This week at the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 (13-19.11.2017)
THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2017, 19:00
TALES OF TWO CINEMAS: “THE COLOUR OF THE COSMOS”
The cinema theatres, Attikon, in Pafos and Kino Cosmos, in Plovdiv (Bulgaria), share common memories and stories from the past, as well as their future challenges. The European Capitals of Culture Pafos2017 and Plovdiv 2019 meet, with the two cinemas at the heart of this encounter, and share the tales of the cinema theatres, as well as, the cities themselves, while examining their prospects, their current fate and their future challenges. The European Capital of Culture provided the opportunity and possibility for the two cinemas to be re-integrated into the life of their respective cities, in different ways. Victor Yankov, a representative from Plovdiv 2019, will present the case study “Cosmos Case – saving the Cosmos cinema.” recognized as best practice in local government reform by the Council of Europe.
The French artist Maxime Bondu and the French/Bulgarian curator Émile Ouroumov will introduce the “The Colour of the Cosmos” exhibition, which took place in the cinema in 2016.
The presentation and discussion will be held in English
Hospitality Sponsor: Aliathon Holiday Village
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017, 20:30
EUROPE MEETS THE MEDITERRANEAN
The Czech clarinist, Karel Dohnal, together with the Cypriot pianist, Kyriacos Kyriacou, take us on a musical journey, starting from central Europe and reaching the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean. The musical journey goes through the classic works of Schumann and Poulenc and travels all the way to the light, Mediterranean flavoured and folklore works ofKonstantinides and Christou, combining successfully the Mediterranenan tradition with the classics of central Europe. This collaboration proves that a true music experience has no boundaries or distances.
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SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2017, 20:30
MOON AND STARS
M. YOURCENAR – C.P. CAVAFY with Charlotte Rampling
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, and political, existential and physical decline.
Τhe performance will be in English and Greek
Tickets: €20 (Standard), €15 (students, unemployed, pensioners)
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SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2017, 11:30
PANO ARODES SQUARE
AKAMAS PROJECT – MATSIKORIDO NATURE TRAIL
One of the ten activities of the Akamas Project and the infrastructure developed during the Capital of Culture for the future is the creation of a walking trail – the circular “Matsikorido” nature study trail in the Pano Arodes community, carried out in collaboration with the Forestry Department. The inauguration of the trail will take place at the community square, which is both the start and end point of the trail. Hikers will be able to choose between a small circular route of 6 km which goes through vineyards and the Narcissus tazetta natural habitat, and the longer, 10 km-route, which offers great views of the Akamas gorges and the coast. Along the trail, visitors will be able to observe the path’s flora, since the Forestry Department has placed signs indicating 25 important Cypriot plant species.
The inauguration event will also enjoy the support and participation of the environmental group, Cyprus from air.
Akamas Project coordinator: Daniella Pistenti Mouyiannou