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Arts & Living Events January-February 2012

cyprus eventsby Natalie Haughton - On Fri, Jan 20th at Academy 32 (Konstantinou Palaiologou 32, N/sia) there’s live jazz from 10–1 1:30pm.  Call 22 760073. There's more jazz tonight (January 18th) at jazzyB club in Limassol with S. Korolkov on trumpet, G. Morfitis on piano and Irinaeos Koulouras on contrabass - call 99605502 for reservations.

Cyprus Services Rambling Club will be rambling  around the Souni Circular on Sun 22nd Jan and offering a choice of walk either 10 Miles, Grade 3, or 6½ Miles Grade 1.  Call 99 292092   or email
On Jan 24th there’s a demonstration of Ikebana Sogestsu by Lina Ioannides at the Hilton Hotel at 9.45am.  For more info call 2377 7777.

The Chilingirian String Quartet will be performing a concert to celebrate their 40th anniversary at the Shoe Factory on Jan 26th.  For tickets book online at

There’s a strings workshop memorial concert by the Cyprus Young Strings Soloists on Sat 28th Jan at the Strovolos Municipal theatre at 8.30pm.  Tickets are €10.  Call the box office on 2231 3010.

This Saturday Jan 21st at Tigadoo in N/sia come and make 3D Dioramas.  Taking old shoe boxes, using Playmais and other materials, children will learn to build scenes that come to life. There’ll be coffee for parents.  For children 3-10 years old.  Just bring your imagination!   28th, October St. 1, Engomi. Tel. 22 102140

On Sat Jan 21st from 3-4pm there’s a workshop of the Latin dance Samba De Roda at Oxygen Gym, 7 Skopa St.  The workshop is mainly for beginners.  Cost is €10 for more check the Facebook page.

There’s an Argentinian Tango Night on Sat 21st Jan starting at 10.30pm at the Chanel Club (Pindaros St, off Makarios Ave, next to the Zena Palace Cinema).  More info from

There’s a Segway Treasure hunt around old Nicosia on Sat Jan 28th from 2.30- 5.30pm.  Starting point is the Segway Station (77A Aischylou STR). Spaces are limited so call to book 2276 3736. €35

Berlin based DJ P.Toile will be at Klubd (26 Ammochostou St) N/sia on Sat Jan 21st playing minimal house and funk.  Entrance is €10 from 11pm.  Call 2210 4841.

The Shoe Factory will be screening a selection of films between now and March.  On Jan 22nd at 8.30, you can see ‘Why We Fight’, which was made in 2005 and asks the questions ‘Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy and has the military become too important in American life? Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki, it stars Gore Vidal, John McCain and Ken Adelman.  For further info go to

The new movie on the K-cineplex circuit this week is Golden Globe winner The War Horse. Directed by Steven Spielberg with the screenplay by Richard Curtis, this film is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and the West End stage play. For more movie info go to
Castle Auctions are taking items for their next sale of general goods.  They will accept toys, furniture and antiques, domestic appliances, bankrupt stock, and office equipment.  The auction will take place on Sat 28th Jan in their showrooms opposite Kolossi Castle with viewing from 10am-6pm on Jan 27th. For more details email or call 7000 7889.
To find out about the latest snow conditions on Troodos and whether the ski-lifts are open go to the website During the week the lifts are open from 9am-4pm.

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra are performing 2 afternoon family concerts for children 3½-7½ and parents at Pallas Theatre, Paphos Gate, N/isa on Sat Feb 4th.  The concerts are at 4pm and 5.30pm, entrance is free for children but adults pay €7. For tickets call the box office on 2241 0181.

The Tchaikovsky Trio will be performing at the Shoe Factory on Wed Feb 8th at 8.30pm. The group have been together since 1975 and this is their first visit to Cyprus. Book online
The Carob Mill Flea Market in Paphos is open daily from Tues-Sun.  Lots of stalls and there’s a chance to buy UK brands such as Monsoon, Jane Norman, Wallis and Oasis with sizes from 8-20. Call 9963 2573, website
Emirates are looking for Cabin Crew and are holding a recruitment day at the Palm Beach Hotel on the Dhekelia Road on Jan 23rd at 9am.  Bring a current CV together with passport and full length photos. Successful candidates would be based in Dubai.  More from

Christina Christofi’s solo exhibition ‘Dolls and Puzzles’ can be seen at Apolcalpyse Gallery (30, Chytron St) N/sia until Jan 31st. For opening times call 2276 6655

‘Stories on the Buffer zone’ is a photographic exhibition together with film screenings which can be seen at the Ledra street checkpoint until 29th Jan from 9am-7pm.

Japanese artist Chiaki Kamikawa is exhibiting her work at the Omikron Gallery in N/sia (2, Vasileos Pavlou St, 2267 8240).  The exhibition is on until Feb 11th.

Technology from the past is on show at the Leventis Municipal Museum N/sia (15-17 Hippocrates St Laiki Yitonia).  Discovered in 1900,   The Antikythera Mechanism is the world’s oldest known scientific calculator it’s thought to date back to 150-100BC. It runs until Feb 17th.

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