Cyprus Arts & Living Events July-August
by Natalie Haughton...A reggae fiesta will take place on Governors Beach, Limassol on Saturday July 9th. Sirius productions are bringing the King Shiloh Sounds System. Also playing will be some of Cyprus’s leading reggae session musicians not to mention food and coconut based cocktails. It start at 6pm until late. Entry is €10.
Cosmic Gate will be playing their Back to the Future set at Makronissos beach Club in Ayia Napa on Saturday July 9th. Featuring a live, vocal performance from Australian singer Emma Hewitt. Opening set is Wippenberg with warm ups from Shadow and Deep Impact. Tickets are €25 on the door Call 9931 0031 or go to www.mixfmradio.com
There is a sand castle building competition on Sunday July 10th at the beach next to the St Raphael in Limassol from 3.30-8pm. The theme is ‘Waterworld’ and is open to anyone aged 12-35 with cash prizes to be won. There is also a smaller event for younger children 6-12, their theme is ‘Protecting the Sea Turtle’. Call 2539 2211 or 9931 5365
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 on 99 292092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trio Tekke are touring Cyprus. Bringing their own brand of Rempetiko to the island, they will be playing live at Antonakis Bar in Nicosia on July 12th. Call 22 664697 for details.
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.
Catch the Greek version of Jonathan Larson’s rock music ‘Rent’. The Nicosia dates are July 14th & 15th at the Ampitheatre at the School for the Blind. Tickets cost €35/€25 call 2242 7583 or 7777 2717.
Watch a whole host of classic films under the stars. The 13th Summer Open Air Movie Marathon at the Constantia Theatre starts on Wednesday July 13th until Sept 4th. On July 13th, 22nd and 28th the movie will be ‘Reflections in A Golden Eye’. Made in 1967, it stars Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. On July 14th and 30, it’s ‘The Missouri Breaks’ from 1976 with Brando and Jack Nicholson. There’s classic Hitchcock on July 15th and 23rd, James Stewart stars in ‘Vertigo’. Cary Grant stars in ‘North by Northwest on July 16th & 24th. The 1963 movie ‘Charade’ with Audrey Hepburn is on July 17th & 27th. The musical ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ with Gene Kelly is being screened on July 21st & 31st, with 1966 film 10.30PM Summer on July 20th and 29th, starring Melina Mecuri. The cinema is at 15 Solonos Michaelides St, Pallouriotissa. The film rolls at 8.30pm. Call 2234 9085 for more info.
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
On Friday July 22nd Hadjianotnas Winery in Parekklisia, 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.
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 email@example.com
The Kremlin Ballet comes to Cyprus with the full length ballet ‘1001 Arabian Nights’. The dates are July 27th at the Patticheon Theatre in Larnaca and at the Limassol Garden Theatre on July 28th. Book now on 7000 9303 or from www.cyprus-tickets.com
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.
If you need somebody to talk to, the Cyprus Samaritans are at the end of a phone. You can speak in confidence to one of their fully trained listening volunteers. Call the helpline 77 77 7277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - visit their website http://www.cyprussamaritans.org/