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The Greeks of Ukraine: from Marioupolis to Odessa

‘Ola kala, kai panta kala (always good, forever good).’ With the clink of our glasses and the downing of another vodka drink I started to feel very much at home …

Life

‘Sorry, Wrong Bed’, hilarious black comedy lives up to all the hype

After last year’s sell-out performances of Vasilis Tsikaras’ Soutzouk Loukoum, expectations were high for the troupe’s next production of Sorry, Wrong Bed.  Sneak peeks on social media lead to great …

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Celebrating 46 years of periodical ‘Antipodes’

This year marks 46 years of continuous circulation for literary periodical Antipodes, with the 65th issue set to be launched later this year in October. To mark the achievement, the …

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Rebetien showcase the best of rebetika at Melbourne Rebetiko Festival

I spoke to Fotis Vergopoulos on bouzouki and vocals and the instigator of the group, as they were about to hop on a bus to Port Fairy Folk Festival and …

Life

Greek Australian Stefanie Jones hits the stage in ‘Muriel’s Wedding The Musical’

Before Stefanie Jones had even seen PJ Hogan’s 1994 iconic hit film Muriel’s Wedding she recalls knowing quotes like “you’re terrible Muriel!” (didn’t we all). But little did she know …

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Meet Michael Papadakis, the Greek American heliographer who paints with sunlight

Colorado-based Michael Papadakis’ artworks don’t require a paintbrush, paints or a canvas. His works are created using a magnifying glass projecting the sun’s rays onto wood. The artist stumbled across …

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Bullying? It happens – but #notthisgirl

Unicorns, rainbows, giggles – life as a little girl starts out happy and fun. Each school day brings the excitement of spending time with our friends. We tell each other …

Life

What’s On? From 16 March onwards

VIC ‘ECHO CHAMBERS: ART & ENDLESS REFLECTIONS’ Curated by James Lynch, ‘Echo Chambers: Art & Endless Reflections’ is an ambitious exhibition bringing together 16 contemporary Australian artists who work with …

Life

Nike of Samothrace in Alexandroupolis, just like the Louvre

Greece’s negotiations with the Louvre for the return of the Nike of Samothrace to Greece have proved fruitless, however an exact replica of the original marble statue has temporarily been …

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Religious cuisine and the supernatural at kolyva-making workshop in Altona

The Greek word for funeral κηδεία (kidia) derives from the verb κήδομαι (kidome) that means to attend to or take care of someone. Fittingly, the Greek funeral process is marked …