Nelly Skoufatoglou

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One-on-one with Olympia Valance

At the end of last year, the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) launched its Ambassadors for Multiculturalism program. A panel of five high-profile Victorians were announced as ambassadors, all tasked with …

Life

Uncaged: Marco Kyris’ crazy life as Nicolas Cage’s stand-in for 20 films

Evrimahos Kyriakakis was born and raised in Toronto’s Greektown, with his three siblings. His upbringing was very Greek and focused around community life, but he always dreamed big. In the …

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Soula Vaitsis on her Paranormal Activities

Surely, we have all wondered, at least at some point, what we are doing here, if there is an afterlife, if a God or higher entity exists, what happens when …

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Thessaloniki Psy-Rock trio Naxatras tours Down Under

One of the most important names the international Psychedelic Rock scene has to offer comes from Greece. Thessaloniki trio, Naxatras, within less than a decade have managed to reach well …

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Walking off the beaten aisle: Kathi and Sam, a love story beyond ethnicity, religion and… food

In multicultural Australia, interracial weddings are commonplace. For certain communities – usually when the cultural and religious backgrounds are completely different – marrying outside family traditions and expectations can perplex …

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Poet and photographer Heidi Seraphim on her Instagram success and new book, combining her two favourite mediums

Heidi Seraphimidou, otherwise known as Heidi Seraphim, was born and bred in Thessaloniki, Greece, specifically in Ano Toumba. While her peers were colouring their days in black and white (the …

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Acclaimed harpist Mary Doumany meets cult thereminist Miles Brown in an exciting experimental collaboration

An extraordinary installation taking place at the Rosslyn Gallery has become the source of inspiration for Mary Doumany and Miles Brown’s new outfit, The Narcoleptor. Tonight sees the classical harp …

Dialogue

What? You won’t eat the meat? – ‘It’s a sin!’

No, this is not a piece on the Pet Shop Boys’ iconic song. It’s a piece on a phrase I haven’t stopped hearing since going full vegan in January. Oh, …

Life

Another sister school relationship between Greece and Australia

Connections were forged and buildings were built between Lemnos and Dandenong during a successful Skype session between the Mudros Junior High School Lemnos and the Greek Orthodox Community of Dandenong …

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Christina Perestrelo, a third generation Greek Australian looks to piece together her late mother’s life

For most of us, family history is a given. Our parents and grandparents will sit us down early in life and show us family photos whilst narrating memories as if …