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Ioannas Liakakou’s book launch

On Sunday 12th October 2014, Ioannna Liakakou launched her latest poetry collection, «...της μοναξιάς και της αγρύπνιας...» at the Pontian Community of Melbourne, 345 Victoria St., Brunswick. The book was launched by writer and poet, Mrs Andrea Garivaldis. Launching...

Launch of ‘Antipodes’ and Literary Competition Results 2014

On Sunday 5th October, the Greek –Australian Cultural League (GACL) presented the periodical “Antipodes” vol. 60 and announced the annual Literary Competition results for 2014. This took place in the wonderful atmosphere of the refurbished hall belonging to the...

Launch of periodical ‘Antipodes’ 2014

On Sunday,  5th October 2014, at 3.00 pm, at the Panarkadian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, “O Kolokotronis” building, 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne (2nd floor) the Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne will launch the periodical “Antipodes”...

The launching of Dina Amanatides poetry collections

Two poetry collections of Dina Amanatides, “Fragile World” and “Burning Experiences”, were recently launched at the Panarcadian Association of Melbourne “O Kolokotronis”. The books were officially launched by the journalist and writer, Vivienne Morris. This...

‘Blessings, Curses and Exorcisms’ – Jim Saltis new book

E.E.A.M.A. in collaboration with the Greek-Australian Cultural League launched Jim Saltis’ book "Blessings, Curses and Exorcisms", on Sunday 31st August, 2014, 3.00pm, at the Stars International reception centre, 1C Bell Street, Preston. The book was presented by the...

Jim Saltis’ book launch

E.E.A.M.A. in collaboration with the Greek-Australian Cultural League invite you to Jim Saltis’ book launch of  “Blessings, Curses and Exorcisms, on Sunday 31st August, 2014, 3.00pm, at the Stars International reception centre, 1C Bell Street, Preston. The book will...

Αn art show dedicated to our first generation

The Greek-Australian Cultural League invites the community to attend an art show dedicated to our first generation Greek Australians. This is a rare opportunity to showcase the hidden talent within our senior community.  Opening night will be on Friday 29th August,...

The opening of the «Antipodean Palette» 2014

Once again with great success the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne was proud to present its annual art event, «Antipodean Palette» 2014. Opening night οn 22nd May attracted many visitors who came to view the range of works on display. These include...

The ‘Metamorphosis’ poetry reading

On Sunday 25th May, 2014, the Greek-Cultural League hosted the “metamorphosis” poetry event at the Steps Gallery, an event which turned out to be a great success. With a pertinentlycontemporary orientation, the theme of transformation created a collective dialogue...

The new GACL website gacl.com.au

The updated and modernized GACL website with the latest applications and adaptations will be up (beta version) and running as of 10  May. Please support us in our latest venture by going onto our facebook page (facebook.com/gaclmelbourne) and twitter...

GACL News – Newsletter No 2 (May 2014)

Dear Members, a number of you have already attended many of the successful functions organized by our League since the start of the year 2014. With our second Newsletter we wish to inform you in advance of subsequent functions to give you the opportunity to organize...

Flames in the Water Tears in the Sea

On Sunday 17th May at 3.00 pm., Dr Con Aroney will launch his book Flames in the Water Tears in the Sea, a powerful historical novel about one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century, at the Pontian Community of Melbourne, 345 Victoria St., Brunswick. The book...

The 4th Annual Art Exhibition ‘Antipodean Palette 2014’

The Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne is hosting its 4th annual art exhibition, ‘Antipodean Palette 2014.’ The exhibition aims to support visual arts in the community by showcasing the works of 12 practicing artists in a variety of media. Artists...

New members to the Administrative Committee

We are delighted to welcome to the Administrative Committee two new valuable members- Theo Mantalvanos and Mary Raphael who with interest and enthusiasm agreed to offer their invaluable experience and knowledge to the League. We wish them both the very...

Next October the new edition of the ‘Antipodes’ periodical

The 60th Volume of the literary periodical «ANTIPODES» will be launched the 5th of October 2014. Τhis issue will publish works submitted by its members, such as poems, short stories, studies, essays, book reviews and οther literary works, in Greek and English....

Literary Competition 2014

The GACLM, once again, organises the annual Literary Competition whose results will be announced during the launch of this year’s “Antipodes” periodical, Volume 60. The competition includes works written in the Greek or English language in the following categories:...

“Some Truths” by Litsa Nikolopoulou-Gogas

Litsa’s book, titled “Some Truths” is autobiographical and  divided into two parts, the first covers the period from when Litsa was young-during and after the second world war and the second part refers to her migration to Australia in 1956 till today. This is Litsa’s...

Stathis Raftopoulos

Ten years have already flown by since the passing (5/10/2003) of a multi-talented man, a popular poet, a skillful artist, a true friend, a fervent supporter and above all an exceptional human being. Stathis Raftopoulos may not be physically with us today but his...

Antipodes Periodical Turns Forty

On Sunday 6 October 2013, the Greek–Australian Cultural League (GACL) launched  the periodical Antipodes vol. 59 and announced the annual literary competition results. In the presence of Mrs Eleni Lianidou, the Consul General for Greece; Mr Kyriakos Amanatides,...

Antipodes 2013 Launch & Competition Results

On Sunday, 6th October 2013, at 3.00 pm, at the Panarcadian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, “O Kolokotronis” building, 570 Victoria St., North Melbourne (2nd floor) the Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne will launch the periodical “Antipodes” Vol.59,...

Launch of Kalymnios Three Poetry Collections

On Sunday 8th September, at 3.00 pm, the GACL, the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria and the Hellenic Writers Association of Australia, will launch Kostas Kalymnios three new poetry collections Anisixasmos, Plektani and Kelifospastis at the...

David Messineo: The Time Machine

On Friday 9th August 2013, the Greek Australian Cultural League will be introducing American publisher and poet David Messineo to the Australian audience. David, the author of eight poetry collections, will recite selected works from his recently published...

Anastasia Liveriadis: The Lace Tablecloth

This is a well-inspired and pleasingly narrated novel unfolded in 17 Chapters; most of the set narrating stages are being build up in the war and tragedy-stricken Greece (ten chapters), two aboard Italian steamship Aurelia and five in Australia. The main narration of...

The Launch of the Antipodean Palette 2013

The Launch of the Antipodean Palette 2013 was a grand success last night. Immersed in folkloristic tunes and Hellenic themes, visitors to the art exhibition were transported to other times and realms by the twelve Greek-Australian artists whose awe-inspiring works...

Songs Sung Against the Silence

As part of the Antipodean Palette 2013, art exhibition, the Greek-Australian Cultural League will be organizing on an afternoon of bi-lingual poetic compositions in its plight to promote the written word. This program will feature select works from nine contemporary...

The Triumph of Tragedy

The Triumph of Tragedy is the story of Vakkina and her struggle to achieve her dreams to be a painter and to own her own business. Following her from Greece to Melbourne in 1956,   The Triumph of Tragedy  is the story of one woman’s struggle to overcome whatever fate...

Antipodean Palette 2013

The Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne (GACLM) is hosting its 3rd annual art exhibition, Antipodean Palette 2013. The exhibition aims to support visual arts in the community and to foster a spirit of cooperation amongst artists from various disciplines....

«Αναμνήσεις Νοσταλγίες Επιθυμίες» της Χωματοπούλου

Την περασμένη Κυριακή 17 Μαρτίου 2013, έγινε η παρουσίαση του νέου βιβλίου της Αργυρούλας Ζήφου Χωματοπούλου με τίτλο: «Αναμνήσεις Νοσταλγίες Επιθυμίες», στο κτήριο της Ποντιακής Κοινότητας στο Μπράνσγουϊκ. Τη λογοτεχνική αυτή εκδήλωση οργάνωσε με πολλή επιτυχία ο...