Cyprus Arts, Living & Events October 21 - November 21
by Natalie Haughton - Kid Culture’s Family Expo 2011 is from Oct 20th-22nd in Acropolis Park (opposite M&S on Athalassa Avenue). There’ll lots of advice and information on all aspects of parenting and bringing up children in Cyprus.
There will also be stalls, refreshments, music, and activities. On Friday and Sat the event is from 3-6.30pm and on Sunday from 10am-6.30pm. For the full rundown go to www.kidculture.com.cy
The 5th Annual Environment and Culture Festival is on Sunday 23rd Oct from 2:00pm to 8:00pm organized by ASTRA 92.8 in cooperation with the Commissioner for the Environment and Strovolos Municipality. It’s in Acropolis Park and will feature music and dance, stalls with energy saving products, organic and green products, traditional delicacies, a cultural and traditional handicrafts corner. There will also be an eco-friendly workshop for children plus information on the ‘Stop trafficking -because people are not for sale’ initiative.
There’s a Melodies and Rhythms of Nature workshop and a chance to learn to play Gandharva Veda music with Reshma Shrivastava on Oct 22nd at Serenity House. 2, Einstein Str, Nicosia. €25 Call 9948 7927
The Sunflower project is holding a fund raising Gala dinner and concert to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness on Sat 22nd Oct. The event will be held at Intercontinental Hotel at the Aphrodite Hills Resort. Performing at the dinner will be the Italian soprano Tiziana Sojat, British tenor Martin Toal, Cypriot soprano Lenia Kallis and British violinist Craig Owen. Tickets cost €64.50 each. For more information contact 26 654 007.
Sirius Dog Sanctuary in Monagroulli, Limassol are holding a fundraising event on Sat 29th Oct. Run, Walk or Jog with a ‘Sanctuary’ dog or BYO! Registration is from 9am with a 10am start - (approx. 1 hr.) Entry is €5 per person. Free if you raise €10 sponsorship. For forms contact Chris Parry on 99 22 68 29 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vintage Rhythms big band sound from the UK will be performing at a charity dinner and dance at The Coral Beach Hotel on Saturday, October 22 at 7.30pm. Proceeds are going to St. Michael's Hospice. Tickets are €35 which includes a bottle of wine for two, soft drinks and water. Entry is by ticket only. Tickets are available from Teresa on 99129553/26653558 or Maggie on 99318477
The next live show of Cyprus Has Talent is on Sun 23rd Oct at the 7 Seas Live Music Bar in Limassol. Aspiring artists from around the country are given the chance to perform in one of the best live music scenes in Cyprus. More info from Facebook.com/cyprushastalent. Free entrance on the night (reservations can be made by calling 25 278 000)
Under conductor Edward Higginbottom, Haydn’s music ‘The Creation’ is being performed at an evening concert on Oct 26th at the Strovolos Municipal theatre. The concert features soprano Sofia Gargaloyan, tenor Thomas Hobbs and bass-baritone Kyros Patsalides together with the choir of New College Oxford. Tickets are on sale from the box office priced €12. Details from www.cyso.org.cy
Hip Hop star and Grammy award winner Fatman Scoop returns to the island for one exclusive show on Friday November 4th at Club Nuovo, Nicosia. Presale tickets from various outlets in Nicosia:- Café Caprice, Nikis 32 Kiosk, Armenias Kiosk, Dracoumel Kiosk, Micromania, price is €20 incl. 2 drinks. Infoline: 99 310031
Jazz singer Sarah Fenwick and pianist Marios Toumbas are performing the great jazz classics with their quartet at the Blue Bar in the Classic Hotel in Nicosia. The first in their series of concerts together will be on Wed Oct 26th from 9:30 - 12pm. Reservations on 2266 4006.
The 8th Brazilian Film Festival runs from 27th Oct – 1st Nov 2011 at The Shoe Factory, 304 Ermou Str . All films start at 8.30pm and entrance is free. Films include Four days in September, Waste Land and Bus 174. For details of the full programme go to www.pharosartsfoundation.org
The next walk organised by the Cyprus Services Rambling Club is on Sunday 30th October from Souni to Curium. The walk is 6 Miles/Grade 1. To book, email: email@example.com or phone: 99 292092
The postponed 3rd MetaLmorphosiS Festival will now take place on October 28th. This year, the Swedish melodic death metal band “Arch Enemy” will be live on stage together with performances by Plague of Angels (UK), Sonik Death Monkey (Cy), Disharmony (Gr) and The Fallen Within (Gr). If you hold tickets from the cancelled July show your tickets are valid for this new date.
Heritage Private School annual fireworks party and disco takes place on Friday Nov 4th from 7pm. There’ll be food and drink available and the disco is after display. Tickets cost €10 for adults and €5 for children (under 5's go free). Get your tickets in advance from the school or on the evening at the gate. Call 25 367 018 and don't forget to wrap up warm!
The Episkopi Garrison Bonfire Night will take place at Lemmings Beach, Happy Valley on Sat 5th November. The bonfire will be lit at 18:15 and the fireworks will start at 18:30. Food and drink will be available. Other attractions include: Music from the The Band of the Army Air Corps, Face Painting, and a Bouncy Castle. Entrance is free with proceeds going to the Army Benevolent Fund.
There’s a chamber music concert featuring members of the CSO playing the music of Brahms and Tchaikovsky on Sat Nov 5th at the Pallas theatre by Paphos Gate at 5pm. Entrance is free
The Cyprus International 4 Day Challenge is on from 24th-27th November. It includes a 6k time trial at Coral Beach, an 11k Hill run in the Akamas nature reserve, the multi-terrain ½ Marathon and the 10K Paphos city run. For more information call 26880 877, firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website www.cypruschallenge.com
The Christmas Carol Cat Show is on November 26th & 27th at the Lanitis Carob Mill Complex in Limassol, near the old port. To enter your feline friend and for more info call 99630028 or email email@example.com
Iced Earth, the American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida, is performing in Cyprus on Dec 15th at Pavilion Hall. Sonik Death Monkey is the support act. Tickets are €30 and are on sale from www.cyprusevents.net
www.cyprusabc.com this has comprehensive listings of all things about Cyprus including education, health, shopping, marriages and history.
For the next couple of weeks there will be a Container collecting for orphans in Kenya. It is behind Hamleys. If you can donate any of the following mattresses, children's shoes (school and trainers), slippers, writing and art materials, clothes, school bags, children's & adolescent's underclothes, towels, bikes & older children's toys, computers, sofas & armchairs. The items need to be in good condition.
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