FESTIVAL HELLENIKA and Manos Hajidakis, the Rembetika of Markos Vamvakaris and Vassilis Tsitsanis, to the popular music of Yiannis Markopoulos and Stavros

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  • FESTIVAL HELLENIKA IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

    PLATINUM

    FESTIVAL HELLENIKA IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

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    Apostolis Poulis

    Argos Greek Caf Restaurant

    Axios Architects

    Sparthenian Pty Ltd

    Margell Investments

    OEEGA

    OMEGA Foods

    Greek of Egypt & Middle East Society of SA Inc

    Neos Kosmos

    SBS Radio

    Kyriakos Gold - #Greeklife

    FESTIVAL HELLENIKA IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

    D & S GROUPOF COMPANIES

  • FESTIVAL HELLENIKA

    FESTIVAL HELLENIKA is an exciting and diverse arts festival fostering Hellenic links to the arts and celebrating Hellenic culture. The breadth, depth and complexity of Hellenism extends far beyond Greek nationality and encompasses a richly evolving culture beyond borders.

    FESTIVAL HELLENIKA (formerly THE GREEK CULTURAL MONTH) is held annually in Adelaide during February , March, April and May and is a major part of South Australias cultural scene. It provides an open platform for people of any background to showcase Hellenic connections to the arts and their Australian manifestations. We have a commitment to community cultural development and aim to make FESTIVAL HELLENIKA accessible to the wider audience. In this way we inform, broaden horizons, break down stereotypes, and foster greater harmony and understanding.

    FESTIVAL HELLENIKA is coordinated by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month Incorporated. It is a community, umbrella organisation, with membership open to any group, organisation and society with an interest in Hellenic connections to the arts. Established in 1991, with the support of the Consulate General of Greece in South Australia, it is non-political, non-sectarian, non profit and independent. The Governing board of volunteers is elected every two years by member organisations.

    LIFE COMES TO THE FESTIVAL THROUGH ARTISTS, PRESENTERS, SPONSORS AND AUDIENCES LIKE YOU. WE WELCOME YOU ALL AND INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WITH FESTIVAL HELLENIKA, AS A VITAL PART OF AUSTRALIAS CULTURAL DIVERSITY.

  • Cretan Association of SA Constantinople Hellenic Society of SA Cypriot Community of SA Friends of Ecclesiastical & Byzantine

    Music Association Glendi Greek Festival Greeks of Egypt & Middle East Society

    of SA Incorporated Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of

    Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of

    Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Community of The

    Nativity of Christ Port Adelaide & Environs Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of

    Saint George Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of

    Saint Anthony

    MEMBERS OF THE SA COUNCIL FOR THE GREEK CULTURAL MONTH INCORPORATED

    Greek Orthodox Parish of Saint Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Parish of Saint

    Panteleimon Inter-Communities Council of SA Malona Society St George Rhodes

    SA Incorporated National Union of Greek Australian

    Students SA Organisation of Hellenic & Hellenic

    Cypriot Women of Australia Panarcadian Assoc SA O Kolokotronis Pan Ipirotikos Society of SA Pan-Laconian Society of SA Pan Macedonian Association of SA Pan Rhodian Society O Kolossos SA Friends of A.A.I.A Inc. The Vrinean Society of SA

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    Apostolou George

    Boravos Thomas

    Capetanakis Tassos

    Dacolias Loula

    Fotopoulos Adonis

    Kelakios Sabina

    Kouzionis Matoula

    Kritas Stamatiki

    Papafilopoulos Zoi

    Potiris Anastasia

    Tsalikis Joanna

    Kriaris Nick

    Simos Sam

    Greeks of Egypt & Middle East Society SA Co-opted memberCo-opted memberGreek Orthodox Community & Parish of St GeorgeThe Vrinean SocietyPan Rhodian Society ColossusConstantinople Hellenic Society SA Incorporated.Co-opted memberPanarcadian Association SA Kolokotronis Glendi Greek Festival Organisation of Hellenic & Hellenic Cypriot Women of AustraliaAssociate MemberAssociate Member

  • MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Over the past 25 years Festival Hellenika has been dedicated to the maintenance, development, promotion and celebration of Hellenic arts and culture.

    Just as much as it captures the diversity within the Hellenic community, the festival also succeeds in engaging the broader South Australian community in this celebration and has enriched our states cultural diversity.

    I would like to congratulate Festival Hellenika on its 25th Anniversary and acknowledge the dedicated board and hard-working volunteers who have ensured the success of the festival.

    HIS EXCELLENCY THE HON HIEU VAN LE AO Governor of South Australia

    MESSAGE FROM PREMIER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    The program for the 2016 Festival Hellenika is exciting and a fitting celebration of the events 25-year positive contribution to the life of our State.

    Few festivals have better opened our hearts and minds to Greek culture than Hellenika, and I am very confident that this years version will be an outstanding success.

    Hellenism, which is both ancient and modern, has enriched South Australia since virtually the start of European settlement, and it has helped make ours a diverse, harmonious and outward-looking society.

    In advance, I commend the artists, performers, organisers, volunteers and sponsors for, together, making this latest Festival Hellenika uplifting and unforgettable.

    HON JAY WEATHERILL Premier of South Australia

  • MESSAGE FROM STATE LIBERAL LEADER

    On behalf of the South Australian Liberal Party, Id like to congratulate the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month on the 25th anniversary of Hellenic Arts in South Australia. This is a fantastic achievement and shows that the Greek spirit is well and truly alive in our state.

    Festival Hellenika is an annual gathering of artists whose creations are shared with the broader community. What I admire about this festival is that everyone from any background is welcome to participate and express their passion for Hellenic arts and culture. Its great to see such an eclectic mix of live performances, screenings, artists and events in this years program.

    I encourage all South Australians and visitors to experience whats on offer and celebrate cultural diversity in this state. We are fortunate to live in a country that embraces different cultures and fosters cultural expression. A big thank-you must go to the organising committee, volunteers, performers and artists who have worked hard to ensure the 25th anniversary of Hellenic Arts in South Australia is celebrated accordingly!

    I wish you a wonderful festival, and may the next 25 years be just as bright.

    STEVEN MARSHALL MP State Liberal Leader

    MESSAGE FROM MINISTER FOR MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS

    For the past 25 years, the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month has organised cultural events of the highest quality. South Australians have come to appreciate Festival Hellenika as an annual highlight and an important event in South Australias arts and entertainment calendar.

    Festival Hellenika invites all South Australians to experience the influence of Hellenic culture across the arts. It provides opportunities for local artists and builds links across communities. It exemplifies our Governments vision for deepening our understanding and appreciation of the wealth of our South Australian multicultural society.

    As the Minister of both Multicultural Affairs and Volunteers, I acknowledge the immense contribution of volunteers, sponsors, performers and supporters who work tirelessly to make Festival Hellenika such a wonderful experience for the thousands of guests each year.

    I give my best wishes to the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month for another successful Festival, and I encourage all South Australians to come and enjoy the feast of Hellenic culture and cuisine on offer.

    HON ZOE BETTISON MP Minister for Multicultural Affairs

  • MESSAGE FROM CONSUL GENERAL OF THE HELLENIC REPLUBLIC IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    On behalf of the Consulate General, I would like to congratulate the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month on celebrating 25 years of Festival Hellenika!

    Festival Hellenika has been celebrating Greek culture in Adelaide for a quarter of a century now by creating Hellenic art connections with the wider community throughout Australia and Greece.

    It encourages and promotes all aspects of artistic creation that truly reflect the talent and passion that exist in South Australia.

    It is wonderful to see how the Hellenic culture has expanded and evolved within the multicultural tapestry of South Australia.

    The Hellenic State will continue to support Festival Hellenika through the Hellenic Consulate in Adelaide and I personally would like to wish you all the best for the future.

    Festival Hellenika 25 !

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    ANDREAS KONSTANTINOS GOURAS Consul-General

    MESSAGE FROM SHADOW MINISTER FOR MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS

    As Liberal Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs I offer my congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of Festival Hellenika, and my personal best wishes for its success in 2016, celebrating a quarter of a century enriching the South Australian community with this annual celebration of Hellenic culture.

    OS SKIOTHIS POURYOS TON MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS, SAS SINHERO YIA TA 25 HRONIA TOU FESTIVAL HELLENIKA.

    EPISIS TIS PROSOPIKES MOU EFHES YIA KATHE EPITIHIA TO 2016, YIORTAZONTAS 25 HRONIA PROVOLIS TOU ELLINIKOU POLITISMOU STIN AFSTRALIA.

    SAS EFHARISTO.

    DAVID PISONI MP Member for Unley

  • MESSAGE FROM CEO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE

    On behalf of Adelaide Festival Centre, I congratulate Festival Hellenika on their 25th anniversary.

    The benefits of engaging communities through festivals are invaluable. They are a platform for breaking down stereotypes, educating, building partnerships and fostering understanding and creativity. Over many years, Festival Hellenika has been a flagship multicultural Festival in our state and made a significant contribution to the South Australian community.

    Adelaide Festival Centre shares a long history with Festival Hellenika. We know that audiences delight in the Festival Hellenika events at held Adelaide Festival Centre and it is our pleasure to welcome them back every year. I commend their ability to bring the warmth and excitement of Greece to life in South Australia.

    Adelaide Festival Centre looks forward to working closely with Festival Hellenika for many more years to come.

    DOUGLAS GAUTIER AM CEO & Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre

    MESSAGE FROM CHAIR, SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL AND ETHNIC AFFAIRS COMMISSION

    On behalf of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission I offer my sincere congratulations to Festival Hellenika for once again setting the benchmark to showcase the beauty and diversity of Hellenic art, culture and heritage.

    South Australias Greek community has a long and proud history of actively celebrating and sharing its rich and ancient culture with the wider community through festivals to support multiculturalism in our State.

    Festival Hellenika continues this tradition with the highlight of this years festival program the celebration of 25 years of Hellenic Art in South Australia.

    I congratulate the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month Incorporated. (SACGCM), artists, volunteers and sponsors for their ongoing commitment and passion to promote the art and culture of Greece and extend my best wishes for a successful festival.

    HON GRACE PORTOLESI Chair, South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission

  • MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

    Welcome to Festival Hellenika 2016. This promises to be our most exciting year yet as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.

    Through our annual gathering of artists, we will continue to offer a wide ranging series of performances, screenings, presentations, exhibitions, concerts and events that reflect the talent and passion that have engaged audiences throughout South Australia. We aim to reach people from all walks of life, including a commitment to young people from early childhood through to tertiary level. Furthermore we are proud of our creative achievements and our long-standing aim to encourage, stimulate and promote all aspects of artistic creation as we celebrate Hellenic culture.

    Since its inception, Festival Hellenika has showcased an extraordinary range of events. As we look back over our archives, a major highlight has been our yearly Musical Hellenika concert now presented at The Adelaide Festival Centre. In addition to the engagement of local performers, our musical productions by international artists have been highly acclaimed. Our program has encompassed all styles of Greek music ranging from traditional, to the contemporary including internationally renowned Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hajidakis, the Rembetika of Markos Vamvakaris and Vassilis Tsitsanis, to the popular music of Yiannis Markopoulos and Stavros Xarhakos with an estimated 20,000 patrons attending.

    It would be remiss of me if I did not mention two significant events in our festivals history that marked our efforts to connect with main stream artistic bodies, a concert on the music of Greece in conjunction with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and in 2003 a major collaboration with Nexus Multicultural Art Centre, where we presented the inspirational Oud Project.

    We have presented a rich array of talks by scholars in their chosen fields, including Dr Stahis Gaunlet on Rembetika, Mr Peter Ewer on Forgotten ANZACS, Prof. Alfred Vincent on Nikos Kazantzakis, Mr Li Chenggui on Zorba in China, Prof. Han Baltussen from the Classics Department of The University of Adelaide on numerous classical topics and Prof. M. Tsianikas and students of the Greek Dept of Flinders University on Konstantinos Kavafis.

    Festival Hellenika is made possible through the passion and commitment of our committee members, who I thank for their ongoing support. I would like to thank our major partners - the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad, the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Pavilion, Argon Design, Multicultural SA and all our generous sponsors for encouraging, supporting and believing in us.

    It is my firm belief that art engages and draws people together in a myriad of ways. Over the next few months, I trust we will succeed in immersing you in the rich adrenaline rush of our Festival.

    LOULA DACOLIAS President

  • PROGRAMME

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    Disclaimer: Programme details are correct at the time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice.

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    DATE/TIME LOCATION TICKETS BOOKINGS OTHER

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    THE IMMIGRANTMusic night /

    Presented by Chrisoula and Chris

    A collection of songs in Greek and English that reflects and celebrates the immigration journey of Greek Australians. A show, which offers a musical glimpse into the Greek Australian experience.17 19 Feb, 7pm

    La Bohme 36 Grote St Adelaide SA 5000

    $23

    Adelaide Fringe Tix www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix

  • TASTE OF GREECE DINNERTalk with meal /

    Presented by Eugenia Pantahos together with guest speaker Dr Evangeline Mantzioris

    Join Eugenia Pantahos author of Greek Life and Dr Evangeline Mantzioris lecturer in Nutrition at UniSA, at a sumptuous dinner and learn about the unique Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle that Greece is so well known for.

    Strictly Limited Seats.

    24 Feb, 6:30pm

    Greek on Halifax, 75 Halifax St, Adelaide SA 5000

    $35 per person inclusive of Taste of Greece Dinner, a glass of red or white Greek wine, Loukoumades for Dessert, and tea or coffee.

    Booking and pre-payment is essential to secure your place at the table. Email jeanie.pantahos@bigpond.com or call Jeanie on 0412 05 6262

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  • A BATTLE OF SONGS: GREECE 1950S VS UK 1850S 2000 SHOWS IN LONDON WITH LOUCAS LOIZOUCabaret Music / (bilingual)

    Presented by Loucas Loizou

    First employed by Cat Stevens, Loucas Loizou is a Greek Cypriot multi award winning refugee singer songwriter.

    After performing in Londons West End for 8 years, he now resides in Adelaide performing the songs from the golden era of Greece, songs by Attik, Sophia Vembo, Nikos Gounaris and more. These songs will compete against songs from the United Kingdom made popular by Nana Mouskouri and Joan Baez.

    The Advertiser. Amazing and inspiring Adelaide Theatre Guide 201527 Feb; 5, 12 Mar, 8pm

    The Hilton Hotel Fedoras Function Room, 264 South Rd Hilton, SA 5033

    $20/$25

    Adelaide Fringe Tix www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix

    Diners welcome from 6pm 8443 8404

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  • Cinema Under the Stars /

    Presented by SACGCM

    An outdoor cinema event showcasing the golden couple of Greek cinema - Aliki Vougiouklaki and Dimitris Papamichael This is a story of two families, on the island of Crete, whose everlasting rivalry has split the inhabitants in two groups.

    In Chania, Crete the townspeople either defend the Fourtounakis or the Vrontakis families, and for what cause? The conflict started years ago and the two families no longer remember why they hate each other. Romeo and Juliet Cretan style romantic comedy set in the picturesque beauty that is Crete, that will have you in stitches.

    26 Feb, 7:45pm

    Senior Campus, Saint George College Rose St Mile End SA 5031

    Gold Coin Donation

    The Saint George College, Parents and Friends committee have kindly offered their time to provide food and drinks at a cost.

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    8 9 Mar, 7:45pm

    Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Rd Oaklands Park, SA 5046

    $25

    Spartan Electrical 8352 4222,140 Henley Beach Rd Torrensville or call George 0417 844 140 or Tasso 0407 894 623. Limited seating book early.

  • Concert /

    Presented by SACGCM

    A reference to the life and work of the renowned Rebetika and Laika songs composer with live music, narration and images. In Greek with summary translations in English.

    FEATURING:Michael Gribillos Accordion, Michael Demetriou Baglama/Bouzouki, John Karpathakis Bouzouki, Jim Mountzouris Baglama/Bouzouki/Vocals, Steve Papadopoulos Guitar, Joanna Chrysostomou & Tassos Capetanakis Vocals.

    Yiannis Papaioannou was born in Kios of Asia Minor in 1914. At the age of 8 and during the catastrophe of Asia Minor he resettled in Piraeus with his mother and grandmother. As a refugee child he endured many hardships and had to work from a young age to support his family. He had a passion for music and learned to play the mouth organ, the mandolin, the accordion and the guitar. He fell in love with the bouzouki when he heard an instrumental recorded by Ioannis Halkias in America. He bought a bouzouki, quickly became a virtuoso and started composing his own songs.

    His first hit in 1935, Faliriotissa, broke all sale records of the time. He composed many songs sung by the most popular singers of his era. Whilst still actively performing with his longtime friend Vassilis Tsitsanis he was killed tragically in a car accident in 1972.

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  • HELLENIC CONNECTIONS ART EXHIBITION Art Exhibition /

    Presented by SACGCM

    SACGCM in collaboration with the City of West Torrens proudly present an exciting Group Exhibition featuring the work of award winning local Greek artists Nora Mantzioris, Pandora, Ekaterini Kouzionis and Helen Panagopoulos.

    The four Artists capture the beauty of Greece in a fascinating intertwining of styles including mixed media conceptual art, murals, textiles and sculptural designs. Vibrant colours, beautiful landscapes an enticing array of Greek themes and concepts come alive and captivate the hues and reflections, light and shade of Greece and the artists pride in their heritage.

    Observe an Artist at work for one day only on Wednesday 23 March 12pm - 4pm when Pandora will be painting live in the foyer of Hamra Centre.

    16 31 Mar (excl. pub hol)

    City of West Torrens Auditorium Hamra Centre, 1 Brooker Tce Hilton, SA 5033

    N/A

    N/A

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  • GENEALOGY Q & A: WHATS IN A (GREEK) NAME? Talk / (English/Greek)

    Presented by Spiro Sarris of Ellin Corporation

    Greek given and family names have an interesting history. Many factors impact upon the names we assign to ourselves including: local customs, religion, location, profession/trade, personal idiosyncrasies, physical features, migration, etc. Our names influence our family history in many interesting ways.

    The use of prefixes, suffixes, nicknames have crept into our naming vocabulary to add another interesting dimension. Come along and participate in a Genealogy Q & A with a focus on names!

    23 Mar, 7pm (app 2 hours)

    Greeks of Egypt & Middle East Society Hall, 56 Richmond Rd Keswick SA 5035

    Admission Free

    RSVP to Spiros Sarris 0404 145 455 or email: spiros@ellin.com.au

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  • MUSIC HELLENIKA 2016Concert /

    Presented by SACGCM Inc. & the Adelaide Festival Centre

    E - Journey Songs of the Greek Diaspora.

    The phenomenon of emigration for centuries is associated with Greek life.

    The temptation to flee and the rampant desire to return to the homeland is evident from Homeric times. In all its aspects Greek music is inseparable from Greek daily life therefore it could not remain disengaged when having to deal with the strong emotions of separation, the anxiety about the unknown destination, the sorrow of nostalgia and the longing for an eventual return.

    Thousands of songs have been written expressing these feelings in all historical phases of Greek migration and sung from generation to generation. The two-hour programme of our concert including Traditional, Popular and Contemporary songs is a tribute to the generations of those who once tasted the sorrows and the joys of emigration.

    MUSICAL DIRECTORS

    Demeter Tsounis, Con Dalagiorgos & Tsambika DeGeorge.

    FEATURING VOCALISTS

    Polly Arabatzis, Anthea Dalagiorgos, John Frangos , Peter Mountzouris and John Saredakis. Accompanied by 12-piece band.

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  • 1 2 Apr, 8pm

    The Space Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre, SA 5000

    $40

    Available from BASS 131 246 & Spartan Electrical 8352 4222, 140 Henley Beach Rd Torrensville

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  • THE LIVES AND SONGS OF KOSTAS HATZIS AND LOUCAS LOIZOU Cabaret Music / (bilingual)

    Loucas Loizou will perform compositions by Kostas Hatzis as well as his own in Greek and in English.

    Kostas Hatzis is the only singer songwriter from Greece to be invited at the White House by the then president of America Jimmy Carter to be congratulated for his beautiful songs with great social messages. He is the one who has substantially imposed the voice-guitar style.

    The critics said: mesmerising heavenly MTV London, Amazing and inspiring Adelaide Theatre Guide

    8-9 Apr, 8pm

    The Hilton Hotel Fedoras Function Room, 264 South Rd Hilton SA 5033

    $20

    The Hilton for diners 8443 8404 or 8376 9665 or tickets at the door

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  • SYRIA: THE GREEK LEGACY Talk / (English/Greek)

    Presented by Beatrice Howarth

    The ever present threat to the worlds cultural artefacts, make this lecture more than significant.

    The Greeks were in Syria for over 1000 years and left a considerable legacy in architecture, art and philosophy just to name a few.

    The Greek language was used to spread Christianity from Syria to the world and the word Christian was first used in Antioch.

    As this rich legacy is now threatened by extinction after more than 2000 years, it is worth remembering the value of this important historical contribution.

    13 Apr, 7pm

    Thebarton Community Centre Corner South Rd & Ashwin Pde Torrensville SA 5031

    Admission Free

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  • GREEK MUSIC BY THE SEAMusic Night /

    Presented by MERAKI MUSIC

    A night of dance music from the Greek islands (nisiotika) and urban centres (rebetika).

    Songs of celebration, love and the mesmerising sea.

    Featuring Michael Tyllis (vocals, oud, bouzouki), Polixeni Arabatzis (vocals), Nick Arabatzis (bouzouki), Mary Raptis (violin), Demeter Tsounis (keyboard, toumberleki, baglamas), Steve Papadopoulos (guitar) and Paul Jankovic (bass).

    16 Apr, 6pm

    Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club, 248 Esplanade Seacliff, SA 5049

    $20 (12 yrs and under free)

    0410 765 942

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  • ON GHOSTS, MONSTERS, REWARD & RETRIBUTION: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HELLTalk / (English)

    Presented by Dr Han Baltussen

    Professor Han Baltussen will present this wonderfully entertaining short history of Heaven and Hell which reveals their origin, development and significance.

    Every culture in the ancient world embraced a story about the life after this one. Somehow humankind struggles with the idea that life is finite. The remarkably creative accounts of a world beyond our own even, seem to exhibit an evolution.

    In this lecture, Han will examine hell (and heaven) as literary, philosophical and religious products of the imagination, ranging from the Homeric ghosts to the hilarious monsters of Aristophanic comedy, to the more refined moral universe of Greco-Roman and Christian intellectuals.

    20 Apr, 7pm

    Rm G04 Napier Building The University of Adelaide, SA 5005

    Admission Free

    N/A

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  • GORGON BY ELENA CARAPETISTheatre / (English)

    3 7 May, 7pm

    The Space Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre, SA 5000

    Please call BASS: 08 8205 2220 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

    A State Theatre Company production, supported by Festival Hellenika

    Meet Lee and Maz. Best mates, invulnerable. Its summer, their last year of school and they are going to go off. They are young and beautiful, tanned and strong. On one fateful night they are drunk and high, driving on the highway. Life shatters and only one is left to pick up the pieces. Written by Elena Carapetis, Gorgon sees her take the next step in her burgeoning career as a playwright.

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    Disclaimer: Programme details are correct at the time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice.

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  • MAD BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW: A NIGHT WITH LORD BYRONPoetry & Musical Recital /

    Presented by SACGCM

    Prepare to be transported to the enchanting atmosphere of a Byronic Salon, featuring the life and poetry of Lord Byron with original music compositions, traditional Greek melodies, classical arias and folk tunes from the Georgian era. Musical Director Seamas Rhind, readers: Joanna Tsalikis, Michael Baldwin, Malcolm Robinson, violin Rob Wallace, soprano Emma Wu, tenor John Frangos and guests.

    Enter into the spirit of Byron by dressing in early 19th century English or Greek costume. This promises to be an exquisitely romantic evening not to be missed. (Please note, late comers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance).

    7 May, 7:30pm

    North Adelaide Community Centre, 176 Tynte St North Adelaide, SA 5006

    All tickets $35 (Includes canaps & champagne punch)

    George 0417 844 140 & Thomas 0401 477 877. Enquiries 0422 617 015

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    HOSPITALS AND HEALING IN THE BYZANTINE EMPIRETalk / (English)

    Presented by Toula Kritas

    How did people living in the Byzantine Empire cure or alleviate their illnesses or ailments? What role did hospitals play?

    From the 4th century, church fathers such as St Basil the Great of Caesarea stressed the importance of charity and charitable institutions. Byzantine emperors, bishops and rich individuals built hospitals as a demonstration of their religious duty and piety.

    This talk will explore the various healing options available to the Byzantines using evidence from a variety of sources.

    Topics will include the medicinal role of food, the use of healing shrines, doctors and traditional medicine, the role of the hospital, and the relationship between medicine and religion. In particular, it will examine the social, religious and cultural background that contributed to the development of the hospital in the Byzantine period, and will provide examples of some of the more famous hospitals that existed at the time.

    11 May, 7pm

    Thebarton Community Centre, Corner South Rd & Ashwin Pd Torrensville, SA 5031

    Admission Free

    N/A

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    LAIKO, REMBETIKO & DEMOTIKO NIGHTMusic night /

    Presented by Ionia Rembetiko

    A night of Greek food and music featuring Laika, Remebtika and Dimotika songs.

    14 May, 7pm

    Pan-Laconian Family Centre 24-26 Aldridge Ave Plympton Park SA 5038

    $40 including Meze

    Pre sold tickets please call Sia 0411 329 673 or Apostolis 0411 660 156

  • NEGOTIATING A HYPHENATED IDENTITY Talk / (English)

    18 May, 7pm

    Rm G04 Napier Building The University of Adelaide, SA 5005

    Admission Free

    N/A

    Presented by Dr Pam Papadelos

    Post-Second World War migration from Greece to Australia was actively encouraged between 1952 and 1970. By the early 1980s there were over 250,000 Greeks living in Australia. First generation Greek migrants successfully sustain an identity that promotes difference within a host nation while maintaining a connection to homeland.

    Dr Papadeloss paper explores the way that second generation Greek-Australians negotiate a hyphenated identity, and what aspects of their Greekness they maintain and subsequently pass on to the next generation.

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    NOURISHING THE SACRED: FOOD FOR THE BODY, FOOD FOR THE SOULForum /

    Presented by OEEGA

    An open forum exploring the mythology and meaning of the sacred foods of Greece.

    Greek food maintains a tradition of nearly 4000 years and like many cultures it also preserves a rich variety of customs and social rituals associated with food and its connection to the sacred.

    The history, mythology and medicinal elements of food practices dating from ancient times to the present day will be discussed, including the various feast days and festivals associated with the Orthodox calendar year.

    Presented in conjunction with the South Australian History Festival, speakers include Dr Evangeline Mantzioris and Father Peter Photakis. Come and share your stories with us and taste some soul food.

    29 May, 2pm

    North Adelaide Community Centre, 176 Tynte St North Adelaide, SA 5006

    Gold Coin Donation

    Helen Haltis 0404 210 553 or Joanna Tsalikis 0422 617 015

  • FROM CULTURAL TO CREATIVE TOURISM: AUSTRALIAN LESSONS FOR GREECETalk / (English)

    Presented by Dr Marianna Sigala

    Creative tourism is widely considered as a major way to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of tourism destinations. The talk will analyse the concept and evolution of creative tourism as well as the structural and socio-cultural factors that destinations need to consider for facilitating and supporting the development of creative tourism. Examples from Australia will be presented for better explaining the application and implications of creative tourism in Greece.

    TBA

    Rm TBA - University of South Australia SA 5005

    Admission Free

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