This week at the European Capital of Culture - Pafos2017 (30.10.2017-05.11.2017)

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Monday 30 October 2017, 18:30
Ibrahim’s Khan (Constantinou Kanari, Pafos)
The Table of Unification

An installation that will become a reference point in the restored Ibrahim’s Khan. Inspired by the importance the Khan used to have for decades, as a centre for socialising and trading, artists and academics Anthony Heywood and Uwe Derksen set up the Table using wood and messages collected from different places and from neighbouring countries. The design of the installation started in 2015, setting the mark of the Capital of Culture and its legacy for the future. With the participation of volunteers, as well as the collaboration of the Pafos Technical School and the Carpentry and Furniture Making Department, coordinated by Andreas Stefanou and Stefanos Savva.

Sponsor: OPAP
Hospitality Sponsor: Cynthiana Beach Hotel

Free entrance

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Tuesday 31 October – Wednesday 1 November 2017 20:00
Palia Ilektriki
Audiovisual Art from Japan
“Between Regularity and Irregularity” is a tribute to the audiovisual art and culture of Japan and its rich tradition on the subject. The project is part of the European Capital of Culture artistic exchanges and the result of the contacts with the International Short Film Festival (ISFFC) in Japan. This two-day tribute will host award-winning short films, documentaries, experimental animation, cartoon films inspired by the poetry of Cavafy and video art.
Curation/coordination: Ioakim Mylonas and Alexia Roider (Artistic Directors of ISFFC).
With the support and collaboration of the Organisation EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee and Videoart Center, Murashino Arts University and Short Shorts Festival in Tokyo

Free entrance


Trails of Memories
Crevices of the mind: Time Lostand Time Found

1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11 November / 12:00 – 14:00
Solo morning-performances are moments of researching the embodiment of being and investigating the relationship of body, memory and imagination by stepping into a field of information and responding to it through movement.

4, 7, 11 November / 19:00 – 20:00
Solo evening-performances in the style of storytellingwith reference to archival photographs and sound recordings of Paphos between 1919 and 1947, as experienced by Ritsa Antoniadou – Economou

Free entrance

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Photo: Ergenc Korkmaze

Thursday 2 November 2017, 17:00
Friday 3 November 2017,  17:00-19:00
Ibrahim’s Khan
Open Living Library
The gathering of stories, recollections and memorabilia from Ibrahim’s Khan, the surrounding area and the lives of its people is the aim of this project. Both this process of collection and a relevant exhibition-documentary will be presented to the public after the restoration of the historic site. Furthermore, in an effort to regenerate this important site and achieve its functional reintegration into the everyday life of Pafos, several parallel activities will take place featuring “human books”, that islive or recorded stories and recollections, which constitute testimonies of the living memory of this landscape. In the same context, an outdoor memorabilia collection site will be set up near the Table of Unification, creating an open living library of objects that visitors can leave behind in the form of photos and messages.Cypriot writers, among whom the writers Antonis Pillas and Ulus Irkad, who lived in Pafos before 1974, will share their experiences, while we share memories and stories of the city.

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In collaboration with Europe Direct in Pafos
Hospitality sponsor:Aliathon Holiday Village

Free entrance

19 Rimini Protokol

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll (Kaegi / Karrenbauer)

Performances:  3/11 –  8/11 
Departure: Fabrica’s Cave: 15:30
Arrival at the finishing point: 17:10

The Rimini Protokoll group is considered one of the most important, pioneering and influential theatre groups in Europe during the last few years. It consists of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have been working together since 2002 and have been constantly developing new theatrical forms. In 2017 the great artists will include Pafos in their programme, with an en-route-performance in the city centre for 50 viewers at a time. A special soundtrack will accompany the performance in streets, parking spaces, churches and courtyards, thus, changing the way we view and experience our city.

*In Greek and English.
With the support and the collaboration of the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Embassy in Cyprus and the Goethe Institute.
Hospitality Sponsor:
 Maispa Developers

Entrance Fee: 10€
(Ticket pre sale starts soon)
Free transportation from the finishing point to the starting point at the Fabrica Cave


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Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November 2017
Attikon, Pafos
The Animattikon Project
The Animattikon Project is a festival of short animation films organised by the European Capital of Culture. It aims to become established as an annual event, celebrating the art of animation.
Free entrance

(Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November 2017

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3 November 2017 | 19:00 | Presentation / History of the festival by Yiorgos Tsangaris
Τhe Animattikon Project invites Yiorgos Tsangaris, the artistic director of the first Animation Festival of Cyprus, to present the history of the festival, which was created in 2002, in Cyprus’ countryside and has, ever since, promoted the independent animation scene throughout Cyrpus.


3 November 2017 |20:00 | Stelios Hadjicosta / Concert 

The Animattikon Projects inaugurates its official screening weekend by presenting Stelios Hadjicosta in concert. The songwriter will present his personal work, a total of ten songs created during the last ten years. He will be accompanied on stage by Chrysostomos Kelis at the guitars and the bouzouki. The music will be matched by the projection of live animation by Charalambos Margaritis. The concert will take place at Attikon, on Friday, 3rd of November 2017, at 8pm.

3 November 2017 |
21:00 | The Animattikon Project / Official Guest Screenings

The Animattikon Project presents the screening of the films of its official guests. A programming of 20 short animated films from Cyprus and abroad, specially invited for the first day of the official Animattikon Project screenings.



4 November 2017 | 19:00 | SCRENNING OF THE WORKSHOP FILMS
The Animattikon Project presents the films created during its workshops along with the documentation of the procedure of their creation.


4 November 2017 | 20:00 | Official Selection Screening
The Animattikon Project presents its official selection of animated short films, on Saturday the 4th of November at the Attikon, at 8pm.



5 November 2017 | 19:00 | The history of  Animasyros by the cofounder & president of the  Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora


5 November 2017 |
20:00 | Screening / Evrόpi: 28 animation narratives for Europe

The Animattikon Project presents, on the 5th of November 2017, at the Attikon, the program of the Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora, with the title Evrόpi: 28 animation narratives for Europe.


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Saturday 4 November 2017
Kathikas Community Council 10:30 – 15:00

UNESCO Global Geoparks: Benefits and Sustainable Development Prospects – The role of Environmental Education
The seminar is being held as part of the Akamas Project with the aim of informing the Akamas local communities about the UNESCO Global Geoparks institution. It will also examine the benefits and prospects for the sustainable development of these areas, as well as, demonstrating the role of Environmental Education in the Geoparks. The seminar is organised in collaboration with the Geological Survey Department of the National UNESCO Commission, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute and the Akamas communities.
Professor Nikolaos Zouros, President of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network will be the main speaker at this event.
Akamas project coordinator: Daniella Pistenti Mouyiannou

Free entrance


Vladimir Ovchinnikov

 Sunday 5 November 2017, 20:00
A’ Lyceum of Ethnarch Makarios III

Vladimir Ovchinnikov
The internationally acclaimed Russian pianist, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, is visiting the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 and performing in a grand concert featuring some of the greatest masterpieces of the Russian composers, Piotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the Russian culture as part of the programme of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. Vladimir Ovchinnikov is the sole pianist to have won both the top awards in the International Tchaikovsky Competitions in Moscow (1982) and in Leeds (1987). He has collaborated with famous conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Matthias Barnert, James Conlon, Alexander Dmitriev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Yakov Kreizberg, Libor Pesek, Valery Poliansky, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Thomas Sanderling, Maxim Shostakovich, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Sir Georg Solti.

In collaboration with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cyprus.

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