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Note: Although the Anglo-Hellenic League is a member society of the Hellenic Centre, and has a post-box at the Hellenic Centre, it is not affiliated with the Hellenic Community Trust or the Hellenic Centre in any other way. If you would like to contact the Hellenic Centre, you will find information here. We regret that we are unable to forward messages to the Hellenic Centre. 

The Anglo-Hellenic League

Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, through charitable and cultural work. 


Thursday 25 October 2018, 7pm

John Kittmer

My Thessaloniki - A personal tour of the city and its culture 

The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

John Kittmer, Chair of the League and PhD student at King's College London, has been visiting Thessaloniki, Greece's second city, since the mid-1980s and, as British Ambassador to Greece (2013-2016) travelled there often, both in an official capacity and unofficially. In this illustrated talk, John will guide the audience through a personal tour of the city, its immediate environs and its culture, highlighting the places, history and merits of this great port-metropolis. 

Free entry; booking essential: ring 020 7563 9835 or click here or register through Eventbrite.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Anglo-Hellenic League.

Fires in Attica - Closure of Appeal 

We have now closed the appeal that we launched on 29 July for those affected by the summer's devastating fires in Attica. We would like to thank very warmly all those members and supporters of the League who have kindly donated to the appeal.  

We will announce at the end of the month how much money was raised in total, when we have had the opportunity to gather all the funds together and to assess the amount of Gift Aid that is payable. In the meantime, we have made a first grant to our partner Desmos of £8,000. Since the fires, Desmos, a not-for-profit organization based in Athens, has had staff on the ground evaluating local needs and directing donors’ funds to where they can be of most use. We look forward to reporting further on Desmos' activities in the course of time. 


4 September 2018

AGM 2018 - Draft minutes 

An Annual General Meeting of the League was held on 14 June 2018. Draft minutes are attached for the perusal of those members who attended. If you were present at the AGM and have comments on the draft, please notify us at by 31 December 2018. 

Draft minutes of the AGM 2018
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The League's Autumn Programme of Events for 2018


We are pleased to announce our autumn programme of events, featuring talks by distinguished speakers on Thessaloniki, Climate Change in the Hellenic World and the Post-War Adoption Movement of Greek Children to the USA. For further details please click Cultural events

Albania Overboard: Albania to Corfu Swim 2018

The League is supporting the third Albania to Corfu Swim, which took place on 8 September 2018. The swimmers are raising money, through the League, for ‘The Smile of the Child’, a registered Greek Charity. With ten ‘houses’ across Greece, ‘The Smile of the Child’ has, in its 25-year history, helped over 1.3m children recover from the effects of violence, health problems and extreme poverty, as well as spearheading countless missing children's campaigns.

In 2016, the swimmers raised approx. 20,000€ for the cause and they hope this year to increase that figure significantly.

The League is strongly committed to the alleviation of poverty. We encourage all members and supporters of the League to support this cause. You can find more information about the event and how to donate on-line by clicking here. Alternatively you can make donations for this cause directly to the Anglo-Hellenic League; details can be found in the attached file. The appeal is open until 31 October.

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