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May 2017

Ongoing Exhibitions | Terra Mediterranean: In Action

10:00 — 19:00

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:…

Ongoing Exhibition|Eco Art

12:00 — 19:00

The exhibition will remain in situ from the 23 April until the end of August 2017. 📍Mylopetres / Arodes village Eco Art is one of the most ambitious projects of Pafos 2017 with cultural and ecological vision for Cyprus and Europe. Under the subtitle: Paths on Common Ground – Works in situ, the curator of the project Thouli Misirloglou, invited visual artists Costis Velonis, Stavros Panayiotakis, Hermann Pitz, Mimmo Rubino, Rinos Stefani, Marinos Tsaggarakis, Horst Weierstall, and performers Marios Hadjiprokopiou, Antonis…

Ongoing Exhibition | Terra Mediterranea: in Action

20:00 — 21:30

Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation [NIMAC] Opening: 7 April 2017, 20:00 Duration: 7 April – 29 July and 5 September – 25 November 2017 Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00 Participating artists and theorists: Ana Adamović, Marwa Arsanios, Sofia Bempeza, Banu Cennetoğlu, Marianna Christofides, Kyriaki Costa, Βassam El Βaroni, Silvia Giambrone, Hackitectura, Lia Haraki, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Eleni Kamma, Serap Kanay, Nurtane Karagil, Mahmoud Khaled, Zissis Kotionis, Mona Marzouk, Panayiotis Michael in collaboration with Pascalle…

Risky Τravels

16:00 — 19:00

  Inauguration: Friday 5 May 19:00 Duration: 5th of May 2017 – 4 of June 2017, 16:00 – 19:00  A joint exhibition with works of the Cypriot artists Andy Hadjiadamos and Baki Bogac, which sums up a true story, indicative of the power of art in overcoming differences, barriers and borders. Baki Bogac, architect and sculptor, discovered and saved sculptures, paintings, photos and other objects which Andy Hadjiadamos left behind in Ammochostos, when the town’s Greek Cypriot residents were evicted…

The big Mosaic

16:00 — 19:00

Inauguration: Wednesday 10th May 19:00 Utilising the recorded narratives of personal stories by people of all social groups of Pafos, a team of artists collaborate on a project that attempts to present Pafos as a Grand Mosaic of persons. Various activities related to the central idea of the project, as well as an exhibition catalogue, will accompany the exhibition. Participating artists: Klitsa Antoniou, Alexandre Gautier, the Dominique Gauthier workshop from the National School of Fine Arts of Paris, Stelios Ilsouk, Costas Makrinos, Yiannos…

Pafos: Myth, History, Landscape

10:00 — 19:00

Inauguration: 19:00, Friday 19 May 2017 Exhibition Duration : 19 May 2017 – 30 July 2017 Opening Hours:  10:00 -13:00 & 16:00-19:00 * On Saturday, 20th of May, the exhibition will be open during: 10:00 – 13:00 & 15:00 -18:00   The exhibition is a tribute to the town of Pafos for the European honour that was attributed to it. The first objective was to present the landscape. From the landscape the exhibition leads to myths, with Aphrodite dominating as a symbol. The historical…

Dragons of Europe – Travelling Playground

All Day

23 May – 25 June 2017 / Square of the Panayia Evangelistria Chruch in Kathikas Village Tuesday-Friday :16:00-19:00 Saturday-Sunday and public holidays: 11:00-18:00   Two containers have been transformed into a playground and begin their journey from Kathikas village. Drawing inspiration from the various myths and stories associated with Europe’s dragons, a series of interactive games (for children and adults) combine entertainment and learning, and present common legends from Cyprus, France, Turkey, Denmark and Germany. Besides the presentation of the otherness that…


20:00 — 21:00

The history of humanity is a long and painful series of exiles. Nowadays, the multimode condition of exile seems more timely than ever, in its physical, mental and spiritual dimension. Kyriakos Kalaitzides, composer and artistic director of the ensemble “En Chordais” is one of the most important researchers in the area of musical traditions of the Mediterranean. Coming from a family of refugees from the Pontus and Cappadocia, he has dealt with the issue of exile in depth, in an…


08:30 — 17:00

Inauguration: Monday 29 May 2017 19:00 Duration: 29 May – 21 August 2017 Operating Hours: 08:30-17:00 Visitors Area / Archaeological Park / Kato Pafos An exhibition that shows that… “Music is the ‘sound’ evidence of the common roots of European cultures”. Music can reveal facts about ancient civilizations, since it has created a network of relationships and points of contact among us long before we became aware of our common identity in Europe. The exhibition, which includes multimedia features and interactive…

June 2017


All Day

Duration: Thursday 1 – Friday 30 June  “Idiosynchronism” was an art movement founded in Pafos in 2005. It was voluntarily disbanded in 2011 following its quinquennial. In its brief existence it attracted more than 60 members worldwide, including prizewinning artists, theorists, and art educators. It arguably engendered subsequent ‘coincidental’ art activities in a number of locations including London, New York, and St Petersburg. We invite you to walk along these forgotten back streets of Pafos, where the atmosphere of the empty…

Ongoing Exhibitions | Terra Mediterranean: In Action

10:00 — 19:00

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:…

Ongoing Exhibition |Eco Art

12:00 — 19:00

Opening: Sunday 23 April 2017, 12.00 am at the Mylopetres area in Arodes village. A walk will follow on the Eco Art trail through all art works. Eco Art is one of the most ambitious projects of Pafos 2017 with cultural and ecological vision for Cyprus and Europe. Under the subtitle: Paths on Common  Ground – Works in situ,  the curator of the project Thouli Misirloglou, invited visual artists Costis Velonis, Stavros Panayiotakis, Hermann Pitz, Mimmo Rubino, Rinos Stefani, Marinos…

Τhe Festivities of Yeronisos

08:00 — 12:00

Race start: 10:00 For centuries, Geronisos, also known as the Holy Island, has been a popular destination for the travellers and voyagers of Cyprus. Excavations on the small island opposite Agios Georgios of Pegeia have brought to light findings from the Ptolemaic period, as well as Ionic style architectures that indicate the varied cultural influences of the wider Pafos region, in the course of history. In 2017 and in the context of the Cultural Capital, students, residents, archaeologists, as well…

Tours and Traces – Lysos

09:00 — 15:30

Departure: Pafos2017 Headquarters 9:00 The Tours and Traces programme visits, this time, a community with special natural beauty and great archaeological findings and history. Lysos is connected with the ancient Greek settlements of Asia Minor, which is confirmed by a number of findings and testimonies. Lysos, in the passing of the centuries and despite the travellers and visitors that had passed by, has retained its identity unaltered, while assimilating foreign influences. Free Entrance. Βus seat reservation is required: 26955176, info@pafos2017.eu

The 7th European Forum on Music

Duration: Friday 9 – Sunday 11 June Music and Cultural Diplomacy: Linking Continents – Bridging Cultures This year’s edition of the European Forum of Music will join the Annual Conference of IAMIC, the International Association of Music Information Centres, and will look at how civil society initiatives engage in the field of “music and cultural diplomacy”. The event will be organised jointly by the European Music Council (EMC) and (IAMIC) and is hosted by the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017.…

3rd Cyprus Photomarathon

09:00 — 15:00

Friday 9 June 2017 9:00 – 15:00 Saturday 10 June 2017 10:00 – 13:00 Inauguration Saturday 10 June, 19:30 The 3rd Cyprus Photomarathon was organised last April by the Cyprus Photographic Society – Pafos Section, in the context of the Community Involvement programme of the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017. The participants competed in 4 subjects that were given to them at the starting point and had to deliver their photographs in 4 hours time. The exhibition presents those photographs…

Don Gnu

20:30 — 21:30

This is a pioneering artistic group based in Denmark, which uses in its productions elements from body theatre, dance and cinema, aiming at a constant exceeding of the limits between artistic fields. The group handles all three types with the same ease (theatre, dance and cinema) thanks to its three artistic directors, Jannik Elkær, Kristoffer L.A. Pedersen and Christoffer Brekne, who deal with their respective means of expression. As part of an interactive event, a large disc – a large…

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy: on 2 pianos

20:30 — 21:45

A recital for 2 pianos with Vladimir Ashkenazy and his son, Vovka. He is probably the most important maestro and pianist in the world, a living legend who has reached the top of the international scene, where he remains for more than six consecutive decades. Vladimir and Vovka Ashkenazy have begun an interesting tour with concerts for two pianos all over the world and of course Pafos could not be absent from this tour. The artists will perform major works…

Music Together

11:00 — 13:00

Professional musicians of Pafos, the musical conservatories and choirs of organised groups, join, for the first time, their talents and voices with colleagues of other nationalities living in Pafos and set up outdoor concerts, in an attempt to musically revitalise the surrounding environment but also to emphasise, through music, the multiculturalism that characterises the place. Sounds from Russia, Syria, China and the Pontus, open the way for collaboration and understanding through a rich music exchange. Free entrance

Euphoria Revised

16:00 — 19:00

Duration: Tuesday 13 – Sunday 25 June Opening: Tuesday 13 June 19:00 Old Powerhouse / Chloraka Park With the participation of artists, scientists, psychologists, philosophers and other intellectuals and thinkers, this programme renegotiates the issue of happiness / euphoria with an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, keeping in mind the modern reality and its particular conditions. This is a common research project, dealing with the issues of ‘I’, ‘We’ and ‘Nature’, through events such as an installation in the Chloraka Park…

Aphrodite’s gardens

20:30 — 22:00

Narrative, movement and thematic images enrich the music of Akamas Duo and invite the audience to an audiovisual tour of ‘Aphrodite Gardens’, reviving the stories, images and scents of the goddess’s birthplace, in the imagination of the audience. Traditional songs alternate with music that highlight mythology and, along with the melodies of Astor Piazzola and Jules Massenet, they create a magnificent spectacle. Nikolas Kyriakou and Iasonas Keramides are responsible for the music, enorchestrations and singing. Directed by Minas Tingilis, scenography…

Cine-Attikon – Αtmen / Breathing

20:30 — 22:00

Friday 16 June, 20:30 Αtmen / Breathing           Austria, 2011, 90’ In German with english and greek subtitles The 19year old Roman Kogler has the opportunity to be prematurely released from a young juveniles’ facility. Chances, however, are not in his favour. A lonely and reserved character, without a family, it will be hard for him to be reintegrated back into society. As a prisoner he works in a funeral office, and it is this contact with death that will be…

Open Workshops

10:00 — 14:00

Within the context of the Community Involvement progamme, studios, galleries and art and crafts workshops in the town centre, welcome visitors and chat with them about the method and process of creating their artworks. Α guide will be published with each location. With the cooperation of Cyprus Open Studios. Free Entrance

Cine-Attikon – Super Welt / Super World

20:30 — 22:00

Saturday 17 June, 20:30 Super Welt / Super World |  Austria, 2015, 120’ In German with english and greek subtitles Gabi is a cashier at a local supermarket in a small town in Austria. A simple middle aged woman, married with two adult children. Her life rolls into routine and her husband does not seem to be very interested in her anymore, until one day she starts to feel that she is persecuted by voices that she alone hears. While…

Archaeomusica – concert

18:00 — 21:00

Archaeological Park Entrance In the context of the exhibition-journey into the world of ancient musical instruments, that includes multimedia and interactive installations using 3D technology, concerts of traditional Cypriot and of Asia Minor music are organised, as well as dances from the Ayioi Omoloyites Cultural Workshop (18:00-19:15). Also, Ethnic Jazz and Progressive Rock music by the Italian group Dissoi Logoi (19:30-21:00). Organised by the European Music Archaeological Project (EMAP), with the cooperation of the Antiquities Department. Free entrance

In & At Photo

20:00 — 21:30

Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June An exchange programme of European Capitals of Culture that started in Donostia 2016, inviting a photographer from the European Capitals of Culture 2017, Aarhus and Pafos, as well as a photographer from Hull, UK City of Culture 2017. Photographers, among which Maite Basterra Jose Javier Serrano from San Sebastian and Thanos Savvides from Pafos, participated in the joint exhibition, which then travelled to the rest of the cities. In this context, part of the…

Τhe Mountain and the Τree

20:30 — 22:00

Open Air Attikon Musicians Murat Aydemir (tambour) and Christos Barbas (ney), from Turkey and Greece respectively, bring to light a common musical tradition that unites the two peoples through the ages, by presenting their new album “The Mountain and the Tree”. The canvas of the past is enriched with touches of new elements and contemporary musical compositions, adding charm to this endeavour and reviving in essence the common musical roots of the two countries. With the participation of the master of the…

Choir Meetings

20:30 — 23:30

Voice ensembles and choruses from all over Cyprus participate in this music meeting. The Pancyprian Choral Festival is organised for 28 years by the Pafos Municipality. The Choral Festival is curated by Sotiris Karagiorgis (composer and conductor). Free entrance

Voices of the World at Sinti Monastery

20:30 — 23:30

The Voices of the World travel to the silent, yet gifted with the highest supremacy of the silence monastery of Sintis, the one that along with the prayers and devoutness of the faithful, hosts images, sounds and memories of a past life. Theodosia Roussou and her musicians breath new life into the deserted landscape, singing in a special way songs from Cyprus, Greece and other countries of the Mediterranean and Europe, but also Mexico and the United States, in seven…

16th Countryside Animafest Cyprus, “Views of the World”

19:00 — 21:00

The Festival presents a rich programme with the most important films of independent animation cinema from all over the world, films from the Cypriot and the International Competition Programme, exhibitions, workshops (masterclasses) by international animation celebrities and also tributes, concerts and screenings of children’s animation films. This year’s Festival focuses on Japan, and in cooperation with the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 Organisation and EU JAPAN FEST, present a great exhibition of contemporary Japanese Engraving at the Famagusta Gate…

The Bridge of Music

20:30 — 22:00

In line with the emblematic motto of the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 “Linking Continents – Bridging Cultures”, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra hosts GreekCypriot and Turkish Cypriot artists and presents a comprehensive programme containing harmony, rhythm and melody as raw materials. Haydn: Overture to the opera L’isola disabitata, Hob. 28/9 Concerto for violin and piano in F major, Hob 18/6 Α. Baltas: 7 Cypriot traditional songs Hoca: Cyprus Capriccio (Kibris Kapricyosu) Soloist: Charis Hatzigeorgiou (violin), Esra Poyrazoğlu Alpan (piano)…

Myths and tales along the divide

20:30 — 22:00

What do we know of each other in today’s divided Cyprus? What are the myths and tales that molded and shaped our common past, the multi-form and long-lasting? How are the personal stories and narratives of the present formed by our heritage, upbringing and societal structures? With the art of theatre as a tool and the power of personal and collective memory, Achim Wieland and Marios Ioannou unfold, with the help of group of people-performers, the yarns of time through…

Compagnie Retouramont – Aerial Dancers

20:30 — 21:15

With an impressive show, “The Dance of the Caryatides” is a dance performance that takes place in the air, in front of the Pafos Castle. An explosive, playful production that, using motion, lights and sound, changes the perspective of the historic building. The show has been designed by the Compagnie Retouramont specifically for Pafos Castle as part of the Travellers of the World thematic. Fabrice Guillot, artistic director of the French team, created a fascinating choreography, as it takes place…


20:30 — 22:00

The Hybrid project was created in 2016 in the framework of the European Capital of Culture Donostia 2016 and the Organisation EU-Japan Fest. It’s original version premiered at the New Tokyo National Theatre, under the artistic direction of choreographer and dancer Motoko Hirayama, and was then presented with great success in four cities of the Basque country. The Hybrid*k performance, redesigned by Motoko Hirayama specifically for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017, explores the moment of the emergence of new…

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