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02 September - 02 September 2021

Inviting us to an imaginary journey from the amphitheatre of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation straight to the lives of residents in the Faneromeni area, performers Andreas Koutsoumbas, Despina Chrysanthou, Rafaella Kavazi and Mohammed Awwad, accompanied by Vassilis Philippou’s music with art/stage direction by Natalia Panagiotou, engage in dialogues, monologues and pauses to bring to the stage true stories from the neighbourhood, aimed at striking a chord, entertaining and raising awareness. The People of Cyprus team, led by Iliana Koulafeti and Christos Michalaros, mapped out the research project through interviews with residents of the area.  In this performance, the audience will feel like “walking” the city streets to become acquainted with people that had gone unremarked for years, their intriguing stories either forgotten in memory’s drawers or waiting to reemerge enriched.


The show combines theatre, videos and live music to give voice to the “ecosystem” of Nicosia within-the-walls and to people with thousands of flight time hours over the city’s life, livelihood and community.


“People of Faneromeni” takes us on an imaginary journey to the Faneromeni neighbourhood, brimming with dreams, disappointments, yearnings, tales and people. It is a journey across island life, rich with multicultural flavours from the West to the East.



Research-video recording: Iliana Koulafeti & Christos Michalaros

Art and stage direction/dramatization: Natalia Panagiotou

Text adaptation: Natalia Panagiotou, Iliana Koulafeti, Christos Michalaros

Actors: Andreas Koutsoumbas, Despina Chrysanthou, Rafaella Kavazi, Mohammed Awwad

Music: Vassilis Philippou


Duration: 70 minutes


Date: Thursday, 2 September 2021

Time: 21:00

Venue: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90, Faneromeni str., 1011 Nicosia

Information: 22 128157


Free admission


On the nights of Faneromeni21 events, the museums and exhibitions of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation will be open until midnight.


All protective measures recommended by state guidelines for the health and safety of visitors and employees will apply during the events.


Photographs and/or video will be taken at the events. The images of people attending the events may be used for publicity purposes or be forwarded to the Mass Media or be posted online. By taking part in this event, the public grants organisers the right to use the images resulting from the photography or video filming.