Cyprus Events & Living November 18 - December 18
by Natalie Haughton - The 2nd L/sol Jazz Festival on until Nov 20th. To find out about the programme of events organised go to www.limassoljazzfestival.com or call 2566 1466.
St Paul’s Cathedral in N/sia is holding a Whist Drive on Fri 18th Nov at 7.30 pm.
It costs €5 to enter, plus there’ll be a prize for the top score and there’ll be free tea & coffee with biscuits. However you can BYO. To sign up call Agnete on 99-823785.
The 7th Chocolate week takes place at the Colours Café in the Four Seasons Hotel in L/ssol from Nov 18th-27th. A chance to try dark, white and milk chocolate treats plus chocolate drinks. Call 25858000.
The French oenologist and sommelier, Michel Constantin, will be giving workshops at the French Institute in Nicosia (3 Vasilisis Amalias St, Ayios Andreas). The dates are Nov 29th and Dec 13th and 20th. Classes are for between 6-10 people, from 7-9pm. There is a €150 fee. Call 2245 9333 or email email@example.com
Orient Action’s next event is on Sun 20th Nov which will be around the north and west of Troodos square. Registration starts at 0945 hrs nd the meeting place is the covered seating area opposite the Troodos square parking space. You can run individually or in teams of 2-3 people. Competition level is 3, which is for people who know how to use a compass and the event distance is approximately 3 kms. For more information go to the website: www.orientaction.org.cy
The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra is performing works by Beethoven on Thurs 24th Nov at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre. The conductor is Alkis Baltas with solos from cellist Petros Gospodinov, violinist Wolfgang Schroeder and pianist Naoko Kariya. Tickets are €12. Call 2246 3144.
The 2nd Artists' Bazaar at the Municipal Museum of Lefkosia is on Sat 19th Nov from 10am-5pm. The event showcases some of the best young artists, crafts-people and designers working in Nicosia. Exhibits will include limited edition prints, fashion accessories, Jewellery, ceramics, homeware, clothing, handmade chocolates and cupcakes.
The Nicosia Dog Shelter has a fund raising screening of the film Hotel for Dogs, starring Emma Roberts on Wed 23rd Nov at the K-Cineplex in Strovolos. Tickets are €10 for adult and €5 for children under 12. There will be a welcome drink served at 4pm with the movies starting at 5.25pm, plus Floe and Moe will be face painting. Tickets are on sale from Kivotos Pet Shop (18 Gravias St, Ay Dometios) or call 9986 8512.
The Tigran Hamasyan Jazz Trio will be performing at the Shoe Factory in N/sia on Wed Nov 23rd at 8.30pm. The box office number is 7000 9304, or get your tickets from www.pharostickets.org
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 Argos Animals Shelter is holding a charity show at Lithos Bar in Oroklini on Nov 26th. There’ll be live music from Ged, Angela, The Answer, George and Marciella plus DJ Chris. Tickets are €15 from Stella on 9932 6045.
Cyprus Services Rambling Club will be walking from Kivides to Radio Sonde on Sun 27th Nov. The distance is 9 Miles/Grade 1. To reserve a place on the ramble, email: email@example.com or phone: 99 292092 by midday Wed 23rd Nov.
Sarah Fenwick & Marios Toumbas Quartet will be performing great jazz standards at the Blue Bar in the Classic Hotel in N/sia on Wed Nov 30th at 9.30pm. Call 22664006 for reservations.
On Sun Dec 10th at at 5pm the Mediterranean Garden Society (Cy) and the Cyprus Cactus & Succulent Society will be screening a documentary in English call ‘Women in the Dirt’, which follows 7 female landscape architects. It’s on at the Cine Studio at the Nicosia University. Free.
Iced Earth, the American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida, is performing in Cyprus on Dec 15th at the N/sia Pavilion Hall. Sonik Death Monkey is the support act. Tickets are €30 and are on sale from www.cyprusevents.net.
As part of the CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE lectures, Prof. Michael R. Cosby, Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek Messiah College, will be talking about “Finding Joseph Barnabas, Cypriot Apostle of Freedom” on Thurs December 15th . The lecture starts at 7pm and will be held in the CAARI Library (11 Andrea Demetriou St., N/sia). For more information cal 22456414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fontana Restaurant at the Cyprus Hilton is celebrating Thanksgiving on Thurs Nov 24th with a special lunch buffet from 12.30-3pm and an evening buffet from 7.30-10.30pm. Price is €25 per person. Call 2237 7777 for reservations.
Calling all would-be thespians. The Performing Arts for Cyprus Charities have chosen ‘The Scottish Play’ for the Shakespeare at Curium production in June next year. Auditions are being held on Wed 23rd Nov and on Thurs 24th Nov from 7.30pm at Foley’s School (40 Homer Street) in L/ssol. For more info call Anthony on 9939 9646.
ACT is performing Aladdin as their traditional Christmas pantomime this year on Sat Dec 3rd (3pm & 7.30pm) Fri Dec 9th (7.30pm) Sat Dec 10th (3pm & 7.30pm) and Sun Dec 11th (11am & 3pm). Tickets are €12 for adults. €6 for children 2-12 on Dec 3rd at 3pm & 7.3opm and Dec 11th at 11am, Tickets go on sale from Nov 21st at the Russion Cultural Centre from 4-6pm Mon-Fri. Or call 2232 9293.
Stage One Theatre Company is performing the traditional Panto Dick Whittington at the Emba Theatre in Paphos. The dates are Dec 4th & 6th-10th. Tickets are €12 for adults and €6 for children. The telephone box office is open from 10am-1pm, Mon-Fri 9996 7737 or email email@example.com
The Junior School in N/sia is holding their Christmas Bazaar on Sat 26th Nov from 11am-3pm. Lots of stalls, food and drink, games for the children and of course Father Christmas will be there. Everyone is Welcome.
The Women’s Friendship Group at St Paul’s Cathedral in N/sia has their Christmas Bazaar from 11am-4pm on Saturday Nov 26th. Lots of festive fare together with stalls and a raffle.
The Christmas Carol Cat Show is on November 26th & 27th at the Lanitiis Carob Mill Complex in L/sol, near the old port. To enter your feline friend and for more info call 99630028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Aphrodite Hills traditional Christmas Market takes place of Sunday 4th Dec from 11am-5pm. It’s a fun festive day out for the whole family. There will be stalls selling handicrafts, Christmas decorations and traditional foods, a Christmas Choir, fun activities for kis a Nativity Manger and even a visit from Santa.
The Friends for Life – Limassol Hospice Care Appeal’s Annual Christmas Fair is from 11am-7pm on Dec 4th and 5th at the Atlantica Miramare Beach Hotel, Yermasoyia. There’ll be all sorts of items on sale including aromatherapy, mosaics, woodcraft, pottery and jewellery. Entry is €2.5o for adults, children go free. More info from 9926 9016
The PAWS Christmas Ball takes place on Dec 10th at the Amathus Hotel in P/os. Tickets are on sale from the reception desk. For more information call 26 883300 or email email@example.com
The Carob Mill in L/ssol is the venue for culinery seminars organised by Gastronomy Essentials Ltd. On Nov 21st-24th chefs Michalis Ntdounetas and Giannis Baxevanis will be showcasing creative Greek cuisine. Nov 29th Spanish chef Alain Devahive Tolosa will be highlighting molecular cuisine. For details of prices for these masterclasses and to download an application form go to www.cucina.gr or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s a poster exhibition of performances of ancient Greek theatre from Nov 19th-27th in the Bank of Cyprus building (86-90 Phaneromeni St N/sia). Open daily from 10am-7pm.
Through November at Gallery K (4, Evrou St) in N/sia, Dimitris Koukos is showing his solo works in an exhibtion called ‘Light and Life’.
With the arrival of colder weather animals in the shelters need extra warmth. So if you have any old blankets, towels, bowls, leashes, collars or anything else that can give them a little comfort please call Alexia on 99 111 077 (from Pets2Adopt) and she will arrange with you a convenient collection time and place.