Arts & Living Events June 2012
by Natalie Haughton - For the first time in Cyprus the iconic house music DJ and producer Steve Angello of the Swedish House Mafia will be performing at Makronissos Beach, Ayia Napa on Sat 16th June. Known as the ‘Swedish Don’, Steve Angello also has his own record label and produced the remix of Robyn S hit song Show Me Love in 2007. On the night there’ll be warm-up sets by Jonathan Reyes, Shadow & Delta Blue. Early bird tickets are €20 and are on sale from Octagono Kiosk, Cafe Caprice, Nikis 32 Kiosk and Mix FM also from www.mixfmradio.com . Info line 9931 0031.
To mark the launch of Andreas Papadopolous’ new guide book called ‘The 44 Beaches of the free Famagusta District’ there is an exhibition of the photographs which are featured in the book. The exhibition opens on May 28th Famagusta Gate in Nicosia until June 7th. For opening times call 9935 1508.
www.discoveringcyprus.com Oxygen Gym (7 Skopa Str. N/sia) has a youth fitness programme tailored for children. The programme aims to encourage more physical activity in children. Andreas Prezas, a fitness expert and trainer will give classes 3 times a week (Mon, Wed and Fri) and these have been designed especially to meet the exercise needs and levels of children aged between 6 and 13 years old. For more info call 9937 2178.
The Magic World of Ballet can be seen on Fri June 1st at 9pm at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol. It features excerpts from many different ballets, from classical to modern together with principal dancers from Moscow and St Petersburg. To book call 7000 9803, children go free.
Lemon Park is throwing a massive pool party on Fri June 1st to welcome the start of summer. Kicking off at 10pm with cool vibes and lots of live DJ sets including guest DJ Maria Antona from Thessalonkik. Plus jugglers, dancers and and grand prize draw. Tickets in advance cost €10 (incl 2 free drinks) and on the door €10. For tickets and more info call 9678 3444 or 9937 4555.
Local clothes designer Elina Z will be showcasing her work at a charity fashion show on Wed 30th May at 8pm. The event is aid of the Cyprus Autistic society and is at Diosmos & Kanella (Onosagorou 24G) Tickets are €20 and are on sale from 9920 1860.
There is a 3-day cycling weekend organised by Podilates Nicosia for MTB and Road bikes from Sat June 2nd-Mon June 4th. Accomodation will be at the village of Lemythou (in the mountains near Prodromos) at the Camping site. On each day there will be cycling routes of varying difficulty. You will need to bring a packed lunch with the evening meal at a nearby taverna. For more details go to the facebook page or call one of the ride leaders: Petros Zapitis 99 513050 or Nikki Kriaraki 99 336547 or email email@example.com
The winner of last year’s Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition, Alexander Ullman, will be giving a piano recital at ARTE Music Academy (Leonidou 34-36), Nicosia on May 31st at 8.00pm. Following on from a tour of Europe and the Far East, Alexander will be performing works by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. Entrance is €10 on the door (free for students of Arte and the Junior and Senior School). Proceeds go to the Sophia Foundation.
The 12th International Pharos Chamber music Festival is on until June 8th. The event features 10 concerts with over 25 international and local musicians performing at 3 venues across Cyprus: - Royal Manor House, Kouklia, The Shoe Factory, Nicosia and the Olive Grove, Delikipos. The box office number is 7000 9304 (9.30-aa.30am) and full details are on the website www.pharosartsfoundation.org
There’s a chance to see Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent film ‘The Gold Rush’ with the music being performed by The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. It’s on Tues June 5th at the Strovolos Municipal theatre at 8.30pm. For tickets call 2231 3010 or go to the website www.cyso.org.cy
Prize winning Cypriot conductor/composer Notis Georgiou will be performing his ballet ‘The Abduction of Europe’ on Friday June 22nd at the Strovolos Municipal theatre at 8.30pm. Theatro Ena is performing an English production of ‘Iphigenia in Orem’ by critically accaimed playwrite Neil LaBute. There will be two performances of the play on Thurs May 31st at 8.30pm and at 10pm at Theatro Ena, (4 Athenas Ave. Old Nicosia). For tickets call 2234 8203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatro Transcendental will give two performances in English of ‘Here’s what I Know about Humans’ by Lulu the Dog. The dates are June 13th & 17th at the NGO Centre (just off Kennedy Ave) in Nicosia. Entrance is free with donations accepted to help the group go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Call 9931 2710 for further details.
The next ‘Cans for Kids’ Quiz is on Fri June 1st at 8:30pm at the ESOBGA Clubhouse – behind the Junior School. It costs €5 to take part and there is a maximum of 6 members per team. Individual players will be added to other teams. More info from www.cansforkids.org
On June 1st the Western Sovereign Base Area is holding a 'Party in the Park' in Happy Valley, Episkopi to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Featuring one of the UK’s top tribute bands Queen Alive, together with music from the RAF College Band and 2Yorks Drums Platoon. If you buy tickets in advance it will cost €10 for adults, €5 for children aged 6-16 and a family of 4 ticket costs €25. On the night the price is €20 adults and €10 for children. The booking email address is email@example.com
The website Cypriot and Proud has a top 12 of the best take away souvlaki in Nicosia www.cypriotandproud.com . The winner being Kyriakos on Griva Digeni 42, Aglantzia, 2233 4471 Mon-Sat 19:00-23:00 Mexican food chain Taco Bell will be opening in the Mall of Cyprus. Get your fix of burritos, quesidillas and tacos. Call 7777 6255 for more info.
The award-winning restaurant Archontiko Papadopoulou at Kornos has a Vine leaves night on Tues 29th May. Everything the chef Kyriakos Panagiotou and his team cook will be dedicated to vine leaves. Reservations on 2253 1000 - www.archontikopapadopoulou.com.cy
Emirates Airways has a cabin crew recruitment open day on Sunday May 27th at the Palm Beach hotel on the Larnaca- Dhekelia Rd at 9am. Applicants have to be at least 21 years old and need to bring at up-to-date CV, one passport sized photo and one full length photo. It’s advised to register online in advance. More details from www.emiratesgroupcareers.com
British artist Barry Westcott is exhibiting his latest collection of oil paintings called "People and Places" which can be viewed from 10am-7pm until June 10th at Dianchroniki Gallery, Nicosia (Arsinoes 84). Call 2268 0145.
The isnotgallery's group exhibition ‘Fashion Meets Art’ has been extended until May 29th. For gallery opening times call 22343670 and their address is 11 Odysseos STR. www.isnotgallery.com
Cinema Italiano 2012 runs until May 31st at the Cine Studio in the University of Nicosia. The Sunday screenings start at 8pm but all other films start at 9pm will be in Italian, with either English or Greek subtitles (check the website www.ofk.org.cy ). The programme includes ‘The Ages of Love’ with Robert De Niro and Monica Bellucci, ‘KRYPTONITE!’ which is set in Naples in 1973 and stars Valeria Golino and ‘Escort in Love’.
The festival of Portuguese films run throughout June and has been organised by the Cultural Workshop of Agios Omologites in Nicosia. The final screening on June 30th will be "Fados" by Carlos Saura followed by a live fado performance by a Cypriot fado singer – Marina Purita and some refreshing Portuguese rosé and green wine. Full details of the festival are on the website www.politistiko-ergastiri.org/en/
Latest releases on the K-cinplex circuit this week: Men in Black - 3D, starring Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones. Mel Gibson stars in How I Spent My Summer Vacation. Also re-released for the summer Cars 1, with the voices of Paul Newman and Owen Wilson. Full movies listings at www.kcineplex.com
Tickets are going fast for the Napa Live Festival. Playing live on June 26th will be The Kooks. The line-up includes Example and DJ Wire who will be at the Makronissos Beach Club on July 17th. More from www.napalivefestival.com. In Nicosia you can get tickets from London Clothing 31A Arch. Makariou III Avenue, 22 460546.
Inside Out Summer Camp is back for children aged 6-13. Lots of activities to keep children occupied from 25th June-20 July (4 weeks). Once again it’s at the Pascal School and transport is provided. For details of prices and the registration form email Xenia firstname.lastname@example.org