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CYHERBIA – May / June 2018

May is the month of flowers and the CYHERBIA herb gardens are showing all their spring splendour!

Venue:
CyHerbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth
E311, Avgorou
Ammochostos District, Cyprus
Phone: +357 99 915 443
Website: https://cyherbia.com/

This month we will be extracting essential oils EVERY WEEKEND, and informative presentations about the oils will be given throughout the weekend in English Greek and Russian.

The plants that are ready for extraction are oregano, thyme and bay.

The FAIRY FESTIVAL, which was planned for the 5th & 6th of May, will sadly be POSTPONED until further notice.

We have started preparing for this year’s Lavender Festival, which will take place at Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou, from the 9th until the 24th of June.

During the lavender festival you can:
*Enjoy our lavender gardens in full bloom
*Witness the extraction of Lavender essential oil
*Take part in lavender craft workshops for all ages
*Join the fragrant processing of lavender
*Enjoy a cooking demonstration with lavender
*Go on a meditation walk in the lavender Labyrinth
*Book a professional photoshoot in the lavender gardens with our resident photographer, for yourself or your family
*Taste free lavender cake, sorbet, liqueur and ice tea

During the lavender fest Cyherbia Botanical Park will be open daily from 9:00 until 20:00!

Schedule of activities and workshops:
*Essential oil extraction with presentation on the benefits of lavender, every day
*Creative workshops: make a lavender wand, candle holder, dreamcatcher or lavender doll (for all ages) Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd at 11:00 and 16:00 Sunday 10th, 17th, 24th at 11:00 and 16:00. No booking required.
*Cooking with lavender demonstration Saturday 9/6, 16/6 and 23/6 and Sunday 10th, 17th at 15:00 No booking required.
*Photoshoot upon appointment. Call Melina Tringis +357 99 401 503

*Activities dates and times my still be subject to change. the final schedule will be published early June*
From Tuesday, May 01, 2018
To Thursday, May 31, 2018

Region : AMMOCHOSTOS
City : AVGOROU

Strovolos Theatre Festival 2018

After the success of the 1st Strovolos Theater Festival, which was inaugurated last September, the Strovolos Municipality continues this year with the Theater Festival 2018 in May and June, with an enriched program that will involve theatrical formations from Cyprus and Greece.

Venue:
Strovolos Municipal Theatre
Strovolos Avenue 100
Strovolos, Lefkosia, Cyprus
Phone: +357 22 313 010
Website: www.strovolos.org.cy

All the performances will start at 20:30.

Tickets are sold in Strovolos Municipal Palace (Monday – Friday 8:00 – 14:00) and at the Strovolos Municipal Theater on the day of the show (16:00 – 20:30).

Τhe social aspect of the festiva is also as important as the artistic, as all the performances – with the exception of one, which will have free admission – will have an entry ticket of 5 Euros or 10 Euros and the proceeds will be offered for charitable purposes. At this year’s Festival, the Strovolos Municipality supports the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society, the Foundation “The Good Samaritan”,Cyprus Myopathathic Association, the Pancyprian Organization of Parents and Friends of Children with Cerebral and Other Paralysis and the Cyprus Rheumatology Society,
From Wednesday, May 02, 2018
To Saturday, June 09, 2018

Region : LEFKOSIA
City : STROVOLOS

KATAKLYSMOS FAIR 2018

Friday 25 – Wednesday 31
ATHENS AVENUE (FINIKOUDES)
Folkloric Festival
From Tuesday, May 01, 2018
To Thursday, May 31, 2018

FLOWER FESTIVAL 2018
Sunday 6
6:00 p.m.
ATHENS AVENUE (FINIKOUDES)
Parade of flower decorated floats and groups
Programme with music and dances (7:30 p.m.) at the Seafront stage

Limassol Boat Show 2018

The largest Boat Show in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The largest Boat Show in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region continues to grow from strength to strength. More than 20.000 visitors More than 100 exhibitors The annual gathering of industry professionals and prospective buyers will offer thousands of visitors the opportunity to view a wide range of the latest products and services in a unique setting. Including seminars, presentations of new products, activities on water and demonstrations.

The 2018 Limassol Boat Show will host more than 100 exhibitors from Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Great Britain, Israel and Lebanon. Further to last year’s success, it is also expected to welcome more than 20.000 visitors.
Limassol Boat Show 2018 will be supported by a broad national advertising campaign, including television and radio spots, press, magazines, web and social media. A press conference will be organised for the media, with press releases available in Greek, English and Russian. The event will receive world-wide publicity thanks to Limassol Marina’s established affiliates and international media that support the event as media sponsors. With the collective effort of the organisers, sponsors, supporters and exhibitors, this annual show aims at further expanding its capacity and establishing itself as an International Boat Show in the near future.

Location:
ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre
Limassol Marina,
Lemesos, Cyprus

Opening Hours:
Thursday 3rd of May 17:00-21:00 (Opening Ceremony)
Friday 4th of May 12:00-21:00
Saturday 5th of May 12:00-21:00
Sunday 6th of May 12:00-20:00
From Thursday, May 03, 2018
To Sunday, May 06, 2018

Region : LEMESOS
City : LEMESOS MUNICIPALITY

Exhibition and Lecture “ΑΚΑΜΑΣ Nature / Myth/ Man” 2018

The Exhibition and Lecture “ΑΚΑΜΑΣ Nature / Myth/ Man” 2018 will be held in Pafos, on May 3, 2018.

Venue:
Visitors Center – Archaeological Site of Kato Pafos
Pafos, Cyprus

Greetings, Department of Antiquities and ICOMOS – Cyprus Section
Introduction to the topic of Akamas, Antonia Theodosiou
Lecture by Prof. Michael Schullos entitled: Akamas, Nature Myth Man – Biosphere Reserves, a comprehensive proposal by UNESCO
Inauguration of an exhibition at the Visitors’ Center in the Archaeological Site of Kato Pafosand the Medieval Castle of Pafos.

The event is co-organized by the International Council of Monuments and Sites – the Cyprus Section and the Department of Antiquities Cyprus, in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EU) and the International Day for Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS – UNESCO (18 April). It is held under the auspices of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works. There will be a publication of the exhibition by the Department of Antiquities and the Cyprus Section of ICOMOS.

A reception will follow.
Thursday, May 03, 2018, 18:00 – 21:00

Region : PAFOS
City : PAFOS MUNICIPALITY

1st Cyprus Accordion Festival
Concerts-Seminars-Workshops for all Music Lovers, Accordion Fans and Performers, Musicians both Professionals & Amateurs.

Suitable for both Kids and Adults.

Venue:
Pera Oreinis
Nicosia 2650, Cyprus
Phone: +357 22 621 359
Website: www.peraorinis.org

Free Entrance

ABOUT THE ACCORDION FESTIVAL
The main goal of the festival is to create awareness and educate people all over Cyprus, of all ages, about the wonderful Musical Instrument of Accordion. Through the various seminars and concerts organized all attendees and participants will have the opportunity to come in contact with the history, the music and in general the instrument of Accordion, giving them opportunity to learn and listen Accordion Music by the very best in the field.

The future goal of the festival is to attract event more visitors and participants from all over Cyprus and abroad. The Festival is organized at the village of Pera Oreinis giving people the opportunity to visit and to learn about this beautiful village in Cyprus.

The Festival is under the Auspices of Cultural Services of Ministry of Education & Culture Cyprus.

Free Entrance & Camping Space.
Food Stalls and Bar available in the Concert Area.

For more Info and registrations for the Seminars-Workshops visit the Festival’s website cyprusaccordionfestival.com/, Facebook: Cyprus Accordion Festival/Φεστιβάλ Ακορντεόν Κύπρου, Instagram:CyprusAccordionFest, Email: [email protected] or at +357 99 171 752.
From Friday, May 04, 2018 – 10:00
To Sunday, May 06, 2018 – 00:00

Lania Lanes and Courtyards 2018

Located in the Lemesos district, the small, traditional village of Lania sits in an altitude of 570 metres on the Troodos mountain range, just 25 km from Lemesos town. The village can be reached by following B8 road.

Lania is one of the grape cultivating villages of the island. Whilst its residents were mainly employed in the cultivation of vines – and the production of wines, Zivania (spirit) and Soutzoukos (grape sweet) in older times – due to urbanization, there are now only a few harvesters and grape producers left.

The women of the village open their yards to welcome visitors to their houses in the ‘Lanes and Courtyards of Lania’ event.
Walk along the picturesque lanes and visit their open courtyards.

Interesting sights include the old wine press, the Commandaria Storage Museum, and an old olive press. The church of Panagia Valana is located in the centre of the village, whilst the chapel of Panagia Valana can be found just outside the village, near a small picnic area and a park.

Dates: 5 + 6 / 5 / 2018
Saturday 11.00 – 17.00 Open courtyards
17.15 – 18.30 Music and dance
(Trimiklini ‘Double Bridge’ dance group and Trimiklini Primary School pupils)
Sunday 11.00 – 17.00 Open courtyards
17.15 – 18.30 Music and raffle
(‘The Goldfinches’ – violin and lute, and raffle)

Location:
Lania Village
Lemesos District
Troodos Mountains, Cyprus

During the weekend, you can also visit:
Olive mill, wine press, shoemaker’s museum, Commandaria museum, painters’ galleries, handmade jewellery workshop, library, tavernas/restaurants, coffee shops, museum shop, charity stall, herbal cosmetics.

Information: Jacqueline Owen: +357 99 920 264
From Saturday, May 05, 2018
To Sunday, May 06, 2018

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Anthestiria Festival 2018

In spring rhythms, colors and melodies we will be waiting for you at the most vibrant celebration of the year, in which the main avenue of Protaras will be flooded with chariots made of flowers in parade full of colours.

The Paralimni Municipality is reviving the cultural norm on the Famagusta Flower Festival on Saturday of May 2018 at 18:00 at Protaras Street (Hotel Avenue). Street Parade by organized groups of the Famagusta area.The procession will start from the place that take place the Famagusta events (over the Fig Tree Bay beach).

The revival of the “Panathinaia” feast will take place filling the air with music and enchanting dancers shall captivate all senses. What a better way to welcome summer in the cosmopolitan resort of Protaras than with a blend of flower essence in a blue horizon, as the event of the Anthestiria revitalizes the hearts of all of us and awakens our senses!

Location:
Protaras Avenue (Hotels Avenue),
Protaras, Ammochostos District, Cyprus

Saturday, May 05, 2018, 18:00

Region : AMMOCHOSTOS
City : PARALIMNI

Anthestiria – Larnaka Flower Parade
Annual spring Flower Festival.

Parade with decorated flower floats through the promenade and town centre, followed by a programme of entertainment with music and dances.

Location:
Foinikoudes (Palm Trees) Promenade
Athinon Avenue
Larnaka, Cyprus

Admission: Free

Time: 18:00 (parade) / 19:30 (entertainment programme)

Further Information: +357 24 629 333, +357 24 657 745
Sunday, May 06, 2018, 18:00

Region : LARNACA
City : LARNAKA MUNICIPALITY

Rose Festival

Τhis event is organised every year by the Agros Community Council and lasts for two weekends.

During the festival, visitors have the chance to visit the local workshops and learn all about the distillation of roses.They can also visit the rose exhibition and various kiosks that sell traditional products.
At the same time, people can enjoy folk dance and music performances throughout the course of the festival.

In the area there will be kiosks with food and drinks, while the community train will offer walks to young and old.

All the sights of the village are open for the public to see.

Dates: on the weekends of 12 & 13 May and on May 19 & 20, 2018.

Location:
Glafkos Clerides Sport Centre,
Agros village. Lemesos District,
Troodos, Cyprus

Contact Information:
Agros Community Council
30 Agros Avenue, 4860 Agros
Phone: +357 25 521 333, +357 99 645 575
Fax: +357 25 522 144

From Saturday, May 12, 2018
To Sunday, May 20, 2018

Anthestiria Feast in Germasogeia Municipality

The Municipality of Germasogeia organises the Feast of Anthestiria on Saturday and Sunday 19 & 20 May 2018 at Potamos tis Germasogheias with the slogan “Different Colors, Different Shapes, A Bouquet – The Beauty of Diversity”.

This two-day celebration will take place in two different venues:
1. In the parking lot of “Potamos tis Germasogeias”, where during the weekday, a flower market will take place, a flower exhibition, children’s playgrounds for creative childcare and a traditional café. There will also be a rich artistic program with the participation of well-known musical groups.

2. At the sea-front Germasogeia avenue on Sunday afternoon a parade of flower decorated chariots and line-ups of groups will take place with the participation of Cypriots and foreigners in a symbolic marching in support of cultural diversity, social integration and tackling social exclusion and discrimination.

From Saturday, May 19, 2018
To Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fashion Workshop by Filep Motwary

Course

An exciting creative workshop by clothing and costume designer, fashion curator, writer, photographer and journalist Filep Motwary.

Inspired by creations of master fashion designers participants will discover the importance of high-quality sewing, the difference between pret-a-porter and haute couture and where the two meet.

The aim is to encourage people to visualize the garment through a creative process such as drawing with pencil, painting, markers or through the collage method with scraps of fashion magazines.

Venue:
Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum
27 Arch. Makarios III Avenue
Kaimakli, Lefkosia 1020, Cyprus
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +357 22 456 099
Website: zampelasart.com

Admission fee: 30 Euro
Event language: Greek
Reservations by: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 – 16:00

3rd Nicosia Book Festival 2018
The Nicosia Book Festival returns for the third consecutive year, making the book lovers and friends very happy.

Book presentations by Cypriot and foreign writers, theatrical and musical performances, playgrounds for children, food, drinks and much more.

This year’s festival is presented by CYTA and the organisers are the Prometheus Research Institute, the Press and Information Office, the Cyprus Youth Organization and the Municipality of Strovolos.

The festival hosts represantations by bookstores, publishing houses, cultural and academic institutions in Cyprus and foreign countries as well as many writers.

Venue:
Acropolis Park
Strovolos, Lefkosia, Cyprus

https://www.nicosiabookfest.com/
From Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 10:00
To Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 22:00

1th Deryneia Strawberry Festival 2018
Located in the Ammochostos (Famagusta) district, the small town of Deryneia – originally known as ‘Yerinia’ – has a rich, ancient past and is likely to have been where settlers to the island arrived after the Trojan War.

As one of the fertile ‘red soil villages’ (Kokkinochoria), Deryneia is the main strawberry grower of the island, and is famous for its juicy, sweet fruit.

Visitors to the Strawberry Festival, (celebrating its 20th year in 2018), can enjoy complimentary plenty of fresh and delicious strawberries and their products, such as juice, jam, liquor and ice-cream.

Exhibition / stand for strawberry products and preparations
Kiosks with free fresh strawberries, liqueurs and fresh strawberry juice
Free kiosk with free strawberry ice cream for children
Kiosks with a wide variety of food, beverages and sweets
Children’s Corner with face painting, handicrafts and children’s toys

– Concert with Petros Imvrios and Triantaphyllos.

Location:
Anagennisi Stadium,
Deryneia, Cyprus

Free Entrance
Friday, May 25, 2018, 19:00 – 23:00

Region : AMMOCHOSTOS
City : DERYNEIA

18th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival 2018
Acknowledged all over the world as Cyprus’ most important annual classical music event, the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival is also recognised as one of Europe’s preeminent music festivals, having gained an unequalled reputation for the quality of its concerts as well as its enchanting atmosphere and settings. Inaugurated 18 years ago, the Pharos Festival was the first festival of chamber music to be established in Cyprus and it has so far attracted numerous of the world’s finest and most celebrated musicians, while it has garnered thousands of enthusiastic music lovers from all over the world, who visit the island especially to be part of this exceptionally uplifting music experience. The International Pharos Chamber Music Festival also maintains a strong tradition of community service, having made chamber music more accessible to the general public and giving the unique opportunity to students of public schools, as well as young instrumentalists from all over the world, to benefit through its educational activities at absolutely no cost!

Organiser Contact Details:
Pharos Arts Foundation
24 Dem. Severis Avenue
1080 Lefkosia, Cyprus
Phone: +357 22 663 871
Email: [email protected]

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday 31 May – Monday 4 June @ Royal Manor House, Kouklia
Royal Manor House, Kouklia
Kouklia, Palaipafos
Phone: +357 22 663 871
Fax: +357 22 663 538
Five chamber concerts with some of the world’s most renowned soloists in an exciting and wide-ranging programme.