Current and forthcoming Greek events in London


“An evening dedicated to Aristotle”
Date:Thursday 26 October 2017 [19:00]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Three letures dedicated to Aristotle:
“Aristotle's tomb at Stageira: an archaeological revelation"
An illustrated lecture in Greek by Archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis (English 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
Booking essential: Telephone: 07904 086677 or E-mail:
Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain

Nikos Kazantzakis: a retrospect, 60 years from his death
Date:Monday 09 October 2017 [19:00]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
The Anglo-Hellenic League presents a lecture by Professor Roderick Beaton on ‘Nikos Kazantzakis: a retrospect, 60 years from his death’. All welcome. Entrance free; but please register with Donations welcome.

Maria Callas – 40 years from her death
Date:Monday 30 October 2017 [19:15]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: The lecture will be dedicated to the famous soprano Maria Callas to mark forty years after her death. 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.
Booking essential: 02075639835 or

The Geography of Cyrus in the Middle of the 19th Century – Evidence from Lord Kitchener’s Historical Map of Cyprus (edition of 1985)
Date:Monday 20 Bovemner 2017 [19:15]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: 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 essential: 020 7563 9835 or

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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A Hellenic Journey – piano recital
Date: Friday 06 October 2017 [17:30]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Mezzo soprano Louisa Barry, along with soprano Elena Xanthoulakis, Christiana Aloneftis and conductor Anastasios Strikos will present a repertoire including Greek and Spanish folk songs composed by Ravel, Rodrigo, Seiber, De Falla, Hadjidakis and Konstantinidis.
Bookings essential: 02075639835 or

Louis Demetrius Alvanis – Piano Recital
Date: Sunday 08 October 2017 [16:00]
Venue: Steiner Hall, Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT
Details: Louis Demetrius Alvanis – piano recital. International Concert Series.
Programme includes music by Chopin, FeBland and Liszt. Tickets:
Full price: £20, £18, £15 Concessions: £16, £14, £12

Autumn Kantades Ionian Evening
Date: Friday 13 October 2017 [19:30]
Venue: Jakob’s 20 Gloucester Road SW5 4RB
Details: The Ionian Executive Committee and the President Maria Andipa will be happy to see you at the Autumn Kantades Ionian Evening; with live music by Pavlos,singing, dancing and get together, as well as a four course meal and a glass of wine.
Your contribution will help raise funds for The Children in Need, the much needed charity during this very critical financial situation in Greece.
Event information and bookings: 020 7321 4181 or


Andreas Georgiadis – Mediterranean Encounters
Date: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 Septermber 2017 (11am - 4pm)
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: The Greek painter sailing through key Mediterranean cities that marked the history of modern Europe, suggests a nostalgic journey in time and space inspired by literature gems of his favourite writers. Marcel Proust, Tomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, Honore de Balzac, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lambedusa, George Simenon, Lawrence Durrell, Pierre Loti and their significant literary impact direct a visual art trail to the cities of Venice, Alexandria, Constantinople, Marseille, Athens, Smyrna, Thessaloniki, Naples via Andreas Georgiadis’s compositions.

Inference’s Inference – Η Εικασία της Εικασίας- Paintings Exhibition by Kostas Spiropoulos
Date: Tuesday 03 - Monday 30 October 2017 (11am - 4pm)
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Professor of Medicine, but also acting Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Kostas Spiropoulos will be presenting his paintings exhibition throughout October.
Initially titled “Assumptions over Assumptions”, it is heavily influenced by Plato’s Theory of Forms.
Special reference has been made to his work by highly acclaimed Greek and international painters and art historians , while the Italian Academy of Fine Arts features his name among other representatives of modern European Painting (2016 Edition).


Cloudy Sunday/Ouzeri Tsitsanis
Date: Sunday 19 November 2017 [14:00 & 19:00]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: The movie, directed by Manoussos Manoussakis, narrates the story between a Jewish girl and a Christian boy during the German occupation in Thessaloniki During World War II.
The story takes place in an ouzeria, where Tsitsanis, one of the greatest Greek composers, librettists and singers in the 20th century, works. The film is based on the book ‘Ouzeri Tsitsanis’ by George Skarbadonis.
There will be two screenings of the movie to choose from (2pm and 7pm), a live music recital will take place in between the two screenings (4.30pm).
Film Duration: 2h 5 minutes
Tickets £15, HC members £12. Bookings on 02074875060 or


Stand up comedy: Dimitris Dimopoulos
Date: Sunday 03 December2017 [19:30]
Venue: Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EP
Details: Greek stand up comedian Dimitris Dimopoulos performs in the UK for the first time, on December 3rd. Show in Greek.
Tickets £17
Doors: 6.30pm, Show: 7.30pm - 9.30pm