What’s On 4 September – 10 September – Neos Kosmos

ONLINE

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

VIRTUAL OPEN LECTURE: KEROUAC AND THE GREEK CONNECTION
Greek-born poet, translator and researcher George Mouratidis will host a lecture as part of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s ongoing Greek history and culture seminars. Mr Mouratidis will delve into the novels of Jack Kerouac and how – growing up in the working-class French-Canadian and Greek migrant community of Lowell, Massachusetts – for him served as a key counterpoint to the open road and urban bohemias for which he is most celebrated.
When: 10 September 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom
Info: Visit the Greek Community of Melbourne Facebook 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

SINGING WORKSHOP WITH ELSA MOURATIDOU
Greek Fringe is thrilled to host an online singing workshop with renowned vocalist from Greece Elsa Mouratidou. This workshop will be held on zoom and is open to a limited number of participants. Τhe workshop’s theme will be women who break the stereotypes of “proper” mothers, daughters or wives in Greek folk music and no prior knowledge is required to join in.
When: Every Tuesday evening from 6 October – 27 October
Where: Zoom
Cost: $40 for 4 sessions throughout the month of October
Info: Greek Fringe Facebook event page

THE HACCI AWARDS 2020 (HELLENIC AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY)
The HACCI Awards  are recognised as the premier business and community awards for the Hellenic Australian community that acknowledge and reward organisations and individuals that have achieved excellence in distinct areas of endeavour. This year HACCI, will transform its annual Excellence Awards Gala Ball to a digital live event to continue honouring and inspiring members of the community. Nominations are now open here.
When: 19 November, 7:30 pm
Where: Facebook Live
Info: HACCI Facebook event page

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

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