10th SARDAM interdisciplinary literature festival

10-year anniversary special edition

23, 24, 25 September 2022 in Limassol & 22 October in Athens

This year’s SARDAM festival celebrates 10 years of presence and literary performance! This fascinating celebratory edition of the festival hosts important guests from previous editions (Katalin Ladik – Yoko Ono Prize 2016, Tomomi Adachi – Prix Ars Electronica 2019, and others), as well as some new additions to the festival like Narcisse (Champion of the Poetry Slam of France in 2013 and the Poetry Slam of Cyprus in 2018), Adonis Volanakis (participation in Documenta14 in 2017) and others. Due to the festival’s 10-year anniversary, the Main Event of the festival will be showcased at Rialto theatre for the first time, on the 24th of September! Like every year, writers-performers and other artists from Cyprus and abroad will be sharing original experiences of writing, reading, as well as exciting literary performances, through a variety of acts, workshops and parallel events. Common ground will be the combination of literature and words with traditional and modern means of expression like theatre, technology, sound / music, spoken word, visual arts, sound poetry, videopoetry, and so on.

This year’s programme is the following:

Sardam Main Event – special edition

in cooperation with Rialto theatre
Limassol / Saturday, 24th September 2022

Rialto theatre / 19 Andrea Drousioti street, Heroes Square / 8pm
Entrance fee – 8 Euro / Reservations: 77777745 & E-ticket:


Maria A. Ioannou, Avgi Lilli, Erina Charalambous, Maria Tziaouri-Hilmer,in cooperation with the director Maria Kyriacou and the writer Louiza Papaloizou


Sam Albatros / Adonis Volanakis




Hannah Silva / Debris Stevenson


Katalin Ladik


Giovanni Fontana / Sergio Garau


Katharina Wenty


Tomomi Adachi


Tom Bresemann (via QR code), in cooperation with the writers Nafia Akdeniz (CY), Marina Agathangelidou (GR, GER), Sam Albatros (GR), Mariam Rasheed (GER) and Ekaterina Derisheva (UKR)

During the Main Event, some participants from previous editions will collaborate in duets and group acts, while the sound / music of the Main Event will be composed by Acapella Solo Loop. In the beginning of the event, there will be a screening of a short video dedicated to SARDAM’s 10-year anniversary, featuring participants from previous editions, created by Constantinos Constantinou and Julia Georgiadou especially for this purpose. Art installation: Adonis Volanakis.

+2 workshops

Friday, 23 September 2022

Sinergio / 91 Eleftherias street, Limassol

Hannah Silva (United Kingdom) / Looping Language – a workshop combining poetry with the use of loops and loop stations

6pm – 9pm *language of communication: English

Saturday, 24 September 2022 *online

Vassilis Amanatidis (Greece) / Our Self through the Other – a creative writing workshop: Moving from Art to Cinema creations towards our own (in verse or prose) Poem. Space and Time. Appropriating – Recharging – Carving – Relocating

10:30am – 1:30pm *language of communication: Greek

Limited number of spaces / Reservations – info: 99558358

*due to this year’s special edition of SARDAM, all workshops will be offered for free

Workshop descriptions, here:

+ 2 parallel events

Limassol / Sunday, 25 September 2022 / 7:30pm

Art Studio 55 / 23A Andrea Drousioti street, Heroes square

The Poets’ Sounds: Creating and Presenting New Works of Speech-Music Literature

in cooperation with Lettrétage in Berlin

Part Α: poetry reading by the writers:

Tone Avenstroup (Norway), Eduard Escoffet (Spain/Catalonia), Katalin Ladik (Hungary) και Morten Søndergaard (Denmark)

followed by a short discussion

Part Β: speech concert, based on texts by Miia Toivio, Tone Avenstroup, Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck, Eduard Escoffet, Morten Søndergaard and Katalin Ladik, presented by sprechbohrer Ensemble (Sigrid Sachse – Harald Muenz – Georg Sachse)

*after this event, the audience of SARDAM festival will have the chance to meet all participants of this year’s edition (“Meet the artists” closing party, 9pm)

Free entrance

Athens / Saturday, 22 October 2022 / 8pm

S22 / 22 Smolenski street, Exarchia

Sardam on Tour

Stella Voskaridou / Maria A. Ioannou / Loizos Olympios – (Cyprus)

group Anti-Narrative / Marios Chadziprokopiou / Eftychia Panayiotou / Pavlina Marvin, Nadi Chatzigeorgiou and Kreon Kanakaris – (Greece)

(via video art) Sergio Garau (Italy) in cooperation with Katharina Wenty (Austria) / Cristian Forte (Argentina) in cooperation with Ginés Olivares (Chile) / Katia Sophia Ditzler (Germany)

Free entrance

*a short part of SARDAM, due to the festival’s 10-year anniversary, will also be presented within the framework of the Limassol Book Fair (24-26 November 2022)

Poster artwork – Loizos Olympios / Poster design – Stephanos Pavlou

Organizers of SARDAM festival: aRttitude

SARDAM is supported by: EFFE Label, Deputy Ministry of Culture, Cultural Services, Embassy of Italy, Rialto Theatre, Lettrétage (Berlin), S22 and Nefeli Publishing (Athens), Limassol Book Fair, Alliance Française, Vivliotropio, K.P. Kyriacou Bookshop, Plato Educational Services, Inprima, Sound and Beyond Audiovisual Services, Kanali 6.