Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Adelaide’s Hellenic festival, Odyssey, officially kicked off last week, celebrating the past 80 years of the Greek Orthodox community in South Australia. Over 300 people headed to Olympic Hallςς for the launch, including Premier Mike Rann and Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond. Event organiser Maria Foundas said the launch was “absolutely phenomenal”. “The older generation, were just blown away by what we’d done,” she said. Olympic Hall will be the hub of the festival, and features a photographic exhibition, A Journey through the Memories, and the finalists in the Odyssey Art Prize, themed Community Spirit. “During the festival it’s going to remain open from 12-6 every day, as what I’m calling, ‘the Odyssey Parthenion,’ so we’re encouraging everyone to come back to Olympic Hall and spend some time here,” she said. The festival runs until November 6 and includes lectures, a tour of a Byzantium church, an opera, and the 17th Greek Film Festival. Full details at: www.odysseyfestival.com.au.