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It’s carnival time in Greece – let the capers begin

Carnival (apokries) revelry kicked off in Greece on 17 February with fascinating traditions being revived around the country. There’s everything from colourful parades and masquerades to fertility rites that allude …

Life

A vibrant festival celebrating contemporary Mediterranean folk music

As has been the case with rembetika in Greece and Australia, over the past 20 years, Italy has seen a folk music revival, with a generation of younger musicians rediscovering …

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Pancretan youth party on – and enjoy their traditions too [PHOTOGRAPHS]

The Pancretan Youth club is known for its flurry of activities and last weekend was no exception. The club held its Youth Tavern Night on Friday at Monkey Blue. There …

What’s On? | Things to do from February 4 and beyond

VIC SUMMER CINEMA The Hellenic Museum’s Summer Cinema is back for 2019. Set up in the Museum’s leafy courtyard, catch a Greek film classic each Saturday evening until 2 March. The …

Life

WHAT’S ON: 24 January onward

VICTORIA MESSINIAN KALAMATA & PANTRIFILIAN AUSTRALIA DAY PICNIC Every summer during the long weekend, Greeks join together to celebrate Australia Day with a traditional picnic by the water. Two Messinian …

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First-ever grape-squashing competition at St Nicholas Greek School

Children from St Nicholas Greek school Yarraville are putting their best feet forward in the first-ever grape squashing competition, in preparation for the upcoming Yarraville festival in February this year. …

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VICTORIA EXHIBITION: ‘LOVE’ What is love? Where is the love? Who do you love? Melbourne’s Immigration Museum (400 Flinders St, Melbourne) explores all forms of loving connection between humans in …

Features

A study of the iconic Greek cafe and milk bar [PHOTOS]

In an Australia many still remember there was a Greek café or milk bar – open all hours, 7 days a week – in every suburb and every town. Many remember …

Life

Are you ready to welcome 2019?

The countdown to celebrate a bygone 2018 and welcome what lies ahead is officially on and festivities in Australia’s largest cities are expected once again to impress attendees as well …

Life

New Year’s Eve with Efi Thodi

Melbourne is getting ready to welcome famous demotic Greek singer Efi Thodi and acclaimed klarino player Angelos Stathopoulos for an epic New Year’s Eve Party at Grand Star Reception in …