Current and forthcoming Greek events in London



 Lectures 

“The Macedonian Front 1915-1918: Soldiers, Nurses and Politicians at the Forgotten Front”
Date:Tuesday 17 April 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details:
A round table discussion. Donations welcome.
Organised by the Anglo – Hellenic League and the Macedonian Society of Great Britain

“Myths, History and Art. Twelve Essays on Art as Deception”
Date:Tuesday 24 April 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details:
An illustrated lecture in English by Sir Basil Markesinis QC, FBA
Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain
RSVP – by 120th April 2018 (Booking essential)
Telephone: 07904 086677 or E-mail: sec@macedonia.org.uk

Social Media and the Greek Language (In)visibility
Date:Friday 08 June 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details:
Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou – Nunes , Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics, King’s College London, will deliver a lecture titled :’ Social Media and the Greek Language (In) visibility”
Free entry; booking essential
Email: rk354@cam.ac.uk
Web: https://www.moderngreek.org.uk/society/welcome



 Theatre 

'Andronikos
Date: Thursday 10 MAy 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS

Details:
“Andronikos or the Painter” by Eurydice Perikleous Papadopoulou is a play inspired by the life and work of Costas Stathis, (1913 – 1987) an unknown, until recently, Cypriot painter, whose works are now being studied at TEPAK University in Limassol, Cyprus, and they are considered masterpieces of modern Cypriot painting.
The play had its first staging in Nicosia in 2016 with great success and excellent reviews. In October 2017 it was presented in Athens at the Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation.
Performed in Greek with English surtitles
Free entry; booking essential
https://culturalchc.co.uk




 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

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.

Kalliopi Lemos – All is to Be Dared
Date: Friday 16 March - Sunday 29 April 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: Kalliopi Lemos’ work continues to participate within a visual sphere of knowledge, perception and awareness into a global narrative. Approaching women’s issues with an acute sensitivity, All is to Be Dared opens up an important contemporary discourse about the role of femininity – both historically and in today’s world.



 Book presentations 

‘Secrets under the Sun’, by Nadia Marks
Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: A stunning romantic mystery by the sea, from Nadia Marks, author of the bestselling Among the Lemon Trees. On the island of Cyprus, in the small seaside town of Larnaka, three childhood friends have reunited for the funeral of Katerina, the much-loved old woman who had a profound effect on their lives.

Philosophy & Leadership by Ioannis Fikas
Date: Friday 04 May 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: 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.
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.
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.



 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).

For further information please click here.



 Religious 

Byzantine Chant in the Anglosphere
Date: Wednesday 06 June 2018
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: 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.
Speakers/Musicians

His Excellency, Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
The Revd. Professor Andrew Louth
John Boyer, Protopsaltis of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco
Richard Barrett, Executive Director of the St John of Damascus Society
Cappella Romana – Dr Alexander Lingas, Musical Director
Cantors from the School of Byzantine Music of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain – Vasilis Maroulas and Dr Dimitris Skrekas, directors

Phone: 02075639835 / Email: press@helleniccentre.org



 Comedy 

Silas Serafim
Date: Monday 28 May 2018
Venue: 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN, UK
Details: Greek stand up comedian Silas Serafim brings his latest show, a retelling of Greek history, to London on May 28th. Performed in Greek.
Tickets: £18
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8.30pm - 10.30pm For further information and bookings please click here




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