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Palia Ilektriki

Palia Ilektriki

The Old Powerhouse (Palia Ilektriki)

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July 2017

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…

August 2017

European Eyes on Japan – Japan today

16:00 — 19:00

Opening: Friday 18 August  19:30 Starting from 1999, the programme has been inviting photographers from two European Capitals of Culture to Japan, in order to document images of people’s way of living in different areas of the country. Thus, particular aspects of everyday life in Japan are recorded by each photographer, in works that are drastically differentiated from stereotypes or the usual images of the media. At the end of each project, all photographs are exhibited in museums in Japan.…

October 2017

Travellers from Australia

All Day

Groups of archaeologists from the University of Sydney have been carrying out excavations in Cyprus for the past decades, bringing to light the Hellenistic-Roman theatre of Nea Pafos. This is the most ancient theatre in Cyprus which was in use from 300 BC until earthquakes led to its ruin in 365 AD. With this landmark location of antiquity as their starting point, architects and artists have worked together in compiling a collection of accurate copies, art books and photographs of…

New Pafos and Western cyprus

08:00 — 17:00

The Department of Antiquities organises an international conference about all the excavations in the Pafos district. Archaeological teams from all over the world who have worked on these excavation sites for years will attend the conference, presenting findings from Fabrica Hill, Palaipafos, Geroskipou, Agios Georgios in Pegeia and other places.

International Monodrama Festival

20:00 — 21:30

Palia Ilektriki and Attikon Pafos2017 aims to establish an annual International Festival of Monodrama in 2017. The experience acquired through the Platform of Monodrama and its international participants (2015) and the corresponding Competition Platform for Cypriot Productions (2016) were carried out to support this endeavour. As a place at the crossroad of cultures, Pafos is in a privileged position to create an initiative which will prove to be beneficial at an artistic, touristic and financial level. Critically acclaimed international performances…

Between Regularity and Irregularity – Audiovisual Art and culture


The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus is an important event which includes multiple activities and takes place in Limassol annually. As part of the exchanges for the European Capital of Culture, Pafos will host a two-day screening event of awarded short films, animation films inspired by the poetry of one of the most important poets of Greek language in the 20th century, Constantine P. Cavafy, video art and documentaries. The aim is to present to the Cypriot audience the…

November 2017

Referring to Aphrodite

16:00 — 17:00

A series of events around the Goddess of Beauty and the rich cultural dimension of the myth. Sotiris Karagiorgis has written music for prose and poetry on Aphrodite, edited by Professor Giorgos Georgis of Neapolis University of Pafos, which will be presented through screenings, recitals and discussions. Ass. Professor Erato Hatzisavva of the Athens School of Fine Arts attempts an innovative and contemporary approach to some of the most famous masterpieces of European art, works which deal with the Goddess…

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