

A lecture by the current President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Prof Sir Simon Wessely, on a subject of Mental Health– title to follow. The Asclepian Oration is an annual event organised by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association. The aim is to offer high quality lectures by renowned experts on mental health matters of interest to the general public. Free entry; booking essential: [email protected] Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U […]

Aug
11

The Louvre Murder Club

The Louvre Museum is a vast crime scene. Murder is omnipresent on canvas, in marble or clay. Christos Markogiannakis is a criminologist and art lover. With a magnifying glass and a scalpel in hand, he analyzes infamous mythological, biblical and historical murders, from ancient Greek amphorae to 19th-century paintings. All in the pursuit of hidden truths: Who is the murderer and what is their motive? Who is the victim and […]