AFTER a sensational success last year, the Perth Glendi Greek Festival will return on Sunday.
In 2015 the Hellenic community of WA expected 10,000 people to attend but a crowd twice that size turned up to enjoy the event.
The community will once again present Glendi at Russell Square, running from 11am to 8pm.
The festival will be a day of Hellenic culture, music, dance and food, featuring mouth-watering savoury food and sweets, traditional Greek dancing including plate smashing, pop-up bars, cooking demonstrations, market stalls, a children’s fun fair and more.
There will also be Perth’s largest ever Zorba dance – 10,000-strong – in an effort to break the world record.
Funds raised from the Zorba dance will be donated to a charity called ‘Ability Centre’ which provides support services to people with Cerebral Palsy.
In addition to two live bands, Glendi will feature local bouzouki virtuoso Anastasi, a 13 year-old musical prodigy.
Perth chef Peter Manifis and South Australian pastry chef/TV presenter George Diakomichalis will be showcasing their talents and hosting cooking demonstrations throughout the day.
A team have been baking up a storm at the community hall to ensure there are enough traditional Greek sweet treats on offer. They will also be holding cooking demonstrations throughout the festival and launching their first ever cookbook titled From our Greek Kitchen to Yours.