Current and forthcoming Greek events in London

 Lectures/Panel Discussions 

“Alexander the Great coinage”
Date: Friday 18 October 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: A discussion in English with:
Professor Andrew Meadows, New College, Oxford
Mrs Frédérique Duyrat, Director of the department des Monnaies, médailles et antiques der Pariser Bibliothèque nationale de France
Dr Simon Glenn, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
A bridge between different cultures and different periods. Presentation of global culture heritage in a transactional environment
Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain.
Free entry, booking essential.
Online bookings

“Myths and psychotherapy”
Date: Friday 18 October 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Speakers: Christos Papalekas and Dr Christos Papakyriakopoulos
The presentation will be an approach to the deeper mental structures having as a tool the myth of Theseus and Ariadne, which accurately reflects the inner conflicts of the psyche mirrored in the every day human experience.
Using the Myth as a guide we will explore main values systems and their importance in emotional regulation (anxiety, depression, guilt etc.).
We will also expand on the significance of family dynamics for the psychological development of children and how mythology can inform modern parenting.
We are inspired by the links between philosophy, mythology and psychotherapy. Our axiom is the ultimate therapy, ‘KNOW THYSELF’. It is an attitude and stance to life leading man to the sacred art of ‘Well Being’ (EY ZHN).

Stratis Myrivilis Presentation
Date: Tuesdya 08 October 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: The presentation will be in Greek.
More information coming soon.


The Nature and the History in the Paintings and the Gobelins from Greece, Cyprus and Mediterranean
Date: Driday 5 - Thursday 11 July 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS
Details: Libuse Mikova-Mika, born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, has lived and worked mainly in Prague but has lived and worked in St.Albans, UK for the last fourteen years.
Her work continues in the tradition of classical art in Europe. The spiritual background of the artists’ art, craft and talent is pessimistic, with a great admiration of God, nature, the kingdom of the earth and the ocean sea.
The artist works in many mediums including cotton, wool, oil, pastel, clay for modelling with limestone for carving statues and many more. Using natural and synthetic colours to dye the material for weaving and bobbin lace. But her main interest is in making tapestry or gobelin.
The artist says of travelling
“I was deeply touched by the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria, Marseilles, the Amalfi coast, Calabria, Sicily, Syracuse, Trieste, Dubrovnik, Athens and Constantinople. I was fascinated by South Amazonia in the area of Pucallpa in Peru, the lost civilisation of the Incas, and the Pacific Ocean.”
From 2010 the Libuse Mitkova has studied the art and life of Leonardo da Vinci. And has been influenced by the English painter John Constable and the French painter Claude Monet. Work displayed here are the periods in her work: Peru, India, Egypt, South Africa, USA and Europe and Sicily.
Free entry


PAUSE – Cyprus Cinema Series
Date: Sunday 29 September 2019br /> Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Screening of the film “Pause” by Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali, as part of the programme Cyprus Cinema Series, organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and drinks reception.
Phone: 020 7321 4100
For further information please click here.

 Children activities 

Karaghiozis and the Riddles of the Vizier’s Daughter – Ο Καραγκιόζης και τα Αινίγματα της Βεζυροπούλας
Date: Sunday 23 June 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Shadow theatre puppet in Greek by Thodoris Kostidakis – an experienced shadow puppeteer, drama therapist and member of the Greek Association of Shadow Theatre.
While everybody tries to solve the riddles set by the Vizier’s daughter in order to earn her hand in marriage, Karaghiozis gets involved and messes everything up.
After the performance, the children will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop and create their own shadow theatre puppet. For more information and bookings:
Phone: 02074875060

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