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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16 Dec 2017 Saturday

Christmas Ball 2017 by Macedonian Society

Live music by Aggeliki Polyzou, Vasilis Fotopoulos and their band, DJ Avgoustinos

For more information and to book tickets please contact:
Tel:07904 086677    Email: sec@macedonia.org.uk

Website: www.macedonia.org.uk

5* Royal Garden Hotel, High Street Kensington, London
From09 Jan 2018 Tuesday
To 30 Jan 2018 Tuesday
exhibitions Friends Room

The Preparation

Kostis Paraskevas’s photographic debut captures the preparations of the dance group of Lykion ton Hellinidon, London before each performance.

Meet the Artist: Thursday 18th January, 18:30-20:30

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
11 Jan 2018 Thursday

C.P. Cavafy:The Poetics of History and the Music of Poetry

Book presentation by Stefanos Geroulanos, exhibition and music

Free entry;booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
12 Jan 2018 Friday

C.P. Cavafy:The Poetics of History and the Music of Poetry

Two-day event ‘C. P. Cavafy: The poetics of history and the music of poetry’, the second in the series ‘­Sounds of the Hellenic World’. This is the third collaboration between King’s College London and the Athens Conservatoire. ‘Sounds of the Hellenic World I’ was the first joint event between the two institutions to be held in London, in 2016.

The first day of the event will take place at the Hellenic Centre.



  • The Bank of Greece – Eurosystem
  • The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation and the Cavafy Archive – exclusive sponsors of the exhibition ‘C. P. Cavafy: Historia Arcana – A Hidden History’
  • The Michael Marks Charitable Trust – exclusive sponsor of the concert ‘10 Invenzioni on poems by C. P. Cavafy by Dimitri Mitropoulos’


The Great Hall, King’s Building Strand, London WC2R 2LS
15 Jan 2018 Monday

A Baptism of Fire: Patrick Leigh Fermor on the Greek-Albanian Border 1940

A lecture by James Pettifer, Professor of Balkan History, Oxford.

Booking essential:info@patrickleighfermorsociety.org.

The Hellenic Centre
19 Jan 2018 Friday


Vasilopitta organised by the Ionian Society.

Tickets £15

Andipa Gallery
19 Jan 2018 Friday


Vasilopitta organised by the Hellenic Medical Society UK.

The Hellenic Centre
20 Jan 2018 Saturday

Hellenic Centre Vasilopitta

New Year, new beginnings and what is best than to celebrate 2018 eating vasilopitta, the traditional New Year’s cake, with our Members and Friends in an evening infused in jazz melodies. Live music by Jiannis Pavlidis, guitar; Sam Quintana, bass; Jordan Dinsdale,drums.

£12 general admission,£10 concessions, price includes live music, vasilopitta and a glass of wine

The event is Free to Hellenic Centre members

The Hellenic Centre
22 Jan 2018 Monday

Greeks of Anatolia

Illustrated presentation by Dimitra Stasinopoulou

Free entry;booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
30 Jan 2018 Tuesday

Celebration of Christian and Greek Literature

A lecture by Dr Michael Tzanakis organised by the Archdiocese of Thyateira.

The Hellenic Centre
01 Feb 2018 Thursday

Crossing the wine- dark sea

Homeric talk by Paul O’Mahoney

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
02 Feb 2018 Friday

Book presentation – Poems

Book presentation – Poems in Greek

The Hellenic Centre
02 Feb 2018 Friday

Χώρος – Χρόνος (Time- Space)

Presentation of poetry collection by Konstantina Kolokythas Stanatelopoulou, organised by Eteria Ellinon Epistimonon and supported by the Hellenic Centre.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
08 Feb 2018 Thursday


Celebration of Greek Carnival with food,music and Greek dancing. Bookings and further information on the numbers provided.

Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon

The Hellenic Centre
19 Feb 2018 Monday

Kathara Deftera Celebration

Carnival celebration with live music by Kourelou with lots of dancing

Tickets £20, concessions £18, Hellenic Centre Members £16

The Hellenic Centre
22 Feb 2018 Thursday

The Queen of Cities – The Story of Constantinople from Prehistory to the Present

An illustrated lecture by Dr Bettany Hughes, historian, author and broadcaster.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
25 Feb 2018 Sunday

Amerika Square Screening

Greece’s official entry to Academy Awards (Oscars) 2018 in the Best Foreign Film Category.

Screening times: 3.30pm & 7pm
Language: Greek with English subtitles

Live music recital at 5.30pm with Ksenia Dania, who makes her acting debut in the film for screening ticket holders only

Tickets £15, concessions £13, HC & OBF Members £12

The Hellenic Centre
25 Feb 2018 Sunday

Reminiscing the Greek Songs of the Past

A lunchtime piano and voice recital with Rafaella Charalambous and Christos Fountos

Free entry;booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From28 Feb 2018 Wednesday
To 03 Mar 2018 Saturday

Mistero Buffo with Panos Vlahos

Dario Fo’s MISTERO BUFFO ,directed by Lyto Triantafyllidou with Panos Vlahos

Produced and presented by Ark4Art 

Members of the HC can benefit as they can choose two full price tickets for the price of one by using the code ‘ark4art’ during checkout. Limited availability.

Full Price: £24.50
Concessions [Students, Under-16s, Equity/Spotlight/MU/BECTU Members, Over-60s, Retirees, Persons with Unemployment/Disability Support, Veterans]£19.50

The Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street London, NW8 8EH
02 Mar 2018 Friday

Coming Home to the Other:a Greek, a Turk and Stories of a Shared Past

Storytelling event

Free entry;booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
15 Mar 2018 Thursday
From17 Mar 2018 Saturday
To 18 Mar 2018 Sunday

Μία ζαχαρένια συνταγή – A sugary recipe

Children’s theatre play followed by activities

Tickets £15 adults, £13 children over 3

The Hellenic Centre
19 Mar 2018 Monday

Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton, Leigh Fermor

Lecture in English

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
21 Mar 2018 Wednesday

Μετανάστης η Ελπίδα (Refugee Hope)

An event of words and music presenting the new poetry collection of Clelia Charissis, organised to mark the International Day of Poetry.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
23 Mar 2018 Friday

Greece and England meet through Violin and Piano

Concert by Vasilis Rakitzis, Oliver Nelson

General Admission:£12, HC Members & Concessions £8

The Hellenic Centre
27 Mar 2018 Tuesday


The story of an Italian fugitive, an Anglo-German composer of Jewish origin, and a young Greek woman in the Greek island of Naxos in 1943, is unearthed 70 years later by the grandson of an Italian soldier. The author of the novel Nasso, Professor Franco Rampazzo discusses his work with publishing editor Frazer King, on the occasion of the novel’s translation into Greek.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre