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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 13 October 2018
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 20 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER 2018 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Maria Menounos releases photos of her magical Greek wedding in the Peloponnese TV personality Maria Menounos, 40, and her long time beau, Keven Undergaro, 50, tied the knot last Saturday in the village of Akovos in Arcadia, Greece. It was the second wedding ceremony for the loved up couple, who were officially wed in a surprise wedding during Fox's New Year's Eve broadcast in 2017. The Greek American has been sharing photos from behind the scenes of the event, which Menounos described as "truly a magical fairytale". The couple were married in a Greek Orthodox church ceremony, where she arrived in a carriage surrounded by hundreds of people, Menounos' hashtag #mariaandkevensbigfatgreekwedding proving all too fitting for the day. A big party followed, where the colour palette was summery, the pair opting for lemon-themed decor. "I literally did not expect what I just walked into," the bride said on her Instagram Story, reported People.com. "I said I wanted some lemons on the tables. I didn't mean put lemon trees everywhere. This 64th issue of Antipodes honours poet Antigone Kefala The publication celebrated 45 years of continuous circulation with a special edition The weekend saw the anticipated launch of the 64th issue of the Greek Australian Cultural League's (GACL) magazine Antipodes. The turnout exceeded the expectation of organisers, attracting an intergenerational audience. The issue was officially launched on Sunday by Member for Calwell, Maria Vamvakinou MP who gave a touching speech, along with Greek Consul General Dimitrios Michalopoulos. This year marked 45 years of continuous circulation for Antipodes. The milestone was commemorated with a particularly special publication designed with a new format and layout, with this year's issue also paying tribute to wellknown poet Antigone Kefala. It features published works submitted by GACL members and friends, and includes everything from poetry, short is insane," she enthused, the wedding featuring 1,500 lemons. Menounos is always fairly active on social media, and her wedding day was no exception. She kept her fans up-to-date throughout the big day via her Instagram Stories. Ahead of the wedding, Menounos revealed that she had been planning the event for almost a month, with the help of her friends, but that it had been planned in her heart for a long time, the idea to return to Greece for their wedding, the birthplace of her parents, a wish of hers. "Greece means so much to us and our village and our roots and I'm so beyond thankful to all of our friends who put this together," Menounos said. "Honestly I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I have the best husband, I have the best family, nothing is without its problems and nothing's perfect but I am so blessed and so so happy today that we get to do this amazing wedding in this beautiful village that I want to move to although I think Keven may divorce me and that would kind of suck," she joked. Multicultural art exhibition exploring globalisation to open in Melbourne As part of the exhibition Destinations, take part in an afternoon of readings and discussion about the role of poetry in society stories, studies, essays, book reviews, interviews, along with the works awarded in the GACL's 2018 Literary Competition. Anthea's Rubies kept attendees entertained with a perfor- mance and dancing. Those interested in purchasing a copy of 'Antipodes' can express their interest via direct message on Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/gaclmelbourne/ Art plays a significant role in creating dialogue of substance. Tapping into this notion, the Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) is set to launch its latest exhibition titled Destinations, which will highlight and discuss the various effects of globalisation. Opening next Tuesday at Steps Gallery in Melbourne, artists exhibiting their work are either local, regional or from interstate, and hail from a number of countries including Greece, Spain, Russia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Ireland, which only emphasises the theme. "Through this event the GACL hopes to foster cross cultural awareness and community unity by building intercultural relationships through art, to explore and better understand our common humanity," says Vasy Petros, a member of the GACL's Art Projects and Exhibitions Coordinating Committee. lage, to photography, various mixed media, 3D installations, as well as sculpture. Officially launching the event will be special guest speaker, Esther Anatolitis who is the Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts. "With the many globalisation issues we are currently facing, this event has the capacity to shape and deliver interchange. Art is the universal language and as we are becoming a 'world community', the wonder of differences in our art and culture must be celebrated." The mediums that will be on display are just as varied as the artists, including everything from painting and col- The exhibition will run as part of a broader program at Steps Gallery. On Saturday 20 October from 2.30-4.30 pm GACL and OWL Publishing will host an afternoon of readings and discussion by Greek Australian poets and translators, including Dimitris Troaditis, Erma Vassiliou, and Dean Kalymniou amongst others. The event will be a chance to stimulate discussion about the role of poetry in society. 'Destinations' will open at Steps Gallery (62 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC) on Tuesday 16 October at 6.30 pm. The exhibition will be open to the public until 20 October.
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