Current and forthcoming Greek events in London



 Theatre 

'Mistero Buffo', with Panos Vlahos
Date: Wednesday 28 February - Saturday 03 March 2018
Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH
Details: Ark4Art presents 'Mistero Buffo', with Panos Vlahos directed by Lyto Triantafyllidou. A modern clown entertains his audience by performing a provocative Comical Mystery. Mistero Buffo, written in 1969 by Nobel Prize winning playwright Dario Fo, is a political exploration of popular Medieval Mysteries, consisting of several scenes re-imagining stories from the Bible and establishing new protagonists against religious rule.
Tickets available here




 Lectures 

“Beyond Brexit: What comes next for EU nationals?
The Brexit effect on the status of EU citizens: Greeks in the post Brexit bargain”

Date:Thursday 15 MArch 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details:
A panel discussion with:
  - Vicky Price (Economist)
  - Jolyon Maugham (QC)
  - Dr Nikos Monastiriotis (LSE)
  - Nikos Konstantaras (journalist, Kathimerini newspaper)

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain
RSVP – by 10th November 2017 (Booking essential)
Telephone: 07904 086677 or E-mail: sec@macedonia.org.uk

Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor
Date:Monday 19 March 2018 [19:15]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: The close friendship between Niko Gkika, John Craxton and Patrick Leigh Fermor lasted for fifty years until the end of their lives. The lecture in English, by Evita Arapoglou, organised to mark the exhibition Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor at the British Museum, will focus on how deeply their shared love of the Greek world, influenced their work. Photographs from their lives, letters and dedications, together with images of their works of art and excerpts from evocative writings, will narrate the story of this significant friendship and of the charm of living in Greece.
Email: press@helleniccentre.org / Phone: 02075639835



 Exhibitions 

Angelos - "Let there be light"
Date: Saturday 28 April - Tuesday 08 May 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: Immersive retrospective exhibition of renowned Greek artist Angelos

Point of “You” – aintings pxhibition by Dora Constantinou
Date: Friday 02 March - Monday 19 March 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: Behind doors, windows and keyholes there is always something hiding. A man’s story that wants to be told, a few moments that risk being lost in oblivion if they are not captured.
This is Dora’s starting point; through the other. She tries to become the other in order to be able to ‘translate’ his sadness, cry or hope in the picture. In a picture that provokes thought and in a thought that can lead to consciousness/ awareness.
But what happens when there is no one in the room? The answer is that there exists his absence and what he leaves behind him/her. His/her expectation for something which had never happened and that’s why he/she left. There is always the other one. Even if he/ she is not there, It is important that he/she was once there. And because oblivion is what man is most afraid of, existing through the lens of others is of paramount importance.

Photographic exhibitiopn: "Impressions of the Peloponnese"
Date: Wednesday 21 March - Thursday 12 April 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: Chosen out of her vast collection, RAVENNA MONCREIFF‘s captivating photographs of olive trees, flowers, mountains, the sea and historic towns, will take us on a journey to the Southern Peloponnese during Sring time.

 Book presentations 

Nasso, by Prof Franco Rampazzo
Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Prof Franco Rampazzo is a visiting professor at Imperial College (he is from the University of Padua) and a mathematician, but he has also written a partly historical novel in Italy – the title is ‘Nasso’ the way Italians called the Greek Island of Naxos. There are two time horizons in the novel, the present time and the WW2 time, after September 8 1943, when Italy changed side…
The story includes a romance in the war time, which will have an unexpected influence on the protagonist of the present time. A good part of the novel is settles in Naxos, both in the present time and at the war time, but there is also a connection with London through a main character of the book, an English composer who had searched peace in the island and instead found himself victim of the cruelty of the war. The book is going to be published in print in Greek.



 Cinema 

11th annual London Greek Film Festival
Date: Monday 07 - Saturday 12 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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 Sport 

Basketball: GREECE vs Great Britain
Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Venue: Leicester Arena, Leicester
Details: Basketball world cup qualifier game between GREECE and Great Britain


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 Tradition

Tsiknopempti
Date: Thursday 08 February 2017 [19:30]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Celebration of Greek Carnival with food,music and Greek dancing. Bookings and further information on the numbers provided.
Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon Phone: 02077941353 / 02082090078 Email: soula.moraitis@morfam.co.uk / enquiries@lykiontonhellinidon.co.uk

Kathara Deytera Celebration
Date: Monday 19 February 2017 [19:00]
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: Kathara Deftera marks the end of the Carnival and the beginning of Greek Orthodox Lent that prepares us for Easter.
Carnival is at an end and we meet on this special Monday to celebrate the beginning of Greek Lent with traditional food,live music by Kourelou and lots of dancing. Organised by the Hellenic Centre
Phone: 0207 487 5060
Tickets £20, concessions £18, Hellenic Centre Members £16
Bookings at https://hckatharadeftera.eventbrite.co.uk



 Comedy 

Basilelicious live & hilarious!
Date: Sunday 25 February 2018
Venue: Millfield Theatre, Silver St, Edmonton, London N18 1PJ
Details: BASILELICIOUS LIVE & HILARIOUS, stand up comic, Basile, is returning to the Millfield Theatre for the 3rd year running due to demand! Basile is a Greek American & his speciality is simply making fun of the way he has been brought up Greek in America and this hit home to many Greeks & Cypriots who live here, in the UK and to those who married into these families! Absolutely must see & hear! For a night of laughter book now!
For further information and bookings please cliske here



 Children activities 

Μία ζαχαρένια συνταγή – A sugary recipe
Date: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details:
Fournos Theatre brings to London the story of Sugar Renos, a very special confectioner.
Renos ives in a city up in the clouds and makes the most amazing sweets for fairy tale characters. One day he decides to make something sweet for those who live on the Earth. But this proves rather difficult as the three Little Pigs and the Little Red Riding Hood feel that they are left out. This interactive play is based on the book Μια ζαχαρενια Συνταγη- A Sugary Recipe, a story of love and solidarity by Greek author and police officer Foteini Konstantopoulou, who has received an award by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The play will be followed by Easter activities such as decorating the traditional Easter candle (labada), making Easter bunnies and Easter baskets filled with colourful eggs. Duration of play: one hour with no interval; language: Greek ; suitable for children over 3. Tickets £15 adults, £13 children over 3; adults admitted only if accompanying children.
Further information and bookings: 02074875060


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