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EU Confirms Greece Beat Its Budget Targets in 2013

EU Confirms Greece Beat Its Budget Targets in 2013

Posted on Wednesday, 23 April 2014, at 1:05pm

Greece beat its budget targets last year, Europe's statistics agency said Wednesday, confirming a dramatic turnaround in the country's public finances and opening the way for fresh debt reduction measures by Greece's euro-zone partners in the months... [ Read more ]

Features

5 Things The Greeks Can Teach Us About Aging Well

5 Things The Greeks Can Teach Us About Aging Well

Posted on Wednesday, 23 April 2014, at 1:00pm

There's a lot we can learn from the Greeks, no doubt. Some of the greatest (and wisest) minds who ever lived were Greek... Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to name a few. We can thank them for things like democracy, the Olympics, and heck, even the Pythagorean Theorem. Oh, and... [ Read more ]

Theatre – Film

Shadow Theatre: Karagiozis with Athos Danelis and Kyriakos Gouventas

Shadow Theatre: Karagiozis with Athos Danelis and Kyriakos Gouventas

Wednesday, 25 June 2014; 6:00pm

The Karagiozis’ shadow theatre was known in Greece before the Greek Revolution of 1821 but officially, Brachalis was the player who presented it (1840 - 1850). As a spectacle was full of foul language and Turkish elements. The performances of Brachalis were full of foul words... [ 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

Cypriot Folk Tradition

Cypriot Folk Tradition

Sunday 18 May 2014; 6:00 pm

An event organised by the Cyprus Educational Mission in the UK and curated by Mrs Maria Papalouca, Head of the Mission. The event  comprises of traditional songs, poems and dances performed by Children of the Cypriot Community; exhibition of traditional Cypriot... [ 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 ]