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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 07 July 2018
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 7 JULY 2018 On VIC WRITING WORKSHOP: YOUR LIFE ON A PLATE So you want to write about your life, but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you have a few ideas, a bunch of notes, or perhaps even a few chapters? If you’re interested in getting the skills under your belt to finally write that memoir or life writing piece, author Spiri Tzintziras is running a one-day intensive workshop on Sunday 8 July in Box Hill from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. To help the creative juices flow, attendees will be treated to a traditional Greek wood-fired lunch. The cost is $200 and includes lunch and refreshments. For more information, email Spiri Tsintziras at firstname.lastname@example.org SMYRNAIKA & REBETIKA FRIDAYS Smyrnaika & Rebetika Fridays is a new weekly residency at Yiamas Brunswick (317 Sydney Rd, Brunswick) that will bring together musicians Con Kalamaras, Mairead Hannan, and Wayne Simmons every Friday night until 30 November. Performing a mixture of traditional repertoire from Asia Minor and the songs composed by the Greek refugee musicians from an era long gone. Booking recommended. Call (03) 9380 6329. The next performance takes place Friday 13 July. FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE Coburg Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 40th anniversary dinner dance next month. Taking place on Saturday 14 July at the church hall (23-29 Victoria St, Coburg) at 7.00 pm. Tickets $55 Adults, $28 Children 5-12, $15 Children 3-5, free for children under 3. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the church. To purchase tickets, contact the church between 3.30-5.30 pm on (03) 9350 5559. WA LYSISTRATA The Tempest Theatre presents one of the most famous Greek comedies of all time, Lysistrata at Subiaco Arts Centre (180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco) from 10-14 July. The play tells the TAS HELLENIC DANCERS HOBART BBQ Hellenic Dancers Hobart are hosting a BBQ this month. Taking place on Sunday 29 July at 65 Federal St, North Hobart from 11.00 am – 4.00 pm there will be plenty of delicious food and drink available for purchase, along with music and dancing by none other than the Hellenic Dancers of course! Entry is free. story of a woman’s extraordinary mission to end the war by denying all the men of the land any sex. In light of the recent #MeToo movement, Lysistrata celebrates consensual sex and women’s agency to use sexuality as a political tool. Written QLD MEDITERRANEAN COOKING WITH TWO GREEK GIRLS Two Greek Girls are hosting a cooking demonstration on cooking Mediterranean, eating well, and as a result, living long. The session will focus on winter stews. Taking place on Monday 16 July at the Golden Pig Food & Wine School (38 Ross St, Newstead). Tickets are $95. To book your spot, call (07) 3891 6199. * If you know of any Greek events taking place across the country, including those organised by Greek syllogoi, please forward details to email@example.com in 411 BCE, the play’s themes of femininity, sex, power and politics still hold true in 2018. Adapted and directed by Susie Conte. For tickets, visit ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/subiaco-artscentre/whats-on/lysistrata/ LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX An educational workshop about sexual health for LGBTI communities from culturally diverse backgrounds, including immigrants and international students, is being hosted at Living Positive Victoria (1/111 Coventry St, Southbank) on Tuesday 17 July from 6.00 - 8.00 pm. Find out about what services are available in Victoria and ask questions to the facilitators. Attendance is free. Call (03) 9863 8733 for more information. GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL @ THE FOOD TRUCK PARK Melbourne’s home of street food is hosting a Greek Food Festival. Taking place over three days from 20 – 22 July at The Food Truck Park (518 High St, Preston): Friday 5.00 – 10.00 pm, Saturday 12 noon – 10.00 pm, Sunday 12 noon – 9.00 pm. There will be an array of Greek street food options on offer, with the full line-up soon to be announced. Suitable for all ages and pet friendly. Entry is free. For more information, visit thefoodtruckpark.com.au TRADITIONAL GREEK DANCE LESSONS The Pammessinian Social Club of Papaflessas is offering traditional Greek dance lessons for young people. Kicking off on Saturday 21 July at Pi Alpha Pi House (2 Gooch St, Thornbury) from 3.00 – 4.00 pm, the dance teacher will cover dances from all parts of Greece with an emphasis on the Peloponnese and mainland Greece. Taking place every Saturday during school terms. The first class is free. For more information call Mary Tsaganas on 0422 808 350. LIVE AT THE GREEK: PADDY & FRIENDS Paddy Montgomery will be taking over Live at the Greek on Friday 27 July. Montgomery became infatuated with Cretan music after hearing Giorgos Xylouris and Ross Daly and developing an interest in the laouto and the lyra. This saw him venture to Crete in 2005, where he studied and performed Cretan music alongside these two musicians, as well as many others from Crete, both in Australia and abroad. Four trips to Crete later, he continues to play and promote Cretan music wherever he can. Catch him at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) from 7.00 – 11.30 pm. Tickets $22 full, $20 Greek Community premium members. To book or for enquiries, call (03) 9662 2722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org SCARAMOUCHE JONES Film and theatre director Alkinos Tsilimidos’ latest project, Scaramouche Jones is being staged at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio (100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) next month. First performed by the late Pete Postlethwaite in 2001, this new production features Colin Friels in his first solo theatre performance. Butcher’s poignant tale begins as an ancient clown stops to reflect on the extraordinary fortunes of his life; orphaned on the wharfs in Trinidad, apprenticed to a travelling snake charmer and drawn into tragic circumstances as a gravedigger at Auschwitz. In turn, Scaramouche Jones explores some of the darkest episodes of the 20th century and the universal themes of loneliness and family, albeit laced with the consummate wit of the circus clown. Catch the play from 15-25 August. For tickets, visit artscentremelbourne.com.au DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Check out Paddy Montgomery (L) performing at Live at the Greek this month.
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