British Council

UK's Ambassador Brummell says his farewell to Romania by touring Bucharest in a double-decker bus

Ambassador of the UK to Romania Paul Brummell bid his farewell from Bucharest on Thursday by touring the Capital in a double-decker - the famous red London bus - in which the diplomat told stories about food, his favorite places, as well as about a ghost that seems to be living in the office of the Political Section of the UK Embassy.

Goldfinger | Athens | June 15

The Athens Open-Air Film Festival is holding a free screening of the 1964 James Bond classic "Goldfinger," starring Sean Connery as 007 and Gert Frobe and the big villain on Friday, June 15. The screening, a cooperation with the British Council, will take place at Akadimia Platonos park (137 Monastiriou Street), starting at 9.30 p.m.

Chiriac: Prince Charles was delighted in Sibiu; instead of 20 minutes, he spent an hour and 45 minutes

Prince Charles of Wales was delighted with the performance offered by drama students in Sibiu and decided to stay in the city with the actors and organisers of the International Drama Festival, of which he is a patron, not just 20 minutes, as he had initially planned, but almost two hours to acknowledge the work of the festival and the involvement of this event in changing the city, said actor

Rachel Maclean | Athens | May 24

In partnership with the State of Concept gallery, the British Council presents a screening of Rachel Maclean's film "Feed Me," which explores the commercialization of childhood. The Glasgow-based multimedia artist will also talk about the project. The event takes place at the Benaki Museum's flagship venue, starting at 7 p.m.

Greek-British cooperation in education

The recent visit to Greece by Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was a significant moment in the long and turbulent relations between Greece and the UK, as very few high-ranking British officials have visited our country in recent decades. So the visit by the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom was of great historical and symbolic importance.

Police arrest leading member of Rouvikonas

A leading member of the self-styled anarchist group Rouvikonas was identified and arrested by Greek police for storming into the premises of the British Council in central Athens on Thursday morning.

According to reports, some 20 group members entered the council building, scattered flyers and shouted slogans about Syria before leaving.

Ian McEwan | Athens | April 25 & 26

Critically acclaimed British screenwriter and novelist Ian McEwan has been invited to deliver a talk, titled "The Self: The Invention of the Literary Persona," as part of events marking Athens's stint as 2018 World Book Capital. The lecture at the Athens Concert Hall, organized with the support of the British Council, starts at 7 p.m.

Museum Conference | Athens & Thessaloniki | November 30 & December 1

The American and British embassies in Athens and the British Council present "Museums as Agents of Change: Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion," at the Benaki Museum in Athens on Thursday, November 30, and at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki on Friday, December 1.

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