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

Passage Into History

Tuesday 26 May, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

A documentary, in English with Greek subtitles, on the history of excavations at Nemea, the modern revival of the Nemean Games and the efforts of archaeologist Stephen G. Miller, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, to expand our knowledge of ancient Greece. Produced by IMAGINA S.A.

Written and directed by Yiannis V. Lapatas. Professor Miller will be present to answer questions.

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

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.



Prouder Than Ever: my War, my Diary, my Embroideries

Monday 1 June, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

A presentation of the secret Prisoner of War diary, kept by Major Casdagli, in spite of dangers of reprisal, from the moment of his capture on 1 June 1941 in Sphakia, Crete, when the Battle of Crete was lost, through his incarceration in various German Prisoner of War camps.

Taking place on 74th Anniversary of that day, this event is introduced by Dr George Vassiadis, Lecturer in Modern Greek History, Royal Holloway, University of London and led by Alexis Penny Casdagli, compiler of the book (published by Cylix Press).

The evening will feature readings from the diary, many of Casdagli’s own documents, photographs and war embroideries and songs of the time from the renowned rembetiko band, Plastikes Karekles.

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

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.


The Greek Legends: a Comedy Remake - Myths

Friday 12 June and Saturday 13 June, 7.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

Join the Fates for an evening of hilarity in the underworld as Hammer and Tongs Theatre bring the legends of Ancient Greece to
the Hellenic Centre.

Dodge snakes with Medusa’s stylists, chug protein shakes with the goddess of war, and glimpse the dinner-party squabbles on Mount Olympus that really started the Trojan War.

The Greek Myths retold as you’ve never seen them before, accompanied by live music!

Reviews from ‘MYTHS’ at the Blue Elephant Theatre 2014:
'The quality of this production is a match for some of the best comedy - Monty Python comes to mind... I am sure we were laughing so hard that the Gods heard us up on Mount Olympus... Don't miss this hilarious show!' UK Theatre Network

'a glorious take on the legends of ancient Greece' South London Press

'I was so immersed! ... still smiling at the memory of it a few days later’ Southwark News

'I was hooked... witty... gripping, fun and touching' Female Arts

‘it’s fast, funny and skilfully delivered’ Views from the Gods


Tickets £12. Bookings and further information on 020 7487 5060.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.


We have been informed by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain that the lecture on 22 May has been cancelled


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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

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":