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Greece, the women of the revolution

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With a catchy and original title, the No, I am not washing your dirty plate Arts Festival will host its fourth event this month after a successful collaboration with the Melbourne Fringe Festival in November 2020. The festival, to date, has featured and paid over 40 artists.

The event aims to unite women and non-binary creatives from the southern-European diaspora with their homelands, and will this time turn its attention the bicentenary of the Greek revolution with the event Greece: The women of the revolution.

What would the Greek revolution look like if women initiated and organised it? The event will feature poetry, theatre and music from around the world to commemorate the bicentenary of the Greek revolution and to shout about the feminist revolution taking place in Greece today.

The artist line-up includes Katerina Cosgrove, Petr Malapanis, Mary Chydiriotis, MJ Hughes and Koraly Dimitriadis from Australia, Anna Griva, Krystalli Glyniadakis, Katerina Iliopoulou, Valia Tsirigoti and Antigoni Katsouri from Greece, Georgia Kolias from the USA, Erato Ioannou from Cyprus and Angela Dimitrakaki and Natalie Katsou.

“I was approached by a Greek man in the community who noticed that the bicentenary celebrations in Australia did not seem to include many female voices,” festival creator Koraly Dimitraidis says. “I saw this as an opportunity to reimagine the event and to link it to the #metoo movement currently happening in Greece and Cyprus which is also having an impact on the diaspora who are often lagging behind. I asked for donations from men only. I received enough to host the event but was surprised that only a handful donated. It just shows you that men do not want to give up their power.”

The event will take place live over zoom on Sunday March 28 at 11am in Cyprus. There will be a limited open mic at the end. Most of this event will be in English and it will be live captioned. The event will allow only 100 participants on zoom (including the artists and open mic participants), and the audience will be able to chat online with artists and each other via group text chat during the event. A YouTube link will also be available for ticket holders for two weeks to watch a replay. Stay up to date with the event on Facebook (Greece: The women of the revolution).


Greece: The women of the revolution

Event by the Dirty Plate Festival with live poetry, theatre and music by women and non-binary creatives from around the world to commemorate the bicentenary of the Greek revolution. March 28. 11am Cyprus time. Via Zoom. Tickets can be purchased on Contact: [email protected]

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