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Limassol Carnival 2012 Programme

limassol carnivalThe Limassol Carnival begins soon! From the 13th until the 16th of February the Town Crier will be announcing the beginning of the Carnival all around Limassol.

Monday 13 February 7.30 p.m. - Panos Solomonides Municipal Cultural Centre.

The Limassol Municipality and the Cyprus Photographic Society – Limassol Branch, co-organize a Carnival Poster Exhibition with posters from previous years, as well as a Pancyprian Photographic Competition and Exhibition on the theme ‘Limassol Carnival’, with the participation of the “Ariones” Choir and the “Limassol Majorettes” of the “Cyprus Girl Guides Association”. Duration: 13 February – 24 March.

Tuesday 14 February 8.30 p.m. Rialto Theatre - The Limassol Municipality and the “Tetrafonia” (Four Voice Men’s Choir) co-organize a concert with old serenades, rebetiko and old carnival songs. Entrance: €10 & €6

Wednesday 15 February 6.30 p.m - “Theomaria Art Gallery” (7, Vasilissis Karlottas & Elenis Paleologinas str) The Limassol Municipality and the Theomaria Art Gallery co-organize a carnival mask exhibition, by Vera Parlalidou and Vaso Pantehi.

Workshops on creating ceramic masks will be held from the 1st of February to the 18th of February. 7.30 p.m. “Art Studio 55” 23Α Andrea Drousioti, Heroes’ Square. The Limassol Municipality and the Ikepana Group co-organize an exhibition titled ‘A different carnival perspective’ from 15 – 23 February. Mask making workshops will be running concurrently to the exhibition from 9 a.m – 12 noon.

The “Limassol Serenaders’ Group” will be singing during the opening of the exhibition on 15 February at 7.30 p.m. The Mayor of Limassol Mr. Andreas Christou will inaugurate the above exhibitions.

Thursday 16 February 12.00 (noon) The “Limassol Serenaders” will be singing at Saripolou Square. The shop owners of Saripolou Street invite you to a Carnival Feast. 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Enaerios Parking.

The Limassol Municipality co-organize with the high school student councils carnival party with DJ music. 6.00 p.m. “House of Arts and Letters” (7, 16 June 1943 Street (ex. Gladstonos street)

The Limassol Municipality and the “Limassol Union of Self-Educated Painters” co-organize an exhibition titled ‘Carnival 2012’. The Mayor Mr. Andreas Christou will inaugurate the exhibition. 7.00 p.m.

This year’s King of the Carnival, “Napoleon the Great”, will be entering the town in a festive atmosphere on an illuminated float accompanied by the “EDON Serenaders”, the “Monterni Keri Choir”, the Limassol Municipality Band, the “Batucinio" percussion instruments group, the “Limassol Majorettes” of the "Cyprus Girl Guides Association", the Mayor and the Members of the Municipal Council.

The parade will set off from the “Grigori Afxentiou Square” (In front of the District Office Building) at 7.00 p.m. and will pass through the following streets: Anexartisias avenue, Gladstonos street (up to the Limassol Co-Operative Savings Bank), Karaiskaki, Stasinou and Andrea Drousioti streets and end at the Heroes’ Square, where a party will take place, to the sounds of the music group, “FORCA LATINO”.

Fireworks at 7.00p.m. (in front of the District Office Building). Friday 17 February 8.30 p.m. Concert by Children’s Choirs, Rialto Theatre Evening of serenades and carnival songs by the Chamber Choir and the Children Choir of “Papadakion Municipal School of Music”, “Epilogi Children Choir and Music Workshop”, the “Armonia Choir” and the “Germasogia Cultural Club Children’s Choir”. Entrance: €5 Saturday 18 February 11.00 a.m.

The members of the “Limassol Cycling Club” will cycle around the city in a carnival mood. Starting and Ending point: Medieval Castle Square 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Grigori Afxentiou Square (In front of the District Office Building).

The Limassol Municipality and the radio station “Choice FM 104.3” co-organize a treasure hunt (for information and participation please call 25-820820). 12.00 (noon).

The “Tetrafonia” (Four Voice Men’s Choir) will be singing at “Pantopolio” Restaurant at the A’ Municipal Market. 12.00 (noon).

The Municipality’s little train will be touring around the city. The “Epilogi Workshop Choir” will be on board the train singing carnival songs. Starting point: Limassol Co-operative Savings Bank (Gladstonos Street). 6.00 p.m.

Serenaders’ Event at Hellenic Bank (52, Gladstonos str) The “Hellenic Bank” and the “Limassol Serenaders”, co-organize a concert with old serenades and carnival songs with the participation of the “EDON Serenaders”, the “Moderni Keri Choir”, the “Ariones Choir” and the “Limassol Serenaders” . Free drinks and snacks will be offered. 8.00 p.m “Studio 8” (17, Panos Solomonides str.)

Painting exhibition by the art workshop of Andreas Mavroyennis “Studio 8” and the Patra Municipal workshop on the theme “Carnival”.

Sunday 19 February 11.30 a.m. - Children’s Carnival Parade Starting Point: Sea front road (opposite Citizen Service Centre - close to the old port round about). Ending: Municipal Gardens (south entrance) All participants will be awarded diplomas.

6.00 p.m. A Serenaders’ Event in front of “Perama Music Club” with songs by the “Georgalletos Serenaders” and dance performance by the dance school “Alexastero”. The event is dedicated to the memory of the serenader Giorgos Georgalletos.

Monday 20 February - Serenaders will be touring the Limassol neighbourhoods on illuminated floats: 7.00 p.m. The “Ariones Choir” will be singing at the area of Kapsalos. 7.00 p.m. The “Edon Serenaders” will be singing at the area of “Ayios Antonios”.

Tuesday 21 February - Serenaders will be touring the Limassol neighbourhoods on illuminated floats: 7.00 p.m. The Group of the “Cypriot Serenaders” will be singing at Ayia Fyla. 7.00 p.m. The “Limassol Serenaders” will be singing at Zakaki. 7.00 p.m.

The “Monterni Keri Choir” will be singing at the areas of Apostolos Andreas and Ayios Ioannis. 8.30 p.m. “Tuesday’s Carnival Fiesta” at the Medieval Castle Square. People of all ages are invited by the Limassol Municipality to attend the event in costumes and participate in a great carnival spree with music and dancing.

Free-style Carnival Costume Competition – Awards will be given to the best three.

Wednesday 22 February 7.00 p.m.- Serenaders’ Evening at Heroes’ Square. A serenaders’ evening will take place with the participation of the following groups: “Mousikes Periplanisis Choir”, “Monterni Keri Choir”, “EDON Serenaders” and the “Cypriot Serenaders”.

Thursday 23 February 8.30 p.m.- Carnival Ball at “Panos Solomonides" Municipal Cultural Centre. The “Dreams Choir" and Elena Solea invite you to sing and dance to the rhythms of popular carnival songs, followed by DJ. Free-style Carnival Costume Competition –. Awards will be given to the best three.

Friday 24 February 11.30 p.m. - The Group of “Cypriot Serenaders” will sing at Ayiou Andreou street. The Limassol Municipality invites you to a carnival feast. 7.00 p.m Serenader’s evening at the Medieval castle square, with the participation of the “Modernoi Keri Serenader’s group”, the “Limassol serenaders”, the “Ariones serenaders’, the “Cypriot senenaders” and the “EDON serenaders”. Starting point: Irinis street. Ending point: Medieval castle square.

Saturday 25 February 11.30 a.m.- The “Limassol Antique Cars Club” will drive around the city in a carnival mood. Starting point: Enaerios Parking. Ending: Grigori Afxentiou Square (In front of the District Office Building).

12.00 (noon) The Limassol Municipality and the Shop owners Association of the historic center of Limassol invite you to a carnival feast in Anexartisia street (Anexartisias and Athinon Crossing, in front of the Brent Cross store), with the participation of the “Limassol Serenaders”. 12.00 (noon)

The Municipality’s little train will be touring around the city. The “Epilogi Workshop Choir” will be singing carnival songs on board. Starting point: Limassol Co-operative Savings Bank (Gladstonos Street). 6.30 p.m.

Serenaders’ Parade Groups of Serenaders will gather at 6.00 p.m. in front of the “Vasilis Michaelides” Park (Ayia Zoni Street). At 6.30 p.m. they will start serenading, ending at the Grigori Afxentiou Square (In front of the District Office Building). From 5.00 p.m. onwards the “Georgia Protopapa’s Vocal Ensemble” and the choir “Mousikes Periplanisis” will be singing at Grigori Afxentiou Square. The Limassol Municipality invites you to sing and dance along with the Serenaders. Free wine will be offered.

Sunday 26 February 1.30 p.m. Grand Carnival Parade Archbishop Makarios III Avenue Starting Point: Ayios Nikolaos Round About Ending: Simillide’s Traffic Lights This year’s King of Carnival, “Napoleon the Great”, will be heading the parade with his cortege. Floats, groups of masqueraders and individuals will follow, dancing to the beat of carnival music. The parade will proceed along Makarios III Avenue up to the Simillide’s Traffic Lights. All groups will be given participation diplomas.

During the parade, former carnival participants will be honoured by the Limassol Municipality for their precious contribution to the Limassol Carnival.

Parade by the "Limassol Majorettes" of the Cyprus Girl Guides Association and the the “Batucinio" percussion instruments group. Starting point: Ayios Nikolaos round about. Ending point: Enaerios parking 8.30 p.m.

Farewell Carnival Fiesta – Enaerios Parking -  The Carnival will end with a massive Carnival Ball at the Enaerios parking. Free style Carnival Costume Competition – Awards will be given to the best three. Fireworks at 9.00 p.m. The programme is subject to unexpected changes.

For information: Cultural Services, Limassol Municipality Tel. 25 342153 & 25 745919 The “Monterni Keri serenaders” dedicate this year’s participation to the memory of their late members, Miltos and Christos Christoforou.

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