Current and forthcoming Greek events in London



 Lectures/Panel Discussions 

“Macedonia after the Prespes agreement
Date: Friday 17 May 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: A discussion in English with:
- Prof Konstantinos Grivas, University of Athens
- Prof Vassilis Fouskas, East London University
- Prof James Pettifer, Oxford University
Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain
Online bookings

In the Flow of Self-Knowledge, Tracing Roots of Psychopathology and Identity
Date: Tuesday 07 May 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: A presentation in English by Rev Dr Grigorios- Chrysostomos Tympas, author of the book In the Flow of Self-Knowledge, Tracing Roots of Psychopathology and Identity.
Supported by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association, UK. Organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon.
Free entry, booking essential.

“Aspects and Visions of Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery from the Renaissance onwards
Date: Wednesday 08 May 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Panel discussion organised by the Board of Directors of the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation about its newly published book ‘Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery (15th – 19th centuries): Identities, alterities, metamorphoses’ by Dr Aphrodite Kouria.
Free entry but booking essential.

EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS: Diversity and Inclusivity in the Age of Brexit
Date: Sunday 19 May 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: A panel discussion in English led by Dr Anastasios Maragiannis.
Organised by the Ionian Society.
Free entry, booking essential.

Cutting Close to Home: The Post-war Adoptions of Greek Children through the Cinematic Lens
Date: Sunday 07 June 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: An illustrated lecture by Gonda van Steen, Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, King’s College London.
Organised by the Society of Modern Greek Studies.
Free entry, booking essential.





 Theatre 

“Shirley Valentine” with Bessy Malfa
Date: Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 May 2019
Venue: The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY
Details: Alexandros Rigas presents the bittersweet comedy - monologue by Willy Russell, “Shirley Valentine”. Shirley Valentine is a dramatic monologue of a woman who tries to find if there are second chances in life. A play full of emotion, laughter, tears and surprises...for the pursuit of happiness.
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"A dog called Friki"
Date: Sunday 2 June 2019 [5:15pm & 8:00pm]
Venue: The Tabernacle Theatre, Notting Hill, 34-35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
Details: The love comedy “A dog called Friki – Ένας σκύλος που τον έλεγαν Friki” describes the second chance that life gives to a couple.
Margaret breaks up with her boyfriend after years of fighting, and decides to build her life from scratch. She finds a job and moves in a flat in the city centre. But in the apartment next door there is an unpleasant surprise for her: a grumpy, rude neighbour who’s not keen on his new neighbour.

With Maria Solomou and Dimitris Kouroubalis
Duration: 100 minutes
Performed in Greek




 Book Presentations 

Book Presentatkion: "Layers" by Christina Moutsou
Date: Thursday 28 February 2019 [19:00]
Venue: North London Tavern, 375 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7QB
Details: Across the years, four people, caught up in the maelstrom of a family secret, attempt to come to terms with its aftermath. From London to Athens, from Thessaloniki to Paris, their various trajectories form an intricate story like the many layers of a sumptuous cake. An inner journey and at the same time a kaleidoscope of perspectives, which has at its heart the never-ending search for redemption.
RSVP: cmoutsou@gmail.com
https://www.akakia.net/en/layers


Book Presentatkion: "Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation"
Date: Thursday 14 March 2019 [19:00]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Roderick Beaton (Emeritus Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, King’s College London) presents his new book – a history of events, politics, culture, arts, people and ideas- which tells the story of the Greek nation-state as well as that of the collective identity that goes with it.
Phone: 02075639835 / Email: press@helleniccentre.org



 Exhibitions 

Contemporary Iconography
Date: Tueday 21 - Friday 24 May 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: An exhibition by Greek-Cypriot artist Elena Papadopoulou. Under the Auspices of His Excellency the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Euripides L. Evriviades.
Meet the Artist: Tuesday 21 May, 7 pm.
Organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section.
Free entry

Exhibition of Kissonerghis paintings from Leventis Gallery Cyprus
Date: Thursday 06 - Sunday 30 June 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: Organised by A.G. Leventis Gallery Cyprus and the Hellenic Centre, supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
The exhibition will examine the relationship between Ioannis Kissonerghis and the landscape painting tradition created in Cyprus by traveller-artists, in particular British visitors or temporary residents of the island.
This event is part of the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the Hellenic Centre





 Poetry 

An evening with the poet Titos Patrikios
Date: Sunday 10 March 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: The Greek Library of London, in collaboration with the Poetry Office (Γραφείον Ποιήσεως), organise the honorary event «Poetry Finds You», which is dedicated to the life and works of Titos Patrikios.
The multi-faceted work of the award-winning poet will be showcased through a selection of poems both in English and Greek. The projection of relevant audiovisual material accompanied by piano music will present his life and work in a meaningful way.
The poet himself will attend the event and will participate in conversations with the public, allowing his readers the opportunity to discover aspects of his multilayered personality.


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