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Paphos blooming with culture

On Friday 29th of December Pafos 2017 will hand over the title to representatives of the European Capitals of Culture for 2018, Valetta, in Malta and Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands

The European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 is set to give us a rounded cultural experience for March.

Exhibitions this month start with Aphrodite’s Library, already underway at the Medieval Manor House in Kouklia. The exhibition, which will run until March 20, showcases two large installations by artist Mary Plant, which are dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite. The second exhibition, A Tale of Two Cities, started yesterday and will run until March 20. It brings together photographs taken on our island and photographs taken in Malta – whose city Valletta will be the European Capital of Culture for 2018 – by Maltese photographer David Piani.

The next exhibition will open on Friday at the En Plo Gallery under the name Depicting the Invisible. This group exhibition, which will remain open until May 12, displays a series of paintings, engravings and sculptures from Europe and Latin America that were inspired by Christianity. At the Municipal Gallery of Paphos, an exhibition from March 17 until April 30 will pay tribute to the internationally acclaimed Cypriot artist Stass Paraskos.

The month will end with the interactive installation exhibition Room in a Wall, which opens on March 22 and runs until March 29 at Ibrahim’s Khan and explores our relationship with borders.

On the music front, children from Paphos and Valetta will collaborate during the music programme Kirana under the guidance of Maltese musician and composer Ruben Zahra. Kirana will reach its peak on March 18 with a free performance at the Apostolou Pavlou Gymnasium at 7pm.

The cultural capital also plans to take entertainment outside, making the city part of the show. The dance project Let’s Move will have its first performance at the town hall square on March 19 at 7.30pm.

Keeping with the idea of being outdoors, there will be an informative workshop about Agricultural Cooperatives and the role they play when it comes to the sustainable development of local communities at the Kathikas Community Centre on March 18 from 10am until 2pm.

The European Capital of Culture Pafos2017
Events planned for March. Around Paphos. Tel: 26-932017,

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