The European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 has presented almost a year of cultural drama and a feeling of connection with other cultures from around the world, and this month is the final curtain with what organisers have up their sleeves deserving a standing ovation.
But before that there is more to entertain us. On Monday and Tuesday, the Ludens Ensemble will bring to the Markideio Theatre stories from Edinburgh and Paphos by using narrative techniques under the name Forbidden Stories. The performances will begin at 8.30pm and the ticket price is €10.
A three-day event under the name Director and Cinema will be held, again at the Markideio Theatre, from December 6-8 during which two films directed by Cypriot directors will be screened from 7pm. Wednesday will show Boy on the Bridge and The Joy and Sorrow of the Body, Thursday will show Family Member and The Story of the Green Mile and the last day will screen Impressions of a Drowned Man and Rosemarie. This is a free event.
One of the last exhibitions of Pafos2017 will be the group photography exhibition Home, which will open on December 17 at En Plo Gallery at 7pm and will run until December 31 from 4pm until 7pm. Home will bring together photographers from Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Sweden and the USA to show what their stay together in Drousia for six days inspired them to create.
Just before the closing ceremony on December 30 at 7pm at 28th October Square, there will be an official handover ceremony at Markideio Theatre from 8pm. During the ceremony the organisers of Pafos2017 will hand over the title to the European Capitals of Culture for 2018, Valetta (Malta) and Leeuwarden (Netherlands).
After handing over the title, the year will come to a close at the same place it began, with music, images, projections, mapping and lights to create a spectacle to remind of the passing year and create some magical memories.
European Capital of Culture Pafos2017
December events. Around Paphos. Different times. Tel: 26-955166, www.pafos2017.eu