Hellenic Centre

Our Purpose

Since 1994, offering a rich programme of events: lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture in the UK and nurture the relationship between UK and the Hellenic world.

Cultural events

29 Sep
30 Sep

Six Nights on the Acropolis

Six Nights on the Acropolis with Stamatis Kraounakis

Directed by Anastasia Revi

Produced by Theatre Lab and The Hellenic Centre

Based on the novel by George Seferis

Venue hire

This central London venue is situated in the heart of Marylebone, a vibrant hub of culture, fashion and individuality. It boasts several meeting and event spaces including the Great Hall, a blank canvas space, offering ultimate flexibility to accommodate all types of events from small meetings to large conferences, fashion shows, weddings, and bespoke events.
Click below for more information on our spaces, catering options and conference facilities.

venue hire rates and packages

Learn Greek

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.

more about our Greek courses

Key dates for Autumn Term

Autumn Term starts on 01/10/2018
Registration for the Autumn Term courses from 03/09/18 until 19/09/18
Last day for Spring/Summer Term was 09/07/18; no classes or private tuition will be held at the Centre until the beginning of Autumn Term.

Become a Member

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

What's on

Most lectures, exhibitions, concerts and social events held at the Hellenic Centre itself are free to attend.

We occasionally list events held in other venues as well.

18 Sep 2018 Tue
To 30 Oct 2018 Tuesday

A Skein of People and Colours Unravels in India

In about 15 minutes we are (actually I am) landing in New Delhi. I can see the lights of the city, I would say from over the clouds but there are no clouds. It’s dark but the sky is clear. I have never seen so many lights in my life. Chaos. And it scares me. Slightly. But it does scare me. 

What am I doing here on my own? What do I want to prove to myself? Well done me, I am independent. But I do feel lonely and after a long journey, I would love a shoulder to rest my head on. I am landing now. Just touched the ground. I felt my soul vibrating. India. 

I am waiting for my overnight train to Varanasi. It’s a 16 hour train journey and I expect that shocking feeling of loneliness to hit me as soon as the sun sets. Nothing looks familiar. Insecurity. Alone. Adventure. Share. Challenge. Where are you? It’s dark.. 

After 23 hours on the train, and having met an ambitious 23 yo girl who wants to work for the United Nations and told me everything about a boy she met 2 months ago and she is in love with, a “social” poet who read his poems to me, a father who tried to convince me to work in India as a maths teacher and people who worried about me being hungry and offered me fruit, I finally reached my destination – Varanasi.

Along the way of this life journey in India, I met some beautiful people whose kindness and smiles touched both my soul and heart. They inspired me to continue a mental journey and dream, imagine, desire and search for a new adventure. Equally colourful, equally humane. 

 

Source: Artist’s anecdotal travel journal.

Find out more on Georgios Zampas and his photography here

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