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Upcoming Events

April 2024
Free

Institutions in the Age of Precarity: Technologies, Materials and Imagination

April 25 | 9:00 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

In the last decade, workers in art and academia have been at the forefront of escalating crises. How is it possible not only to resist these crises, but to overturn them, reanimating institutions from within? UK-based designer and course leader at the University of the Arts London Alexandra Antonopoulou and Associate Professor at the Film and Media Department of Queen’s University and independent curator Gabriel Menotti draw from their personal experiences and share two situated perspectives on the matter. One comes…

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£10 - £12

Western & Eastern Influences in Christodoulos Georgiades’ Music

April 27 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

Composer and pianist Christodoulos Georgiades discusses the basic building blocks of music and together with the Waldstein Trio perform an evening of chamber music, including a London premiere of three of Georgiades’ most recent piano works and his ‘Corona Trio,’ composed in 2020. Supported by the A. G. Leventis Foundation and The Cyprus High Commission.

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May 2024
Free

Fabulous Creatures: Women Between Reality and Myth

May 9 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

What does it mean to be labelled a monster? What does it mean to live in a world which shames, excludes and vilifies you? And what if the monster is not who you’ve always thought it to be? Join the creators of Greek Myths and Women Monsters, the new music-theatre show rethinking revenge, justice, destiny, as they discuss these questions at the Hellenic Centre, on the occasion of their new play at the Arcola Theatre in London. The talk explores the never before…

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£10 - £12

Vakia: A Singer’s Journey

May 11 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

Described by the French press as ‘a highly sophisticated and enchanting artist that makes one hear the vast beauty of her voice’ (Bertrand Dicale, Radio France), internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Vakia performs songs from her new album Vakia, accompanied by Socrates Leptos on classical guitar. In collaboration with The Cyprus High Commission. This event is supported by Island Oil (Holdings) Ltd.

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Free

A Time of Her Own

May 15 | 7:00 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

Join us for the launch of A Time of Her Own, an online, interactive, platform that integrates female portraits retrieved from archival material, published in the Greek press during the 1970s and 1980s, along with photographs derived from personal collections and family photo albums from the same decades. Political and personal shelves are intertwined, producing new, ephemeral and unexpected outcomes. The experience of these infinite combinations in the form of diptychs, attempts to create relations and challenge notions of the public and the private…

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Free

Ancient Greek Philosophy Today

May 23 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

Why engage with ancient Greek philosophy today? Can it still teach us anything today or is it outdated? Many contemporary thinkers believe that ancient philosophical theories are not just interesting museum pieces but tell us something important about our lives today and can both challenge our own views and provide inspiration in many fields of human thought. Philosophers of science like Nancy Cartwright argue that Aristotelian metaphysics provides the best framework for thinking about contemporary physics. Ethicists like Martha Nussbaum…

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June 2024
Free

The Road is Wider than Long

June 4 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

Antony Penrose, son of American photographer Lee Miller and British surrealist artist Roland Penrose, presents his father’s book The Road Is Wider Than Long. A love poem created as a photo-book that recounts a journey the couple made together through the Balkans in 1938, visiting Greece and isolated rural communities in Romania. A note from Anthony Penrose: The Road is Wider Than Long is a love poem created as a photo-book by a surrealist artist, my father Roland Penrose. He wrote it…

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Free

Travelling the Mediterranean: Late Antique and Victorian Women on the Move

June 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom

What connects the early 4th and 19th century Mediterranean? Women. Female mobility had increased significantly following centuries of restricted travel, yet our views of the Mediterranean in these periods are still shaped by the writing of men. Throughout time, histories have been primarily written through the male perspective. Their focus, often on the elite, the monumental, the exceptional, has blurred opportunities to see the mundane, the everyday. The 4th century was a significant period of mobility, in part due to environmental pressures, and as…

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