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13th Lemesos International Documentary Festival

Lemesos International Documentary Festival returns to the big screen for the 13th consecutive year, presenting human stories and subversive documentaries.

The Festival showcases creative documentaries from Cyprus and the world on the first week of August, every year. It aims at engaging the audience with its wide array of films and subject matters, offering a unique opportunity for alternative access to information and a creative dialogue on issues that concern the contemporary citizen.

The festival is expanding this year, also to the city of Pafos with screenings on August 9 and 10, while on August 10 the Festival will close it’s program at the Almyra Hotel with a musical event.

More than 20 new titles coming up in this year’s Festival lineup!
More than 20 documentaries telling stories about love, diversity, crisis and war, music and rhythm, money and poverty. A really exciting week for the cinema.

The festival will be held at the Evagoras Lanitis Center, in the heart of the old town of Lemesos, next to the Medieval Castle.

Venue:
Evagoras Lanitis Center,
Queen Berengaria Street
(Medieval Castle Area)
Lemesos, Cyprus
Phone: +357 25 342 123
Fax: +357 25 342 125

Fengaros Festival 2018
The biggest and most exciting festival in Cyprus moves next to the beach, at the Journalists’ Village in Pervolia, and announces the most ambitious line-up of its 8 year journey. Acclaimed international artists will perform at the festival’s stages, thus including Cyprus in their European tours for the first time. This year’s line up balances between world-renowned artists like Joan As Police Woman from New York, TootArd from Golan Heights, Deerhoof from San Francisco and up-and-coming talents such as the South African Alice Phoebe Lou and Berliners Tau. At the same time, Fengaros Festival has chosen the most interesting acts of the current Greek music scene such as Σtella, Negros tou Moria and Bazooka, among others, and just like every year it will present the best and most active bands from Cyprus.

22 acts and DJs in total will perform at the festival’s Field and Playground stages from Thursday, August 2nd until Saturday, August 4th in an idyllic setting by the sea.

Location:
Journalists’ Village
Farou 9, Pervolia,
7560 Larnaka, Cyprus
Phone: 7000 7610
Website: www.fengaros.com
Social media: www.facebook.com/Fengaros

Tickets/Info: www.fengaros.com
Tickets Presale: 21.50 Euro One-day / 37.50 Euro Three-day
Tickets at the door (if Available): 25 Euro One-day / 45 Euro Three-day

2nd Agricultural Festival

The Cyprus Agricultural Payments Organization will organize the 2nd Agricultural Festival on August 3, 4 and 5, 2018 in the Lemesis District.

Free Admission

The aim of this event is to inform the applicants through cultural events of the role of CAPO and the participation of local companies as well as the promotion of various Cypriot dishes of Cypriot culture.

Through this festival, locals and tourists will get acquainted with Cypriot culture and will be informed about the European and national programs that CAPO subsidizes. In addition, informative lectures / speeches will be held on the Agency’s measures. During the festival will be honored people who in any way contributed to the cultural heritage of our country.

In the festival, companies will have the opportunity to participate, in exhibitions related to the production and marketing of agricultural products, wineries, dairies, sweetshops, and other exhibitors related to the agricultural profession. The venue will be formed with small stands that will be rented and exhibitors will be able to advertise and / or sell the various products they will exhibit at the festival.

At the same time the three-day festival will present a rich cultural artistic program.

The above festival will be under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus.
From Friday, August 03, 2018
To Sunday, August 05, 2018

Platanistasa Hazel Tree Festival

Platanistasa village in Pitsilia region, invites everyone to its famous and unique Hazel Tree Festival.

The festival is organised by Platanistasa’s Emigrants Association in collaboration with the Church Committee, supported by the Community Council, all other organisations of the village and the Troodo’s Tourism Board.

Location:
Platanistasa village
(northern side of Troodos in Pitsilia region, 14 km southwest of Mitsero)
Pitsilia Region, Troodos Mountains
Lefkosia District, Cyprus

Programme:
Saturday 4/8/2018
17:00 – 19:00 – An exciting walk in the hazel tree forest and tour to all sights referred to in Sunday programme.
20:00 – Opening ceremony.
20:30 – Dinner, music and dancing in the beautiful village square (for reservations please call tel> +357 99 218 713).
Greek music will be performed by the well known Musician Demetris Mesimeris and his band.
Sunday 5/8/2018
11:00 – 13:00 – An exciting walk in the hazel tree forest.
– Traditional music and dancing by the famous folk dance group “Akrites Yeriou”.
20:00 – Greek music performed by Andros Efrem.
– In the village square you can buy grilled traditional local sausages and halloumi cheese, souvlaki and other street food as well as traditional sweets.
– Traditional local products will also be available to buy.

18th Festival of Folklore and Traditional dances

This event will be held for the 18th consecutive year with the participation of 60 Greek and Cypriot dancers in total, overwhelming the Pissouri Community Amphitheater with approximately 1000 spectators, locals and foreigners, confirming that this institution is one of the biggest cultural events of the Limassol province.

The professional musicians and musicians who will accompany the dancing ensembles with music will continue to entertain the attendees (spectators, guests, dancers and contributors) at the end of the event at the established party organized by the Group.

Venue:
Amphitheatre of Pissouri
Palaiou Scholiou 4607, Pissouri,
Lemesos District, Cyprus
Phone: +357 25 222 292

Free Entrance

Food and Drink: 15 Euro

Reservations only at +357 437 783

12th Euro Mediterranean Folk Star and Gold Star Festival 2018

Euro Mediterranean Folk Star and Gold Star Festival 2018 of traditional dances.

With the participation of groups from Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Georgia.

Programme:
Monday 6/8/2018
20:00 – Wellcoming of the groups at the Limassol Municipality Parade through St. Andrew street to the Medieval Castle tiil the Old Port sea front and along the promenade.
Tuesday 7/8/2018
20:30 – Opening Ceremony at Lemesos Old Port Square
Wednesday 8/8/2018
20:30 – Golden Stars Awards at Marios Tokas Municipal Garden Theatre
Thursday 9/8/2018
20:30 – Park in Agios Ioannis area opposite Sklavenitis supermarket
Friday 10/8/2018
20:30 – Closing Ceremony at Church yard of Agia varvara

Free Entrance

For further information call at +357 25 878 744, +357 25 745 919.
From Tuesday, August 07, 2018
To Friday, August 10, 2018

Windcraft Music Fest 5

The music of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean meets with the tradition of jazz and modern electronic sounds at this year’s Windcraft Music Fest! Get ready for a two-day music fiesta, in which the winds have the leading role; where tradition and modernity co-exist; where you can listen to good music and feel good cheer everywhere!
The 5th Windcraft Music Fest will take place on 11&12 August 2018 at the lovely village of Katydata, Lefkosia region. Inspired by different music traditions of the world, nine music groups formed by renowned musicians from Cyprus and abroad, will present their very personal music projects on three stages: the Inn, the Orchard and the Little Square.
Having been established as one of the loveliest summer music events of the Cypriot countryside, the Windcraft Music Fest promises to continue presenting music concerts of the highest level, while aiming to blend harmonically the past with the present, creating the right circumstances for human interaction, cultural understanding and celebration!

//THE LINE-UP//
Saturday 11/08/2018:
The Paphos Big Band (CY)
Alkis Agathokleous Quintet (CY)
“LEVANT PROJECT” – Giannis Koutis (CY), Vahan Galstyan (AM), Ruven Ruppik (DE)
Uriel Herman Quartet (ISR)
THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE: Marios Takoushis & Stelios Xydias (CY)
Sunday 12/08/2018:
Dimitris Baslam: “SOFIA THE BEE” (GR/CY)
Marlia project (CY)
Chouska (GR)
Windcraft Band (CY)
Captain Stambolov (FR)

Check the detailed programme at: www.windcraftmusicfest.com

Tickets:
20 Euro – one day, 25 Euro – two days. Children under 12 years old, workshop and parallel activities FREE.
Online ticket pre-sales: until 10th August through the website Eventbrite.com.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/windcraft-music-fest-5-1112-aug-2018-tickets-46473690058

Information: Tel. +357 22 377 748, [email protected]
Free camping site with toilets and shower. Hotels and agrotouristic pensions available in the nearby villages (Kakopetria, Kalopanayiotis, Spilia, Galata etc.)

19th Paradise Jazz Festival

Paradise Jazz Festival is a beloved cultural event which takes place every summer at beautifull Pomos Village, in Pafos, Cyprus since 1999
…for quality music and landscape lovers…

The Paradise Jazz Festival is back for its 19th edition, with a delightful two day program, at its favourite spot, the Paradise Place in the beautiful village of Pomos, Pafos, on Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th of August 2018, from 21:30.

For Jazz lovers or not, students, tourists, locals, from all cities, all ages, all nationalities.
This wonderful festival is for everyone!

Location:
Pomos Village
(Pomos is a village in the Paphos District of Cyprus, located 17 km northeast of Polis Chrysochous).
Relax, chill-out, kick off your shoes, sip on a long refreshing drink, and enjoy the company of staff, after all, you are in Paradise. The Place is unique. Situated in Pomos, in the north-western corner of Cyprus, the area blessed with a wonderful dramatic rocky coastline and villages where time is still valued. The building is delightfully quirky in character: but then, it is the home of the famous Paradise Jazz Festival.

17 of August 2018
Moon Waxing Crescent illumination: 42%
18 of August 2018
First Quarter Illumination: 52%

9th CubaMiSalsa Festival In Cyprus 2018

20 – 26 of August 2018 (Vacation Week)
24 – 26 of August 2018 (Festival Weekend)

Every year we come back, bringing you some of the Best Artists Worldwide and create for you a magical week & weekend full of dance, fun, learning and emotions.

Venue:
Mediterranean Beach Hotel
71, Amathus Avenue, 4533 Agios Tychonas
Lemesos, Cyprus
Phone: +357 25 559 999
Website: http://www.medbeach.com/

For further information & reservations:
EMAIL: [email protected]
TEL.: +357 99 081 622, +357 97 716 525

Cinema: “Beauty and the Beast” – Faneromeni 18 Arts Festival

The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation collaborates with the “Friends of Cinema Society” for a series of free-admission screenings that promise to turn the courtyard of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation into an outdoor cinema for this summer’s funniest, most fascinating and delightful movies.

“Beauty and the Beast” traces the wonderful journey of Belle, a beautiful, fierce young girl who is confined by a Monster to his castle. In spite of her fears, Belle befriends the enchanted objects that inhabit the castle and learns how to look past the Monster’s uncanny presence, discovering the noble heart of a Prince hidden within.

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline

With Greek subtitles

Venue:
Courtyard of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
86-88-90 Phaneromenis street
P.O.Box 21995
1515 Lefkosia, Cyprus
Tel. +357 22 128 157
Fax +357 22 662 898
[email protected]
www.boccf.org

Free Entrance
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 21:00

The Cyprus Hip-Hop Festival 2018

August will close this year with the biggest Hip-Hop Festival in Cyprus!

The Cyprus Hip-Hop Festival will take place for the fifth consecutive year in the capital of the island, in the heart of old Lefkosia, at the RED Music Stage.

Place:
RED Music Stage
Dionysou 15
Old Town Hall Square
Lefkosia 1016, Cyprus
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +357 22 767 711

Entry will be fifteen (15) Euro.
The sale of limited tickets at twelve (12) Euro will start in early August.

Telephone number: +347 99 885 773.

All lovers of hip-hop music and culture are invited to attend a unique night with DJs, MCs, BeatBox and Breaking.

 

Septemberfest – Nicosia Beer Fun Festival 2018

DISPLAY ART PLC is organising for the eighth consecutive time, from August 28 to September 3, 2018, the authentic and highly acclaimed SEPTEMBERFEST NICOSIA BEER FUN FESTIVAL. It is a fact that Septemberfest has been established as an annual event and is the largest Beer Festival in Cyprus.

SEPTEMBERFEST NICOSIA BEER FUN FESTIVAL is also dedicated this year to our fellow citizens with financial problems and especially to our young people. Formal supporters of the Festival are the Aglantzia Municipality Youth Councils, the Municipality of Strovolos, the Municipality of Latsia, the Municipality of Lakatamia, the Municipality of Engomi, the Municipality of Yeri and the Municipality of Dali.

Venue:
National Forest Park of the Pedagogical Academy
Larnakos Avenue
Aglantzia, 2100 Lefkosia, Cyprus

From Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 20:00
To Monday, September 03, 2018 – 23:59

” Il barbiere di Siviglia” – 20th Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus 2018
The 20th Pafos Aphrodite Festival opens its curtain with Gioachino Rossini’s masterpiece Il barbiere di Siviglia (The barber of Seville) on the 31st of August, 1st and 2nd of September at the Square of the Medieval Castle in Pafos in a production by the Italian organisation C.I.A.L.M. – Teatro Lirico Italiano in collaboration with the Ventidio Basso Ascoli Piceno Theatre and the participation of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Venue:
Pafos Medieval Castle
Harbour Area, Kato Pafos, Cyprus

Ticket Prices: 25 Euro, 40 Euro, 50 Euro and 70 Euro

There will be a simultaneous translation in Greek, English and Russian via subtitles

For further information the public may contact Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus in Pafos on +357 26 822 218 and at www.pafc.com.cy

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The barber of Seville) is an opera buffa in two acts with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s homonymous theatrical trilogy, Le Barbier de Séville (1775).

The première of Rossini’s opera (under the title Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’ inutile precauzione – The barber of Seville or The useless precaution) took place on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina, in Rome.

It constitutes a masterpiece of the operatic repertoire with a joyful mood, bursting with lovely melodies and arias, vividness and musical improvisations. Rossini completed the composition and orchestration of the opera as well in just 24 days, which is considered record time even for that era.

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The barber of Seville): The plot
The plot of the opera unfolds in 17th century Seville. The resourceful Figaro, the barber of Seville, agrees to help Count Almaviva win the heart of Rosina. Doctor Bartolo, the guardian of Rosina, plans to marry Rosina himself and hence tries to prevent the couple from falling in love with each other using various tricks. In the end, however, Count Almaviva manages to trick doctor Bartolo and marry his beloved Rosina.
From Friday, August 31, 2018
To Sunday, September 02, 2018

Lemesos Wine Festival 2018

The Wine Festival is an event directly related to the human factor. This is a cultural event that people organise immemorial when similar feasts with reference to wine organized.

The Wine Festival in Lemesos can be seen, somehow, as a variant, like the revival of worship celebrations in honor of Dionysus, the god of the vine and wine, like Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love, which were held in antiquity. During these events, the people worshiped their gods, but first and foremost cared for his own amusement.

The Festival takes place in the Lemesos (Limassol) Municipal Gardens, which are situated on the east side of the town near the sea.

There is an entrance fee which is payable at the gate, of which there are three. On entry to the Festival through the main entrance, situated on the south, you will see a giant statue of a Cypriot village winegrower in his traditional local costume.

This has been the emblem of the Wine Festival since the 1961. There are pavilions on both sides of the main entrance belonging to the wineries of Lemesos (Limassol): ETKO, KEO, LOEL, SODAP, and LAONA, where the visitors can taste, free of charge, all kinds of wines. It must be emphasized that all the wines offered to all visitors in unlimited quantities is free of charge with the compliments of the Lemesos (Limassol) Municipality.

Every evening about 15,000 visitors come along to the Festival, to enjoy the happy and jolly atmosphere of people feasting with wine, delicious local dishes, at fixed low prices, local dances and songs and theatrical plays with comedy, humor and satire.

One night in the Limasol’s wine festival is an opportunity for every person to live the Greek tradition of the Dionysiac celebrations, when all inhabitants of Attica, citizens or farmers, sat at common banquets, offered free by the state, tasted the new wines and participate in the mass dances,songs, poetry and drama. During these celebrations a number of slaves were set free, whilst those still in slavery were allowed a spell of independence and entertainment. As then, here are the free banquets, the free wine, but there are no slaves to free, you can get free from every care of life from social conventions and formalities, from daily needs and worries of life.

Venue:
Lemesos Municipal Gardens
28th October Avenue
Lemesos, Cyprus

Time: weekdays 19:00 – 23:00, Saturday & Sunday 19:00 – 23:30 Wine Festival

For further information visit www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy
From Friday, August 31, 2018
To Sunday, September 09, 2018