Neroladia

a festival of wine, food and dance will be celebrated this evening in Gaios square from 9pm.

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Late night bus service

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A service of Holy Communion

will take place on Sunday 18th June at 11am at Pomegranate Cottage, Fontana, please see the details below.

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A little bit of Ireland comes to Paxos

Irish Wings is a week of Irish art, music, poetry and cooking. It takes place between 6th and 10th July 2017 and is designed to explore Ireland’s cultural relationship with Greece.

It launches on Thursday 6th July at 7pm with an exhibition of Irish art called ‘Ireland and the Sea’. This will run until 3rd August in the Loggos Schoolhouse. It features some of Ireland’s best artists, including Mick O’Dea, who has been President of the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, and Denise Ferran, President of the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast.

On Friday 7th July the poet Theo Dorgan will be reading in the KIP Library in Gaios from his nine collections of poetry. Theo is a former Director of the respected poetry journal, Poetry Ireland. He and his partner, the poet Paula Meehan (who has been Ireland Professor of Poetry) spend a lot of time in Ikaria and Theo’s collection, Greek, displays his love and knowledge of Greece, its culture, history and mythology. Theo’s poems have been translated into Greek by the poet, Socrates Kabouropolos, and Socrates will be present, with Paxiot Spyros Bogdanos, to read the poems in Greek.

On Saturday 8th July at 7.30pm in the Loggos Schoolhouse, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and members of the Greek group, Apodimi Compania, will be giving a public interview about the bouzouki in Greek and Irish music. Irvine and Lunny had a major role in introducing the instrument to Ireland and they will be talking about what attracted them to it, its history in Ireland and their techniques. Apodimi Compania will compare this to the history and use of the instrument in Greece. A marvellous example of cross-culture and the perfect introduction to the concert the following night.

On Sunday 9th July the icons of Irish traditional and world music, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, will be appearing with the much-loved and highly-respected Greek group, Apodimi Compania and the Paxiot bouzouki player, Elias Dendias, in a concert exploring the musicians’ love and interpretation of the bouzouki. This will take place in the Loggos School Yard at 8.30pm and will be attended and introduced by the Irish Ambassador to Greece.

On Monday 10th July at 12.00 noon the Irish celebrity-chef Paula McIntyre will be in Carnayo restaurant, Gaios, demonstrating recipes inspired by the poet, Seamus Heaney, who was in Greece when he heard that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The demonstration will include the lines,

As we wolfed down horta, tarama and houmos

At sunset in the farmyard, drinking ouzos,

Pretending not to hear the Delphic squeal

Of the steel-haired cailleach in the scullery.

Then it was time to head into Desfina

To allow them to sedate her. And so retsina,

Anchovies, squid, dolmades, french fries even.

Irish Wings gratefully acknowledges the support of Culture Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bus Timetable

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Pomegranate Cottage, Fontana

is the setting for mass on Sunday 21st May at 11am.

Reverend Marie Teare, in association with Holy Trinity Church Corfu invites you to join us.

Directions can be found on posters in the offices of Travel A La Carte, Fontana; Planos, Lakka; Thalassa Travel, Loggos.

Or ring / text 6971970920 for details.

 

 

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Island walks

one of the best ways to enjoy the island is by foot and my dear friend Lethcothea has walked pretty much all of it and is happy sharing her love and passion for Paxos with others.

Organised walks will be taking place throughout the summer, do pop in and see her in her office in Loggos (opposite Four Seasons cafe) or call her on 0030 6976944748.

Over the next few days the following walks will be taking place:

Saturday 20th May, Camara walk, taking in the west coast of Paxos, the views are incredible, the walk stars at 9.30am at Paxos Club Hotel

Sunday 21st May, Loggos walk, visit churches, beaches an even have a swim, starting point Loggos car park at 9.30am

Wednesday 24th May, Lakka walk, views, churches and swim, starting at the PAWS building at 9.30am

 

Have fun

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