Zoe Thomaidou

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A Greek tale of civic resistance and gold hunt politics

One of the most dynamic local resistance movements that has unfolded at the backdrop of Greece’s economic and sociopolitical crisis will be brought to Melbourne’s attention through the documentary Eldorado: …

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Art celebrating the Greek landscape

Anyone who has visited the Aegean knows of its captivating coastal views and sunsets, the diverse beauty of the islands, and its crystal waters, blue in some places, turquoise, or …

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Fighting the ‘African gangs’ narrative with ancient Greek tragedy

Antigone‘s timeless beauty and wisdom has been once again brought to the stage. But this time the 2,500-year-old tragedy speaks directly to one of Australia’s most polarising contemporary political debates. …

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Greek research breakthrough: Mediterranean diet impact on childhood asthma

Recent findings on the positive impact of the Mediterranean diet – and particularly oily fish – on childhood asthma treatment might not be enough to convince picky eaters to change …

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The ultimate laikodimotiko glendi comes to Melbourne

Melbourne Greeks will be treated to a night filled with authentic laiko and demotic music on Saturday 10 November at the Nafpaktian House. The line-up features industry heavyweight Yiorgos Bekios, …

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Spiro Boursinos’ mourning mother wants answers

What Christine Boursinos is going through these days is any parent’s worst nightmare coming true. Her son Spiro – founder of popular music festival Earthcore – passed away while in …

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Greek Australian actress Olympia Valance named Ambassador for Multiculturalism

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) celebrated this week the formation of a promising five-member body, tasked with the mission of championing multiculturalism and its benefits, while countering negative stereotypes. With …

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‘Astroman’ takes us back to the 1980s

Whether you are a kid of the ’80s or just among the many who despite not growing up in that era still feel mysteriously attracted to it, Astroman is your …

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Stormy debate over review endorsing religious schools’ right to discriminate against gay students

Faith-based schools across the country will see their ability to discriminate against students on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation guaranteed, if the Federal government puts into effect …

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2018 Greek Film Festival: Everything you need to know

What does the son of former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou have in common with a tormented lawyer, the Greek aristocracy in 1970s’ Istanbul with the mass execution of 200 …