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Cyprus Arts & Events September 26th - October 20th

cyprus eventsby Natalie Haughton - Under conductor Edward Higginbottom, Haydn’s music ‘The Creation’ is being performed at an evening concert on 26th Sept at the Strovolos Muncipal theatre.

The concert features soprano Sofia Gargaloyan, tenor Thomas Hobbs and bass-baritone Kyros Patsalides together with the choir of New College Oxford. Tickets are on sale from the box office priced €12.  Details from www.cyso.org.cy

Great jazz pianist Marios Toumbas is performing at MarMia Cafe on October 2nd at 8pm with vocalist Ioanna Troullidou, drummer Yiannos Vafeas, saxophonist Charis Ioannou and double bass player Irinaeos Koullouras. MarMia is in Fassoula village in Limassol, call 99444421 for reservations, and remember to bring a coat.

The Nicosia Dog Shelter (NDS) has an adoption day on  28th Sept from 5-8pm.  The shelter dogs looking for a new home will be at Angel Paws Pet Spa, 35 Armenias Street Strovolos 2222 2995.  There’s also a chance to buy T-shirts and other canine accessories.

On Thurs Sept 29th the Women’s Friendship Group are visiting Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa Church in the Atsas Valley. There’ll be a coffee stop on the way and lunch at Chrysanthis Taverna at Kakopetria. Meet at the Hall at 8.45 for coach, fare €12. To reserve your place ring Patricia Zachariades on 22353585.  Seats are limited.

Another ramble is taking place on Sun 2nd Oct with the Cyprus Services Rambling Club.  Their route is Phini to Xantara Falls which is a circular walk (No buses) and is 8 Miles/Grade 4.  Email: bookings@csrc.ws  to reserve a place or phone: 99 292092 by midday Wed 28th Sept.

The Kypria Festival is on across the island until Oct 1st. Featuring singing, drama and dance performances by both local and international artists.  For full details of the programme go to the website www.rialto.com.cy

There’s a reflexology workshop taking place over the weekend of Oct 1st & 2nd.  At the Anyii Anargyri National Healing Spa Resort. It covers many aspects of holistic therapy.  Spaces are limited.  For details and reservations go to the website www.headtotoereflexology.com 

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra are performing Peter and the Wolf featuring puppet theatre in Nicosia on Sat 11th Oct at 5pm.  It’s free and entrance vouchers can be obtained from Pallas theatre in advance.  Call 22410181. There are also shows in Larnaca and Limassol.  More details from www.cyso.org.cy 

Direct from Leicester Square, Andrea Morrelli's Rat Pack Show with Musical Director Andrew Oliver and the Barry Rowe Combo Swing Band. Shows on Sept 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th 27th and Oct 1st & 2nd. With special guests Ben Miles as Michael Buble and Tina Chester as Barbara Streisand.  For venues and performance dates go to http://www.cyprusevents.net/events/andrea-morrelli-rat-pack-show-parekklisia-2011/

Anna Vissi will be performing an unplugged live gig at the School for the Blind in Nicosia on Sept 28th.  Call 7000 9303 to book tickets.

Greek opera icon Maria Callas, her life and her loves, are the subject of a ballet performed by the Moscowia Russian Ballet.  The dates for the performances are Oct 7th at the Limassol Garden theatre and Nov 3rd at the Strovolos Municipal theatre.  Tickets are on sale from www.cyprus –tickets.com or call 7000 9303.

Andrew Oliver’s Elton John tribute show will be at Lithos Pub in Oroklini on Friday 14th October at 8pm featuring Karen Kendall.  Show starts at 9pm and tickets are €9.50 including buffet. Reservations essential 99790678 or email: lithosbaroroklini@gmail.com

MUSIC: - Ossia Institute of Music is accepting registrations for lessons in all musical instruments for the school year 2011-2012.  For more information contact Costantinos Tellalis: 99441531.

Piano teacher in Limassol Ceca (Tsetsa) Varda offers piano, theory, sofege/ear-training at all levels. Call her on 99208604.

FITNESS: -Nick Myers is a certified personal trainer who specialises in youth fitness.  He will run fitness classes and personal training sessions for children aged 8 and up.  He will also educate them about the importance of exercise and nutrition.    Times and locations are flexible and sessions can be private or in small groups if desired. For more info call 99538139

PIANO LESSONS: - Miriam Butler studied music at the University of Sydney and holds a postgraduate degree in music performance in Germany and Italy. She has worked with mnay international orchestras including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Symphony.  She has been teaching piano to children of all ages for over fifteen years. Call 99325271 or email miriamrbutler@gmail.com 

FUN: - Fasouri waterpark summer season ends on Sunday October 16th.  The Waterpark is offering complimentary day passes to students who buy tickets on the weekends of Sept 24th-25th and Oct 1st-2nd  and for every ticket bought, a 2nd ticket will be offered as a gift.  For further info on this offer call 2571 4235

CHANGE OF DATE:-  The 2nd Quantum Nicosia Marathon and half Marathon  which was due to take place on  Oct 9th will now be on December 2nd  Last year 5,000 runners took part and hopefully more will join the fun this year. More at www.nicosiamarathon.com

Poll

Do you agree with the UK and US airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria?
Yes, ISIS has to be stopped.
74%
No, it will just make things worse, and Cyprus is exposed.
20%
Maybe, if it leads to a peaceful solution.
6%
Total votes: 148