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June 2014 MON, 9 JUN KATAKLYSMOS (FLOOD FAIR DELUGE) “Kataklysmos” is a religious and popular feast celebrated only in Cyprus. “Kataklysmos”, which means flood, is found in the book of Genesis and in the Greek myth of Deukalion. In both cases it refers to the destruction by flood of almost all-living creatures in order to give birth to a new and moral generation. The ceremonies last for a few days and take place in all sea side towns. Celebrations include various games, performances of folk dances, swimming competitions, boat races, competitions of popular songs known as “tsattista” and the most popular custom, which is the throwing of water to one another. This symbolises the purification of the body and soul. Festivities take place in all seaside towns. 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 MON, 7 APR - MON, 30 JUN ART EXHIBITION “Aspects of Armenian Art - The Kalfayan Collection” 1


June 2014 The exhibition showcases aspects of Armenian art, from the late 16th century to the 19th century, with artefacts of unique historical and artistic value from the collection of the Kalfayan family. It also incorporates relics from the Armenian Archbishopric in Cyprus. The collection includes, among other exhibits, rare ecclesiastical and secular objects such as handwritten manuscripts, fabrics and textiles, excellent quality ceramics of the Kütahyan style, Chinese porcelain objects, and other items that bring to light multidimensional sides and aspects of Armenian culture. As their inscriptions reveal, the objects either belonged to Armenians or they were made by Armenian artists and artisans. Many of the exhibits were donations to churches. Organised by the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia. Venue: The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia Visiting hours: 10:00-16:30 (Tue-Sun). Closed on Monday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22661475. WEBSITE: www.leventismuseum.org.cy FRI, 25 APR - SUN, 8 JUN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION “Impressions from a Mediterranean Island” An exhibition of 140 photographs taken over an 18 month exploration of the whole of the island of Cyprus by UK/Cyprus based photographer James Blake. Venue: Elefsis, Aischylou 7 Visiting hours: 18:00-00:00 (daily) Free Entrance For further information please contact 99859344. WEBSITE: www.jamesblakephotographer.co.uk

FRI, 16 MAY - TUE, 29 JUL CYPRUS MUSEUM TOURS Free guided tours in English at the Cyprus Museum in Lefkosia (Nicosia) for individual visitors. Organised by the Nicosia Tourism Board and supported by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association and the Department of Antiquities. Venue: Cyprus Museum Time: 10:00-11:15 (1st tour), 11:45-13:00 (2nd tour) Entrance ticket (to the museum): €4.50 For further information please contact 22889600. WEBSITE: www.visitnicosia.com.cy FRI, 16 MAY - MON, 6 OCT ART EXHIBITION “The Cyprus Collection - Representations and Interpretations, The Pioneers of Cypriot Art” The exhibition consists of works that are part of The Cyprus Collection of the A.G. Leventis Gallery and belong to the first generation of Cypriot artists and to artists of the inter-war years, who were born between 1884 and 1937. Returning to Cyprus after their studies abroad, these artists sought inspiration from their immediate surroundings and thus their themes are inspired by the natural but also built-up environment. These artists include Ioannis Kissonergis, Adamantios Diamantis, Georgios Pol. Georghiou, Telemachos Kanthos, Loukia Nikolaidou, Tassos Stephanides, Fotos Hadjisoteriou, Xanthos Hadjisoteriou, Michalis Michaelides, Costas Economou, Lefteris, Economou, Michael Kashalos, Avgi Leventi, Vassos Lyssarides, Vera Gavrielidou Hadjida and George Skotinos. Venue: A.G. Leventis Gallery 2


June 2014 Visiting hours: 10:00-17:00 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun), 10:00-22:00 (Wed). Closed on Tuesday. Entrance: €2 For further information please contact 22668838. WEBSITE: www.leventisgallery.org FRI, 16 MAY (2014) - TUE, 30 JUN (2015) EXHIBITION “Cyprus Banknotes. Environment-HistoryFolk Art” The exhibition presents a selection of landmarks from 1914, which marked the first issue of a Cypriot banknote by the British, to 1955. It goes on to explore more extensively the iconography of the series of banknotes of the Republic of Cyprus issued from 1961 to 1997, pivoting around the environment, History and Folk Art of Cyprus. The aim is to open up routes connecting the iconography of banknotes of the Republic of Cyprus to items from the Collections of the Cultural Foundation, namely the Ethnographic Collection, the Numismatic Collection, the Map Collection, the Collection of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the Collection of Engravings, Old Photographs and Watercolours. The exhibition is organised by the Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage and the Bank of Cyprus Historical Archive and it is accompanied by a catalogue under the same title. 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, 18 MAY - MON, 30 JUN OPEN AIR EXHIBITION “Lefkosia: An open museum” An open air exhibition with posters and especially designed diplay panel constuctions scattered in various locations in the centre of the city presenting important items from different museums of Lefkosia (Nicosia). The initiative aims to intrigue visitors as to visit the various museums and enjoy their complete collections. Organised by the Nicosia Municipality. Venue: Various locations in the centre of Lefkosia (Nicosia) Free Entrance For further information please contact 22797960. TUE, 20 MAY - WED, 11 JUN ART EXHIBITION “Alter Ego” A group exhibition with works by members of the Visual Artists Association. Venue: To Phytorio Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-20:00 (daily) Free Entrance For further information please contact 22681088. THU, 22 MAY - FRI, 13 JUN ART EXHIBITION By artist Stella Christofi. Venue: Gallery Gloria Visiting hours: 10:30-12.45 and 17:00-20:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:30-12:45 (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22762605. WEBSITE: www.gloriagallery.com 3


June 2014 THU, 29 MAY - MON, 21 JUL 17TH CULTURAL FESTIVAL UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS THU, 29 MAY “Of Love and Death” - An event dedicated to the memory of G.P. Savvidis (poetry reading accompanied by music performances). *Free Entrance MON, 2 JUN “The Echo of Silence” - Music performance with the “Mediterranean Trio” music ensemble. WED, 4 JUN “Tzitrolemona” - Theatre performance based on the folk tale with the “Solo for Three Theatre Company”. SAT, 7 JUN “Scenes from the Dragon’s Lair” - Music performance with Babis Papadopoulos and the “Acoustic Set” music ensemble. SUN, 15 JUN “The Zilla Project” band - Blues and rock music performance. TUE, 17 JUN “Waters of Cyprus, of Syria and of Egypt” A performance based on the study of certain “dramatic” poets of Constantinos Kavafis by the Theatrical Workshop of the University of Cyprus. THU, 19 JUN “The Marriage of Karagkiozis” - Shadow theatre performance by puppeteer Christodoulos Antoniou Pafios. *Free Entrance WED, 25 JUN “Waters of Cyprus, of Syria and of Egypt” - A performance based on the study of certain “dramatic” poets of Constantinos Kavafis by the Theatrical Workshop of the University of Cyprus. THU, 26 JUN “The Amalgamation Project” band - Music performance

MON, 30 JUN “Uncovering Tradition” – Concert featuring traditional Cypriot songs with singer Michalis Tterlikkas and the “Muse Music Company” music ensemble. THU, 3 JUL “Flying away to…the Strange Forest Choir” - Music performance for children and adults with Tatiana Zografou, Kostas Zampounis, Kostis Rasidakis, the children’s choir of the Papadamakeion Municipal School of Music and students from the first elementary school of Engomi. MON, 7 JUL - TUE, 8 JUL “Aristophanes’ Lysistrata” by Costas Montis - Theatre performance by the Theatrical Workshop of the University of Cyprus. THU, 10 JUL Theatre workshop for children for ages 3 through 13 years old with Stella Michaelidou. Following the workshop the children will participate in the musical performance (“The Donkey Menios, the Tenderling”). MON, 14 JUL “Solo” - Music performance with guitar or piano and on some occasions with the use of live looping with musician Lefteris Moumtzis. WED, 16 JUL “Along the Waters of the Mediterranean” Music performance highlighting the interaction between the musical traditions of the Mediterranean with acclaimed Israeli singer Nitza Termin. Organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel in Cyprus. MON, 21 JUL “Bridging Cultures” - Concert with Cypriot group “Monsieur Doumani” and Israeli group “Howa Jani Project of Neta Elkayam”. Organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel in Cyprus. 4


June 2014 Venue: Axiothea Mansion Time: 20:30. Except on 7/7 & 8/7 (21:00) and 10/7 (18:00). Entrance: €40 (ticket card for all events), €10, €5 (students, concessions). *Some events are offered free of charge. For further information and bookings please contact 22894531, 22894532 (Mon-Fri, 9:30-13:30).

The Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Multimedia Final Year Exhibition of the Department of Design and Multimedia, of the University of Nicosia. Venue: Kastelliotissa Hall Time: 20:00 (Fri), 18:00-22:00 (Wed-Thu) Free Entrance For further information please contact 99415511.

MON, 2 JUN - SUN, 29 JUN 17TH EUROPEAN DANCE FESTIVAL MON, 2 JUN Fotis Nicolaou & Milena Ugren Koulas, Cyprus. MON, 9 JUN Igal Furman, Avshalom Latucha & Roy Assaf, Israel. SUN, 15 JUN Tanz Company Gervasi, Austria. THU, 19 JUN Umma Umma dance, Spain. SUN, 29 JUN James Cousins Company, UK. Organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries. Venue: Pallas Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €5 (for each performance), €20 for all the performances (in Lemesos & Lefkosia). Free entrance for students, soldiers and dance professionals. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 22410181) and online at www.rialto.com.cy. For further information please contact 77777745.

WED, 4 JUN GUITAR CONCERT With the Grigoryan Brothers guitar duo. The programme includes works by S. Grigoryan, P.I. Tchaikovsky, A. Piazzolla, L. Grigoryan, N. Westlake, W. Lovelady, R. Towner and R. Gnattali. Organised by the Pharos Arts Foundation with the support of the Australian High Commission. Venue: The Shoe Factory Time: 20:30 Entrance: €15, €10 (members of the foundation, concessions).Tickets available at the Box Office (tel. 70009304) and online at www.pharostickets.org. For further information please contact 22663871. WEBSITE: www.pharosartsfoundation.org

TUE, 3 JUN - THU, 5 JUN EXHIBITION “Creative Compass”

WED, 4 JUN DOCUMENTARY SCREENING A screening of the multi-award winning documentary film “More Than Honey” by Markus Imhoof followed by a cocktail, to celebrate World Environment Day. Organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in Cyprus. Venue: Cine Studio (University of Nicosia) Time: 21:00 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22466806.

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June 2014 FRI, 6 JUN CONCERT “Young Artists Platform (2) - The first step” With soloists Lyusi Hovhannesyan (violin), Monika Augulyte (viola) and Christos Fountos (piano). The programme includes works by B. Bartók. N. Paganini, J. Chr. Bach, J. Sibelius and D. Shostakovich. Conductor: Alkis Baltas. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Youth Board of Cyprus. Venue: Pallas Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for children 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 THU, 12 JUN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT With the “Tango Project” music ensemble (flute, piano, violoncello). Organised by the Strovolos Municipality. Venue: Strovolos Municipal Cultural Centre Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22470450. THU, 12 JUN - THU, 19 JUN ART EXHIBITION A group exhibition with works by members of the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts. Venue: Strovolos Municipal Cultural Centre Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00. Closed on 15/6. Free Entrance

For further information please contact 22470450. FRI, 13 JUN JAZZ CONCERT With Denmark’s premier jazz musicians Stefan Pasborg and his band Ibrahim Electric. Organised by the Pharos Arts Foundation with the support of the Australian High Commission. Venue: The Olive Grove, Delikipos Time: 20:30 Entrance: €15, €10 (members of the foundation, concessions).Tickets available at the Box Office (tel. 70009304) and online at www.pharostickets.org. For further information please contact 22663871. WEBSITE: www.pharosartsfoundation.org FRI, 13 JUN - SUN, 15 JUN 1ST NICOSIA YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL The festival was created in order to offer a platform for young people in Cyprus, aged 4-35, to perform and exhibit their artwork and aims to mix amateur and professional performers, dancers, musicians and artists in a 3-day jam-packed programme with the hope of inspiring young people in Cyprus to continue to create great work. The festival programme is available at www.youthfestival.com.cy. Organised by Little Box Theatre in collaboration with the Artos Foundation and Aigaia School of Art and Design. Venue: Various locations in Lefkosia Time: 18:00-22:35 (Fri), 10:00-21:30 (Sat), 11:00-22:00 (Sun) Entrance: €1 (per performance), €2-€3 (per workshop). Some sessions are offered free of charge. For further information please contact 22445455. WEBSITE: www.youthfestivalcy.com 6


June 2014 WED, 18 JUN CONCERT With Greek singers Marinella and Kostas Hadjis. Organised by Social Policy and Action Team. Venue: Lakatamia Municipal Amphitheatre Time: 21:00 Entrance: €30 For further information regarding ticket sale points and the concert please contact 96218602, 99606151. FRI, 20 JUN CONCERT “Welcoming the Summer” With soloists Janna Sargerson (violin), Miranda Papaneocleous (cello), Laura Rodgers (oboe) and Giovanni Magni (bassoon). The programme includes orchestral works by A. Arensky, J. Haydn, Fr. Delius and A. Dvořak. Conductor: Aharon Dimont. 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 children 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, 20 JUN MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer/songwriter Stelios Rokkos. Venue: Blinkers Club Time: TBA For further information and reservations please contact 22351550.

MON, 23 JUN PIANO AND VIOLIN RECITAL With Wolfgang Schroeder (violin) and Andreas Frölich (piano). Organised by the Strovolos Municipality and supported by the Embassy of Germany in Cyprus. Venue: Strovolos Municipal Theatre Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22470407. FRI, 27 JUN GREEK MUSIC PERFORMANCE With singers Marios Koumas and Vera Mpoufi. Organised by Strovolos Municipality. Venue: Akropolis Park Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22470450. FRI, 27 JUN - SUN, 29 JUN 2ND CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL PERFROMANCE ART FESTIVAL (CIPAF) The festival is created for and dedicated exclusively to performance art. The initiative brings together, supports and promoted the work of internationally renowned artists and young emerging artists form around the world, for whom performance art is the primary medium of their artistic creation. The festival’s second edition focuses on site-specific performance and is entitled “priority route”. This theme suggests and invisible route in the city of Lefkosia (Nicosia) that becomes visible and tangible through the presence of the artists. The live action turns the daily to an ephemeral situation while suggesting and questioning priorities in our lives. This year’s programme 7


June 2014 (available at www.cipafestival) includes live performances, screenings and an intensive performance art workshop. Organised by Cyprus International Performance Art Society (CIPAS). Venue: To Phytorio (27/6), various public spaces within the Venetian walls of Lefkosia (Nicosia) (28-29/6), Goethe Institute (29/6) Time: 20:00-23:00 (27/6), 18:00-22:00 (28/6), 18:00 onwards (29/6) Free Entrance For further information please contact 99650113. WEBSITE: www.cipafestival.com

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 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, 8


June 2014 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) FRI, 9 MAY - SUN, 29 JUN EXHIBITION “The Discovery of Writing: From Aleph to Alpha” The exhibition is an archaeological, historical and artistic journey in nine ancient scripts of the Mediterranean that have formed the European culture and civilization. It records and displays in an easy and readable manner the most important scripts of the Mediterranean: Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics, Linears A and B of the Aegean, Phoenician, Greek and Latin. It focuses particularly on the ancient Cypriot scripts: Cypro-Minoan and Cypriot Syllabary, an important proof that the Greek language and script exist on the island since the 11th century BC. Valuable inscriptions on loan from the Department of Antiquities will highlight the exhibition. Interactivity through videos and spatial projection highlight the exhibition in an effort to pin point the importance of scripts in the development of world civilization. The exhibition of the nine ancient scripts is combined with a contemporary visual presence of eleven Cypriot artists who use

scripts as an artistic medium; Antonis Neophytou, Giota Ioannidou, Ellada Papaioannou, Efi Savvidi, Theodoulos Gregoriou, Lia Lapithi, Marina Kassianidou, Mikella Psara, Nikos Kouroussis, Umit Inatsi and Rea Afantitou. Organised by the Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Embassy of Greece, within the framework of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Venue: Evagoras Lanitis Centre Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 18:00-21:00 (Tue-Fri), 17:00-21:00 (SatSun). Closed on Monday. Free Entrance For futher information please contact 25342125. WEBSITE: www.lanitisfoundation.org MON, 12 MAY - SAT, 7 JUN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION A tribute to Norwegian Photography with photography exhibitions “One Day in History” by Andrea Gjestvang and “Echoes” by Hebe Robinson. Organised by the Embassy of Norway in Cyprus, the EEA & Norway Grants and the Hellenic Centre for Photography. Venue: 6x6 Centre for Photography Visiting hours: 9:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00-13:00 (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 25354810. WEBSITE: www.centreforphotography6x6.com WED, 14 MAY - SAT, 27 SEP GROUP ART EXHIBITION With works by Cypriot and Greek artists: Dimitris Alithinos, Stavros Douzinas, Andreas Efstathiou, Alekos Fassianos, 9


June 2014 Kostis Georgiou, Andreas Georgiou, Lefteris Ikonomou, Doros Irakleous, Zenon Jepras, Vasilis Karakatsanis, Demosthenis Kolokassides, Giorgos Lappas, Dinos Michaelides, Andreas Morphis, Dimitris Mytaras, Andreas Nicolaou, Frixos Papantoniou, Grahame Parry, Christakis Polydrou, Edouardos Sacaillan, Sotiris Sorogkas, Myrianthe Sozou, Stass Paraskos, Constantinos Stephanou, Yannis Tsarouchis, Katerina Vavlitou, Stelios Votsis, Constantinos Yiannikouris and others. Venue: Gallery Morfi Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00 (Tue-Fri), 10:00-13:00 (Mon, Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 25378733. SAT, 24 MAY - SUN, 8 JUN VISUAL ART PROJECT “Touch Me Not - Byzantine Analogies in Contemporary Cypriot Art� The church of the Holy Cross, a world heritage site, preserving a vast range of wall paintings from the 12th to the 14th and 15th centuries, and the nearby church of Panagia Katholiki, with magnificent 12th to 17th century icons and an exquisite renaissance fresco, host contemporary art creations that bear perceptions form the Cypriot art during Frankish rule. The project aspires to offer visitors an opportunity to get acquainted with the medieval-byzantine heritage and its significations in the current artistic productions of the island. Organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture in collaboration with the Holy Bishopric of Lemesos and the Pelendri Community Council.

Venue: Holy Cross Church and Church of Panagia Katholiki, Pelendri village Visiting hours: 10:00-18:00 Free Entrance For further information on the exhibition and on guided tours to Pelendri please contact 97778799. SAT, 24 MAY - THU, 31 JUL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION By artist Nota Siotropou. Venue: Hambis Printmaking Center Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:00 Free Entrance For further information please contact 25222772 (Wed-Sun). WEBSITE: www.hambisprintmakingcenter.org.cy THU, 29 MAY - SUN, 1 JUN 47TH FITASC EUROPEAN SPORTING CHAMPIONSHIP - EUROPEAN CUP FINAL Organised by the Cyprus Shooting Sport Federation. Venue: Limassol International Shooting Range, Armenohori village For further information please contact 22449822. WEBSITE: www.fitasc.com SAT, 31 MAY - SUN, 1 JUN MIND BODY AND SPIRIT EXPERIENCE A weekend dedicated to wellbeing and self discovery with various activities including hatha yoga, laughter yoga, feather show, taichi and more. Organised by the Limassol Tourism Board and MBS Cyprus. Venue: Dasoudi Beach Time: 10:00-20:00 (various sessions) For further information please contact 96382333. 10


June 2014 WEBSITE: www.mbscyprus.com MON, 2 JUN - SUN, 29 JUN 17TH EUROPEAN DANCE FESTIVAL WED, 4 JUN Aerites modern dance group, Greece. WED, 11 JUN Igal Furman, Avshalom Latucha & Roy Assaf, Israel. FRI, 13 JUN Tanz Company Gervasi, Austria. SUN, 15 JUN Jojo-Oulu dance centre, Finland. TUE, 17 JUN Compagnie 7273, Switzerland. SAT, 21 JUN Umma Umma dance, Spain. TUE, 24 JUN Theatre Elledanse, Slovak Republic. WED, 25 JUN Compagnie Propos, France. FRI, 27 JUN James Cousins Company, UK. Organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Rialto Theatre in collaboration with the embassies and the cultural centres of the participating countries. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €5 (for each performance), €20 for all the performances (in Lemesos & Lefkosia). Free entrance for students, soldiers and dance professionals. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 77777745) and online at www.rialto.com.cy. For further information please contact 77777745. MON, 2 JUN - MON, 30 JUN ART EXHIBITION “Selbstverstrickung” By Austrian actionist Günter Brus.

Venue: The Office Visiting hours: 19:00-21:30 (Mon-Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 99848495. FRI, 6 JUN BALLET PERFORMANCE “Under the Sky of Tango” With artists of the Moscow Fine Arts Ballet and leading young soloists of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. The performance is based on the music of tango composers Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Garderl and will also feature the timeless songs “Besame mucho” and “Historia d’un Amor”. Venue: Kourion Ancient Theatre Time: 20:30-22:00 Entrance: €25. Tickets can be ordered by phone (tel. 99236057, 96735833, 99718415). For further information please contact 99236057. FRI, 6 JUN FUNDRAISING CONCERT “It’s Time to become one…” A multicultural fundraising concert with popular Greek, English and Russian songs. Participating artists: Marios Andreou, Violta Kakomanoli, Kate Tanou, Demetris Christodoulides and the “Melodia” vocal ensemble. Accompanied by musicians David Yenovkian (piano), Georgia Kombou (bouzouki), Praxitelis Nicolaou (classic guitar), Spyros Aristides (electric guitar), Giorgos Hadjigeorgiou (bass) and Petros Kizas (drums). Organised by the Limassol Literary Society. All net proceeds will be donated to the Social Markets of Lemesos. Venue: Lemesos (Limassol) Municipal Garden Theatre 11


June 2014 Time: 21:00 Entrance: €10, €8 (soldiers and students). Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 25588694) and online at www.soldouttickets.com.cy. For further information please contact 99630223. FRI, 6 JUN CONCERT A tribute to Greek composers Vassilis Tsitsanis and Mikis Theodorakis with singers Lakis Halkias and Sofia Papazoglou accompanied by the “Mikis Theodorakis” orchestra. Within the framework of “Amathousia 2014”. Venue: Agios Tychonas Tourist Area Parking Place Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 25323567. SAT, 7 JUN GALA CONCERT “Stars at Kourion” A charity concert with repertoire from popular operas and musicals with soloists Margarita Elia (soprano), Alma Samimi (mezzo soprano), Václav Cikánek (tenor) and Bo Shi (bass baritone), accompanied by members of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valentina Shuklina. Organised by Biomagnetic Cyprus Ltd under the auspices of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cyprus. Venue: Kourion Ancient Theatre Time: 20:30-22:00 Entrance: €35 (VIP), €20, €15. Tickets sales at www.tickethour.com.cy For further information please contact 77777040.

SAT, 14 JUN - SUN, 15 JUN CYPRUS RUSSIAN FESTIVAL The festival programme includes a fair, exhibitions, contests, music performance by Russian and Cypriot music groups, gala concerts and more. Organised by the Russian Embassy in Cyprus, the Limassol Municipality and Vestnik Kipra (The Russian Newspaper). Venue: Lemesos Municipal Garden Time: 15:00-23:00 (Sat), 10:00-22:00 (Sun) Free Entrance For further information please contact 25590530. WEBSITE: www.vkcyprus.com WED, 18 JUN - SAT, 28 JUN ART EXHIBITION “Colours of Lemesos” An art exhibition by artist Panikos Tsagkaras. Venue: House of Arts and Literature Visiting hours: 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-21:00 (Mon-Sat). Closed on Thursday morning and Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 25749179. THU, 19 JUN CONCERT “Welcoming the Summer” With soloists Janna Sargerson (violin), Miranda Papaneocleous (cello), Laura Rodgers (oboe) and Giovanni Magni (bassoon). The programme includes orchestral works by A. Arensky, J. Haydn, Fr. Delius and A. Dvořak. Conductor: Aharon Dimont. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Venue: Rialto Theatre Time: 20:30 12


June 2014 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for children 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 FRI, 27 JUN - SUN, 29 JUN THEATRE (in English) “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare A production of the play staged in a Roman Theatre in Roman tradition style. All profits will be donated to local charities and organisations. Organised by the “Shakespeare at the Curium” theatre group. Venue: Kourion Ancient Theatre Time: 20:00 Entrance: €15, €5 (students). For further information and tickets please contact 99990535 (Ms. Sue Watson) or boxoffice@shakespeareatcurium.com. WEBSITE: www.shakespeareatcurium.com SAT, 28 JUN - SUN, 29 JUN 11TH INTERNATIONAL CYPRUS CUP WATER SKI Organised by the Cyprus Water Ski Federation. Venue: Polemidia Water Dam Time: 8:00 onwards For further information please contact 99622244, 99458668.

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 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. 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. 13


June 2014 EVENTS IN TROODOS SAT, 31 MAY - SAT, 1 JUN AROMATIC AND HEALING HERBS OF CYPRUS - 6TH ANNUAL SEMINAR AND EXHIBITION This year’s event programme includes the Herbal Fair Trade Exhibition, Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga classes, distillation demonstrations, herbal walks around Platres village and various presentations regarding Cyprus herbs. Organised by the Troodos Tourism Board in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Platres Community Council. Venue: Platres Cultural Centre Time: 10:00 onwards (Sat), 9:30 onwards (Sun) For further information please contact 99352547, 25421020.

EVENTS IN LARNAKA MON, 12 MAY - THU, 31 JUL ART EXHIBITION “In Dialogue Heraclitus - Parmenides” With works by visual artists Nikos Kouroussis and Lia Lapithi. Venue: Larnaka Municipal Art Gallery Visiting hours: 9:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00-13:00 (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 24658848. WED, 4 JUN MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer Antonis Remos.

Venue: Cherry Beach Bar Time: 21:00 For further information and reservations please contact 99210222. SAT, 7 JUN THE BIGGEST BEACH PARTY VOL. 6 The programme includes a fire show, fireworks, 3D lasers and will feature 5 DJ’s, special guest stars ASMO Brothers and Nikolas Taliadoros and will be hosted by MC Dadge. Organised by Glamour Prive. Venue: Mackenzie Beach Time: 10:00-02:00 Entrance: €20 (open bar) For further information and tickets please contact 96419959. MON, 9 JUN 2ND FISH FESTIVAL Organised by the Zygi Community Council and Larnaka District Development Agency with the support of the Association of Rural Women of Larnaka and the Local Association of Professional Fishermen on Zygi. Venue: Zygi Fishing Shelter Time: 17:00 onwards Free Entrance For further information please contact 24332100, 24815280. MON, 16 JUN CONCERT With Greek singers Marinella and Kostas Hadjis. Organised by Social Policy and Action Team. Venue: Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre Time: 21:00 Entrance: €30 For further information regarding ticket sale points and the concert please contact 96218602, 99606151. 14


June 2014 WED, 18 JUN CONCERT “Welcoming the Summer” With soloists Janna Sargerson (violin), Miranda Papaneocleous (cello), Laura Rodgers (oboe) and Giovanni Magni (bassoon). The programme includes orchestral works by A. Arensky, J. Haydn, Fr. Delius and A. Dvořak. Conductor: Aharon Dimont. 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 children 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 MON, 23 JUN - MON, 30 JUN ZENOBIA WEEK A week dedicated to the exploration of the amazing underwater world of the Zenobia wreck in Larnaka, ranked among the top ten wreck dive sites worldwide. Zenobia, Swedish Ro-Ro 172 metre ferry carrying 108 articulated lorries, sank in 1980. It lies on its port side on a flat bed of sand and rocks. Both the ferry and its cargo are still intact and fascinating to explore. The wreck is also home to schools of fish, including grouper, barracuda and tuna. The activities programme during the week (available at www.zenobiaweek.com) includes an underwater photography competition with prizes, a free dive contest, a seminar on diving and the marine environment, free cruises to the Zenobia, special prices for diving courses and diving sessions, an underwater scooters demonstration, an exhibition with original

items from the Zenobia, Larnaka’s underwater world photography and painting exhibition, sea cleaning and environmental awareness campaigns and live link images from the Zenobia. Organised by the Larnaka Tourism Board, the Larnaka Municipality and Larnaka Napa Sea Cruises. Venue: Various locations in Larnaka Free Entrance For further information please contact 24657070, 24656949. WEBSITE: www.zenobiaweek.com 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 15


June 2014 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. Organised by the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. For further information and bookings please contact 24654322. 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

EVENTS IN PAFOS THU, 5 JUN CONCERT “Young Artists Platform (2) - The first step” With soloists Lyusi Hovhannesyan (violin), Monika Augulyte (viola) and Christos Fountos (piano). The programme includes works by B. Bartók. N. Paganini, J. Chr. Bach, J. Sibelius and D. Shostakovich. Conductor: Alkis Baltas. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Youth Board of Cyprus. Venue: Markideion Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: €12, €7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Free entrance vouchers for children under 18 years old. Tickets available at the theatre’s box office (tel. 26932571). For further information please contact 22463144, 26932571. WEBSITE: www.cyso.org.cy SAT, 7 JUN - MON, 9 JUN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION “Unexpected Beauty: Landscapes and Nature of Cyprus” A photography exhibition by Panayiotis Kyriakou. Venue: House of Arts and Literature, Athinas 41-43 16


June 2014 Visiting hours: 18:00-21:00 (daily) Free Entrance For further information please contact 99304738. SAT, 14 JUN MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer/songwriter Lavrentis Macheritsas. Accompanied by the “manorchestra” Alkiviades Konstantopoulos and the Italian musician Steve Tesser. Venue: Ta Astra Time: 22:00 For further information and reservations please contact 77777266, 99412120, 97816037.

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 anoverall 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 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. 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 SUN, 8 JUN PROTARAS WATER FIGHT 2014 The event will feature water “fights” between groups of participants using balloons filled with sea water in a designated closed area. There will be drinks and snacks on site available for purchase. Organised by the Paralimni Municiapl Youth Council in collaboration with the Paralimni Municipality. 17


June 2014 Venue: “Silver Sands Hotel” beach Time: 11:00-15:00 (water “fights” every half an hour) Free Entrance For further information please contact 99933751. SUN, 8 JUN - MON, 9 JUN AGIA NAPA FLOOD (KATAKLYSMOS) AND FISH FESTIVALS 2014 This year’s 2-day festivities programme includes performances by Greek singers Melina Aslanidou (Sun 8/6 at 21:30) and Stelio Dionysiou (Mon 9/6 at 21:00). Organised by the Agia Napa Municipality. Venue: Agia Napa Harbour Free Entrance For further information please contact 23816300. WEBSITE: www.ayianapa.org.cy FRI, 13 JUN MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Greek singer/songwriter Lavrentis Macheritsas. Venue: Aloft Music Bar Time: TBA For further information and reservations please contact 99637831. SAT, 14 JUN - SUN, 29 JUN 3RD LAVENDER FESTIVAL The festival programme includes lavender wand making workshops, daily extractions of lavender oil, processing of the harvest and much more. Special treats made with lavender will be available in the Tea Room, such as home made lavender ice-cream and liquer, cakes and savouries. Lavender crafts and products will be available for purchase. Venue: Cyherbia Organic Herb Gardens, Avgorou village

Time: 9:00-18:00 (Wed-Sun). Closed on Mon-Tue. Entrance (including lavender ice tea): €5, €3 (children) For more information please contact 99915443. WEBSITE: www.cyherbia.com

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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