Past events

17 Jul 2018 Tuesday

Greek community outreach event

An event organised by DEXEU (Department for Exiting the European Union) discussing the rights of Greek citizens living in the UK after EU exit.

Free entry, limited spaces available.

The Hellenic Centre
05 Jul 2018 Thursday

The Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: Artist and Lover

Joan Leigh Fermor (1912 – 2002) was one of the finest photographers of her time.

She most excelled in pictures of unspoilt Greece between 1945- 1960.



Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From05 Jul 2018 Thursday
To 07 Jul 2018 Saturday

The Bacchae

Thebes – a town sown from the seeds of the Dragons teeth, Pentheus – a king who likes to
fight with Gods, the Bacchae – the women of Thebes, driven mad, the Chorus – the foreign
maenad priestesses whose devotion gives them power and Dionysus – a God who knows no

Tickets £10, concessions £8

Hampstead Parish Church
30 Jun 2018 Saturday

Women of Rebetiko

An event dedicated to the great female icons of re- betiko Eskenazy, Abatzi, Bellou, Haskil, Georgakopoulou, and Ninou among others.

Organised by Rebetiko Carnival. Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

Tickets £15, students £10; sales at the door £18 (cash only) but only if tickets are not sold out online

The Hellenic Centre
From29 Jun 2018 Friday
To 01 Jul 2018 Sunday

Memory and Identity. Political, Financial and Cultural Aspects of Diaspora Communities

The focus of this conference is the notion of memory and the many ways in which it shapes and transforms personal and communal identities is the focus of this conference. The effects of political changes and financial challenges will be investigated with reference to Diaspora communities of the 20th century, with special emphasis on the Greek and Russian Diaspora communities of London and Oxford.


  • Regular registration for the entire workshop: £ 20
  • Regular registration per day: £ 10
  • Student rate with a card for the entire workshop: £ 10/ per day £ 5
  • Benefactor rate per day*: £ 40

*Benefactor rates will enable us to offer concession rates to more attendants


Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66, St. Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LU
17 Jun 2018 Sunday

Marylebone Summer Fayre

A celebration of summer in the streets of Marylebone, a fun day full of music, dance events and delicious food! Events include Greek Traditional Dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon.

Free access to the public

16 Jun 2018 Saturday

Belshazzar’s Feast

Music concert


Tickets £10 to £25

Guildford Hall
From12 Jun 2018 Tuesday
To 16 Jun 2018 Saturday


An adaptation of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon called Cassandra. This play takes us on a very personal journey through some of the struggles many women face in their lives; the choice between what’s expected of them and how they feel. Touching on the themes of #metoo and #timesup, Cassandra is an exploration of giving a voiceless woman an audience.

£7.50 – £10

Blue Elephant Theatre Camberwell
From11 Jun 2018 Monday
To 14 Jun 2018 Thursday

Moments of Glory

An exhibition organised by Cyprus High Commission

A memorable photographic exhibition focused on true “Moments of Glory” of the Olympic Games RIO 2016, captured by Selene Alexia.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
08 Jun 2018 Friday

Social Media and the Greek Language (In)visibility

Lecture by Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou – Nunes

Organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
06 Jun 2018 Wednesday

Byzantine Chant in the Anglosphere

Lectures with musical illustrations

Organised by the School of Byzantine Music, Archdiocese of Thyateira and the Department of Music, City University, London and supported by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
04 Jun 2018 Monday

An evening with Chopin

A Chopin recital by Nicolas Constantinou

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From01 Jun 2018 Friday
To 29 Jun 2018 Friday
exhibitions Friends Room

Where Do You Come From – Photographic Exhibition by D. Kourakos & A. Kapuscinska

An exhibition of photography by Dimitris
Kourakos and Agni Kapuscinska. Together, they convey a story of the mysterious, beautiful and multi dimensional Universe that is Our Home.

Meet the Artist:  Friday 1st June, 18:30-20:30

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
23 May 2018 Wednesday

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

Storytelling event

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
22 May 2018 Tuesday

Hitler’s Island War. The Battles of the Dodecanese in WWII

Julie Peakman will give a lecture on the battles of the Dodecanese during WWII.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
19 May 2018 Saturday
18 May 2018 Friday

Niloufer, by N. Kazantzopoulos- tribute to Pontian Genocide

Short introduction as commemoration to the Pontians and a book presentation.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
17 May 2018 Thursday

Nadia Marks Book presentation ‘Secrets under the Sun’

Join the Cyprus-born bestselling author Nadia Marks for an evening to celebrate her new novel Secrets Under the Sun. Set in the small seaside town of Larnaka, this moving, transporting new novel explores forbidden love and family secrets. Three childhood friends reunite for the funeral of Katerina, the much-loved old woman who had a profound effect on their lives. Her loss leaves the friends bereft, but the funeral is not just a time to mourn and remember, as they begin to uncover the riddles of their childhood.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
14 May 2018 Monday

A Romanian Romance – the story of Paddy Leigh Fermor and Princess Balasa Cantacuzzino

A presentation of Alan Ogden’s new book, The Vagabond and the Princes. 

Free entry; but non member attendees are invited to make a donation;booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
10 May 2018 Thursday

Andronikos Play, performed in Greek with English surtitles

“Andronikos or the Painter”, a play inspired by the life and work of Costas Stathis.

Organised by the Cultural Section, Cyprus High Commission UK.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From09 May 2018 Wednesday
To 30 May 2018 Wednesday
exhibitions Friends Room

Myths and Realities curated by Marina Emphietzi

A collective art exhibition featuring Cyprus based artists and a variety of mediums and styles.

Meet the Artist:  Wednesday 16 May, 18:30-20:30


Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
04 May 2018 Friday
book launch literary

Book Presentation: Philosophy & Leadership by Ioannis Fikas

A unique opportunity for a philosophical journey through the civilizations of the five continents. Ioannis Fikas will present the role of the ancient city and the sacred geography, which is the bridge between the earthly and the celestial world through his book Philosophy & Leadership.

Free Entry.  Limited availability; Booking Essential


The Hellenic Centre
From28 Apr 2018 Saturday
To 08 May 2018 Tuesday


Immersive retrospective exhibition of renowned Greek artist Angelos


Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
From25 Apr 2018 Wednesday
To 26 Apr 2018 Thursday

Bailamos Opa!

Bailamos Opa!
With Dance Guru to the Stars Aliki Mbakoyianni

£8.50 (concessions)
£7.50 (southwark residents)

Blue Elephant Theatre Camberwell
24 Apr 2018 Tuesday

Myths, History and Art: Thirteen Essays on Art as Deception

The Macedonian Society of Great Britain invites you to an illustrated lecture in English by Sir Basil Markesinis QC, FBA

The Hellenic Centre
20 Apr 2018 Friday

Μιχάλης Σουγιούλ: Το Τράμ το Τελευταίο/ Michalis Sougioul : The Last Tram

HC Easter Celebration

concert with Plastikes Karekles

Tickets £12, Hellenic Centre Members and concessions £10; price includes a glass of wine.

The Hellenic Centre
From19 Apr 2018 Thursday
To 22 Apr 2018 Sunday

At the Heart of Things

At the Heart of Things is a dance-puppetry performance inspired by Oscar Wilde’s book De Profundis, that dives into female sexuality, queer identity and homophobia.

Tickets: £12.00
£10.00 (concessions)
£8.00 (Southwark residents)

Blue Elephant Theatre
18 Apr 2018 Wednesday

Eos Trio present: Chamber Music across the centuries

Sonata for Two Violins and Piano No.1 in F Major by  C.P.E. Bach.(arr. for violin, clarinet and piano by P. Evernden)

£10 on the door

Brunel Museum
17 Apr 2018 Tuesday

An Occupation of Loss

A performance on the site of a half-built, subterranean concrete well. Bringing together professional mourners, the piece immerses viewers in laments, rituals and other expressions of loss.

Corner of Islington Green, Essex Road
17 Apr 2018 Tuesday

The Macedonian Front 1915-1918: Soldiers, Nurses and Politicians at the Forgotten Front

A round table discussion. Donations welcome.

Free entry; booking

The Hellenic Centre
10 Apr 2018 Tuesday

The Delights of Constantinople in 18th Century Greek Literature and Camarthen to Cairo via Smyrna and Cyprus: the Rees family 1850 to 1950

Two illustrated lectures

Free entry; booking essential on 28th Levantine Heritage Talks at Eventbrite.

The Hellenic Centre
10 Apr 2018 Tuesday

Rules and the Disruptive Power of Desires

A lively discussion around the current solo exhibition of Kalliopi Lemos, All is to Be Dared, as we reflect on the role of desire and obsessions as key elements able to challenge the basic structure of power.

Free entry

Gazelli Art House
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 and English.

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
21 Mar 2018 Wednesday


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
From21 Mar 2018 Wednesday
To 12 Apr 2018 Thursday
exhibitions Friends Room

Impressions of the Peloponnese

An exhibition of photographs by landscape and seascape photographer Ravenna Moncreiff

Meet the Artist:  Thursday 22nd March, 18:30-20:30

Free entry

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
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
16 Mar 2018 Friday

Kalliopi Lemos – All is to Be Dared

Gazelli Art House is delighted to announce Kalliopi Lemos’ second solo show, titled All is to Be Dared, curated by Christian Oxenius. The Greek born, London-based sculptor, painter and installation artist unveils a new body of work investigating the essence of desire and pain.

The exhibition will be running until the 29th of April.


Gazelli Art House
15 Mar 2018 Thursday
02 Mar 2018 Friday
exhibitions Friends Room

Point of “You” – A Paintings Exhibition by Dora Constantinou

Dora Constantinou’s art exhibition captures other people’s untold, hidden stories that strive to be told. In her paintings, she tries to become that other person and express their feelings.

Meet the Artist: Wednesday 7th March, 18:30-20:30

Free entry

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
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.

Supported by Aegean Airlines and  Argo Travel


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
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
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
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
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
From02 Feb 2018 Friday
To 27 Feb 2018 Tuesday
exhibitions Friends Room

The Byzantine world of Ilias Kontozamanis

An exhibition, previously presented at Sismanogleio Megaro (Istanbul Greek Consulate) and inaugurated by his Holiness, Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, comprising of paintings depicting the most important personalities and protagonists of the Byzantine Empire.

Meet the Artist: Monday 5th February, 18:30-20:30

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
01 Feb 2018 Thursday

Crossing the wine- dark sea

Homeric talk by Paul O’Mahoney

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
30 Jan 2018 Tuesday

Η Σύγχρονη Κρίση της Παιδείας και η Πνευματική Παρακαταθήκη των Τριών Ιεραρχών

Διάλεξη του Καθηγητή Κωνσταντίνου Δεληκωνσταντή, Διευθυντή του Α’ Πατριαρχικού Γραφείου.

The Hellenic Centre
22 Jan 2018 Monday

Greeks of Anatolia

Illustrated presentation by Dimitra Stasinopoulou

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
20 Jan 2018 Saturday

Hellenic Centre Vasilopitta

New Year, new beginnings and what is better 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
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
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.


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’

This event is fully booked, we no longer take reservations for this event

The Great Hall, King’s Building Strand, London WC2R 2LS
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
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
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:


5* Royal Garden Hotel, High Street Kensington, London
09 Dec 2017 Saturday

Christmas Bazaar by Lykion ton Hellinidon

Traditional Greek sweets, embroideries, diaries, 2018 good luck charms and more.


The Hellenic Centre
03 Dec 2017 Sunday

Greek Bouzouki Taster

Greek Bouzouki Taster Session

Tickets £15, Concessions £10

Morley College London
30 Nov 2017 Thursday

“Memory and Harmony”

“Memory and Harmony”: An Evening Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Hellenic Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Voluntary Donation, Open to the public

The Hellenic Centre
27 Nov 2017 Monday

Security and Defence in the Aegean and the East Mediterranean

Discussion on ‘Security and defence in the Aegean and the East Mediterranean’.

Entrance free; but please register with Donations welcome.

The Hellenic Centre
26 Nov 2017 Sunday

Children’s workshop ‘I’m dreaming of a Greek Christmas’

The Hellenic Centre’s event dedicated to our little ones

Tickets £15; booking essential on 02074875060 or or

The Hellenic Centre
23 Nov 2017 Thursday

Papanicolaou Prize 2017

Hellenic Medical Society would like to invite you to participate in the annual Papanicolaou Prize competition, which will take place at the Hellenic Centre in the evening of 23 November 2017

The Hellenic Centre
20 Nov 2017 Monday

The Geography of Cyprus in the Middle of the 19th Century – Evidence from Lord Kitchener’s Historical Map of Cyprus (edition of 1885)

Lecture in Greek organised in cooperation with the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

Free entry;
Booking required on 02075639835 or

The Hellenic Centre
19 Nov 2017 Sunday
music screening

Cloudy Sunday /Ouzeri Tsitsanis

A film screening  (2 PM and 7 PM) of the movie ‘Cloudy Sunday’ and a recital by the group Plastic Chairs

Film duration: 120 minutes; language: Greek with English subtitles.

Q & A with director Manousos Manousakis will follow both screenings.



Tickets £15, Concessions: £13, HC members £12. Bookings on 02074875060 or

The Hellenic Centre
18 Nov 2017 Saturday

The Oinoussian Ball 75th Year Anniversary

Oinoussai Benevolent Fund celebrates 75 years of existence at the heart of its inception in the City.

Tickets at £185 each. Ticket  price includes dinner, wine and refreshments and entertainment.

Discounted Under 30’s tickets at £110.

The Tower of London
17 Nov 2017 Friday

Colonel Graeme McDonald: The Battle for the Eastern Mediterranean – a Strategic Overview.

Lieutenant Colonel Graeme McDonald will talk on the campaign in the Middle East during WW2 and emphasise on its importance for the region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

If you would like to attend, please email the Patrick Leigh Fermor Society

The Hellenic Centre
16 Nov 2017 Thursday

The Macedonian Society of Great Britain

The Macedonian Society of Great Britain organises
“Euripides in Macedonia – Psychological Problems in Ancient Tragedies”

An illustrated lecture in English by Sir Basil Markesinis QC, FBA

RSVP – by 10th November 2017 (Booking essential)

The Hellenic Centre
14 Nov 2017 Tuesday

Political Economy, State Formation and Urbanism in the Land of Ancient Paphos

Lecture by Prof Maria Iacovou, University of Cyprus.

Free entry; booking essential:

King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
From11 Nov 2017 Saturday
To 30 Nov 2017 Thursday
exhibitions Friends Room

From Realism to Abstract

Paintings by Phaedon Constantinidis expressing the beauty of colours and emotions.

Meet the artist: Monday 13th November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
10 Nov 2017 Friday

Hippocratic Oration 2017

The President and the Committee of the Hellenic Medical Society UK have the pleasure of inviting you to the Hippocratic Oration 2017.

The Hellenic Centre
06 Nov 2017 Monday
lectures music

The Greek Side of the Ottoman Music – Manuscripts of Lampadarios

Concert and presentation by Kudsi Erguner on Ney and Giannis Koutis on Ud and vocal

Free entry; Private Reception for HC members only.

Booking required on 02075639835 or

The Hellenic Centre
From06 Nov 2017 Monday
To 08 Nov 2017 Wednesday

Mythical Peloponnese: As seen by the Gods

The Region of Peloponnese organises an exhibition of aerial photographs, capturing the picturesque, inspiring and mythical landscape of Peloponnese. The exhibition is carried out along with the World Travel Market Week in London.

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
From02 Nov 2017 Thursday
To 04 Nov 2017 Saturday
exhibitions Friends Room

Portraits & Figures of Light

Elisabeth Katsamaki’s exhibition highlights the meaning of life. Officially under the auspices of the Embassy of Brazil in London and dedicated to the people of Brazil, it raises social and spiritual awareness towards the pursuit of happiness.

Meet the artist: Thursday 2nd November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
30 Oct 2017 Monday

Maria Callas – The Sacred Flame

An illustrated lecture with Helena Matheopoulos.

Free entry

Private reception for HC members only.

Booking essential: 02075639835 or

The Hellenic Centre
27 Oct 2017 Friday

Austerity Measures Poetry

An evening of poetry and discussion on the cultural renaissance.


Free entry; Booking required on 02075639835 or

The Hellenic Centre
26 Oct 2017 Thursday

“An Evening dedicated to Aristotle”

The Macedonian Society of Great Britain invites you to an event dedicated to Aristotle.

Open to the public

The Hellenic Centre
22 Oct 2017 Sunday

Cypriot Estia of London 40th Anniversary Dinner and Dance

Dinner and Dance

£50 (Open to the Public)

The Penridge Suite 470 Bowes Road N11 1NL
20 Oct 2017 Friday

Asclepian Oration

Lecture by Professor Sir Simon Wessely organised by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association

Free entry; booking essential:

The Hellenic Centre
17 Oct 2017 Tuesday

The Louvre Murder Club

Christos Markogiannakis, criminologist and art lover, presents his “Criminartistic” analysis  in a fascinating and interactive way.

The event will be in English.

Free entry; Booking required on 02075639835 or

The Hellenic Centre
14 Oct 2017 Saturday

3rd Hellenic Festival

3rd Hellenic Festival includes networking, film screening of El Greco, open discussion with the audience, screening of ‘Smyrna, the muse of Ionia’ and live concert by Irini Derembei, Fide Köksal and Karolos Kouklakis.


Whole Day (panel included) £22

Screening of ‘Smyrna’ and concert £17

Movie only £11

Full day Admission only for Hellenic Centre members £18

The Hellenic Centre
13 Oct 2017 Friday

Autumn Kantades Ionian Evening

Talk followed by live music

At Jakob’s 20 Gloucester Road SW5 4RB
09 Oct 2017 Monday

Nikos Kazantzakis: a retrospect, 60 years from his death

Lecture by Professor Roderick Beaton organised by the Anglo Hellenic League

The Hellenic Centre
08 Oct 2017 Sunday

Louis Demetrius Alvanis – Piano Recital

Piano recital including music by Chopin, FeBland and Liszt.

Steiner Hall
08 Oct 2017 Sunday

Giorgos Papadakis, Lefteris Fragioudakis, Michalis Polychronakis and Aggelos Papadakis in London

Giorgos Papadakis (lute,vocals), Lefteris Fragioudakis (lute,vocals), Michalis Polychronakis (lyre,vocals), special guest Aggelos Papadakis (mandolin)

Tickets: £15

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Cross & St.Michael
07 Oct 2017 Saturday

Το ψέμα – Theatrical Play

Theatrical Play, in Greek with surtitles in English.

Shaw Theatre, King's Cross , NW1 2AJ
07 Oct 2017 Saturday

Cretan Dancing Workshop by George Kylafas

Cretan Dancing Workshop by George Kylafas

Tickets £25

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Cross & St.Michael
06 Oct 2017 Friday

Yaroumbi – Classical Settings of Greek Folk Songs

Music Recital by sopranos Elena Xanthoudakis, Christiana Aloneftis, mezzo soprano Luisa Barry and a prolific chamber ensemble conducted by Anastasios Strikos.

Ticket £18, concessions £16 , Hellenic Centre Members £15

Bookings on: 02074875060 or

The Hellenic Centre
03 Oct 2017 Tuesday
exhibitions Friends Room

Assumptions over Assumptions- Η Εικασία της Εικασίας- Paintings Exhibition by Kostas Spiropoulos

An exhibition of paintings by Kostas Spiropoulos evoking Plato’s Theory of Forms.

Meet the artist: Friday 6th October, 6pm-8pm

Free entry

Exhibition on the walls until 30th of October

The Hellenic Centre
02 Oct 2017 Monday

Can Ancient Greek Texts be Sung to their Original Music?

An illustrated lecture by Prof Armand D’Angour, University of Oxford organised by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

Free entry; booking essential: 02078628730

The Hellenic Centre
30 Sep 2017 Saturday

The Killing of the Revellers Rhapsody X by Homer – Play with English and Modern Greek Surtitles

Theatrical Research Group ”Meth’odos” and Director/Actor Yiorgos Panteleakis present a play of Archaic poetry in a contemporary way through Vision and Sound.

Suggested donation of £5+ at the entrance is welcome.

The Hellenic Centre
29 Sep 2017 Friday

And I sing. I bear the chants, word and poetry, wisdom and clay.

The journey continues…A poetic trilogy by the contemporary Greek poet and philosopher Dimitris Kakalidis

Open to the public

The Hellenic Centre
26 Sep 2017 Tuesday

Amerika Square UK Premiere

Marblemen Productions is proud to announce that our Greek feature film drama AMERIKA SQUARE is having its UK premiere at Raindance Film Festival on Tuesday 26 September, at VUE WEST END at 17:45 hrs.

Vue West End
23 Sep 2017 Saturday

Lecture and discussion on Homeopathic Medicine

Dr Tasos Vartholomaios, Medical Doctor practicing  Homeopathic Medicine in London, will give a lecture in Greek  on the application of Homeopathic Medicine on chronic health disorders and diseases.

Lecture and discussion on Homeopathic Medicine

CYPRIOT COMMUNITY CENTRE, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, London N22 5HJ
22 Sep 2017 Friday

Constantine the Great, Founder of the Byzantine Empire and Ioannis Kapodistrias, Founder of the Hellenic State

A lecture in Greek by author and Visiting professor to the Hellenic Armed Forces, Ioannis Kornilakis.

Ioannis Kornilakis has brought into publicity at least 137 unpublished epistles by Ioannis Kapodistrias. Free entry; booking essential: 02075639835 or The event, hosted at the Hellenic Centre, is under the auspices of Archdiocese of Thyateira.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From16 Sep 2017 Saturday
To 17 Sep 2017 Sunday
exhibitions other social

Open House Event

‘Open House’ was started in 1992 by a group of architects as a small, not- for- profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building designs and architecture.



Free entry; no booking required.

The Hellenic Centre
From16 Sep 2017 Saturday
To 17 Sep 2017 Sunday
exhibitions Friends Room

Mind Caves – Σπήλαια του Μυαλού

“That we see is always less than what we look”… An exhibition of shadow scalptures by Triantafyllos Vaitsis

Meet the artist: Friday 15th September, 6.30-8.30pm

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
From16 Sep 2017 Saturday
To 17 Sep 2017 Sunday
exhibitions Friends Room

Andreas Georgiadis – Mediterranean Encounters

Andreas Georgiadis returns to the Hellenic Centre with an exhibition traveling in time and history offering us Mediterranean Encounters of a lost era.

Free Entry

The Hellenic Centre
07 Jul 2017 Friday
music performances social

Tanguero Passion

Tango 44 celebrates the explosive dance music of Argentina in a recital of tango and popular classics. Book your tickets (£10) now.

Tickets £10, Hellenic Centre Members £8*; price includes a glass of wine.

The Hellenic Centre
29 Jun 2017 Thursday

Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese and Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece

Launch of a new slipcase edition

There will be the opportunity for PLFS members attending the talk to place orders at a special price of £60, a 20% discount to the published price of £75



The Hellenic Centre
24 Jun 2017 Saturday
dance performances workshop

Everybody Can Dance

Everybody Can Dance – An interactive dance workshop delivered by a.dd dance company. 

Picurae Vitae – a.dd dance company, the professional group of Aimon Garofallou , Dimitra Vasilopoulou and Dimitra Papadatou, present a contemporary dance performance on painting meeting dance.

The Hellenic Centre
21 Jun 2017 Wednesday

The Silk Roads

A lecture, in English, by Dr Peter Frankopan, Oxford University.


Free entry; booking essential 

The Hellenic Centre
From21 Jun 2017 Wednesday
To 24 Jun 2017 Saturday

Cypriot Tales, An Exhibition Curated by Max Jones

Legend, myth and folclore as seen through the eyes of two contemporary printmakers, Hambis Tsangaris and Giorgos Konstantinou.

Private View: Thursday 22nd June, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
18 Jun 2017 Sunday
dance for children music performances social

Marylebone Summer Fayre

The Marylebone Summer Fayre is a family-friendly and community street festival. Events include Greek Traditional Dances by Lykion ton Hellinidon

14 Jun 2017 Wednesday

Runciman Award

The annual award of the Runciman book prize organised by the Anglo- Hellenic League.

Free entry; booking essential:


Free entry; booking essential

Attendance only by prior registration.

The Hellenic Centre
13 Jun 2017 Tuesday

Katie Lentaki Award

Anglo-Hellenic League‘s annual award for the best undergraduate essay on a Greek topic.

Free entry; booking essential

King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
From12 Jun 2017 Monday
To 07 Jul 2017 Friday

Beauty: A Controversial Concept

Exhibition extended till 7th July! A photographic exhibition by Georgios Zampas disclosing his personal perception of beauty as he discovers it hidden in simplicity, friendship or love.

Meet the artist: Tuesday 13 June, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
09 Jun 2017 Friday

The Greek Crisis and the Politics of the Past

A lecture by Prof Dimitris Tziovas, University of Birmingham

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
07 Jun 2017 Wednesday
book launch


Launch of a double-side book created by artists Maria Ikonomopoulou  and Anastasia Mina.

Free entry; booking essential by 1 June.

The Hellenic Centre
05 Jun 2017 Monday

Staying on Top: the very Dangerous Life of a Byzantine Emperor

A lecture by Dr Mark Whittow.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
From08 May 2017 Monday
To 16 May 2017 Tuesday


Greek painter Andreas Georgiadis attempts an artistic immersion in the historical landscape of Constantinople – a walk through space and time, narrating seventeen centuries of history in detail.

Meet the artist: Monday 8 May, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
02 May 2017 Tuesday

Leventis Lectures Series and Celebratory Event

The Leventis Lecture Series is part of the A.G Leventis Foundation Initiative on the Impact of Greek Culture in the ancient and modern world. This year’s event celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Foundation’s long standing support of the University of Exeter. Exeter academics Prof Neville Morley, Classics and Ancient History and Prof Karen Ni Mheallaigh, Classics and Ancient History will both give lectures to be followed by an opportunity to network.

Free event to all alumni of the University of Exeter (and guests) and Hellenic Centre Members; booking essential more info here

The Hellenic Centre
28 Apr 2017 Friday

China Rediscovered: The Benaki Museum Collection of Chinese Ceramics

George Manginis presenting the Eumorfopoulos donation of Chinese Ceramics to The Benaki Museum

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
26 Apr 2017 Wednesday
music performances social

Songs of Smyrna – HC Easter Celebration

Let’s meet in a cozy atmosphere and rediscover together the joy and verve of yesterday’s beloved songs.

Tickets £10, Hellenic Centre Members £8*; price includes a glass of wine.

Book your ticket here or on 020 7487 5060

The Hellenic Centre
24 Apr 2017 Monday
exhibitions lectures

A Journey to the World and Thoughts of Miki Theodorakis

Kostas Serezis on a talk in Greek about some of his experiences from the composer’s performances around the world.

Free entry; booking essential.

The Hellenic Centre
From11 Apr 2017 Tuesday
To 04 May 2017 Thursday

The Birds and the Trees

Exhibition by artist Afrodite Papadouli on the subject of attachment, freedom and escape.

Meet the artist: Tuesday 11 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

The Hellenic Centre
From11 Apr 2017 Tuesday
To 27 Apr 2017 Thursday

Pathos beyond Words

Maria Fotaki exhibits her religious themed paintings.

Meet the artist: Thursday 20 April, 5.30pm-7.30pm

The Hellenic Centre
05 Apr 2017 Wednesday
other performances


Astero, one of the most famous Greek silent films of the early 20th century, with live music accompaniment by Philip Tsalachouris.

Free entry; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
24 Mar 2017 Friday

Festive Chopin piano concert

The acclaimed Greek pianist Michael Tagkas performs Chopin.

Free entry – booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
20 Mar 2017 Monday

Fancy dress party

An evening of Ionian Kantades, fun, singing and dancing organised by the Ionian Society.



Ticket £30, including a four-course meal and a glass of wine.

Jacobs, 20 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4RB
18 Mar 2017 Saturday

The Cretan (a Hymn to Love)

Dionysios Solomos’s masterpiece, transferred on stage by Marios Iordanou (director) and Sofia Kazantzian (choreographer), comes to London following performances in Athens, Zakynthos, Zurich and Munich. In Greek.

Free entry; booking essential

17 Mar 2017 Friday

The Tumulus Kastas and the Lion of Amphipolis 2012-2014

An illustrated lecture in English by Mrs Katerina Peristeri, Archaeologist, Director of Excavations at Kasta Tumulus, Honorary Director of Antiquities.

Organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain.

Free entry; booking essential by 10th March 2017

16 Mar 2017 Thursday

Kantades Ionian Evening

Live music

Free entry; booking essential

Jakob's , 20 Gloucester Road, London, SW54RB
15 Mar 2017 Wednesday

An evening with Tasoulla Christou

A programme of chamber music for strings, voice, piano and flute by Greek Cypriot composer Tasoulla Christou, including her Miriam Gideon Prize-winning piece Hymn to Aphrodite.

From13 Mar 2017 Monday
To 06 Apr 2017 Thursday
exhibitions Friends Room

In Transit

An exhibition of eight acrylic paintings by Irene Daniolou-Neofytou depicting the refugee camps.

The Hellenic Centre
From02 Feb 2017 Thursday
To 08 Mar 2017 Wednesday
exhibitions Friends Room

Sea of Life

Greek-Cypriot artist Marina Emphietzi-Harris grew up in a house by the sea and her paintings of seascapes emanate from memories of her childhood and show the natural forms of a real world in a semi abstract or conceptual way.

Her strong tonal variations and vivid colours are visual representations of inner feelings and conversations.

12 Jan 2017 Thursday
performances social

Vasilopitta Lykion ton Hellinidon

Greek Celebration for the New Year organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon.

Free entry; booking and further information:

The Hellenic Centre
16 Dec 2016 Friday
sales / fairs

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon.

Free entry

11 Dec 2016 Sunday

Lykion ton Hellinidon Christmas lunch

Christmas lunch organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon.

Further information on 020 7348 0950, 0208 3431353 or at

11 Dec 2016 Sunday

Icons exhibition

An exhibition of icons and other artefacts dating from 1600 to 1800, along with a short talk on icons and their history.

free entry – all are welcome!

05 Dec 2016 Monday

Gender equality and women’s empowerment – the case of Cyprus

A lecture by Prof Mary Koutselini of the University of Cyprus, and UNESCO Chair Holder for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Free entry; booking essential at

03 Dec 2016 Saturday

Macedonian Society Christmas Ball 2016

The Christmas Ball organised by the Macedonian Society of Great Britain. Dress code: smart evening wear.


bookings on 07904 086677 or at

27 Nov 2016 Sunday

Serenata with Ensemble Serse

Tickets £10; bookings and further information on 07815 299906

25 Nov 2016 Friday

Papanicolau Prize Competition 2016

Scientists present medicine / biomedical science research papers for judging by the Hellenic Medical Society.

Free entry; booking essential at

22 Nov 2016 Tuesday

Recent research and new finds from the Mentor shipwreck at Cythera (1802)

Dr D Kourkoumelis of the Ministry of Culture and Sports will give a lecture on the wreck of Lord Elgin’s ship, which wrecked and lost its cargo of antiquities en route from Piraeus to London.

Free entry; booking essential via

20 Nov 2016 Sunday

The Great Romantic Chamber Works, a recital

Pavlos Carvalho (cello) is joined by award-winning musicians Lucy Jeal (violin), Alexandros Koustas (viola) and Karine Selo (piano) for an afternoon of romantic chamber music by Schumann, Brahms and Mozart. A fundraising event for Rebetiko Carnival.

Tickets: adults £12, students £10, children (up to the age of 15) £5

20 Nov 2016 Sunday
for children performances

Sonic Fairytale

Lose yourself in the atmosphere and emotion of a familiar children’s story, told on a variety of instruments.

Tickets: £10 with a glass of wine. Cash only.

19 Nov 2016 Saturday

The Oinoussian Ball

Black tie cocktails and dinner organised by the Oinoussai Benevolent Fund.

Tickets £125 (under 25s: £80). Price includes dinner and wine.

19 Nov 2016 Saturday
exhibitions literary

Cyprus: a Culinary Journey

Editor Marianne Salentin-Trager will be presenting this book on the hospitality and food of Cyprus. The presentation will be complimented by an exhibition of photographs from the book.

Further information on 020 7321 4181 or at

The Hellenic Centre
18 Nov 2016 Friday

Trauma, and its Impact on the Patient’s Life and Family

A lecture (in English) by Prof Peter Giannoudis, School of Medicine, University of Leeds.

Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at

13 Nov 2016 Sunday

’til I’m Tired of Dreaming

Natalie Katsou reads her poems, in Greek and English, followed by a spoken word performance accompanied by live music.

£7 (including a glass of wine) – cash only

11 Nov 2016 Friday

Warriors’ Wives in the Chicago ‘hood: Rapping with Lysistrata in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

Prof Edith Hall (of KCL) analyses the relationship between Spike Lee’s film Chi-raq (2015) and Aritophanes’ play Lysistrata, from which Chi-raq draws its inspiration.

Free entry; booking essential

From07 Nov 2016 Monday
To 08 Nov 2016 Tuesday


Yorgos Nanouris has adapted Auguste Corteau’s The Book of Katerina for the stage, and also directs Lena Papaligoura in the starring role in this new play, which has moved audiences and won critical acclaim.

All performances SOLD OUT. Tickets £18

From01 Nov 2016 Tuesday
To 24 Nov 2016 Thursday
exhibitions Friends Room


Amaryllis Kostaropoulou’s exhibition of collage, sketches and paintings celebrate creativity as a remedy against the absurd world.