Our purpose

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.

16 Jan
24 Feb


Explore text and paper in fashion through a selection of disposable paper dresses from the 1960s including rare Japanese shifu underclothes from the Edo period, Richard Nixon's 1968 electoral campaign dress, the after Andy Warhol 'Souper Dress' , paper garments by significant designers such as  Miyake, Tsumura, Galliano and many more in an exhibition that doesn't only look good on paper!  


The Hellenic Centre is a central London venue with a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces available to hire all year round.  It offers smaller rooms for meetings, larger spaces for conferences and training workshops and the  Great Hall for larger gatherings such as fashions shows, weddings, product launches and bespoke corporate events.

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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.


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Key course dates

  • Autumn Term end: 14 Dec 2018
  • Winter Courses timetable: available on 6 Dec 2018
  • Winter Term registration: 6-20 Dec 2018 and 3-15 Jan 2019
  • Winter Term start: 21 Jan 2019
  • Winter Term end: 4 Apr 2019
  • Registration: (i) download form (ii) email it to greekcourses@helleniccentre.org (iii) call 020 7563 9831 to make a card payment
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Greek course books

Once your place on a course is confirmed, you can get all course books directly from the Hellenic Centre office.

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. more about membership


11 Mar 2019 Mon

HC Kathara Deftera Celebration with Kourelou and London Greek Collective

It is the end of Carnival and we meet on this special Monday to celebrate the beginning of Greek Lent with live music and sarakostiana. Kourelou and the London Greek Collective are putting on a ‘Panigiri’ with music and dance from all over Greece.

Further to their headline-show at Dublin Greek Film Festival, Sweden tour and a series of UK performances including Womad Festival, BBC radio 3, Kourelou & the London Greek Collective -6 piece band – are performing at the Hellenic Centre for one night only on March 11th, 2019.
‘Panigiri’, a festive mix of music from all over Greece and the South Balkans by the 6-piece band. #ikariotiko #kavontoritiko #pentozali #kalamatiano #sousta #hassapiko #hassaposerviko #aptaliko #zeibekiko #tsamiko #mperati #karsilamas #mikrasia #zonaradiko #maleviziotis #noskyladiko
Organised by the Hellenic Centre.
Tickets £20, HC Members & concessions £17
Price includes live music and a taster of sarakostiana.
As these events often sell out, early booking is advised.
Price includes live music and a taster of sarakostiana.
Bookings: 020 7487 5060
Click here for Kourelou’s latest video:
Το συγκρότημα Kourelou έκανε την πρώτη του εμφάνιση στο Southbank Centre του Λονδίνου το 2013 στα πλαίσια της αγγλικής παραγωγής “Greece is the Word” της δημοσιογράφου Rosie Goldsmith. σχετικό λίνκ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkx5to56nz0 . Ένα χρόνο μετά, έχοντας ήδη μια επιτυχημένη πορεία, το συγκρότημα κλήθηκε να παρουσιάσει τη δουλειά του στην εκπομπή “World on 3” του BBC με τη Lopa Kothari. Εμφανίστηκε επίσης στο Swedish National Radio και στα πιο γνωστά περιοδικά world music της Αγγλίας.
Το Νοέμβριο του 2017 η Kourelou επιλέχτηκε από το BBC ως ένα από τρία διακεκριμένα σχήματα της αγγλικής έθνικ/world σκηνής (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__qlh8mEEMU ) και τον Ιούλιο του ίδιου χρόνου συμμετείχε στο Womad Festival, το μεγαλύτερο world music φεστιβάλ της Αγγλίας αποσπώντας εξαιρετικές κριτικές και υψηλές πωλήσεις άλμπουμ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__qlh8mEEMU). Τον περασμένο Οκτώβριο 2018 η Κουρελού πρωταγωνίστησε στη σκηνή του Dublin Greek Film Festival στην Ιρλανδία. Ο ήχος της Kourelou συνδυάζει παραδοσιακά στοιχεία από την Ελλάδα και τα Νότια Βαλκάνια.
“Rocked our World”
Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3
”Kourelou take risks when they improvise challenging the traditional Greek sounds and providing instruments, songs, and sounds in a totally unexpected way …”
“… music that has unbelievable traditional diversity and wealth in a way that is engaging, jazzy and dynamic..”
Wilton’s Hall, London
‘…the band was superb! We loved your music!!!! –Each musician was a star in their own right.
Dj Ritu, ‘A World In London’
Kourelou – Patchwork
0044 7956 450 500
Website: http://www.kourelou.co.uk

Tickets £20

concessions and HC Members £17, including music and a taster of traditional Greek vegetarian flavours.

  • 12 Feb 2019 Tue
    To 11 Mar 2019 Mon

    MANI / Μάνη – Painting the Southern Peloponnese: In the Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Mani’s strange beauty, the Greek landscapes of Craxton ad Ghika and Patrick Leigh Fermor’s evocative writing inspired Toby Wiggins to return to Mani and paint a series of landscapes.

    Free Entry

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 21 Feb 2019 Thu

    Walking through the Landscapes of Marina Adams

    Organised by the Hellenic Centre

    Helli Pangalou will give a lecture on Marina Adams and the Gardens she created.

    Free entry; booking essential.

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 22 Feb 2019 Fri

    Wagner and Greece

    Organised by the Hellenic Centre 

    An illustrated lecture by Helena Matheopoulos

    Free entry; booking essential.

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 14 Mar 2019 Thu
    To 03 Apr 2019 Wed

    The Desert Behind

    Playwright & poet Natalie Katsou and photographer Yiannis Katsaris join their artistic forces and invite us to The Desert Behind; a photographic journey and book launch of their poetry collection.

    Book Launch and Private View – Meet the artists: 20 March 2019


    Free Entry

    The Hellenic Centre
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