6th alternative literary festival SARDAM
11-14 OCTOBER 2018
PAPHOS – LIMASSOL – NICOSIA
SARDAM festival returns in its sixth edition, including even more events and bringing the audience closer to literature, closer to literary performance and closer to the combination of literature with other arts!
Writers-performers and other artists from Cyprus and abroad will be sharing original experiences of writing, reading, as well as innovative presentations/performances of literature, through a variety of events and workshops. Common ground will be the combination of literature and spoken word with traditional and modern means of expression like theatre, technology, contemporary dance, slamming, visual arts, architecture, sound poetry, visual poetry and so on.
Besides the group events and workshops in Limassol and Nicosia, which have been taking place every year, the festival continues the action SARDAM TRIBUTE, which this year pays tribute to the renowned Cypriot prose writer Ivi Meleagrou (1928-), through the artistic lens of the musician Lefteris Moumtzis. SARDAM SOLO/GROUP as a parallel event during the last day of the festival will continue this year as well, presenting a longer literary performance by international writers-performers. This year’s GUEST OF HONOUR will be the Italian poet-performer and inspirer of the terms “pre-textual poetry” and “epigenetic poetry” Giovanni Fontana (1946-). Moreover, for the first time, this year, a creative writing workshop will also take place in Paphos (Travel Literature workshop). This year’s programme also includes a lecture by the awarded writer and academic Thodoris Rakopoulos.
Detailed programme of SARDAM’s 6th edition:
MAIN EVENT OF LITERARY READINGS/PERFORMANCES
12 OCTOBER 2018 / THEATRO ENA (B Municipal Market) / LIMASSOL / 8:00pm
13 OCTOBER 2018 / THEATRO DENTRO (44 Enotitos street) / NICOSIA / 8:00pm
Entrance fee: 5 Euro / Reservations: 99558358, 99556226
The main event in Limassol and Nicosia includes the following writers-performers and artists:
(ITALY) GUEST OF HONOUR: GIOVANNI FONTANA, (GREECE) THODORIS RAKOPOULOS, (GERMANY) TOM BRESEMANN, JOERG PIRINGER, (AUSTRALIA/CYPRUS) KORALY DIMITRIADIS, (CYPRUS) STELIOS HADJITHOMAS, in cooperation with the visual artist KATERINA MOSCHOU, MICHAEL ANGELOS ENGLEZOS.
During the main event, the Cypriot prose writer IVI MELEAGROU will be presented by the musician LEFTERIS MOUMTZIS (SARDAM TRIBUTE).
* The group event includes a video which contains nudity.
+ 4 WORKSHOPS
11 October 2018 – PAPHOS – ANANAs 8bit Coffee (35Α-35Β Athinas street)
- 5:00pm-8:00pm (GREECE) YIANNIS ADAMIS – Travel Literature creative writing workshop (static and on the move, in the city of Paphos)
13 October 2018 – NICOSIA – GARAGE (16 Ammochostou street)
- 11:00am -2:00pm (GREECE) YIANNIS ADAMIS – Travel Literature creative writing workshop (static and on the move, in the city of Nicosia)
14 October 2018 – LIMASSOL – HOANI (133 Eleftherias street)
- 12:00pm-3:00pm (CYPRUS) LOIZOS OLYMPIOS – Book Arts workshop “The Scriptorium of Incomprehensible Information”
*language: greek / english
- 3:30pm-6:30pm (GREECE) YIANNIS SARIGIANNIDIS – FLARF & CONCEPTUAL POETRY workshop
*language: greek / english
Participation fee: 20 euro per workshop (one workshop free for those wishing to attend three or more workshops). Limited number of participants. Reservations until 7th October: 99558358, 99556226
Workshop descriptions, here: https://sardamcy.wordpress.com/workshops/
+ SARDAM PARALLEL EVENTS
13 Οctober 2018 – NICOSIA – GARAGE (16 Ammochostou street) / 5:00pm
Live performance and installation by SAM ALBATROS (GREECE), in cooperation with the Cypriot visual artist and architect Argyris Angeli, entitled “Aderfi”
*after the live performance, the installation will remain open to the public until 10pm
14 Οctober 2018 – LIMASSOL – PALIO XYDADIKO (34 Genethliou Mitella street) / 8:00pm
PART 1: LECTURE “Poetry, Science and Technology” / THODORIS RAKOPOULOS (GREECE)
PART 2: SARDAM GROUP – Literary performance entitled “TwoParts Poetry Project” / Marouso Athanasiou and Electra Lazar (GREECE)
Free entrance / Reservations: 99558358, 99556226
SARDAM is organized by: Maria A. Ioannou, Evi Panayiotou (group aRttitude)
Supporters: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Limassol Council, Vivliotropio, K.P. Kyriacou Bookshops, Boubouki Cottage, PLATO Educational Services, Inprima, Exertus Services, Sound and Beyond Audiovisual Services, newspaper LEMESOS, Kanali 6
More info: http://www.sardamcy.wordpress.com