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    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)

    THU, 22 MAR - MON, 31 DEC EXHIBITION Our Lady of Lefkosia - The Church of Phaneromeni and its Relics. A diachronic account of the history and contribution of the church of Our Lady Phaneromeni to the city of Lefkosia within-the-walls and to the wider island. Exhibits include portable icons, post-Byzantine art woodcuts, carved stone reliefs, golden embroideries, metalworking and manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 20th century as well as portable icons originating from Phaneromeni. Organised by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and the Ecclesiastical Board of Panagia Phaneromeni Church. Venue: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation Visiting hours: 10:00-19:00 (Mon-Sun). Closed on Bank Holidays. Free Entrance For further information please contact 80000800. WEBSITE: www.boccf.org FRI, 18 MAY - SUN, 2 SEP ART EXHIBITION P. Tetsis - Paintings A selection of 28 representative works of Greek artist Panayiotis Tetsis, giving a

    great sample of the artistic path he has come along. Organised by the Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum in collaboration with the Contemporary Greek Art Museum in Athens. Venue: Loukia & Michael Zampelas Art Museum Visiting hours: 10:00-19:00 (Mon-Thu), 10:00-21:00 (Fri), 10:00-18:00 (Sat), 11:00-16:00 (Sun) Entrance: 5 (adults), 3 (senior citizens, secondary schools students, university students, people with additional support needs), free entrance for children up to 12 years old. For further information please contact 22456098. WEBSITE: www.zampelasart.com TUE, 29 MAY - SUN, 2 SEP EXHIBITION Twice a Foreigner The exhibition utilizes multimedia to present migrations, deportations and compulsory population exchanges in the 20th century, when millions of people were forced to abandon their homes and settle elsewhere. Venue: Leventis Municipal Museum (Periodical Exhibitions Hall) Visiting hours: 10:00-16:30 (Tue-Sun). Closed on Monday and public holidays. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22661475. TUE, 29 MAY - SUN, 2 SEP EXHIBITION On the occasion of the exhibition Twice a Stranger the Leventis Municipal Museum hosts the exhibition Diaspora by visual artist Nikos Kouroussis. From distant lands to distant lands, from the dream of a better future to the dream of a distant

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    homeland. These compose the populations of DIASPORA. The sea, a boat, a mirror which reflect the image of DIASPORA. All the above compose the journey of creativity for Nikos Kouroussis. Venue: Leventis Municipal Museum (Periodical Exhibitions Hall) Visiting hours: 10:00-16:30 (Tue-Sun). Closed on Monday and public holidays. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22661475. TUE, 29 MAY - SUN, 2 SEP EXHIBITION On the occasion of the exhibition Twice a Stranger the Leventis Municipal Museum hosts the exhibition I will follow you to the end of the world - Immigrating for Love by visual artist Lia Lapithi, influenced by the story of Queen Caterina Cornaro who immigrated to Cyprus to marry following her heart. Venue: Leventis Municipal Museum (Periodical Exhibitions Hall) Visiting hours: 10:00-16:30 (Tue-Sun). Closed on Monday and public holidays. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22661475. FRI, 15 JUN - MON, 31 DEC MOSAIC EXHIBITION By artist George Kepolas. The exhibition will take place besides the world-renowned Kanakaria mosaics. During the exhibition, the artist will be demonstrating the different stages of the creation of a mosaic. Under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Venue: Byzantine Museum, Archbishop Makarios III Foundation

    Visiting hours: 9:00-16:30 (Mon-Fri), 9:00-13:00 (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22430008. MON, 18 JUN - THU, 12 JUL ART EXHIBITION Document A painting/comics exhibition by artist Eleni Nicodemou. Venue: Gallery Gloria Visiting hours: 10:30-12:45 and 17:30-20:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:30-12:45 (Sat) Free Entrance For further information please contact 22762605. WED, 20 JUN - SAT, 14 JUL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION By artist Michalis Mozoras. Venue: Apocalypse Gallery Visiting hours: 10:30-1300 and 16:30-20:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:30-14:00 (Sat) Free Entrance For further information please contact 22300150. SUN, 1 JUL OPERA Cyprus - Corfu: Journeys to the Opera Soloist: Pantelis Kontos (baritone). Corfu Choir conductor: Christina Kaliaridou. Conductor: Alkis Baltas. Organised by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra within the framework of the cultural events programme for the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Venue: Strovolos Municipal Theatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: 12, 7 (18-26 years old and pensioners). Tickets available at the Theatres box office (tel. 22313010). For further information please contact 22313010, 22463144.

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    MON, 2 JUL - TUE, 17 JUL 15TH CULTURAL FESTIVAL UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS MON, 2 JUL Music performance with the Himerini Kolymvites band. WED, 4 JUL Orthodox Chants from Cyprus - Roman the Melodist Byzantine Choir. SUN, 8 JUL - MON, 9 JUL Romiosyni by Vasilis Michaelides - Theatrical workshop of the University of Cyprus. FRI, 13 JUL Backgammon based on the play by Dimitris Kehaidis - Buzz Productions Theatre. TUE, 17 JUL Music performance with the Nebadrud Quartet. Venue: Axiothea Mansion Time: 20:30 Entrance: 10, 5 (students), 25 (ticket card for all performances) For further information and bookings please contact 22894531, 22894532. TUE, 3 JUL - WED, 4 JUL DANCE PERFORMANCE With Rymvos Dancing School. Venue: Skali Aglantzias Amphitheatre Time: 20:00-22:00 Entrance: 8 For further information and tickets please contact 22348712. TUE, 3 JUL - TUE, 31 JUL 16TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA A unique festival of ancient Greek drama with the participation of guest performances invited from Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Israel and the United Kingdom. With Greek and English subtitles.

    Organised by the Cyprus Centre of International Theatre Institute in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. Under the Auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. TUE, 3, TUE, 10, WED, 11 & THU 12 JUL Cyprus Theatre Organisation, Cyprus Electra and Orestes, the Trial based on Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides FRI, 6 JUL Hessian State Theatre Wiesbanden, Germany Agamemnos Children based on Euripides and Sophocles THU, 19 JUL Morphes Ekphrasis Theatre, Greece Electra, by Sophocles MON, 23 JUL Mitos Theatre Group, Cyprus Bacchae by Euripides FRI, 27 JUL Ruth Kanner Theatre Group, Israel The Eumenides by Aeschylus SUN, 29 JUL Magdalena Zira Theatre Group, Cyprus The Frogs by Aristophanes TUE, 31 JUL Skull of Yorick Productions, United Kingdom Antigone (Opera) by Tommaso Traetta based on Sophocles Venue: Makarios III Amphitheatre (School for the Blind) Time: 21:00 Entrance: 17, 10 (soldiers, students and senior citizens). Tickets available at the theatres box office (tel. 77772717) and online at www.tickethour.com.cy. For further information please contact 99542165, 99388160, 77772717. WEBSITE: www.cyprus-theatre-iti.org

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    TUE, 3 JUL - SUN, 30 SEP SUMMER NIGHTS 2012 An annual series of cultural events taking place in neighborhoods and squares in the city of Lefkosia (Nicosia). Events include concerts, dancing and theatre performances with the participation of local as well as foreign artists and groups. This years events take place within the framework of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of European Union. Organised by the Lefkosia (Nicosia) Municipality. TUE, 3 JUL Ethnic music performance with Italian group Lo Squintetto combining Mediterranean music traditions with contemporary ethic, pop and jazz music elements. The event is organised in collaboration with Rialto Theatre within the framework of the 7th Ethnic Festival. Venue: Faneromeni Square MON, 9 JUL Music Performance with male vocal quartet Avanti 4. Venue: Lefkosia (Nicosia) Municipal Hall THU, 12 JUL Ethnic performance with Marseille group Lo Cor de la Plana in Occitan, an almost forgotten language. The event is organised in collaboration with Rialto Theatre within the framework of the 7th Ethnic Festival. Venue: Agia Varvara Square THU, 19 JUL A music tribute to great Greek composers Stavros Xarhakos, Mimis Plessas, Giorgos Zambetas, Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Vassilis Tsitsanis and Markos Vamvakaris with the Demetris Fanis ensemble accompanied by singer Christiana Pavlou. Venue: Pallouriotissa Square MON, 30 JUL

    Ethnic performance with Tunisian performer Dorsaf Hamdani, one of the leading representatives of contemporary Arabic music renaissance. The event is organised in collaboration with Rialto Theatre within the framework of the 7th Ethnic Festival. Venue: Faneromeni Square THU, 2 AUG Rock and soul concert with The Low Spark group. Venue: Lefkosia (Nicosia) Municipal Garden TUE, 28 AUG Rock concert with the 40+ Unplugged group. Venue: Artos Cultural and Research Foundation, Agioi Omologites Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22797004. WEBSITE: www.nicosia.org.cy WED, 4 JUL CHARITY MUSIC CONCERT With Alkistis Protopsalti and Evanthia Rempoutsika in support of the Cyprus Red Cross. Organised by the Cyprus Red Cross. Venue: Makarios III Amphitheatre (School for the Blind) Time: 21:00 Entrance: 35, 30. Tickets available online at www.tickethour.com.cy. For further information please contact 77772717, 22666955. WED, 4 JUL - THU, 5 JUL MUSIC PERFORMANCE With singers Chrysostomos Fylaktou, Nicole Nikolaidou and Christos Gregoriades. Piano: Chrysostomos Fylaktou.

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    Venue: RED Music Stage Time: 21:00 For further information and bookings please contact 22767711. WED, 4 JUL - FRI, 6 JUL 25TH EDON FESTIVAL WED, 4 JUL Concert with Lavrentis Maheritsas, Sakis Boulas, Dimitris Starovas, Miltiades Paschalides and Dionysis Tsaknis. THU, 5 JUL Concert with Filippos Pliatsikas and Eleonora Zouganeli FRI, 6 JUL Concert with Vassilis Papaconstantinou, Tania Kikidi and the band Kollektiva. The festival also includes performances by student bands, Cypriot music and traditional dances and a playground for children. Venue: Famagusta Gate Moat Time: 20:00 Entrance: 25 (for all concerts), 15 (for each performance) For further information please contact 22766459. WED, 4 JUL - SUN, 30 DEC ART EXHIBITION In Crisis - Terra Mediterranea The exhibition aims at detecting, investigating and presenting contemporary artists reflections on todays universal landscape of economic, political, religious, social, but also deeply existential crisis of identity. A dynamic group of 41 artists from Cyprus, the surrounding area and beyond (Greece, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, Bulgaria, Great Britain, United States) will be scrutinising the current turbulence experienced globally, especially as viewed through Mediterranean eyes, from both a political

    and a poetic stance. Curator: Yiannis Toumazis. Organised by the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre and the Leventis Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musees de France and the Institut Francais de Chypre. Under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Venue: The (Nicosia) Municipal Arts Centre (Old Power House) Visiting hours: 10:00-15:00 and 17:00-23:00 (Tue-Sat), 10:00-16:00 (Sun). Closed on Monday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22797400. WEBSITE: www.nimac.org.cy WED, 4 JUL - SUN, 30 DEC ART EXHIBITION [at Maroudias Exhibition] (part of the In Crisis - Terra Mediterranea programme). The exhibition, with 28 participating artists, and an affiliated series of events will include existing and new contemporary art works as well as research, and have an element of historical and museological reflection. The exhibition deals with the unwritten feminine histories of Cyprus and their private and public structure. A number of performances and critical workshops will be held within the museum space. Curators: Re Aphrodite group. Organised by the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre and the Leventis Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musees de France and the Institut Francais de Chypre. Under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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    Venue: Ethnological Museum - House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Visiting hours: 8:30-15:30 (Tue-Thu-Fri) 8:30-17:00 (Wed), 9:30-15:30 (Sat). Closed on Monday and Sunday. Free Entrance For further information please contact 22305316. FRI, 6 JUL GREEK MUSIC PERFORMANCE With Cypriot singer-songwriter Alkinoos Ioannides. Venue: Lakatamia Municipal Amphitheatre Time: 21:00 Entrance: 30. Tickets available at the theatres box office (tel. 22364019). For further information please contact 22380905. SAT, 7 JUL DANCE PERFORMANCE With Rebel Dancers Dance School. Featuring: Katerina Stikoudi, Nevma, Babybelle, Pick Up and Gemini. Venue: Skali Aglantzias Amphitheatre Time: 20:30 Entrance: 20 For further information and tickets please contact 22511510, 22316137. MON, 9 JUL - TUE, 10 JUL 6TH JAZZ FESTIVAL - AglaJAZZ 2012 The festival features jazz performances by music groups from Cyprus and abroad. Organised by the Aglantzia Municipality. MON, 9 JUL 1) DKQ - Dimitris Kakavoulis Quartet, Cyprus, Greece 2) Hadar Noiberg Trio - Israel. The performance is organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel. TUE, 10 JUL

    1) Takoushis - Karapatakis Quintet, Cyprus, Greece 2) Ensemble FisFz, Germany. The performance is organised in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Cyprus. Venue: Aglantzia Old Square Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For further information please contact 22462058. WEBSITE: www.aglantzia.org.cy TUE, 10 JUL INTER-ARTS PERFORMANCE Collateral Damage Participating artists: Arianna Economou (choreographer/dancer, director, echo-arts), Dorinda Hulton (director/dramaturg), Peter Hulton (video artist/documenter, arts archives), Ilker Kaptanoglu (musician/composer) and Eser Keeci (ceramist). Venue: Home for Cooperation Time: 20:30 Free Entrance (registration required) For further information please contact 97772264, 22777046. THU, 12 JUL MUSIC PERFORMANCE With the Yerolatsitis Quartet music band. Organised by the Strovolos Municipality. Within the framework of the cultural events programme of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Venue: Agios Demetrios Park, Strovolos Time: 20:30 Free Entrance For furthe...