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PERTH GREEK FESTIVAL Greece enlightening


The Perth Greek Festival is a major celebration of Greek culture and its influence on Perth, kicking off this week and running from October 19 to 28. For nine full days of cultural celebration and fun the festival will celebrate the diversity of the different Greek community groups within WA’s Hellenic community and focuses on sharing Greek culture with the people of Perth
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Events will showcase Greek cultural traditions and provide first-hand experiences for everyone, while also exploring commonalities with other cultural groups and the wider Perth community. The festival will also bring together people from across the Greek diaspora to celebrate and share with each other and the wider community. The Festival culminates with the Perth Greek Festival Day which will take over Russell Square in Northbridge on Saturday, October 26 from 11am-10pm.

Expect market stalls, food, pop-up bars, roving entertainment, cardboard chariot races with Boxopolis, cooking workshops and performances from international artists. Other festival highlights include the Greek Heritage Walking Tour with a renowned Perth historian Dr John Yiannakis profiling the Greek people, businesses and the cultural history of North Perth and Northbridge. Also Greek Kitchen Masterclass, where food philosopher, Yianni Stamatiou, guides you through traditional Greek recipes from old favourites to some of the lesser known staples of the Greek kitchen.

Greek Movie Night celebrates Greece’s proud history in cinema and they are even presenting a FREE screening of the award winning film A Touch of Spice at the Northbridge Piazza. And The Jews of Greece, Then and Now Photographic Exhibition is a remarkable insight into the life of Romaniote Jews and the smaller groups of Ashkenazi Jews of Europe who make up the Greek-Jewish community. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Council.

The Perth Greek Festival takes place October 19 to 28 at various locations around Perth. Tickets available from www.eventbrite.com.

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