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Tasso Leivaditis – “Handbook for a good death”

Tasos Leivaditis’ collection of prose-poems, “Handbook for a Good Death”, was recently released in the first full English translation by bespoke Texas-based publisher, Human Side Press, in a hand-bound limited …

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Varvara Ioannou’s ground-breaking stories in “Her Voice, Greek Women and Their Friends”

Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou, one of the most dynamic women of the Greek community, has left her imprint indelibly marked in many sectors. For the last 20 years, she has devoted her …

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Evzones “travel” to Australia this weekend

Athenians are naturally totally used to the sight of Evzones changing guard at the foot of Greek Parliament as well as the Presidential Mansion. It is hard to bypass their …

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Victoria’s Greek community joins campaign to save Fairfield Amphitheatre

The campaign to protect Fairfield Amphitheatre is gathering steam. This is Victoria’s only Ancient Greek-inspired theatre and its only professional outdoor theatre (that is public). Many of Melbourne’s Greek community …

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Thessaloniki becomes the first Greek UNESCO city of gastronomy

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, has always been referred to as the country’s gastronomic capital but it has now achieved a global ranking by becoming the first Greek city to join …

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The feast day of St Nicholas, a huge celebration for Greeks

The feast day of St Nicholas is celebrated on 6 December. Known as Nicholas the Wonderworker because of the miracles attributed to him, the saint was born on 15 March …

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From the original Greek word dieta, to diet as weight loss – What changed?

The word diet originates from the Greek dieta meaning to live normally. However, nowadays it mostly refers to restricting food to help weight loss rather than a way to enjoy …

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Photographic exhibition ‘EVZONES/Guardians of the Unseen’ travels to Australia

The Organisational Commitee for Greek National Day in collaboration with Neos Kosmos will host a special exhibition by photographer Dimitra Hatziadam at the Coburg on Victoria on 12 December. The …

Petition and renewed call on Heritage Victoria to protect the Fairfield Amphitheatre

I would firstly like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the Fairfield amphitheatre stands, the Wurundjeri people of the mighty Cullen Nation. I would like to …

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The Greek-inspired guide to your 2021 Christmas gift shopping

The festive season has well and truly arrived and while giving and receiving gifts does not encompass the true meaning of Christmas, there’s nothing wrong with brightening someone’s day with …

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