Current and forthcoming Greek events in London



 Lectures 

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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 Exhibitions 

From Realism to Abstract
Paintings Exhibition by Phaedon Constantinidis

Date: Saturday 11 - Thursday 30 November 2017
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: Phaedon Constantinidis is a professional artist painter and photographer. In addition to 40 plus years of studio art, he has experience in publishing and graphic design. Phaedon is a full time professional artist continuing to create realistic art work.



 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 

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 https://evenbrite.co.uk.



 Comedy 

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
Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dimitris-dimopoulos-tickets-34983335097