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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 15 October 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2016 On NATIONAL JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Two Greek films will be presented this year at the 26th Australian Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF), including Cloudy Sunday, by acclaimed director Manousos Manousakis, and the Treasures documentary, directed by Lawrence VIC ‘ALEXANDER THE GREAT: PIONEERING MULTICULTURALISM’ To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its foundation, the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies presents the musical concert ‘Alexander the Great: Pioneering Multiculturalism’. A collaborative effort with the Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria and the Pan-Macedonian Association, the concert will take place on Wednesday 26 October at the Melbourne Recital Centre (Elizabeth Murdoch Hall) NSW GREEK STREET FAIR BURWOOD Burwood’s Greek Street Fair is an annual event celebrating Greek culture and heritage. Taking place on Sunday 13 November on Burleigh Street, Burwood from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm, there’ll be plenty of music, dancing, performances, food, sweets, market stalls, competitions, kids’ activities and more. Organised by volunteers of The Greek Orthodox Par- ACT ALEX & EVE: THE COMPLETE STORY The phenomenon that is Alex & Eve continues with Alex & Eve: The Complete Story. This successful narrative has spawned three plays and a major motion picture, and is SA ODYSSEY FESTIVAL This month, Greeks and Philhellenes are going on a Hellenic cultural journey, with the 2016 Odyssey Festival. Celebrating its 11th year, the month-long event is once again presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Inc., with an exciting and entertaining program including exhibitions, lectures, theatrical productions, music nights, cultural events and more, all of which are keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Customs and Traditions’. A chance to share a snapshot of Hellenism with the wider community, the festival will take place at Olympic Hall (288 Franklin St, Adelaide) with events running until 29 October. For more information, visit the GOCSA’s website at www. gocsa.org.au a charming and unpretentious look at multicultural Australia and what can happen when life and love cross cultural boundaries. The show will be performed on Friday 28 October at the Hellenic Club (Matilda Street, Woden) from 8.00 pm-10.00 pm. Cost of attendance is $30 per adult, $19.90 per child, $19.90 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, visit www.hellenicclub.com.au/booknow/ and follow the links. ish and Community of Burwood and District, this is a free, family-friendly event offering the best of Greek hospitality. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/greekstreetfairburwood/ ASBESTOS DISEASES RESEARCH INSTITUTE FUNDRAISER A fundraiser will be held on Friday 25 November for Voula Maverick, with all proceeds going to the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute and St Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newtown. Taking place at the Venus Reception Lounge in the Lady Anna Room (20 Belgrave St, Kogarah) from 7.00 pm-1.00 am, tickets are $110 per adult and $55 per child aged five and over. To book call Toula on 0405 771 819 or Max 0424 912 575. at 8.00 pm, a space renowned for its acoustic perfection. Tickets are $90 (A reserve) and $70 (B reserve). To purchase, visit www.melbournerecital.com.au/ DELPHI BANK 23RD GREEK FILM FESTIVAL Cinephiles rejoice, the Delphi Bank 23rd Greek Film Festival is back! Taking place from 12 October-3 November, in Melbourne screenings will be held at The Astor Theatre and Palace Cinema Como. Featuring a selection of the latest Greek features, documentaries and shorts, this year’s program offers a proud survey of contemporary Greek film. Among those being screened are Cloudy Sunday, Worlds Apart, Park, Summer Lovers and a whole host of others, including classics featuring Thanasis Veggos. To browse the program and purchase tickets online, visit www. greekfilmfestival.com.au Russo. Due to kick off in November for three weeks, the films are presented in collaboration with Sydney’s Greek Film Festival. Director Russo will also be in attendance, and will take part in Q&A events held alongside his screenings in Melbourne and Sydney. Dates are as follows: Sydney 26 October-23 November, Perth 26 October-6 November, Melbourne 27 October-23 November, Brisbane-Canberra on 10, 12, 13, 19 & 20 November. To view session times and purchase tickets, visit www.jiff. com.au/ DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM A still from Summer Lovers (1982).
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