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<span class="normal-title-blue"> <!--img src="images/darkbluedot.gif"-->Current and forthcoming Greek events in London</span> <br><img src="titre.gif" width="403" height="15"></td> </tr> </table> <br /> <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Lectures&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14"> "An evening dedicated to Mouth Athos" </span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date:</b>Friday 12 of October 2018 <br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b><br /><br /> A panel discussion in English with:<br /> - Graham Speake (Author / The Friends of Mount Athos)<br /> - Konstantinos Rigopoulos (Architect)<br /> - Alice-Mary Talbot (Scholar/Historian)<br /> - Reverend Douglas Dales (Author)<br /> - Father Nikonas (St Paul s Monastery, Mount Athos) [Invited]<br /> <br /> Organised by the Macedonbian Society of Great Britain. <br /> Reservations essential at sec@macedonia.org.uk <br /><br /> <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Theatre&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Six Nights in Acropolis with Stamatis Kraounakis</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b>  Six Nights in Acrobolis , the only completed novel written by the Nobel laureate poet George Seferis, is a narrative of confessions, love and friendship, and it revolves around an aspiring poet, and the visits of seven young friends to Acropolis on six consecutive nights of full moon. The poet, a would-be Greek, is someone who after years abroad, cannot see how to  find my path in my own country and compares himself to the reproduction on the Acropolis of a caryatid that was spirited away to the British Museum a century before. The moonlight on the Acropolis is almost a character in its own right,  that plunged over all like a fishnet woven of violet steel. <br /> Directed by Anastasia Revi <br /> Based on the novel by George Seferis <br /> Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm <br /> Sunday 30 September 3.30pm and 7.30pm <br /> Tickets: 25, Hellenic Centre Members and concessions 20 <br /> Language: Greek and English <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Every Brilliant Thing     )</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Friday 09 - Sunday 11 November 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> he Greek production of the worldwide smash-hit play, watched by thousands of people in Greece and Cyprus over the last two years, comes to London for the first time. <br /> Directed by Ioli Andreadi <br /> Performed by Melina Theocharidou <br /> For more information and bookings please call 02074875060 <br /><br /> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Presentations&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Saving the Greece we Love</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Wednesday 24 February 2016 [19:15]<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> A lecture by Prof Liz James. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org. Organised by the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and the Hellenic Centre. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Business&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Reload Greece Conference: The Power of the Global Community</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Saturday 29 March 2014<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b>Reload Greece will host its second conference in London on March 29th, 2014 at the Hellenic Centre of London. This year s conference theme,  The Power of the Global Community , will highlight the role that the global community can play in shaping the future of a developing economy. The one- day conference, will explore Greece as a case study, and is expected to draw 250 aspiring entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. <br /> The conference will explore the benefits of setting up a new venture connected to a Mediterranean country, such as Greece, while focusing on people who are already successfully using entrepreneurial models that are global in their location or approach. Having set up the tone of the day, the audience will participate in interactive workshops that will provide them with useful knowledge around the tools and resources available that can help them make an impact on an international level. <br /> The program will feature presentations by distinguished speakers and experts involved in their field such as Greg Pappas, founder of the Greek America Foundation, Luis Jeronimo, project manager of  Ideias De Origem Portuguesa , a project funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Stathis Haikalis, Co-Founder of UpGreekTourism and Periklis Papadopoulos, NASA astrophysicist. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Community&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">The Hellenic Centre Bazaar</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Sunday 19 June 2016 [11:00 - 17:00]<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> Stavroula Thoma interprets folk inspired solo piano repertoire, and communicates the originality and idiomatic character of this unique fusion. <br /> Programme to include Muzio Clementi, Fantasia and Variations on Au Clair de la Lune, op.44 ; Frederic Chopin, Polonaize op.71 in D minor, Mazurkas, op. 68 (complete set); Mikis Theodorakis, Sonatina; Faidros Kavallaris, Eftrapelon a satirical lullaby; ErnQ Dohnnyi, Ruralia Hungarica op. 32a. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org. Organised by the Hellenic Centre. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Music&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">A Hellenic Journey  piano recital</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Friday 06 October 2017 [17:30]<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> 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. <br /> Bookings essential: 02075639835 or press@helleniccentre.org. <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Louis Demetrius Alvanis  Piano Recital</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Sunday 08 October 2017 [16:00]<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Steiner Hall, Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT<br /> <b>Details: </b> Louis Demetrius Alvanis  piano recital. International Concert Series. <br /> Programme includes music by Chopin, FeBland and Liszt. Tickets: <br /> Full price: 20, 18, 15 Concessions: 16, 14, 12 <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Autumn Kantades Ionian Evening</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Friday 13 October 2017 [19:30]<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Jakob s 20 Gloucester Road SW5 4RB<br /> <b>Details: </b> 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.<br /> Your contribution will help raise funds for The Children in Need, the much needed charity during this very critical financial situation in Greece. <br /> Event information and bookings: 020 7321 4181 or ctolondon@btconnect.com. <br /><br /> --> <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Exhibitions&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Frequencies Awakening</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS <b>Details: </b>  Frequencies Awakening will be opening at the Great Hall of the Hellenic Centre on the 21st September 2018, as part of the annual Open House Weekend. A dramatic change of life concluded a spiritual awakening, after London born School Teacher and Artist, Andrew Polyviou, was diagnosed with Cancer in June 2014. Polyviou is forever grateful to his family, friends, the University College London Hospital and the McMillan Centre, who helped in his thriving success of overcoming it, whilst achieving wellbeing far greater than before. Polyviou now invites you to take a creative journey through his inspired expressions since 2014, where he used Art therapy on his road to physical and mental recovery. Oil painting and photography are his favoured mediums which he uses to capture his ideas and visions. <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Beautiful Moments of LIFE</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Thursday 01 - Sunday 04 november 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS <b>Details: </b> Tonia Theodorou began her career in Italy after completing her studies in Florence. Her creations are based on the two elements of movement and transformation. By using these two elements, she aims to help women of today change the shape of their jewellery according to any occasion and to their specific need. The originality of Tonia s work is that each design has its own story. <br /><br /> Meet the Artist: Thursday 1st of November: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm <br /><br /> Phone: 02074875060 <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">17th  19th Century Icons Exhibition</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>SundAY 25 November 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS <b>Details: </b> Exhibition organised by the Andipa Gallery and the Ionian Society. <br /><br /> Phone: 0780877946 <br /><br /> Email: mariaandipa@gmail.com <br /><br /> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Book presentations&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14"> <a target="all" href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1509815686/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=1509815686&linkCode=as2&tag=net1gr-21&linkId=10ef743bef14a3a30eec8ff728d2eead"> Secrets under the Sun , by Nadia Marks</a> </span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Thursday 17 May 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> Agni Kapuscinska, a performance artist, actress and teacher, uses a unique physical language which Dimitris Kourakos sets to capture with his photographic lens; together, they are working in a collaborative way which is still evolving. This multidisciplinary project  Where Do You Come From is an ongoing video, photography and performance work always progressing, unfolding deep feelings and thoughts to the audience. Accordring to the two artists,  the Animal symbolism is simply an animal within, the sacred connection we have with nature, that part that we often neglect. We all share one Spirit the essence of living energy, interconnecting our lives in the most profound ways. It s a long forgotten link to our ancient past where Therianthropes existed in the consciousness of our ancestors and were portrayed in prehistoric Art on rocks and caves and were preserved within legends and myths . <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Philosophy & Leadership by Ioannis Fikas</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Friday 04 May 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS <b>Details: </b> A unique opportunity for a philosophical journey through the civilizations of the five continents. Ioannis Fikas will present the role of the ancient city and the sacred geography, which is the bridge between the earthly and the celestial world through his book Philosophy & Leadership. <br /> His presentation will ultimately shed light on the vital importance of philosophy, which liberates the soul from flaws and faults and prepares it for the understanding of truth. <br /> The book Philosophy & Leadership contains twelve lectures on education, art, philosophy and culture, which were given at Universities in Moscow, Athens and London. The book promotes the comparative studies of ancient cultures, art and western and eastern philosophy. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Poetry&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Change of guard ( ) by Clelia Charissis </span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Wednesday 21 March 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS <b>Details: </b>As part of the International Poetry Day, Greek-Italian journalist and poet, Clelia Charissis, is presenting her poetry collection, Change of Guard, translated in English by globally recognised Greek poet, Katerina Anghelaki Rooke. A special evening dedicated to English and Greek poets whose art (talks, music and singing, acting) translates into words , revealing the human desire to communicate, migrating from youth to experience. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Cinema&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">11th annual London Greek Film Festival</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Monday 07 - Saturday 12 May 2017 2017<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT<br /> <b>Details: </b> 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! <br /><br /> 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). <br /><br /> For further information <a target="all" href="http://www.londongreekfilmfestival.com/index.htm"><b>please click here</b></a>. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Sport&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Basketball: GREECE vs Great Britain</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Friday 24 November 2017<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Leicester Arena, Leicester<br /> <b>Details: </b> Basketball world cup qualifier game between GREECE and Great Britain <br /> <table> <tr> <td valign="top"> <img height=24 width=32 src="icons/tickets.png"></span></b></a><br /><br /> </td> <td valign="top"> &nbsp;<a target="all" href="http://tidd.ly/2af54069"><b><span class="redheader">Buy your tickets here!</span> </td> </tr> </table> <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Culture&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Celebration of Christian and Greek literature</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Friday 3 February <br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> An event organised by the Archdiocese of Thyateira. <br /> Further information on 020 7723 4787. <br /> Supported by the Hellenic Centre <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">The Cretan (An hymn to love)</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Saturday 18 March <br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> Dionysios Solomos s masterpiece, transferred on stage by Marios Iordanou (director) and Sofia Kazantzian (choreographer), comes to London following performances in Athens, Zakynthos, Zurich and Munich. Poetry, dance, music and physical performance combine to tell us the story of the shipwrecked Cretan who faces supernatural phenomena in trying to save his beloved. The performance in London is part of a 2017 tour in European capitals, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to mark the 160 years from Solomos s death. Marios Iordanou and Sofia Kazantzian, awarded by UNESCO for their theatrical work on Solomos, are joined on stage by dancer Valentino Valassis. <br /> The play is 70 minutes without interval and it will be in Greek; copies of the English translation will be available for non Greek speakers. <br /> Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org. <br /> Organised by the Hellenic Centre. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Tradition</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Tsiknopempti</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Thursday 08 February 2017 [19:30]<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> Celebration of Greek Carnival with food,music and Greek dancing. Bookings and further information on the numbers provided. <br /> Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon Phone: 02077941353 / 02082090078 Email: soula.moraitis@morfam.co.uk / enquiries@lykiontonhellinidon.co.uk --> <!-- <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Kathara Deytera Celebration</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Monday 19 February 2017 [19:00]<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> Kathara Deftera marks the end of the Carnival and the beginning of Greek Orthodox Lent that prepares us for Easter. <br /> 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 <br /> Phone: 0207 487 5060 <br /> Tickets 20, concessions 18, Hellenic Centre Members 16 <br /> Bookings at https://hckatharadeftera.eventbrite.co.uk <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Religious&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Byzantine Chant in the Anglosphere</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Wednesday 06 June 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> The School of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and the Department of Music of City , University of London present an evening honouring the contributions of the late Archimandrite Ephrem Lash to the dissemination of Byzantine musical traditions in the English- speaking world. A panel of distinguished speakers including Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia and Fr Andrew Louth will be followed by a member of Cappella Romana and the School of Byzantine Music presenting a selection of liturgical chants. This event is part of the Summer Sounds Festival of the Music Department of City, University of London. <br /> Speakers/Musicians<br /> <br /> His Excellency, Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia <br /> The Revd. Professor Andrew Louth <br /> John Boyer, Protopsaltis of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco <br /> Richard Barrett, Executive Director of the St John of Damascus Society <br /> Cappella Romana  Dr Alexander Lingas, Musical Director <br /> Cantors from the School of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain  Vasilis Maroulas and Dr Dimitris Skrekas, directors <br /><br /> Phone: 02075639835 / Email: press@helleniccentre.org <br /><br /> --> <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Comedy&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">   Reloaded </span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Thursday 27 September 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden, London <b>Details: </b> Outstanding improv trio, Lambros Fisfis, Zissis Roumbos and Dimitris Makalias bring their live show "   Reloaded" to London. Performed in Greek. <br /> Tickets 15 (Students 12)<br /> Doors: 7pm / Show: 8.00pm - 10.00pm For further information and bookings please <a target="all" href="http://www.greekcomedylondon.co.uk">click here</a> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Xrysa Katsarini - "Hit The Road Xrysa!" </span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Monday 11 November 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN <b>Details: </b> Greek stand up comedian Xrysa Katsarini brings her show, "Hit The Road Xrysa!" to London, on October 26th. Performed in Greek. Tickets 20 / 28 <br /> Doors: 6.30pm / Show: 7.30pm - 9.00pm<br /> For further information and bookings please <a target="all" href="http://www.greekcomedylondon.co.uk">click here</a> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Angelo Tsarouchas - "Appetite for Discussion" </span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Monday 11 November 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b>229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN <b>Details: </b> Greek/Canadian stand up comedian Angelo Tsarouchas, brings his latest show "Appetite for Discussion" to London on November 11th for his European tour. Performed in English.<br /> Tickets 20 / 28 <br /> Doors: 6.30pm / Show: 7.30pm - 9.00pm<br /> For further information and bookings please <a target="all" href="http://www.greekcomedylondon.co.uk">click here</a> <br /><br /> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Various&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">London Greek Wine Festival</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Saturday, 8 October & Sunday, 9 October 2016 <br /> <b>Venue: </b>West Handyside Canopy - Handyside Street, London, N1C<br /> <b>Details: </b> The London Greek Wine Festival is a showcase of the best of Greek wines, brought to you by Theodore Kyriakou and the team at The Greek Larder. It launched in 2015 for the first time and was an overwhelming success, immersing guests in all things Greek wine...<br /> Everything from understanding the origins, indigenous grapes and their characteristics, influence of terroir and more, through to life's simpler and divine pleasures of exemplary food and a jubilant atmosphere.<br /> We are thrilled to be putting on another festival this year which is set to be bigger and better, bringing together the most exciting producers from across Greece. We're delighted that the festival will be hosted by Olly Smith. Olly is a multi-award winning wine expert, TV personality, author and columnist, and we can't think of anyone better placed for the job.<br /> The festival is for everyone, the curious, the professional, the discerning or just the casual visitor who wishes to relax and indulge with us. Not forgetting the fantastic contribution from the guest speakers and hosts, generously sharing their insightful knowledge and stories with all of our festival audience.<br /> <br /> For further information and tickets <a target="all" href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-greek-wine-festival-tickets-26054704322?aff=es2"><b>please click here</b></a>. --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Various&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Modern Greek Printmaking</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Wednesday 07 - Friday 23 May 2014<br /> <b>Venue: </b>12 Star Gallery, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU<br /> <b>Details: </b> Selected works from the Yannis Papaconstantinou Collection. <br /> To celebrate the Greek Presidency of the EU Council (January  June 2014), and in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in London, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, UK presents the exhibition Modern Greek Printmaking: Selected works from the Yannis Papaconstantinou Collection. The exhibition is organized under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece and is part of the HFC s Greece in Britain series of events, illustrating the wealth and diversity of contemporary Greek culture. <br /> Featuring prints by forty five leading 20th century Greek artists, this exhibition will include woodcuts, copper engravings, etchings, lithographs and lino cuts -some of them rare- from the collection of Yannis Papaconstantinou, who has curated the show. Representative of the major artists and trends in 20th century Greek printmaking, the selection on display is drawn from one of the most important private Greek print collections which encompasses more than 1,000 works by 250 Greek artists of the 19th and 20th century. <br /><br /> --> <!-- <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Greece is the Word</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> The Culture Behind the Crisis: What You Need to Know <br /> Greece Is The Word! is a celebration of modern Greek culture and a cutting-edge, creative response to the Greek crisis. Join historian Bettany Hughes, novelist Victoria Hislop, BBC correspondent Paul Mason and a pantheon of Greek stars for a lively day of debate and performance. Enjoy poetry from inspirational performer Katerina Iliopoulou, comedy from brilliant stand-up Katerina Vrana, top analysis from journalist Maria Margaronis and lyrical literature from Ioanna Karystiani and Alexis Stamatis. <br /> Book for two events for a 15% discount, or book for all three for a 20% discount. All events are in English. <br /> Supported by Arts Council England and the European Commission <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">Greek Choir</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Sessions start on Friday, 28 of September 2012<br /> <b>Venue: </b>Arachne Greek Cypriot Women's Group, 13-15 Hercules Street, London N7 6AT<br /> <b>Details: </b>Free lessons for all ages. Come and learn with us Greek and Cypriot songs! Sessions start on Friday, 28 of September 2012 and they will continue every Friday at 16:45 - 18:15pm. For further information please telephone Arachne on 020 7263 6261 or email info@arachne-group.org <br /><br /> --> <!-- <br /><br /><span class="header1">&nbsp;Children activities&nbsp;</span> <br /><br /> <b><span class="normal-text-blue14">    A sugary recipe</span></b><br /> <span class="normal-text-blue12"> <b>Date: </b>Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March 2018<br /> <b>Venue: </b><a target="all" href="http://www.helleniccentre.org">Hellenic Centre</a>, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS<br /> <b>Details: </b> <br /> Fournos Theatre brings to London the story of Sugar Renos, a very special confectioner. <br /> 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   - 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). <br /> 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. <br /> Further information and bookings: 02074875060 --> <br /><br /> </td> </tr> </table> <img width="1260" height="2" src="images/darkbluedot.gif"><br /><span class="normal-header-blue"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#169;&nbsp<a href="http://www.greeklondon.net">GreekLondon.Net</a>, 2004 - 2017&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@greeklondon.net&subject=greekLondon feedback">info@greeklondon.net</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | Last update on 29/07/2018