About us

28 June 2016 - Important notice: Our phone lines are out of order. We hope the problem will be sorted out soon. To contact us please email info@helleniccentre.org

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


Clothes, Commerce, Cultural Identity and an Australian Greek family's legacy

Friday June 24, 7.15 p.m.

The 19th century wardrobe of Amirisa Hatziagapitou, from Kastellorizo to Sydney and Melbourne.

An illustrated talk by Geoffrey Conaghan, Commissioner for the Government of Victoria Australia in Europe. He presents Kastellorizo's trade links through fabrics from France to India and Sri Lanka and his family's material heritage which has been preserved over three generations in Australia.

Amirisa Hatziagapitou left in 1924 with her family and her Greek Ottoman wardrobe of over seventy items is now under the care of her Australian great grandson Geoffrey Conaghan. 

The Island of Kastellorizo is now the eastern most point of the Greek Republic. In the 19th century it was a dynamic port that flourished through trade with Venice, Genoa, Marseilles, Alexandria and Beirut, introducing fabrics from the east and west. Events in the early 20th century saw it controlled by Turkey, France and Italy and the island reduced to 5% of its population, with the majority migrating to Australia.

Free entry ; booking essential on 0207563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org.


Cyprus and the Financial Crisis - The Controversial Bailout and What it Means for the Eurozone

Tuesday 28 June, 7.15pm – The Hellenic Centre.

An event in English to present the book Cyprus and the Financial Crisis by John Theodore and Jonathan Theodore and a discussion with the authors John Theodore and Jonathan Theodore, on the events surrounding the recent Cypriot Financial Crisis, the implications of the bail-in provisions (its impact on the Eurozone) and its successful exit from the programme.

The presentation will include the views of EU politicians interviewed recently in Brussels on Cyprus's success and also on reactions to the outcome of the UK referendum on 23 June.

Introduced by Costas Franceskides.

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

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.


Mosaic Odysseys: An Exhibition of Contemporary Mosaics by Mosaicists from Greece and the UK

Tuesday 19 July to Saturday 23 July – The Hellenic Centre.

An international group of eleven acclaimed mosaic artists Artemis Klitsi, Vasso Spanou, Lydia Papadopoulou, Ioannis Touliatos, Alexandros Bassadis, Eftychia Finou, Nathalie Vin, Dugald MacInnes, Kate Rattray, Ariana Puntin and Aliyahgator have been brought together for a unique exhibition of mosaics inspired by the story of Odysseus.

Part of a Summer Festival of Mosaics being held in London, Athens and Mykonos during the summer of 2016.

Information on artists and their work at http://mosaic-odysseys.weebly.com.

Free entry;

opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10am- 5pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm. Meet the artists: Tuesday 19 July, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Supported by the Hellenic Centre.  

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Autumn Term Courses
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Monday 3 October 2016

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Agatha Kalisperas


Maria Kalli 020 7563 9833 maria@helleniccentre.org

Greek Language Courses

Evangelia Roussou 020 7563 9831 greekcourses@helleniccentre.org

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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":