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Cyprus Arts & Events September 19th - October 10th

by Natalie Haughton - The Nicosia Dog Shelter is holding an Adoption afternoon on Monday 19th Sept from 5-8pm at the Time- Off Café in Latsia (next to Alpha Bank).  All dogs adopted will be sterilised and there’s a chance to buy leads, mugs and shirts. 

Under new legislation dogs are now allowed on some beaches.  5 have been designated as dog friendly.  Achelia in Paphos, Louma in Ayia Napa, Mansoura in Kato Pyrgos, Sofiades in Larnaca and Tsierkezou in Limassol.

The award-winning photographer Dimitrios Markoglou is exhibiting his portraits on canvas at Famagusta Gate until Sept 20th.  Mon – Sun 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm.

From Sept 22nd-25th Limassol plays host to the Euro- Mediterranean Choral Fair.  It’s called Choral Crossroads 2011 and features groups from Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Serbia Jordan, Lebanon, Hungary and of course Cyprus.  For the full schedule of events and venues check the website www.choral-crossroads.com
 
The Kypria Festival is on across the island until Oct 1st. Featuring singing, drama and dance performances by both local and international artists.  For full details of the programme go to the website www.rialto.com.cy

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra is performing Peter and the Wolf featuring puppet theatre in Nicosia on Sat 11th Oct at 5pm.  It’s free and entrance vouchers can be obtained from Pallas theatre in advance.  Call 22410181. There are also shows in Larnaca and Limassol.  More details from www.cyso.org.cy 

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 go to http://www.cyprusevents.net/events/andrea-morrelli-rat-pack-show-parekklisia-2011/

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.

Helping Hands Animal support is holding a World Animal Day Fish and Chip Supper at the Nameless Bar in Protaras on Oct 2nd.  Tickets are €10.  Call 9974 988

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 

Andrew Oliver’s Elton John tribute show will be at Lithos Pub in Oroklini on Friday 14th October at 8pm featuring Karen Kendall.  Show starts at 9pm and tickets are €9.50 including buffet. Reservations essential 99790678 or email: lithosbaroroklini@gmail.com

The “Aimez-vous Brahms?” concert takes place in Nicosia on Thurs Oct 13th at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre.  It will be performed by the CSO featuring soloist Andreas Boyde.  Tickets cost €12 from 2231 3010.

Club Jubilee, the Afternoon Kids Club starts on Tues 20th Sept.  To reserve a place call 9936 6637.  More info from www.clubjubilee.com  

Fasouri waterpark summer season ends on Sunday October 16th.  The Waterpark is offering complimentary day passes to students who buy tickets on the weekends of Sept 24th-25th and Oct 1st-2nd  and for every ticket bought, a 2nd ticket will be offered as a gift.  For further info on this offer call 2571 4235

Archontiko Papadopoulou serves traditional Cypriot cuisine with a modern twist.  Situated in a renovated house, at the heart of Kornos Village between Nicosia and Larnaca.  Call 2253 1000 to book

Two new movies this week on the circuit:  Cowboys and Aliens with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig; and Shelter with Julianne Moore and Jonathon Rhys Myers. Full details from www.kcineplex.com

To support European Mobility week the government is offering free bus rides on Saturday 17th Sept on all public buses.

A newly found stash of photos depicting life in Cyprus 57 years ago has just been published as a book. It’s called ‘Cyprus Scenes and a Way of Life in 1954’ is on sale at the Moufflon bookshop in Nicosia or directly from the author Richard Chamberlain on chamberlain958@btinternet.com

The Cornaro Institute in Larnaca is offering a recognised art qualification.  Their foundation course lasts either 1 or 2 years and is taught in English.  To find out more call Angela on 2534 1387.

Carrefour is introducing a new loyalty card so make sure to redeem the points on your current one.  You have until 15th December to do so.

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