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Greek Festival of Sydney Receives $75,000 Grant

Australian Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams and Mark Coure, M.P. representing Oatley, announced that a grant of $75,000 will be awarded for the 2019 Greek Festival of Sydney. “The Greek Festival of Sydney is one of the longest-running cultural events in New...

Giannis Haroulis Rocks 36th Greek Festival of Sydney (video)

New Greek hot star Giannis Haroulis rocked Tumbalong Park on Sunday as part of the 36th Greek Festival of Sydney. Mixing traditional Cretan music with rock rhythms, Haroulis has made an intoxicating hybrid that excites both young and old, traditionalists...

Tsitsanis Tribute at the National Art School

More than 200 people filled the spectacular Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School in Sydney on Friday April 8 for the Vasilis Tsitsanis: Songs of the Peopleconcert presented as part of the 34th Greek Festival of Sydney. The...

Yannis Ritsos: Political Poems and Dramatic Monologues

                As part of the 34th Greek Festival of Sydney, Professor Vrasidas Karalis of the University of Sydney directed and adapted the works of Greek poet Yannis Ritsos for a dramatic performance and recitation by Athanasia Costa and Eleni Eleftherias-Kostakidis. The...

A Musical Journey from Crete to Sydney

On Friday March 13, over 300 people gathered at St George Sailing Club in Sans Souci for an entirely Cretan experience. Under Cretan Sails was programmed as part of the 33rd Greek Festival of Sydney and proved to be...

A Celebration of Melina Mercouri on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, the 33rd Greek Festival of Sydney celebrates the life and political pursuits of a truly spectacular woman, Melina Mercouri. In a speech by Dr. Panayota Nazou, Mercouri’s political reincarnation will be explored and discussed. Melina Mercouri’s...

Students Recognized for Their Achievements in Greek Language

The annual Dionysios Solomos Awards took place on Sunday March 1 at the University of Sydney as part of the 33rd Greek Festival of Sydney. The event was hosted by the University’s Department of Modern Greek and the Greek...

Dimitris Basis Lights Up the Greek Festival of Sydney Stage

On Saturday February 14 and Sunday February 15, the 33rd Greek Festival of Sydney transformed Darling Harbour into a bustling site, with the two-day annual Greek Fest. Over the two days, visitors were treated to entertainment on two stages. International...

Mikis Theodorakis’ ‘Axion Esti’ Performed in Australia for the First Time

The works of composer Mikis Theodorakis and Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis will be celebrated on April 17 as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney. This stunning collaboration features international vocalist Vasilis Lekkas, celebrated Greek-Australian conductor George Ellis, the...

Greek Singer Dimitris Basis to Perform in Melbourne and Sydney

Acclaimed Greek singer and performer Dimitris Basis headlines this year’s programs at the largest celebration of Greek culture outside of Greece; the Lonsdale Street Festival in Melbourne (Sat 14/2) and the Greek Festival of Sydney in Darling Harbour (Sun...