News & Events

On Saturday 16th of September, Mrs Maria Papalouca, Head of the Cypriot Educational Mission visited our School and she had extensive discussions with each one of the teaching staff, those parents who were present and she participated in the teaching of each class/level.  Next day Sunday, she delivered an educational seminar to the teachers of the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Liverpool Schools, from which the photograph below was taken.  The presentation has been uploaded here.

You can download here this month's (September 2017) Newsletter as published by the Embassy of Greece.  It includes a feature article on Maria Kallas and many other educational and cultural matters of interest.

You may be interested in going to these films. Bookings can be made on line.

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB

Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Maria by Callas (France)

GFT / Thu 21 (13.00) & Mon 25 Feb (18.00)

Maria Callas was one of the great artists of the 20th century. This stunning documentary uses an array of interviews to tell her story in her own words. It is a story of a great opera singer but also of the constant tensions between Callas the artist, and Maria the woman. Home movies, archive footage, letters and rare private film of her performances paint a full picture of an extraordinary life, and there are thrilling scenes of her greatest roles from Norma and Carmen to Tosca and Madame Butterfly. A must-see for all opera lovers and all those who adored the “pure electricity” of Callas.


CCA / Thu 21 Feb (15.45) | GFT / Mon 25 Feb (16.00)

Elpida is mad as hell and she’s not going to take it anymore. Trapped in a loveless marriage to a boorish husband, she endures an unrelentingly drab life, and the menopause is about to add to her woes. Her only refuge is to escape into fantasy; lusting over the shirtless painter she watches or exacting a delicious revenge on the husband who has made her life a misery. Now, fantasy and reality are starting to blur. Tiny stresses build towards an explosive change in a film that mixes social realism and gothic horror. An intense Stela Fyrogeni is utterly compelling in the central role.

The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Cyprus)

GFT / Tue 26 Feb (18.00)       

Director Peter Medak and producer Paul Iacovou will be in attendance at this screening.

Fresh from the Oscar-nominated success of The Ruling Class (1972), director Peter Medak set sail for Cyprus to film a jolly pirate romp starring Peter Sellers. Ghost in the Noonday Sun should have been a riot but what happened during the filming makes Lost in La Mancha look like a walk in the park. This was a sinking ship that nobody could flee, although the mercurial Sellers did fake a heart attack to escape back to London. 40 years later, Medak combines extensive behind-the-scenes footage, fresh interviews and a return to Cyprus to confront the demons from his past.