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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 18 June 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016 On Chris Akordalitis VIC FATHERS FROM THE EDGE @ WILLY LIT FEST Father-child relationships can be testing at the best of times, but what happens when migration adds a whole new dimension to it? Greek Australian writers Konstandina Dounis, Dmetri Kakmi, Dean Kalimniou and Helen Nickas discuss their funny and sad stories published in the new anthology Fathers from the Edge. The book has been included to the program of the Williamstown Literary Festival taking place on 18 and 19 June at the Williamstown Town Hall (104 Ferguson St, Williamstown). The writers will have the opportunity to share their stories of adversity and great loss, through which comes catharsis. And since Australia has been a country of many waves of immigrants, their stories will keep on adding to the grand narrative of the history of this country. Don’t miss the presentation, this Saturday 18 June 2016 from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm. Full cost of admission $20, concession $17 and early bird $15. Book now at www.willylitfest.org.au or phone 9932 4074. ONEIROI EXHIBITION BY BILL HENSON Internationally acclaimed artist Bill Henson has created a new series of photographs titled ONEIROI, which are being exhibited as a permanent installation at the Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne). Incorporating priceless treasures from the award-winning Benaki Museum Gods, Myths & Mortals exhibition, the series explores the impact of history, beauty, culture and art. Open from Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, except public holidays. Cost of admission $10 Adults and $5 Concession, children five and under free. For more information, visit www.hellenic.org.au LIVE AT THE GREEK: BYRON & FRIENDS Live at The Greek is a fortnightly music program showcasing Melbourne’s best Greek musicians, making The Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne) your Friday night destination. The next performance will take place on Friday 24 June at 8.00 pm starring Byron Triantafyllidis and a host of special guests. A ticketed event, cost of entry is $16 Adults, $14 Greek Community Premium Members. The bar will be open from 7.00 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets call (03) 9662 2722 or email tickets@ greekcentre.com.au CHRIS AKORDALITIS @ THE COMO Düsseldorf based artist Chris Akordalitis who hails from Pafos, Cyprus is in Melbourne and will be exhibiting his artwork in Gallery#9 at the Como Centre. The 26-year-old mixed-media artist will showcase seven illustrations enti- tled GREEK LOVERS and five painting from his series EX OT IC, along with sixteen resident creatives. The official opening is on Saturday 10 June from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm. The exhibition will run until 30 June at Gallery#9 located at the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road in South Yarra (shop 102, Level 2). For more information go to www. gallerynumber9.com.au/exhibitions/current-exhibitions REBETIKO FESTIVAL Con Kalamaras and Kon Karamountzos are proud to announce the inaugural Melbourne Rebetiko Festival at the Caravan Music Club (95 Drummond St, Oakleigh) on 20-21 August at 4.00 pm. Focusing on the golden era of this music, there will be live performances by various artists on musical works from 1920-1950, including Markos Vamvakaris, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Giogos Batis, Rita Abadzi, Kostas Skarvelis, Panagiotis Toundas, Giorgos Mitsakis and various others. The anticipated event will see the Rebetiko community come together in the heart of Oakleigh for two days of live music, dancing, food and festivities. Go along and celebrate the musical and cultural legacy of Rebetika and its impact on Greece and the world at large. Reserved seats $35, general admission $25 or $30 at the door if available. To purchase tickets, visit www.caravanmusic.com.au/gigs/melbourne-rebetiko-festival DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM NSW COMMUNITY KOUZINA EXHIBITION Featuring images, ingredients and stories, Community Kouzina by Eleni Christou and curated by Rosell Flatley, is an ethnographic documentation of kitchens and gardens in Marrickville and Kos, Greece. Celebrating members of the community through their culinary prac- tice, Community Kouzina explores food as a culturally rich and portable form of identity, transcending borders through the movement of people and their imagination. This is an official Open Marrickville closing event in collaboration with the New Beginnings: Refugee Arts and Culture Festival Exhibition, taking place during the afternoon of the 26 June at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery (Pidcock Street, Camperdown) for a celebratory drink, snack and entertainment. Bookings are needed to attend the Friday 17 and Sunday 19 June exhibitions. The event is open for the public from Monday 20 until Sunday 26 June, 11.00 am – 6.00 pm.
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