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Opa! Perth Glendi Greek Festival gets new home at Elizabeth Quay

THE Perth Glendi Greek Festival has a new home this year at Elizabeth Quay on April 21 and 22.

The previous two festivals were held at Russell Square near the Greek Orthodox Church, with the last one held in 2016.

The two-day celebration of Hellenic culture includes Greek food, local and interstate Greek singers, musicians and dance groups, belly dancers, plate smashing, market stalls and children’s carnival rides.

Opa! Perth Glendi Greek Festival gets new home at Elizabeth QuayPhynia Anastas and Toula Palassis from The Greek Plate. Picture: Will Russell

Celebrity fourth generation Greek pastry chef George Diakomichalis, who heads a multi-award winning business in Adelaide, will return to host cooking demonstrations of desserts.

There will be an attempt to smash the Perth record for the largest Zorba Dance, with hopes more people will join in than the last attempt in 2016, which drew just under 2000 participants.

The festival will be on Saturday, April 21 from 3pm-10pm and Sunday, April 22 from 11am- 8pm.

Entry is $2, with children under 12 free.

Go to www.perthglendi.com.au.

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