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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.

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30 Oct

Christodoulos at 75

Concert with pianist and composer Christodoulos Georgiades

THE VENUE FOR YOUR EVENT

The Hellenic Centre is a central London venue for hire, situated in the heart of Marylebone. It offers smaller rooms for meetings, larger spaces for conferences, and the Great Hall for major gatherings such as fashion 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 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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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.

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What's on

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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