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 2022.
Where: Gasworks Arts Studio, Richardson Street, Albert Park
Cost: $20 per session and $50 for three sessions.
Information: www.gacl.com.au and click on GACL KIDS 2022 or contact Cathy Alexopoulos 0428 968 715
GREEK REBETIKO SESSIONS
Commonly known as the Greek Blues, Rebetika is far more deeper than this simplified title, Rebetiko is storytelling spanning love, loss, drugs, and heart-breaking refugee tales. Rebetiko has always been the music of the poor and the dispossessed, combining different musical styles of the region and with lyrics describing the joy, the sorrow, and the difficulties of everyday life. Join Sotiris Kiokpasoglou and Con Kalamaras the first Saturday of July, August and September. Crepes, cocktails, drinks and bar snack available on the night. This is a Pay As You Feel (PAYF) event, meaning you can choose how much you contribute when booking your ticket. If the show has not sold out online, walk-ins are welcome and PAYF contributions can be made on the night at the bar.
When: Saturday, 2 July at 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm AEST
Where: Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote, VIC
A MEMORIAL FOR CYPRIOT HEROES AND MARTYRS
On Sunday, 10 July the parish of ‘The Presentation of our Lady to the Temple’, 3 Macedon Avenue, North Balwyn together with the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, will hold a memorial service to honour the memory of Archbishop Kyprianos of Cyprus, Bishops Chrysanthos of Paphos, Meletios of Kiti, Lavrentions of Kerinia and other clergy, as well as the civilians, who were executed by the Ottoman Rulers on the 9th of July 1821 in Cyprus. The Memorial is under the auspices of the Victorian Council for the Greek National Day and emphasises the participation of Cyprus in Greece’s 400-year struggle for freedom. His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopoleos will conduct the Divine Liturgy and bless the Memorial in the presence of Government Representatives, Community Leaders and other Dignitaries. The 9th of July 1821, is a significant milestone for all Cypriots in the long-lasting History of Cyprus.
When: 10 July, at 10.30am
Where: The Presentation of our Lady to the Temple, 3 Macedon Avenue, North Balwyn
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: Complete the form here
ZOY FRANGOS: VARIATIONS
Zoy Frangos is the son of a Greek migrant father and Indigenous-Australian mother, and is in many ways a ‘typical’ Australian. This show tells Zoy’s own personal and musical story. From his childhood in Ballarat, Zoy has since found his place on the stage. He performed in Pecan Summer, the world’s first Indigenous opera composed by Deborah Cheetham, understudied Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and was seen most recently with Tina Arena in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical EVITA. Backed by a powerhouse band and joined by his wife Elisa Colla, Zoy tells his story with honesty and humour. Be blown away by his variations on classic songs like ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and the theme from The Godfather.
When: 18 July 2022
Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
Tickets: $30 via www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
NEW SOUTH WALES
100 YEARS OF GREEK SONG MEETS VRASIDAS KARALIS
The Australian Hellenic Choir in conjunction with Professor Vrasidas Karalis bring you a concert like no other in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney. Featuring over 30 voices and orchestra conducted by Leon Vitogiannis. You will hear some of the classic songs throughout Greek History composed by the icons of Greek music in beautiful harmony. From Theodorakis and Hadjidakis to Xarhakos, featuring songs from Asia Minor and Constantinople. Tickets are limited.
When: Sunday, 26 June, 5pm -7.pm AEST
Where: The University of Sydney – Great Hall, Science Road, Camperdown
Tickets: $64.39 – $85.49 via www.eventbrite.com.au
ADFAS: MYTHS THAT MATTER
Not all myths are created equal. The Greeks and Romans told hundreds of stories about the life and loves of Gods and heroes. Many of these stories have been forgotten. However, a number have captured our imagination and provided inspirations to generations of artists. Myths that Matter – The influence of Greek myths in the visual arts lecture examines these influential myths and why they have proven to be so important to artists from Botticelli to Picasso by Professor Alastair Blanshard. Myths discussed include the Labours of Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Apollo and Daphne, the Minotaur, and Pygmalion and Galatea. Professor Blanshard is the inaugural Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland. He grew up in Brisbane before undertaking doctoral studies at Cambridge and became a lecturer at Merton College, Oxford. He also taught at the University of Reading and later the University of Sydney while he has authored a significant number of books and publications on the classical world.
When: 7 July at 6pm
Where: Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre, The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street, Armidale, NSW
Ticket & bookings: $5 – $25 via 0408 472 284 or 02 6776 5800
GREEK STREET FOOD inc
Dance and feast like a Greek at Greek Street Food Inc On Saturday 9 July 2022 from 5pm-8pm. Mlanda Milaa in Queensland are hosting a unique day, inviting everyone to enjoy a bite by the fire or grab some take-away. All the usual favourites like souvlaki, traditional Greek dishes and rotisserie specials will be available plus a special extension of the menu featuring vegetarian and kids meals.
If you would like a table, bookings are essential.
When: Saturday July 9, at 5-8 AEST
Where: 1720 Malanda Millaa, Millaa Rd, Jaggan QLD Bookings: 0482 988 031
PYX LAX @ THEBARTON THEATRE
The Biggest selling band in Greek History, PYX LAX, brings a musical experience for the ages to Thebarton for all ages on Friday 16 September. The voice and soul of a generation comes to Australia with a repertoire of songs which changed the musical landscape of Greece. Just like the Beatles changed western music, Pyx Lax changed modern Greek music.
When: Friday 16 September 2022, Doors 7pm, Show 8:00pm
Where: Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville, SA
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