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 Melbourne’s best Greek bands and musicians. Taking place in Lonsdale street’s Golden Square carpark this two-day event will also be home to Melbourne’s greatest Greek food trucks. Saturd
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Greece 21: The Annual Greek Community of Melbourne Cocktail Party

March 26 This year our annual cocktail party, usually held during the Lonsdale Street Festival, will be celebrating the annivesary of the Greek War of Independence. Taking place in the Greek Centre this event will bring together community, business, and social leaders to celebrate thi
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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 Victoria, completed in 1901 and the second oldest church in Australia. Following a devastating fire the combined celebration will be both an opening of the restated church and a celebration
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Greece 21: Musical Odyssey: 200 years of Greek Independence

May 29 This concert will pay symphonic tribute to the Greek composers who have influenced Greek music for 200 years. More information to come.
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Greece 21: Death of a Romantic: Lord Byron and the influence of the Romantic movement on the Greek world

June 11 The significance of Romanticism and the idea of the “re-emergence” of a classical Greek state is celebrated in an evening of poetry, music and historic storytelling. An ensemble of actors, & musicians will present an evening that will include readings of work by Byron and
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Greece 21: (Super)heroes of 1821:heroes of a Revolution: The Good, The Bad, and The Gory

June 19 A project designed for children, we present the heroes of the WoI in language and context that they can understand. The event will be a multimedia presentation utilising the graphic novel work commissioned earlier in the year and acted out on stage by animated storytellers. Mo
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Greece 21: The Greek Writer’s Festival: Mythologising context and identity

June 25-27 A celebration of 200 years of Greek and Greek Australian Writers while also explore themes of identity through the past 200 years. Program details to come.
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Greece21: R-EVOLUTION-200

The retelling of the Greek Revolution through the eyes of street artists. A re-telling of the contemporary Greek State through the mind of street (graffiti and stencil) artists. Artists are to be commissioned – to conceive and apply the works to the entryways of the famous laneways th
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Greece21: 200 Years of Flavour: Flavours of Greece 2021

September 15 A celebration of Greek cuisine, the Festival of food will feature set dinners hosted by Australia’s leading Greek cuisine proponents as well as demonstrations, food chats and a general celebration of Greek cuisine. Program details to follow.  
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Greece21: Youth Summit

September 23 Presented in Association with NUGAS Bringing together young Greek Australians to discuss matters that are pertinent to their understanding of place, identity and a sense of belonging in the context of the Greek Bicentenary. What does it mean for them?
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