News and Events

HFC–Nicosia Opening

HFC is pleased to announce the opening of its new branch in Nicosia, Cyprus on October 26, 2014.

The opening will be celebrated with 5 days of cultural events:

October 26 at 20:30: Dance performance by the dance theatre Roës – Keep Greece in Your Soul – at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre.

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Alekos Levidis – Berlin

HFC–Berlin is currently showing the work of Alekos Levidis, a painter born in Athens in 1944. Alekos Levidis studied painting in Paris and architecture in Genf. He has had numerous solo and group shows.

Please come by if you are in Berlin. The exhibition is open Monday through Friday: 14:00-20:00 on Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 to 17:00 the remaining days, until November 7.

European Comics Festival – Bucharest

The European Comics Festival is up and running in Bucharest at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2-4 Izvor Street until 2 November. HFC-Bucharest is presenting the Greek graphic novel author Apostolis Ioannou with his work The Village. Stop by if you are in town.

66th Frankfurt International Book Fair

Greek stand by Beetroot at the 66th International Frankfurt Book Fair, 2014. HFC.
Greek stand by Beetroot at the 66th International Frankfurt Book Fair, 2014. HFC.

The HFC is representing Greece at the Frankfurt Book Fair, October 9-12. This is a new endeavor for the HFC, since the recent merger of EKEVI and HFC, and the experience and dedication of the EKEVI staff has been invaluable. The stand is designed by Beetroot, and we present the following program under the headline Greece – Books and Ideas:

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Enter the Land of Fairy Tales – Athens

Children's Book Festival, Athens
Event at children’s book festival, HFC–Athens, October, 2014. HFC.

On October 3-5, the HFC hosted a children’s book festival in the beautiful garden of the Athens headquarters. Children big and small enjoyed the books, music and stories under the tree. This event was a lead-in to the 66th International Book Fair in Frankfurt (October 8-12), where the HFC will be representing Greece.

The festival had music, story-telling and an exhibition of children’s books. Invitations were extended to schools and the general public. The response was enthusiastic and we hope to host other events in the garden in future.