Zoe Thomaidou

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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 …

News

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 …

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Has the Greek crisis been a catalyst for social change?

This week, members of the diaspora were briefed on social changes resulting from the economic crisis in Greece and how a new wave of philanthropy can help tackle challenges facing …

Life

Hospitality industry genius returns to nature

In a farm just a few minutes outside Geelong, Diamond Rozakeas and her Mulberry Group partners Nathan Toleman and Ben Clark are setting the foundation for Melbourne’s new favourite wellness …

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‘Prioritising family’ and an ‘exciting’ professional opportunity, the reasons behind Dalidakis’ resignation

The decision made by former Victorian minister Philip Dalidakis to resign from parliament this week, was reportedly a shock for many. The 43-year-old Greek Australian was elected in the first …

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The Greek tale behind Melbourne’s iconic Capitol Theatre

News about the reopening of Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre this month was received with great enthusiasm by a diverse audience: city officials, academics and the intelligentsia, business people to art aficionados …