Join us at the 7th Museum Conference, which will focus on the social impact of museums and their role in promoting social inclusion. Athens: 30 November | Thessaloniki: 1 December 2017
Past events archive
Join us at ‘The Small World, the Great!’, a tribute to the poet Odysseus Elytis with readings and song, featuring live music by Greek composer, George Couroupos. Athens: 9 November 2017
We are partnering with the IN-EDIT Festival in Athens for the first time to bring you the biggest music documentary film festival in the world. Athens: 4–7 November 2017
We’re delighted to invite you to join our new Writing Groups, which we are running for the sixth consecutive year at our Athens office. Application deadline: 30 October 2017
Join us at our Mobility Fair and find out about the educational and cultural opportunities available in Europe. Thessaloniki: 9 October 2017
We’re delighted to invite you to a production of Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece ‘Orlando’ adapted and directed by Io Voulgaraki. Thessaloniki: 28 September–1 October 2017
Join us at the Book Arcade (Stoa tou Vivliou), where you’ll have the chance to meet renowned European writers and listen to them read extracts from their work. Athens: 16 September 2017
Join us at a nine-day summer camp, which includes a variety of free workshops, events and exhibitions, among them a workshop and talk by Rama Gheerawo. Athens & Eleusis: 1–9 July 2017
Join us at a series of outdoor film screenings that promise to give you the shivers and make your blood curdle ... even on a warm summer evening! Athens: 13 June–1 September 2017
Join us at the first-ever Innovation Week, a series of events showcasing innovation from the UK and Greece in Education, Social Economy, Science and Technology. Athens: 13–16 June 2017
Passionate about writing? Apply for our fifth International Creative Writing Summer School in Athens and Thessaloniki: 5–30 June 2017. Deadline for applications: 28 May
The Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival – one of the city’s most important cultural events – is celebrating its 17th successive year with six music-filled days. Athens: 23–28 May 2017
The starting point of the exhibition ‘NP or The Possibilities of a Life’ is the life of an ordinary man with an extraordinary collection. Athens: 15 May–30 June 2017
If you’re aged 18–25, eager to change people’s lives and believe in the Olympic values, apply for our Imagine Peace Youth Camp in Ancient Olympia, 27 August–2 September. Deadline: 15 May
We’re delighted to present a unique performance of Shakespeare’s masterpiece by UK theatre company Cheek by Jowl, directed by award-winning director Declan Donnellan. Athens: 5–7 May 2017
Do you have a short story to tell? Would you like to win a full scholarship for one of our International Creative Writing Summer School courses? Enter our competition by 1 May 2017.
UK-based artist Ciara Phillips will transform the Benaki Museum gallery into a place of discussion, exchange, collaborative production and display: 28 April–4 June 2017.
The exhibition features artworks by sixteen international artists, each with an agenda and political take – some subtle and cryptic, some openly confrontational. Athens: 20–30 April 2017
Don't miss documenta 14, taking place for the very first time in Athens and Kassel. Ten major British artists are among the artists exhibiting their work in Athens from 8 April–16 July 2017.
Future Climates is a platform that aims to propose viable futures for independent cultural practice and includes screenings of ‘Moving Pictures’. Athens: 27 March–15 July 2017
The world’s first global, digital LGBT film festival is back from 16 to 26 March 2017 – brought to you for a third year by the British Council and the British Film Institute (BFI).
Steven Berkoff’s one-man show explores and analyses Shakespeare’s most villainous characters through the famous words of the Bard. Athens: 15 February 2017
Our Sustainable Fashion programme comprises a talk, a presentation of pieces from the Atopos Paper Fashion Collection and a workshop for fashion designers. Athens: 2 & 3 February 2017
Prominent contemporary UK poets will discuss the nature of Shakespeare’s sonnets, their resonance in Shakespeare’s own plays, and in today’s writing and thinking. Athens: 14 December 2016
Join us at the 6th Museum Conference, which will focus on how museums and other cultural institutions can engage the tourism market. Athens: 8 December | Thessaloniki: 9 December 2016
We are marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a conference on learning disabilities. The sessions will be led by UK academics and researchers. Athens: 3 December 2016
Join us at a series of film screenings we are organising in Thessaloniki that will bring the works of Shakespeare to life on the big screen: 16 November 2016–8 February 2017.
We invite children and teenagers aged 6–16 to take part in a visual arts competition inspired by musical pieces and the story of Romeo and Juliet. Deadline for submissions: 23 October 2016
Walking Cities is a British Council programme that pairs contemporary UK writers with writers and theatre experts from other countries. Athens: 18–20 October 2016
We're delighted to invite you to join our new Writing Groups, which we are running for the fifth consecutive year at our Athens office. Application deadline: 12 October 2016
Join us at the Book Arcade (Stoa tou Vivliou), where you'll have the chance to meet renowned European writers and listen to them read extracts from their work. Athens: 17 September 2016
Candoco Dance Company, the celebrated UK dance company, will present two of their most recent dance pieces and run a workshop as part of this year's festival. Kalamata: 21–23 July 2016
Are you aged 14 to 18? Combine your summer holiday with your interests: choose our Technology programme or our Performing Arts programme and have a creative summer! Athens: 4–15 July 2016
Join us at a series of outdoor film screenings we're organising as part of the Athens Open Air Festival that will bring the works of Shakespeare to life. Athens: 24 June–29 August 2016
Beton7 Centre for the Arts presents ‘THEArTistatement’, a cultural expression platform where artists from all over the world are invited to express themselves. Athens: 15–18 June 2016
Join us at a series of events – including a student performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and a film screening – aimed at making Shakespeare accessible to younger audiences. Athens: June 2016
Passionate about writing? Apply for our fourth International Creative Writing Summer School in Athens and Thessaloniki: 30 May–24 June 2016.
Don’t miss this lecture by distinguished academic and Hellenist Roderick Beaton on the real contribution of the great philhellene poet to the Greek Independence cause. Athens: 13 April 2016
Join us at this year's In-Edit International Music Documentary Film Festival, returning to Greece for the 3rd consecutive year with a rich programme of events. Thessaloniki: 7–13 April 2016
Don't miss practising designer and lecturer Onur Ozkaya's presentation on ‘Digital Materialism’ at this conference focusing on the creative industries. Thessaloniki: 21 & 22 March 2016
This international symposium aims to explore the phenomenon of hate speech and will examine the various forms it takes, affected groups and its possible causes. Athens: 19 & 20 March 2016
Develop or refine a creative idea, create an app or service, and build on your digital skills at a three-day hackathon we're hosting in Athens from 1 to 3 April 2016. Register by 18 March.
The world’s first global, digital LGBT film festival is back from 16 to 27 March 2016 – brought to you for a second year by the British Council and the British Film Institute (BFI).
Are you an arts, cultural or heritage professional looking to develop new ways of working in the sector? Apply to our Academy and be taught by UK experts. Athens: 15 March–23 April
Award-winning director Gregory Thompson will explore how Shakespeare continues to affect and speak to the hearts of audiences today. Thessaloniki: 28 February 2016 | Athens: 29 February 2016
We're delighted to announce the visit to Athens by Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre for two performances of ‘Hamlet’ as part of an unprecedented world tour: 27 February 2016.
As part of Shakespeare Lives, we’re supporting two of this season’s most compelling theatre productions: ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet on the road’. Thessaloniki: 15 January–27 March 2016
Are you an educator who wants to improve your soft skills? Sign up for the workshop we're organising in partnership with INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung. Athens: 8 December 2015
We're delighted to invite you to a series of workshops and discussions we're organising on the theme of social entrepreneurship. Thessaloniki: 2 December 2015
This supernatural love story is capturing the hearts of audiences around the world. Venues across the UK: 1 December 2015–30 April 2016
Join us at the 5th Museum Day Conference, which will focus on how museums and other cultural institutions can function as change agents. Athens: 26 November | Thessaloniki: 27 November 2015
How can we make Athens a better place to live? Join us at Kathréptis and take part in thought-provoking discussions on the role of culture in urban development. Athens: 20 November 2015
Join us at our two-day international symposium, where we will discuss the concept of the sustainable school and share experiences with other countries. Athens: 6 & 7 November 2015
We're delighted to invite you to join our new Writing Groups, which we are running for the fourth consecutive year at our Athens office. Application deadline: 11 October 2015
Frank Auerbach is a British artist whose work includes some of the most vibrant and inventive paintings of recent times. London: 9 October 2015–13 March 2016
Join us at the Book Arcade (Stoa tou Vivliou), where you'll have the chance to meet renowned European writers and listen to them read extracts from their work. Athens: 19 September 2015
Explore the mysteries of science at the biggest celebration of science in Europe. Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Trikala, Corinth, Pylos, Rhodes and Heraklion: 5–25 September 2015
MARCH (MAke science Real in sCHools) is a new European network aimed at supporting best practice in science education in schools.
In partnership with the Kingston Writing School, we're proud to announce our second annual International Creative Writing Summer School. Athens & Thessaloniki: 1–27 June 2015.
The festival will give adults and children the opportunity to meet scientists, carry out experiments, attend workshops, debates and screenings, and much more. Thessaloniki: 14–17 May 2015
Join us at the Grand Final of this year's FameLab Competition – our talent show for scientists – and find out who'll represent Greece at FameLab International 2015. Athens: 21 March 2015
We're delighted to invite you to the final round of School Lab 2015, where the finalists will present their videos and take part in an exciting battle for the prizes. Athens: 21 March 2015
Watch one of these five great films between 19 and 29 March 2015 and show that who we love, and who we are, is a basic human right.
Join us at a screening of the documentary 'War & Peace in the Balkans', which is taking place as part of the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: 15 March 2015.
Develop or refine a creative idea, create an app or service, and build on your digital skills at a three-day Creative Hack event we're hosting for the first time in Athens: 6–8 March 2015.
Xagoraris's installation takes the form of an outdoor classroom on non-horizontal ground, making a statement on teaching methods used in conditions of crisis. Athens: 25 February–17 May 2015
Don’t miss this unique musical show by the Performers Quartet featuring some of the most well-known love songs of all time. Thessaloniki: 20 February 2015
The Forum aims to host hundreds of Creative Hub Managers from across Europe to provide sessions on capacity-building, investment models and Hub case studies. Portugal: 13–15 January 2015
‘The Alexandria Quartet’ exhibition of paintings by Andreas Georgiadis is based on Lawrence Durrell's tetralogy of novels of the same name. Athens: 16 December 2014–17 January 2015
This year's conference will examine the shifts museums are experiencing in their environment and how they are adapting to a new reality. Athens: 4 December | Thessaloniki: 5 December 2014
The conference aims to explore the relationship between academia and the labour market, and will include a recorded interview with Sir Tim Wilson. Thessaloniki: 26 November 2014
This year's TEDxUniversityofMacedonia is entitled 'Ithacas' and 12 speakers will share the ideas that prompted them to embark on a journey to their own Ithaca. Thessaloniki: 15 November 2014
Join us at the social entrepreneurship conference we're organising aimed at presenting international and Greek experiences, best practice and business tools. Athens: 3 November 2014
We're delighted to invite you to the international 'Innovation ID' conference we're organising on the theme of design as a tool for business innovation. Thessaloniki: 21 October 2014
The conference aims to bring together internationally acclaimed professionals to discuss the role of the creative economy in economic and social development. Athens: 18 October 2014
Join us at the Book Arcade (Stoa tou Vivliou), where you'll have the chance to meet renowned European writers and listen to them read extracts from their work. Athens: 27 September 2014
Explore the mysteries of science at the biggest celebration of science in Europe. Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa, Corinth, Pylos, Rhodes, Heraklion & Rethymnon: 26 September 2014
As part of this year’s European Day of Languages activities in Larissa, we invite you to an event entitled 'Everything you need to know about your studies abroad': 26 September 2014
Don’t miss this year's festival, which includes independent films, premières, documentaries and tributes, as well as all-time classics and midnight screenings: 17–28 September 2014
Find out which seven social enterprises won a Social Business Excellence Award for their vision and action plan for 2014.
Join us at the one-day conference organised by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) exploring the role of museums in shaping a European identity. Athens: 16 June 2014
In partnership with Parallaxi and Thessaloniki Differently, we invite you to an interactive team game focusing on an unknown area of Thessaloniki, formerly known a Tsair: 14 & 15 June 2014.
In partnership with the Kingston Writing School, we're proud to announce our second annual International Creative Writing Summer School. Athens & Thessaloniki: 31 May–28 June 2014.
We're delighted to support this conference organised by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which focuses on modern interpretations of Roman drama. Thessaloniki: 29 May–1 June 2014
Come along to this year’s TEDxThessaloniki, showcasing the ever-evolving relationship between new beginnings and endings. Thessaloniki: 10 May 2014
In partnership with the magazine Parallaxi and the Thessaloniki Differently initiative, we're delighted to invite you to a public dialogue on the Thessaloniki of tomorrow: 4 May 2014.
Join us at the Grand Final of this year's FameLab Competition – our talent show for scientists – and find out who'll represent Greece at FameLab International 2014. Athens: 3 May 2014
Come along to the final of our pioneering science competition School Lab 2014 and join us in celebrating the students' achievements in promoting modern science! Athens: 3 May 2014
The festival will give adults and children the opportunity to meet scientists, carry out experiments, play games, and attend lectures, workshops and debates. Athens: 30 April–4 May 2014
Don’t miss 'What happens to the hope at the end of the evening' a provocative new performance by long-term collaborators Tim Crouch and Andy Smith. Athens: 11–13 April 2014
In partnership with Karpos, we're pleased to invite you to a media literacy workshop and lecture by Mark Reid, Head of Education at the British Film Institute. Athens: 6 & 7 April 2014
Our Life Skills workshops for pupils aged 10–17 aim to help young people manage the challenges of daily life and are delivered in schools for six consecutive weeks. Apply by 31 March 2014
Following the success of the conference we organised in Athens last December, it's our pleasure to invite you to a new social entrepreneurship event in Thessaloniki: 28 March 2014.
This panel discussion aims to explore the connection and relationship between academia and the labour market and will include an interview with Sir Tim Wilson. Athens: 27 March 2014
Join us at the one-day conference we're co-organising to discuss Thessaloniki’s potential to position itself as an international education hub. Thessaloniki: 20 March 2014
Legendary designer and branding expert Michael Wolff talks to journalist Rachel Howard about the value of curiosity and creativity, and the importance of authenticity. Athens: 17 March 2014
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the fantastic live experience of Demdike Stare – a British experimental electronic music duo – at the Hertz Festival. Athens: 16 February 2014
What is the role of digital games in education? How can they enhance learning? Find out at the event we're organising with the Eugenides Foundation. Athens: 8, 12 & 15 February 2014
Do you want to find out how to combat bullying? Sign up for the teacher training workshop we're organising as part of our 'Respect Diversity' programme. Thessaloniki: 6 February 2014
In partnership with Bios, we invite you to a thought-provoking and entertaining new show by innovative performance-makers Third Angel. Athens & Thessaloniki: 28 January 2014–2 February 2014
Dr Victoria Solominidis will examine C.P. Cavafy’s close links with England and relate the chain of events which led him to become an internationally renowned poet. Athens: 18 December 2013
We invite you to a musical celebration of the winners of our 'Say no to bullying' competition, where we'll be joined by well-known artists and Olympic medallists. Athens: 16 December 2013
Unlimited Access is a Europe-wide programme designed to support best practice in performing arts by disabled artists. Athens: 11 December 2013–1 March 2015
Take a journey to the wonderful world of fairy tales, returning to Thessaloniki this Christmas with the support of EUNIC, and help contribute to the work of ELEPAP: 9, 10 & 30 December 2013.
Don’t miss this year's Future Library Unconference, which will place the library and information field at the centre of the Greek and international stage. Athens: 9 & 10 December 2013
Policy influencers, social organisations and entrepreneurs will come together for a one-day policy dialogue to share experiences of social enterprise in Europe. Athens: 2 & 3 December 2013
Our FameLab team will present a theatrical science performance which tells the story of a number of breakthroughs in atomic theory at the start of the 20th century. Athens: 27 November 2013
As part of our 'Artists in Dialogue' exhibition series, UK artist Adam Chodzko will install imaginary Benaki Museum exhibition posters from the near future: 20 November 2013–19 January 2014.
Don’t miss Gob Squad’s first performance in Greece. Seven children – ‘growing up’ before our astonished eyes – play with life, love and death. Athens: 8–10 November 2013
This seminar brings together a group of experts from the UK, Greece and Jordan to discuss the Amman Message, and aims to promote intercultural dialogue. Thessaloniki: 29 October 2013
We’re delighted to partner with IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts), which is hosting its annual Plenary Meeting in Athens for the first time: 17–20 October 2013.
Join us at the conference and find out about the latest developments in the field of museum education in Europe and North America. Athens 17 October & Thessaloniki 18 October 2013
If you’re an up-and-coming artist/cultural professional based in Greece, this session will help you improve your application-writing skills for internatiοnal funders. Athens: 16 October 2013
At a time when the financial crisis in Greece is reaching new heights, this year's Biennale will explore creative alternatives to a state of bankruptcy. Athens: 28 September–1 December 2013
Explore the mysteries of science at Researchers' Night, the biggest celebration of science and research in Europe. Thessaloniki, Volos, Athens, Patras & Heraklion: 27 September 2013
If you're interested in social entrepreneurship, don’t miss our 'Impact Series' of seminars, aimed at jump-starting social enterprise in Greece. Athens: 20 September–8 November 2013.
Don’t miss Athens Plaython, the biggest street games festival in Greece, which will turn the pedestrian area around the Thissio metro station into one big playground: 14 & 15 September 2013.
As part of Researchers’ Night, we're proud to present an unexpected encounter between science, technology and music. Patras, Athens, Heraklion, Volos & Thessaloniki: 12–27 September 2013.
Passionate about writing? Apply now for our first Athens International Creative Writing Summer School: Athens: 17 June–13 July 2013. Deadline for applications: 10 June
Don’t miss the lecture we're organising by leading anthropologist and scholar of Islamic Studies, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed. Athens: 13 June 2013
Who will be crowned champion of FameLab International 2013? Watch the Grand Final direct from the Cheltenham Science Festival via live-streaming: 7 June 2013
In collaboration with Loft2work, the Embassy of Austria and the social enterprise 180º, we are hosting a workshop around Social Entrepreneurship in Education. Athens: 31 May 2013
What role should young people play in politics? Join us at the Youth and Politics open forum, where you'll have the opportunity to find out more from our guest speakers. Athens: 28 May 2013
Don’t miss the rich programme of literary events we’re organising to mark the Thessaloniki International Book Fair’s choice of the UK as guest of honour this year: 16–19 May 2013.
Join us at the Greek premiere of Timothy Lanzone’s film Travelling Salesman, a thriller telling the tale of the most elusive problem in computer science history: P vs NP. Athens: 15 May 2013
Come along to the final of our pioneering science competition School Lab 2013 and join us in celebrating the students' achievements in promoting modern science! Athens: 12 May 2013
Come along to Silent Space Stand Still, an exhibition that explores the use of sound in a mosque in central Athens that has long been silent. Athens: ends 27 April 2013
Don't miss TEDMED Live Athens, an interactive conference focusing on issues such as innovation in science, medicine and health. Athens: 21 April 2013
The Twice a Stranger Exhibition is a cross-media project about the greatest forced migrations and population exchanges of the 20th century. Athens: 18 September–25 November 2012
Sign up for the workshops we’re organising as part of our Think Social. Act Business. programme, aimed at creating awareness of social entrepreneurship in Greece. Athens: 8–28 June 2012
Don’t miss the series of events we’re organising throughout Greece as part of our global Dickens 2012 programme to mark the bicentenary of Dickens’s birth: 29 March–23 December 2012.
To mark the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations 2012, we invite you to a unique series of events for all ages taking place in Athens on 6 and 20 March 2012.
Made in Britain, which we are organising in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, features around 150 works by a wide range of artists. Athens: 14 February–22 April 2012
We're delighted to present internationally acclaimed DV8 Physical Theatre Company and their award-winning director Lloyd Newson with a new work. Athens: 6–11 December 2011
Artists in Dialogue with the Benaki Museum brings together artists from Greece, Cyprus and the UK. Athens: 12 October 2011–4 June 2017
We're proud to present acclaimed artist Damien Hirst’s first solo exhibition in Greece: in Thessaloniki from 7 April to 31 July 2011 and in Athens from 20 September–27 November 2011.
The conference will address the fundamental issues of integration and diversity within our societies and cities. Thessaloniki: 28 March & 29 March 2011
In collaboration with Intelligence Squared Greece, we are organising a debate on a timely topic that will bring speakers from Greece and Britain together. Athens: 28 February 2011
Join us at a conference we are organising aimed at raising awareness of equal opportunities and diversity issues in the workplace. Thessaloniki: 24 September 2010