This week at the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017


Φωτογραφία / Photo: Filippos Filippou

Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 December 2017
Markideio Theatre 20:30


Forbidden Stories is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of “Power and Collective Memory” created by the theatre group “Ludens Ensemble” based in Edinburgh and included in the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017.
The Ludens Ensemble brings to the stage stories from the two communities, using narrative techniques. Four actors will narrate the stories that were collected after an open call to share stories, representing different characters in a performance which makes use of puppetry, shadow play, video mapping, projections and music.

The play Forbidden Stories aims at bridging the gap between the two communities, by going beyond division and gradually forming a common narrative for the life of the two communities in Cyprus.

Tickets: €10
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OPENING: Palia Ilektriki, 5 December 19:00

Duration: Friday 1– Friday 15 December 2017

En Plo Gallery & Palia Ilektriki 16:00 – 19:00


The Salon d’Automne is a famous artistic exhibition of historical significance, held on an annual basis in Paris. Michèle Julie Ansermet Papadopoulos brings this exhibition to Pafos, linking thus the European Capital of Culture with Paris. In the exhibition take part 30 local artists from both Cypriot communities, as well as 72 artists from abroad who took part in this year’s exhibition in Paris. The exhibition is held in two different venues. Artists Nima Saekechik (piano) and Herve Sika (dance) will perform on the opening night.

Curator: Michele Julie Ansermet Papadopoulos.
With the support and collaboration of the Salon d’Automne Organisation and the French Institute of Cyprus.

Free entrance


Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 December 2017

Markideio Theatre | 19:00 & 21:00

DIRECTORS & CINEMA (6-8.12.2017)
A 3-day event with award-winning films by Cypriot directors, with the opportunity to meet the directors and discuss about the modern Cypriot film industry.


19:00 | Boy on the Bridge (85’, 2016). Director: Petros Charalambous
21:00 | The Joy and Sorrow of the Body (149’, 2013). Director: Andreas Pantzis


19:00 | Family Member (104’, 2015). Director: Marinos Kartikkis
21:00 | The Story of the Green Line (115’, 2017). Director: Panicos Chrysanthou

19:00 | Impressions of a Drowned Man (82’, 2015). Director: Kyros Papavassiliou
21:00 | Rosemarie (112’, 2017). Director: Adonis Florides

Free entrance

Φωτογραφία / Photo: Spiros Charitos

Sunday 10 December 2017

Location: Loizos Philippou Residence 4, Exo Vrysi, 16:30


The Peri Poleos project makes its last stop in 2017, at the Mansions of Pafos, opening for the first time in decades the residence of Loizos Philippou. Panagiotis Touliatos, Head of the Department of Architecture of Frederick University, will present the unique architectural features of the Mansions, for which volunteer Lia Konstantinou has collected related stories and narrations. Dr. George Georgis, Professor of History in the Neapolis University will talk about the life and work of Loizos Philippou. Zinonas Nikolaides will address the audience on behalf of the family.

The event will feature the screening of a documentary about the Mansions of Pafos and a short artistic programme by the choreographer Jake Athanasiades and the musician Marinella Tryfonos.

Coordination: Lia Konstantinou
Sponsor: Vasilikon Winery

Free entrance


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