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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 05 October 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019 21 YOUR SAY PEOPLE & PLACES NUGAS Ball was a night to remember GEORGE NIKOLAKOPOULOS The National Union of Greek Australian Students (NUGAS) held its annual Ball and infamous After Party at the Timber Yard in Port Melbourne and Ms Collins respectively on 22 September. Initial complications regarding the forced evacuation of Docklands' Central Pier may have frustrated NUGAS' original venues of choice Peninsula and Alumbra, however the 2019 NUGAS Ball not only went ahead, but was once again a resounding success. The biggest event of the Greek students' calendar, the 2019 NUGAS ball was host to around 900 Greek and nonGreeks alike who came together under the same roof to celebrate all things Hellenic. This year's NUGAS Ball also included a myriad of international guests who came exclusively for the unforgettable event! Around 70 students from various Sydney Universities carried on the tradition of their annual Melbourne NUGAS Ball trip and had an amazing time whilst here! From enjoying the dynamic Melbourne nightlife to having lunch in Oakleigh with members of the NUGAS committee, it was once again an unforgettable weekend for all those involved. Student exchange is a very important initiative of NUGAS as it serves as a mode of re-establishing traditional interstate connections, and there will hopefully be more such relationships to come. A highlight of this year's NUGAS ball also included a special guest appearance from composer/musician Michalis Hatzigiannis. The performer took time out of his tightlypacked touring schedule to pay a visit to the Ball's Greek Australian youth and even performed a couple of his well-known songs! NUGAS Ball 2019 has once again highlighted that NUGAS as an organisation remains strong and continues to thrive, providing Greek Australian youth with a way to connect with both each other and their heritage. Special thanks need to be extended to this years' NUGAS committee and in particular President Anastasia Dolkas and Vice President Jacqueline Abraam for all their work in preparing the Ball. Additionally, a special thank you to Hatzigiannis and the special guests from Sydney for helping to contribute to the success of the ball. Photos by Falle Photography YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: Doilies as art Marcia Bassin Nice idea of display. I’ve kept mine. Each one from a relative or friend. I can’t part with them because I value their love of creating something so fine and delicate for me. Probably a lost craft nowadays. Dimitria Montague I like the idea of framing them. I still have all my mother’s and can’t bear to part with them. They let me hold on to her memory. Maria Zabounis Let’s not forget the couch, chairs, desks... Kanella Kastanias I think I have still have some in my glory box!! Sophie Papatheocharous Shockingly true! Angela Brand On the toaster, on the radio... Demetri Hughes We used to have soooooo many, the more the merrier on the long shelves haha. There were also the fake flowers - those things also had a life of their own. The clear plastic cover for every table and then the table cloth under that. Oh and the couch chairs with the fitted couch cloths, waiting with excitement for Pascha and Christmas when those babies (the ‘couch protectors’) were able to momentarily be taken off. Despite the absurdity of this, I wouldn’t trade the Greek experience growing up! Vicki Tseprailidis I have a wool crochet blanket and a cotton white crochet blanket from my grandmother. Angelo Dritsas On top of the back seat in the car! Nicky Skouris I sew my doilies on my skirts and I use doilies in art pieces all the time .... Loooooove my doilies! Liz Vatousios Beautiful lace work. Even though it isn’t as fashionable to have it displayed these days, I still love them. My mum didn’t even need to follow a pattern for her pieces. She did it by sight. Very clever! Framing them is a great idea. Connie Dimas Repousis I have a loving box of them made by relatives past and present. So to remember them I have made jewellery out of them I could only sacrifice one daily, however its immortalised now in the earrings I wear. Vivienne Gunn They created nice dust-art when left undisturbed for a while. Refugee riots Gabriel Angeloglou Trashing the fire trucks that went to put the fires out didn’t help. Bassile Anastasopoulos Here we go again. Why don’t these clowns get their wording right? They are not refugees, they are illegal immigrants, known as the new modern-day silent invaders. They have no respect at all for the host country that’s taking care of them. Greece wake up and start a deportation scheme. Send the illegals back to where they came from. Steven Frilingos Supposedly fleeing ‘violence and misery’, yet bringing the exact same violence and misery to the countries they enter uninvited. Makes total sense. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here...
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