From September 3 to 9: music, theatre, cinema, history and more




This year marks the third anniversary of the unveiling of the George Devine Treloar Memorial Statue in Ballarat celebrated by the Merimna Pontion Kyrion of Oceania club.

This memorial signifies our recognition of the refugee work of George Treloar, an Australian soldier and son of Ballarat, who helped over 100,000 Christian refugees resettle in northern Greece from their homes across Pontus and Asia Minor in the early 1920s.

Everyone is invited to attend the official wreath laying ceremony, followed by speeches and a dance performance by the Pontiaki Estia dance group.

When: Sunday, September 11, 11:30 a.m.

Where: Sturt Street, Ballarat, VIC

Reservations: Penny Tsombanopoulos on 0409 850 109 or email [email protected]


Australian Independent Cinema is a series of regular screenings showcasing the best of Australian independent cinema, both classic and contemporary, presented in collaboration with the filmmakers. The series is co-hosted and presented by Chris Luscri and Bill Mousoulis, with help from Colin Hodson, at Thornbury Picture House. This month, Thornbury Picture House pays tribute to one of Melbourne’s living legends of independent cinema, Ivan Gaal, who emigrated from Hungary to Australia in the 1950s and became involved with the Melbourne Filmmakers Co-op among other bands in the 70s, and now has 50 years of work behind it. A special evening, with a Q&A hosted by Jake Wilson of The Age.

When: Tuesday, September 13 at 8:15 p.m.

Where: Thornbury Picture House, 802 High St. Thornbury.

Tickets: $19.50 / $15.50 / $12.50 through


I heart Artemis is the story of a mythological love and a very real crisis, which raises the most pressing questions about the future of humanity. The Consort of Melbourne is a vocal ensemble that promotes both historical and contemporary repertoire. The Australian premiere of a groundbreaking new piece from award-winning composer Wally Gunn and librettist Maria Zajkowski. I heart Artemis is a concert-length reimagining of Greek mythology told through a series of scenes and tableaux rendered in glorious six-part vocal harmony.

When: Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets & reservations: $55 through


The highly anticipated Oakleigh Trail; a 40-minute walk along the restaurant and cafe-bar district of Melbourne’s most Greek suburb begins. Renowned for its strong European influence, with the most prevalent vibe in the area being Greek restaurants and live music venues, Eaton Mall continues to gain momentum as a major Hellenic neighborhood. On the Greek Food Walking Tour, which takes place not once but three times this year, participants can share their stories of migration and the role food has played in maintaining culture and tradition. Interested parties can taste traditional bakery products prepared daily on site, taste cold cuts and learn more about the products that feature heavily in Mediterranean family kitchens, visit a cultural store to learn more about customs and religious traditions and, finally, enjoy a delicious progressive meal. and a conversation. Vegan options are available – ensure option is selected when booking.

When: October 1 and December 3, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Outside Oakleigh Station – Portman Street Side, Oakleigh, VIC

Prices & tickets: $138.51 via


Straight from the source, Fotis Vergopoulos arrives to perform three unique shows in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney! Leading this list of local and interstate musicians, Fotis represents the next generation of Greek talent. His sense of music and his sense of rebetika are inimitable. Fotis was introduced to the world of music at the age of six by his father, Nikos, a founding member of the Apodimi Kompania. He has toured extensively in Europe as well as Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He currently lives in Athens where he has performed with many notable artists including Agathonas Iakovidis, Martha Fritzila, Babis Gkoles and Manolis Pappos to name a few. Joining Fotis on stage are special guests and mainstays of the Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne rebetika scene.

When or: Melbourne October 20 @ Brunwick Ballroom, Canberra October 28 @ Smith’s Alternative, Sydney October 29 @ Mytelenian Brotherhood of Sydney.

Tickets & information:

New South Wales


Paola, Greece’s most entertaining contemporary laika artist, known not only for her vocal talents but also for her passion on stage, is coming to Australia in September.

The famous Greek singer he will grace the stage of the newly renovated Enmore Theater on September 16 with his own full band and his two current supporting acts Anastasios Rammos and Christina Salti giving us all their show supported by spectacular light and sound effects.

Paola will then fly to Melbourne for a performance at the Q Room on September 17 and another live gig on September 23 (0437 888 085 for bookings and tables).

On September 24 Paola will perform on stage at the Krystal Function Center in Adelaide (for bookings call 0413 311 318).

When: When: September 16 at 8:15 p.m.

Where: The Enmore, 118-132 Enmore Road Newtown, NSW

Tickets: $100.95 to $148.35 and are on sale via


Singer and songwriter Giorgos Tsalikis has once again teamed up with famed laika singer Vasiliki Ntanta for a much-anticipated performance on September 17 at the Bellevue Venue – so gather the troops, mark your agenda and secure your tickets. The two had to postpone their sold-out shows due to COVID-19 last year and promised to make up for the wait tenfold.

When: Saturday September 17 at 8 p.m. to September 18 at 1 a.m.

Where: The Bellevue Venue, 2-10 Restwell Street, Sydney, NSW




The best-selling band in Greek history, PYX LAX, brings an all-ages musical experience to Thebarton for all ages on Friday September 16th. The voice and soul of a generation arrives in Australia with a repertoire of songs that have changed the musical landscape of Greece. Just as the Beatles changed Western music, Pyx Lax changed modern Greek music.

When: Friday, September 16, Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m.

Where: Thebarton Theater, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville, SA

Tickets: event/13005C819DF11CC4



Written by Euripides, translated by Anne Carson, directed by Matt Edgerton, Orestes is reborn at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), performed by 2nd year theater students. Orestes killed his mother to avenge the murder of his father. Now he’s been driven mad by the Furies, and there are calls for him and his sister-in-crime, Elektra, to be executed. Desperate, they imagine a wacky scheme to save their lives. Acclaimed translator Anne Carson breathes exhilarating new life into this ancient Greek tale with her thoroughly modern take on Euripides’ darkly comic tragedy. The play contains adult themes and violence and is open to ages 12 and up.

When: From Thursday September 8 to Thursday September 15, 9:30 p.m.

Where: Enright Studio, Building 1, Room 1.241, Perth, WA


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