Nikos Fotakis

News

Culture and expansion of the Greek Precinct on Papastergiadis’ priority list

“I’m not going to take any of this for granted,” says Bill Papastergiadis, President of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV). “I believe that we need to work …

Life

Love and migration stories

Lili Vrahamis was one of the thousands of brides who migrated from Greece to Australia. Having been engaged to her cousin Letho (Eleutherios) Sigalas in 1920, she got on board …

News

Gaining professional experience in Australia

Despina Arvanitaki spent her first month in Australia crying. “I had just realised what I had done; I had come to a country where I was alone, I couldn’t find …

Life

All set for an epic reading of the Odyssey

Question: what are 23 actors and a diplomat doing at the Queen Victoria Gardens on Saturday? Answer: They are all part of one of the most ambitious and exciting theatre …

Life

Koraly Dimitriadis is no longer angry

Look up Koraly Dimitriadis’ name – say, in a standard google search – and you’re more than likely to see a variation of the word ‘angry’, or ‘anger’ associated with …

Life

Antigone reimagined, through music and dance

To say that Antigone is one of the most enduring characters of fiction, her perennial relevance confirmed throughout the centuries, would be both an understatement and a pleonasm. After all, …

Life

The story of TV icon Adriana Xenides, narrated in musical form

Eight years after her death, not many people remember Adriana Xenides and fewer still see her as an icon. As for how many think of her as a bigger than …

News

Andrew Katos MP: ‘I’m influenced by my father’s experience and from going into small business’

The dates for Victoria’s State election were issued last week and the rival parties have already taken it to the road, selling their policies and trying to win over the …

Life

Think the harp is an angelic, heavenly instrument? Maria Christina Harper wants you to think again!

There is a scene in the 1970 Disney classic cartoon The Aristocats, in which said cats – Duchess and her three kittens – are led by the suave alleycat Thomas …

Dialogue

Conspiracy against logic

It comes as no surprise that the ratification of the Prespes agreement by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s (FYROM) parliament would not go down well – the deal has …