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Arts & Living Events April - May 2012

arts and living events cyprusby Natalie Haughton - Over the Easter holidays (9th-12th April) the Artos foundation in Nicosia is running a four day workshop for children aged 7-11 called ‘Kids University – Little Jules Verne’. The workshops will keep children occupied and entertained with various creative activities.  To reserve a place call 9984 9598.

Sign up for the Kindermusik classes at St Paul’s Church Hall in Nicosia which starts on May 8th at 5pm.  Kindermusik with Vaso is for children aged 0-7 years old. And for more info email: or call 99444052

Starting in May at St Paul’s Cathedral in Nicosia is the 'Hands-on' Science Workshops for children aged 9-11 years old (KS2).  With the help of an experienced engineer, children can learn basic Design and Technology make models and have fun.  The workshops take place every Tues afternoon from 5-6pm and will focus on mechanisms, electricity and structures together with kitchen chemistry. Price is €105 for a 7 week course 8th May – 19th June and €90 for a 6 week course from 26th June -31st July. Numbers are limited to 12, so book by calling 96 437744 or email 

Street Life Festival 2012 will take place Sat April 28th on Saripolou and Athenon Streets in Limassol from 9am-7pm. There’ll be live music, graffiti art, dancers, skateboarding, jugglers and handicrafts.  The place to go is the Limassol Historical Centre. Call 99 612 461 or email: . Find it on Facebook by searching for “Street Life Festival”

On Fri 27th April the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra are performing a tribute to Claude Debussy to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.  The concert features Maria Bildea on harp and the conductor is Patrick Gallois.  Tickets are on sale from the box office on 2231 3010 and more details from the website 

On Thursday April 12th at the Women’s Friendship Group coffee morning, Dr. Androulla Henriques and Linda Lapa from Cyprus STOP Trafficking (CST) will give a talk on the work being done to help trafficked women in Cyprus.  It starts at 9.30am in St Paul’s Cathedral Hall.   Call 9992 4363 for more information.

The Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus is hosting an International Archaeological Conference on ‘Embodied Identities in the Prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean’ on April 10-12th at 12 Gladstonos Street.  For more info contact Maria Mina 

The next Cyprus Services Rambling Club walk takes place at 10am on Sun April 15th and will be the Circumnavigation of Armageti. This is an 8 mile Grade 2 walk.   Please book by midday on Wed 11th April on   or call 99 292092. More details on 

On Sun April 15th in the Village Square, Aphrodite Hills resort are holding their traditional Easter Market.  There will be lots of stalls , selling handcrafted goods, traditional Easter food and drink, fun activities for children such as face painting and a bouncy castle, Easter egg hunt, donkey and pony rides, magic show… and even a visit from the Easter Bunny.  It starts at 11am until 4pm.  All welcome.

On Sat April 21st, The Limassol (Coeur de Lion) Lions Club is holding a Charity Ball to celebrate to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday and her Diamond Jubilee.  It’s at at the Poseidonia Hotel, Amathus Avenue in Limassol.  Proceeds will be donated to two local children's charities.  Dress code is Black Tie or Lounge Suits and tickets are €45 per head and include a welcome drink and a full hot & cold international buffet. Performing live will be saxophonist Mick Allgood, a Michael Buble tribute act and a disco. For tickets call Donna on 99 78 65 28

The 1st annual Klirou – Atovrisi 12km mountain running race will take place on Sun 22nd April at 9.30am.  The event has been organised by the Dro.Me.A. Racing runners’ club and is open to everybody (over 16).  There’s also a 3km race which you can run, walk or cycle (children can take part plus a 400m race for children.  Entry is free and there’s a full rundown on the website and you can register to take part online.  Alternatively you can register on the day from 8-9am at Klirou village square.   Call: 9933 7233

The Cyprus Association of Chartered Quantity Surveyors is holding its 2nd annual Charity Treasure Hunt Sunday April 22nd starting at 11am. Last year’s event raised €5,937.80 and this year the theme is the Olympic Games and the proceeds will go to The Cyprus Autistic Association.  Numbers are limited and to take part you have to register before the event which costs €15.  The forms are on the website there’s also a facebook page.

The Embassy of Hungary has organised a concert by The Glasso aka Bence Varga, percussionist and glass musician.  It’s on Wed 25th April at 8pm at the Pallas Theatre.  As well as classical works by Mozart, Strauss, Rossini there will also be hits by Eric Clapton, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra. Entry is free.

The Gatehouse Singers will be performing ‘Pharoh to Freedom’ across the island. This Easter Cantata is being produced in concert Version, oratorio style, with choir and narrator. It is the story of Passover and demonstrates the vital relationship between Jewish Festival and the Christian Celebration of Holy Communion.   The dates are Wed 18th April at 7.30pm at the Larnaca Community Church and Sunday 6th May at St Barnabas Church in Limassol. Admission is free.  For more details call 9985 4282.

The Mediterranean School of Larnaca is holding a 70'S & 80'S Disco on Sat April 28th at Nauticos Omilos L on the Dhekelia Rd (near Jumbo).  Tickets are €20 and include a buffet dinner and all local drinks.  Fancy dress is optional.  For tickets call Eleni on 99875113

The Cyprus European Polymer Clay Fiesta takes place from May 24th-27th at the Semeli Hotel in Nicosia.  There will guest speakers and also an excursion as part of the event.  To register call 2245 2121 or go to the website for more details

On June 1st, to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the Western Sovereign Base Area is holding a 'Party in the Park' in Happy Valley, Episkopi. This event will be open to everyone. Email:  for more details.

The 5th Tony Mantovani Open Seniors Cup takes place from April 18th-25th at Larnaca Tennis club. The event is now open to all veterans over 30 years old.   Each player can compete in one Singles and one Doubles event and is on clay.  The fee is €15 for Singles and €10 for Doubles and  you can enter by calling 2465 1269 or by emailing  by April 16th.

The 3rd Crossroads Youth Theatre Camp takes place from the 13th -22nd at the Kaminaria village Cultural Centre.  The camp is for teenagers from 15 -18 years old, who live in Cyprus.  The aim is to teach drama skills and team building workshops as well as dialogue sessions. The camp workshops will be in English with visits from international artists, trainers and educators plus there will be other activities on offer. For more details and an application form go to the website , or email  or call   99790848 / (+90)5428540675

‘We Greeks’ is the title of a solo exhibition by Kikos Lantis which can be seen at Gallery Gloria (3 Zinonos Sozou St.) N/sia and it’s on until April 21st.  For opening times call 2276 0286.

A group exhibition called Brandy Sour is currently at the Katiecolours Studio (9, Georgiou Makekidi St) L/ssol.  The works by Katie Sabry, John Sabry, Raymond Wilson and Alex Welch looks at Cyprus and its people.  It runs until May 6th.  Call 9957 1139 or email

‘I Magirisses’ in Lakatamia (110 Archiepiskopou Makario III) is a new Cypriot restaurant.  The name means ‘female cooks’ and the two sisters who run it are preparing recipies handed down from their mothers.  Call 2238 1822 for reservations.

The Iranian film ‘A Separation’ (with English subtitles) is being screened at the Shoe Factory (304 Ermou Street) N/sia on Tues April 10th at 8.30pm.   ‘A Separation’ is set in contemporary Iran it’s about the dissolution of a marriage.  It won an Academy Award for best foreign language film at the Oscars this year.  Entrance is free although space is limited plus afterwards there will be a short discussion and commentary by Dr. Farid MirBagheri, professor at the University of Nicosia, and a reception with tasty Iranian delicacies.

The Kooks will be in concert on June 26th as part of the Napa Live Festival over the summer.  The line-up includes Example and DJ Wire who will be at the Makronissos Beach Club on July 17th.  For more details go to the website is the website for the Paralimni based shop which sells all sorts of goodies from pate, pies and pasties to bacon and Branston pickle.  If you are in the Ayia Napa area pop in to the store to stock up, Unit 8, 267 Protaras Rd, Tel 97726529. is a new site aimed at both residents and visitors to Cyprus.  It has suggestions of places to visit and eat together with a section on agro-tourism.


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