Category Archive: Art and Culture

Crystals: Some Book Suggestions

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By Mo Davies…… The Crazy Crone…….. Before I go on to talk about individual crystals, I thought I’d mention a few books I’ve found useful. On the whole I’m not a great one… Continue reading

Cyprusscene Announces Tour of Demetra George and ATEŞ and DIVA

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On November 24, 2016, a hot new show premiered at Bellapais Abbey entitled ATEŞ and DİVA. It was the brainchild of Demetra George Mustafaoglu, former Miss Oklahoma, Grammy List Nominee and Recipient of the US… Continue reading

Turkish Cypriot Artists, Semra Bayhanli and Sevcan Cerkez

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By Chris Krzentz…….. For this article we have a different type of subject as I recorded a video interview with Turkish Cypriot twins, Semra Bayhanli and Sevcan Cerkez and my dear friend Tuncer Bagiskan, the… Continue reading

Nitovikla Garden Hotel – a visit with Kuzey Kibris and Nord Zypern

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By Margaret Sheard ….. We met up with Chris and Fred (alias Kuzey Kibris and Nord Zypern) for breakfast at the Osman Ağa Kultűr Evi in Iskele and, as on our previous visit,… Continue reading

The Turkish Cypriot Presidential Symphony Orchestra February Concerts

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For lovers of classical music, we are delighted to bring news of the Turkish Cypriot Presidential Symphony Orchestra concerts during February 2017. Conductor, Ali Hoca Solists: Çellistanbul (Çağ Erçağ, Melih Kara, Murat Berk,… Continue reading

North Cyprus Exhibition: In search of Istiklal’s hidden women

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We have received news of a fascinating event which promises to be an excavation of history through image and sound which is to be held at the ancient Bedesten in Lefkosa when there… Continue reading

Doğanköy Community Association Craft Mornings

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We are starting a fortnightly Ladies Craft Morning on January 31st 2017 from 11.00 until about 13.00 (1pm). This will be held in the Doğanköy Coffee Shop No matter what your crafting skills are… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus, a country with Abandoned History

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By Chris Elliott……. We have received news from Oya Kutsal of a book-signing event which will be held on 24th January at the Pia Bella hotel at 17.00pm where there will be a guest… Continue reading

Doğanköy (Thermia) Church Art Exhibition on 19th-20th November 2016 – 3

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By Kathy Martin… On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016, Ahmet Abdulazız held his exhibition of art in the Doğanköy (Thermia) Church.

Skala – Larnaka’s Turkish Cypriot quarter

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Living near Iskele you become very aware of the town’s close links with Larnaka. There is a monument to Turkish Cypriots from there who died in inter-communal clashes, the town’s football team is… Continue reading

Symposium and Exhibition “The Touch of Paper” at Ismet Vehit Güney Art Centre Nicosia

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By Heidi Trautmann……… 23rd November to 2nd December:  The Touch of Paper – Symposium and Exhibition at Ismet Vehit Güney Art Centre Nicosia On the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the KKSD/ACPA… Continue reading

Doğanköy (Thermeia) Church Art Exhibition 19th-20th November 2016 – Stop Press

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By Kathy Martin… STOP PRESS The Doğanköy Community Association would like to REMIND you that on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016, Ahmet Abdulaziz is holding an exhibition of his art in… Continue reading

Barnabas the musical arrives in Kyrenia on Friday 11-11-16

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By Carol Blackwell Gibbs………   Friday 11th November at The Colony hotel’s roof top theatre see the start of the Cyprus musical tour of “Barnabas”.

Doğanköy (Thermeia) Church Art Exhibition and sale of our local artist Ahmet Abdulaziz’s paintings on 19th-20th November 2016

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By Kathy Martin… On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016, Ahmet Abdulaziz is holding an exhibition of his art in the Doğanköy (Thermeia) Church.

Barnabas is coming to Famagusta on Saturday 12th November

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Barnabas, the musical by Roger Jones of Christian Music Ministries, will be performed in Famagusta on Saturday November 12th at the Dee European Hotel at 7pm. Doors open 6.15pm. Ticket details are as… Continue reading

Turksoy Opera days 2016 came to Bellapais Abbey

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  By Demetra George Mustafaoglu…….. Sunday night after a performance in Famagusta, the Turksoy Opera days moved to the Bellapais Abbey stage and opened the concert with two wonderful pieces by the home… Continue reading

Crowds flock to Eco Day at Buyukkonuk 2016

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By Steven Roberts…….   The normally quiet village of Buyukkonuk (or to use its original Arabic name – Kobi Kebir) attracted thousands of people to its ‘Eco Day’ on Sunday 9th October 2016. The… Continue reading

Barnabas, The Musical comes to Kyrenia on Friday November 11th 2016

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Composed & Conducted by Roger Jones of Christian Music Ministries   By Carol Blackwell-Gibbs   This musical is an exciting tour of a brand new musical based on the life of Barnabas from… Continue reading