Past events

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

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.

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.