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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

Ancient Sites, Modern Interventions and Literary Reactions Ι

Monday 8 February, 7pm to 8.30pm - The Hellenic Centre.

The first of a series of four lectures in English on Modern Greece and the Classical Tradition - An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature and Culture with Dr Polina Tambakaki (King’s College London).

The session will look at how famous ancient monuments in Attica, such as the Acropolis of Athens, the Theseion (Temple of Hephaestus) and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, are treated in modern Greek poetry (Andreas Kalvos; George Seferis and Nicolas Calas) and prose (Alexandros Papadiamantis). Language: English, all texts will be read in English translation. Detailed information on the series at the end of the Diary listings. Read more...



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Registration period for our
Winter Term Courses
starts on
Monday 7 December 2015
and finishes on
Tuesday 5 January 2016

Winter Term starts on
Monday 11 January 2016
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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":