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







Sea of Life

Thursday 2 February to Wednesday 8 March - The Hellenic Centre.

Greek-Cypriot artist Marina Emphietzi-Harris grew up in a house by the sea and her paintings of seascapes emanate from memories of her childhood and show the natural forms of a real world in a semi abstract or conceptual way.

Her strong tonal variations and vivid colours are visual representations of inner feelings and conversations. Meet the artist: Friday 3 February, 6.30pm- 8.30pm.

For opening hours call 020 7487 5060.

Supported by the Hellenic Centre.



Aristotle on Rationality in Action

Tuesday 7 February, 7.15pm - The Hellenic Centre.

Prof Anthony Price, Birkbeck College will discuss how according to Aristotle the conclusion of a piece of practical reasoning is an action (if nothing gets in the way) and that one can act, as well as think, rationally.

Man is an animal that acts on reasons, and we are responsible for what we do. Here, as elsewhere, Aristotle can rescue us from the trammels of a dualism of mind and body.

Free entry; booking essential: 020 7563 9835 or press@helleniccentre.org.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.



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Greek Language Courses

Winter Term
starts on
Monday 23 January 2017

Winter Term Courses
Timetable, fees,
term dates,
terms & conditions

All Beginners 1 courses
are now fully booked

Beginners 3 on Wednesdays
is also fully booked

Registration is still
possible for some courses

A £5 charge applies for all
enrolments after the
specified registration period

To see which course is right
for your level read our
Syllabus here

General information about
our courses here

Venue Hire

Meeting Rooms available more...


Call +44 (0)20 7487 5060
email info@helleniccentre.org

16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS



Agatha Kalisperas


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


email address:


 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":