What’s On 1 October – 8 October – Neos Kosmos

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VIRTUAL SEMINAR: FROM THE PHASIS TO THE PILLARS OF HERACLES
Associate Professor Lieve Donnellan will be presenting a lecture Greek overseas “colonisation” and how the use of new methods continues to shed light on the phenomenon of rapid spreading of Greek settlement and migration in the 8th-6th centuries BCE. Before joining the University of Melbourne as Lecturer in Classical Greek Archaeology, Prof Donnellan was Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at Aarhus University in Denmark.
When: 1 October, 7:00pm AEST
Where: Zoom and Facebook Live
Info: Greek Community of Melbourne Facebook page

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

RE-IMAGINE: WHAT NEXT?
The Australia Council for the Arts invites the community to a series of town hall meetings, to discuss the questions: What do we want the arts and cultural industries to look like in 2030 and how do we get there? A discussion paper has been published by the Council on their website asking communities and artists to take part in future planning.
When: 2 October
Where: To Be Announced on the website below
Info: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/programs-and-resources/re-imagine-what-next/

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

FREE ONLINE COMMUNITY CONCERT
Communities’ Council on Ethnic Issues will be hosting an online community concert for people of all ages. Working with community groups the concert will include a variety of music, song and dance performances. Special guest artist Dallas Cosmas will be joining the line-up at the final CCOEI virtual concert on 18 October.
When: 4 & 18 October, 6:30pm
Where: Facebook Live
Info: Visit CCOEI’s Facebook Page

VIRTUAL OPEN LECTURE: FAMINE AND DEATH IN OCCUPIED GREECE: A RE-APPRAISAL
The Greek Community of Melbourne continues hosting their cultural and historical seminars. This presentation by Modern European History professor Violetta Hionidou, will explore the reasons the famine occurred, the spatial and temporal variations of the famine but also the coping mechanisms that the population devised in order to survive.
When: 8 October, 7:00pm
Where: Virtual on Facebook Live
Info: Visit the Greek Community of Melbourne Facebook page

VIRTUAL OPEN LECTURE: IN SEARCH FOR THE LOST GREEK INFINITIVE IN ANATOLIA 
In this lecture hosted by the Greek Community of Melbourne, Reader in Spanish and Historical Linguistics Dr Ioanna Sitaridou
will discuss the evolution of Pontic Greek within the broader context of Asia Minor Greek and in relation to the emergence of other Modern Greek dialects.
When: 15 October, 7:00pm
Where: Zoom and Facebook Live
Info: Visit the Greek Community of Melbourne Facebook page

VIRTUAL OPEN LECTURE: MEMORY MAPPING AND THE HISTORIC GREEK COMMUNITIES OF ISTANBUL 
Leverhulme Research Fellow Dr Gönül Bozoğlu will delve into the ongoing work with communities whose cultural memory fall outside of official heritage practice. The historic ‘Rum’ (Greek-speaking) population of Istanbul lives with a hostile history and so the research involved walking, talking, filming and recording with community members to explore and map their memories, building an online resource.
When: 22 October, 7:00pm
Where: Zoom and Facebook Live
Info: Visit the Greek Community of Melbourne Facebook 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, 7:30pm
Where: Facebook Live
Info: HACCI Facebook event page