On March 15 at 3 p.m. on Manchester Street Market, astonished passers witnessed an exciting sight. Greek and Cypriot students gathered to dance sirtaki (Greek dance) and more specifically the theme song of Zorba the Greek.
Similar flashmobs have also taken place in several other British cities with large Greek students’ population such as Birmingham and Huddersfield.
A flashmob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place to perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, before quickly dispersing. They are often used for the purposes of entertainment, satire or artistic expression and they are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.