Upcoming events

Our events are open to anyone interested in Greek and Cypriot culture. Most events are free and conducted in English.

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From06 Jun 2019 Thursday
To 30 Jun 2019 Sunday

Exhibition of Kissonerghis paintings from the Leventis Gallery Cyprus

Organised by A.G. Leventis Gallery Cyprus and the Hellenic Centre, supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation. 

The exhibition will examine the relationship between Ioannis Kissonerghis and the landscape painting tradition created in Cyprus by traveller-artists, in particular British visitors or temporary residents of the island.

This event is part of the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the Hellenic Centre  

Free entry but RSVP for the preview & reception

The Hellenic Centre
16 Jun 2019 Sunday

Piano Recital with pianist Georgios Vardakis

Piano recital, including pieces from Scarlatti, Brahms and Skalkottas

Performer Georgios Vardakis

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
16 Jun 2019 Sunday
children dance family music performances

Marylebone Summer Fayre

Marylebone High Street and the surrounding streets are closed to traffic for the day and are transformed into a celebration of summer, a fun day full of music, dance events and delicious food! Events include Greek Traditional Dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon.

You can also visit the Hellenic Centre on Paddington Street.

Free entry

23 Jun 2019 Sunday

Karaghiozis and the Riddles of the Vizier’s Daughter – Ο Καραγκιόζης και τα Αινίγματα της Βεζυροπούλας

Shadow theatre puppet show in Greek by Thodoris Kostidakis – an experienced shadow puppeteer, drama therapist and member of the Greek Association of Shadow Theatre.

£15 for adults and children over 3
£54 for family of four

The Hellenic Centre
03 Jul 2019 Wednesday

Portrait of an Author

A presentation of the work and life of Greek Cypriot author Nicole Anna Maniati by Dr Kiki Sonidou.

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From05 Jul 2019 Friday
To 11 Jul 2019 Thursday

The Nature and the History in the Paintings and the Gobelins from Greece, Cyprus and Mediterranean

An exhibition of paintings and wall hanging tapestries/gobelin and  by Libuse Mitkova.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
08 Jul 2019 Monday

Myth as Inspiration: A Contemporary Perspective

Exploring the great tradition of the Greek Myth, with music by Greek composers Iannis Xenakis, Manos Hadjidakis and Dimitrios Rontsis.

Free entry, booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
20 Sep 2019 Friday
book launch

English School Nicosia, Cyprus

A book presentation on the English School in Nicosia, Cyprus

Speaker: Prof Kypros Nicolaides will give a talk

The Hellenic Centre
27 Sep 2019 Friday

Aspects and Visions of Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery from the Renaissance onwards

A panel discussion organised by the Board of Directors of the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation about its newly published book ‘Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery (15th – 19th centuries): Identities, alterities, metamorphoses’ by Dr Aphrodite Kouria.

The Hellenic Centre
28 Sep 2019 Saturday

Play the ‘Americana’

A play in Greek and English set in northern Greece in 1948, the play focuses on two peasant women: ‘Americana’ and her elder daughter, ‘Katerina’

Tickets: £15, Members £12 for members

The Hellenic Centre
29 Sep 2019 Sunday

PAUSE – Cyprus Cinema Series

Screening of the film “Pause” by Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali, as part of the programme Cyprus Cinema Series, organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section.

Further information & bookings



The Hellenic Centre
04 Oct 2019 Friday

Myths and psychotherapy

‘Psychological Therapy as a heroic journey into the labyrinth. The myth of Theseus and Ariadne’

The aim of the lecture is to explore the mythological imprint of the psychological processes that we all are in touch with and how mythological themes can be supplementary to the clinical practise of psychotherapy.

£5 entry

The Hellenic Centre
08 Oct 2019 Tuesday

Stratis Myrivilis Presentation

A presentation on the anniversary of 50 years after death of the Great Greek writer Stratis Myrivilis presented by his granddaughter Mrs Christina Angelopoulou.

The Hellenic Centre
13 Oct 2019 Sunday
dance music

Celebrations for Lykion Ton Hellinidon and Hellenic Centre

Celebrations for Lykion Ton Hellinidon 40th anniversary and for the Hellenic Centre 25th anniversary

The Hellenic Centre
15 Oct 2019 Tuesday

Presentation on Greek composer Dimitrios Skyllas

Presentation by Hellenic Centre with the BBC on the occasion of the concert on Greek Composer Dimitrios Skyllas  world premier at the Barbican on 29 January 2020

The Hellenic Centre
17 Oct 2019 Thursday

Screening: “Life will smile”

A screening of “Life will smile” a film about Zakynthos and how the Greeks helped the Jews during the occupation of Greece by Italians and Germans during the 2nd World War

The Hellenic Centre
26 Oct 2019 Saturday

In the Light of Music

A piano recital by Dr Nicolas Costantinou featuring masterpieces by some of the leading composers of the past, as well as the contemporary Cypriot composer, Constantinos Stylianou.

Organised by the Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section


Further information & bookings



The Hellenic Centre
28 Oct 2019 Monday
Discussion Presentation

Nearchos Clerides Presentation

Presentation in Greek on Nearchos Clerides a prominent figure in the education, literature and education of Cyprus during the beginning of the 20th Century.

The Hellenic Centre
05 Nov 2019 Tuesday
Discussion lectures

Human Rights in relation to the Property Issue in Cyprus – Latest Developments

Human Rights have dominated the Property Issue in Cyprus. The latest developments in Cyprus and the European Court of Human Rights will be presented.

Free Entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
17 Nov 2019 Sunday
children family

Christmas sparkle, music fun, stars with glitter and baking with love!

This year’s Christmas event is pure magic! Join us for an afternoon filled with seasonal music, trays of delicious treats and lots of glittery ornaments made for the whole family!

£15 per person; £54 for a family of four

The Hellenic Centre
22 Nov 2019 Friday
Discussion literary music performances

Byron, Greece, and European musical conversations

European influences on Greek music of the late 19th and early 20th century and Byron’s affiliation with Greece during the Revolution, revealed through selected violin and piano works and Byron’s poetry.

The Hellenic Centre
From29 Nov 2019 Friday
To 30 Nov 2019 Saturday

Film Festival and 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Film screening of films from Greek and Cypriot directors followed by musical celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre