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Presentation of Poetry Collection “1974, Forgotten Signals” by Irini Heratou

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<p data-block-key=The Cultural Association of Limassol Aristocyprio and the Paphos House of Letters and Arts presented on Saturday night the Poetry Collection “1974, Forgotten Signals” by Irini Heratos, about the victims of the Turkish invasion of 1974: refugees – fallen – missing. The presentation took place at the House of the House of Letters and Arts of Paphos.

This version was supported by the President of the Committee of Undeclared Relatives and Missing Persons Nikos Sergidis, the former Commissioner of the Office of the Presidency Fotis Fotiou and the Archbishop of Cyprus George.

Greetings were addressed by the President of Paphos House of Letters and Arts, Stelios Sofoklis and Kaiti Michaelidou, president of the Cultural Association of Limassol, AristoCyprio.

Mr. Sofoklis mentioned that s' this collection of poems, “Peace tells us about love and pain, about friendships and relationships built and broken in a climate of uncertainty. Through her lyrics, she reminds us of humanity and the strength of the soul in dark times. It refers to the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, who lived together and apart, trying to find their own peace in the midst of war”.

The pain of the occupation and the division of our island are issues that touch the heart of every Cypriot, said Mr. Sofoklis. The words of Peace are a tribute to those lost, but also a call for peace and unity. He calls us to remember and fight for a better tomorrow, free from hatred and prejudice.

He also added that the presence of foreign military forces on our island has not offered any solution , on the contrary, it has helped to perpetuate division and uncertainty.

“Let's draw inspiration from Irini Cheiratou and her work. Let us remember that poetry has the power to transform, heal and unite. Today, more than ever, we need to listen to these forgotten signals, to seek peace and justice for Cyprus and for all its people”, concluded Mr. Sofoklis.

The Head of the Culture Department of AKEL, Kostas Kosta, and the philologist Xenia Xenophontos Yukka spoke about the book. Afterwards, there were interventions on the subject of the tragedy brought to our island by the invasion of Attila from 1974 until today, by the Director of the Paphos General Hospital, Dr. Spyros Georgiou and the Consultant Nutritionist, Mrs. Christina Pavlou (both relatives missing persons).

At the end of the event, two poems of the said edition from the musical work “Vitrines” by the composer Nikos Gravaris were heard live, performed by the popular singer Giannis Thomopoulos.

The musicians played: Spyros Kostis (accordion) and Vassilis Efthymiou (guitar).

Furthermore, the Limassol Aristocyprio Cultural Association and the Paphos House of Letters and Arts presented on Friday Irini Hiratou's musical theater play “Ciuffi Coco” based on Angelo Saracini's biographical book: “Claire, what a life you gave me!” The performance that took place at the Markideio Theater was held under the auspices of the Mayor of Paphos, Phaedon Phaedonos.

According to an announcement, the play takes place during the civil war and a time of intense political and social unrest in Greece and is inspired by the turbulent life of a fearless woman, Claire Piniou Saratsini, who was born on a boat.

The music was composed, written, directed and directed by Irini Hiratou. Claire Piniou Saratsini was played by the actress Marianna Geka. The songs of the show were performed by Yiannis Thomopoulos and Marianna Geka. The musicians Spyros Kostis (accordion), Vivi Geka (mandolin), Solis Barki (percussion), Dimos Polymeris (french horn), Irini Hiratou (violin) performed, while on stage the musicians and actress crossed paths musically and theatrically. the creator.

The organizers also thanked Nikos Gravaris for providing from his archive, most of the artistic photos used for the dramaturgical needs of the show.< /p>

Source: KYPE

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