Paintelling with Lida – Nicosia

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Date(s) - 20/01/2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Social Facilities Centre 1 University of Cyprus


Paintelling with Lida is an innovative event of audiovisual storytelling, inspired and designed by Lida Varvarousi, visual artist, writer and performer for children and adults. An interactive and entertaining narration, featuring live painting and storytelling. The members of the audience are encouraged to participate in Lida’s “paintelling” by suggesting their own ideas on the story’s continuation. The suggestions of the audience are automatically illustrated by Lida, who uses improvisation, physical theatre and singing to bring her fairy tales to life.

This innovative storytelling is an original way to tell ancient Greek myths, short stories from classic literature or empirical tailor-made stories invented and adapted by the author herself, deriving from various themes and fields: physics, history, music etc.

Lida Varvarousi was born in Athens, Greece. Since she was a child has a vivid, never ending passion for books. Studied in Vakalo school Art & Design. Worked as an illustrator and art director in advertising companies until she became a mother. So after illustrating 200 books and written 15 of them, she felt that it was time for her stories to fly out of her books. Then she began drawing what she narrated on big surfaces of paper or on the wall! Everybody then could see and feel the magic of an ever changing, vivid story through the lines of her drawings! So for past couple of years she travels with her “Paintellings” in schools all over Europe for the love of the children, books & art.

Cost 7 Euros

Venue: Social Facilities Center, Room 010, University Campus (University of Cyprus)

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