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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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59th Belgrade International Book Fair

We are representing Greece at the 59th Belgrade Book Fair, October 26 to November 2.

HFC will also be hosting the City of Thessaloniki in our stand at the book fair. We will be working with the City of Thessaloniki again in May, when we host the 12th Thessaloniki Book Fair. Continue reading 59th Belgrade International Book Fair

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the HFC is to facilitate engagement with Greek culture abroad.

Greek culture has an unusual depth and breadth, spanning several millennia, with the language and literature serving as carriers from one epoch to the next, and a vast geographical area due to settlement, trade and cultural influence. In more recent times, the emigration of large numbers of Greeks to the Americas, Australia and Africa has expanded the reach of Greek language and tradition further.

Greek culture has produced ideas, stories and images that are reflected in diverse cultures around the world at different times in history, from the way the image of the Buddha came to be sculpted to the writing of the US Constitution. Our goal is to sustain that vibrant dialogue of Greek culture, which continues to find dynamic expression today, with the rest of the world.

We aim to function as a hub for Greek culture addressed to all those outside of Greece – students, artists, past or future visitors to Greece and Greek cultural sites elsewhere, diaspora Greeks – interested in some aspect of Greek culture.
We maintain satellite offices in various cities around the world. The satellites organize cultural events locally and support the teaching of Modern Greek, either through direct teaching or through proficiency certification.

We actively seek partnerships with cultural institutions both in Greece and abroad and work to publicize and support Greek cultural events taking place around the world.

“… people are called Greeks because they share in our education, not in our birth.”

“… καὶ μᾶλλον Ἕλληνας καλεῖσθαι τοὺς τῆς παιδεύσεως τῆς ἡμετέρας ἢ τοὺς τῆς κοινῆς φύσεως μετέχοντας.”

Isocrates, 436-338 BC.