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An evening of food and music at one of Sydney’s much-loved Greek restaurants. A live Greek band will perform songs across a range of genres including boite, entechno, rock, laika and traditional Greek songs. A night to eat, dance and get lost in Greek musical history. Performers: Themis Ioakimidis, Irini Vacondios, John Zaharis and Sam Christodoulides.

Dates:   Thursday 12 April

                Thursday 19 April

                Thursday 26 April

Time: Dinner from 7pm.  Show from 8.15pm

Steki Taverna - 2 O-Connell Street, Newtown

$45 (includes dinner)

Bookings: 0401 216 757

Language: Greek and English

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Laughter Lines


A Talk by Alfred Vincent

In the fourth century BCE, Athenian writers developed a new kind of comedy, whose brightest star was Menander (342/341-291/290). Based on situations and characters from everyday urban life, the New Comedy left a legacy that was taken up by the writers of ancient Rome and the western Renaissance, and can still be seen today. We will trace this legacy with Powerpoint slides and with examples (in English) from plays by, among others, Menander, Plautus, Machiavelli and Shakespeare.

Tuesday 10 April


Greek Community Club – 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba


Language: English

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Ancient Greek Art

The Nicholson Museum is home to Australia’s largest collection of archaeological objects from the ancient Mediterranean. This free one-hour tour will explore highlights from the collection manufactured in Greece and in Magna Graecia in antiquity, from the Bronze Age to the Roman period. See examples of Greek ceramic and sculptural traditions with a Nicholson Museum curator, and explore the exquisite beauty of the art of ancient Greece.  Discover the stories behind some of the Nicholson Museum’s beautiful artefacts, from the Cycladic figurine to Classical black-figure and red-figure vases and the marble statue of the god Hermes.

Saturday 7 April 2018


Nicholson Museum, Main Quadrangle, The University of Sydney


Bookings essential: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9351 2812

Language: English

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Hellenic Communities

Hellenes have been everywhere! From the shores of Spain to Asia, you can find traces of ancient colonies, conquests, migration and great Hellenic and Byzantine empires. This talk provides a snapshot of historic communities across the Mediterranean, from the ancient colonies to the modern era. We will hear how these communities came about, how they survived and what impact they have had on Hellenism and/or the host country.

The presenters, lawyer and writer Costa Vertzayias AM and documentary maker and journalist Billy Cotsis, have both travelled extensively across the Mediterranean. This event is supported by Beta Bar and Hellenic Club of NSW.

Tuesday 27 March          

6.45 pm               

Beta Bar, 238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Free. Refreshments will be served.

Bookings: 9750 0440 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Language: English + Greek         

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Silent Path05

A series of three short documentaries shot in Lesvos by Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, during the financial and migrant crisis:

Salt and Bread introduces us to the people of a neighborhood, an ouzo distillery and a boatbuilder. What they all have in common is their love for what they do.

Grannies presents four women of Lesvos, aging but strong in spirit, grounded in the soil and history of the island, recalling life with humour and wisdom.

Routvas is a remote shepherds’ family settlement in the mountains, next to a Christian chapel with ancient Greek columns, where they spend the summer with their flock of sheep.

Thursday 22 March


Mytilenian House, 225 Canterbury Road, Canterbury


Language: Greek

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Agios Savvas Kalymnos S Caldis

A group exhibition of Sydney-based Greek-Australian artists. All with their own unique styles, the artists’ works come together in a show that explores their individual responses to their homeland and heritage. Artists: Antoinette Barbouttis, Karen Barbouttis, Stephen Caldis, Alexandra Danalis, Maritsa Micos-Dragonas and Dina Tourvas.

Image: Agios Savvas Kalymnos by Stephen Caldis

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 March

Tue: 11am-3pm

Wed-Fri: 11am-6pm

Sat: 11am-4pm

Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier Street, Paddington


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Experience this spectacular concert celebrating the music of genius Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos.

Featuring his classical symphonic works such as The Free Besieged as well as other well-loved popular classics including Who Pays the Ferryman.

Internationally acclaimed vocalist Vasilis Lekkas makes his Sydney debut, performing with a symphony orchestra conducted by George Ellis.

During a time of uncertainty in Greece in the 1960s, award-winning composer Markopoulos challenged popular and conservatively held beliefs about how music could be put together.

He used instruments of his own invention and often used lyre, for example, in combination with Western piano – resulting in a rich variety of musical sounds.

Markopoulos was awarded the Music Prize for the International Thessaloniki Film Festival at the age of 24 and was also highly proficient at writing memorable singable melodies including the music for the BBC television series Who Pays the Ferryman.

Friday 27 April


City Recital Hall – 2 Angel Place, Sydney

Tickets from $50

Bookings: 8256 2222 or cityrecitalhall.com

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