Storytelling - Dad in A Cage

Cyprus : Storytelling - Dad in A Cage

The Chloraka’s Cultural and Environmental Association cordially invites you to the interactive storytelling ‘Dad in a Cage’ by Demetra Socratous on Sunday 16 February 2020 at 15:30 pm at the Main Hall at Chloraka’s Central Square, in Pafos.

The storytelling addresses children of 6 to 106 years old!

Free entrance

The event includes a welcoming speech by the President of the Association, Mr. Andreas Kyriakou; the author’s book exhibition and a reception.

Children are invited to bring with them a small drawing or painting on the topic ‘My family!’.

The book has received the award ‘Book of the Year 2018’ at the 9th International Literature Contest by the Greek Cultural Association of Cypriots (Athens). It has been published with the support of the Youth Board of Cyprus (Youth Initiatives Project), being approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture (January 2019).

Information: 99423797

Organiser: Chloraka Cultural Environmental Association

The beautiful story DAD IN A CAGE (illustration by Efrosini Mavrou) portrays the daily life of a girl whose parent is a prisoner in an attempt to empower young readers to deal positively with life challenges. It brings up issues such as (a) the parental dissociation and alienation (b) the need of communication and family ties preservation during confinement (c) the psychological, emotional, social burden and stigma that accompanies both children and their families (d) the return and reintegration of the confined parent into the family and the community.

The writer
Demetra Socratous is a primary school teacher, a drama facilitator, a human rights and peace trainer. She is a youth leader and active member of various socio-cultural organisations. She was the Coordinator of the ‘Youth and Culture’ Workshop of Pafos 2017 Cultural Capital of Europe, as well as the co-Coordinator of the Cyprus Youth Network of the European Cultural Parliament. A short video on her voluntary work has been posted on the European website for the European Year of Volunteerism 2011. She is Heritage Youth Ambassador of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage. She writes tales, short stories and poetry, which have received prizes both in Greece and Cyprus. She published three children books: “Mary and the White Pea” (on child cancer), the poetry collection “Truths, Dreams and Peace” (nominated for the Cyprus National Children Literature Award 2017; awarded by the Cyprus IBBY, 2016) and “Dad in a Cage” (on parental imprisonment).


Sunday, February 16th, 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:30


Chloraka Main Square
Chloraka, Paphos 8221, Cyprus


Free entrance


Phone: 99542556

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