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Cyprus Arts & Events August 29 - September 30th

by Natalie Haughton - The Hadjianotnas Winery’s open day is on Saturday August 27th from 10am-10pm.  Admission is free for all the family, there’s a tour of the vineyards, plus a wine tasting and there is also a children’s play area. For more information call 2599 1199 or check the website www.hadjianotnas.com.cy

The Cyprus Services Rambling Club next walk is on Sun 4th Sept which will follow the Kato Platres Circular.  The ramble is 4 Miles/Grade 2 – and will be followed by a meze supper. NO BUSES.  To book, email: bookings@csrc.ws  or phone: 99 292092 by midday Wed 31st August.

Bez of the Happy Mondays will close the Napa Live festival on Wed Aug 31st.  Also live DJ sets at Retro and the Live Lounge.

Flying Away is an art, music and dance festival which takes place on Sept 3rd and 4th at the Orfeas Stadium in Nicosia.  Gates open at 6pm and entrance is €5.  More info from 96670494 or from Facebook /flying away festival.

There’s a craft fayre at Pambos Tavern in Paramytha, Limassol on Sept 3rd from 11am-4pm.  Lots of stalls and refreshments available.  More info from 9961 5356.

The National Tennis Centre in Nicosia will host the Aphrodite World Tennis Cup from September 6th – 10th.  The organisers have yet to announce the line-up and if international star Marcos Baghdatis will be playing. The Aphrodite Cup has been upgraded to grade 4 of the International Tennis Federation, thus attracting high level tennis players, this year with the participation of at least 45 countries. Entrance to the games will be free.  More info from www.cyprustennis.com

The 5th Cyprus-Russia Charity Gala is on Sept 10th, combining cultural entertainment and dining in the Presidential Palace gardens. Performances include: Legendary Russian rock band Lubeh in Cyprus for the first time,   Mihalis Hatzigiannis, The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, The Cyprus Young String Soloists and the  A’Cappella ExpreSSS playing  Russian folk and jazz. Tickets and more info from www.cyprus-tickets.com  or 7000 9303.

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

Direct from Leicester Square, Andrea Morrelli's Rat Pack Show with Musical Director Andrew Oliver and the Barry Rowe Combo Swing Band. Shows on Sept 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th 27th and Oct 1st & 2nd. With special guests Ben Miles as Michael Buble and Tina Chester as Barbara Streisand.  For venues and performance dates click here 

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.

New movies on the circuit this week: - Captain America, Conan the Barbarian and Space Dogs.  Full details from www.kcineplex.com

On Sept 12th there’s a concert by the band "Love is in the Air" to mark the last full moon of the summer.  Featuring many styles of music including jazz and Latin, plus songs by the Beatles, ABBA, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, and Shakira,  as well as Greek songs. It’s at Nicosia Town Hall, for more call 22797004 or email culturalservice@nicosiamunicipality.org.cy

The annual Limassol Wine Festival takes place from Sept 8th until Sept 18th from 7-11.30pm. Since the first one in 1961, this festival has always been great fun.  Local wines are showcased and this year there is an award ceremony for the biggest glass of wine in the world, plus traditional Cypriot food.   Tickets are €6 for adults which includes a bottle of wine, teenagers aged 13-18 pay €5, and children under 12 pay €12.  There’ll be a shuttle bus service from Nicosia to the festival.  For more information go to www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy  follow the link, or call 25 344402.

Anna Vissi will be performing an unplugged live gig at the School For the Blind in Nicosia on Sept 28th.  Call 7000 9303 to book tickets

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 

This Saturday Aug 27th, Lord Kitchener’s is offering a taste of Thai.   3 courses of Thai Classic Dishes for only €30.  Click here to view menu and to book call  2433 3484. 

There’s a four day clearance of furniture, white goods and household items from Aug 30-3rd Sept from the Mallouppas and Papacostas group .  The warehouse is out near the Carslberg Factory.  For directions call 22467 594.

Saturday Soccer is accepting registrations of new players for the 2011-2012 Season.   If you are between 8 and 15 years old and you like to play football then this is for you.  Players of nationalities, all levels of ability, boys and girls are welcome.  Coaching is in English. The club meets at the pitches in the United Nations Protected Area (UNPA) every Saturday morning during school term times.  Fees are 40 euros per term. The club has 4 Junior teams (8-10 years), 4 Senior teams (11 -12 years) 4 Under 16s teams (13- 5 years).  If you are interested in joining please contact Liz Kennedy saturdaysoccer.fc@gmail.com

Poll

Do you agree with the UK and US airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria?
Yes, ISIS has to be stopped.
71%
No, it will just make things worse, and Cyprus is exposed.
22%
Maybe, if it leads to a peaceful solution.
7%
Total votes: 107