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Arts & Living Events June 15 - July 2012

cyprus eventsby Natalie Haughton

The duo Fuel Fandango mixes up soul, funk and flamenco and will give a free performance on Fri 15th June at 8.30pm in the main square of the University of Cyprus at their Athalsassa Campus.

There is a morning bike ride through the city on Sat June 16th. Organised by Podilates Lefkosias, the ride starts at 8.30am will last approx 2hrs, over a distance of 20km. Meeting place is Eleftherias Square at the beginning of Ledra Street at 8.15am. On Sat 16th July there’s an Olympic Day run organised by the Periklis Demetriou Running Club. Registration begins at 4.30pm in front of Laiki Bank in Makarios III Ave, Nicosia. The race gets underway at 5.30pm and distances are either 1km or 5.4km. All competitors will receive a medal and t-shirt. For more info call Socrates on 9441 1411.

A South African Beach Braai (BBQ) takes place on Sat 16th June starting at 11am-2pm. It’s a fun family event at Sunshine Restaurant, Curium Beach. Call Tamzyn du Toit 9660 3871 to book your space.

There’s a Lost at Sea Boat Party setting sail on Sat June 16th from Old Limassol port at 12.30pm. Vessel is a luxury cataraman; price is €20 which includes 1 drink. Call 9669 8424.

Governors Beach is host to the Lotus Paradise Summer Fiesta Party on Sat June 16th. Two stages, lives bands and 16 DJ’s mixing it up from 8pm till late. Tickets are €20 on the door. Call 9629 0077.

There’s a table top sale and fun day at the Dhekelia Leisure resort on Sat 16th June from 10am-4pm. There’ll be a bouncy castle, face painting and a craft stall plus music from BFBS presenter Neil Skinner. Open to non military personnel.

The Sunday Jazzy Brunch is at the Londa Hotel in Limassol on Sun June 17th. Guitarist Eduardas Armonas and his jazz trio will be playing live. Call 2586 5555.

Theatro Transcendental will perform in English of ‘Here’s what I Know about Humans’ by Lulu the Dog on Sun June 17th at the NGO Centre, 27, Ezekia Papaioannou St, (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 June fair organised by the Limassol Hospice Care Friends for Life appeal takes place on Sat June 16th at Cosmos Country Lodge, Monagroulli, (exit 19 on the L/sol-N/sia highway). As well as many stalls, food and music, there will also be a fashion show by Indian Treasures, a Morris dance display, and therapists giving demonstrations in reflexology and reiki. For more details call 9926 9016.

For the first time in Cyprus a motorbike and music festival is taking place on Sat 16th June in Famagusta Gate Moat N/sia starting at 6pm. Local rock bands will be playing live in Greek and English plus there’ll lots of food and drink together with some stalls. Money raised will go to the Cyprus Cancer Patients and Friends Association. Tickets are €10 and children under 15 go free. Email or call 9998 3313 for more information.

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. 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 . Info line 9931 0031.

It’s all about music this Saturday at Tigadoo. Nicolas will teach the children how to make musical instruments and then play them. This workshop mixes up art, craft and music. For children aged 4+. Nazani will provide the refreshments for parents. More details and to reserve a place for your child email or call 2210 2140.

Effie’s Art Workshop returns to Tigadoo for 3 summer sessions. The workshop is for children aged 2-3 and 4-7 years old. Session 1:- Kinetic Art — Fish Mobile. Session 2:- Mixed Media — Shell Composition. Session 3:- Textile workshop — Boat Composition. The dates for the 2-3 year olds are June 22nd, 26th and 29th from 5-6.30pm. The sessions for the older children are on June 21st, 25th and 28th from 5-6.30pm. Price for the course is €52 which includes all materials used. To book a place email: or call 9957 6496

On Wednesdays 20th and 27th June, from 7.45pm to 10pm , there are evening bicycle rides from from the D’Avila Gate public parking area Stasinou Avenue, (map). It’s an easy night ride of around 20kms kilometers and everyone is welcome to join. Bring your bike lights and your rain gear (just in case). For more info email

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.

The 2012 annual Shakespeare production at Curium amphitheatre is ‘The Scottish Play’ directed by Anthony Pikes. Performance dates are Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd and Sun 24th June. Tickets are €20 and students pay €10. Information/Box Office: 9999 0535. Don’t forget your cushion!

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will perform The Music of History and Myths of Cyprus at an evening concert at the Strovolos Municipal theatre on Fri 22nd June at 8.30pm. Lenia Safiropoulou is the soloist and the conductor is Alkis Baltas. Call 2231 3010 or go to

The tenor Marios Frangoulis is performing at a charity concert organised by the Cyprus Heart Foundation on June 27th at the Presidential House at 8pm. The concert is under the patronage of the Mrs Elsie Christofias. Tickets are priced at €50 and are available from 7777 2717. More details from:

Play ultimate Frisbee with a lighted disc at the Nicosia Night Flight on Sun June 17th from 7 – 9pm at the English School field hockey pitch. No experience necessary just turn up and join in the fun.

The 4th “Troodos Sports & Fun Festival” runs from the 17th – 24th June. It’s open to anyone who loves adventure and the outdoors. There are various events including a Cross Country Run, Field Archery, Mountain Bike activities and competitions, Longboard event, Workshops on Running and Mountainbikes, Games for children and other activities for the whole family. Full details from

The charity event ‘One Child, One Bag, One Life’ is on Wed, June 20th from 8– 11pm at the Omikron Gallery, (2, Vasileos Pavlou St). 128 Kionod baskets have been personalised by well known international and local celebrities will be displayed and auctioned. Money raised will go to the Sophia Foundation for Children and Makarios Orphanage in Kenya. There will also be a street party with food, drink, live African music and stilt walkers.

Elpidas Dance studio is having a children’s summer stars ballet show at the Russian Cultural centre on Wed June 20th 7pm. For details call 9944 7132. Free entrance.

Prof Christoforos Pissarides, 2010 winner of the Nobel prize for Economics and the 2004 winner, Prof Edward Prescott together with Dr Frank Smets from the European Central bank will be on a panel discussing International economy on Thurs June 21st. It will be at the Bank of Cyprus HQ, Ayia Paraskevi in Nicosia at 6pm and will be in English. Call 800 00800.

Students from the Cyprus Academy of Music will be playing live Classical and Jazz music on Thurs 21st June at 6pm around Ledra and Onasagorou Streets.

The Cyprus Services Rambling Club will be walking on Sun 24th June to Kelefos Picnic Walk which is about 7 Miles and Grade 2. Bus time and full details of the walk are available on the website: As access to the bridge is narrow a small bus is used so you need to book your place in time (by mid-day Wed 22nd June. Call 99 292092 or email

The Junior Empowerment programme is holding a charity bazaar on Sun 24th June. There’ll be hot dogs, lemonade, toys and games. For more details call 9984 6337. The place to head for is 10 Omirou Street in Pano Deftera. All money will be donated to the Nicosia Autisim Society.

The Napa Live Festival gets underway on June 26th with The Kooks. The line-up includes Example and DJ Wire who will be at the Makronissos Beach Club on July 17th. More inf0 from In Nicosia you can get tickets from London Clothing 31A Arch. Makariou III Avenue, 22 460546.

The internationally acclaimed Israeli dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor will perform 3 different pieces of his work to close the 15th European Dance Festival on June 30th at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol. To buy tickets call 22 410 181. More from

There is an evening race meeting at The Nicosia Race course on Friday July 6th. There will be a private marquee - which will be air-conditioned, a small private stand and an outside area which is safe for children. Tickets are €25 each (children under 12 pay half). This includes a buffet supper and desserts. Drinks are NOT included. There’ll be a prize for the best dressed lady and gentleman. Tickets need to be purchased before July 3rd for catering purposes. Call Diana on 9941 3479 or email

There is a special fund raising dinner on July 21st at Elea Estate in Paphos which features 3 Rugby legends Lewis Moody, Geordan Murphy and Leon Lloyd. Tickets for the event cost €75 and this includes welcome drinks, a buffet dinner and live music. Plus there will be an auction and raffle together with a Q&A with the rugby stars. For tickets and further details get in touch with Chris on 9938 9535 or go to the website

There is a charity Zumbathon happening on Sun 24th June. It will be at Alati by the Sea in Protaras and everyone is welcome to take part. It starts at 5pm.

A charity fashion show takes place on Wed 20th June at the Doganos Hall in Achna Forest. Entrance is €10 and it starts at 6pm. Money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Society and SKE. More information from 9991 3888.

Fashion lovers can see the work of high school pupils and students from the Frederick Institute of technology at a show where the creations are made from recycled material. It’s at the Famagusta Gate Moat in N/sia at 8pm.


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