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Apodimi Compania: From Thrace to Crete

Direct from Greece! Apodimi Compania offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the musical flowering of rural Greece with its various regional styles of folk music, together with the twentieth-century urban rebetika, often called "the Greek Blues". The group performs both styles of music on a variety of traditional instruments, including the violin, six-stringed bouzouki, tzouras, baglamas, banjo, guitar, oud and lute, as well as vocals.

Date: Sunday 9 April

Start time: 6.00 pm

Venue:  Bankstown Sports, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown

Ticket: $35 + booking fee

Booking details: 9722 9888 or www.bankstownsports.com/greek-festival

Language: Greek

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Am I Who I Say I Am?

A comedic memoir by George Catsi about one father and four surnames

Storytelling at its best, award-winning George Catsi immerses you in his tales of multiple names, a wayward father and how hopeless a Greek he is. An identity pulled together by multiple Greek diasporas, upheavals and revolutions.  A ripping yarn centred around his father that balances absurdity with pathos journeying from Crete to Cairo to Detroit to Sydney. The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of stories that played to delighted audiences. A light-hearted way of pulling the threads of family and seeing where we unravel.

Dates: Thursday 6, Friday 7 + Saturday 8 April

Start time: 8.00 pm

Venue: The Green Room @ The Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St Petersham 

Ticket: $25 / $20 concession 

Booking details: 9560 4639 or www.george-catsi.eventbrite.com.au

Language: English

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Christina’s case by Yota Krilli

A book launch

The play Christina’s Case is an imaginative pr­esentation of the re­al-life story of an innocent Greek migra­nt woman, caught in the 'Social Security Scandal', the 'Kolp­o' of 1978. She was arrested at dawn wit­hout warning by the Commonwealth Police and falsely accused of conspiring to def­raud the Commonwealt­h. Her interrogation and imprisonment be­come a nightmare of humiliations, shatte­ring her already deb­ilitated health and her sense of her own identity. The play portrays her unexpec­ted prison encounter­s, her bewilderment and demoralisation, as clouds of doom lo­om menacingly over her.

Christina's Case, Yota Krili’s new book, will be launched at the Greek Festi­val of Sydney by Mr George Athanasiadis, lawyer and playwrig­ht and Ms Anna Couan­i, poet and artist, in English and Greek.

The event MC will be Dr Panagiota Nazou.

Date: Wed 5 April

Start time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Marrickville Library,Cnr Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville

Ticket: Free

Booking details: 9335 2173 or www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au

Language: Greek

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