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February 2014 THU, 20 FEB - SUN, 2 MAR CARNIVAL Carnival is a ten-day period of fun and eating, prior to fifty days of fasting, before Easter. During the first week called Meat Week, it is allowed to eat meat, whereas during the second week known as Cheese Week, only cheese and other dairy products are consumed. Carnival festivities begin on Thursday of the Meat Week. Carnival parades and fancy-dress balls are very popular. FRI, 21 FEB INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDES DAY For further information please contact the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association 22765755. BIRD WATCHING IN CYPRUS Birdlife Cyprus arranges bird watching trips regularly. Organised by Birdlife Cyprus. For further information please contact 22455072, 99059541. WEBSITE: www.birdlifecyprus.org

EVENTS IN LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA)

WED, 12 JUN (2013) - SAT, 30 JUN (2014) EXHIBITION “Cyprus and Geology. Science Environment - Culture” The exhibition presents the genesis and the emergence of the island of Cyprus. With the use of photographs, diagrams,

minerals, fossils, artefacts etc., the visitor learns about the geological processes which gave birth to an island with unique geology, topographic features microclimatological conditions and fertile soil covered with thick forest and a great variety of flora and fauna and with abundant water and mineral resources as well as hydrocarbons. All these elements together with its geographical position at the crossroads between three continents formed the basis for an excellent habitat for people and of a ten thousand years long history of art and civilization. The exhibition is not only for geoscientists but also for many other scientists such as historians, archaeologists, agronomists, mining and civil engineers, hydrologists, doctors for the evolution of medicine and pharmacology in Cyprus, teachers and professors for teaching purposes as well as for everyone who wants to know Cyprus. Organised by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Venue: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Phaneromenis Str. Visiting hours: 10:00-19:00 (Mon-Sun). Closed on bank holidays. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22128157. WEBSITE: www.boccf.org SAT, 30 NOV - SUN, 30 MAR ART EXHIBITION “Other Indications” The exhibition is the result of the collaboration of a team of Cypriot scholars formed upon the initiative of the Centre 1


February 2014 consisting of Elena Parpa, researcher and curator, Elena Stylianou, Assistant Prof. in Art History and Theory at the European University Cyprus, Yiannis Toumazis, Director of the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Evi Tselika, Fine Art Programme Coordinator at the University of Nicosia and Nadina Paphitou, Archival Consultant and former head of BOC Historical Archive at Bank of Cyprus. The result of the collective effort is an experimental approach to curational practices, through art projects that meet at the Centre’s premises as “other indications”, highlighting the varied approaches used in the production of artworks, exhibitions, knowledge and history. The exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Centre. Organised by the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre NiMAC). Venue: The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (Old Power House) Visiting hours: 10:00-21:00 (Tue-Sun). Closed on Monday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22797400. WEBSITE: www.nimac.org.cy WED, 11 DEC - TUE, 15 FEB EXHIBITION “Illustrating the History of Cyprus. The collection of the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia in a dialogue with the artworks of Kyriaki Costa and Louiza Kaimakli” The exhibition presents the illustrations created by artists Kyriaki Costa and Louzia Kaimakli following the chronological order related to the course of the History of Nicosia and the History of Cyprus in general. The visitor can reexperience the Museum’s collections and at the same time observe the

contemporary artistic creation. By introducing the pieces onto the space of the permanent collection a dialogue is generated between the Museum’s artefacts and objects, illustrating and reflecting historical events, historical moments, historical figures and many more. This discreet visual art intervention enables the viewer to re-live and re-examine the Museum collections through contemporary artistic creation. Organised by the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. Venue: Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia Visiting hours: 10:00-16:30 (Tue-Sun), 10:00-22:00 (Wed). Closed on Monday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22661475. TUE, 14 JAN - WED, 12 FEB ART EXHIBITION “Reform” A solo exhibition by artist Amalia Hadjinikolaou. Venue: Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos Visiting hours: 17:00-20:00 (Mon-Fri), 11:00-13:00 (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22766117. TUE, 21 JAN - FRI, 7 FEB EXHIBITION “Volcanoes, the life of Earth” The exhibitions, presented in Greek and French has three components: 1. An interactive exhibition displaying experiments 2. Stones and minerals from Cyprus (provides by the Department of Geology) 2


February 2014 3. Old books, Neapolitan gouaches, prints and photographs (from private collections) Its purpose is to present to the public the active volcanism as we know it today, and the story of this science born out of dramatic events caused by major eruptions. Organised by Institut Français de Chypre in collaboration with Hellenic Bank. Venue: Hellenic Bank Cultural Centre Visiting hours: 9:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00 (daily). Free Entrance For further information please contact 22500000, 22459333. FRI, 31 JAN - THU, 6 FEB GREEK FILM DAYS Organised by the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus and the Friends of Cinema Society. Within the framework of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Programme 1) “Isovites” - 31/1 2) “Ama den se thelei” - 2/2 3) “Biloba” - 3/2 4) “I Kantina” - 4/2 5) “Crossed lives” - 6/2 Language: Greek with Greek subtitles, except for “Biloba” and “Crossed Lives” which have Greek subtitles. Venue: Cine Studio (University of Nicosia) Time: 21:00, 20:00 (only on Sunday 2/2) Free Entrance For further information please contact 96420491. WEBSITE: www.ofk.org.cy FRI, 31 JAN - SAT, 26 APR ART EXHIBITION “Reload the Current Page”

A solo exhibition by artist Michael Anastassiades featuring an installation of conceptual object. Venue: Point Centre for Contemporary Art Visiting hours: 11:00-18:00 (Tue-Fri), 11:00-15:00 (Sat). Closed on Sun-Mon. Exhibition can also viewed by appointment outside opening hours. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22662053. MON, 3 FEB - FRI, 7 FEB PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION “Our First Photographic Experiences” Organised by the Takis Demetriades photographic club. Venue: Tehnis Dromena Gallery Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00 (daily). Free Entrance For further information please contact 22496398. THU, 6 FRI JAZZ PERFORMANCE With jazz saxophone player Gilad Atzmon who will be collaborating with Cypriot musicians Ireneaos Koullouras (double bass) and Stelios Xydias (drums). Venue: Windcraft Music Centre Time: 21:00 Entrance: €10 For further information and reservations please contact 99549141. FRI, 7 FEB CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT With soloists of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Ewa Bartmann (viola) and Nikos Ioannou (double bass). The programme includes works by W. A. Mozart, K. Dittersdorf and L.V. Beethoven. 3


February 2014 Conductor: Alkis Baltas. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Pallas Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for students under 18 years old. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 22410181). For further information please contact 22463144, 22410181. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy FRI, 7 FEB - FRI, 21 FEB GERMAN FILM DAYS 2014 Organised by the Goethe-Institut Zypern and the Friends of Cinema Society. Programme 1) “Hannah Arendt” - 7/2, 9/2, 11/2 & 13/2 2) “Was bleibt”* - 10/2 3) “Schuld sind immer die anderen”* - 12/2 4) “Lore” - 14/2 & 16/2 5) “Stille Sehnsucht - Warchild”* - 17/2 6) “Oh Boy” - 20/2 & 21/2 Language: German with Greek subtitles, except for “Oh Boy” and “Was bleibt” which have English subtitles. Venue: Cine Studio (University of Nicosia) Time: 21:00, 20:00 (only on Sundays) Entrance: €8, €4 (for members of the Friends of Cinema Society). Reduced price for pensioners, students and soldiers. Admission is free for films with an asterix*. For further information please contact 96420491. WEBSITE: www.ofk.org.cy SAT, 8 FEB CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT With musicians of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Virginie Bove (flute) and Vicky Stylianou (piano). The programme includes works by Kanas, Dohnanyi, Martin, Dutilleux and Liebermann.

Venue: Pallas Theatre Time: 17:00 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22463144. MON, 10 FEB MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer Natasa Theodoridou, as part of a campaign to raise money for the Red Cross Nicosia Capter humanitarian programme. Venue: Strovolos Municipal Theatre Time: 21:00 Entrance: €25. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 22313010) and online at www.tickethour.com.cy. For further information please contact 22313010. FRI, 14 FEB CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT With Cyprus Symphony Orchestra soloist Petros Gosbondinov (violoncello). The programme includes works by F. Dymiotis, J. Haydn and L. Cherubini. Conductor: Nikos Tsouhlos. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Pallas Theatre Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22463144. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy FRI, 14 FEB VALENTINE’S MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer Yiannis Ploutarhos. Venue: Pavilion Time: 23:00 For further information please contact 22322222. WEBSITE: www.pavilionhall.com 4


February 2014 WED, 19 FEB - THU, 20 FEB THEATRE (in English) “74” A war drama by Paul Lambis centering on the lives of three symbolical women, each representing a town under Turkish occupation, and their traumatic experiences following the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Starring: Galatia Zenonos, Christina Marouchou, Nedie Antoniades, Christopher Greco, Andreas Papamichalopoulos, Eleni Odysseos and Paul Lambis. Special song performance by Stavros Constantinou. Produced by the Silver Thespian Theatre Company Cyprus. Venue: Vladimiros Kafkarides Cultural Centre Time: 20:15 Entrance: €20 (on 19/2, the price includes a vip cocktail reception), €15 (on 20/2) For further information and reservations please contact 96503009. SAT, 22 FEB FAMILY CONCERT “A sound that got lost, a bull, rabbit and a turtle” Family concerts with slide projections for children of ages 7 and above, with Cyprus Symphony Orchestra soloists Nikos Pittas (violin) and Nicos Ioannou (double bass). Narrator: Alkis Baltas. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Pallas Theatre Time: 17:00 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22463144. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy FRI, 28 FEB CARNIVAL CELEBRATION

With the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Soloists: Nenad Ljubenović and Miodrag Djordjevic (accordion). Conductor: Alkis Baltas. The programme includes works by R. Schumann, L. Delibes, S. Samaras, L. Anderson, H. Salgan, J. D’ Arienzo, O. Pugliese, D. Mihaud, A. Troilo, A. Piazzola and Chau Paris. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Pallas Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for students under 18 years old. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 22410181). For further information please contact 22463144, 22410181. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy

LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA) WALKS Get to know the capital by walking Within the framework of wider efforts to get foreign visitors better acquainted with the old city within the walls, the Lefkosia (Nicosia) Municipality from 1987 established a series of thematic walking tours. These tours have been reorganised to present various new aspects of the old city as well as the city outside the walls. A city like Lefkosia (Nicosia) with its 5000 yearlong history has much to offer. By walking, one gets a better feel for a place and its yearlong atmosphere, then and now, and a better understanding of its continual cultural development. This is the philosophy upon which these walking tours of Lefkosia (Nicosia) are based. Every Monday Pallouriotissa and Kaimakli: The Past Restored 5


February 2014 Guided bus and walking tour. Starting point: CTO Information Office in Laiki Geitonia Time: 10:00 Free participation Booking in advance is necessary Every Thursday Discover the old Nicosia and its walls Walking tour. Starting point: CTO Information Office in Laiki Geitonia Time: 10:00 Free participation Offered by the Lefkosia (Nicosia) Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association. Organised by the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. For further information and bookings (for Monday tour) please contact 22674264. HORSE RACES Organised by the Nicosia Horse Race Club. For further information please contact the Nicosia Race Club tel. 22782727. OPEN AIR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKETS Every Wednesday and Saturday “OCHI” Square - (Lefkosia within the walls) Every Friday - Strovolos Municipality (Industrial area, traffic lights). Organised by the Nicosia Municipality.

FLEA MARKET OF NICOSIA The first indoor flea market in Lefkosia (Nicosia) where one can find new and used books, toys, furniture, electronics, appliances, clothes, household items, collectibles and antiques as well as a coffee shop. Every Saturday and Sunday Venue: 2, Yianni Koromia Street, Kaimakli Time: 9:00-20:00 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22432478.

EVENTS IN LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) WED, 5 FEB MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer/songwriter Lavrentis Macheritsas. Accompanied by musicians Panagiotis Margaris (classical guitar) Mirella Pahou (accordion). Organised by Rialto Theatre. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €17, €13 Tickets available at the Theatre’s box office (tel. 77777745) and online at www.rialto.com.cy. For further information please contact 77777745. FRI, 7 FEB MUSIC PERFORMANCE With 14 short music stories by Irini Hiratou. With musicians Costas Yiotis, Nestor Demopoulos, Spyros Kostis, Irini Hiratou and Vivi Gheka. Vocals: Yiannis 6


February 2014 Thomopoulos, Irini Hiratou and Marianna Gheka. Organised by Rialto Theatre. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €10, €8 Tickets available at the Theatre’s box office (tel. 77777745) and online at www.rialto.com.cy. For further information please contact 77777745. FRI, 7 FEB - SAT, 8 FEB JAZZ PERFORMANCE With jazz saxophone player Gilad Atzmon who will be collaborating with Cypriot musicians Ireneaos Koullouras (double bass) and Stelios Xydias (drums). Venue: JazzyB Time: 22:30 Entrance: €10 For further information and reservations please contact 99605502. SUN, 9 FEB CONCERT A concert commemorating the 60th anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Economou and 20 years since his passing. Musicians: Irini Demetriadou (violoncello), Ermis Michael (guitar), Stelios Xydas (drums), Andreas Pantelis & Rami Shariendin (piano), Nicholas Tryfwnos (double bass), Orfeas Hiratos (clarinet) and Evangelos Christodoulou (fagot). Organised by the Nicholas Economou Foundation. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €5 Tickets available at the Theatre’s box office (tel. 77777745) and online at www.rialto.com.cy. For further information please contact 77777745.

TUE, 18 FEB - WED, 19 FEB DRAMA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS The programme includes screenings of the awarded films of the Drama Short Film Festival for 2013. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 77777745. THU, 20 FEB - SUN, 2 MAR CARNIVAL Various Carnival related festivities including the entrance of the Queen of Carnival on 20/2, the Grand parade on 2/3 and more. Organised by the Lemesos (Limassol) Municipality. Venue: Along Makarios III Avenue For further information and the full list of events please contact 25745919, 25342153. FRI, 21 FEB CARNIVAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Lemesos’ (Limassol’s) Childrens’ Choirs. A musical encounter with songs and serenades within the framework of the events organised during Carnival season. Participating choirs: “Room Choir”, Children’s Choir of Papamadakeion Municipal Conservatory, Children’s Choir and Music Workshop of Epilogi and Harmony Choir. Organised by the Lemesos (Limassol) Municipality and Rialto Theatre. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 19:00 Entrance: €5 Tickets available at the Theatre’s box office (tel. 77777745) and online at www.rialto.com.cy. 7


February 2014 For further information please contact 77777745. SUN, 23 FEB 9TH BLOOMING ALMOND TREE FESTIVAL The festival programme includes traditional Cypriot folk music and dances, demonstration of traditional making of halloumi cheese, bread and almond preserve sweets and free tasting, various activities for children, a market with traditional delicacies as well as various food stalls. Organised by the Development Agency of Lemesos Ltd in collaboration with the Limnatis Community Council. Venue: Limnatis Village Transportation to the event’s location by bus available from the CTO Germasogeia Information Office (Limassol). Transportation fee: €3 per person. Departure from CTO Germasogeia Information Office: 10.30 hrs. Departure from Limnatis village: 14.30 hrs. Booking in advance is necessary (from 10/2 - 21/2). For reservations please contact 25323211. Time: 11:00-15:00 Free Entrance For further information please contact 99536566. SUN, 23 FEB - MON, 24 FEB THEATRE (in English) “74” A war drama by Paul Lambis centering on the lives of three symbolical women, each representing a town under Turkish occupation, and their traumatic experiences following the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Starring: Galatia Zenonos, Christina Marouchou, Nedie Antoniades, Christopher Greco, Andreas Papamichalopoulos, Eleni Odysseos and

Paul Lambis. Special song performance by Stavros Constantinou. Produced by the Silver Thespian Theatre Company Cyprus. Venue: Technohoros ETHAL Time: 20:15-22:00 Entrance: €15 For further information and reservations please contact 96503009. WED, 26 FEB CARNIVAL CELEBRATION With the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Soloists: Nenad Ljubenović and Miodrag Djordjevic (accordion). Conductor: Alkis Baltas. The programme includes works by R. Schumann, L. Delibes, S. Samaras, L. Anderson, H. Salgan, J. D’ Arienzo, O. Pugliese, D. Mihaud, A. Troilo, A. Piazzola and Chau Paris. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for students under 18 years old. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 77777745) and online at www.rialto.com.cy. For further information please contact 22463144, 77777745. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy

LEMESOS (LIMASSOL) WALK A stroll in Neapolis, Nemesos, Limassol….Lemesos. See the best of Lemesos in a Walking Tour organised by the Municipality of Lemesos in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association. The tour aims to giving you the opportunity to get to know the historical centre of Lemesos by 8


February 2014 walking through its narrow streets which visually “narrate” its long history. Monuments of the past, traditional workshops, unique architectural features, the bustling life of the old market and traditional shops all reflect the city´s atmosphere, the main element of this tour. Every Monday (in English) Starting point: CTO Information Office, 142 Agiou Andreou Str. Time: 10:00 Free guiding and participation Booking in advance is necessary Offered by the Lemesos (Limassol) Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association. Organised by the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. For further information on the walks please contact 25362756. GERMASOGEIA WALKS Every Wednesday (in English) October to April. Each walk will be organised on every alternate week. 1. Germasogeia - A Village Blessed by Water This tour aims to take visitors to the peaceful, picturesque village of Germasogeia 15 minutes away from the beach, to stroll through its narrow streets, see its special architecture, visit its churches, and feel the village life. Water has always been the most important element in the development of Germasogeia. It is bounded by the sea in the south and on its north it has as a

physical boundary, the water dam of Germasogeia fed by the river Amathos coming from the mountains of Troodos. The tour also includes a visit to the water dam of Germasogeia. 2. Discover the Natural Environment of Germasogeia This tour aims to discover the nature of Germasogeia. The idea is to walk away from the village to the serene surroundings of the area and enjoy a relaxing stroll wandering the hills of Germasogeia. The participants of the tour will enjoy a ride in the old Bedford bus, which drives partly through an earthen road. They will walk (there is some up hill walking) for more than half an hour along the nature trail of the area off Phinicaria laid out by the Forestry Department and enjoy the magnificent view of the water dam and river. In the winter colourful flowers and shrubs cover the valley. The herbs and wild flowers and tree blossoms give a variety of colours and scents. Starting Point: CTO Information Office, 22 Georgiou A´, Potamos tis Germasogeias, Eastern Entrance of Dasoudi Beach, Tourist area, Germasogeia. Time: 10.00-13.00 Free guiding and participation Booking in advance is necessary, by Tuesday afternoon at the latest, giving name and hotel. The minimum number of participants for the walks to take place is 10 people. Offered by the Germasogeia Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association. 9


February 2014 Organised by the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. For further information and bookings please contact 25323211. OPEN AIR CREATIVE MARKET Every 2nd Saturday of the month An art crafts market by independent artistis and creative people. Venue: Medieval Castle Square Time: 9:00-18:00 Organised by the “The City of Handcraft” (Politexnies). For further information please contact 99073100.

EVENTS IN LARNAKA SAT, 1 FEB - FRI, 31 FEB EXHIBITION With works of the Municipal Art Collection. Organised by the Larnaka Municipality. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Gallery Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00-13:00 (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 24658848. TUE, 4 FEB GREEK MUSIC CONCERT With singer Lavrentis Macheritsas dedicated to the great Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. Accompanied by musicians Panagiotis Margaris (guitar) and Mirella Pahou (vocals, accordion).

Within the framework of the European Cultural Winter in Larnaka. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €17. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 24665794). For further information please contact 99430654. THU, 6 FEB CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT With soloists of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Ewa Bartmann (viola) and Nikos Ioannou (double bass). The programme includes works by W. A. Mozart, K. Dittersdorf and L.V. Beethoven. Conductor: Alkis Baltas. Within the framework of the European Cultural Winter in Larnaka. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for students under 18 years old. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 24665794). For further information please contact 22463144, 24665794. TUE, 11 FEB GREEK MUSIC PERFORMANCE “A tribute to Mikis Theodorakis” by the Choir of the Union of Cypriot Pensioners (Larnaka-Famagusta) “The Old Company”. Organised by the District Committee of AKEL Larnaka. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Theatre Time: 19:30 Entrance: €5 For further information and tickets please contact 24665794.

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February 2014 SAT, 15 FEB MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer Nikos Makropoulos. Venue: Ktima Makenzy Time: 22:00 For further information and reservations please contact 99112233, 99445566. TUE, 18 FEB CONCERT “In the Spirit of Carnival” With Tatiana Papageorgiou (piano) and Doros Demosthenous (vocals). Organised by the Parents Association of the Agios Spyridonas Special School of Larnaka. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Theatre Time: 20:00 Entrance: €10 For further information and tickets please contact 24665794. FRI, 21 FEB CONCERT With songs by Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis with the “Diastasis” Cultural Association. Participating: Doros Demosthenous (vocals). Within the framework of the European Cultural Winter in Larnaka. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €15 For further information and tickets please contact 24665794. FRI, 21 FEB THEATRE (in English) “74” A war drama by Paul Lambis centering on the lives of three symbolical women, each representing a town under Turkish occupation, and their traumatic experiences following the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Starring: Galatia

Zenonos, Christina Marouchou, Nedie Antoniades, Christopher Greco, Andreas Papamichalopoulos, Eleni Odysseos and Paul Lambis. Special song performance by Stavros Constantinou. Produced by the Silver Thespian Theatre Company Cyprus. Venue: Skala Theatre Time: 20:15-22:00 Entrance: €15 For further information and reservations please contact 96503009. THU, 27 FEB CARNIVAL CELEBRATION With the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Soloists: Nenad Ljubenović and Miodrag Djordjevic (accordion). Conductor: Alkis Baltas. The programme includes works by R. Schumann, L. Delibes, S. Samaras, L. Anderson, H. Salgan, J. D’ Arienzo, O. Pugliese, D. Mihaud, A. Troilo, A. Piazzola and Chau Paris. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for students under 18 years old. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 24665794). For further information please contact 22463144, 24665794. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy THU, 27 FEB CYPRUS SUNSHINE CUP 2014 Cycling Race - Class 1. Organised by the Cyprus Cycling Federation. Venue: Voroklini village For further information please contact 99694900. WEBSITE: www.cyclingcy.com

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February 2014 LARNAKA WALKS Every Wednesday LARNAKA-PAST AND PRESENT This walk covers the history of Larnaka and its development by focusing on the role that the sea had throughout the centuries. Starting point: CTO Information Office, Vasileos Pavlou Square. Time 10:00 Free guiding and participation Booking in advance is necessary Every Friday SCALA - ITS CRAFTSMEN Scala is around the area Larnaka Fort and Agios Lazaros Church. The aim of this walk is to explore the area and visit the Handicraft Workshops created by young ceramic artist most of who are inspired by ancient Cypriot art. The Walk goes through picturesque streets of the Turkish sector of Larnaka, where visitors have the chance to see traditional white washed houses, houses with kiosks and the present use of this residential area. Starting point: Larnaka Fort (Medieval Museum). Time: 10:00 Free guiding and participation Booking in advance is necessary Offered by the Larnaka Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association.

LARNAKA CITY CRUISERS (BIKING TOURS) Tourists and locals alike can view the sights of Larnaka from a different angle by renting a ‘City Cruiser’ biking tour. The special passenger bikes - which look a little like buggy carts with pedals - are already popular in other European destinations where riders (with very strong legs!) cycle with their passengers in the back enjoying the sights. The bikes are an environmentally friendly way to travel as they use a solar-powered battery, meet all European safety standards and are operated by trained riders who know firstaid. They are also suitable for people with disabilities. There are three tours on offer: The City Centre Tour (which takes in the town centre with all its shops), The Arts and Culture Tour (which takes in the workshops and galleries of Larnaka), and a Historical Tour Around the Town (which takes in the museums, churches and ancient monuments). These are the first bikes of their kind on the island and are certain to offer something unique to anyone who wants to see Larnaka and its sights in a memorable way. Cost: €12 (45 - 50 minutes) per bike (for two persons) with rider. For further information contact 70005960 or info@mycitycruisers.com. Website: www.larnakaregion.com

Organised by the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. For further information and bookings please contact 24654322. 12


February 2014 EVENTS IN PAFOS FRI, 14 FEB - SAT, 15 MARCH ART EXHIBITION “Works on Paper” A group drawing exhibition by artists Eduard Bezembinder, Melita Kouta and Sophia Papacosta. Venue: Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art Gallery Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:00 (Thu, Fri), 10:00-13:00 (Sat). Closed on Sun-Wed. Free Entrance For further information please contact 99311225. WEBSITE: www.c-kamikawa.com/studio SAT, 15 FEB CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT With Cyprus Symphony Orchestra soloist Petros Gosbondinov (violoncello). The programme includes works by F. Dymiotis, J. Haydn and L. Cherubini. Conductor: Nikos Tsouhlos. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Markideion Theatre Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22463144, 26932571. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy SUN, 16 FEB N. SEVERIS CYPRUS YOUTH GOLF OPEN Organised by the Cyprus Golf Federation. Venue: Elea Estate Golf Club For further information please contact 22449874/5. WEBSITE: www.cgf.org.cy

SAT, 22 FEB THEATRE (in English) “74” A war drama by Paul Lambis centering on the lives of three symbolical women, each representing a town under Turkish occupation, and their traumatic experiences following the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Starring: Galatia Zenonos, Christina Marouchou, Nedie Antoniades, Christopher Greco, Andreas Papamichalopoulos, Eleni Odysseos and Paul Lambis. Special song performance by Stavros Constantinou. Produced by the Silver Thespian Theatre Company Cyprus. Venue: Markideion Theatre Time: 20:15-22:00 Entrance: €15 For further information and reservations please contact 96503009.

PAFOS WALK Every Thursday STROLLING AROUND PAFOS TOWN CENTRE (KTIMA) In an effort to get visitors acquainted with Pafos Town Centre (Ktima), which is the newest part of the city of Pafos as opposed to New Pafos, the ancient Hellenistic and Roman Capital of Cyprus, the Municipality of Pafos would like to invite everyone to visit Pafos Town Centre (Ktima) and get to know this part of Pafos, incorrectly considered as merely a shopping area. The walking tour Strolling around Pafos Town Centre (Ktima) aims to provide an overall picture of Pafos and how Pafos Town Centre evolved and developed from the late Byzantine and Medieval times to what as it was called until recently Κtima. The Pafos Town Centre (Ktima) is 13


February 2014 associated with the local everyday life of the population. For the Pafians though, Pafos Town Centre (Ktima) has so much more to it…. Through historic references, linked with some very important historic phases including Medieval, Ottoman, British and modern times; one will ‘walk’ into the past but will also get better acquainted with the commercial centre of Pafos. The walk is led by a licensed CTO qualified guide. It lasts about two and a half hours, including a half-hour break for refreshments. Starting point: CTO Information Office, 8 Agoras Str. Time: 10:00 Free guiding and participation Booking in advance is necessary Offered by the Pafos Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association.

“Greek Popular Notes” with the “Maria Zintili” musical group and the Agia Napa Municipality Dancing Group. THU, 13 FEB Greek traditional dances with the Liopetri Cultural Association “I Paradosi” THU, 20 FEB “Dances from all over the world” with the “Rythmos” Cultural Dancing Group Venue: Agia Napa Municipal Conference Hall Time: 20:00 Free Entrance For further information please contact 23816307. SAT, 1 FEB MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer/songwriter Nikos Portokaloglou. Venue: Aloft Music Bar Time: 22:00 Entrance: €20 For further information and reservations please contact 99637831.

Organised by the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. For further information and bookings please contact 26932841.

EVENTS IN AMMOCHOSTOS THU, 14 NOV - THU, 20 MAR AGIA NAPA CULTURAL WINTER Organised by the Agia Napa Municipality. THU, 6 FEB

AGIA NAPA WALK - November (starting 13/11/13) to February (24/2/14). Agia Napa and the Sea: A Different Dimension This “walk” interprets the historic connection of the area of Agia Napa with the sea and the recent development of the village. The participants are driven to Cape Greco to walk up to the top of the “tigani” (flat bottomed frying pan) where they will have the chance to learn about the archaeology of the area, its connection with the sea, and get to know its natural beauties. Then they will be driven to Ayii Anargiri, a chapel in the northern part of Cape Greco. After a coffee break, the 14


February 2014 “walk� continues along the coast to the archaeological site of Makronisos. Every other Wednesday - in English and German - in English and Swedish Guided bus tour. Starting point: CTO Information Office in Agia Napa, 12 Leoforos Kryou Nerou. Time: 10:00 Free guiding and participation Booking in advance is necessary Offered by the Agia Napa Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association. Organised by the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. For further information and bookings please contact 23721796.

USEFUL TELEPHONES Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture 22800933 Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation 22128157 Cyprus Theatrical Organisation 22492900 Nicosia Municipal Theatre 77772717 Pallas Theatre 22410181 Strovolos Municipal Theatre 22313010 Lemesos Patticheion Municipal Theatre 25343341 Larnaka Patticheion Theatre 24629300 Larnaka Town Hall Theatre 24665794 Pafos Markideion Theatre 26932571 Rialto Theatre 25343900, 77777745 State Gallery of Contemporary Art 22304947 Famagusta Gate 22430877 The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre 22797400 Lefkosia Municipality Cultural Services 23816300 Anastasios Leventis G Foundation 22667706 Pierides Foundation 24651345 Skali Cultural Centre 22336363 Paralimni Municipality 23819212 Agia Napa Municipality 23816307 Polis Chrysochous Municipality 26321321 Pafos Aphrodite festival Ltd 26822218 Pharos Arts Foundation 22663871 Artos Cultural and Research Foundation 22445455 Theatre ENA 22348203 www.cyprus-tickets.com 7000-9303 NOTE: The Cyprus Tourism Organisation cannot accept responsibility for any changes in any of the events listed above, that may occur due to unforeseen factors. Please contact the organisers by phone for confirmation.

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