4th Greek Business and Art Festival

The Hellenic Community of Ireland with the support of EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum proudly presents the “4th Greek Business and Arts Festival”. The festival will take place in CHQ, 1 Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1 on Sunday 23rd February 2020 from 11:00 to 16:00. We also invite everyone to participate in two Greek traditions: the Gaitanaki (Carnival dance) and the cutting of the Vasilopita (St Basil’s cake).   All visitors to the 4th Greek Business and Arts festival are eligible for a 50% discount on the EPIC museum ticket. Admission is free – please reserve you ticket here  All visitors to 4th Greek Business and Arts festival are eligible for 50% discount on EPIC museum ticket. Discount coupons will be available on-site. Will be exhibiting:
  • Kosta’s Olive Oil Olive oil, honey, olives etc from Crete  link  
  • Kyriaki’s Icon’s and Crafts Traditional Byzantine Icons link  
  • Altheae Α brand new business venture providing luxurious, natural and unique scents. Essential oils originating from Greece and Ireland, combined with eco-friendly soy wax, are poured into elegant natural marble jars. Stylish handmade natural soaps for your body and face, created to bring back Mother Nature’s purest ingredients. link  
  • Christos Mouzeviris Painting and Photography link  
  • Leon Wooden Jewellery Hand made wooden jewellery, 100% eco friendly link  
  • Consultus Consultus can provide all services to meet your financial information requirements, whilst also offering business advisory services to ensure that your business grows effectively and your personal assets are protected. link  
  • Ambrosia Greek Snacks Catering Business. Greek Recipes home made in Ireland with local ingredients. link  
  • Seagull Calligraphy – Maria Genitsariou Artistic calligraphy, based on historical Greek scripts and illumination techniques. link  
  • Lafkadio Hearn Historical Center In the Lafcadio Hearn Historical Centre, situated in the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Lefkada (in the Ionian Islands), visitors can explore the milestones in the extraordinary life of Lafcadio Hearn with the help of texts, photographs, exhibits and audiovisual applications. The open mind of Hearn’s writings, lectures and tales brings to life the cultures of Europe, the USA and Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. link  
  • The Soul of Crete Produces and supplies tahini, as well as importing and supplying extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, seasonal mixes, tapenades, sauces and honey. link  
  • Fondas Miniatures The tiny world by Fondas link  
  • Giorgia Food Business Dry food imported from Greece link  
  • Yeeros Souvlaki Bar link   
  • Konstantinos Epoimenidis is an academic and fine art photographer building a production company in photography that is inclusive of other mediums as well. His current work is inspired by both Greece and Ireland, mainly focussing on Nature. He holds a BA and an MFA in Digital Media and Photography from the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Visual Studies Workshop, respectively. He has worked extensively as a commercial photographer and taught photography and art both as a lecturer in different colleges and as the head of the Art Department in a College in Greece. link  
  • Colenso Books Publish books in the field of literature with a focus on translations from Greek. link  
  • The Hair Trolley Project – Dimitra Panagopoulou Freelance hairdresser, with 17 years of experience, currently working on the move. I specialise in all aspects of hairdressing, including men’s and children’s. link  
  • Irish Hellenic Society The Irish Hellenic Society, founded in 1962, aims to develop social and cultural relations between Irish and Greek people. We welcome new members. link  
  • New Lines Travel National and international transporting – bus routes from Greece to Europe link  
  • Bolton Trust Bolton Trust runs training and support programmes to help entrepreneurs start new businesses and break barriers to successful growth. link
On stage performances include:
  • Santiago Quadri Performing with Vasilis Drakakis and Eirini Lagoudaki Greek folk songs.link  
  • iordAnis Music Music Composer & Songwriter link  
  • Joanne Harding Joanne Harding is a professional, classically trained soprano. She has a Masters in Performance, from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, specialising in Voice, and a Bachelor in Music Education from Trinity College and the Technological University, Dublin. She has worked and travelled in concert performances both at home and abroad in Europe and America. She loves to share the sacredness of music and performance, which she believes has the power to uplift, heal and bring joy. link  
  • Thessalian Youth Union of Europe The Dance Group of the Thessalian Youth Union of Europe will perform Greek traditional dances from Thessaly. link
The previous festivals were held in the Chester Beatty Library (2017), the United Arts Club (2018) and the EPIC Museum (2019).   The scope of the Greek Business and Arts Festival The Hellenic Community of Ireland is composed of people with Greek and Cypriot origin and their families as well as the philellenes in Ireland.The Hellenic Community of Ireland consists of people of Greek and Cypriot origin and their families as well as Philhellenes in Ireland. Its purpose is to:
  • ·Network Greek and Cypriot artists residing in Ireland
  • ·Network businesses by Greeks and Cypriots residing in Ireland
  • ·Bring both categories to the public eye
It aims to support and promote Greek and Cypriot artists and business people and to enhance the cultural and economic ties between Greece, Cyprus and Ireland: ancient but vibrant cultures at the extremities of Europe.