Yannis Aggelakas concert in Edinburgh, 15 February

Edinburgh Hellenic Society in collaboration with Adjust Productions and Αρτύς/Artys are very happy to present Yiannis Aggelakas and 100 °C for the very first time live in Edinburgh. With his new band, he will be presenting selected songs from his entire recording history in a unique unmissable event. YANNIS AGGELAKAS doesn’t need any special introductions. Well-known singer, songwriter, poet and actor, he is regarded in Greece as one of the most significant and multifaceted artists. He has an explosive performance on stage and a unique interpretation style. Through a blend of FOLK-ROCK elements – that were always present at his previous work – and traditional “REBETIKO” sounds, he creates unique new melodies and rhythms. Through his music, a big part of the Greek music history is narrated.

Wednesday 15 February

@ Teviot Row House, Debating Hall

Doors open 20:00

Edinburgh Greek Film Festival 2016

The programme for this year’s Edinburgh Greek Film Festival has been announced! Here’s the summary:

  • Friday 2nd December: Suntan (2016) by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
  • Saturday 3rd December: Short Fuse (2016) by Kostas Skiftas and Andreas Lampropoulos
  • Sunday 4th December: Cloudy Sunday Ouzeri Tsitsanis (2015) by Manousos Manousakis
  • Monday 5th December: A Family Affair / Mia Oikogeneiaki Ypothesi (2015) by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou
  • Tuesday 6th December: Chevalier (2015) by Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Wednesday 7th December: OXI: An Act of Resistance (2014) by Ken McMullan

For more information on the films please visit the Festival’s website at http://www.edinburghgreekfestival.com/index.php/2016-greek-festival-schedule

Sounds of the Hellenic World, Ancient and Modern (KCL, 4-5 July)

The Department of Classics, the Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Department of Music at King’s College London are delighted to announce ‘SOUNDS OF THE HELLENIC WORLD, ANCIENT AND MODERN’ (4-5 JULY 2016), an afternoon and evening celebrating the musical traditions of Greece, followed by a morning workshop on music and the current crisis in Greece.

The event is organized with the collaboration of the Onassis Cultural Centre and the Athens Conservatoire.


It is a special pleasure to welcome to King’s College London

– the SOKRATIS SINOPOULOS QUARTET in their first appearance in the UK, and

– the poet ALICIA (A.E.) STALLINGS (MacArthur Fellow) for the keynote lecture and a reading of poetry



Roderick Beaton (Director, Centre for Hellenic Studies, KCL)

Armand D’Angour (Oxford)

William Fitzgerald (Classics, KCL)

Korina Giaxoglou (Open University)

Dionysis Kapsalis (poet and Director, Cultural Foundation of the National Bank, Athens)

Pavlos Kavouras (University of Athens)

Katerina Levidou (Centre for Hellenic Studies, KCL)

Maria Margaronis (journalist)

Emily Pillinger (Classics, KCL)

Dimitrios Skyllas (composer)

Martin Stokes (Music, KCL)

Polina Tambakaki (Centre for Hellenic Studies, KCL)

Philippos Tsalahouris (composer, Athens Conservatoire)

Nikos Tsouchlos (President, Athens Conservatoire)


For further details and booking visit the page:


Oresteia adaptation in Glasgow this spring

Following from Dr Rosie Wyles’ talk on last year’s performances of Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy, here are the dates of This Restless House: Parts 1, 2 and 3 (adaptation by Zinnie Harris), to take place at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow (119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS):

Part 1 Agamemnon’s Return
15th, 16th, 26th, 28th April at 7pm
30th April at 2pm
3th, 5th, 10th, 12th May at 7pm
7 and 14 May at 2pm
For tickets go to http://www.list.co.uk/event/569425-this-restless-house-part-1/

Parts 2 and 3 The Bough Breaks and Electra and Her Shadow
22nd, 23rd, 27th, 29th, 30th April at 7pm
4th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 14th May at 7pm
For tickets go to http://www.list.co.uk/event/569426-this-restless-house-part-2-and-3/

A Greek Day in Aberdeen 7th May 2016 programme



From 10.45 am Coffee/Tea and Biscuits

11.30 – 11.40 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

11.40 – 12.25 Professor Paul Cartledge: Sparta à l’écossaise: Scots Scholarship on the Spartans

12.25 – 13.10 Professor Elizabeth Moignard: Colour Chart: Greek Vase Painting and its Use of Colour

13.10 – 14.10 Sandwich Lunch

14.10 – 14.55 David Parfitt: “Stolen from Nature”: Painting in Macedonia and Crete

14.55 – 15.40 Gert Ronberg: Maria Callas: a Greek who Conquered the World

15.40 – 15.50 Closing Remarks

15.50 – 16.30 Coffee/Tea


Associated Events

Friday 6 May 2016

Evening meal for those who wish in Christos Greek Taverna, John Street, or Poldino’s Italian Restaurant, Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Saturday 7 May 2016

19.30 – 22.00 Party and Musical Evening: St Mary’s Church Hall, King Street, Aberdeen (opposite King’s College Playing Fields), featuring musicians from Athens Giorgos Tsimbouksis, Nickos Sariyannis and Lambrini Gioti with a varied programme of Greek songs and music; a selection of Greek food and refreshments.

Sunday 8 May 2017

11.00 – 12.00 The Greek Vases of Marischal Museum: a talk by Professor Elizabeth Moignard accompanied by a display of some of the very fine vases in the Museum at Marischal College; introduced by Neil Curtis, Head of Museums, University of Aberdeen. There is a limit on numbers of 25; if there is additional demand, the session may run twice from 10.30 and 11.30. Please note that there is no disabled access to the Museum and a large number of stairs to climb. Professor Moignard wrote the definitive description of these vases in a volume of the British Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.

Information on self-guided walks in the city centre and in Old Aberdeen will also be available.

 Please book by the 25th March using the attached form: ASHS – A Greek Day in Aberdeen Programme