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The Hellenic Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, and Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture and nurture UK relations with the Hellenic world.

The Greek Revolution 1821

The Hand of Panagiotis Zographos, the Mind of Makriyannis
An exhibition of plates illustrating scenes from the War of Independence.
Organised by the Hellenic Centre under the aegis of the Greece 2021 Committee, sponsored by Mrs Edmée Leventis.
Dates to be confirmed

 
1821 Commemorative Lecture Series: The Greek War of Independence Revisited
Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

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New Year Concert!

This year the Hellenic Centre’s New Year Concert will be online, with soprano and pianist Katerina Mina performing her one-artist operatic programme!

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Venue Hire

We are still taking bookings for future events, please do get in touch with your enquires. ☎ 020 7563 9834 or bookings@helleniccentre.org

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Your donations are pivotal to the continuation of our cultural events programme, with over 60 cultural events per year, your support is valuable. Donate

Learn Greek

Greek courses for all levels, from Alpha to Omega

We run Greek language courses for groups and individuals; we hold conversation classes and help students prepare for the C1 & C2 Certificate of Attainment in Greek.

Our Online Winter Term Courses
will run from 18/01/21 until 01/04/21

All our Online Courses run via Google Meet

Private tuition currently available only via SKYPE.

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Key registration dates


The registration period for our Winter Term Online Courses will run from
7 January until 14 January 2021

You can still enrol, if you wish,  before the registration period commences via Eventbrite

We need to bring to your attention that Eventbrite charges an administration fee which cannot be refunded should you decide to cancel your subscription as per our cancellation policy outlined in our Terms & Conditions.

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Members receive discounts on Greek language courses and paid events and invitations to private views and other events. Individual membership costs £50. More about Membership

WHAT'S ON

04 Jan 2021 Mon
To 31 Jan 2021 Sunday

Dust – Σκόνη by Costas Papageorgiou

An online exhibition by photographer and visual artist Costas Papageorgiou, based on a play of the same title by author Eleni Chatzi.
‘Dust’ is a multimedia project combining photographs, video art and original music composition by Costas Papageorgiou while the narration is by Olia Lazaridou, Nikos Xidakis and Tina Yiotopoulou.

The play ‘Dust’ was inspired by the true story of Caroline and Will Henderson (1877-1965) – born in the same year and dying just a few months apart. Caroline and Will were farmers in Oklahoma, USA in the 1930s, during the years of the Great Depression and the “Dust Bowl”, a time when dust covered the Midwestern and Southern states and turned them into a vast desert…

Eleni Chatzi

Human beings operate like conductors. They each take what they need as determined by time or prevailing conditions but also as determined by a place of location, which could be external or within themselves.

It appears that two such people, Caroline and Will, were hiding deep inside me and were forced to reveal themselves when Eleni Chatzi gave them a name in her play ‘Dust’.

From the very first reading, the words and the printed pages, became condensed and transformed themselves into the necessity of artistic expression.

‘Dust’ is an abstract ‘static performance’ which start with Caroline’s straw broom on the dusty wooden floor of an Oklahoma farmhouse and reaches our days travelling on Will’s Model-T wagon.

The struggles, the worries, the disappointment of these two people underwent a symbolic transformation and became images and sound landscapes which in turn, like an oxidised mirror, reflect our present.

Costas Papageorgiou

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Free event

  • 30 Jan 2021 Sat
    To 01 Feb 2021 Mon

    The Hellenic Centre’s New Year Online Concert

    For the Hellenic Centre’s New Year Concert, the prizewinning British Cypriot soprano and pianist, Katerina Mina will be performing her one-artist operatic programme from the piano in an online concert! Although we will not cut our New Year’s cake to see which one of our guests will win the lucky coin there will be a lucky draw to see which one of the event’s attendees will win this year’s special prize!

    Concert premiers 7pm Saturday 30 January. Watch anytime until 10pm Monday 1 February.

    £10 from Eventbrite

     

    Online
  • 29 Jan 2021 Fri

    Yuri Zhislin directs Glazunov and Tchaikovsky

    The 3rd in the four-part series of Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Online Concerts, Co-Concertmaster and violist Yuri Zhislin directs the Orchestra in the world premiere of Suite for Strings by Libby Croad. Zhislin also performs his own viola transcription of Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto, and the programme closes with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

    Organised by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in the Great Hall at the Hellenic Centre.

    Online
  • 15 Feb 2021 Mon

    Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra plays Mozart

    The series finale of the four-part series of Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Online Concerts sees Associate Concertmaster Charlotte Scott perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major in an all-Mozart programme, which also includes the composer’s intimate Symphony No. 29 in A major.

    Organised by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in the Great Hall at the Hellenic Centre.

    Online
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