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







Hellenic Centre 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Saturday 15 November and Sunday 16 November - Hellenic Centre.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!


Please see below programme of events; for a more detailed version click
here.


Daily Programme

Saturday 15 November 2014

Friends Room
10am-8pm: Costas Balafas: Photographic Memories of Modern Greece.
10am-8pm: Jewellery & Pottery Exhibition (items for sale).

 
Great Hall
10am-2pm: Colours of Greece. Exhibition of Paintings & Pottery (items for sale).


2pm: Screening of the film Little England (Mikra Agglia).
5pm: Screening of the film Papadopoulos & Sons followed by Q&A
with the director.
7.30pm-8pm: Traditional Greek dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon, London



8.30pm: Concert: Art & Melodie Vocal Trio sings the songs of Manos Hadjidakis.

1.30 pm: Visit to the Greek and Cypriot Rooms at the British Museum.
Limited number of places. Please confirm attendance on 02074875060


Sunday 16 November 2014

Friends Room
10am-8pm: Costas Balafas: Photographic Memories of Modern Greece.
10am-8pm: Jewellery & Pottery Exhibition (items for sale).



Great Hall
10am-2pm: Colours of Greece, Exhibition of Paintings & Pottery (items for sale).
2pm: Screening of the film Papadopoulos & Sons.

5pm: Screening of the film Little England (Mikra Agglia).

8pm: Jazz concert by Katerina Polemi Quartet.

Cash Bar with drinks & snacks open on both days, 10am-10pm.

All events are FREE. Donations to the Hellenic Centre are welcome.

Many thanks to Waitrose and to all our anonymous sponsors for their donations.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.


 

Costas Balafas: Photographic Memories of Modern Greece

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



 

Greece at War: marking 70 years since the end of ‘Hitler’s Greece’

Tuesday 28th October 2014, 6.30-8pm, Friends Room, The Hellenic Centre.

This evening of short talks (in English) commemorates the 70th anniversary of the withdrawal of Nazi forces from mainland Greece in October and November 1944.

Though it was far from the end of hostilities and suffering for the Greek people – quite apart from the devastating Civil War, some islands were not liberated until 1945 – this landmark signalled the end of 4 years of Axis occupation.
Participants:

  • Dr Violetta Hionidou (Newcastle University), author of Fam ine and Death in Occupied Greece, 1941-44 (2006)
  • Alan Ogden, author of Sons of Odysseus: SOE Heroes in Greece (2012)
  • John Carr, author of T he Defence and Fall of Greece 1940-41 (2013)
  • Dr David Wills, Tr easur er of the Society for Moder n Gr eek Studies and editor of Greece and Britain since 1945 (2nd edition 2014)

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


 

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


CHRISTMAS FAMILY LUNCH

to celebrate 20 years
of the Hellenic Centre



Please click here
for further details & booking form



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Greek Language Courses


NEW TERM STARTS ON
12 JANUARY 2015


Registration for
Winter Term Courses
will start on
1 December 2014


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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