Nedie Antoniades, actress, producer, and writer with over twenty years of experience performing on stage and screen in Cyprus, UK, US, and Greece, speaks on kaleidHERscope about the Cyprus-based theatre company ‘Project Season Women’ that she co-founded to give a platform to stories and artistic projects from a female perspective, about the experience of appearing on the big screen in ‘Smyrna My Love’, a Greek production and about the hit verbatim play she co-wrote and produced, ‘Women Walk Home’.
In the fifth episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Demetris (Jimmy) Roussounis. He grew up between the UK and Cyprus and has been living some years now on the island. He was an active member of the Cypriot diaspora and coordinated a bicommunal peace building group in London. He’s passionate about developments in Akamas. He’s an established actor, his latest work includes appearances in British sitcom Stath Lets Flats. One claim to fame is his appearance in the opening scenes of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ as the Greek Cypriot speaking pirate fighting over a stray hat with a Turkish Cypriot speaking pirate.
Elisabeth Nauclér, a member of the Nordic Women Mediators Network from the autonomous region of Åland speaks to kaleidHERscope about the unique status of the region of Åland, about minority-majority relations from a legal and political point of view, about the meaning of the word autonomy in different contexts and about her experience having served as a legal officer with the UN in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990’s and being included in the consultations in the period leading up to Cyprus’s accession to the EU.
Events/ festival organiser in Greece and Cyprus, Petra Terzi, speaks on kaleidHERscope about how in 2016 she had a career change, how she views the arts as a key communication channel for promoting culture, about the award-winning documentaries she has directed including ‘She Should Run –Cyprus’, scripts that are under development and the documentary she hopes to do about inspirational women within the Turkish Cypriot community. Follow Petra Terzi at https://www.petraterzi.org/en/
Sesta-embracing the colours of culture! In this fourteenth episode of Sesta, Sesta Europe Special Series, Meltem Burak hosts David Tröscher. David is the percussionist of Superfro, a German Jazz band. Meltem watched Superfro live in February 2022 at Jazz-Schmiede Düsseldorf where she met David and other members of the band. Throughout the podcast, David elaborates on the musical development of Superfro; the healing power of music to connect people in difficult times such as the COVID-19 crisis; how music could serve as a storytelling instrument to connect people across different cultures; and a possible collaboration with Cypriot artist in Cyprus and/or…
In the fifth episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Dimitrios Ikonomou. He grew up bouncing around Europe and North America, before finally settling back in Cyprus. Home is where the heart is for Dimitrios, and that heart belongs to his daughter. As a father he navigates the questions of life and continues to be an innovative, creative and active civilian. He’s working on some really cool Green Line / Buffer Zone innovative outreach projects and is quite the ‘tipster’ (tech hipster).
Bir kere baştan söyleyelim. Çok keyifli bir program oldu. Melankoliye de değinildi ama nice keyifli anılarla birlikte ruh hallerinden sinemaya, Garip Zamanlar'ın eski bölümlerinden 2023 değerlendirmesine program su gibi aktı geçti. Programa damgasını vuran polemik ise 2023 yılının Booker ödülünü kimin kazandığı tartışmasıydı. Sonuç olarak ödülün hem Booker ödülü hem de Uluslararası Booker ödülü olarak iki farkli kategoride verildiği ortaya çıktı. 2014'te Evren İnançoğlu, Kemal Baykallı ve Sertaç Sonan'la başlayan Garip Zamanlar yolculuğu 10'unucu sene-i devriyesine bir ay daha yaklaşmış oldu.
Within the context of the 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, kaleidHERscope speaks with Susana Pavlou, Director of MIGS and Mine Atli, Project Coordinator at KAYAD about the link between custody cases, violence against women and violence against children and about raising awareness about the red flags of abusive relationships - kindly sponsored by the EU through the WAVE Regranting 2023 programme.
Turkish-Greek reapproachment, appointment of a new envoy for Cyprus talks, ongoing failure of the international community to address burning issues in the world and establishment of a new political party in Cyprus. In this last episode of the year, Nicosia Uncut producers Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykalli look back to 2023 with a critical eye. The year is ending with new developments, so they can't help but ask if there is light at the end of the tunnel for Cyprus.
We have noticed how much we try to control our own lives, like an undeniable need for survival. In a cozy and candid conversation, we explore the roots of this need, seeking to understand why it arises and how it shapes our experiences. We share personal stories and insights, creating a safe space to explore the universal quest for control that we all grapple with. This conversation like all others is an invitation for you to reflect on our own life, maybe try to find where you feel this need to control either the external or internal world? Tune…