Upcoming Events





Patrick Leigh Fermor and SOE in Crete

Monday 1 February 2016, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre. A lecture in English by Costas Mamalakis, Crete's leading expert on the Second World War and the resistance in Crete. Read more...

Hanging Gardens

Tuesday 2 February to Thursday 3 March 2016 - The Hellenic Centre. Tonia Avdelopoulou exhibits her last artwork, an aesthetic and factual contentment of an urban landscape, based on material configuration. Read more...

21st Annual Dinner Dance

Saturday 6 February, 6.30pm to 2am - London Hilton, Park Lane. Read more...

Song Recital with Kimon Palikaropoulos

Sunday 7 February, 5.30pm - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL. Read more...

Ancient Sites, Modern Interventions and Literary Reactions Ι

Monday 8 February, 7pm to 8.30pm - The Hellenic Centre. The first of a series of four lectures in English on Modern Greece and the Classical Tradition - An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature and Culture with Dr Polina Tambakaki (King’s College London). Read more...

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Further Reflections of an Epic Journey

Tuesday 9 February, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre. An illustrated lecture by Michael Wood. Read more...

Menander’s Dyskolos

10 - 11 February, 7.30pm - Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL. The UCL Department of Greek and Latin is proud to present the 2016 Classical Play: Menander’s Dyskolos Read more...

The Ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the Ashmolean: A conversation and gallery tours

Friday 19 February, 2-4.45 pm, Headley Lecture Theatre and galleries. With Dr Yannis Galanakis (Cambridge), Gerald Cadogan (British School at Athens), Dr Anja Ulbrich (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) Read more...

Of the Fire, of the Wind and of the Road without Return

Sunday 21 February, 3pm - Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL. An one woman puppet, mask and shadow show for all ages, based on a Greek fairy tale, with Stella Michael. Read more...

Sounion Revisited: The Sanctuaries of Poseidon and Athena at Sounion in Attica

Monday 22 February, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre. Book by Zetta Theodoropoulou Polychroniadis presented by Emeritus Professor Sir John Boardman, OBE, FBA, University of Oxford, Professor Catherine Morgan, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford and J.Lesley Fitton, Keeper, Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum.  Read more...

Saving the Greece we Love

Wednesday 24 February, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre. A visual presentation in English of the work of ELLINIKI ETAIRIA - Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage. Read more...

Paddy Leigh Fermor and Friends: Explorations in his Archive

Thursday 25 February, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre. An illustrated lecture in English by Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith (former UK Ambassador to Greece 1996-99). Read more...

Launch of Reading’s Corpus of Cypriote Antiquities

Friday 26 February, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre. An event celebrating the catalogue publication of the 113 Cypriote objects in Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology at the University of Reading and Reading Museum. Read more...

Tsiknopempti

Thursday 3 March, 7pm - The Hellenic Centre. Celebration on Greek Carnival with food, music and Greek dancing organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon. Read more...

Critical Times, Critical Thoughts - Contemporary Greek Writers Discuss Facts and Fiction

Friday 4 March, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre. Launch of the book, edited by Natasha Lemos and Eleni Yannakakis and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Read more...

AKASH & RUPA Dividing SPACE and Creating FORM

Tuesday 8 March to Thursday 7 April - The Hellenic Centre. New work by Caterina Hadjilias. The elements of her paintings are composed by abstracted shapes created from the division of space and by definite forms. Read more...

Raging about Achilles

Tuesday 8 March, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre. Raging about Achilles An event in English with Paul O'Mahony. Set against the backdrop of the Trojan Wars, the Iliad is the first, and arguably the greatest, work of western literature. Read more...

Icon Painting Workshop

Monday 11–Saturday 16 April, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm - St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church, Wycliffe Rd, London SW11 5QR. Join us on this six-day intensive course where we will captivate you in the art of the Byzantium painting technique. Read more...

Masque Kantades Evening

Friday 11 March, 7.30pm - Jacob’s, 20 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4RB. Organised by the Ionian Society to raise funds for the children in need in Greece. Read more...

Kathara Deftera Lunch

Monday 14 March, 12.30pm to 3.30pm - The Hellenic Centre. A traditional vegetarian lunch to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Read more...

Ancient Sites, Modern Interventions and Literary Reactions ΙI

Monday 14 March, 7pm to 8.30pm - The Hellenic Centre. The second of a series of four lectures in English on Modern Greece and the Classical Tradition - An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature and Culture with Dr Polina Tambakaki (King’s College London). Read more...

Beau Pluto - Lunchtime concert

Friday 8th April, 1pm - Charlton House, London. Read more...

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Jan-Mar 2016


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The Hellenic Centre showcases must-see events for anyone interested in Greek and Cypriot culture. Most events are free, and conducted in English. Whether you prefer an exhibition of photographs, a discussion on contemporary Cypriot fiction, or a day-trip to a museum, the Hellenic Centre has something for everyone.

 

Testimonial

"I would like to say ‘thank you’ for all the hard work and efforts you all put in to present these events for our pleasure and enjoyment.  Last night the short film and talk on ‘The Amorgos Conspiracy’ was so interesting.  The reception and refreshments which followed were excellent and were again proof of all the efforts made.  Efharisto para poli." 

-Barbara Vlahakis