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Alkistis Protopsalti Visits Alphington Grammar School

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Alkistis Protopsalti Visits Alphington Grammar School

As we are one day away from the Antipodes Festival, Alkistis Protopsalti visited Alphington Grammar school on Thursday 23rd of February. On hand to welcome her was Dr Vivianne Nikou Principal of Alphington Grammar.

Dr Vivianne Nikou took the artist with her musicians and showed them around the school premises, pointing out different areas. This included classrooms, laboratories, libraries, playgrounds, and other on-site facilities. During their tour, the principal provided some valuable information about the school's history, programs, and activities.

Alkistis Protopsalti she was later welcomed by the students at Alphington Grammar School band where they put on a show and sang a few songs for her. The students also had a “Q&A” session with questions regarding her career and achievements. The famous vocalist answered with great joy all of their questions and in return she sang some of her songs as the crowd watched her incredible performance in awe.

Dr Vivianne Nikou shared her enthusiasm for this momentous occasion stating “The visit was a huge success inspiring all students to maintain their connection to their heritage through music and other creative pursuits. Alkistis Protopsalti is an inspiration for the students and teachers. She has displayed great ethos throughout her career achievements. Her passion in maintaining the Greek language amongst Greeks abroad was also evident”.

Present at the event were also the GCM’s Vice President Anthie Sidiropoulos, Secretary Nikos Koukouvitakis and Principal of the GCM’s Language & Culture Schools Maria Bakalidou were they welcomed her and talked about her first impressions of the school and the preparations ahead of the Antipodes Festival 2023

“What a great artist! Alkistis Protopsalti fascinates the crowd every time she performs her songs” Anthie Sidiropoulos Vice President said “Her vocal versatility fascinating, her passion to share her love of language, her music, performance and song, was such an inspiration, especially for the students!We look forward to welcoming her to the Antipodes Festival. Her vast repertoire will not only delight audiences on Saturday night, but she will also keep everyone on their feet dancing…and instil the passion she has for every audience member to enjoy! a spectacular night is ahead of us.

Alkistis Protopsalti always makes it a custom to visit local schools in the majority of countries that she performs in. She finds it essential to interact with the local communities and ingest information about their cultural and educational system.

After the event, Alkistis Protopsalti met with the students, took pictures with them, and was presented with an Alphington bear and a coffee table book of famous Australian Landmarks.

Alkistis Protopsalti is scheduled to perform on Saturday the 25th of February at Antipodes Festival. For more info and the full program please visit

The ANTIPODES FESTIVAL is the cultural arm of the Greek Community of Melbourne, which sees Melbourne’s Greek Quarter transform into one giant free street party, bringing together local and international performers, children’s activities, and food, for a weekend of fun and feasting. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism of Melbourne and to explore the beauty of Greek culture.

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