NSW, SA & QLD
DIMITRIS BASIS PERFORMS THEODORAKIS’ THE BALLAD OF THE DEAD BROTHER
The Greek Orthodox Community of NSW is presenting a concert in honour of Mikis Theodorakis titled: MIKIS THEODORAKIS 1925-2021 THE BALLAD OF THE DEAD BROTHER & HIS GREATEST HITS, at City Recital Hall in Sydney on Sun 15 May, 2022. Featuring international artist Dimitris Basis, a symphony orchestra and choir directed by George Ellis, Greek band and special guest Maria Yiakoulis the audience will enjoy a 2.5 hour immersive performance.
When: Sunday 15 May, 2022, 7pm
Where: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tickets and info: $50-$120 via www.cityrecitalhall.com
When: Friday 20 May, 7pm
Where: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street
Tickets and info: www.eventbrite.com.au/
Phone: (08) 8231 4307
When: Friday 27 May, 8pm
Where: Queensland Performance Arts Centre – Concert Hall, Corner Melbourne St and Grey St Melbourne Street, QLD
Tickets and info: www.qpac.com.au
COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE FOR PONTIAN GENOCIDE
The Pontian Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the Greek Genocide in Melbourne, under the auspices of the Australian Federation of Pontian Associations, is hosting a Memorial Service and a Wreath Laying Ceremony to commemorate the Genocide of the Hellenes of Pontos on Sunday morning, 15 May. The event will take place at Saint Eustathios Greek Orthodox Cathedral, following by the wreath laying ceremony at the Australian Hellenic Memorial.
When: Sunday 15 May at 10am
Where: Saint Eustathios Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 221 Dorcas St South Melbourne
Further information: Apostolis Alexiadis on 0412 145 100.
GACL KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM
The Greek-Australian Cultural League has put out the Term 2 school holiday dates for its arts and culture GACL KIDS program for children aged 7-11 from 29 June to 1 July at the Gasworks Art Studio in Albert Park. On Wednesday 29 June, it will be Feather and Chain Paintings: Icarus and his Wings. On Thursday, 30 June, the session will be devoted to Paint without a Brush: Flowers in Greek Mythology. The final session, Story Telling Through Art: Loss and Resilience on Friday, 1July, is suitable for children aged 9-11
What: GACL KIDS program for the school holidays
Where: Gasworks Arts Studio, Richardson Street, Albert Park
When: Three individual sessions on different themes, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July.
Cost: $20 per session and $50 for three sessions.
Information: full program and enrolment online visit gacl.com.au and click on GACL KIDS 2022 or contact Cathy Alexopoulos 0428 968 715.
DIMITRIS BASIS GREEK NIGHT AT STARS HALL
The Institute of Macedonian Studies is bringing famous Greek singer Dimitris Basis to Melbourne in collaboration with the Greek and Cypriot Communities and the Australian Research Institute, for a concert and dance evening on 28 May at the fully renovated Stars International Hall. The cultural event comes after the publication and release of the book on Imvros and Tenedos, and will be dedicated to the Hellenism of Asia Minor. A dance performance along selected songs loved by the Greeks worldwide will follow. Doukissa Filippou and her orchestra will also perform at the event. Ticket prices range from $120 to $150 and include complete dinner, menu, with two bottles, desserts, soft drinks and coffee.
When: 28 May, from 7.30pm to 1.30am
Where: Stars International Hall, 1c Bell Street, Preston
Bookings and further information: 0436 415 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COURAGE TO CARE TURNS 30: EDUCATION PANEL BREAKFAST EVENT
As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations, Courage to Care will host a special panel discussion Talking Upstander Action: A discussion about Discrimination which will moderated by writer and social commentator Dr Susan Carland with specialist panelists including academic Dr Shakira Hussein, Department of Education and Training’s Kristy Lang and Aaron Clark from the Korin Gamadji Institute.
When: 8am to 10 am, Tuesday, 31 May
Where: The ARK Centre, 7 Cato St, Hawthorn East, Melbourne
Booking: Book online by 20 May through www.trybooking.com
FECCA 2022 CONFERENCE
After a long hiatus, FECCA 2022 Conference will come together face-to-face next year in Melbourne holding a conference where multicultural communities, policy makers, service providers, academics and many more, can delve into several current topics. The initial lineup of excellent speakers include Patricia Turner AM, Behrouz Boochani, Megan Davis, Kumi Taguchi, and Nyadol Nyuon.
When: 16-17 June
Where: Sofitel Melbourne, On 25 Collins Street
INTERNATIONAL HELLENIC DIASPORA CONFERENCE
Charles Darwin University is hosting is hosting Perspectives on the Hellenic Diaspora III in conjunction with the University of the Aegean and the University of Macedonia. Over 60 speakers drawn from Australia, Europe, North America and Africa will talk about all aspects the Hellenic Diaspora through the ages.
Where: Charles Darwin University, Darwin and online
When: 26 to 28 May-check website for the times
Booking and information: Attendance is free but participants will be required to register on each day of the conference via www.hellenic-diaspora.cdu.edu.au
PANIYIRI SPECIAL EVENT – BRISBANE GREEK CHORAL SPECTACULAR
Greek choir Ellinikes Fones (conducted by Chrstina Xydi-Lignou) debuts in The Essence of Greece (Άρωμα Ελλάδος) concert backed by the GOC Care Choir Fones, the Greek School of St George and the Antiphonia vocal ensemble. Soloitsts Katerini Manolatos and Mel Lathouras will also be performing on the afternoon with Geoge Lignos on keyboard, George Pippos on violin and Steve Koutsovasilis on bouzouki and guitar. They will be peforming the music of Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hadjidakis and music that commemorates the century since the Asia Minor Catastrophe. the event is organised by Brisbane’s Panayri Greek Festival 2022 and he Greek Orthodox Community of St George Brisbane.
Where: Grand Ballroom, Greek Club, Brisbane
When: 4.30pm, Sunday, 15 May
Tickets: $30, children under 12 free.
Tickets & Information: www.paniyiri.com
ALEX KONDOS MEMORIAL LECTURE
Professor George Paxinos will deliver this year’s lecture on the theme: The Brain and the Mind. Prof Paxinos will speak on the neuroscience behind A River Divided, his first novel which took him a record 21 years to complete. Tea, coffee and Greek sweets will be available at the end.
When: 7.30pm on Wednesday, 18 May
Where: Grand Ballroom of the Greek Club at Edmondstone Street in South Brisbane
Bookings, additional information: The event is free but booking is essential. Call Michelle Giorgas, GOC Administration Office on (07) 3249 1000 or email: email@example.com
PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL
The Paniyiri 2022 Greek Festival, Brisbane’s world-renowned cultural festival where everyone is encouraged to dine, dance, and party like a Greek, will take over Musgrave Park in South Brisbane on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22, May. Paniyiri is the longest running cultural festival in Queensland, the largest Greek festival in Australia, and a global celebration of culture and community. Tickets include cultural presentations, cooking demonstrations, entertainment including live music, dancing and DJs; art exhibitions, fashion parades, even a pop-up Greek village to visit!
When: Saturday 21 May at 12pm – 10pm | Sunday 22 Mayat 10am – 7pm
Where: Musgrave Park, West End, Brisbane
AMBER GLOW OVER ADELAIDE
The Adelaide City Library, in association with 2022 South Australia’s History Festival, is presenting Amber Glow Over Adelaide. An exhibition of new paintings that re-imagine Adelaide’s heritage buildings as alfresco social spaces, in oils by artist George Linou.
When: 1 – 31 May
Where: Amber Glow Over Adelaide is showing at the Hutt Street City Library, 235 Hutt Street, Adelaide
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