GREECE21

2021 sees Greece and the Greek diaspora celebrating the 200 year anniversary of the War of Independence and the creation of the modern Greek state.

To celebrate this event the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria, with the support of the official Greece21 committee, has created a year-long program of events for your enjoyment.

A DIALOGICAL READING: Dinonysios Solomos – The Free Besieged (Οι Ελεύθεροι Πολιορκισμένοι)

Entry: $10, drinks and finger food will be offered, BOOK NOW, SEATING IS LIMITED – https://www
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GREECE 21: Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival

March 20+21 The Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival is a live music festival the features some of M
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Greece21: Greece’s 1821 as an International Event: its Impact on America presented by Prof Alexander Kitroeff

25 March Presenter: Prof Alexander Kitroeff Language of Presentation: English | R.M.L.G.*: 0 –
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Greece 21: The Annunciation of Our Lady feast day

28 March The Church of the Holy Annunciation in East Melbourne is the oldest Orthodox Church in Vict
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Greece21: Visions of freedom in the Greek World presented by Prof Paschalis Kitromilides

April 1 Paschalis M. Kitromilides, PhD Harvard University, is Professor Emeritus of Political Scienc
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Greece21: The Forgotten city of Ancient Greece presented by Prof Paul Cartledge

Emeritus Professor Paul Cartledge will present an online lecture entitled The Forgotten City of Theb
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Greece21: 1821 Birth of a Nation State presented by Prof Thanos Veremis

April 15 Presenter: Prof Thanos Veremis Abstract: The Greek war of independence belongs to the same
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Greece 21: TSITSANIS, HATZIDAKIS, XARCHAKOS, THEODORAKIS: Songs of liberation by Greece’s four great composers

May 29 The Greek Community of Melbourne, in celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the Greek War
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Greece 21: The Greek Writer’s Festival: Mythologising context and identity

Septemeber 17-19 A celebration of 200 years of Greek and Greek Australian Writers while also explore
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Greece21: 200 Years of Flavour: Flavours of Greece 2021

September 15 A celebration of Greek cuisine and revolutionary heroes, the Festival of food will feat
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Greece21: Youth Summit

September 23 Presented in Association with NUGAS Bringing together young Greek Australians to discus
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Greece21: The 27th Greek Film Festival

October 20-31 A celebration of Greek film, the festival will celebrate Greek cinema and pay tribute
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Greece 21: The Inaugural Grecian Ball

October 30 In the Bicentenary year celebrating the Greek War of Independence, the Greek Community of
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