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Estia Greek Festival 2023

The word Estia (Ἑστία) means "home" in Greek.

 

Estia was founded in 1994 with the main objectives to present the Greek-Australian culture, heritage and tradition to the broader Australian community. The first Estia was themed "two-cultures" which celebrated and demonstrated the integration of Greek and Australian cultures generally and within the Tasmanian context. 

Through many years of support from Tasmanians and the wider Greek Community we present the Festival for 2023 with generous support of our sponsors. We look forward to sharing another Estia with the people of Tasmania. 

Our 2023 Program

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Taverna Night

18 February 7-11:30pm
Hellenic House
65 Federal St, North Hobart

A night of Greek music, dancing and food.

As a part of the Estia Greek Festival Program for 2023 we present our iconic Taverna Night.

Featuring music from renown Greek musicians: 
Matthaio Gioannoulis
Kostas Aristopoulous
Xenia Verra
Giannis Sideris
Makis Aristopoulos

 

Tickets $80 per head including three course meal. 

Venue:
Hellenic House
65 Federal St, North Hobart

Tickets:
Anastasia - 0455 231 323
Mannolis - 0419 534 972

Wheelchair accessible.

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Lecture

The Parthenon Marbles: The White-Washing of History

 

22 February - 6PM
The Greek Club
65 Federal Street, North Hobart

Presented by Theodora Gianniotis

Abstract:
From the moment the Parthenon Marbles were removed - the dispute of their rightful ownership was instantaneous and became the worlds most famous cultural property dispute. The British Museum has maintained they are the worthy custodian of these items of world cultural significance. 

The talk will examine the infamous "whitewashing" of the marbles by the British Museum and present a breakdown of the years of damage under their custodianship. In comparison the talk will present the prototype work and research currently being undertaken in Greece, and how the separation of these pieces is impeding the understanding of one of the worlds most remarkable structures. 

Theodora will challenge the British Museum's "whitewashing" of facts that have convinced generations of Greeks they are not worthy to look after their own cultural heritage. The return of the Parthenon Marbles is imminent, and Theodora is confident it will happen in her lifetime. 

About:
Theodora Gianniotis is a lawyer specialising in planning and heritage who has completed a Master of Environmental Law at Sydney University. She runs her own legal and heritage consulting practices and is the International Office for the International Organising Committee of the Return of the Parthenon Marbles. In 2007 she organised the Parthenon Project (Sydney University), the biggest educational event on the Parthenon Restoration Project and the New Acropolis Museum to Leave Greece.

Venue:
Upstairs clubrooms (The Greek Club) 67 Federal St, North Hobart.

Price:
This event is free.

Accessibility:
Please note this venue is only accessible by stairs.

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Street Festival

26 February 10AM-4PM
65 Federal St, North Hobart

Our pinnacle event.

Estia is back! 

We bring you the yiayia-loving, octopus eating, souvlaki appreciating street festival we all know and love. 

Featuring entertainment for everyone - live music, face painting for the kids (or adults) and all your favourite Greek from Loukemades, octopus, souvlakia and gyros and sweets made by the incredibly dedicated women of the Greek Community.

Venue:

65 Federal Street, North Hobart 

Price:

Entry is free

 

Accessibility:

This event is accessible by wheelchair.

And yes there will be ouzo

Entry is free. 

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