What’s On 27 August – 3 September – Neos Kosmos

ONLINE

FREE ONLINE LECTURE COVID AND WORKING MIGRANT COMMUNITIES
Kos Samaras will be presenting a lecture hosted by The Greek Community of Melbourne delving into how COVID-19 has not just been lethal for many of our frail elderly but for thousands of migrant workers, exposed because of their work and lack of care.This pandemic will be remembered for many tragedies, but history will highlight one very obvious trait. The impact on migrant communities, from the cold streets of Stockholm to the countless undocumented workers in Texas.
When: 27 August 7:00pm
Where: Zoom
Info: Visit their Facebook page

ONLINE COMEDY SHOW: I AM NOT MAKING YOUR LAUGH SANDWICH
The No I am not washing your dirty plate arts festival presents comedy event I am not making your laugh sandwich. The event will feature a range of knock out comedians and aims to bring together artists and thinkers, with a focus on the Cypriot, Greek, Italian and other non-Anglo European female and non-binary diaspora, and their supporters and allies.
When: 5 September 8:30pm
Where: Zoom and YouTube links supplied with ticket purchase
Tickets: TryBooking

FREE ONLINE WEBINAR ARCHAEOLOGY IN SPARTA
The Pallaconian Brotherhood continues their series of lectures commemorating the 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae. This lecture presented by Daphne Martin archaeological sites in Sparta and around Lakonia, and also the ongoing work for their integration into daily life, as cultural sites to be visited, to learn from, and to be inspired by, for visitors and locals alike.
When: 10 September 6:00 pm
Where: Zoom (Link to be added on their Facebook event)
Info: Visit their Facebook event page

BRIMBANK WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL ONLINE
This year Brimbank Council is bringing the festival to you online, over three weekends in September so get ready and book yourself in. Due to COVID-19, the Festival is taking place online with a series of videos featuring six authors in intimate conversation. All conversations were filmed at the Bowery Theatre, videos produced by Cinespace Inc, and will premiere on Brimbank Libraries YouTube Channel. The festival will cover themes such as stories of strength and resilience, memoirs and families & crime.
When: 5-20 September
Where: Brimbank Library YouTube Channel
Info: Visit www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au/writersfestival or email writersfestival@brimbank.vic.gov.au

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH MONTH LAUNCH
National Mental Health Month is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health. At this launch, presentations will be made to the winners of the Schools’ Creative Writing Competition and Art Competition 2020. There will also be an opportunity for you to sit in on formal addresses, on the Victorian government’s plans for mental health into the future and the current Royal Commission into mental health.
When: 1 October, 6:30pm – 8:00pm AEST
Where: Virtual on Zoom

AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL 2020
This year the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) is excited to bring the festival magic at the comfort of your home. Presenting the Virtual Australian Multicultural Festival a package of incredible music, breath taking performances all just a click away. Prepare your festival outfits, stock your fridge, gather your crew virtually and get ready for #Australianmulticulturalfestival2020. To make your festival experience even better, you can also be involved, by partnering, sponsoring or performing in the event, for more info email admin@mhfa.org.au.
When: 3 October, 11:00am – 2:00pm AEST
Where: Virtual on Zoom
Info: admin@mhfa.org.au

ONLINE SETTLEMENT SERVICES FOR NEWLY ARRIVED PEOPLE
In an effort to support the newly-arrived immigrants settle and find job opportunities in their new home, Pronia is continuing the project “Settlement Services for Newly-Arrived People” online, with morning and afternoon English language workshops.
There will be separate classes for people with intermediate, limited and no English language knowledge.
Info: Contact Pronia on 03 9388 9998

ANTIPODEAN PALETTE 2020
Titled In Isolation, the exhibition presents the work of 15 past Antipodean Palette participants during this time of physical distancing and self-isolation…Those wishing to view works created by the artists can now do so through the online gallery, hosted through Instagram, Facebook and the GACL’s website. Selected works will also be featured in the bilingual Antipodes Periodical 2020 edition which will be dedicated to the Antipodean Palette visual artists.
Info: Instagram and www.gacl.com.au

QLD

MOVIE PREMIERE ‘THE TAVERNA’
The Greek Club in conjunction with the Greek Film Society of Brisbane and New Farm Six Cinemas is presenting a new Australian film by Greek-Australian filmmaker Alkinos Tsilimidos. When a waitress is substituted for a belly dancer in a Greek restaurant, chaos and mayhem ensue before the owner is forced to change his old ways to prevent a major catastrophe. Bookings are essential and must be done online.
Cost: Special admission price of $14 for members of the Greek Club, the Greek Orthodox Community of St George, the Greek Film Society and Five Star Cinema Club and $19 for non-members
When: 30 August 3:00pm
Where: New Farm Six Cinemas, 701 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD 4005
Info & Bookingswww.fivestarcinemas.com.au/new-farm

NSW

GREEK LESSONS
Greek lessons for adults via Zoom or small classes organised at Greek Bilingual Workshop.
When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Beginners to advanced intermediate. Reading groups, conversation and vocabulary. Skype lessons available
Costs: Group lessons from $25; $65 at the bookshop, $75 from home
When: Lessons held Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays
Where: Online or 837 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
Contact: info@bilingualbookshop.com.au or call 0400 436 079