Life, Arts & Living Events March 9th-April 15
by Natalie Haughton - In Limassol this weekend it’s the 12th Contemporary Dance Platform. Showcasing works from local dance groups and choreographers. It takes place at the Rialto Theatre from 9th- 11th March at 8.30pm and entry is €10 for all performances. Find the full rundown of events at www.cyprusevents.net/events/12th-platform-contemporary-dance/ or call 7777 7745.
On Saturday 10th Mar the Women’s Friendship Group at St Paul’s will be holding a charity bazaar from 10am- midday in the grounds of the Cathedral.
The Navarino Wine lodge in Nicosia is holding a cheese and wine festival on Sat March 10th from 9pm. Cost is €7. For further information check out the facebook page www.facebook.com/events/354565017917345/
There’s a mountain bike ride on Sun 11th March. Starting point will be in Ormidia at the Aleytika Katafygia at 9:15am. The route will follow the seaside road to Xylofagou through Ayia Napa to Cape Greko National Park, through to Protaras and a coffee break. Return to Ormidia via Xylofagou. Distance approximately 70km. Difficulty 5/6 (mostly due to the distance). If interested in taking part contact the ride leader, Nikki Kriaraki 99336547.
On Sun 11th Mar there is an open orienteering event at Athalassa Forest Park, N/sia. The meeting place is at the car park, with the first registration starting at 9.30am and the last at 10.45am. You can run in teams of 2-3 people. The course will be about 4.6kms with 8 controls. Orienteering maps will be provided free of charge for club members. Yearly membership is €10 euros. For those trying the sport for the first time, there will be no charge. The route can be seen on the website www.orientaction.org.cy/athalassa.html . Wear light clothing, training shoes and a hat. All runners should carry water.
Dubai based airline, Emirates are holding a recruitment drive for Cabin crew on Sun Mar 11th at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Limassol at 9am. Make sure you bring an updated CV together with passport and full length sized photos. Check the website www.emiratesgroupcareers.com
This Saturday 10th Mar from 11am -1 pm at Tigadoo (1, 28th October St, Engomi), Miretta will give a creative workshop on how to make mosaics. Children will have the opportunity to decorate and personalise flowerpots. Places are limited so please book in advance email@example.com . The workshop is for children 4+ and their parents and refreshments will be on offer. Tel. 22 102140
Serenity House (2 Einstein Street, Ayioi Omologites) is running a Kids Yoga event on Sun, March 11th from 11am – 12pm. No previous yoga experience is necessary and it’s for both boys and girls aged 5-11. For more details go to the website www.serenitycyprus.com or contact 99 487927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis is one of the keynote speakers at the Women’s Congress which takes place on Tues 13th March. Other guest speakers include the visually impaired Miles Hilton-Barber whose adventures have taken him to from London to Sydney as the first blind pilot to undertake a 55-day, 21,000 kilometers in a microlight; he hauled a sledge across Antarctica and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt. Blanc China. Also at the congress will be Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Psychologist, author and commentator for CNN, Sky and Channel 4 together with Katerina Mina the London based Greek-Cypriot soprano and Italian painter and dancer, Simona Atzori. For details of attendance and registration call Sophie Constantinou at IMH 2250 5521 or email: email@example.com
There’s a 1940s themed charity night on Sat March 18th at the Ambassador Restaurant in Paphos. Star of the show is one of the best female 1940s vocalists from the UK, Katie Spitfire. Tickets are €18 and include an international buffet. Places are limited and there’s a special offer for group bookings. Buy 6 Tickets at full price and receive 2 FREE tickets, a reserved table and a free bottle of wine. Call 99247 123.
Maria Cristina Kiehr and Jean-Marc Aymes will give a harpsichord and voice recital on Tues Mar 20th at the Shoe Factory at 8.30pm. Book online via www.pharostickets.org or call 7000 9304
There’s a 6km race organised by Spe Strovolou and Cyprus Health Runners Club on Sunday 25th March. The Race will be held at Strovolos Municipal Stadium at 4.30pm. Call Christos Evripidou on 9941 0730. Register online at www.runclub.com.cy/strovolos25_march_2012.htm
On Fri Mar 30th at 8.30pm, the charity ‘Cans for Kids’ host their quiz night at the ESOBGA Clubhouse next to the Junior School. It costs €5 per person and there’s a maximum of 6 per team. Food and drink will be available. Call to reserve a place for your team on 9966 6011.
The British High Commission together with the Nicosia Cycling Association are raising money for the Cyprus Red Cross on Sat 24th March at 9.30am in Athalassa Park (Latsia entrance). All you have to do is walk, run or cycle a mile. The money will benefit both local and overseas charities as well as the Red Cross . For a sponsorship form call 2286 1357.
On Saturday 31st March there’s a Car Boot Sale in St Paul’s Cathedral Car Park in Nicosia from 2pm-5.30pm. To reserve a car space is €13 and individual tables on request at €3 per table. Refreshments will be available. Call Agnete on 9982 3795 or Sylvia 9983 6401.
ACT (Anglo Cypriot Theatre) is performing Patrick Marber’s play ‘Closer’ (the movie version starred Jude Law and Julia Roberts). The dates are from Wed 4th-7th April at 8pm at the Satiriko theatre in Nicosia (Vladimirou-Klavkaridou Street, 11-15, Aglandjia). Tickets are on sale, priced €15 from 9650 4284. Auditions for ACT’s (Anglo Cypriot Theatre) summer production of Richard Sheridan’s comedy of manners ‘The Rivals’ will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral Hall, Byron Avenue, Nicosia on Sat, 17th March 2012 starting at 2.30pm. The play, an English Literature classic, will be performed as dinner theatre from June 13th- 16th in the grounds of St Pauls. For more information call Mike Baulch on 9945 7882.
FresGo (115 Makarios Avenue,) Limassol, is a new gourmet sandwich shop. They serve baguettes, salads, platters, thick soups, wraps, sandwiches, from fresh ingredients. At the end of the day FresGo donates any leftover food to local charities and doesn’t put it in the bin. Call 2577 31 00.
The Cornaro Institute (23 Mehmet Ali Street) in Larnaca is showing an exhibition of new paintings by Andreas Efstathiou who is the course leader of the MA in Fine Art at the Cyprus College of Art. The exhibition opens on Friday 9th March. For further info call 9956 5184, www.cornaroinstitute.org
Rock ‘n’ Roll Jive is touring Cyprus from March 22nd-30th. Steve Fury, Andi Hobbs will be performing classic hits of the 1950’s together with Andrea Morrelli’s band and dancers. The dates and venues are as follows: - Markideion Municipal Theatre, Paphos on Thurs 22nd March at 8pm. Tickets are €10 from 2665 4007. Larnaca Municipal Theatre on Mon 26th March at 8.30pm. Tickets are €20 from the Box office 2466 5795. Laxia Palace, Protaras Avenue, Paralimni on Fri 30th March at 7pm with a disco till late. Tickets are €25 incl a buffet dinner. Call either Simon on 9652 9690 or Pete 9766 7065 to book.
As part of the Francophonie festivities, the Consulate of Canada is hosting two lectures. One is by Graham Colville, son of the Canadian artist Alex Colville and will take place on Tues Mar 13th at 7.30pm. The lecture titled ‘Alex Colville - the artist’ will be in English and feature illustrations of his father’s works. The second lecture is on Friday, March 23rd at 7.30pm by Michel Bonnardeaux, spokesperson of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. The lecture will be in English, is called ‘Federalism’ and available in written form in French. Both lectures will be at Kastelliotissa Cultural Centre in Nicosia. For more informtation call 22 77 55 08 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Alkionides Charity is organizing a premiere of the movie ‘The Iron Lady’ starring Oscar winner Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. All proceeds will go to help families in need. The screening is on Wed 14th March at 8.30pm at the Zena Palace Cinema. Tickets cost €15 and can be purchased from either Maria Nicholson at 9941 6517 or Ioli Advani on 9943 3644.
The Shoe Factory is screening the documentary ‘My Architect’ on Wed, March 14th, 8.30pm which tells the story of the reknowned Jewish architect Louis I Kahn, his complicated personal life and looks at his legacy. Entry is free.
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