Robin Barber lecture, The Cyclades in Greek art, 12 March 2019

12 MARCH 2019
1715 (5:15 PM) room S11 Swallowgate

Robin Barber
Title: ‘The Cyclades in Greek art’

Summary: After a glance at some precursors, the talk examines the representation of the Cycladic islands in Greek painting since the establishment of the modern Greek state, with an excursion into the poetry of Elytes.

Please join us for a presentation by Robin Barber. Robin, resident in Edinburgh, Athens and Mytilene, is the perfect reflection of the Society. Robin has a long association with the University of Edinburgh and has published extensively on Bronze Age archaeology in the Cyclades amongst a host of other subjects, including being the author of the most archaeologically grounded editions of the Blue Guide to Greece.

Refreshments will be served, a modest donation would be most appreciated.

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

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

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