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Community Language Schools meet Minister for Education

altOn Monday April 11, 2016 Community Languages Australia (CLA) and the Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria (ESAV) held a Meet and Greet event at the Drill Hall in Melbourne with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education the Hon James Merlino. Over 200 teachers, parents and students attended.

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Much interest for Lapavitsas’s lecture on the Greek crisis

altMore than 200 people attended the lecture on the Greek crisis presented by the former Syriza MP and London-based economist Professor Costas Lapavitsas. The lecture was organized by the Greek Community of Melbourne in collaboration with the Department of Politics and Philosophy of the La Trobe University, last Friday, at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society.

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Politics of forgetting – the New Zealand/Greek relationship: 1941-1945

altDr Martyn Brown, an honorary research fellow at the University of Queensland and a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, will present a lecture on the “Politics of forgetting - the New Zealand/ Greece relationship: 1941-45”, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Mayor of Chania visits the Greek Centre

altMayor of Chania Mr Anastasios Vamvoukas visited the Greek Centre with his wife and members of the Pancretan Association, on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

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Australia's Ambassador to Greece visits the Greek Centre

altAustralia's Ambassador to Greece, Mr John Griffin, visited the Greek Centre, on Thursday 7 April, and met with members of the Board of Management of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM).

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Alphington Grammar's Mother’s Day High Tea

altAlphington Grammar School's famous Mother’s Day High Tea will be held this year on Saturday 7 May, 2016 between 2-5pm.

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The Rhapsody of Philosophy: Plato and the Poets

alt“The Rhapsody of Philosophy: Plato and the Poets” is the topic of a lecture Professor Rick Benitez will present next Thursday 14 April, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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The Feast Day of the "The Annunciation of Our Lady"

altOn Friday 25 March, the Greek Community’s historical church "The Annunciation of Our Lady", celebrated its Feast Day with the Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis in the presence of the Consul General of Greece Ms Christina Simantirakis, the Vice President of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organisation and Olympic gold medallist Ms Voula Patoulidou and hundreds of parishioners.

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Voula Patoulidou visits Melbourne

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Greek Melbournians had the unique opportunity to meet and greet Olympic gold medallist and Vice-Governor of Metropolitan Thessaloniki Ms Voula Patoulidou in a series of community events organised during her recent visit to Melbourne.

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The Practical Value of Scientific Knowledge in Aristotle’s Best Life

altWhat do we need to know in order to live a happy life? This is the question Dr Brennan McDavid will try to answer in the lecture she will present next Thursday 7 April 2015, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminar series, offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM).

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Adamantios Koraes and the birth of modern Greece

altProfessor Vrasidas Karalis will present a lecture on «Adamantios Koraes and the birth of modern Greece», on Thursday 31 March 2016, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars series, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne for six consecutive years.

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Angelo Tsarouchas - The funny Greek

altExclusive discount for Greek Community Subscribers:Angelo Tsarouchas returns to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival following a sold out run of shows in 2015.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding II - Fundraiser Screening - 3rd Cinema on Sale

altMy Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time is finally here! Join us at Palace Cinema Como on Friday 25 March for a special fundraiser screening to support The Greek Centre.

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Book launch: The Embroiderer

altOn Wednesday, 23 March, a mesmerizing book titled The Embroiderer, will be launched at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s seminar series of Greek History and Culture. The Embroiderer is a story of courage and despair in a world where superstition simmers just below the surface.

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Drama Workshops for Adults

altAs part of the 2016 program, the Creative Drama and Arts Centre (CDAC) of the Greek Community of Melbourne has scheduled a series of Drama workshops for adults.

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Open Day at Alphington Grammar School

altAlphington Grammar School organises once again its annual Open Day on Saturday 19 March. It is the perfect opportunity to spend time at the school, speak with the staff and students and learn about the opportunities provided for students at Alphington Grammar.

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The celebration of Feast Day of the “Annunciation of our Lady'

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne’s Holy Church of “The Annunciation of Our Lady”, Victoria’s first Orthodox Church, celebrates its Feast Day on Friday the 25th March. The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady also marks a day of national celebration for the people of Greece and the Greek diaspora. It was on March 25, 1821 when Greece officially declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

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A lecture about the manufacturing in ancient Athens

altThe manufacturing in Athens during the fifth and fourth centuries BCE will be explored by Dr Peter Acton in his lecture, next Thursday 17 March 2016, at the Greek Centre, in the Greek History and Culture Seminar series, offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM).

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The new series of the Greek History and Culture Seminars

altProfessor Elizabeth Minchin launched this year's Greek History and Culture Seminar series, which is offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), with an interesting lecture about the importance of learning Ancient Greek and Latin.

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We speak Greek in March in 2016!

altThe huge international success of the inaugural Speak Greek in March Campaign that was initiated last year in Australia is repeated with an even greater effort this year.

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Taxithi – An Australian Odyssey

altFortyfivedownstairs is presenting the world premiere of Melbourne writer/performer Helen Yotis Patterson’s “Taxithi – An Australian Odyssey” from 2-20 March 2016.

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Greece vs Socceroos second match in Melbourne

altGreek Community of Melbourne’s representations to the State Government to host in Melbourne the second friendly match between Greece and Socceroos was successful.

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GCM schools celebrated our National Day

altStudents from the Greek Community of Melbourne’s schools, including Alphington Grammar School and the Greek Language and Culture schools, participated in the annual parade to celebrate Greek National Day.

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Who lies within the walls of the Amphipolis tomb?

altA fascinating lecture about the secrets of the Amphipolis tomb will be presented by Archaeologist Dr Dora Constantinidis from the University of Melbourne, next Thursday, 10 March 2016, in the Seminar series offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Greek gifts for all of Melbourne: 29th Lonsdale St Festival

altMore than 100,000 people flooded Lonsdale Street over the weekend, heading out to enjoy the largest event in the Greek Community’s history. With 65 stalls lining the entire historic Greek precinct, the food on offer was the most diverse and delicious it has ever been, with people queuing to sample all weekend.

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AIMS celebrates International Women’s Day

altAs part of the celebrations for International Women's Day, the cultural events arm of the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies presents the modern figure of Rania Paschalis Patrikidis Mezzo soprano with the CD “Dreams and Tales” and also Kassiani’s female figure of the Byzantine Ages with the “Kassiani” film.

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Professor Minchin will launch the 2016 Greek History & Culture Seminar Series

altDistinguished Professor Elizabeth Minchin will launch this year’s Greek History and Culture Seminar series offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Australian Financial Review talks about the Greek Centre and its tenants

altAustralia’s leading finance and business newspaper “Australian Financial Review” has published an interesting article about the Greek Centre and its tenants and the operation of the first shop of Greece's biggest burger chain, Goody's Burger House.

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Bring a healthy appetite to this year's festival

altAs we count down to this year’s Lonsdale St Greek Festival, there is plenty to get excited about, including the selection of food on offer this year. The whole of Lonsdale St will be lined with traders serving a plethora of delicious treats including The Cypriot Kitchen, St. Gerry’s, Greek Street Food, Cypriot Street Food, Mr. Calamaro, To Nostimo, Biskit Bar, Two Men and a Lemon and many more. Historic Greek Precinct faithfuls Stalactites and Tsindos restaurants will extend their trading out onto the street, along with others within the precinct including taqueria Touché Hombre.

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The Scholarship Program of the Alphington Grammar School

altAlphington Grammar School is thrilled to offer a generous Scholarship Program for current and prospective students.

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The Lonsdale St Greek Festival on Chanel 7’s Sunrise

altSeven’s Sam Mac was on Lonsdale Street on Wednesday morning, broadcasting the national weather forecast live from a number of traders along the street including Stalactites, Caras Greek Music and Tsindos Restaurant.

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GCM calls for Australia vs Greece Football matches in Melbourne

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) calls on the Victorian Government and Football Federation Australia (FFA) to re open communications regarding the much anticipated Australia vs Greece Football series scheduled for later in 2016.

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Εφυγε ο μεγάλος μας ποιητής

Στιγμιότυπο από την εκδήλωση για το Δημήτρη Τσαλουμά που διοργανώθηε στην Κοινότητα τον Απρίλιο του 2011. Στη φωτό ο ποιητής παρουσιάζει ποιήματά τουΜε μεγάλη λύπη πληροφορηθήκαμε ότι απεβίωσε ο πολυβραβευμένος Ελληνο-Αυστραλός ποιητής Δημήτρης Τσαλουμάς, που τα τελευταία χρόνια είχε επιστρέψει στην ιδιαίτερη πατρίδα του, τη Λέρο.

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A huge lineup of events at the Lonsdale St Festival

altThe program for the upcoming Lonsdale Street Greek Festival (27 & 28 February) is set to be one of the biggest ever, with three dedicated stages filled with music, dancing, competitions and cooking demonstrations.

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Services for the new Greek migrants

altAustralian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS) in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) has commenced the implementation of the recently funded project for the provision of services to the newly arrived Greek migrants.

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The new Board of Directors of the Greek Community of Melbourne

altThe new Board of Directors of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria was appointed on 1 February 2016 during a meeting of the Electoral Committee and the newly elected members.

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Historic Agreement between NUGAS Vic and Greek Community of Melbourne


altBill Papastergiadis says ‘Today marks a watershed moment for the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) . The agreement to allow members of NUGAS Vic to become automatic members of the GCM is reflective of the “open door” policy of the GCM. This agreement will further unify the organisations. It will allow for greater collaboration and foster the development of the future leaders in our community’.

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The new Board of Management

altThe new Board of Management of the Greek Community of Melbourne will be officially appointed in a special meeting with the Electoral Committee on Monday 1 February 2016.

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Historical decision by the Philanthropic Association of Kastorians "Grammos"

altAt their last Annual General Meeting, members of the Philanthropic Association of Kastorians "Grammos" unanimously approved to amend the Articles of Association in order to transfer part of their assets to the Greek Community once the organisation ceases to operate.

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The schools of the Greek Community of Melbourne

altThe new school year starts next month and the enrolments at the Greek Language and Culture Schools of the Greek Community of Melbourne are continuing.

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Students impress everyone with their performance

altStudents of the Centre of Creative Drama and Arts (CCDA) of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) successfully presented two children plays at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, last Sunday.

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Minister Robin Scott will attend GCM’s Christmas Party

altThe Minister for Finance and Multicultural Affairs of Victoria, Hon Robin Scott, will attend and address the Christmas Party and the Student Award Presentation of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM).

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The GCM welcomes the ratification of the Work and Holiday Visa agreement

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has welcomed the ratification of the bill for the bilateral agreement between Australia and Greece for the “Work and Holiday Visa” by a large majority at the Hellenic Parliament, on Monday 7 December 2015.

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The Halkidikeon Association supports the Greek Centre

altA delegation of Board Members of the Halkidikeon Association Aristotelis O Stageritis visited the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) and presented a cheque for $ 10,000 for the new GCM building.

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GCM Annual General Meeting 2015

altThe Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GCM) will conduct its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 13 December 2015, at 12:00pm.

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Lecture: Psychological Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Greek Population

altThe psychological impact of the economic crisis on the Greek population, is the topic of a special lecture which will be presented by Professor Nikos Stefanis and Rika Z. Vagianni, on Thursday, 26 November 2015, at the University of Melbourne.

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The Athens Polytechnic uprising

altThe Greeks of Melbourne will honour the 42nd anniversary of the heroic uprising of the students of the Athens Polytechnic against the junta of the colonels, with a special event organised by the Polytechnic Remembrance Committee on Sunday, November 22, at 4.00 pm, at the Cultural Centre "Democritus".

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English Divine Liturgy at Evangelismos

altA monthly Divine Liturgy service will be conducted at Evangelismos with the next service scheduled for Thursday 3 December from 6:15pm.

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Two interesting performances of the GCM Centre for Creative Drama & Arts

altThe Centre of Creative Drama and Arts (CCDA) of the Greek Community of Melbourne will present two children plays at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, on 6 December 2015.

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Greek University awards a Greek Community of Melbourne school

altA Greek Community of Melbourne's school will be awarded by the National Kapodistrian University of Athens for its participation in the Student Poster Competition with the theme: "Ours school ... What I like in my class because my school is important to me", organized by the 1st Panhellenic Conference of School Psychology.

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