Programme Francophonie 2018
Every year, during the Francophonie month, the French Institute of Cyprus in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and the French speaking embassies organizes numerous events: conferences, concerts, exhibitions, film festival, school competition ....
A trip to Switzerland
From 1st to 20th Μarch - Online Quiz : Switzerland, a small, but strong country!
A cultural, literary and sociolinguistic discovery of an astonishing and inspiring Switzerland! Online game for high school students from Cyprus and students from the University of Cyprus.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners (3 high school students and 3 university students) on Thursday, March 29th at an evening dedicated to the discovery of Switzerland on the campus of Panepistimioupoli of the University of Cyprus.
Organized by the Department of French and European Studies of the University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland. Video
To enter the contest click here Invitation
Fin de Siècle French Music
Tuesday 6th Μarch - 6:30 pm – Nicosia, CVAR (25, Ermou Str.1017)
Music Talk’ A discussion with musical extracts on Fin de siècle French Music, followed by the screening of a 5 minute film by Michèle Cournoyer called Une artiste (1994).
A glass of wine offered by the CVAR.
Organized by the Consulate of Canada and the Centre of Visual Arts & Research (CVAR) / Severis Foundation. Free Entrance
Jacques Prévert : Paroles et autres ....
Friday 9th Μarch - 8.30 pm – Limassol, Synergio Theatre (91,Eleftherias Str.)
A show composed of video projections, poems and music dedicated to Jaques Prévert. Directed by Stelios Andronikou with Stelios Andronikou, Andreas Makris and Dimitris Spirou on stage. Music: Dimitris Spirou.
Organized by the Alliance française de Limassol, in collaboration with the French Institute of Cyprus. Εntrance: €8
The Battle of Marathon
Monday 12th Μarch - 7:00 pm – Nicosia, Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)
Conference in Greek by Mr. Constantin Angelopoulos, Professor of neo-Hellenic studies and Director of the department of neo-Hellenic studies of the University of Montpellier 3 / Paul Valery The battle of Marathon, the wandering of a place of memory.
Organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. Free entrance
Salon d’Automne de Paris in Nicosia
From 13rd Μarch to 27th April 100 works of art, two places, two dates to remember
After the success of the exhibition within the framework of Pafos, European Capital of Culture 2017, which welcomed 4,000 visitors, the public will have the opportunity to discover 100 works of art by French and Cypriot artists from the Salon d'Automne de Paris. Two locations: at the French Institute of Cyprus and at The Collection Gallery (Nicosia, 15A Limassol Avenue).
Tuesday 13rd Μarch - 7.00 pm Opening of the exhibition at the French Institute of Cyprus (59, Strovolos Avenue, Strovolos). On this occasion, Mr. Theodoulos Gregoriou, visual artist, will give a conference in French and in Greek entitled Regards sur l'évolution des salons d'art contemporain à Paris.
Wednesday 14th Μarch - 7.00 pm - The Collection Gallery (Nicosia, 15Α Limassol Avenue)
Conference by Mr Lambis Constantinides
Thursday 15th Μarch - 7.00 pm – Nicosia, Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)
Η Σαβοΐα και οι σχέσεις της με την Κύπρο και τον Βυζαντινό Ελληνισμό (Savoy and its relations with Cyprus and Byzantine Hellenism). In Greek. Written translation in French.
In collaboration with the Embassy of Greece and the French Institute of Cyprus.The conference will be followed by a cocktail. Free entrance
Painting / sculpture, installation and live performance
From 16th to 18th Μarch - 12:00 am - 6:00 pm - Nicosia, Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)
Exhibition of art and murals by four French and Lebanese artists, Michèle Ansermet Papadopoulos, Adi Atassi, Mathieu Devavry and Elias Zaarour. This project is accompanied by poems highlighting the French language. Artists will demonstrate at the exhibition venue and interact with the public. The latterwill also have the opportunity to watch the painting of a Phoenician ship.
"Entre l’orient et l’occident, le bleu d’azur et le pourpre du murex dessinent les routes commerciales et culturelles du passé, revisité au présent par 4 artistes méditerranéens. Cette reflection d'identité, de mémoire et d'appartenance sera interprétée dans le travail des artistes en peinture/sculpture, installation et performance en live."
Opening: Friday 16 Μarch - 6.00 pm. Organized by the Embassy of Lebanon. Free entrance
Tuesday 20th Μarch - 7.30 pm - Nicosia, University of Cyprus (Αglandja)
The French section of the Language Center of the University of Cyprus organizes a QUIZ evening. Students will answer a variety of questions around the theme of Francophonie. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Prize awarding ceremony for the winners of the school competition
Wednesday 21st Μarch - 3.30 pm – Nicosia, Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)
The theme chosen for the 2018 Francophonie school competition was: Le patrimoine culturel francophone dans la Méditerranée, hier et aujourd’hui (The Francophone cultural heritage in the Mediterranean, yesterday and today).
Organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and the French Institute of Cyprus.
Francophonie and motivation
Thursday 22nd Μarch - 6.00 pm – Nicosia, Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)
Presentation, with interaction with the public, of the concept of motivation in relation with the Francophonie by Mr. Olivier Delhaye from the Department of French Language and Literature of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
« Sans la francophonie, t’es parfois rien ! ». Au départ de cette assertion péremptoire, seront présentées de façon quelque peu décalée les raisons pour lesquelles ce qui est communément appelé « francophonie » peut constituer la source ou faire l’objet des motivations de tout un chacun.
Organized by ADUFF (Cypriot Association of Graduates of French and Francophone Universities). Free entrance
Sur un air de Ramuz
Thursday 22nd Μarch - 8.30 pm – Nicosia, ARTos Foundation (64, Ay. Omoloyiton Ave.)
Sur un air de Ramuz. A literary and musical performance with Sergio Belluz and the pianist Ioana Primus.Through texts and musical excerpts, the discovery of the Swiss writer Charles Ferdinand Ramuz (1878-1947), who has profoundly modified the literary landscape of his country.
In French with English subtitles. Durée: 45 minutes. The public will have the opportunity to exchange with the artist in English at the end of the show.
Organisé par l'Ambassade de Suisse. A cocktail will be offered by the Ambassador of Switzerland. Free entrance
La langue de l’amour
Friday 23rd March - 8:00 pm- Nicosia, Kastelliotissa (Agios Maronas Str. Pafos Gate)
Organized by the Embassy of Romania. Followed by a cocktail offered by the Embassy of Romania. Free entrance
Poetry Slam Cyprus, 2018
Monday 26th and Tuesday 27 March - 7:30 pm - Nicosia, ARTos Foundation (64, Agion Omologiton Av.)
Organized by Ideogramma with the participation of the Embassy of Switzerland. Free entrance
Conference by Mr Sophocles Sophocleous
Tuesday 27th March - 7:30 pm - Nicosia, Centre of Cultural Heritage (10, Alexander The Great, Old Nicosia)
This conference aims to present and interpret some Greek myths. Mythologie grecque. Histoires humoristiques - Histoires symboliques.
Texts reading: Philippe Ledru. Duration: 50-60 minutes
In French. Organized by Mr Sophocles Sophocleous,Professor of Archeology and Art History, in collaboration with ADUFF (Cypriot Association of Graduates of French and Francophone Universities). Free entrance
Francophonie evening at the University of Cyprus
Thursday 29 March - 7:00 pm - Nicosia, University of Cyprus, Department of French and European Studies
Conference in French by Mr Sergio Belluz entitled Switzerland, a small, but strong country! (For all public) will focus on Switzerland's cultural and sociolinguistic peculiarities
Prizes will be awarded to the winners ( 3 high school students and 3 university students) of the Online Quiz : Switzerland, a small, but strong country!
The conference will be followed by a tasting of Swiss cheeses and chocolates accompanied by a glass of French wine and a recital of French songs by Philippe Ledru (voice and guitar) and Ioanna Loizou (piano). Invitation
Organized by the Department of French and European Studies and the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Cyprus.
Concerts of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 8th March- 8:30 pm - Nicosia, Pallas Theater (Pafos Gate) and Friday 9 March - 8:30 pm - Larnaka, Municipal Theater (Municipal Gardens Leonida Kioupi)
Programme: Gabriel Fauré: Pelleas and Melisande, op. 80 - Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, opus33 - Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Maurice Ravel: My Mother Goose
Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann - Soloist: Aurélien Pascal (violoncelle)
Tickets: €12 - €7 (18 - 26 years old & pensioners) - €5 (under 18)
Educational concerts for the school public
Thursday 15 March - 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm - Pafos, Markidio Theater (27, Andrea Geroudi Str.) and Friday 16th March - 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm - Larnaka, Municipal Theater ((Municipal Gardens Leonida Kioupi)
Programme: Maurice Ravel: My Mother Goose
Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann
In collaboration with the Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
Saturday 17th March - 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm - Larnaka, Municipal Theatre and Sunday 18th March - 3:30 pm et 5:00 pm - Nicosia, Pallas Theater
Programme: Maurice Ravel: Suite, My Mother Goose
Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann