Current and forthcoming Greek events in London



 Lectures 



136 Hermes Street- and the painter George Pol. Georghiou
Date:Friday 01 March 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details:
An illustrated lecture in English by Rima Outram

Brexit: What Next?
Date: Friday 15 March 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: A panel Discussion in English with
Denis MacShane, Former UK Europe Minister and Author
Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist at OMFIF (invited)
Florence Mele, Director of Studies at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris(ESCP)
Chair: Vicky Pryce
Organised by the Macedonina societry of Great Britain.
Booking esential at sec@macedonia.org.uk





 Theatre 

Under the stars – Οι κάτω απ’τ’αστέρια’
Date: Wednesday 6 March 2019
Venue: The Tabernacle Theatre, Notting Hill, 34-35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
Details: Late 80s, early 90s. Small Greek town on an Aegean island. Menia and Nickolis go to the same school, spend their summer holidays together, dream together, fall in love ‘for ever’. Years go by but between them, there is a wild fire burning.
What will happen when they meet again?
"Under the stars" is the bittersweet story, which takes place on a Greek island, between two young people who leave their timeless mark on each other. The final showdown of two lovers trapped by their choices.
Written by Tilemachos Tsardakas with Lila Baklesi and Konstantinos Bibis
For bookings please click here

“Shirley Valentine” with Bessy Malfa
Date: Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 May 2019
Venue: The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY
Details: Alexandros Rigas presents the bittersweet comedy - monologue by Willy Russell, “Shirley Valentine”. Shirley Valentine is a dramatic monologue of a woman who tries to find if there are second chances in life. A play full of emotion, laughter, tears and surprises...for the pursuit of happiness.
For bookings please click here

"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




 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 

MANI / Μάνη – Painting the Southern Peloponnese: In the Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor
Date: Tuesday 12 February - Monday 11 March 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS Details: I was always fond of John Craxton’s cover illustrations for Patrick Leigh Fermor’s travel books, but had not really understood the longstanding connection between these two men or their mutual love for Greece until Ian Collins’ retrospective exhibition and monograph on Craxton in 2011. It unveiled a remarkable series of luminous paintings, many in tempera, that seemed to distil the essence of Greek landscape and life (Cretan in particular). Their linear form owes much to Modernism, but also to the close study of Byzantine painting and the mentoring of Greek painter Nikos Hadjikyriakou-Ghika, a lifelong friend to both Craxton and Leigh Fermor. This creative fellowship played out during the second half of the 20th century moving between their homes on Crete, Hydra and the Mani peninsula and has just been celebrated in an exhibition called ‘Charmed Lives in Greece’ at the British Museum earlier this year.

For opening hours during the exhibition call The Hellenic Centre, as the space may be booked for private events.

Phone: 020 7487 5060





 Poetry 

An evening with the poet Titos Patrikios
Date: Sunday 10 March 2019
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, W1U 5AS
Details: The Greek Library of London, in collaboration with the Poetry Office (Γραφείον Ποιήσεως), organise the honorary event «Poetry Finds You», which is dedicated to the life and works of Titos Patrikios.
The multi-faceted work of the award-winning poet will be showcased through a selection of poems both in English and Greek. The projection of relevant audiovisual material accompanied by piano music will present his life and work in a meaningful way.
The poet himself will attend the event and will participate in conversations with the public, allowing his readers the opportunity to discover aspects of his multilayered personality.



 Comedy 

Aristotelis Rigas & Stelios Anatolitis – ‘Brain Drain’
Date: Monday 11 November 2018
Venue: Bar Rumba, Piccadilly Circus, 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7EP Details: Greek stand up comedians Aristotelis Rigas and Stelios Anatolitis come to London on March 24th, as part of their European “Brain Drain” tour. Performed in Greek.
Tickets £15 / (Students £12) • Bar Rumba, Piccadilly Circus, 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7EP London Doors: 6.30pm • Show: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
For further information and bookings please click here




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