Welcome to FESTIVAL HELLENIKA, Adelaide’s annual multi disciplinary arts festival dedicated to the maintenance, development, promotion and celebration of Hellenic links in the Arts, and their rich and diverse Australian manifestations.

Formerly known as The Greek Cultural Month, the Festival is facilitated, coordinated and presented by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month Inc (SACGCM).

FESTIVAL HELLENIKA is part of a continuing and inspiring journey of exploration that has so enriched the Australian society, in that our activities act to broaden horizons, break down stereotypes, build links and foster greater harmony and understanding.

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Rebetika – The Greek Blues Concert

Music / Μουσική βραδιά

Presented by the Rebetiko Project.

After a stellar show in 2017 and an overwhelming appreciation by the audience, Rebetiko Project return with an additional concert. This concert will showcase an extended program of the best rebetika by artists such as Tsitsanis, Vamvakaris, Papaioannou, Bellou and many more.
The ensemble promises to deliver the true authentic sound of the Rebetiko era featuring instruments such as six string bouzouki, tsoura, baglama and oud.

Date
Friday 27 April @ 7.30pm
Where
Thebarton Community Centre Corner South Rd & Ashwin Pde TORREΝSVILLE SA 5031
Tickets
$25
Bookings
www.trybooking.com/TDMB or George 0400737483

The Teaching and Learning Process of the Socratic Dialectical Method

Talk (in English) / Ομιλία

Presented by Chrysoula Melissinaki.

Should the Socratic Dialectical Method known as Maieutic be embraced by Australian teaching curricula? The most important issue that emerges in this discussion about Maieutic is to notice and define any necessity and function of maieutic pedagogy in the educational system. The final conclusions in this argument will be drawn, after investigating the question about what the learning outcomes will be, arising from each teaching stance.

Date
Wednesday 2 May @ 7pm
Where
Greeks of Egypt and Middle East Society Hall, 56 Richmond Road KESWICK SA 5035
Tickets
NA
Bookings
NA

Greek Dowry Contracts (Proikosymphona) and Their Importance in Family History Research

Talk (in English) / Ομιλία

Presented by the Ellin Corporation on behalf of SACGCM Inc.

Dowry contracts have a long history in the development of various cultures in the world. Dowry contracts (proikosymphona) are a form of document of particular interest to genealogists and family historians because of their direct link with the institutions of marriage and of the dowry. Dowries are notarial deeds which document formal recognition of dowries and uphold their validity in any legal (or matrimonial) dispute. The dowry contract document itself is a rich source of valuable family history information especially about the betrothed couple and their respective families and also the witnesses, and not forgetting the public notary himself.

Date
Wednesday 9 May @ 7pm
Where
Greeks of Egypt and Middle East Society Hall, 56 Richmond Road KESWICK SA 5035
Tickets
N/A
Bookings
RSVP to Spiros Sarris 0404 145 455 or email: spiross@adam.com.au OR spiros@ellin.com.au

A Taste of Evia

Forum / Exhibition / Έκθεση

Presented by the Evian Community

You are cordially invited to an afternoon of informal interaction, fun and information, celebrating Greece's second largest island.
SESSION 1: 1.30pm-2.30pm: COOKING: by demonstration, hands-on experience, and tasting the end product, learn the art and technique of making γκόγκλιες (goglies), a rustic hand-made Evian pasta, made from scratch. Facilitated by one of our dearly loved Evian matriarchs, Mrs Maria Paleologos.

SESSION 2: 2.45-3.15: DANCING: led by experienced Greek Dance School teacher, of Evian heritage, Ms. Emmie Karagiannis. Em will introduce us to the traditional Southern Evian dance, the 'Kavadoritiko'. Work off the goglies, and have fun with this, as well as a few other Greek dances.

SESSION 3: 3.30pm-4 pm: LISTENING TO A TALK (in the Greek language), entitled, 'Ένας περίπατος στην Εύβοια', by Adelaide's highly respected Mr. Dino Grous. Mr. Grous will share his comprehensive knowledge and include personal anecdotes about his first homeland.

Date
Saturday 19 May @1.30pm onwards
Where
Evian House, 78a Woodville Rd. WOODVILLE, SA 5011
Tickets
Donation on entry
Bookings
Essential to Athina 0427984914

Greek Australian Women’s Love Poetry: A Secret History

Talk (in English) / Ομιλία

Presented by Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia (SA) Incorporated.

Presented in conjunction with the SA History Festival, Konstandina Dounis from La Trobe University will unravel the various facets of love, romantic and otherwise of Greek Australian women’s experiences as encapsulated in the colourful tapestry of poetry and prose emanating from first-, second- and third-generation women.
Not only is their story absent from official and mainstream Australian histories but also from those community-based minority histories written from and about the Greek Diaspora. By contrast, Greek-Australian women’s literary writings entail a rich wealth of information on a seemingly endless array of topics and concerns.
Konstandina Dounis’ meticulous research will reveal the stories of these remarkable women as surprising as they are deeply moving. Come and share your stories with us and enjoy some coffee and cake.

Date
Sunday 20 Μay @ 2pm
Where
North Adelaide Community Centre 176 Tynte St NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
Tickets
Gold coin donation
Bookings
N/A

Bouzouki – Where it all began!

Talk (in English) / Ομιλία

Presented by SACGCM

A presentation by George Grifsas on the bouzouki and it’s evolution in Adelaide. The talk will recount the Greek migrant musicians who first brought the bouzouki to Adelaide, their history and how these experiences transformed the style and aesthetic of contemporary performance and composition of bouzouki music in Adelaide today.
Following this presentation, George Stasinopoulos will delve into the construction of the Greek Bouzouki and share a wealth of knowledge that he has learnt in his 20 years of building the finest handcrafted bouzoukia right here in Adelaide. George will be available to answer all your questions at the end of his presentation. In the last part of the evening a short performance will be held to show the bouzouki placed in other styles and settings performed in Adelaide.

Date
Sunday 27 May @ 2.30pm
Where
North Adelaide Community Centre 176 Tynte St, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
Tickets
Admission Free
Bookings
NA

Meraki Music and Friends

Music / Μουσική βραδιά

Presented by Meraki Music in association with the Pan-Macedonian Federation of SA.

An evening of paradosiaka, traditional Greek music, with Meraki Music and Friends.Music and songs of love and celebration performed in a traditional style. Greek urban popular music (smyrneika, rebetika, laika), Greek island music (nisiotika) and Greek folk music (dimotika).
Michael Tyllis (vocals, oud, bouzouki), Polixeni Arabatzis (vocals), Nick Arabatzis (vocals, bouzouki), Mary Raptis (violin), Steve Papadopoulos (guitar), Paul Jankovic (double bass), Demeter Tsounis (piano, baglamas, toumberleki).

Date
Saturday 9 June – Doors open @ 6.30pm. Programme 7.30pm – 11.00pm
Where
Hellenic Macedonian Greek Cultural Centre, 94 Henley Beach Rd, MILE END SA 5031
Tickets
$25 (free admission 12 years and under)
Bookings
0410 765 942

The Gods of Strangers

Theatre / θέατρο

A state theatre company production presented in association with Playwriting Australia By Elena Carapetis

Date
14/11-17/11

Bouzouki Boys

Music / Μουσική βραδιά

Presented by Con Dalagiorgos school of music

Date
Date: TBC
Where
St Basil's Croydon Park
Tickets
TBC
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