Zoe Thomaidou

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Melbourne remembers rebetiko master Panagiotis Toundas

Ask any rebetiko expert about Panagiotis Toundas and they will confirm he has earned his place in the genre’s hall of fame. Despite his impact as perhaps the most prominent …

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A Greek pioneer in the war on waste

When it comes to landfill waste, the construction and demolition industry is notoriously the biggest ‘player’, accounting for over a third of all waste that ends up there. With 15 …

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Romiosini And Beyond: A musical event celebrating Greekness and Mikis Theodorakis’ oeuvre

Anyone familiar with Greece’s modern history will know that Yiannis Ritsos and Mikis Theodorakis are two figures whose legacy shaped the country’s identity. To situate these legacies merely in the …

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Melbourne Comedy Festival to host 100 per cent Greek show!

Greek-speaking audiences craving for some good old (and… not so old) Greek humour will rejoice at the news of the first Greek-language stand up show making its way to this …

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Greek Australian IPF patient pledges to donate his lungs for research

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a cruel disease. A rare lung condition difficult to diagnose in which the air sacs thicken and become scarred over time for reasons yet to …

Apokries around Greece: Athens, Patra and Xanthi – three carnivals of colour

Apokries (Carnival) time in Greece is filled with spectacular traditions, masquerading and all manner of performances. From local fertility-rites to other events with pagan roots, festivities are held in the …

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Fresh appeal evidenced at the 32nd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

Once again, the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival lived up to its reputation for being the world’s largest outdoor Greek festival outside Greece. Tens of thousands attended the annual street party’s …

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‘Greek brain drain is inevitable’

While Dimitrios Salampasis’ decision to work abroad was not prompted by the financial crisis, his success story is typical of many Greeks who fall under the ‘brain drain’ cohort. The …

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Continuing a legacy of love for Greek flavours

If you were a South Yarra local back in the ’80s, chances are you had discovered a small delicatessen selling in-house produced taramosalata, eggplant and tzatziki dips. Founded in 1982 …

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Melbourne tunes in to the Greek Christmas spirit

We are now well into the Christmas festive season and Melbourne’s Greek community is once again showing the unique character and vibrancy of its celebrations across the city. Last week, …