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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 14 February 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2015 15 FEATURE Sydney Greek Festival and other supporters, it is hoped that sustainability is achieved for future generations. For those who have never been, it gives people an opportunity to experience what Greece can mean. Mr Danalis pointed to the fact that there is a great sense of goodwill for a glendi, cultural dancing, activities for children or just socialising with those with a similar thirst for Greece. WHAT TO EXPECT AT DARLING HARBOUR The calibre of artists in this year’s line-up, from the two-day festival at Darling Harbour to the entire nineweek program, will not disappoint. The organising committee reminded me that it is more than just the two-day event, it is a nine-week period of cultural activities. Like every year, Darling Harbour will feature a quality line-up of live entertainment, including headlining act, much-loved Greek musician Dimitris Basis, who will be joined on stage by Zoi Papadopoulou and backed by a seven-piece band. Whilst Dimitris Basis is of course well known across the Greek world, he was actually born in Stuttgart, Germany, making him a fellow member of the Greek diaspora. His family moved to Makedonia when he was around eight years old. An interesting fact about the headliner is that he has a diploma in Byzantine music, using Byzantine chanting as a springboard to a future career in music. Dimitris has told organisers of his excitement to be in Australia; explaining how impressed he is with the strength of the Greek community on the other side of the world. Zoi Papadopoulou is a rising star, originally from Thessaloniki, with two recent albums showcasing her unique contemporary style. She will bring a great sense of energy and style to the stage. Both artists are expected to break hearts! Bring your family, your appetites and your dancing shoes for two days of music, fine food and Greek festivities. Darling Harbour will be packed full of Greek festivities. Most importantly, bring your agapi and celebrate a weekend of love and Greek culture. I’m sure that in the surrounds of Darling Harbour, Eros and Saint Valentine would certainly approve. Entry is free of charge. WHAT: Greek Festival of Sydney WHEN: Saturday 14 February, 3.00 pm-10.00 pm Sunday 15 February, 10.00 am-10.00 pm WHERE: Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Park, Sydney Linked to the Darling Harbour celebration is the nine-week Greek Festival of Sydney, with more than 25 events scheduled in this year’s quality program line-up.
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