Victoria's Pontian and Cretan communities have been strong supporters of our Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial projects. This is in recognition of the role of Hellenes from Asia Minor and Crete who fought alongside the Anzac's and Allies at Gallipoli - as well as in support of the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign.
Support these Major Commemorative Projects
The following cultural event brings together the best of Melbourne's Pontian and Cretan music to support two new great commemorative initiatives.
All proceeds from the event are going towards making the proposed Major George Treloar Memorial in Ballarat a reality and to assist with the 150th anniversary of Crete's Arkadi Monastery.
Australia's Major George Treloar, a brave WW1 soldier, assisted over 100,000 christian refugees in Greece who had fled their homes in Asia Minor in the former Ottoman Empire in 1922/23. The Memorial will be the first significant recognition for GeorgeTreloar's humanitarian efforts in Australia.
A Unique Cultural Event
The Pancretan Association of Melbourne together with the Central Pontian Association (Pontiaki Estia) are hosting a music and dance concert titled: “The Lyres of Greece”.
The concert will include the regions of Greece and in particular Crete, Pontos, Drama and Constantinople. International Artists include Serafim Marmaridis from Thessaloniki and Grigoris Paragioudakis from Crete, together with local artists Sifis Tsourdalakis (Cretan Lyra & Vocals), Giorgos Sevastopoulos (Pontian Lyra), George Kyriakidis (Lyra Dramas), Patrick Montgommery ( Politiki Lyra ), Kostas Kirkotsios (Guitar), Sofia Karagianidou (Vocals), Giorgos Athanasakos (Oud), Dimitris Tzombanopoulos (Percussion), Stefanos Eleftheriadis (Drums).
The Dance Groups that will showcase the regions include Pontiaki Estia, Pancretan, Florina Aristotelis and Periklis.
When: The concert will take commence at 5pm, Sunday 10th July
Where: The Christine Strachan Theatre, Bakers Road, South Oakleigh.
Tickets: Only $30
To book your ticket please contact Mr. Tony Tsourdalakis on 0419 856 736 or Litsa Athanasiadis on 0421 804 968.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee