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Cats of Syros

Cats (of Syros). The Netflix Documentary.

The celebrity cats of Syros are set to star in a Netflix documentary. Due for release early next year, the documentary tells the heartwarming story of ‘God’s Little People’ cat rescue, established by a couple striving to “show the world that animals count and that the way we treat them reflects something of our own humanity.”

Polysporia

Greece’s traditional day for cooking Polysporia

November 21 is traditionally a day where every Mama & Yiayia in many Greek villages are on a mission, gathering as many Polysporia (legumes) as possible – including all types of beans, corn, peas, wheat, and lentils and cook all the seeds together for a big family feast.

Greek sculptures venus de milo

Four of the finest Ancient Greek sculptures kept in museums away from their motherland

The movement to return the Parthenon marbles to their motherland was started in the 1980s. But it is not just the Elgin marbles that have been removed from Greece. Some of the most magnificent Greek sculptures ever created are in fact located in various museums around the world, proudly representing the country in which they were born.

Effy Alexakis

Photographer Effy Alexakis to exhibit in Athens: Greek-Australians: In Their Own Image

Renowned Greek Australian documentary photographer is to present her photographic exhibition Greek Australians: In Their Own Image, featuring select works that capture the depth and diversity of Australia’s Greek presence through moving individual migration stories that resonate.

Pisti

Handcrafted by Pisti: Greek cultural gift store

Made with love and guided by faith, the beautiful creations of Pisti are meaningful cultural gifts that are custom-made by inspiring 23 year old Greek-Australian artist Georgia Xirocostas.

Cinebur

Cinebur: The Greek-Cypriot platform changing the way we enjoy cinema

Created by Greek-Egyptian Doddi El-gabry and Cypriots Vasilia Kouppanou and Adrian Coutsoftides, Cinebur is an app like Airbnb that is designed to helps moviegoers find film screenings at unique locations from boutiques and hotels, to wineries, schools and art studios. We talk to Cinebur’s Director who leaves a special message for Greece & Cyprus..

Greek lessons by St Basil's

Free Greek lessons to improve quality of life for our aged care seniors

Recognising how fundamental culture is to our lives, St Basil’s NSW & ACT has been offering Greek lessons in cooperation with Modern Greek Studies Program of Macquarie University for non-Greek speaking staff designed to improve the quality of life for seniors in its care.