Events

Advertise your event on our events page. Forward wording and images to marketing@parikiaki.com.

Exhibition explores beneath the surface of culture in Cyprus

Artists from the University of Plymouth are taking part in an international exhibition which aims to offer a different perspective on life in Cyprus.

Layers of Visibility, which will be on show in the Pierides Foundation (NiMAC), Associated with the Pierides Foundation, features a selection of works including photography, paintings and film.

Amassed during a series of artistic residencies, collectively they provide a range of different responses to the island and to the complex layers of Cypriot culture.

The exhibition has been curated by the University’s Professor in Photographic Culture, Liz Wells, and NiMAC’s Director Yiannis Toumazis.

They first developed the residencies idea and since 2013, six artists from Plymouth have each spent at least a month on the island, investigating and representing its nature and people in their own styles.

Professor Wells said:

“Cyprus relies heavily on its tourist industry, but many visitors barely get to scrape the surface of its history and culture. Spending a month there offered our artists precisely that opportunity, and the resulting exhibition offers alternative insight into a place where there is much more to be discovered than that which first meets the eye.”

The exhibiting artists – photographers Carole Baker, Liz Nicol and Simon Standing; painter Chris Cook; and filmmakers Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker – are all based within the University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, and members of the Land/Water and the Visual Arts research network.

Through the exhibition, they discover and explore challenging stories and trajectories of local realities: new architectural developments in contested urban settings; the situation of refugee dogs in shelters; military presence in a divided island, family memory and symbolic legacies; and the dead zone as a complex metaphor for links as well as divisions.

The event is the latest to celebrate the project, with a dedicated symposium – Out of Place: The artist residency as a space of creative exploration and reflection – having been held in Plymouth earlier this year. It will also feature in the University’s own Research Festival in 2019 and it is also hoped to bring the full exhibition to the UK in the future.

Professor Wells added:

“Our partnership with NiMAC is quite rare, in that artists working as academics very seldom get the opportunity to take on a residency of this type. It has offered colleagues a chance to really engage with their practice and all of them have benefitted from that. In turn, there are positive effects for their students as they learn from practising artists and get to see their creativity in action.”

The exhibition’s opening night is on Friday 19 October and it runs until January 2019.

Event to honour the historic leader of AKEL Ezekias Papaioannou life

Akel in Britain is hosting an event tomorrow night Tuesday the 16th of October 2018 7.00 pm at the Cypriot Community Centre atn in Wood Green dedicated to the historical leader of the AKEL party Ezekias Papaioannou. The event is …

The sun shines year-round in Cyprus

Winter is on its way…but that doesn’t mean you need to travel long-haul to fulfil your sunshine fix.

Only 4.5 hours from the UK and with over 300 days of guaranteed sunshine, Cyprus is a top winter break destination thanks …

Mary Poppins to return to the West End in 2019

Disney musical Mary Poppins is set to float back into the West End in 2019, and will follow the closure of another Disney show, Aladdin, at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Tickets for the production, which will star Zizi …

Eleni Vitali live at Parikiaki’s dinner & dance

Parikiaki newspaper is celebrating its 44th anniversary with a Dinner & Dance on Sunday 28th October 2018 featuring special guest star, the renowned Greek singer and composer Eleni Vitali.

Join us at the Regency Banqueting Suite (Bruce Grove, London N17 …

Film Reviews

FIRST MAN

This enthralling story based on James R. Hansen’s book “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” is told with simplicity and deep humanity.

Director Damien Chazelle made a huge impact a few years ago with his remarkable …

Greek production ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at The Hellenic Centre

Τhe Greek production of the worldwide smash-hit play, watched by thousands of people in Greece and Cyprus over the last two years, comes to London for the first time!

A play about depression and the lengths we will go to …

GREEK FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

PONTIAKO & KRITIKO GLENDI
This October, (Saturday 20th 2018), dancers, enthusiasts, lovers of Greek music and culture come together for a 6th time for yet another very exciting event in London, where two very popular regions of music and dance, …

UK Cypriot Chris Marcos K launching book on learning Greek…the funny way!

Are you going on holiday to Cyprus or Greece or need some light humour when commuting to work and want to learn a new language at the same time? Then this book is for you!

Chris Marco K is a …

Eptakomi Association UK St. Luke’s Day event

The Eptakomi Association UK in celebration of St. Luke’s Day, has organised a coach trip to Bristol on Sunday 21st October 2018.

Father Georgios Nicolaou, the last priest to carry out a service in our Evangelist Loukas Church in Eptakomi …