JOIN THE HOPLITES AT THE ΜELBOURNE MUSEUM
In celebration of the National Archaeological Museum of Greece’s Open Horizons exhibition at Melbourne Museum the Greek Community of Melbourne is organizing a program of music, dance, food and Hoplites in full armour on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May. The ‘Open Horizons – Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections’ exhibition features 44 ancient works that date from the Early Bronze Age to the Roman period representing periods of economic and cultural trade between Greece and its neighbors from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Accompanying this excellent exhibition will be a program of music and dance featuring Melbourne’s ‘Anagenisi’ and dancers from the Greek Community of Melbourne dance ensemble; food trucks in the plaza via St Gerry’s Loukoumades and Greek Gyro catering along with workshops and feature items from La Trobe University collection for you to see.
When: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May from 11am
Where: Melbourne Museum: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
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
GREEK LOVE AT THE HELLENIC MUSEUM
After several delays due to COVID-19, the Hellenic Museum will be hold its one off evening of Greek Love: Desire, Sexuality and Identity in the Classical World next month. It provides an opportunity to uncover “queer-coded histories, mythologies of antiquity.” The Hellenic Museum says Greek Love will inform entertain as well as challenge how we, as a modern audience, interpret the past and how it relates to contemporary LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) representations.
When: 6.30 to 9.30pm, Friday, 17 June
Where: Hellenic Museum, Former Royal Mint Building, 280 William Street, Melbourne
Cost: $65 (+1.63 Service fee) cocktail and canapés included
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, 1 July, is suitable for children aged 9-11
When: Three individual sessions on different themes, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July.
Where: Gasworks Arts Studio, Richardson Street, Albert Park
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.
GCM SUMMER CULTURAL CAMP IN NORTHERN GREECE
The Greek Community of Melbourne and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs are bringing back their summer camp after a long hiatus. The new experience, entitled Cultural Camp is for adults 18 and older (you must be 18 years of age by 8 July) and will take place in Northern Greece. The camp will be based in Thessaloniki with visits to Vergina, Nimphaio, Dion Olympus and Kastoria from 9 to 20 July (20 days inclusive). The fee is inclusive of all accommodation, meals, internal transfers, museum and site entries.
When: 9-20 July 2022
Where: Northern Greece
Applications: Online form available on https://bit.ly/3wEzBhX
THAT BIG FAT GREEK GATHO
For the first time in 20 years, Sydney’s Greek Youth are coming together once again for a great night out at the Canada Bay Club! Organised and supported by the Greek Festival of Sydney, SUGS, MUGA, UTS Hellenic, Panipiritoki Enosis NSW, Kytherian Youth Association, Pan-Macedonian Association, Pontoxineteas Sydney, UTS Hellenic Society and the Cretan Youth Association of Sydney and NSW. The event will be featuring DJ Paro and other entertainment and is strictly open to ages between 18-30 years.
When: Saturday 28 May 7pm – Sunday 29 May 12am
Where: Canada Bay Club, 8 William Street, Five Dock, NSW
ST BASIL’S GREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL
On Sunday 5 June, the biggest Festivals in Sydney, “Greek Summer Festival promises to give you a taste of Greek Summer! The Festival will include delicious Greek food, products, traditional dancing performances, live music and many other Greek summer favourites. This is a family friendly event with a range of games and activities for all ages.
When: Sun., 5 June 2022, 10am -5pm AEST
Where: Carss Bush Park, Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, NSW
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 https://hellenic-diaspora.cdu.edu.au/program-schedule/
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 the Queensland Performance Arts Centre on Friday 27 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: 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/event/mikis_theodorakis_22
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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