The Embassies of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus will present a range of events under the Weeks of the German Language umbrella that will kick off on Saturday.
Lasting until the end of November, events will take place related to the German language and the culture of the three German-speaking countries.
Each year, a whole series of activities are organised, including cinema, musical events, theatre and lectures. “By promoting the German language,” the event’s website (www.wddscyprus.com) said, “we support multilingualism in Cyprus and contribute to the already flourishing cultural exchange between Cyprus and these countries.”
Highlights of the 2020 edition are Beyond 6 Strings with ten remarkable musicians presenting rarely performed guitar chamber music works of Austrian composers, the films Lara (drama, 2019) from Germany, the charming comedy Die Letzte Pointe, (The Last Touch, 2017) from Switzerland, as well as the interactive installation Disappearing Wall, presenting Europe’s diversity in the form of quotes.
“The pandemic had a big impact on this year’s programme,” said the organisers. “We would have liked to offer a more extensive programme, however, the current situation and the applicable precautionary measures restrict us. For the same reason, we, unfortunately, were obliged this year to cancel the traditional opening event and we will furthermore have to go without our popular Christmas market.”
This year, individual events have been organised without an admission fee or the possibility to make seat reservations. The events will follow the “first come, first served” principle. Full details can be found on the website as well as on the event’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CypWddS.
Weeks of German Language
A series of events, screenings and so on celebrating the german language and culture. October 24 – November 29. www.wddscyprus.com