Cyprus Arts & Living Events July-August
by Natalie Haughton....There’s a chance hear traditional music from Venezuala played on the ‘Cuatro’. The concert is by Venezuela en 3 and also features the guitar and saxophone and they will be playing on the 6th July the Famagusta Gate Moat just after midnight.
The members of the occasional local rock band LST will give up their proper, grown up jobs for one night to take to the stage and play live for a good cause. They will at RED on Monday 4th July 9.30pm. Its €20 on the door and the money raised will go towards the Alkionides Charity to help a family whose 2 children have serious handicaps. Call 2276 7711.
Cosmic Gate will be playing their Back to the Future set at Makronissos beach Club in Ayia Napa. Featuring a live vocal performance by Australian vocalist Emma Hewitt. Opening set is Wippenberg with warm ups from Shadow and Deep Impact. Tickets are €20 in advance from the following outlets in NICOSIA: Octagono Kiosk, Coffee Stop (Tseriou), Café Caprice, Periptero Nikis 32 or €25 on the door Call 9931 0031 or go to www.mixfmradio.com for more info.
The Cyprus Rialto Ethnic World Music Festival is on through July. It features musical talent and songs from Italy, Greece, the Middle East and Spain. The line up includes Offina Zoe, Trio Khoury & Co, Kafeney Ethnic Ensemble and Charbel Rouhana and the Beirut Oriental Ensemble. The full programme can be found on the website www.rialto.com.cy or by calling 77 77 77 43.
The next walk organised by the Cyprus Services Rambling Club is on Sunday July 10th. It covers a distance of 8½ Miles/Grade 2 and is the Atalanta Circular Trail. NO BUSES. Reserve a place before July 6th on 99 292092 or email@example.com
The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra under conductor Anastasios Strikos will be performing a selection of film score music on July 6th at 8.30pm at Strovolos Municipal Theatre. The films include Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Titanic and Star Wars. Tickets are on sale from the box office priced €12. More info from www.cyso.org.cy
Arie Antiche is a concert featuring a selection of old arias from the middle Ages and the 16th–17th century. It includes, among others, compositions by Vivaldi, Gluck, Durante and Buononcini. The performance is by soprano Sona Gargaloyan, tenor Marios Charalambous, mezzo-soprano Katie Economidou and pianist Manolis Neophytou. The concert is on Tues July 5th at 8.30pm. For more info and ticket reservation call 22894531-2.
Tickets are still on sale for Vanessa Mae. Her concert in Cyprus is on July 8th at Tsirio Stadium in Limassol. Tickets for event are on sale now from Traffic - 22 817 990 (find them on Kyrenias Avenue in Aglantzia next to Vienna Bakery) or online www.catticket.com.
Wagamama’s are holding a big summer party on Friday 8th July at Galu in Larnaca. Playing live will be Onimara. Tickets are on sale from Galu Hobo cafes (at protaras and larnaca), T.G.I .Fridays and the Amalfi café. For more information call 24 824100.
The 2nd Quantum Nicosia Marathon and half Marathon is set to take place on Oct 9th. Last year 5,000 runners took part and hopefully more will join the fun this year. More at www.nicosiamarathon.com
There will be concerts throught July at the Hadjianotnas Winery in Parekklisia. On Sat July 2nd the Elton John tribute band Crocodile Rock will be perfoming and on Friday 22nd July, Island Blend will play hits from popular West End shows. Entrance is €10 which includes a glass of wine, dinner is also available. For more details call 2599 1199.
The Israeli group Tararam will be bringing their brand of music using everyday household objects (like Stomp) to Cyprus. The date is July 14th at the Pattichion Theatre in Larnaca. Tickets are on sale through www.cyprus-tickets.com or 7000 9303.
Tango Seduction will be performing at the Pattichion Theatre in Larnaca on July 22nd. Get your tickets from www.cyprus-tickets.com or 7000 9303.
The Moscowia Ballet is performing two ballets in Cyprus. On July 27th at 9pm at the Limassol Garden Theatre, it’s Thumbelina. Then on July 30th at the Ancient Odeon in Paphos it’s Carmina Burana with another performance on Aug 3rd at Curium. For more information call 7000 9303 or from www.cyprus-tickets.com
On July 31st Limassol is attempting to get into the Guinness Book of World Records with the longest traditional Greek dance, the Hasapiko. The area where the dance will be performed is the seafront from Molos to Dasoudi Beach (approx 2.5km). About 800 people have signed up to take part. Cost is €5 to take part, and the proceeeds are going to charity. You have until July 15th to register, call 9941 0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Duran Duran (Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor) have cancelled their concert on August 1st at Ayia Napa Municipal Stadium due to Simon Le Bon's vocal chord problems. More information on the concert's reschedule plans on www.123merch.gr.
You can pre-book tickets to see the opera The Tales of Hoffman by the National Theatre of Prague. The performance is part of the 13th Paphos Aphrodite Festival and will take place in the Medieval Castle. The dates are Sept 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Free phone 8000 8005 or go to the website www.pafc.com.cy . Prices are €35, €50, €60 and €80.
A new Spanish Wine and Tapas bar Vino Cultura has opened on Kyriacos Matsi in Nicosia. It has parking behind it and a laid back feel. Call 2267 6707 or go to www.vinocultura.net
Go and see the Phoenician vessel The Phoenicia which is docked in Cyprus until October as part of the Maritime exhibition. It’s possible to arrange a viewing and tour by emailing email@example.com