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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







RECITAL WITH FUSIONIA DUO

Wednesday 1 April, 7.30pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.

Marios Ioannou and Savvas Lagou perform a programme that includes works for two violins by Prokofiev, Bella Bartok, Henryk Wieniawski as well as the world premiere of Clouds by Vasileios Philippou.

 

Programme

 

Prokofiev Sonata for duo violins in C major op.56. (16 min)

BelaBartok duos for violins sz.98. 22,28, 35, 43 (5min)

Henryk Wieniawski Etudes-Caprices for two violins op.18 (6 min)

 

15 min break

 

Vasileios Philippou Clouds for two violins(World premiere) (5min)

Cypriot Suite (Arranged by Fusionia Duo) (10 min)

Musical portraits(Arranged by Fusionia Duo) (10 min)

Ipeirotiko (Fusionia Duo composition) (4min)

 

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

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

 


RACHMANINOFF - VARIATIONS IN A LIFE

Saturday 18 April, 7pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

Costas Fotopoulos interprets the music of the composer who bridged the gap between the romantic and the modernists; Alberto Bona presents Rachmaninoff himself; script written by Josephine Hammond.

Celebrating the life of a great musician this collaboration between a pianist, an actor and a writer tells the story of Rachmaninoff's musical journey. His early life and the influences on his musical development are shown in his preludes and etudes and his great Second Sonata. Later, exiled in America, his music reflects his love of his country, the deep Russian spirit of his soul and his struggle with constant pain caused by his failing health. We hear his transcriptions of works by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Kreisler, as well as his famous Variations on a Theme of Corelli - a foretaste of his well-known and much loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

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

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

 


Greek Evening & Easter Celebration

Saturday 25 April, 7.30pm to 10.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre.

Enjoy a live performance of traditional Greek music with the group moosootoo and join us in celebrating Greek Easter and cracking red eggs!

Tickets £13; price includes live music, a glass of wine with traditional Cretan snack dakos, red eggs and tsoureki. Cash bar open for extra drinks and snacks.

Further information and bookings on 020 7487 5060.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

 


 

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Greek Language Courses


NEW TERM STARTS ON
20 APRIL 2015


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

16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS

 

Director

Agatha Kalisperas

Membership 

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

 



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 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":
www.patternsofmagnificence.org

 A shop is available at the Hellenic Centre with products from the exhibition.

 Click here to view the whole colllection