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     Current and forthcoming Greek events in London



 Lectures 

Panel discussion: “Saving Greece: Lessons from the past, challenges for the future”
Date:Friday 12 May 2017 [19:00]
Venue: The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS

Details:
The Macedonian Society of Great Britain invites you to a panel discussion on the Greek Crisis. The panel will talk about the economic, political and social challenges that Greece is facing. It will address some pivotal questions about the Greek debt crisis and its effects on the social fabric and political system.

Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute: Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics. London School of Economics and Political Science
Panel Discussants:
Professor Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University,
Mrs Vicky Pryce, Economist and Business Consultant,
Mr Simon Nixon, Chief European Commentator, Wall Street Journal,
Mr Yannis Palaiologos, Reporter of Kathimerini newspaper and Author,
Dr Chrysa Lamprinakou, Research Associate, The Constitution Unit, UCL

Organised by the Macedonian Socidety of Great Britain

Cyprus Lecture: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment – The Case of Cyprus
Date:Tuesday 05 December 2017 [18:30]
Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
Details:
The under-representation of women in all fields of citizens’ activity is a well-documented fact in many countries. This presentation aims at investigating the representation of women in Cyprus with emphasis on their under-representation in positions of power. Comparisons with the situation in the other countries of the European Union will highlight the barriers women face in their attempt to enter and succeed in decision-making posts. Research-based data attest to the negative stereotypes towards and prejudices against women, the myths that prevent change and the divide between official rhetoric of equality and the policy and measures that should realize it. In this context the role of mass media and education has been investigated and their problematic approach on the issue of gender equality has been scrutinized. The presentation points to the need for the development of dialogue between men and women on the implementation of policy measures that will change the culture of inequality and naturalization of women’s inferiority.
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 Exhibitions 

"The birds and the trees"
Date: Tuesday 11 April to Thursday 04 May 2017
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Afrodite Papadouli experiments with various materials (watercolours, ink on paper, acrylics on canvas and on wood) to create images which evoke the human need to be attached to their oprigins but also the need to be free and to escape.
Meet the artist: Tuesday 11 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm.
For opening hours call 020 7487 5060.

Constantinople
Date: Monday 8 May to Tuesday 16 May 2017
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Greek painter Andreas Georgiadis attempts an artistic immersion in the historical landscape of Constantinople - a walk through space and time, narrating seventeen centuries of history in detail.
His works present both famous and unknown places, which constitute an emotional portrait of the city.
Meet the artist: Monday 8 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm.
For opening hours call 020 7487 5060.

Pathos beyond Words
Date: Tuesday 11 April to Thursday 27 April 2017
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Maria Fotaki exhibits her religious themed paintings.
Meet the artist: Thursday 20 April, 5.30pm-7.30pm; visitors will have the opportunity to discuss with the artist and experience an interactive performance.
For opening hours call 020 7487 5060.



 Book presentations 

Book signing:
Among The Lemon Trees

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017 [19:15]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Author and journalist Nadia Marks presents her debut novel, a wondrous and enthralling story that explores long lost love and family secrets, all set in the evocative landscape of the Aegean islands.
Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org.



 Cinema 

10th annual London Greek Film Festival
Date: Wednesday 14 - Sunday 20 May 2017 2017
Venue: Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
Details: The London Greek Film Festival it is annual; aims to be the international meeting point for Greek film from across the world. The London Greek Film Festival aims also, to be the crossroad between West and East for the Greek filmmaking, introducing the modern Greek film to the international public. London Greek Film Festival fosters a challenge for Greek origin and International film directors, producers, screen writers, moving image artists and actors from all over the world, to showcase their work!

The London Greek Film Festival is a project that promotes Greek or Greek related feature fiction films, short films, documentaries, animation, experimental films, video art and other kinds of moving image and filmmaking; promotes and supports also, the Greek culture in general, emphasising in modern authors, creators and artists and in ancient Greek culture. Founder and artistic director of the festival is the Film/Theatre Director and Writer, Christos Prosylis. Starting on 2008 from the scratch, we are willing to make the London Greek Film Festival one of the cities’ greatest celebrations of Greek culture. London Greek Film Festival is a project developed by CosmoCinema Ltd, owned and administrated by London Greek Film Festival Ltd, based in London, UK. The London Greek Film Festival is annual and provides a welcoming space to artists, filmmakers, producers, actors, practitioners, academics, technologists and art-film lovers for discussion, education and networking. Films and screenplays accepted, from: Greek Origin Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with no specific subject in their work (Greek Diaspora or Greek-Cypriots included), or International Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with film or screenplay related to Greece (i.e. subject, myths, history or filming in Greece).

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Film screening: Astero (Αστέρω - 1929)
Date: Wednesday 5 April 2017 [19:15]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Premiered in April 1929, Astero, is considered one of the most famous Greek silent films of the early 20th century cinema.
The film had been lost, but thanks to a search for lost European films by the European programme Lumiere, a copy was found and restored by the National Greek Film Archive. Following a successful projection at the Athens Conservatoire in 2016. With live music accompaniment by the composer Philip Tsalachouris.



 Comedy 

Michael Mathioudakis & Byron Theodoropoulos
Date: Monday 29 May 2017
Venue: Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EP
Details: Greek stand up Michael Mathioudakis performs in the UK for the first time, with Byron Theodoropoulos. Performed in Greek. For further information and bookings please click here