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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.

25 Jan

Τραγουδώντας Σαραντάρη – Singing the Poetry of Sarantaris

An event in Greek dedicated to the poet Giorgos Sarantaris featuring his poetry set into music with pianist and composer Nikos Laliotis and soprano Angeliki Ralli. Organised by the Hellenic Centre

MEETING & EVENT SPACES FOR HIRE

The Hellenic Centre is a central London venue with a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces available to hire all year round.  It offers smaller rooms for meetings, larger spaces for conferences and training workshops and the  Great Hall for larger gatherings such as fashions shows, weddings, product launches and bespoke corporate events.

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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 prepare for the C1 & C2 Certificate of Attainment in Greek.

WINTER TERM COURSES 2020

There is no availability in any of the
Beginners 1 and Beginners 2 courses
Beginners 3 on Wednesdays
is fully booked
but places area available for
Beginners 3 on Fridays

more about our Greek courses

Key registration dates

The Winter Term will start on
Monday 20 January
and will finish on Friday 3 April

Registration for the Winter Term
has now closed but enrolment
could be possible for some courses

Download course registration form

Greek course books

Once your place on a course is confirmed, you can get all course books directly from the Hellenic Centre office.

Become a member

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 Feb 2020 Tue

Reverie

‘Reverie’ is a journey into the subconscious; a deep dive into a world surrounded by surreal images and symbols, revealing stories of darkness, irony, fantasy and delusion. Through a narrative that follows the structure of a dream, where temporal flow is constantly interrupted, ‘Reverie’ aims to question our certainties and threaten our established logic.

Choreographers Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous create powerful dance performances that inhabit highly visual environments. Influenced by architecture, sculpture and the visual arts, they use the movement of bodies to portray narratives of the human condition. The end result is a blend of contemporary dance, visual physical theatre and performance art.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Studio Wayne McGregor through the Freespace programme, Onassis Cultural Centre, SystemsLab and the University of Roehampton.

Organised by dance-as-design and the Hellenic Centre.

Credits:
Choreography & Direction: Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous | dance-as-design.
Performers: Arianna Ballestrieri, Fenia Chatzakou, Michael Incarbone, Kostas Papamatthaiakis
Sound Design: Jeph Vanger
Masks: Maryliis Teinfeldt
Dramaturgy: Xenia Aidonopoulou
Lighting Design: Michael Toon
Photography: Nikolas Louka

Creative Producer: Mark Mallabone
Project Coordinator: Lia Garbola
Tour-booking Producer: Lia Prentaki

Tickets £12, Hellenic Centre Members and concessions £10

  • 09 Jan 2020 Thu
    To 23 Jan 2020 Thu

    A New Day Has Come

    Afrodite Papadouli returns to the Hellenic Centre for her “A New Day Has Come” oil and mixed media paintings exhibition.
    Meet the Artist: Saturday 18 January, 15:30-18:00.

    Free entry; for opening hours during the exhibition call 020 7487 5060 prior to your visit

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  • 17 Feb 2020 Mon

    Unveiling the Law: Regulating the Dress of the Other

    A panel discussion in English with Chryssoula Kapartziani – a lawyer with research interests in the Sociology of Law,  Spyros Koulocheris – Head of Legal Affairs at the Greek Council for Refugees and Myrsini Pichou – specialist in  the history of women’s dress, on the different regulatory approaches in Europe to women’s dress, in particular the veil in its different forms. A Q&A session will follow.

    Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

    Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

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  • 25 Feb 2020 Tue

    Breast Rules: Towards a Sociology of the Nursing Woman in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium

    A presentation by Dr Stavroula Constantinou and Dr Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou from the University of Cyprus, on the latest research concerning the fascinating social history of breastfeeding in Late Antiquity and early Byzantium (1st c.-7th c. CE).

    Dr Stavroula Constantinou and Dr Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou from the University of Cyprus present their latest research concerning the social history of breastfreeding in Late Antiquity and early Byzantium (1st c.-7th c. CE).

    This research has been undertaken in the framework of a project with the acronym MotherBreast, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.

    Organised by the University of Cyprus (MotherBreast Project) and The Hellenic Centre.

    Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

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  • 01 Mar 2020 Sun

    Greek Carnival Celebration for Children

    A family event where children will bake laganes – the traditional lent bread, make carnival related arts and crafts, dance the traditional gaitanaki and enjoy a fancy dress party.

    Activities delivered by the Hellenic Hub.  Organised by the the Hellenic Centre.

    Tickets for adults and children over three £12, family of four £40; adults admitted only if accompanying children.

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  • 02 Mar 2020 Mon

    HC Kathara Deftera Celebration with Kourelou and London Greek Collective

    Greek Lent begins with a special event full of live traditional music from all over Greece, taramosalata, olives and flat bread baked specially for the day.

    Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

    Tickets £25, concessions and Hellenic Centre Members £22; price includes live music and a taster of homemade Greek vegetarian flavours.

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