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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From05 Oct 2021 Tuesday
To 30 Mar 2022 Wednesday
exhibitions

1821 Visions of Freedom: The Hand of Zographos, The Mind of Makriyannis, The Zeal of Gennadius

Exhibition Opening Hours: Late evening opening Monday 6 & Monday 13 December:6:30pm – 9pm, Saturdays: 10am – 5pm, Sundays: 11am – 4pm.
For other opening times please call the office on 020 7487 5060

Free entry

The Hellenic Centre
05 Dec 2021 Sunday
children

Christmas with Asterakia

Come and join us for an interactive festive session full of music, movement, and drama!

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Adults £10, Children £5,
Family of 4 £20 (2 adults and 2 children)
Tickets for the 12-2pm performance
Tickets for the 3-5pm performance SOLD OUT!

The Hellenic Centre
08 Dec 2021 Wednesday
Discussion lecture Online Event

In the Footsteps of Lord Byron: John Frederick Lewis in Greece and Albania

A talk by Briony Llewellyn and Charles Newton.

1821 Commemorative Lecture Series: The Greek War of Independence Revisited

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry, booking essential

Not able to attend in person? Register to watch the lecture live streamed from the Friends and Members room at the Hellenic Centre via Zoom webinar here

The Hellenic Centre
12 Dec 2021 Sunday
music social

A Christmas Wonderland Enlightened Evenings

Enjoy a sumptuous Greek buffet of seafood, vegetarian and vegan canapé creations; live piano & jazz music; fine Mediterranean wines; flowing mulled wine; door prizes; and great company in a winter wonderland while wearing your nicest Christmas sweater!

Sponsored generously by The Hellenic Centre, Christos Lazari Foundation, Demetriou & English, and His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas

Tickets £33 from Eventbrite

The Hellenic Centre
14 Dec 2021 Tuesday
Discussion lecture

Levantine Alternatives: Greeks in Constantinople, Smyrna and Alexandria after 1821

A lecture by Dr Philip Mansel.

Image: Argine Salvago, sister of Penelope Delta and wife of the President of the Greek community of Alexandria, at home.

1821 Commemorative Lecture Series: The Greek War of Independence Revisited

Organised by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
16 Dec 2021 Thursday
lecture

Faces of History. History has a face.

A presentation by historian Charicleia George Dimacopoulou on the new edition ‘History has a face’ which is now available also in an English translation.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre and Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

Free entry, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
18 Jan 2022 Tuesday
Friends Room social

The Anglo-Hellenic League Vasilopitta

More information to follow

Organised by The Anglo-Hellenic League

The Hellenic Centre
22 Jan 2022 Saturday
music social

The Hellenic Centre New Year Celebration – Piano & Cello Recital

A warm welcome to 2022 with a programme of classic music for Piano and Cello with Andrew Quartermain and Pavlos Carvalho followed by the cutting of vasilopita – the Greek traditional New Year Cake.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Tickets £14; HC Members and concessions £12; ticket price includes a glass of wine.
Booking Essential

The Hellenic Centre
30 Jan 2022 Sunday
lecture

Οι Τρεις Ιεράρχες στο σταυροδρόμι ελληνικής φιλοσοφίας και θεολογίας

A talk in Greek by Bishop Maximos of Melitene ( Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira)
Οι Τρεις Ιεράρχες στο σταυροδρόμι ελληνικής φιλοσοφίας και θεολογίας

Organised by Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

The Hellenic Centre
15 Feb 2022 Tuesday
literary Presentation

Idolaters – Ειδωλολάτρες

A presentation in Greek of Natalie Katsou’s new poetry collection Ειδωλολάτρες – Idolaters by Kapa Publications/Κάπα Εκδοτική comprising of a discussion with Natalie Katsou and writer and academic Haris Psarras and readings by theatre director Anastasia Revi and actor Konstantinos Chatzikypraios.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
24 Feb 2022 Thursday
dance social

Tsiknopempti by Lykion ton Hellinidon

More information to follow

Organised by Lykion ton Hellinidon

The Hellenic Centre
26 Feb 2022 Saturday
social

HESGB 26th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Two years after our memorable event of February 2020 (London’s last mega-party before COVID restrictions), the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain is proud to announce that WE ARE BACK with the highly anticipated DINNER DANCE 2022 (AFTER THE LOCKDOWN !!!), undoubtedly the best event of the London-Hellenic shipping calendar.

Organised by the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain

Tickets include reception drinks, dinner, entertainment, dancing and many surprises until 2 am.

Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane London W1K 7TN
27 Feb 2022 Sunday
children family

Children’s Carnival

More information to follow

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre
07 Mar 2022 Monday
social

Kathara Deftera

More information to follow

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre
09 Mar 2022 Wednesday
Discussion lecture

Songs from the Labyrinth: Is it Better to Remember or Forget?

Ruth Padel will give an illustrated talk on her novel Daughters of the Labyrinth, set in West Crete, which leads, like Ariadne’s thread, to the buried past of the Jews of Crete.

Cretan singer and musician Kalia Baklitzanaki will sing and play music mentioned in the book.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Free entry – optional donation appreciated; booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
20 Mar 2022 Sunday
workshop

Wireless

Theatre Workshop with Natalie Katsou

Six young people play a video-game online, they become the avatars of Miaoulis, Bouboulina and Androutsos, and the rest is history… What does it mean to be a hero today? Could the fighters for the Greek Revolution become super-heroes in a video game? Would you like to be one of them? Then join us!

This workshop will be in Greek

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

Tickets £12, booking essential

The Hellenic Centre
22 Mar 2022 Tuesday
Discussion Friends Room lecture

Papyrus Fragments: Lost Stories from Ancient Greece

A talk exploring the lost literature of ancient Greece that survives on fragments of papyrus. A papyrus specialist will detail the journey of these fragments and the challenges of deciphering and protecting them.
Dr Laura Swift from The Open University will be joined by practitioners from theatre company Potential Difference to discuss how they have taken inspiration from these fragments to create a new play inspired by fragmentation and Greek myth.

Organised by The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre