Pafos 2017 - Programme May

Welcome to Paphos, welcome to the European Capital of Culture for 2017 . For all these months Paphos becomes the official representative of Cypriot Culture for the whole of Europe. This is a great honour for all Paphians and at the same time a great responsibility.
01 May
Music together!
All Day
Pafos Neighbourhoods The neighbourhood is perceived as the core of social cohesion, a notion which appears weakened in our times. The European Capital of Culture makes squares, parks and even backyards the venues for its events precisely to make people reconnect with each other and with their surroundings and to restore the importance of neighbourhood associations. Professional musicians and amateurs come together and set up a celebration in these locations where people will not only come together in music, they…

01 May
Ongoing Exhibition: Depicting the Invisible
10:00 — 19:00
En Plo Gallery
Exhibition Duration: 10 March – 12 May 2017 Opening Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 – 16:00 – 19:00 An exhibition that includes paintings, engravings and sculptures from Europe and Latin America, selected based on the inspiration they draw from Christianity. The exhibition offers the opportunity to study the different approaches and the variety of methods used for the representation of the same themes. Along with significant works by F. Abbiati, G. Battista Tiepolo, C. Sorg, I. Tapia, J. Carlos Angles, J. Tengnangel, G.…

01 May
Ongoing Exhibitions | Terra Mediterranean: In Action
10:00 — 19:00
Fabrica Cave
Fabrica’s Cave, Pafos Opening: 8 April 2017, 11:00 Duration: 8 April – 25 November 2017, 10:00- 19:00 Installation: Chiharu Shiota *Α collaboration between European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 and the EU-Japan Fest Committee Free Entrance Pafos Medieval Castle Opening: 8 April 2017, 12:00 Duration: 8 April – 25 November 2017 Opening hours: Winter (16 September – 15 April) – Sunday: 08:30 – 17:00 & Summer (16 April – 15 September) Monday – Sunday: 08:30 – 19:30 Participating artists and theorists:…

01 May
Berlin Philharmonic
12:00 — 14:00
Pafos Castle Square
The Berlin Philharmonic is one of Europe’s greatest orchestras, with hundreds of concerts, performances and recordings all over the world. The Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic was for many years the legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan. Since 1991, every year on the 1st of May the Berlin Philharmonic organises its annual European Concert which broadcasts live on German TV (ARD) to many European and Asian countries, while it is also streamed globally. In 2017, the great conductor Mariss Jansons, who…

04 May
Pygmalion Effect
11:00 — 17:00
Pafos Municipal Library
Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May 2017 This bi-communal project includes art therapy workshops by the artist and art therapist Asli Bolayir. The workshops are intended for people of all ages, who will have the opportunity to express in aesthetic terms and finally understand and overcome traumatic experiences and losses caused by the war and the displacement of the past 42 years. The aim of the workshop is to explore the personal past and the collective memory through…

05 May
Risky Τravels
16:00 — 19:00
Ibrahim’s Khan
Inauguration: Friday 5 May 19:00 Duration: 5th of May 2017 – 4 of June 2017, 16:00 – 19:00 A joint exhibition with works of the Cypriot artists Andy Hadjiadamos and Baki Bogac, which sums up a true story, indicative of the power of art in overcoming differences, barriers and borders. Baki Bogac, architect and sculptor, discovered and saved sculptures, paintings, photos and other objects which Andy Hadjiadamos left behind in Ammochostos, when the town’s Greek Cypriot residents were evicted in…

06 May
Songs of Travellers with Melina Kana
20:00 — 21:30
Πλατεία Κάστρου
In the European Capital of Culture programme, the term ‘Travellers of the World’ refers to the visitors of Pafos, these being conquerors, travellers and tourists or migrants and refugees that came to Pafos seeking refuge. The history of migration is sealed with a feeling of nostalgia, the pain of separation and the longing of return. All these are expressed in a more direct way through musics and songs from all around the world. These songs of the foreign land/exile, tell…

07 May
The Garden of Tastes – Wine Hoisting
11:00 — 12:00
Kato Pafos Harbour
Kato Pafos Harbour The Organisation European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017, as part of the series The Garden of Tastes, brings up from the seabed the 280 bottles of wine that were immersed in 2015 in cooperation with the Cypriot Wineries, the Cyprus Sommelier Association and the Pancyprian Divers’ Association. This is a spectacular and a special event, since the hoisting of the wines will be followed by wine tasting of the corresponding 280 bottles that were stored in winery…

07 May
Something in the Air
20:00 — 21:30
Chloraka Amphitheatre
The Paphos Zingers choir is a multimode and multicultural group, mainly comprising of foreigners who are permanent residents of Pafos. The choir’s composition (consisting mainly of Travellers of the World) constitutes a triumph over diversity, reflects the course of the Others in the city and it is a memorandum of the welcoming temperament of the Pafian people. The latter are asked by the members of the choir to participate in a joyous celebration, since this very element of celebration, vitality…

10 May
The big Mosaic
16:00 — 19:00
Χάνι του Ιμπραήμ
Inauguration: Wednesday 10th May 19:00 Utilising the recorded narratives of personal stories by people of all social groups of Pafos, a team of artists collaborate on a project that attempts to present Pafos as a Grand Mosaic of persons. Various activities related to the central idea of the project, as well as an exhibition catalogue, will accompany the exhibition. Participating artists: Klitsa Antoniou, Alexandre Gautier, the Dominique Gauthier workshop from the National School of Fine Arts of Paris, Stelios Ilsouk, Costas Makrinos, Yiannos…

10 May
Boden in Urban Spaces – Let’s Move
17:00 — 18:00
Kennedy Square
The famous Austrian artist Willi Dorner and his colleagues creates an original and interesting interactive performance, which is about body formations in central locations of the town. The event aims at the involvement of the society and the visitors of the town, by way of a walkthrough of the town via an original and creative route. The participants will follow a march towards the town centre, where 20 people that were selected and trained by Esther Steinkogler of Willi Dorner’s…

12 May
20:30 — 21:30
Aion House
Friday 12 & Saturday 13 May 2017 An international production of Aristophanes’ comedy, with 12 young actresses from Cyprus, Brazil and Nigeria. The particularity of the origin of the actresses makes them carriers of wider experiences and at the same time personal, wrapped up with the cultural characteristics of each country. The performance acts as a dialogue between Africa, South America and Europe, under the sounds of a four-member ensemble (Judith Duscha, Raissa Nikola Mehner, Marina Saussele, Johanna Schneider), with…

14 May
Akamas Project | Experimental Ceramics Workshop
11:00 — 12:00
Monday 8 – Sunday 14 May, Ceramics Workshop The special geology of Akamas is the cause for the meeting of six artists of ceramic art from Cyprus, Greece and Malta in Androlikou village, in order to create clays and coatings and to make pottery using the traditional wheel as well as figurines and small sculptures inspired by ancient pottery making. Participating artists in the workshop, which is open to the public, are: Vasos Demetriou, George Georgiades, Semral Oztan and Hasan işık…

14 May
Signs in time and space
In the spirit of the Open Air Factory installations were created and placed in public areas, setting up an Open Air Museum and a legacy of the year for the European Capital of Culture in Pafos. Moreover, the correlation of the landscape and the artwork activates broader notional links and enriches the visitors’ and the locals’ perception of the spaces as well as the artworks by artists: Andreas Makariou, Yiota Ioannidou, Andreas Paraskeva, Charis Paspallis, Dimitris Makariou and Umit Inatci.…

18 May
A Walk in the Museums: From Vaitylo of Palaipafos to Voufa of Pafos
16:30 — 17:30
Pafos2017 Headquarters
Thursday 18 May 2017, 16:30 | Pafos2017 Headquarters Friday 19 May 2017, 17:30 | Pafos2017 Headquarters The European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 organises a two-day event of tours in archaeology and time, attempting to bring out the long history of culture and tradition through the link between Palaipafos and New Pafos. The two tours attempt to create a network and a route that will redefine the relationship of the public with museums and will reinstate them in the landscape…

19 May
Pafos: Myth, History, Landscape (Inauguration) 19:00 — 20:30
En Plo Gallery
Inauguration: 19:00, Friday 19 May 2017 Exhibition Duration : 19 May 2017 – 30 July 2017 Opening Hours: 10:00 -13:00 & 16:00-19:00 The exhibition is a tribute to the town of Pafos for the European honour that was attributed to it. The first objective was to present the landscape. From the landscape the exhibition leads to myths, with Aphrodite dominating as a symbol. The historical references go along with the myth. Participating artists: Alexandros, Athina Antoniadou, Katerina Vavlitou, Marcos Venios, Chrysa Vergi, Marina…

19 May
The corner of a Foreign Field
20:00 — 22:00
Lemona Village
The Corner of a Foreign Field involves an artistic feast that will bring together foreign and local residents, intellectuals and creators just as the multicultural environment we live in calls for. Lemona is a village surrounded by beautiful hills which has been selected as a place of residence by many foreigners. In the spirit of Louis Bunuel’s film, the artist Lia Lapithi sets up an open-air feast with the foreign inhabitants. The event has been filmed and the material was used…

20 May
One touch of venus and More with Ute Lemper
20:30 — 22:00
Pafos Castle Square
Ute Lemper brightens the landscape of the castle with a… touch and a concert-performance dedicated to the passion of love and life. The famous performer sings in her own unique way special moments from Kurt Weill’s music and Bertolt Brecht’s poetry. The most famous ballads and songs from works such as “The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” and “The Threepenny Opera” create a magical atmosphere. The great singer is accompanied by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, conducted by…

21 May
Peace2Peace – Returning to Mouttalos
11:30 — 13:30
Mouttalos Botanic Garden
Sunday 21 May 2017 / 11:30 Mouttalos Botanic Garden (next to the St. Sophia Mosque – Cami I Kebir) The second event of the bi-communal group of women, Peace2Peace, concludes the installation of crochet decorated shingles in the, under-construction, Botanical Garden in Mouttalos. The event marks the completion and the presentation of the work of the last few months by the Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot women and women of other nationalities living in Cyprus. The event also includes a performance…

21 May
Akamas Project
16:30 — 18:00
Kathikas Community Council
Sunday 21 May 2017 16:30 – 18:00 Kathikas Community Council In the context of the Akamas Project activities that relate to the sustainable development of the Akamas peninsula communities, a series of events will take place. These include the inauguration of the cycling station and the relevant environmental educational programme for elementary schoolchildren, as well as the opening of the Information Centre Pafos2017 that has been set up in the village of Kathikas. The Information Centres in Kathikas, Neo Chorio…