Pafos! European Capital of Culture 2017! Programme of events October.

19/09/2017
Pafos! European Capital of Culture 2017!

Programme of events October  2017

Ongoing Exhibitions | Terra Mediterranean: In Action
10:00 — 19:00
Σπηλιά της Φάμπρικας
Fabrica’s Cave, Pafos Opening: 8 April 2017, 11:00 Duration: 8 April – 25 November 2017,  10:00- 19:00 Installation: Chiharu Shiota *Α collaboration between European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 and the EU-Japan Fest Committee Free Entrance Pafos Medieval Castle Opening: 8 April 2017, 12:00 Duration: 8 April – 25 November 2017 Opening hours: Winter (16 September – 15 April) – Sunday: 08:30 – 17:00 &  Summer (16 April – 15 September) Monday – Sunday: 08:30 – 19:30 Participating artists and theorists:…

01 Oct 
Zentralkapelle & Windkraft band
20:00 — 22:00
Πλατεία Κάστρου
The music ensembles Zentralkapelle (Berlin) and Windkraft Band (Cyprus) come together in a musical celebration. The two bands played together for the first time in Cyprus in October 2015. After working together in Berlin, they made another appearance in Cyprus in July 2016. Now for the third time, the bands will excite their audience with a rich music programme including sounds from Blasmusik, funk and pop songs, Latin and traditional dances, in an effort to bring people closer through music.…

02Oct
Travellers from Australia
All Day
Palia Ilektriki
Groups of archaeologists from the University of Sydney have been carrying out excavations in Cyprus for the past decades, bringing to light the Hellenistic-Roman theatre of Nea Pafos. This is the most ancient theatre in Cyprus which was in use from 300 BC until earthquakes led to its ruin in 365 AD. With this landmark location of antiquity as their starting point, architects and artists have worked together in compiling a collection of accurate copies, art books and photographs of…

02 Oct
Zentralkapelle in Lemona
18:00 — 20:00
Λεμώνα
The music ensemble Zentralkapell (Berlin), is coming in Cyprus for a musical celebration. A day after Zentralkapell & Windcraft’s performance in Pafos the German band will be playing in Lemona Village. Zentralkapelle aims to excite their audience with a rich music programme including sounds from Blasmusik, funk and pop songs, Latin & traditional dances, in an attempt to bring people closer through music. * The German band Zentralkapelle will appear also on Sunday  1st of October at Pafos Castle Square at 8pm with the Cypriot band Windcraft.

 
04 Oct
The world of the Karagiozis
10:00 — 15:00
Ibrahim’s Khan
The famous Christodoulos Paphios, grandson of the legendary shadow theatre puppeteer Paphios, will offer a workshop on how the figures used for the theatre of shadows are made and present a series of performances. Primary school children and their teachers will be shown how to make figures such as Karagiozis/Karagöz (central figure of Cypriot, Greek, and Turkish theatre of shadows) and they will get to learn all the secrets of this traditional craft. The adventures of Karagiozis, his misfortunes and…

 
04 Oct 
Whose Karagiozis is this?
16:00 — 19:00
Ibrahim’s Khan
Karagiozis (Karagöz) is a central figure in the theatre of shadows in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and recognised by the UNESCO as intangible world heritage. The performances featuring the figures of Karagiozis and Hatziavatis (Hacivat) and the rest of the classical repertoire of characters was a very popular form of entertainment, with many creators actually contributing to enriching this art form over the centuries and keeping it alive. This programme includes presentations, exhibitions and performances on the theatre of shadows…

 
06Oct 
Stone and Sea
09:00 — 15:00
Municipal Gallery Pafos
Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot photographers and poets come together and produce work with stone and sea as their points of reference, with both elements being of paramount importance in Cypriot identity and culture. The project combines a path through deeply rooted stones, statues and shells found at the coastline with the sea and its cultural value as a place of happiness and open to diversity. Dr. Nandia Stylianou, is responsible for the general concept and planning of the project,…

 
07Oct
Ikebana
00:00 — 23:59
Town centre
Ikebana is a Japanese art based on principles and laws of balance and symmetry, combining colours and materials from nature such as flowers, roots, braches, shells, etc. These artefacts are placed in both exterior and interior spaces and even though at times they are ephemeral, they are of exquisite beauty and craftsmanship. There will be presentations open to the public with Ikebana instructors from Japan who, along with members of the Ikebana association of Cyprus, will create a series of…

 
11Oct
New Pafos and Western cyprus
08:00 — 17:00
Palia Ilektriki
The Department of Antiquities organises an international conference about all the excavations in the Pafos district. Archaeological teams from all over the world who have worked on these excavation sites for years will attend the conference, presenting findings from Fabrica Hill, Palaipafos, Geroskipou, Agios Georgios in Pegeia and other places.

 
12Oct
Kingdoms of Pafos
15:00
Bridge of Unification of the Archeological Sites
Pafos is a city of myths and legends. Theatres, agoras, mosaics, ancient tombs, catacombs and churches are some of the elements of this cultural palimpsest, with Palaipafos and New Pafos being acknowledged by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Pafos, the birthplace of Aphrodite and Capital of Cyprus during the Hellenistic and the Roman periods, carries the imprint – one that is both grand and tragic – of the entire history of the island. Archaeologist Claire Balandier and her associates…

 
13Oct
Forbidden stories
20:30 — 23:30
Moutallos
A project based on the conflict of 1963-64 between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and the Turkish invasion of 1974. A performance will be created using true stories of solidarity, friendship and love during this period. Forbidden Stories also incorporate folk stories and songs from both communities in order to highlight the rich cultural heritage of Pafos. The project showcases the framework of prosperity and solidarity between the two communities who shared spaces, thus creating overlapping and connections. Pafos’ history includes…

 
14Oct 
Cementography in Public Spaces
00:00 — 23:59
Κέντρο πόλης
Cypriot artist Christoforos Savva was the first to work on cementography as an autonomous art form during the 1960’s. His close friend and associate Costas Economou tried to extend cementography as an artistic expression and has been encouraging young artists from various backgrounds and genres to continue working with this art form. Cementographies have been created by established and upcoming artists in Pafos and will be permanently exhibited in public spaces in the centre of Pafos, creating an interesting visual…

 
15Oct
Street Art Square
00:00 — 23:59
Town centre
Street art is a form of art which has developed rapidly worldwide. Its dynamism, immediacy, its critical dimension and acute humour are all elements that have given it life and have turned it into an elemental part of the urban environment. Especially in the western world, street art and the modern city now seem intertwined, making this art form an integral part of the aesthetic, social, historical, and existential associations of contemporary urban culture. The absence of street art from…

 
15Oct
Homo Urbanus Europeanus
08:00 — 17:00
Ibrahim’s Khan
The French photographer Jean-Marc Caracci has travelled to 37 European Capitals and has recorded everyday scenes. This exhibition presents differences and similarities between these cities and their people. After Pilsen, European Capital of Culture in 2015, Caracci came to Cyprus to photograph our own Capital, the city of Nicosia.

 
23Oct
International Monodrama Festival
20:00 — 21:30
Palia Ilektriki
Palia Ilektriki and Attikon Pafos2017 aims to establish an annual International Festival of Monodrama in 2017. The experience acquired through the Platform of Monodrama and its international participants (2015) and the corresponding Competition Platform for Cypriot Productions (2016) were carried out to support this endeavour. As a place at the crossroad of cultures, Pafos is in a privileged position to create an initiative which will prove to be beneficial at an artistic, touristic and financial level. Critically acclaimed international performances…

 
24Oct
Carte Blanche
All Day
Town centre
Carte Blanche theatre company – based in Viborg, Denmark – presents productions of international interest, characterised by innovation, experiential theatre and viewer interaction. Their performances are brilliantly linked to the locations in which they are shown as well as with other forms of expression, connecting with theatres, libraries and educational institutions. For the company it is crucial to integrate the audience into the performance as active participants. Carte Blanche leads the audience into poetic encounters that allow them to explore…

 
26Oct
Apus Apus
All Day
Ibrahim’s Khan
26 October – 6 November 2017 Ιbrahim’s Khan Set in Moutallos, a historic neighbourhood of rich and diverse cultural heritage, the exhibition Apus Apus presents paintings, sculpture and performance art that celebrate the interconnections of different cultures. The group, which comprises of artists based in Finland, UK and Cyprus, explores the hybridity and commonalities of cultural identities, for example through myth, archaeology and personal histories. Apus apus is the Latin name for the common swift, a bird whose annual migration…

 
30Oct
The table of Unification
16:00 — 19:00
Ibrahim’s Khan
An installation that will become a reference point in the restored Ibrahim’s Khan. Inspired by the importance the Khan used to have for socialising and trading, British artists and academics Anthony Heywood and Uwe Derksen along with volunteers and emerging artists set up the Table of Unification at the Ibrahim’s Khan. The table-installation is part of the international intervention by the two artists under the general title Tabula Fortis in Pace and it was made with wood collected from buildings…
 



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