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Unrest, clashes between Roma community and police across Greece

Violence has erupted between groups of Roma and police with an escalation in unrest on Thursday evening when a group of 25 men opened fire against police special forces in …

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What’s On 10-17 December: Dance, comedy, food and a summer drawing class

VIC UNTITLED: AN IMPROVISED MONOLOGUE EVERY NIGHT In Untitled, Evangelos Arabatzis presents an improvised stand-up monologue every night, triggered by a single word. The aim is to create an environment …

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Melbourne’s new age ‘rebetissa’ is a Greek migrant in her 20s

In the map of music, Stavroula is a classical music native with an opera heritage who migrated to rebetiko
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Full house for community theatre showcasing imaginative and powerful performance of ‘Twenty Two’

Dozens of Greek Melburnians arrived at the St Dimitrios Church Hall in Prahran on Sunday evening to enjoy the much anticipated performance Twenty Two (Eikosi Dyo), dedicated to the 100 …

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Archbishop Makarios: “The study of Byzantine Music leads to a deeper understanding of God”

On Sunday 4 December Archbishop Makarios officiated the Vespers Mass at the Holy Monastery of Axion Estin in Northcote, ordaining two readers, brothers Constantine and Spyridon Zarkos Afterwards presiding over …

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Thousands protest teen’s shooting in Greece

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities on Tuesday against police violence, a day after a Roma youth was shot in the head in a police …

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Riot squads confront protesters over teen shot by police

A Greek police officer of the DIAS motorcycle unit involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old boy during a car chase in Thessaloniki early on Monday morning was charged with …

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One hundred years on the Asia Minor Catastrophe is commemorated on the steps of parliament house

Last Sunday the steps of Victoria’s parliament house were the site of a candlelight vigil held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor catastrophe. The bloody conflict waged …

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Celebrating Christmas during Greek Story Time

The popular activity for Greek families with young children, Greek Story Time, ended this year’s programme on a happy note at Lalor Library. Christmas carols in Greek and English were …

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International Volunteer Day: Greek-Australians honoured in council awards

The City of Manningham has presented third generation Greek-Australian and primary school teacher Stephanie Martinez with its Young Citizen of the Year award for her exceptional community contributions. Stephanie was …

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Daniel Andrews tweaks post-election cabinet

Premier Daniel Andrews has remodelled his cabinet at the start of his third term, with former planning minister Lizzie Blandthorn stripped of her portfolio due to possible conflict-of-interest issues with …

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Hollywood film Dirty Angels begins filming in Thessaloniki

American film studio Millennium Media is currently in Thessaloniki, shooting at different locations across the city for Hollywood thriller Dirty Angels, starring Eva Green who is most notably known for …

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Priest in Greece charged over stealing donations

A Greek priest in Trikala has been charged with fraud following accusations from a 23-year-old man with health issues. The priest, allegedly obtained significant amounts of money from his congregation …

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