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Cyprus Arts & Living Events July - August

by Natalie Haughton...The 12th Paradise Jazz Festival takes place over the next two weekends in the village of Pomos in the Northwest corner of the island.   The dates are 29th & 30th July and August 5th & 6th.  Call 26 342 537 or email paradiseplace@cytanet.com.cy and for programme and location details go to www.paradiseplaceproductions.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 proceeds are going to charity. You have until July 15th to register, call 9941 0888 or email alexis.alexandrou@cyta.com.cy

The 6th Limassol Documentary Festival runs from Aug 3rd-10th.  All screenings are free and are at 2 venues; Theatro Ena and Sousami. For the full programme go to the website www.filmfestival.com.cy  or email info@filmfestival.com.cy

UK Fringe Festival favourite Bunty Looping will be bringing her one-woman show to Timothy’s Bar in Paphos on Tuesday Aug 2nd   tickets are €5.  Call 9942 4417.  Bunty will also performing at Sousami Bar in Limassol on Aug 3rd at 10pm.  Entry is free.  Call 9949 4579.

The Grammy nominated and Mobo winner, Jamaican singer Sean Paul will be live in Cyprus on Sunday August 7th.   He’ll perfom his greatest hits at Dolce Club in Limassol from 10pm – 5am.  Tickets on sale from Paradise of Music of Music in Nicosia and in Larnaca from the Amalfi Café priced €40 Arena / €80 VIP. Tables cost €450 + 2 bottles free for 6 persons. Couches cost €1000 + 3 bottles free for 12 persons. Call 25 314 900 or email dolce@dolceclub.com.cy  for more details.

Friday 5th August there’s Poolside Jazz with the Crotchet Babies at the Hadjiantonas Winery in Parekklisia.  Playing standards and new numbers too.   The concert starts at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost €10.00 and include a complimentary glass of wine.  The concert is in aid of the ‘Big H Appeal’ for Cans for Kids. Dinner can be enjoyed in the restaurant afterwards and Ground Crew Platters will be available throughout the evening. For more information call 25991199 email info@hadjiantonas.com.cy

Cyprus Services Rambling Club are next walking on Sun 7th August.  The route is the Mandria Circular which 4 Miles/Grade 1.  NO BUSES.  Please note, no dogs permitted on this walk.  To book, email: bookings@csrc.ws  or phone: 99 292092 by midday Wednesday 3rd August.  For more details of this walk and the CSRC visit: www.csrc.ws 

Acclaimed actor John Malkovich will be in Cyprus performing at the Makarios III Amphitheatre in a play call ‘The Infernal Comedy: Confession of a serial killer’. The production also features music from Vienna’s Akademie Orchestra.  The date is September 17th and tickets go on sale on Mon July 25th through www.dfamous.net or from the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia, (22 410181).

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.

DJ AND DANCE SETS                                                                                                Grammy nominated Producer, re-mixer and DJ; Paul Oakenfold will be playing a live set on July 29th at Dolce Vita in Limassol.  Doors open at 10pm tickets are €20, and €40 for a VIP entry.  For more information call 25 3149007

Twice winners of the Best American DJ award,  Gabriel and Dresden will playing a live trance set  on Sunday August 7th at Guaba Beach Bar in Limassol from 3pm -8pm.  Free entry and over 18 only.   Tel 96682865

The Aboslut Summer Party with Sander van Doorn takes place on Friday Auguest 12th at Makronissos Beach Club, kicking off at 10pm.  There’ll be opening sets from Michel Fialas and DJ Peyo and performances from Alice-in-Flames and Dark Angels.  Tickets cost €25 in advance from www.absolutsummerparty.com  or €30 on the night. Outlets in Nicosia selling tickets are: Megaland 22456622, Periptero DIAS T. 22453616 and Periptero Agios Antonios T. 22347358

Top DJ Armin Van Buuren will be playing a live set on 18th of August at Finikudes Beach in Larnaca, and joining him on the decks, one of the rising stars in the dance music industry, Blake Jarell plus a warm-up set by Haris C.    The First Wave of tickets are €20, Second wave of tickets are €30.  In Nicosia tickets are available from: Café Caprice, Octagono Kiosk, Coffee Stop Tseriou, Nikkis 32 Kiosk, Mix FM. 

Watch a whole host of classic films under the stars.  The 13th Summer Open Air Movie Marathon at the Constantia Theatre runs until Sept 4th. Friday the 29th July its 1966 film 10.30PM Summer starring Melina Mecuri.   On July 30th, it’s ‘The Missouri Breaks’ from 1976 with Brando and Jack Nicholson.  The musical ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ with Gene Kelly is being screened on July 31st.  The cinema is at 15 Solonos Michaelides St, Pallouriotissa.  The film rolls at 8.30pm.  Call 2234 9085

The 2nd Quantum Nicosia Marathon and half Marathon are 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 

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