MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE HELLENISM OF ASIA MINOR
The Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation is holding a memorial service for the Hellenism of Asia Minor to be conducted by Archbishop Makarios of Australia at the Australian Hellenic Memorial Domain Gardens.
The event coincides with the21st Anniversary of the unveiling of the Monument where all the Greeks and Australians who gave up their lives during the First and Second World Wars will be honored.
RSVP by Wednesday, 21 September. Following the service, light refreshments will be provided.
When: Saturday 24 September at 10am
Where: Australian Hellenic Memorial Domain Gardens, Corner Birdwood Avenue & Government House Drive, Melbourne, VIC
Info: Steve Kyritsis, OAM on 0418 571 800 and firstname.lastname@example.org
I HEART ARTEMIS
I heart Artemis is a story about a mythological love and a very real crisis, which asks the most pressing questions about humanity’s future. The Consort of Melbourne is a vocal ensemble that champions both historic and contemporary repertoire. The Australian premiere of a ground-breaking new piece by award-winning composer Wally Gunn and librettist Maria Zajkowski. I heart Artemis is a concert-length reimagining of Greek mythology told through a series of scenes and tableaus rendered in glorious six-part vocal harmony.
When: Tuesday, 27 September, 7.30pm
Where: Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets & bookings: $55 via e.melbournerecital.com.au/booking/production/syos/19312?performance=
OAKLEIGH TRAILS – THE GREEK FOOD WALKING TOUR
The much anticipated Oakleigh Trail; a 40-minute walk along the restaurant and café-bar precinct of the most Greek suburb in Melbourne begins. Renowned for its strong European influence with the most prevalent vibe in the area being that of Greek eateries and live music venues, Eaton Mall continues to gain momentum as a major Hellenic precinct. On the Greek food walking tour, taking place not once but three times this year attendees can share their stories of migration and what role food played in upholding culture and tradition. Interested parties can sample traditional baked goods made fresh daily on-site, taste deli produce and learn about the products that heavily feature in Mediterranean home kitchens, visit a cultural store to learn about religious customs and traditions and, lastly, enjoy a delicious progressive meal and a chat. Vegan options are available – make sure the option is selected when booking.
When: 1 October and 3 December, 2.30pm
Where: Outside Oakleigh Train Station – Portman Street side, Oakleigh, VIC
Pricing & tickets: $138.51 via www.eventbrite.com/e/oakleigh-trails-tickets-80613594431?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1
REBETIKO CARAVAN @ GREEK FRINGE
Straight from the source, Fotis Vergopoulos is coming to down under to perform three unique shows in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney! Leading this all-star line-up of local and inter-state musicians, Fotis represents the next generation of talent from Greece and his musicianship and feel for rebetika is inimitable. Fotis was initiated into the world of music at the age of six by his father, Nikos, an inaugural member of the Apodimi Kompania. He has toured Europe extensively as well as Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He currently lives in Athens where he has performed with many notable artists including Agathonas Iakovidis, Martha Fritzila, Babis Gkoles and Manolis Pappos to name a few. Joining Fotis on stage are special guests and stalwarts of the Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne rebetika scene.
When & Where: Melbourne 20 October @ Brunwick Ballroom, Canberra 28 October @ Smith’s Alternative, Sydney 29 October @ Mytelenian Brotherhood of Sydney.
Tickets & information: www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/rebetiko-caravan/
GIORGOS TSALIKIS Featuring VASILIKI NTANTA 2022
Singer and songwriter Giorgos Tsalikis has once again teamed up with popular laika singer Vasiliki Ntanta for a much anticipated performance on 17 September at The Bellevue Venue – so gather the troops, mark your diary and secure your tickets. The two had to postpone their sold-out shows due to COVID-19 last year and have promised to make up for the wait, ten-fold.
When: Saturday, 17 September at 8pm to 18 September, 1am
Where: The Bellevue Venue, 2-10 Restwell Street, Sydney, NSW
29TH ANNUAL GREEK-SERBIAN FRIENSHIP DAY
The Serbian Orthodox Church-Parish and School Community of St Archdeacon Stephen, in Rooty Hill, Sydney, invites the Sydney & New South Wales Greek and Serbian communities, families and friends to the “29th Annual Greek-Serbian Orthodox & Cultural Friendship Day” on Sunday, 18 September. The program will commence with the Christian Orthodox Holy Liturgy from 9.30am. From 12pm, there will be a wide range of hot foods and cold drinks for purchasing. From 12.30pm until 4pm, a rich musical and dance program will take place with the presentation of Serbian and Greek dance groups to celebrate the strong historical, geographical, cultural, and religious bonds between Serbs and Greeks as well as dancing for all at the end of the day. This annual event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic in NSW so it is happening again this year with the same deep appreciation between the Serbian and Greek communities and nations. Entry $15. Further info via Ilija Glisic: 0408 986 953 (afternoon hours) and Dimitrios Kametopoulos: 0414 714 807 (afternoon and evening hours).
When: Sunday, 18 September, 9am
Where: St Archdeacon Stephen, 259 Hyatts Rd (corner Woodstock Ave) Plumpton, Rooty Hill (near the suburb of Blacktown), Sydney, NSW
GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF SA HONOURS THE QUEEN
As a long standing Cultural Association, the Greek Orthodox Community of SA will commemorate the recent passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in the form of a special Memorial Church Service. The Service will be held at Franklin Street Cathedral and we invite you to attend, to light a candle and pay respect to the Queen, who reigned as Monarch of Australia for 70 years. The Queen served Australia and its people with great dignity and through significant social change. The service will also acknowledge the proclamation of His Majesty, King Charles III as the new Monarch of Australia. The Cathedral will remain open for a couple of hours after the service. Info: 8231 4307.
When: Monday 19 September 2022, 10-11.30am
Where: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, 286 Franklin Street, ADL
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