About us

The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre is a vibrant cultural organisation founded in 1994 as a charity, with the aims of providing a focus for the Hellenic community, promoting an awareness of Hellenic culture in the UK and nurturing the unique relationship between Britain and the Hellenic world. The Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events and Greek language courses.

The Centre's elegant building dates from the early 1900s and has been sympathetically refurbished to provide a number of meeting and exhibition rooms, the most impressive of which is the Great Hall. The location and its facilities make it also an attractive venue for outside individuals and organisations to hold their events. The Centre is off Marylebone High Street in central London and is easily accessible.

The Hellenic Centre is run by a full-time director and her administrative staff, overseen by the Trustees and their Executive Board.

Director: Agatha Kalisperas

1st London Hellenic Festival - @hellenicentre

Sunday 11 October - The Hellenic Centre.

General Admission* £11.00
Book your tickets now on 020 7487 5060 or at www.ark4art.eventbrite.com.

'Εμείς τελικά παντού ξένοι θα είμαστε - και παντού σαν το σπίτι μας'

3pm: Screening of 'Xenia'

Director: Panos Koutras, 2014
In  Greek with English subtitles
Selected to compete in the
Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Selected as the Greek entry for the
Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards

Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.

5pm: Post-movie open discussion
A panel of Greek and Cypriot Professionals will share their experiences from their life in London and discuss with the audience about themes that all of us would like to debate: about moving to London, how do we feel when here, how do we feel when back 'home' and how this move has affected our own sense of identity.

6.30pm: PAKAW! Live

PAKAW! is an all-female ensemble tugging on the boundaries of the traditional. With Greek music at its core these five tangy, opinionated, talented women showcase sultry vocals and versatile musicianship. Its members met on the lively London rembetiko music scene; each of them brings with her a different international flavour and a colourful variety of musical experience, united by their love for Greek music.

Cash bar available


Organised by Ark4Art and the Hellenic Centre

*The General Admission price includes the post-movie discussion and live concert. Free admission for those who would like to watch the film only but there will be a paid admission of £11 for the post-movie activities.

Summer in our Hearts

Tuesday 29 September to Thursday 29 October - The Hellenic Centre.

Erietta Vordoni exhibits her artwork and shows us how everything seems possible when we feel love inside us.

Vordoni, a prize winning graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts, continued her studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Kremonini and Cesar, where the French Ministry of Culture granted her an atelier for life in the early nineties. Earned the biggest painting prize in Salon de Moutrouge in 1997, Paris. She nowadays, lives and works between Athens and Paris.


Private view on Wednesday 30 September, 6.30-8.30pm.

For opening hours call 020 7487 5060.

Supported by the Hellenic Centre.


Tragedy and Revolución: Ancient Greek Drama in Modern Latin America

Tuesday 6 October, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre.

An illustrated presentation in English by Dr Rosa Andújar, A G Leventis Research Fellow, Department of Greek and Latin, University College London.

Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Jazz Democracy

Tuesday 17 November, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre

Saxophonist Dimitri Vassilakis, vistis the Hellenic Centre, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2015 and  discusses how jazz — from its origins as an African-American art form — has become global and embraced the broad democratic values first established in ancient Greece Accompanied on piano by Nikolas Anadolis, child prodigy from Thessaloniki and recipient of Martial Solal Award.

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine; bookings on 020 7487 5060 or at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jazz-democracy-tickets-18737069078.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.



Donations to the Greek Relief Fund:




IBAN: GB70 BCYP 40637734735111




SORT CODE: 406204



IBAN: GB44ETHN40620439117415

New Diary of Events
Sept-Dec 2015

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Now Available

Greek Language Courses

The registration period
for our
Autumn Term Courses
has now finished
Autumn Term finishes on
Friday 11 December 2015

Winter Term starts on
Monday 10 January 2016
Timetable and information
on Winter Term Courses
to be posted in November

General information about
our courses and

Venue Hire

Meeting Rooms available more...


Call +44 (0)20 7487 5060
email info@helleniccentre.org

16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS



Agatha Kalisperas


Maria Kalli 020 7563 9833 maria@helleniccentre.org

Greek Language Courses

Evangelia Roussou 020 7563 9831 greekcourses@helleniccentre.org

Venue Hire

Kay Stavrinou 020 7563 9834 bookings@helleniccentre.org

Catering & Friends Room Exhibitions

Christina Vagioti 020 7563 9836 christina@helleniccentre.org


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 The Exhibition "Patterns of Magnificence" is now closed

Catalogues in both Greek and English are available at the Hellenic Centre.

For more information about "Patterns of Magnificence":