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Friday 1 February, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre|
The 1923 Greco-Turkish Exchange of Populations in Historical Perspective Renée Hirschon will give an illustrated talk on the short and long term consequences of the compulsory expulsion of the religious minorities of Greece and Turkey which took place ninety years ago. The asymmetry of the experience for each country will be discussed and a critical appraisal of the various positive and negative aspects of the Exchange will be made. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
February - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre|
Smyrna: the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City 1900-1922 A film produced by PROTEUS with the kind support of J F Costopoulos Foundation and sponsored by Argyros Foundation, Bodossaki Foundation, Nicholas J Bouras & Anna K Bouras Foundation, James Chanos, Hellenic Radio & Television S.A., Marianthi Foundation. Director Maria Iliou; historical consultant Alexander Kitroeff. Historians from America and Europe talk about the history of Smyrna and second and third generation Smyrniots talk about personal and family experiences linked to the events that took place from the time when Smyrna was a cosmopolitan city up until the 1922 disaster. Film showing times: 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 7pm; duration 87min. The exhibition Smyrna: the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City 1900-1922 can be visited between projections. Free entry but please confirm attendance and time slot on 020 7563 9835 or at email@example.com Sponsored by the A G Leventis Foundation and the Hellenic Foundation. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Brotherhood AGM, Britannia Road N12 9RU
February to Wednesday 27 February - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre |
Αείζωον Πυρ-Everlasting Fire An exhibition of photographs by GeorgeOmiros Christakos aiming to capture the very moment that the movement of the human body projects its energy throughout space and time. Private view Tuesday 5 February, 6.30-8.30pm. For opening hours call 020 7487 5060. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.
Tuesday 5 February, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre|
'The Pearl of the Levant': Portrait of Smyrna as a World City Philip Mansel shows how Smyrna shared characteristics of geography, diplomacy, hybridity, trade, modernity and vulnerability with other Levantine ports such as Alexandria, Beirut and Constantinople. Even more than other Levantine cities, it was transformed by twentieth-century nationalism, but is now trying to reconnect to its Levantine past. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Friday 8 February, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre|
Smyrna's Living Heritage George Vassiadis talks about the Station Square, a surviving district of Old Smyrna. George Galdies and George Poulimenos, authors of A Lexicon of Smyrneika together with Alex Baltazzi, present the only dictionary of Smyrna's historic Greco-Levantine dialect, written in Frangohiotika and translated into English, Turkish and Greek. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at email@example.com Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Friday 8 February, 7.30pm - Baity, 172 Walton Street,
London SW3 2JL
Saturday 9 February, 7.30pm - St John’s Smith square,
London SW1P 3HA|
Piano Recital with Louis Demetrius Alvanis. Programme of music by Haydn Ravel, Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy. Tickets £22, £18, £15, £10; concessions: under 18s half price on top two ticket prices (subject to availability). Further information and bookings on 020 7222 1061 or at www.sjss.org.uk
St Theodoros Stratilatis Name's Day Celebration at St Mary's Cathedral, Wood Green to be followed by coffee in the Church Hall
Organised by Agios Theodoros Association
Monday 11 February, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre|
An Evening in Memory of Nicholas J Hadjipateras organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK. A short tribute to his life and work will be given by Spyros M Polemis and two of the Committee’s scholars will present a summary of their theses. Free entry. Further information and bookings on 020 7935 2020 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 15 February, 7pm - Boardroom, Hellenic Centre|
Vasilopitta organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon for its Members and Friends. Further information on 07887 878719.
Saturday 16 February, 10am to 6pm - Great Hall, Hellenic
Greece/Precarious/Europe An one-day colloquium which aims to bring together academics, artists and writers, to discuss how contemporary Greek culture is transformed in the current economic and socio-political crisis, questioning established orthodoxies and hierarchies, looking for new ways of creating a Greek national/transnational imaginary and reassessing the relationship between the present and 'the archive' which determines the historical and cultural inheritance of Greece. Participants include Angela Dimitrakaki, Maria Margaronis, Eleftheria Ioannidou, Sozita Goudouna, Costas Douzinas, Dimitris Plantzos, Thodoris Chiotis . The event is convened by Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford), Effie Spentzou and Richard Alston (Royal Holloway). Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563
9835 or at email@example.com Organised by the Hellenic Centre, the Subfaculty of Modern Greek, Oxford University and the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome with the support of the Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Monday 18 February, 9am to 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic
International Symposium on the Occasion of the 130
the Anniversary of the Birth of Nikos Kazantzakis The Kazantzakis Publications, the Press Office and the Education Office of the Embassy of Greece in the United Kingdom present an international Symposium entitled Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957): The Luminous Interval on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the birth of the ecumenical Greek author, Nikos Kazantzakis. The Symposium, organised under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Sports and Culture, aims to honour the scope and impact of Kazantzakian thought on contemporary Literature, Art, and Society, and will feature speeches by the foremost Kazantzakian scholars of our time. The Symposium which will be held in Greek and English, will conclude with a special screening of the three-time Academy Award winning film, Zorba the Greek. Further
information at www.kazantzakispublications.org
Monday 18 February, 6.45pm - Friends Room, Hellenic
Thursday 21 February, 8pm – Britannia Centre, Britannia
Road, London N12 9RU|
Άλγεβρα, Γεωμετρία και Φυσική A Lecture in Greek by Panagiotis Batakidis, Visiting Professor, University of Cyprus. Organised by the Greek-Cypriot Brotherhood and University of Cyprus. Further information on 020 8445 9999. Free entry.
February, 6pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre|
Unmythable A fantastic show that’s all set to write its very own legend (The Public Reviews). Join Jason onboard the Argo for an unforgettable journey through all the greatest Greek myths ever told. Three actors play dozens of parts to show you Midas after the gold ran out, the Odyssey from a foot-soldier's perspective, and what really happened in that wooden horse... Catch the award winning UNMYTHABLE for a night of brilliant storytelling and songs. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Wednesday 27 February, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre
What Can We Learn from the Ancient Greeks Today Two short illustrated lectures followed by discussion by scholars from the University of Exeter, bringing out key insights from ancient Greece for modern society and illuminating the background of the current financial crisis and the contemporary usefulness of ancient Greek healthcare methods. Professor Richard Seaford will talk on Money - From its Invention by the Greeks to the Crisis of Today and Professors Christopher Gill and John Wilkins on Healthcare and Wellbeing: Can the Ancient Greeks Help Us? This event forms part of the Initiative on the Impact of Greek Culture in the Ancient and Modern World, which is sponsored by the A G Leventis Foundation. Free entry but please confirm attendance on 020 7563 9835 or at email@example.com
Organised by the University of Exeter and the Hellenic Centre.
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