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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 12 September 2015
WHAT’S ON 22 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2015 Community Guide The annual Aristotelian celebration SOUTH AUSTRALIA To celebrate the inspiring achievements of Flinders University's LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture, the university will be hosting a special presentation and performance. Organised by the Modern Greek students, LOGOS Australian Centre for Hellenic Language and Culture, and the Halkidikeon Society of South Australia 'ARISTOTLE' Inc., in conjunction with the Pan Macedonian Association of SA, the event will be held in Lecture Theatre 1, G42. Drinks and canapés will be available in the breakout area from 8.00 pm. All are welcome to come along, but do ensure that you RSVP by Wednesday 16 October by phone (08) 8201 3854 or via email - layla. email@example.com For more information, visit www.flinders.edu.au/LOGOS When: Wednesday 28 October from 7.00 pm-9.00 pm Where: Flinders University Tonsley Campus, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park, SA 5042 for 'Greek Street Fair Burwood 2015' via Facebook. When: Sunday 11 October from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm Where: Burleigh Street, Burwood, NSW at the global financial crisis and the public debt crisis' impact on the European Union (EU), exposing the significant weaknesses of the project. As the crisis deepens, there has been a reawakening of local nationalisms, contributing to the rise in popularity of extreme-right movements which question, on a political level, the validity and effectiveness of the EU. Additionally, the escalation Paradise 4 Kids charity fundraising dinner VICTORIA Volunteer organisation Paradise 4 Kids is holding a charity fundraising dinner this weekend to support Father Themis Adams' mission in West Africa. With a suggested donation of $90 per person, all proceeds will go directly to the assistance of orphans and children in Sierra Leone. Guests will be updated with Fr Themis' latest news of the Orthodox Mission, along with an auction, raffles, stalls and lots of great prizes to be won throughout the evening. Admission includes a three-course meal, wine and soft drinks. For specific dietary requirements, please advise the organisers prior to the event. Bookings are essential. For tickets, pre-pay via paypal at www.paradise4kids. org/regalballroom/ Greek Street Fair Burwood 2015 NEW SOUTH WALES Didn't get a chance to visit Greece this summer and feel like you've missed out on all the fun? Burwood's annual Greek Street Fair event, set to return next month, is your chance to experience the hospitality Greeks are renowned for around the globe. In a celebration of Hellenic culture and heritage, the Burwood site will be transformed into little Greece and will feature live music and dance performances, food and sweets, market stalls and an array of competitions. A family-friendly event, there will be plenty of activities to keep both children and adults entertained. Sponsored by Multicultural NSW, and organised by generous volunteers of the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood and District, come along and join in the fun. Attendance is free of charge. For further details, search If you wish to pay for more than one person, email the names of your guests to Monique Mokdissi at firstname.lastname@example.org Credit card facilities will be available on the night. For any queries, contact Monique Mokdissi on 0418 553 921, or Jane Pallot on 0404 040 578, or via email email@example.com For more information on the charity, visit www. paradise4kids.org When: Saturday 12 September at 6.30 pm Where: The Regal Ballroom, 216 High Street, Northcote, VIC in Crimea and East Ukraine, turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, and waves of refugees and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean pose external security challenges for Greece and Europe. Divided into three parts, first Dr Laoutides will delve into the theoretical and political underpinnings of the European integration as an effort to promote peace and security in post-Second World War Europe, followed by the core pathogenies of the European framework, and finally, he will analyse the key internal and external security challenges that will affect the future of Europe and Greece. Set to be an insightful seminar, attendance is free. When: Thursday 17 September at 7.00 pm Where: 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 thegreekclub.com.au/ event/island-escape/ When: Tuesday 6 October from 5.00 pm-10.00 pm Where: The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Greek Gig Guide Odyssey - Elena Mpasi Are you a fan of Greek laika? Elena Mpasi will be gracing the stage at Odyssey Bar and Restaurant (63 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW), singing all your favourites every Saturday night - but only for the next three weeks, so make sure you get in quick. To make a booking, call 0432 827 827 now. For more information call the number provided, or visit the ‘Greek Events Sydney’ Facebook page. OPA-cize Greek Dance Fitness NEW SOUTH WALES Do you want a new and fun way to work out? OPAcize™ Greek Dance Fitness is your Greek-inspired alternative to Zumba. And don't worry if you've never done anything like this before, Opa-cize is choreographed very simply so you can pick up the moves easily. Workout while enjoying music we all know and love, and although it's not all about kefi, there's no denying the good vibes and fun you'll have while doing your health the world of good. Hardcore fitness moves have been added into all the routines, so you can tone up and burn plenty of unwanted calories. To get the most out of the The Greek Club’s Island Escape party QUEENSLAND GOCMV history and culture seminars VICTORIA The next open seminar to be hosted by the GOCMV will be presented by Deakin University's Dr Costas Laoutides on ‘The European Crisis, Greece and Challenges to Peace and Security'. A timely lecture, it will look If you didn’t manage to get to the Greek islands this year, Brisbane's Greek Club is here to help with an alternative. Join the club's members only ‘Island Escape’ night and go into the draw to win a free trip to Hamilton Island - Australia's answer to the Greek islands. Tickets for this event include wine and canapés to start, followed by a traditional Greek buffet and lots of entertainment. If you remember to swipe your members card on the night, you'll receive 100 points. And if you're not yet a member, it's not too late to sign up free and with the click of a button online. Tickets are $26 per person and are now available for purchase online at www. workout, wear comfortable workout gear, and bring a towel and a bottle of water. All classes start at $10 per person, with no bookings required. Pop-up classes are also taking place this month in Croydon, NSW and Lower Templestowe, VIC. For dates and to find your nearest location, visit www.opa-cize.com/ for more information. When: Mondays at 6.30 pm and Thursdays at 7.30 pm. Where: Marrickville Saint Brigids Primary School, 392A Marrickville Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204 Bouzouki Night The Hellenic Youth Club’s Bouzouki Night is back and set to be better than ever, with live music and entertainment by The Sydney All Stars and The Canberra Hellenic Dancers. Taking place at The Hellenic Club (Matilda Street, Woden, Canberra) on Friday 9 October at 7.00 pm, tickets cost $70 for adults and $30 for children, including meals. If you have any queries, or wish to register your interest email hyc. firstname.lastname@example.org Dancing lessons Rythmos Dance is offering traditional Greek and Cypriot dancing lessons at Sydney’s C Side Restaurant. Under the direction of Lambros Lambrou, lessons take place every Tuesday night at 110 General Holmes Drive, Kyeemagh, NSW. Lessons are available for those aged four and over, starting at 5.30 pm for 4 to 8-year-olds, 6.30 pm for 8 to 14-year-olds and 7.30 pm for those 15 years and over. If you wish to take part and continue the rich Greek and Cypriot culture in Sydney, contact Lambros on 0421 776 471 or email email@example.com Nights Gambled Away The Sydney Greek Film Society presents a multiaward-winning 1997 Greek film focusing on two sisters, whose relationship is tested after their father’s sudden death. The story revolves around Maria, who lives in Greece and visits her sister Helena in Berlin. Maria discovers her sister is addicted to gambling and works as a croupier in an illegal club. The 86’ movie will be screened at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore) on Thursday 17 September at 7.00 pm. For enquiries email greekfilmsocietysydney@ gmail.com or phone 0402 564 722 Songs of the legends Encore Pambris Bros Pty Ltd. proudly presents a night of classics, when a lineup of all-star performers Harris Varthakouris, Stelios Dionisiou and Grigoris Bithikotis Jnr will go back in time and perform the songs of their fathers. Taking place on Saturday 26 September at Central Live (588 Princess Highway, Rockdale, NSW), tickets are now on sale from $99 per person and include a cheese platter per table. Only cabaret seating is available. For more information and tickets, call 9787 5344, 0414 410 281 or 0400 331 111 Cypriot Club live music Sydney’s Cypriot Club is excited to present Greek singers Effie Karra and Akis at their Aphrodite Restaurant. This is your chance to enjoy a delicious meal while being entertained with your favourite Greek tunes performed live. Located at 58-76 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, NSW every Friday and Saturday night, get your loved ones together and put on your dancing shoes for a fun night out. To make a booking, call (02) 9550 3862.
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