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
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
Wednesday 8 October to Sunday 16 November - Friends Room, 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.
HELLENIC CENTRE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
15 & 16 NOVEMBER 2014
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for programme of events
NEW TERM STARTS ON
22 SEPTEMBER 2014
THE FOLLOWING COURSES
ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED
ON TUESDAYS 6.30PM
ON MONDAYS 6.30PM
ON TUESDAYS 6.30PM
FAST TRACK BEGINNERS 1+2
ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 6.30PM
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
Meeting Rooms available more...
16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS
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