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







Live the Swing: DIMINUITA

Sunday 19 October, 5-8pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

(Showcase by Nikki Santilli & her Vintage Jazz Dancers)

Live performance by Diminuita at 6pm (www.diminuita.com
Pre-concert dance lesson by Nikki Santilli at 5pm (www.hotjazzrag.com)

Come and swing to the rhythms of gypsy jazz! The Hellenic Centre presents DIMINUITA, a Swing Trio from the orchestral gypsy jazz scene, for an amazing live performance. 

What is more, if you want, you can let yourselves be swept off your chairs and onto the dance floor, with one of London’s most promising swing instructors, Nikki Santilli and her team, showing you the way! For those of you who want to enjoy the swing experience to the full, there will be a beginners swing class before the performance. Cash bar available with wine and beer to further lift your spirits – don’t miss this chance.
5-6pm: Swing Dance Class for beginners by Nikki Santilli (for those attending the concert, there will be an offer of £5 to attend the dance class). 
6-8pm: Live the Swing with Diminuita  

DIMINUITA 
(Giorgos Papadogiannis, lead guitar; Effie Saranti, rhythm guitar; Kostas Patsiotis, double bass) have been performing since 2007 in Greece and abroad. They are a part of the orchestral gypsy jazz scene, with their tunes alluding to Reinhardt, Grappelli and other composers of that era. Diminuita's video: http://youtu.be/O1dtgwAs4wg

Tickets £12, £8 for Hellenic Centre Members (£5 extra for the dance class - please RSVP when booking for the concert).

Bookings at 
ark4art.eventbrite.com or on 020 7487 5060.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

  


Costas Balafas: Photographic Memories of Modern Greece

Wednesday 8 October to Sunday 16 November - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.

 


 

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": www.patternsofmagnificence.org

 
 
 

A shop is available at the Hellenic Centre with products from the exhibition.

 Click here to view the whole colllection


The Real Greek

 


 

New Diary of Events
Sept-Dec 2014

Click to download a copy

 


 


CHRISTMAS 2014

Christmas packages now available


HELLENIC CENTRE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

15 & 16 NOVEMBER 2014

Please click here
for programme of events



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Greek Language Courses


NEW TERM STARTS ON
22 SEPTEMBER 2014


THE FOLLOWING COURSES 
ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED
BEGINNERS 1
ON TUESDAYS 6.30PM

BEGINNERS 2
ON MONDAYS 6.30PM
BEGINNERS 3

ON TUESDAYS 6.30PM

FAST TRACK BEGINNERS 1+2

ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 6.30PM
INTERMEDIATE 1
ON WEDNESDAYS 6.30PM

Some places still available
for the Beginners 1 courses
on Tuesdays 12.30pm and
Fridays 6.30pm and for the
Beginners 2 course on
Fridays 6.30pm

 more...


Venue Hire

Meeting Rooms available more...



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

16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS

 

Director

Agatha Kalisperas

Membership 

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