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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From02 Oct 2019 Wednesday
To 30 Oct 2019 Wednesday
exhibitions Friends Room

Nepal -through my lenses-

An exhibition of photographs by Kostis Paraskevas depicting the people, the religions and the landscape of Nepal.

Meet the Artist: Thursday 17 October, 6pm-8pm.

Free entry

Call for opening hours

The Hellenic Centre
15 Oct 2019 Tuesday
Discussion Presentation

Dimitrios Skyllas: The first Greek composer commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in history: from Epidaurus to the Barbican

Dimitrios Skyllas will be joined by Paul Hughes, director of the BBC Orchestra, to discuss about the composer’s diverse influences from religion to cinema, and to screen videos of his music from the tragedy ‘Electra’ at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. The concert is at the Barbican 29 January 2020. Moderated by Dimitrios Kraniotis, Co-founder of Ark4Art.

This event is  sold out.

Free entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
17 Oct 2019 Thursday

Screening: “Life Will Smile”

“Life Will Smile” is a 40-minute feature documentary based on the incredible true story of an entire Jewish community surviving WWII, thanks to the brave actions of the people of Zakynthos.

Film followed with Q&A with director Drey Kleanthous and producer Steven Priovolos.


Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
18 Oct 2019 Friday

Alexander the Great Coinage

A panel discussion “Alexander the Great coinage: A bridge between different cultures and different periods. Presentation of global culture heritage in a transnational environment”

Organised by the Macedonian Society

Free entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
21 Oct 2019 Monday

Wall Paintings of Cyprus During the Reign of the Lusignans

The most eminent historic monuments in Cyprus are the painted churches of Troodos mountain range classified in UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritage. The aim of the lecture is to present some of these churches and their murals spanning from the 11th to the 19th century, with references to the icon painting, to the portraits of the donors and their commemorative inscriptions.

Presentation by Dr Sophocles Sophocleous – Professor of Art History and Archaeology, President of the Centre of Natural and Cultural Heritage.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Centre of Natural and Cultural Heritage, Cyprus

Free Entry, RSVP 020 7563 9835 or Eventbrite

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: info@culturalchc.co.uk


The Hellenic Centre
27 Oct 2019 Sunday

Echoes of the past: Turkish, Venetian, and Greek

A pop-up exhibition showing how five centuries of Venetian presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greek-Turkish cohabitation in present-day Turkey and Cyprus have left their mark on language and popular culture.

Organised by University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
28 Oct 2019 Monday
Discussion Presentation

Nearchos C. Clerides, 50 Years later

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

Organised by the Nearchos Clerides Cultural Foundation, Cyprus

Supported by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry – RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
01 Nov 2019 Friday

Kantades Evening

Proceeds donated to a charitable cause.

Organised by the Ionian Society

Entrance by ticket

Jacobs, 20 Gloucester Road, SW7 4RB
05 Nov 2019 Tuesday
Discussion lecture

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; RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
From06 Nov 2019 Wednesday
To 30 Nov 2019 Saturday
exhibitions Friends Room

Perpetual Nature – Αέναη Φύση

A seascape paintings exhibition by Eva Apostolatou, winner of the Athens Academy 2016 Best Artist Award for Artists by under 40.


Meet the Artist: Wednesday 6 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
07 Nov 2019 Thursday

With the Songs as our Compass and Tradition as the Captain. A Voyage in the Seas of Greek Folk Music

Experience the sounds of Greek folk music in this presentation and live performance of traditional songs from Greece. Join us on a journey to the beauties of the Greek countryside and of Asia Minor.  In Greek and English

Organised by the Omilos Eksipiretiton

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From08 Nov 2019 Friday
To 10 Nov 2019 Sunday

Sustainable Luxury Christmas Market

A percentage from ticket sales will go to the Environmental Law Foundation.

Organised by Ecoluxe London and Ionian Society

Entrance by ticket

The Ritz, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR
14 Nov 2019 Thursday
book launch

“Fortune Favors the Bold”

“Fortune Favors the Bold — A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century.” A book presentation relating to true events and real people. A fascinating family saga that takes you from Constantinople to North-Western Greece through love and war.

Free entry, RSVP

The Hellenic Centre
16 Nov 2019 Saturday

The Oinoussian Ball 2019

A fundraising event with music by DJ Avgoustinos.

Organised by the Oinoussai Benovelent Fund.

Tickets £175, under 30s £110

Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY, Royal Lancaster Hotel Lancaster Terrace London W2 2TY
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 and a musical workshop, trays of delicious treats and lots of glittery ornaments made for the whole family!

Organised by The Hellenic Hub and the Hellenic Centre

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

The Hellenic Centre
19 Nov 2019 Tuesday

Ancient Andros: A History of Fourteen Centuries

An illustrated lecture by Professor Emerita Lydia Palaiokrassa-Kopitsa.

Organised by the Greek Archaeological Committee UK.

Free entry, booking essential: admin@gacuk.org

King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
21 Nov 2019 Thursday

Autumn Lecture ‘Passionate Lacunae: towards a new edition of Sappho’

Professor Patrick Finglass (University of Bristol): ‘Passionate Lacunae: towards a new edition of Sappho’.

Lecture will be followed by a reception: all welcome.

Organised by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

Free Entry, RSVP

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 event will be introduced by Professor Roderick Beaton. Oliver Nelson (violin) and Vasilis Rakitzis (piano) will play works by Samaras, Beethoven, Varvoglis, and Franck.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and Supported by Dr S. Retsas in memory of the late Dr Diana G Rees (Retsas)

Booking Essential

£10, £8 Concessions

HC Members Free

The Hellenic Centre
29 Nov 2019 Friday
performances screening

Celebrating The Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary

A two-day event of music and film screenings.

Day 1: Rosemarie an award winning film will be screened in the afternoon followed by ‘Τhe Artist’ Concert with Iro and ending with screening of the film 1968 (2018) directed by Tassos Boulmetis.

Free entry for Film screenings

“The Artist” concert £15 for Non Members, £12 Concessions, HC Members free

Booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
30 Nov 2019 Saturday
performances screening

Celebrating The Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary – Day 2

Day 2: Afternoon film screenings of Notias and 1968 directed by Tassos Boulmetis. Followed by an evening of music and dancing with Katerina Polemi and her band.

Free entry for film screenings

Katerina Polemi & her Band – Concert HC Members free but RSVP necessary, Tickets £15 for Non Members, £12 Concessions,

Booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
08 Dec 2019 Sunday

Orthodox 16th-19th Century Icons

Exhibition and talk by Maria Andipa

Organised by the Ionian Society

Free entry, booking essential

Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, SW3 2JL
14 Dec 2019 Saturday

Christmas Bazaar

Traditional Greek sweet, diaries,  2020 good luck charms and more.

Organised by Lykion to Hellinidon London

The Hellenic Centre
14 Dec 2019 Saturday
other social

Christmas Ball 2019

A festive dinner with live music by Argyris and his band, DJ Avgoustinos and harpist Holly Lowe.

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain

£90, £75 Members of the Macedonian Society of Great Britain

Royal Garden Hotel, High Street Kensington, London, W8 4PT