Annual Yarraville Festival brings Hellenism to Victoria

·

The heart of Melbourne’s Yarraville was once again transformed into the ultimate Hellenic festival on Sunday, March 17, with everything from delicious Greek food to the familiar music that helps brings Zorba dancing to life.

Initially postponed for a week due to the intense heat, the Yarraville Festival couldn’t be stopped over the weekend, with many turning up to enjoy the entertainment provided at the Greek Precinct.

yarraville festival
All photos: Jim Claven / Facebook.
yarraville festival

During the day, traditional rebetiko and Pontian music blasted through the air, alongside the healing sounds of the clarion with music from Northern Greece.

Zorba’s dance by Theodorakis featured, as well as musicians from Melbourne’s Demotika and Gkazi. Lambi Anastasidis on lyra, supported by his daughters Eleni and Parthena, was a magical performance for all to witness.

Eleni’s Kitchen and Bar, one of Melbourne’s Hellenic culinary institutions, provided their expertise in offering the best Greek delights. Many people also flocked to St Nicholas Church to get their favourite serving of loukoumades.

yarraville festival
yarraville festival

Jim Claven, Kathryn Gauci and John Martino also attended the festival to promote their books to the public. The Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Emmanuel Kakavelakis, and former Minister John Pandazopoulos stopped by to enjoy the event.

yarraville festival
yarraville festival
yarraville festival

President of the Yarraville Festival, Con Frescos, and his sister, Nikki, whose heritage stems from the Greek town of Kyparissia, always aim to do their best for the public as festival volunteers and encouraged others to get onboard next year.

“We are always looking for more people to get involved, it is such a blessing for us to be a part of,” Con Frescos told The Greek Herald.

Monument to migration - Mother's Day

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

More than 114,200 Greek diaspora voters register for European elections

Greece's Interior Ministry has revealed that more than 114,200 voters have registered for mail-in balloting in the EU Parliament elections.

Greek and Turkish delegations meet in Athens to ease longstanding tensions 

Greece and Turkey met in Athens on Monday as part of long-standing efforts to improve often tense relations between the two countries.

Olympiacos youth become first Greek team to win UEFA trophy

Olympiacos became the first club from Greece to win a UEFA trophy as they defeated AC Milan in the UEFA Youth League final in Nyon.

Honour your Greek mum this Mother’s Day on the National Monument to Migration

Honour your Greek mum this Mother’s Day on the National Monument to Migration. Find out how to register their name here.

Pan-Macedonian Association of NSW hold moving ceremony to honour Battle of Vevi fighters

The Pan-Macedonian Association of NSW held a moving ceremony at Hyde Park in Sydney to honour the Battle of Vevi fighters.

You May Also Like

Courtney Houssos MP responds to claims over conflict of interest with husband’s job

NSW Finance Minister, Courtney Houssos has accused a Liberal MP of sexism over questioning of her husband's role at a peak insurance lobby.

Greece will ask ICC to investigate possible war crimes in Mariupol 

Greece will ask the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged Russian war crimes in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Tsitsipas comments on tennis players concerns over Australian air quality

The reigning semifinalist at Australian Open 2020 Stefanos Tsitsipas has had deep runs in the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, had wins over the ‘Big Three’, attained...