Cyprus Arts, Living & Events June-July
by Natalie Haughton...Throughout the month of June, the 14th European Dance Festival is happening. These are the dates of the various performances in Nicosia which are at the Pallas Theatre. June 6th : Finland, June 8th: Austria, June 16th Cyprus and June 22nd: Czech Republic. Tickets are €5 per performance from 7777 7745. More info from www.rialto.com.cy
On Tues 7th June the Kapuscinski Lectures take place in the Home for Cooperation (opposite Ledra Palace, Nicosia) at 7pm. This event has been organised by the Cyprus Islandwide NGO Development Platform. The keynote speaker is Eveline Herfkens, former Minister of Development Cooperation in Netherlands and Founder of the UN Millennium Campaign. A policy paper “Human Rights-based Approach: A More Effective Framework for International Development Policies in New EU Member States” will also be presented.
The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Emerging Romanticism’ concert is on Wed June 8th at the Municipal Theatre in Strovolos at 8.30pm. It features music by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Tickets are on sale from the box office. More info on www.cyso.org.cy
A series of classic Italian films will be screened from June 5th-12th at the Cine Studio (Intercollege – University of Nicosia). Movies start at 9pm, free entrance. Movies are in Italian with English subtitles. 5th June - Signorina Effe; 6th June – Gli Amici Del Bar Margherita; 7th June – Alza La Testa; 8th June – Generazione Mille Euro; 9th June – Ex; 10th June - L’Abbuffata; 11th June Un Viaggio Chiamato Amore.
Alexander Ullman will be giving a piano recital featuring the works of Franz Liszt at PA.SY.DY. Theatre on June 9th. The concert has been arranged by The Senior School and PTA to raise urgent funds for UNICEF whose offices were recently burgled and set on fire. Tickets are €10 each and are available from The Junior School or Senior School.
On June 12th from 10am-4pm, The Philippine Overseas Labor Office and the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Cyprus will be hosting a festival to celebrate Philippine Independence Day and Migrant Workers Day at the European University Cyprus in Engomi. There’ll be cultural dances and booths selling Filipino food, arts and crafts. Call 22-680806.
The Royal British Legion is celebrating their 90th anniversary on June 11th 2011 with an event at the Dhekelia Leisure Centre. From 11am-3pm there will be various displays and stalls. At 6pm there’s a sunset ceremony and music by the Kings Division Band. Plus there’ll be entertainment from ABBA Diva and JED with a buffet and disco. For tickets call 9984 8091
Cyprus Services Rambling Club’s next ramble is on Sunday June 12th. The route they will be taking is a circular one from Kalachorio – Louveras – Kalachorio and is 6 Miles/Grade 2. It will be an early start. To book, email: email@example.com or phone: 99 292092 by midday Wednesday 8th June. For more details visit: www.csrc.ws
The Kataklysmos Flood Festival takes place from 11th - 13th June on the Limassol seafront in Cyprus and is an eventful few days with music, dance and games. Kataklysmos refers to the destruction by flood of almost all living creatures and their savour by 'Noah' and his Ark. For more information call 25 745 919.
“High Heels for High Tea” is a charity event taking place at the Londa Hotel in Limassol on Saturday June 18th. It’s a chance dress garden party style to enjoy music and a traditional English tea at the ultra cool Caprice. There’ll be a buffet of freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, cakes and sandwiches together with Pimms, sparkling rose wine and strawberries. Part of the proceeds are going to Funraising, a Limassol based charity foundation. Tea is from 4pm and tickets are €25 each. Tel: 25 865540 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 6th annual "Aphrodite” event will be held June 17th at the Sanctuary of Aphrodite in Palaepaphos. This year’s performance is called "The Love Songs of the Greeks". There will be songs by local artist Kostas Hatzichristodoulou and the "Diastasis" choir. Also performing will be the popular singers George Dalaras and Aspasia Stratigou with the Ossipov Balalaika Orchestra. Tickets are on sale now from 7000 9303 | or through www.cyprus-tickets.com
The tickets for the annual Shakespeare play at Curium are now on sale. It’s the 50th anniversary of this famous Cyprus theatrical event and the play is Romeo and Juliet. Dates are 24th, 25th and 26th June at 8pm. It costs €20 for adults, €10 for students on sale now from the Box Office on 9999 0535.
Arie Antiche is a concert featuring a selection of old arias from the middle Ages and the 16th–17th century. It includes, among others, compositions by Vivaldi, Gluck, Durante and Buononcini. The performance is by soprano Sona Gargaloyan, tenor Marios Charalambous, mezzo-soprano Katie Economidou and pianist Manolis Neophytou. The concert is on Tues July 5th at 8.30pm. For more info and ticket reservation call 22894531-2.
July 8th. For one night only, the Queen of the violin Vanessa Mae will perform for the first time in Cyprus at Tsirio Stadium in Limassol. Tickets for this great summer event are on sale now from Traffic - 22 817 990 or online www.catticket.com .
www.birdlifecyprus.org for twitchers in Cyprus. This is a registered (NGO) dedicated to the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in Cyprus.