SARDAM TEAM 2019 ANNOUNCED!

A taste of this year’s team, with both new and returning guests. A special festival edition to celebrate 7 years of good luck! Thank you all for your applications and support 🙂

GUEST OF HONOUR 2019 TOMOMI ADACHI (JAPAN) – performance and workshop on Sound Poetry and Live Electronics, MARA GENSCHEL (GERMANY) & DOVYDAS LAURINAITIS (UK) – Sardam Residency Project, LOLA NIETO (SPAIN) – performance, QUEER INK Publications (GREECE) – book sale/display, ANA CAVIC (SLOVENIA) & sound designer TYCHONAS MICHAELIDES – performance, VALIA TSIRIGOTI & CHARIS GAROUNIATIS (GREECE) – performance, YIANNIS ADAMIS (GREECE) – workshop on Eroticism in literature, ELENA MAROUTSOU (GREECE) – Creative Writing workshop, ALEV ADIL (CYPRUS) – workshop on Performance Writing, MARILENA ZACKHEOS & photographer NICOS PHILIPPOU (CYPRUS) – video performance, CONSTANTINOS PAPAGEORGIOU & frame drummer STALO HADJIPIERI (CYPRUS) – performance, director MARIA KYRIAKOU presenting novelist SOFRONIS SOFRONIOU (CYPRUS)

 

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Great news!

We proudly announce that SARDAM FESTIVAL received the EFFE Label 2019-2020, thus becoming part of the remarkable arts festivals of Europe! Stay tuned for SARDAM’s next edition: 03-06 October 2019 🙂

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OPEN CALL FOR SARDAM 2019

OPEN CALL for SARDAM festival’s 7th Edition in October 2019!

Application deadline: 31st January 2019!

Addressed to writers, writers-performers and other artists working with words/texts, from Cyprus and abroad!

Send:
a) a short bio in english and/or greek (max 250 words, paragraph style)
b) a photo (in high resolution)
c) a writing or word-related sample in english and/or greek (poem, short story, novel excerpt, flash fiction, experimental text, visual writing, sound poem, word collage, video, artwork etc.)
d) a link/video of one of your readings or literary performances (including sound poetry acts, collaborations with other artists, installations etc.)
* we no longer accept descriptions of videopoems/videotexts but only the actual proposed videopoems/videotexts
e) a website or other link which includes more info about you and your work (optional)
f) a short description of your proposal for SARDAM 2019

CATEGORIES:

WORKSHOP IDEA (maximum duration 3-4 hours) LECTURE IDEA (maximum duration 1-2 hours)
Interdisciplinary Literary Workshop? Creative Writing Workshop? Poetry Slam Workshop? Literary Performance or Performance Writing Workshop? Other kind of relevant workshop or lecture?
10-MINUTE LIVE READING or LITERARY PERFORMANCE IDEA (for participation in the group readings/acts in Limassol and Nicosia)
SITE-SPECIFIC IDEA (for readings/acts/installations in different places of the city)
OTHER (Surprise us!)

*Please describe in detail how you plan to present your work and whether you will cooperate with another writer, artist or other professional. If you are proposing a collaboration, also send a short bio, a photo and work samples or links of your collaborator(s). The festival may also propose collaborators from Cyprus for selected acts.

Send all materials to arttitudecyprus@gmail.com (SARDAM 2019 APPLICATION and your Full Name as email subject). All text attachments should be sent in both word and pdf.

An applicant may apply for either 1 or max 2 categories from the above (in the same email, please do not send multiple e-mails).

Some applicants may be offered a place for SARDAM 2020 edition.

Priority will be given to applicants who haven’t participated in the festival’s previous editions.

The applications will be evaluated by a selection committee which will be announced at a later stage and will include writers and artists from Cyprus and abroad.

The results will be announced in Spring 2019.

Good luck! 🙂

SARDAM, meaning «verbal slip» in greek, is an annual «out of the box» literature festival based in Cyprus (founded in 2013). The festival presents the work of writers, writers-performers and other artists from Cyprus and abroad, through hybrid and interdisciplinary acts/collaborations. Including slam poetry, live readings with contemporary dance, videopoetry, interactive literary installations, sound poetry, visual poetry, site-specific readings and so on, SARDAM festival is open to any kind of literary experimentation. Besides presenting evenings full of alternative literary readings/performances in different cities of Cyprus, the festival also presents exciting creative writing and performance workshops, residencies, as well as parallel events.

More info, here: http://www.sardamcy.wordpress.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sardamcy/

PRESS RELEASE 2018 GR / ENG

 

*in english, below

6ο διεθνές φεστιβάλ ΣΑΡΔΑΜ: Η λογοτεχνία αλλιώς
11-14 ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ 2018
ΠΑΦΟΣ – ΛΕΜΕΣΟΣ – ΛΕΥΚΩΣΙΑ

Το φεστιβάλ ΣΑΡΔΑΜ επιστρέφει για έκτη χρονιά με ακόμη περισσότερες δράσεις, φέρνοντας το κοινό πιο κοντά στη λογοτεχνία, τη λογοτεχνική περφόρμανς και τη συνύπαρξη της λογοτεχνίας και του λόγου με άλλες τέχνες!

Για τέσσερις ημέρες συγγραφείς-περφόρμερ και άλλοι καλλιτέχνες από την Κύπρο και το εξωτερικό μοιράζονται πρωτότυπους τρόπους συγγραφής, ανάγνωσης και γενικότερα παρουσίασης/επιτέλεσης της λογοτεχνίας και του λόγου μέσα από ποικιλία δρωμένων και εργαστηρίων. Κοινό τους χαρακτηριστικό ο συνδυασμός της λογοτεχνίας και του λόγου με σύγχρονα και κλασικά μέσα έκφρασης, όπως θέατρο, τεχνολογία, σύγχρονο χορό, slamming/spoken word, εικαστικές τέχνες, αρχιτεκτονική, ηχητική ποίηση (sound poetry), οπτική γραφή (visual writing) κ.ά.

Εκτός από τις καθιερωμένες ομαδικές βραδιές και τα εργαστήρια σε Λεμεσό και Λευκωσία, το φεστιβάλ συνεχίζει για τρίτη χρονιά την ενότητα ΣΑΡΔΑΜ ΣΤΙΓΜΗ, τιμώντας φέτος την κορυφαία Κύπρια πεζογράφο Ήβη Μελεάγρου (1928-), μέσα από την καλλιτεχνική ματιά του μουσικού Λευτέρη Μουμτζή. Συνεχίζεται επίσης η παράλληλη εκδήλωση ΣΑΡΔΑΜ ΣΟΛΟ/ΓΚΡΟΥΠ, η οποία παρουσιάζει μία λογοτεχνική περφόρμανς μεγαλύτερης διάρκειας από συγγραφείς-περφόρμερ του εξωτερικού την τελευταία ημέρα του φεστιβάλ. GUEST OF HONOUR του φετινού φεστιβάλ ο Ιταλός ποιητής-περφόρμερ και εμπνευστής των όρων pre-textual poetry και epigenetic poetry, Giovanni Fontana (1946-). Για πρώτη φορά φέτος θα πραγματοποιηθεί εν κινήσει εργαστήρι δημιουργικής γραφής στην Πάφο, με θέμα την ταξιδιωτική λογοτεχνία, ενώ το φετινό πρόγραμμα επιπλέον περιλαμβάνει διάλεξη από τον βραβευμένο συγγραφέα και ακαδημαϊκό Θοδωρή Ρακόπουλο.

Το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα του 6ου φεστιβάλ ΣΑΡΔΑΜ:

ΟΜΑΔΙΚΗ ΒΡΑΔΙΑ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΚΩΝ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΕΩΝ/ΠΕΡΦΟΡΜΑΝΣ (MAIN EVENT)
ΛΕΜΕΣΟΣ / ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ 12 Οκτωβρίου 2018 / ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΕΝΑ (Β’ Δημοτική Αγορά) / 8:00 μ.μ.
ΛΕΥΚΩΣΙΑ / ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ 13 Οκτωβρίου 2018 / ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΔΕΝΤΡΟ (Ενότητος 44) / 8:00 μ.μ.
Είσοδος 5 ευρώ / Κρατήσεις: 99558358, 99556226

Στις ομαδικές βραδιές λογοτεχνικών αναγνώσεων/περφόρμανς συμμετέχουν οι πιο κάτω συγγραφείς-περφόρμερ και καλλιτέχνες:
(ΙΤΑΛΙΑ) GUEST OF HONOUR: GIOVANNI FONTANA, (ΕΛΛΑΔΑ) ΘΟΔΩΡΗΣ ΡΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, (ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΑ) TOM BRESEMANN, JOERG PIRINGER, (ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑ / ΚΥΠΡΟΣ) ΚΟΡΑΛΗ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΑΔΗ, (ΚΥΠΡΟΣ) ΣΤΕΛΙΟΣ ΧΑΤΖΗΘΩΜΑΣ, σε συνεργασία με την εικαστικό ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑ ΜΟΣΧΟΥ, ΜΙΧΑΗΛ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ ΕΓΓΛΕΖΟΣ.
Παρουσιάζεται επίσης η Κύπρια πεζογράφος ΗΒΗ ΜΕΛΕΑΓΡΟΥ από τον μουσικό ΛΕΥΤΕΡΗ ΜΟΥΜΤΖΗ (ΕΝΟΤΗΤΑ: ΣΑΡΔΑΜ ΣΤΙΓΜΗ).
Σημ. Κατά τη διάρκεια της ομαδικής βραδιάς θα προβληθεί οπτικογραφημένο γυμνό.

+ 4 ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΑ
11 Οκτωβρίου 2018 – ΠΑΦΟΣ – ANANAs 8bit Coffee (Αθηνάς 35Α-35Β)
• 5:00 μ.μ.-8:00 μ.μ. (ΕΛΛΑΔΑ) ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΑΝΤΑΜΗΣ – Εργαστήρι δημιουργικής γραφής με θέμα την ταξιδιωτική λογοτεχνία (στατικό και εν κινήσει στην πόλη της Πάφου)
*γλώσσα επικοινωνίας: ελληνικά

13 Οκτωβρίου 2018 – ΛΕΥΚΩΣΙΑ – ΓΚΑΡΑΖ (Αμμοχώστου 16)
• 11:00 π.μ.-2:00 μ.μ. (ΕΛΛΑΔΑ) ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΑΝΤΑΜΗΣ – Εργαστήρι δημιουργικής γραφής με θέμα την ταξιδιωτική λογοτεχνία (στατικό και εν κινήσει στην πόλη της Λευκωσίας)
*γλώσσα επικοινωνίας: ελληνικά

14 Οκτωβρίου 2018 – ΛΕΜΕΣΟΣ – ΧΟΑΝΗ (Ελευθερίας 133)
• 12:00 μ.μ.-3:00 μ.μ. (ΚΥΠΡΟΣ) ΛΟΪΖΟΣ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟΣ – Εργαστήρι «Το Σκριπτόριο των ακατανόητων πληροφοριών» (Εργαστήρι για το βιβλίο ως έργο τέχνης)
*γλώσσα επικοινωνίας: ελληνικά / αγγλικά
• 3:30 μ.μ.-6:30 μ.μ. (ΕΛΛΑΔΑ) ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΣΑΡΗΓΙΑΝΝΙΔΗΣ – Εργαστήρι FLARF & CONCEPTUAL POETRY
*γλώσσα επικοινωνίας: ελληνικά / αγγλικά

Περιορισμένος αριθμός θέσεων / Δηλώσεις συμμετοχής-πληροφορίες: 99558358, 99556226 μέχρι 7 Οκτωβρίου / Κόστος συμμετοχής: 20 ευρώ ανά εργαστήρι (το ένα εργαστήρι δωρεάν σε όσους επιθυμούν να παρακολουθήσουν τουλάχιστον τρία από τα εργαστήρια)

Περιγραφές των εργαστηρίων εδώ: https://sardamcy.wordpress.com/workshops/

+ ΣΑΡΔΑΜ ΠΑΡΑΛΛΗΛΕΣ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΕΙΣ
13 Οκτωβρίου 2018 – ΛΕΥΚΩΣΙΑ – ΓΚΑΡΑΖ (Αμμοχώστου 16) / 5:00 μ.μ.
Ζωντανή περφόρμανς και εγκατάσταση από τον SAM ALBATROS (ΕΛΛΑΔΑ), σε συνεργασία με τον Κύπριο εικαστικό/αρχιτέκτονα Αργύρη Αγγελή, με τίτλο «Αδερφή»
*μετά τη ζωντανή περφόρμανς η εγκατάσταση θα παραμείνει ανοικτή για το κοινό μέχρι τις 10 μ.μ.
Είσοδος ελεύθερη

14 Οκτωβρίου 2018 – ΛΕΜΕΣΟΣ – ΠΑΛΙΟ ΞΥΔΑΔΙΚΟ (Γενεθλίου Μιτέλλα 34) / 8:00 μ.μ.
ΜΕΡΟΣ Α’: ΔΙΑΛΕΞΗ «Ποίηση, Επιστήμη και Τεχνολογία» / ΘΟΔΩΡΗΣ ΡΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ (ΕΛΛΑΔΑ)
ΜΕΡΟΣ Β’: ΣΑΡΔΑΜ ΓΚΡΟΥΠ – Λογοτεχνική περφόρμανς “TwoParts Poetry Project” / Μαρουσώ Αθανασίου και Ηλέκτρα Λαζάρ (ΕΛΛΑΔΑ)
Είσοδος ελεύθερη / Κρατήσεις: 99558358, 99556226

Περαιτέρω λεπτομέρειες εδώ: https://sardamcy.wordpress.com/parallel-events/
Διοργανωτές φεστιβάλ: Μαρία Α. Ιωάννου, Εύη Παναγιώτου (ομάδα aRttitude)

Το ΣΑΡΔΑΜ στηρίζουν: Πολιτιστικές Υπηρεσίες Υπουργείου Παιδείας και Πολιτισμού, Δήμος Λεμεσού, Βιβλιοτρόπιο, Βιβλιοπωλεία Κ. Π. Κυριάκου, Boubouki Cottage, PLATO Educational Services, Inprima, Exertus Services, Sound and Beyond Audiovisual Services, Εφημερίδα ΛΕΜΕΣΟΣ, Κανάλι 6.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες: http://www.sardamcy.wordpress.com
6th alternative literary festival SARDAM
11-14 OCTOBER 2018
PAPHOS – LIMASSOL – NICOSIA

SARDAM festival returns in its sixth edition, including even more events and bringing the audience closer to literature, closer to literary performance and closer to the combination of literature with other arts!

Writers-performers and other artists from Cyprus and abroad will be sharing original experiences of writing, reading, as well as innovative presentations/performances of literature, through a variety of events and workshops. Common ground will be the combination of literature and spoken word with traditional and modern means of expression like theatre, technology, contemporary dance, slamming, visual arts, architecture, sound poetry, visual poetry and so on.

Besides the group events and workshops in Limassol and Nicosia, which have been taking place every year, the festival continues the action SARDAM TRIBUTE, which this year pays tribute to the renowned Cypriot prose writer Ivi Meleagrou (1928-), through the artistic lens of the musician Lefteris Moumtzis. SARDAM SOLO/GROUP as a parallel event during the last day of the festival will continue this year as well, presenting a longer literary performance by international writers-performers. This year’s GUEST OF HONOUR will be the Italian poet-performer and inspirer of the terms “pre-textual poetry” and “epigenetic poetry” Giovanni Fontana (1946-). Moreover, for the first time, this year, a creative writing workshop will also take place in Paphos (Travel Literature workshop). This year’s programme also includes a lecture by the awarded writer and academic Thodoris Rakopoulos.

Detailed programme of SARDAM’s 6th edition:

MAIN EVENT OF LITERARY READINGS/PERFORMANCES
12 OCTOBER 2018 / THEATRO ENA (B Municipal Market) / LIMASSOL / 8:00pm
13 OCTOBER 2018 / THEATRO DENTRO (44 Enotitos street) / NICOSIA / 8:00pm
Entrance fee: 5 Euro / Reservations: 99558358, 99556226

The main event in Limassol and Nicosia includes the following writers-performers and artists:
(ITALY) GUEST OF HONOUR: GIOVANNI FONTANA, (GREECE) THODORIS RAKOPOULOS, (GERMANY) TOM BRESEMANN, JOERG PIRINGER, (AUSTRALIA/CYPRUS) KORALY DIMITRIADIS, (CYPRUS) STELIOS HADJITHOMAS, in cooperation with the visual artist KATERINA MOSCHOU, MICHAEL ANGELOS ENGLEZOS.
During the main event, the Cypriot prose writer IVI MELEAGROU will be presented by the musician LEFTERIS MOUMTZIS (SARDAM TRIBUTE).
* The group event includes a video which contains nudity.

+ 4 WORKSHOPS
11 October 2018 – PAPHOS – ANANAs 8bit Coffee (35Α-35Β Athinas street)
• 5:00pm-8:00pm (GREECE) YIANNIS ADAMIS – Travel Literature creative writing workshop (static and on the move, in the city of Paphos)
*language: greek

13 October 2018 – NICOSIA – GARAGE (16 Ammochostou street)
• 11:00am -2:00pm (GREECE) YIANNIS ADAMIS – Travel Literature creative writing workshop (static and on the move, in the city of Nicosia)
*language: greek

14 October 2018 – LIMASSOL – HOANI (133 Eleftherias street)
• 12:00pm-3:00pm (CYPRUS) LOIZOS OLYMPIOS – Book Arts workshop “The Scriptorium of Incomprehensible Information”
*language: greek / english
• 3:30pm-6:30pm (GREECE) YIANNIS SARIGIANNIDIS – FLARF & CONCEPTUAL POETRY workshop
*language: greek / English

Participation fee: 20 euro per workshop (one workshop free for those wishing to attend three or more workshops). Limited number of participants. Reservations until 7th October: 99558358, 99556226

Workshop descriptions, here: https://sardamcy.wordpress.com/workshops/
+ SARDAM PARALLEL EVENTS
13 Οctober 2018 – NICOSIA – GARAGE (16 Ammochostou street) / 5:00pm
Live performance and installation by SAM ALBATROS (GREECE), in cooperation with the Cypriot visual artist and architect Argyris Angeli, entitled “Aderfi”
*after the live performance, the installation will remain open to the public until 10pm

Free entrance

14 Οctober 2018 – LIMASSOL – PALIO XYDADIKO (34 Genethliou Mitella street) / 8:00pm
PART 1: LECTURE “Poetry, Science and Technology” / THODORIS RAKOPOULOS (GREECE)
PART 2: SARDAM GROUP – Literary performance entitled “TwoParts Poetry Project” / Marouso Athanasiou and Electra Lazar (GREECE)

Free entrance / Reservations: 99558358, 99556226

More info: https://sardamcy.wordpress.com/parallel-events/

SARDAM is organized by: Maria A. Ioannou, Evi Panayiotou (group aRttitude)

Supporters: Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Limassol Council, Vivliotropio, K.P. Kyriacou Bookshops, Boubouki Cottage, PLATO Educational Services, Inprima, Exertus Services, Sound and Beyond Audiovisual Services, newspaper LEMESOS, Kanali 6

More info: http://www.sardamcy.wordpress.com

 

 

2018 SARDAM team announced! 6th SARDAM 11-14 October!
GREECE:
THODORIS RAKOPOULOS, YIANNIS ADAMIS, TWO PARTS (MAROUSO ATHANASIOU, ELECTRA LAZAR), SAM ALBATROS (in cooperation with the Cypriot artist/architect ARGYRIS ANGELI)
GERMANY:
TOM BRESEMANN, JORG PIRINGER
ITALY:
GIOVANNI FONTANA (SARDAM 2018 GUEST OF HONOUR)
USA:
DAEDALUS CHAOS
CYPRUS:
STELIOS HADJITHOMAS (in cooperation with the visual artist KATERINA MOSCHOU), MICHAEL ANGELOS ENGLEZOS
+SARDAM TRIBUTE to the Cypriot prose writer IVI MELEAGROU (1928) – musician/band to be announced soon
More info about full programme, workshops, parallel events and further accompanying writers/artists at a later stage! Stay tuned!

 

OPEN CALL – 6th SARDAM 2018

OPEN CALL for SARDAM 2018! Deadline: 27th January 2018!

Addressed to writers, writers-performers or other artists working with their own texts, from all around the world!

Send:

a) a short bio in english and/or greek (max 250 words, paragraph style)

b) a photo (in high resolution)

c) a writing sample in english and/or greek (poem, short story, flash fiction, novel excerpt, experimental text, visual writing etc.)

d) a link/video of one of your readings or literary performances (or sound poetry acts etc.)

* we no longer accept descriptions of videopoems/videotexts but only the actual proposed videopoems/videotexts

e) a website or other link which includes more info about you and your work (optional)

f) a short description of your proposal for Sardam 2018:

CATEGORIES

  • WORKSHOP IDEA (maximum duration 3-4 hours) or LECTURE IDEA (maximum duration 1-2 hours)

Mixed Media Literary Workshop? Creative Writing Workshop? Poetry Slam Workshop? Literary Performance or Performance Writing Workshop? Other kind of relevant workshop or lecture?

  • 10-MINUTE LIVE READING OR LITERARY PERFORMANCE IDEA (for participation in the group readings nights)
  • LITERARY INSTALLATION/EXHIBITION IDEA
  • SITE-SPECIFIC READING OR LITERARY PERFORMANCE IDEA (for out of the theatre acts in different places of the city)
  • SARDAM SOLO (parallel festival event, duration: 30 minutes max, solo act)
  • SARDAM GROUP (parallel festival event, duration: 30 minutes max, group act)
  • OTHER (Surprise us!)

*Please describe in detail how you plan to present your work and whether you will cooperate with another writer, artist or other professional. If you are proposing a collaboration, also send a short bio, a photo and work samples or links of your collaborator(s). The festival may also propose collaborators from Cyprus for selected acts.

Send all materials to arttitudecyprus@gmail.com, adding the phrase SARDAM 2018 APPLICATION and your Full Name as the email subject. All text attachments should be sent in both word and pdf.

An applicant may apply for either 1 or max 2 categories from the above (in the same email, please do not send multiple e-mails).

Some applicants may be offered a place for Sardam 2019 edition.

Priority will be given to applicants who haven’t participated in the festival’s previous editions.

The applications will be evaluated by a selection committee which will be announced at a later stage and will include writers and artists from Cyprus and abroad.

The results will be announced in Spring 2018.

SARDAM 2018 will take place in September/October 2018 (exact dates to be announced soon).

Good luck!

SARDAM, deriving from the word σαρδάμ («verbal slip» in greek), is an annual, out of the box, literature festival, based in Cyprus that was founded in 2013 by the writer Maria A. Ioannou and the artistic group aRttitude. The festival presents the work of writers-performers or text-related artists from Cyprus and abroad through fresh, innovative and often mixed media ways/collaborations. The writers and artists that are invited to Sardam, either through direct invitation by the festival’s artistic team or through an annual open call evaluated by an assigned committee, choose to Sardam-ize themselves in front of a word-a-holic audience. The writers and artists that participate have the confidence and ability to expose themselves on the literary stage of Sardam, either by simply using their voice and body or by working with other forms of art and other artists/professionals/scientists. An important requirement is that the writer/artist presents/reads/performs his/her own original work (text) and actively takes part in the presentation process. From Slam Poetry to Sound Poetry, from videotext to interactive writing-related software, Sardam is open to any kind of literary/textual presentation and experimentation, as long as it has meaning and literary quality. Besides presenting evenings full of alternative literary readings/performances in different cities of Cyprus, Sardam also presents exciting literary/performative workshops, as well as parallel events (site-specific readings, installations, tributes, SARDAM Guest of Honour, SARDAM solo/group and so on). Be as innovative as possible, be fearlessly creative and join us!

More info, here: http://www.sardamcy.wordpress.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sardamcy/