Weekly Agenda of events 2/10/17 – 8/10/17

Monday 2 October 2017

Lemona Village, 18:00

Zentralkapelle Berlin & Windkraft Band


The Zentralkapelle Berlin from Germany and the Windkraft Band from Cyprus come together in a musical encounter. The two bands performed together in Cyprus in October 2015 and their cooperation continued as they met again in Berlin and in Cyprus in July 2016. This year, the two bands will amuse the audience for the third time, with a rich musical programme that includes sounds from the German Blasmusik, well-known funk and pop melodies, latin and traditional rythms, in an attempt to bring the audience closer to the sound of their wind instruments and the spirit of this joint venture.

Free entrance


Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 October 2017

Starting Point: Fabrica’s Cave 17:00

Remote Pafos – Rimini Protokoll

Theatrical event

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

In greek and english.

With the support and collaboration of the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, the Embassy of Switzerland in Cyprus and the Goethe Institute.

Hospitality Sponsor: Maispa Developers 

Tickets: 10€

Free transfers from the finishing point to the starting point.


 Monday 2 October – Sunday 15 October 2017

Opening: Monday 2 October, 19:00


Palia Ilektriki

Travellers from Australia


An exhibition of diversified material, created by archaeologists and artists who have taken part in the expeditions of the University of Sidney that brought to light the Hellenistic-Roman theatre of Nea Pafos. The most ancient theatre in Cyprus, used for theatrical and other performances from 300 BC until its ruin by earthquakes in 365 AD, was the motive for those conducting the excavations to create a large collection of original copies, art books and photographs of great Australian photographers, who have been inspired by the cultural heritage of Pafos.

Curated by Professor Diana Wood Conroy and Dr. Craig Barker. 

Free Entrance


Wednesday 4 October 2017 19:30

La Boîte 67 (Kato Pafos Harbour)

Peri Poleos – La Boîte 67 – 1967 – 2017

Community Involvement

The “Peri Poleos” programme of Pafos2017 makes a stop at the legendary cafe La Boîte 67, where it all began exactly 50 years ago. During the magical and most turbulent decade of the 20th century, La Boîte 67 became the place where painting, poetry and singing met with the artistic explorations, the new trends, the political discussions and the concerned youth of the time.

The “Peri Poleos” programme records the history of the La Boîte 67 through the narrations of its owners, Andreas and Athena Charalabides, and through the recollections of its first regulars. It aspires to recompose the ambience of that period through photographs and songs of the time. It revives the story of the La Boîte 67 from 1967 to this day through video projections, interviews, photographs and a music programme with the musicians who have marked the place over time.

Video production: Constantinos Yenis

Curation, coordination: Eliza Christoforou

Free entrance


Wednesday 4 – Friday 13 October 2017

10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00

Opening: Wednesday 4 October 2017 18:00

Ibrahim’s Khan

Whose Karagiozis is This? – Discovering the World of Karagkiozis


Karagiozis is the main figure of the shadow theatre, as it was created and developed mainly in Turkey and Greece, and is now acknowledged as world cultural heritage. The exhibition at Ibrahim’s Khan will present figures and sceneries crafted by well-known artists and puppeteers from Cyprus, Greece and other neighbouring countries, originating from Christodoulos Pafios’ collection.



Thursday 5, Sunday 8, Thursday 12 October 2017 (shadow theatre)


Students will be able to visit the exhibition and discover the world and the adventures of the immortal Karagiozis, watching his sufferings, misfortunes, his humorous and side-splitting stories in a programme curated by Christodoulos Pafios, grandson of the legendary Cypriot puppeteer, Pafios.


Saturday 7 October 2017 11:00 & 16:00 (shadow theatre)

Lena Spanou Shadow Theatre presents the play “Kollitiris as a Student”, based on Androulla Embedokleous’ texts. Directed by Lena Spanou. Actors: Pambos Charalambous and Lena Spanou.


Tuesday 10 October 2017 19:00 (shadow theatre)

Thodoris Kostidakis presents the play “Karagiozis and the Enigmas of Veziropoula”, a classic comedy of the Greek Shadow Theatre for the young and the older, based on tradition and contemporary influences and references.


Friday 13 October 2017 17:00 (shadow theatre)

Children are introduced to the design and construction of figures, discovering the secrets of the berde, in a workshop by Christodoulos Pafios.
Limited availability for the performances and the workshop.

Reservation is necessary: 26932017

Business Partner: Cyprus Cooperative Bank

Free entrance


Friday 6, Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2017 20:00

Open Air Attikon

Tribute to Russian Cinema


As part of the Cine Attikon programme and the Russian Film Week, three films from Russia will be premiered in the presence of the famous actors Valentina Telichkina and Yuriy Nifontov, and director Karen Shakhnazarov, who will discuss with the audience.

The screenings are co-organised and supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of Russia in Cyprus, the Embassy of Cyprus in Russia, the Association of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Greece and Cyprus “FILIA”, the Cyprus-Russian Friendship Association.

Production: “ELSE” Production

In russian with greek subtitles.

Free entrance


Friday 6 October 2017 20:00

The Spacewalker (2017, 140’)

In March 1965, during the Cold War between the USSR and the USA, there was a harsh antagonism as to who would be the first man to walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no risk is too great. A war veteran and a hot-heated pilot are invited to take part in this mission, facing the complete unknown…

The film will be presented by Yuri Nifontov.

In russian with greek subtitles

Free entrance


Saturday 7 October 2017 20:00

Anna Karenina – Vronsky’s Story (2017, 138’)

Is there really a single truth in love and in everybody’s choices?

Anna Karenina chose a tragic path, abandoning her family and her son Sergei for the sake of Count Vronsky. 30 years later the two rivals, Sergei Karenin and Alexei Vronsky, meet during the Russo-Japanese war in a remote Manchurian village and attempt to find the answers that both of them have long been seeking for.

The film will be presented by Karen Shakhnazarov.

In russian with greek subtitles

Free entrance


Sunday 8 October 2017 20:00

The Bolshoi (2017, 132’)

The film tells the true story of a young country girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Despite the difficulties and obstacles, she reaches her goal and becomes prima ballerina at the famous Bolshoy Theatre. The film will be presented by actress Valentina Telichkina.

In russian with greek subtitles.

Free entrance


Saturday 7 October 2017 16:00-18:00


Sunday 8 October 2017 15:00

En Plo Gallery


Visual Arts

The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 has created a series of relations and exchanges between Cyprus and Japan, that include events relevant to the art of Ikebana.

Ourania Gabrielidou from Cyprus, Chairwoman of the school department Sogetsu Ikebana Seihan and Loula Sylvestrou, Ikebana tutor, will present the Japanese art of flower arrangement on the 7th of October at the Attikon. The 11th Director of the historic Koryu Rion-kai Ikebana school, Riou Udagawa from Japan, will create a temporary installation entitled Synergia. The installation, that will connect the plants with the venue using thread, will be presented to the public on the 8th of October at 15:00, at the En Plo Gallery.

With the support and collaboration of the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee.

Hospitality Sponsor: Aquamare Beach Hotel & Spa

Free entrance


Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2017

Starting point: Talaat Pasa Street, 17:00



Α-way: There is always a way (away) as long as the mind can “see” afar.

A-way: Because we have no right to abandon the future to its fate…

Α-way, because the only deadlines in this life are those we accept as such.

A site specific performance in the Mouttalos neighbourhood, signed by the Amfidromo Dance Company.


Chroreography: Elena Christodoulidou

Dancers: Eve Hadjivassiliou, Kristia Pitsillidou, Nicole Yiannaka, Constantinos Papamethodiou, Adonis Kyriakides

Composers: Charis Sofokleous, Savvas Savva, Andreas Moustoukis, Tasos Stylianou, George Stavrou

Costumes: Lakis Genethlis

The performance takes place under the Terpsichore programme of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Free Entrance


 For more information: 2693 2017, www.pafos2017.eu

Tickets: www.soldouttickets.com.cy, So Easy Stores Παγκύπρια & Time Out Kiosk, Pafos)

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