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Greek Music with a classic twist

A concert featuring some of the best string players in Sydney, together with some of the best musicians from the Greek music scene.  The result is a ten-piece ensemble which will leave audiences spellbound. The program offers a selection of Greek songs, both classic and contemporary, all arranged by George Doukas.  

Date: Friday 24 March               

Start time: 8:00 pm

Venue: Factory Theatre 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville

Ticket: $30 + booking fee

Booking details: 9550 3666 or www.factorytheatre.com.au 

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independence dinner

Independence Dinner with Janni Kyritsis and David Tsirekas

The 25th of March 1821 marks the date that Greece was reborn and won the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire.

1821 executive chef, David Tsirekas and legendary Greek chef, Janni Kyritsis invite you to celebrate this significant day.

Set menu including matched wines. 

Date: Saturday 25 March

Start time: 7.30 pm

Venue: 1821 Restaurant, 122 Pitt Street, Sydney

Ticket: $220 pp, set menu includes matched wines

Booking details: 8080 7070 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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surviving extinct greek communitites

The Hellenes founded hundreds of colonies and territories on the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts and in Asia. Some of these only became extinct in the last century, while others survive to this day, with many of their inhabitants speaking dialects of Greek and maintaining differing aspects of Hellenic culture. We must never forget how the Hellenes were able to reach and in many cases directly rule vast territories far beyond the Greek heartland.

This lecture will provide an overview of the key communities in Magna Graecia, Spain, Corsica, Syria, Turkey, Pontus, Romania, Bulgaria.

The lecture will be presented by Costa Vertzayias and Billy Cotsis.

Date: Wednesday 22 March   

Start time: 7:00 pm

Venue: Greek Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba

Ticket: Free

Language: English

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