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August 2017

Marguerite Yourcenar – C. P. Cavafy


British actress Charlotte Rampling, Greek-French actor Polydoros Vogiatzis and guitarist Varvara Gyra present on stage the literary encounter of the Greek poet Cavafy (1863-1933) and French novelist Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987), edited by Jean-Claude Feugnet. Belgian-born Yourcenar was the first to translate Cavafy into French and was a knowledgeable Cavafy critic and scholar. Cavafy’s poetry permeates the performance, while Yourcenar’s texts with the female genius and sensitivity they exhume reveal secret aspects of Cavafy’s poetry, emphasising on love and death, loneliness,…

From Odyssey to C. P. Cavafy


The poetry of Cavafy, which carries a sense of nostalgia for a human voice lost, allows Thodoris Economou to approach it musically, shedding light on man’s passions and faults. Drawing on Robert Wilson’s Odyssey, and the home coming journey the music takes us to the myth of Ulysses. Passion and bravery, and the home coming journey are some of the motives which come to life through Economou’s musical language. The terms “Destination” and “Ulysses” function as keywords for Cavafy’s “Ithaca”…

October 2017

Stone and Sea

09:00 — 15:00

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,…

November 2017

Letters to the Others


Writers from Pafos exchange correspondence with other writers living in Aarhus (Denmark) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria), European Capitals of Culture in 2017 and 2019 respectively. These letters are not just a way of introducing or presenting one’s city of residence, but they are also ways to exchange ideas about literary expression and getting acquainted with the other. Letters were preferred in this case, with e-mails however not excluded, in order to revive epistolary literature and integrate it in today’s condition where…

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