Τhis week at the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017

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Opening: Monday 9 October 2017 19:00
Monday 9 – Monday 23 October 2017

Monday – Friday 10:00-15:00, Saturday 10:00-13:00
Municipal Gallery

Stone and Sea
A poetic meeting and a photographic exhibition by Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot photographers, that have the stone and the sea as their points of reference; elements that are inextricably linked with the fate of Cypriot people and of crucial importance for the shaping of their temperament.The project combines a walk through rocks deeply rooted in the soil, statues and pebbles of the coastline, with the reflective gazing of the sea, which is anticipated as an uncorrupted cultural value, a place of eutopia open to diversity. The exhibition is curated by Platon Ribellis, while Dr. Nandia Stylianou is responsible for the general concept and planning of the project.

Organised by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.
Hospitality Sponsor: Aquamare Beach Hotel & Spa
Free entrance

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Whose Karagiozis is This? Discovering the World of Karagiozis
Ibrahim’s Khan

  • Tuesday 10 October 2017, 19:00
    Thodoris Kostidakis presents the play “Karagiozis and the Enigmas of Veziropoula”, a classic comedy of the Greek Shadow Theatre for the young and the older, based on tradition and contemporary influences and references.
  • Thursday 12 October 2017, 10:30-11:30
    Students will be able to visit the exhibition and discover the world and the adventures of the immortal Karagiozis, watching his sufferings, misfortunes, his humorous and side-splitting stories in a programme curated by Christodoulos Pafios, grandson of the legendary Cypriot puppeteer, Pafios.
    «Karagkiozis and the swamp giant”
    This time Karagkiozis needs to face the fierce giant that lives in the swamp behind the Pasha’s palace and chases anyone who passes by the swamp because he thinks that everybody is responsible for the environmental pollution and destruction. Is the giant right and will Karagkiozis stand by his side or will he do something entirely different to ease things??
  • Friday 13 October 2017, 17:00
    Children are introduced to the design and construction of figures, discovering the secrets of the berde, in a workshop by Christodoulos Pafios.

Limited availability for the performances and the workshop.
Reservation is necessary: 26932017
Business Partner: Cyprus Cooperative Bank

Free entrance

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NEA PAPHOS AND WESTERN CYPRUS  – New Archaeological and Historical Perspectives
11th – 15th October 2017
12-15.1Ο.2Ο17: PALIA ILEKTRIKI, 08:00

The international archeological symposium studies the evolution of the city, as well as its relation with other cities and archaeological sites in Western Cyprus, from the Hellenistic period to Early Medieval times. At the same time, the archaeological missions currently working on the site of Nea Pafos will present their discoveries in regards to the founding of Nea Pafos, its urban development, its art, its architecture and its necropolis.
International Colloquium organized by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, the University of Cyprus and the University of Avignon

Scientific committee :
Dr. Claire Balandier, Maître de Conférences Habilitée à diriger des Recherches, Université d’Avignon. Dr. Demetrios Michaelides, Professor Emeritus, University of Cyprus.
Dr. Jolanta Młynarczyk, Professor, University of Warsaw.
Dr. Eustathios Raptou, Archaeologist, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus.
Dr. Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus.

Supported by: ex-Artis
(In greek and english)
Click HERE to view the full programme 
Free entrance

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Thursday 12 -Tuesday 17 October 2017
Marcou Dracou Square
Street Art Square Festival

Street Art is a form of art which during the last few years has developed rapidly worldwide. Its dynamism, immediacy, its critical dimension and acute humour, are characteristic elements that have given it life and have turned it into a pure part of the urban environment. Curated by Yiannis Sakellis, Street Art will ‘invade’ areas of the city, converting them into landmarks of the city centre and rearranging the mapping of our daily life.
At the same time, presentations and screenings are organised at Kimonos Art Center.

Participating artists: Millo (Italy), Bane (Switzerland), Pest (Cyprus), Usugrow (Japan), TAXIS (Greece), Mattia Campo dall’ Orto (Italy), Elmer Tunistra (The Netherlands), BillyGEE (Greece), LUNE82 (Greece), Alex Martinez (Greece), Batu Gundal (Cyprus),  Bankrupt.CY (Cyprus), Charis Christoforou (Cyprus).
Supported by: EU-Japan Fest, Embassy of Italy in Cyprus, Leuwarden 2018, Kimonos Art Center, StreetartCY.

Free Entrance

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Saturday 14 October 2017 19:30

Peri Poleos Cinema Memories
The “Peri Poleos” programme of Pafos2017 makes a stop at the old cinemas of Pafos.There where the people of Pafos got acquainted for the first time with this kind of spectacle and through the 7th Art they “travelled” the world with film noir and Greek movies. The place where the days and nights of Pafos smelled of jasmine and the world got larger on the screens of the Titania, the Attikon and the Zena cinemas.The event’s programme includes a presentation of the research conducted by Journalist and Professor Chrysanthos Chrysanthou, a photographic and a book exhibition.

Research, presentation: Dr. Chrysanthos Chrysanthou
Curation, coordination: Eliza Christoforou

Free entrance


Sunday 15 October 2017
Departure: Pafos2017 Headquarters 08:30-15:00
Tours and Traces – Panagia village
The Tours and Traces programme travels to Panagia, a village rich in history and natural beauty. We will visit the family home of Makarios, the first President of the Republic of Cyprus, the Cultural Centre, the Folk Art Museum and the ancient chapel of Panagia Eleousa, a UNESCO World Heritage monument. We will also visit the famous Chrysorogiatissa monastery and museum and we will follow a nature trail that will lead up to the picnic site of Monashilaka.

Reservation is necessary: tel. 26955176
Limited number of seats


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Opening: Sunday 15 October 19:00
Sunday 15 October – Sunday 22 October 2017, 16:00-19:00

Ibrahim’s Khan

Homo Urbanus Europeanus
The French photographer Jean-Marc Caracci has travelled to 37 European capitals and, through his lense, has recorded everyday life scenes. This exhibition presents, through very special snapshots, the differences and similarities between these cities and their people. After Pilsen, European Capital of Culture in 2015, Caracci came to Cyprus to photograph the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia.
With the collaboration of the Cyprus Photographic Society (Pafos Branch).
Hospitality Sponsor: St. George Hotel Spa & Golf Beach Resort

Free entrance

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