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July 2017

Ongoing exhibition – Archaeomusica

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…

Ongoing exhibition – 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…

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…

3rd Cyprus Photomarathon

19:00 — 20:00

Inauguration Friday 9 June 2017, 19:00 Τhe exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday, 10th of  June 2017 during 10:00 to 13:00 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.…

Life of the Dead

10:00 — 20:00

Duration: 4th July – 30th July 2017, Monday – Friday 10:00 – 13:00, 16:00 – 20:00 This significant exhibition is the result of the collaboration between the two European Capitals of Culture, Pafos2017 and Aarhus2017 and constitutes a cultural approach to preserving the memory of the deceased through art and burial traditions in Cyprus from antiquity to our days, while special references are made to other monotheistic religions. A section of the exhibition is dedicated to the existing relations with the Holy…

On Target

10:00 — 15:00

Opening of Exhibition: 9 July 2017 at 20:00 On Target is an ambitious project of Pafos2017 on war and violence. The original idea is based on the work “Human Targets” by the Cypriot visual artist Rinos Stefani. The curator of the project, prominent German art historian Inge Baecker, with the assistance of the visual artist Susan Vargas, invited the artists Tammam Azzam, Molitor & Kuzmin, Ulrike Rosenbach and Rinos Stefani to contribute to this exhibition. The exhibition also features works…

International Festival of Ancient greek Drama – Bacchae

21:00 — 22:15

International Festival of Ancient greek Drama – Bacchae Ancient Odeon, 21:00  The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 showcases through its programme the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama that came into being in Pafos and is co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Cyprus, the Cyprus Centre of International Theatre Institute and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. THE BACCHAE by Euripides YAIR SHERMAN ENSEMBLE – ISRAEL The award-winning Israeli director, Yair Sherman, presents Euripides’ Bacchae in a contemporary reading of the play, an exciting directing…

Cyprus Rhymes of Love

20:30 — 21:30

27 July 2017 – Polemi Village, 20:30 The Travelling Stage takes this performance to three different venues, in spaces that are linked to each other through their historical, archaeological as well as  aesthetic properties. This programme turns poetry of famous Cypriot folk poets into drama, in which joy, the hardships and the passions of love are celebrated. Artistic Director: Chryso Charalambous, Orchestration: Michalis Kouloumis. Performance: Elena Hatziafxenti. Musicians: Michalis Kouloumis, Thodoris Pegeia Ziarkas and Yiannis Koutis. The love songs will…

The truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road…

Luz Casal

20:30 — 23:30

Luz Casal, one of the most famous stars of the Spanish music scene, who has released dozens of albums and has sold millions of records, is a true star of the music world transferring her own musical tradition throughout the world successfully and winning awards and prizes such as the famous Goya Award. She has worked with many renowned and important artists, and she is constantly experimenting with new genres. The Travelling Stage hosts the warm and soulful voice of…

The Truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road by the…

Ten points of vision – A COSTAS TSOCLIS ¨Installation at Arhrodite’s Rock¨

19:00 — 20:00

“Ten Points of Vision” Nature does not need the intervention of skilled or unskilled middlemen to be transformed into Art. The right circumstances and the right viewing point of the audience – connoisseur shall suffice. C.T.   The European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 presents the work – installation of Costas Tsoclis at Petra tou Romiou. The artist creates in situ, with the co-operation of the architect Giorgos Triantafyllou and the sculptor Dimitris Skalkotos, the work “Ten Points of Vision“. “We…

Cyprus Rhymes of Love

20:30 — 21:45

30 July 2017, Κallepia Village, 20:30 The Travelling Stage takes this performance in the second venue (Kallepia Village). The main idea is that the places were the concert take place are linked to each other through their historical, archaeological as well as  aesthetic properties. This programme turns poetry of famous Cypriot folk poets into drama, in which joy, the hardships and the passions of love are celebrated. Artistic Director: Chryso Charalambous.Orchestration: Michalis Kouloumis. Performance: Elena Hatziafxenti. Musicians: Michalis Kouloumis, Thodoris Pegeia Ziarkas and…

The Truth about Venus

20:30 — 22:30

Dates: 28,29, 30 July (2 performances everyday, 20:30 & 22:30) The musical The Truth about Venus is an original composition based on interviews with people of Pafos – locals, migrants and visitors. It is an investigation into the beauty which lies in the World (centering around Pafos) which aims at tracing the secret substance of beauty, located in faces, landscapes, animals and everyday activities. Drawing on the work of the theatre company Rimini Protokoll, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and the musical London Road by the…

August 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

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…

Moving screens

19:00 — 20:30

Kathikas / Polemi/ Arodes/ Armou/ Timi / Pegeia / Kouklia / Tsada Several communities in Pafos district will host film screenings, some of which involve new European films. The programme will tour the squares of these communities, offering their inhabitants and their visitors a chance to watch contemporary films, and initiating them at the same time to the magic world of open air cinema. With the collaboration of foreign embassies and other institutions, the Moving Screens will create a chain…

Soneros de Verdad

21:00 — 22:00

The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 and the Municipality of Pegeia present the authentic and diverse rhythms of Cuban music, from the second generation of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club. The  band, of which Pio Leyva was one of its founding members, is led by Luis Frank Arias, a genuine representative of Son Cubano, who combines masterfully the new with the old. Participating artists: Luis Frank Arias (vocals), Leriosver Moracen Alemani (trumpet), Nicolás Sirgado (bass, vocals), Sergio Veranes…

Cyprus Rhymes of Love

20:30 — 21:45

2nd August 2017, Pegeia, 20:30  The Travelling Stage takes this performance in the third venue (Pegeia Village). The main idea is that the places were the concert take place are linked to each other through their historical, archaeological as well as  aesthetic properties. This programme turns poetry of famous Cypriot folk poets into drama, in which joy, the hardships and the passions of love are celebrated. Artistic Director: Chryso Charalambous.Orchestration:Michalis Kouloumis. Performance: Elena Hatziafxenti. Musicians: Michalis Kouloumis, Thodoris Pegeia Ziarkas and Yiannis Koutis.…

Moving Screens / A Good Year

20:30 — 22:30

A Good Year USA  Locations: Kathikas 2/8, Kouklia 22/8, Tsada 24/8   Based on Peter Mayle’s novel, the film tells the story of a stockbroker travelling to Southern France to sell his vineyard, which he inherited from his uncle. Soon, his arrogant attitude towards the life style of the province changes entirely, thanks to childhood memories but also a beautiful French woman he meets. He will commit to the cultivation of the vineyard, facing all kinds of difficulties… A bittersweet film…

Moons and Stars / Music without borders

20:30 — 21:30

The famous Acordes Guitar Ensemble (with nine guitars and a contrabass) presents a programme edited by Evagoras Karageorgis and Zoi Paisanou-Marcou, with guitar pieces from the Mediterranean, Europe and Latin America, as well as traditional Cypriot melodies adapted by Evagoras Karageorgis. Singer: Pavlina Constantopoulou Βuy your tickets HERE

Moons and Stars / Second life – Eleftheria Arvanitaki

22:00 — 23:00

Eleftheria Arvanitaki gives a unique performance of poetry set to music, proving once more how the art of her interpretation can bring out extreme sensitivity, the dynamic of expression and the deep meanings of each individual verse. Orchestration: Alexandros Drakou Ktistakis. Musicians: Giorgos Georgiades (bass), Alexandros Drakou Ktistakis (drums), Yiannis Kyrimkyrides (piano), Nikos Mermigkas (lafta, bouzouki, laouto, mandolin), Dimitris Tsakas (saxophone). Sponsors: OPAP & EAC Hospitality Sponsors: Aphrodite Hills & Atlantica Hotels & Resorts   Ticket for both events: €20…

Moons and Stars / The Mediterranean meets the Balkans

20:30 — 21:30

The Amalgamation Project balance between the Mediterranean sounds and the Balkan musical tradition, celebrating the richness of polyphony by the female vocal group Amalgamation Choir. Vasiliki Anastasiou (vocals, research, compositions), Ermis Michael (guitar, orchestration), Alkis Agathokleous (ney), Pavlos Carvalho (cello), Argyro Christodoulou and Evri Demetriou (vocals). Βuy your tickets HERE

Moons and Stars / Weddings and Funerals – Goran Bregovic

22:00 — 23:00

Goran Bregovic presents a world of unique sounds and exciting musical performances, confirming his talent to bring contrasting elements together, and what superficially seems not to match. His music, highly influenced by the Balkan tradition, is famous for the brass instruments, the traditional Bulgarian polyphonies, the electric guitar, the traditional percussion instruments and the string instruments. A frantic hymn to the beauty of life. Sponsors: OPAP & EAC Hospitality Sponsors: Aphrodite Hills & Atlantica Hotels & Resorts Ticket for both…

From Mycenae to Pafos

20:30 — 23:30

Putting historical sites into the spotlight through various events is one of the objectives of the Open Air Factory. At the Musuem of Nothing, at the Maa Palaiokastro area, a music concert is organised, written especially for this purpose by the Cypriot composer Savvas Savva, depicting the Mycenaean colonization in Pafos and highlighting the historicity of the area. With a piano and an extended selection of percussion instruments (bells, xylophone, drums etc.) the composer will take full advantage of the…

Moving Screens 2017 / The woman for my life

20:30 — 22:35

Locations: Polemi 8/8, Arodes 10/8, Timi 12/8    A romantic comedy from provincial Italy of 1971, communicating the atmosphere of the period through Paolo Virzì’s exceptional direction, and winning dozens of awards and a nomination for a best foreign language film at the Academy Awards. Anna, a beautiful mother of two young children, fights in every way to secure her small family after the dissolution of her marriage. Without a profession, she is desperate to find a job and a…

See Fest (Cinema on the Beach) / Their Finest

20:30 — 22:30

Their Finest  (Great Britain 2016, 117΄) In London in 1940, young Katrin is hired as a screenwriter of a patriotic film prepared by the Ministry of Information. As she begins to write a true story on female heroism, she soon realises that myth is always more charming than the facts. A comical yet emotional tribute to cinema’s fictional power, clichés, tricks and true lies. Screenplay: Gaby Chiappe, Lissa Evans Directed by: Lone Scherfig Cast: Jeremy Irons, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin,…

The Red Hour

20:30 — 21:30

09.08.2017 – 10.o8.2017 A joint production of the two European Capitals of  Culture for 2017, Pafos and Aarhus, involving artists from both cities. The concept and the creative part of the project belong to Marie Brolin-Tani, while Melody Putu and Alexandros Michael are responsible for the choreography. Six dancers from the Black Box Dance Company from Holstebro and four dancers from Cyprus participate in this production. Gert Sørenssen takes on the musical composition and the on stage live performance. Karolina…

Akamas Project: Ecological Film Festival

20:00 — 22:00

Within the framework of the Akamas Project, a complex programme for the protection of natural areas and the sustainable development of the communities of the Akamas peninsula, an Ecological Film Festival is organised which includes award-winning documentaries, short films and short animation films of ecological content, aiming at informing and raising public awareness about the environmental issues of the planet. The Ecological Film Festival is organised for the first time in the communities of Akamas and is addressing spectators of…

Moving Screens / The Woman for my Life (La Prima Cosa Bella)

20:30 — 22:35

Locations: Polemi 8/8, Arodes 10/8, Timi 12/8    A romantic comedy from provincial Italy of 1971, communicating the atmosphere of the period through Paolo Virzì’s exceptional direction, and winning dozens of awards and a nomination for a best foreign language film at the Academy Awards. Anna, a beautiful mother of two young children, fights in every way to secure her small family after the dissolution of her marriage. Without a profession, she is desperate to find a job and a new home.…

Akamas Project: Ecological Film Festival

20:00 — 22:00

Within the framework of the Akamas Project, a complex programme for the protection of natural areas and the sustainable development of the communities of the Akamas peninsula, an Ecological Film Festival is organised which includes award-winning documentaries, short films and short animation films of ecological content, aiming at informing and raising public awareness about the environmental issues of the planet. The Ecological Film Festival is organised for the first time in the communities of Akamas and is addressing spectators of…

Postponed: Marguerite Yourcenar – C. P. Cavafy

20:30

*The Pafos2017 Organisation announces the postponement of Charlotte Rampling’s performance “Marguerite Yourcenar – C. P. Cavafy” on the 11th of August, at Aphrodite’s Rock, due to unexpected business obligations which don’t allow the actor to travel outside the United Kingdom. More details for the upcoming performance will be announced at a later stage. For those who have already purchased tickets, the Organisation kindly requests that they contact Soldoutickets at 70007705 or by email at ticketing@soldoutticketbox.com for refund. British actress Charlotte…

Akamas Project: Ecological Film Festival

20:00 — 22:00

Στο πλαίσιο του Akamas Project, ενός σύνθετου προγράμματος προστασίας των φυσικών περιοχών και αειφόρου ανάπτυξης των κοινοτήτων της χερσονήσου Ακάμα, διοργανώνεται Φεστιβάλ Οικολογικού Κινηματογράφου, το οποίο περιλαμβάνει βραβευμένα ντοκιμαντέρ, ταινίες μικρού μήκους και ταινίες animation μικρού μήκους οικολογικού περιεχομένου, με στόχο την ενημέρωση και ευαισθητοποίηση του κοινού,  για τα περιβαλλοντικά προβλήματα του πλανήτη. Το φεστιβάλ οικολογικών ταινιών διοργανώνεται για πρώτη φορά στις κοινότητες του Ακάμα και απευθύνεται σε θεατές όλων των ηλικιών, κατοίκους  και επισκέπτες του Ακάμα. Με ελληνικούς και…

From Odyssey to C. P. Cavafy

20:30

The poetry of C.P. Cavafy narrated by the great actor George Kimoulis carries a sense of nostalgia for a human voice lost, allowing Thodoris Economou to approach it musically and shed light on man’s passions and faults. Through Robert Wilson’s Odyssey, the lights dim and the music takes us to the myth of Ulysses, as envisioned by Thodoris Economou. The terms “Destination” and “Ulysses” function as keywords for Cavafy’s “Ithaca” with which George Kimoulis begins his narration, before the music…

Akamas Project: Ecological Film Festival

20:00 — 22:00

Within the framework of the Akamas Project, a complex programme for the protection of natural areas and the sustainable development of the communities of the Akamas peninsula, an Ecological Film Festival is organised which includes award-winning documentaries, short films and short animation films of ecological content, aiming at informing and raising public awareness about the environmental issues of the planet. The Ecological Film Festival is organised for the first time in the communities of Akamas and is addressing spectators of…

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