Zoe Thomaidou

Life

‘The Taverna’ invites you to a hilariously chaotic night at a Greek restaurant – Sound familiar?

Ask any person of Greek background for memories linked to a taverna outing, and chances are you will hear at least one story reminiscent of a family or otherwise intimate …

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No need to be Greek to enjoy ‘The Taverna’, but if you are – even better

Melburnians and Sydney-siders who attended last year’s closing night of the Greek Film Festival, were treated to a cinematic night at The Taverna: where food, love and cultural differences feature …

Life

A “coronavirus-Odyssey” as experienced by Greek Australian filmmaker Nadia Tass

The impact of coronavirus comes in different forms and shapes. While everyday life changed drastically across the globe, personal plans were postponed, many had to hastily return home, some have …

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UPDATE: Public “encouraged to delay visiting a cemetery” during pandemic

Following community confusion witnessed online around cemetery visits during the pandemic, Neos Kosmos received confirmation on Sunday 12 April from official sources that visiting graves of loved ones was not …

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Heading to the Antipodes Festival this year? Giota Negka invites you to ‘come with an open heart’

We are just a week away from the Greek Festival comeback, but for Giota Negka and her team the countdown for the first visit Down Under started months ago. True …

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A living nightmare: Greek Australians affected by bushfires tell their stories

Australia is experiencing a devastating period in the nation’s history. Bushfires have been burning for several weeks now, thousands of residents and visitors have had to flee to safety, and …

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Greek Orthodoxy crossing paths with alt rock? Yes, it’s happened!

Beware of Darkness is probably not your typical alt rock band and a few things can testify that. Their beginnings were not run-of-the-mill. Having started at a studio garage, they …

Life

Young Greek Australian turns his love for Greek songs of ‘xenitia’ into artwork

If you like Greek songs, especially those of your parents’ and grandparents’ generations and have a flair for understanding the lyrics, check out Chris Macheras’ Instagram page. The Melbourne-based lawyer-by-day …

Life

Greek Film Festival set to close this weekend with a blast of laughter

Step one, take a moment to bring to mind your most eventful outing in a Greek taverna. A night where you probably had a few…more drinks than usual. Next, allow …

Life

‘Epiphany’, a film set in a Greek sponge diving town in the US, hits the big screen at the 26th GFF

Illuminating Greek culture in a non-stereotypical fashion is rare in the film industry, but sisters Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis have aspired to break this cinematic mould. The duo’s …