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May 2017

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…

June 2017

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

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…

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

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

Dragons of Europe – Travelling Playground

Tuesday 27 June until Sunday 23 July Opening Hours  Tuesday-Friday 16:00-19:00 Saturday-Sunday 11:30-18:00 This is the continuation of the journey of the two containers that have been transformed into a playground and begun their journey from Kathikas last May. 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…

August 2017

Τraditional Routes

19:30 — 22:30

26 – 27 August 2017 | 19:30 – 22:30 Two days filled with traditional sounds, images and flavours, dedicated to the folklore culture of Cyprus and other countries. In 2017, the European Capital of Culture welcomes music and dance from Cyprus, Pontus, the Mediterranean Sea and other European Capitals of Culture. Focussing on folklore creation, the festival stages a shadow theatre will be set up, traditional games, fairy tales and presentations of tools, musicalinstruments as well as food and wine.…

November 2017

Open living library

17:00 — 23:00

Stories, recollections and memorabilia from the Ibrahim’s Khan, the surrounding area and the lives of its people is what this project aims at gathering and making accessible for the present and future. The entire process and an exhibition-documentary will be presented to the public after the restoration of the historic site. Several parallel activities will take place including a Living Library of oral history, with the presentation of live or recorded storytelling and narratives, connecting the area again with the…

December 2017

Peri Poleos

19:00 — 23:00

The project aims at awakening and recording the memory of people from Pafos with various activities such as the collection of photographs and narratives through an open call addressed to all of the community. The data collected will be archived and presented in exhibitions, publications and a documentary. The main purpose is to restore and document the historical memory of the past, but also to see how the past is reflected in the city today, making its people proud of…

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