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Greece’s Golden Dawn party describes Hitler as ‘great personality’

Greece’s Golden Dawn party describes Hitler as ‘great personality’

Posted on Wednesday, 16 April 2014, at 6:13pm

Cementing its credentials as an unapologetic neo-Nazi force, Greece's increasingly combative Golden Dawn party has hailed Hitler as a "great personality" and denounced homosexuality as a "sickness". In a rare interview with a foreign media outlet before May's European... [ Read more ]

Features

The Greek miscalculation

The Greek miscalculation

Posted on Wednesday, 16 April 2014, at 12:27pm

REPUTATIONALLY speaking, the European Union has had better moments (though Russia is doing its best to restore the appeal of linkages to the west). Thanks to the crisis in the euro zone, many of the EU's economies remain mired in near-recession conditions almost seven years... [ Read more ]

Theatre – Film

Screening: Greece on the brink

Screening: Greece on the brink

Wednesday 23 April 2014; 6:30pm

The documentary gives an in-depth insight into the profound crisis that Greece is facing today. Greece took over the EU Presidency at the beginning of this year. At different festivities celebrating this occasion, European and Greek politicians have tried to ensure the public... [ Read more ]

Lectures

Philosophy and Theatre

Philosophy and Theatre

Thursday, 29 May 2014; 1:00pm

Philosophy and theatre are twins. They emerged from the same place at the same time: Ancient Greece in the 6th Century BC. Since then, they have had a rich and colourful history of collaboration and conflict. This event offers a snapshot of that history, looking at particular... [ Read more ]

Music – Dance

Recital with Stathis Mavrommatis

Recital with Stathis Mavrommatis

Friday 9 May 2014; 7:15pm

A recital with Stathis Mavrommatis, saxophone and Christina Panteli, piano will take place at the Hellenic Centre. The programme which is both lyrical and virtuosic will include original works and transcriptions for saxophone and piano by Mediterranean and other composers... [ Read more ]

Recurring

moosootoo… Live Greek music in London

moosootoo… Live Greek music in London

Every Friday; 8:00pm and every Sunday; 3:30pm

FRIDAYS, KENSINGTON 8pm to late Live music with Greek heart and quality! Bouzouki, guitar, voices, wines, Greek mezes and proper Greek fun. Jakobs, 20 Gloucester Road, SW7 4RB next to Hyde Park 0207 581 9292. No minimum charge or ticket for this event. Video here. SUNDAYS,... [ Read more ]

Out of London

Life in the Ancient World – Reading

Life in the Ancient World – Reading

Saturdays, 26 April & 24 May 2014; 2:00-4:00pm

Saturday Specials at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology Life in the Ancient World: • BEAUTY HAS NO AGE Saturday, 26th April 2014, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Discover how important beauty was in the ancient world. Learn about the importance of make-up in ancient Egypt, the care of... [ Read more ]

Literature

Slaves in their Chains

Slaves in their Chains

Wednesday 21 May; 6.30pm

Konstantinos Theotokis’s most ambitious novel is to appear in English, published by Angel Classics. Slaves in their Chains (1922), a tragicomic masterpiece, dramatically portrays the decline of the Corfiot landowning aristocracy in a society recently emerged from centuries of... [ Read more ]

Other

Salome – crowdfunding

Salome – crowdfunding

Theatre Lab Company have been invited to perform in one of the biggest theatre festivals in the world: Le Festival D´Avignon! The Company are very excited to take their show Salomé by Oscar Wilde to the Festival OFF d´Avignon this summer-July 2014 and in order to make it... [ Read more ]

Arts

Ithaka Revisited

Ithaka Revisited

Wednesday, 23 April - Thursday, 29 May 2014

An exhibition of paintings by Jane Cochrane, capturing the elements which make Ithaka an enchanted island. Private view on Sunday 27 April, 12.30-2.3-0pm. For opening hours call 020 74987 5060. Supported by the Hellenic Centre. Hellenic Centre, Friends Room, 16-18 Paddington... [ Read more ]