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The Hellenic Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, and Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture and nurture UK relations with the Hellenic world.

13 Nov
29 Nov

Lesvos – Between Hope and Despair

An exhibition of photographs by Margarita Mavromichalis. The black and white images depict the arrival of the refugees on the shores of the island, their compassionate reception by locals and volunteers, as well as their plight to survive a new reality.


Situated in the heart of Marylebone, this splendid central London venue is home to the Hellenic Centre and has a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces suitable for workshops, training seminars and corporate meetings.  The most impressive of the spaces is the Great Hall, a ‘blank canvas’ which is ideal for larger conference meetings but can be easily transformed to host high scale press events, fashion shows, film screenings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and other celebrations.

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Greek courses for all levels, from Alpha to Omega

We run Greek language courses for groups and individuals; we hold conversation classes and help prepare for the C1 & C2 Certificate of Attainment in Greek.

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Key course dates

  • Autumn Term start: 1 Oct 2018
  • Autumn Term end: 14 Dec 2018
  • Winter Term registration: 3-21 Dec 2018 and 3-10 Jan 2019
  • Winter Term start: 21 Jan 2019
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Once your place on a course is confirmed, you can get all course books directly from the Hellenic Centre office.

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Members receive discounts on Greek language courses and paid events and invitations to private views and other events. Individual membership costs £50. more about membership


13 Nov 2018 Tue
To 29 Nov 2018 Thursday

Lesvos – Between Hope and Despair

An exhibition of photographs by Margarita Mavromichalis.

Supported by the Hellenic Centre

About the Artist

Margarita Mavromichalis comes from a family of Greek diplomats and has spent her life living and travelling all over the world. She speaks five languages and studied translation and interpreting.

Margarita lived in Los Angeles for four years before moving to New York in 2009. Photography has been a lifelong passion; she continued her studies for three years at the International Center of Photography where she also served as a Teaching Assistant for several classes.  She moved back to Greece from 2013 to 2016 where she devoted most of her time covering the refugee crisis as it developed on the island of Lesvos.   She currently lives and works in London.

Margarita is mostly attracted to street photography and the elements that evoke emotions and surprise in our everyday life. Furthermore, she is passionate about documenting current events that she feels very strongly about, highlighting their social impact. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions in New York, Boston, San Diego, the Museum of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum and most recently in Budapest (Hungary), Athens (Greece), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Barcelona (Spain) and London (United Kingdom).  She is the winner of the 9th Pollux Awards and selected images are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Free entry

  • 15 Nov 2018 Thu

    Climate- Change, Biodiversity and the Need for Action in Today’s Hellenic World

    A talk in English by Anastasios P.Leventis CBE, OFR, Chairman of the A G Leventis Foundation, about climate change and Greece.

    Free entry; booking essential

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 25 Nov 2018 Sun

    Christmas breads and holiday hearts … this is the way the holiday starts!

    A workshop in Greek and an opportunity for children to explore Christmas Greek traditions.

    Tickets for children and adults £15; adults admitted only if accompanying children.

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 16 Jan 2019 Wed
    To 24 Feb 2019 Sun


    #TextMe_PaperFashion, is a pop-up exhibition from the Greek cultural organization ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture’s Paper Dress Collection. It has been especially created to mark UNESCO’S Athens 2018, World Book Capital, and the Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary.

    Free entry!

    The Hellenic Centre
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