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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


The Hellenic Centre’s New Year Celebration
Saturday 21 January, 8pm to 1am

Special Guest: Christina Maxouri
Music by the London Greek Collective and Kourelou
Also featuring: pianist Yiannis Karygiannis and clarinetist Oliver Dover

Bookings on 020 74875060

Further to a series of UK performances and recent features on BBC radio 3, Swedish national radio, 'World In London', Froots and Songlines magazines, the members of Kourelou and the London Greek Collective celebrate the new year at the Hellenic centre on Saturday, January 21 at the Great Hall. Kourelou's latest video. 
Special Guest: Christina Maxouri
As an actress, Christina has performed classic and modern plays at the National and the Herodes Atticus Theatres and has been twice a candidate for the “Melina Mercouri Theatre Award”. As a singer she has cooperated with famous composers such as N.Xydakis, G.Psyhogios and F.Delivorias. She has recently toured Europe with her latest solo a cappella music show "Borrowed Shoes". In September 2015, Christina gave an extraordinary solo performance at the Friends' Room of the Hellenic Centre, receiving stunning comments and critiques. We are delighted to have her back for the celebration of the new year. Website: http://www.christinamaxouri.com/en
First part: Concert led by Christina Maxouri.
Second part: Dance to traditional and popular music from Greece, by Kourelou and the London Greek Collective 
Tickets for the concert & dance are £18 including vassilopitta and a glass of wine.
Cash bar available at reasonable prices. There is no minimum or other charge.
The Hellenic Centre New Year Celebrations and Kourelou/Greek Live Collective events tend to get very busy -potentially sold out - so friends are advised to book as early as possible.


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Jan-Mar 2017

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Greek Language Courses

Winter Term
starts on
Monday 23 January 2017

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

Beginners 1 on
Mondays & Wednesdays
is fully booked

Available places on
Beginners 1 on Fridays

Enrolment for winter courses
will take place
3 January-16 January

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


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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":