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WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 26 February onward

LONSDALE STREET GREEK FESTIVAL The Lonsdale St Greek Festival returns for the 33rd year, bringing Melbourne’s biggest Greek street party to the CBD. There will be plenty of stalls set …

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Local traditions flavour Apokries celebrations around Greece

1 PATRAS The Patras Carnival is the biggest in Greece and one of the best in Europe. The town crier announces the start of the carnival in mid January to …

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Black Athena and the Incredible Whiteness of Being

The stories around the 1987 book Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization vol. 1 by the late Martin Bernal along with its sequels and many commentaries, sometimes referred …

A world less than perfect unravels in tale of Aussie authors’ Hydra idyll

It is worth bearing in mind that a classic of the post-war Australian novel, My Brother Jack, owes its existence to the incredible patience and generosity of a grocery store/kafenion owner …

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On the trail of the Greek philosophers

“Ti! What job can you find with that?” exclaimed my horrified parents. That was in response to my announcement that after finishing my undergraduate degree I was going to enrol …

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Koraly Dimitriadis awarded Moreland Writers Residency and Cyprus travel grant for USA

Controversial writer, actor and author of Love and F–k Poems, and Just Give Me The Pills, Koraly Dimitriadis, has been awarded a Moreland Council Writers Residency in 2019 to continue …

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Stop posing for your wedding photos: Elena Haralabaki explains why

“Please groom, hug the bride. Tilt your head a little bit to the right. Smile. Look at her. Come parents of the bride. Dad, kiss the bride. Let’s go again. …

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Recipe: Cypriot Ravioli with Halloumi

Cypriot ravioli with halloumi (aka rafkioles) was one of the most popular dishes at the Kopiaste – Cyprus on a Plate event hosted by Eleni Georges behind the food blog …

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Dancers bring carnival capers to Oakleigh

The carnival capers of Apokries could not be missing from Eaton Mall, Oakleigh. Members of the Manasis dance group had a bit of fun for a while by masquerading and …

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Agios Haralambos bull fiesta tradition revived in Melbourne

The ‘Feast of the Tavros’ – or Bull Fiesta – which takes place in Lesbos every year was revived on 23 February in the Antipodes. Celebrated with festive cheer by …