Current and forthcoming Greek events in London



 Lectures/Panel Discussions 

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 

"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
Tickets: 17:15 | 20:00kings please click here



 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





 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
Web: https://karaghiozislondon.eventbrite.co.uk


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