Events Calendar – Issue 5

8th October 2012

From  10th September to 17th October

Bellapais International North Cyprus Music Festival.  All concerts start at 8.30pm.  Tickets 30TL from Deniz Plaza, The Dome Hotel. Bellapais Gardens Hotel, Kybele Restaurant and the Abbey Box Office.

Every Monday and Wednesday “Friends Line Dancers – The Punjab, Lapta. Beginners  Level on Wednesdays.   Times  10:00 am – 12:00 noon.   For more information   Tel:   0533 8215185 / 0542 8820366 
9th October – Tuesday  lllNCCCT

NCCCT Coffee Morning at the Mountain View Hotel 10.30am to mid-day. 

10th October – Wednesday

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services – Afternoon Tea Talk at The Mountain View Hotel at 3pm.

Note:  Due to illness Ruth Partridge is not able to give the proposed talk and this has been replaced by Edward Barrett who will be talking about “Mayors He Has Known”.

The entrance charge is 12TL and there will be the normal afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and tea or coffee.  Following the talk Mike Plant will do his amusing performance with the raffle followed by the goodie bag.  Always worth going for!  To book contact Brenda on 0533 840 1834 or Jenny on 0533 876 1483

11th October – Thursday

ATA are pleased to welcome back Anton Bantock who will be presenting a talk about “a journey up the Nile”, at The Mountain View Hotel at 12 noon for 12:30 pm. There will be a lunch of Soup, a plate of 2 mezes and hellim in pitta, and coffee or tea.   The talk will follow at approx.  13:30-14:30 pm and after the talk coffee or tea with cake will be served.

Cost to Members 20TL and  Non-members 25TL

Bookings by email  to  ata.events@yahoo.com  or Telephone  Yasmin  0533 848 5769

12th October – Friday

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services – Auntie Plantie presents a 60’s gig at the Mountain View Hotel. 7.30pm -late.  Invitations at 50TL per person which includes supper and all local drinks from 8pm – 11pm.  Book at Lambousa Market or telephone Brenda on 0533 840 1834 or Jenny on 0533 876 1483

12th October – Friday

Piano Recital by Gűlsin Onay at Bellapais Abbey at 8.30pm – programme includes pieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Saygun.  Tickets 30TL obtainable from Deniz Plaza shops, Bellapais Ticket Office, Hotel Bellapais Gardens, Dome Hotel, Kybele Restaurant.

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31st October Friday    

The Bandabuliya Yelpaze Project

A series of three workshops for making traditional Cypriot hand-made fans from date palm leaves, with the techniques of knotting and weaving, will be held at the Bandabuliya in Lefkoşa.  Anyone interested will be able to participate free of charge.   Anyone who is interested in participating, in learning, helping, or simply observing, is welcome!

Under the guidance of Sidestreets, teachers and students from Atatürk Technical Lyceum will be leading workshops: at the Bandabuliya Square in Lefkoşa

These events are funded by the European Union and supported by UNDP Partnership for the Future as part of the “Bandabuliya Cultural Activities” project series.

For further information –  telephone:  0392 229 3070

14th October – Sundayl

Lapta Municipality is holding its first cycle tour Sunday commencing at 08.00 and meeting at Akcan Cycle Shop in Alsancak.

Bicycles will be available for rent at 15TL from the cycle shop and entry for the cycle tour is free.  The minimum age for taking part is 10 years old.   For rental of a bicycle and/or to have a meal after the event, please book before 12th October.

After the cycle tour there will be a meal at the Sempati Hotel and this will be Chicken Kebab, Rice, Salad and chips and also a soft drink at 15TL per person. 

For further information please contact Berke Ertopaloğlu on 0533 834 9878

14th October – Sunday

Lefkoşa Marathon in aid of the Kemal Saracoğlu Foundation. Organised by the Lefkoşa Belediye.  All ages welcome – choice of distances.  The event starts at 17.00 – entries to be registered by 15.30 latest.  At least 3 sponsors required for each entrant at 10TL each.  For more details contact – 0533 861 4860.

15th October – MondaylllNCCCT

NCCCT Bingo night at the Ravine, Alsancak starting at 8pm

There is still a rollover jackpot of 1200 TL just waiting to be won. 

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NCCCT Brunch at Jasmine Court Hotel.  Tickets 40TL which include a lovely brunch and can be obtained from the NCCCT Heartbeat Shop, The Hut or by telephoning –   0533 865 0758

20th October – Saturday 

The Olive Press, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, are proud to offer all members the opportunity to join us for a special night of entertainment. For more details click Talk by Major Brian Thomas MBE (Ret’d)

25th October – Thursday

RBL – Talk at The Courtyard, Karakum commencing 11.30am for 12 noon start.   Available to members and their guests, 5TL for Members and 10TL Non-members – Lunch is not included, however the Courtyard’s full lunch or snack bar menu will be available (Members eligible for 10% discount on production of valid membership card).

Christina Smith, Vice Consul with the British High Commission (BHC), Cyprus will be talking about Consular Assistance. This is your opportunity to come and hear how the Consular Section of the BHC can help you. Christina will welcome any questions you may have about how the British High Commission can assist you in Cyprus. 

Reservations required  by email: events@rblkyrenia.com or telephone: 0533 8736876

31st October – Wednesday The Olive Press – Halloween from 4.30pm . For more details click Halloween
5th November – Monday

EVENT NOW CANCELLED

RBL – Supper and Talk –‘Shadows of Empire’ by the cultural historian Dorothy Betts at 7.30pm at the Deniz Kizi hotel in Alsancak. Mrs Betts wrote the booklet ‘Shadows of Empire’ to coincide with the unveiling in 2009 of the memorial to 371 servicemen killed in the Cyprus Emergency campaign of the 1950’s. It is the story of the old British cemetery in Kyrenia along with some of its incumbents including Victoria Cross winner Sergeant Samuel McGaw.  Cost of tickets to be confirmed.

5th November – Monday

“The Weakest Link” to be held at Jasmine Court Hotel, proceeds in aid of SPOT.  Tickets are 50TL and include a 4-course meal and can be obtained from Lambousa Market on Saturdays or by telephoning – 0533 872 4160.  There will be raffle with some really good prizes and there are some well-known names already lined up to face “Anne Robinson” so don’t delay in booking a place as this has proved to be a very popular event in the past.

6th  November –  Tuesdaylll

News received from RBL on 26th September advising that the date of the Poppy Ball has now been changed to Tuesday 6th November.  All other details remain the same.

RBL Kyrenia Branch will be holding their Poppy Ball at the Cratos Premium Hotel in Catalkoy, starting at 7.30pm. This is open to members and guests. Tickets are 130TL for members and 150TL for non-members.  A deposit of 30TL will be required when booking which can be done at Lambousa Saturday Market. There will be a coach from Karsiyaka on a first come first served basis. Discounted accommodation is offered by the Cratos and reservations should be made by contacting Jacqui Smith at the Cratos on 0533 8203105.

Entertainment is being planned including an eight piece jazz combo band and also the sensational Simon Barter, along with a few surprises on the night.

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Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch – Poppy Walk 11am starting and finishing at JK’s Bar.  This is a fun and sociable event designed for all ages and capabilities including wheelchair entries and will take the form of a flat and easy circular 5Km route, which includes part of the new coastal path thanks to the Lapta Belediyesi, followed by a second 5km circular around Lapta village. Fancy dress is optional but actively encouraged and JK’s are planning to have a bouncy castle plus live entertainment on the day.  Branch member Lord Maginnis of Drumglass has kindly agreed to launch the walk on the day.

The cost to participate is 10tl (or 20tl on the day) and registration forms and sponsorship forms are available from the RBL stall at the Lambousa market, the Courtyard Inn in Karakum or online at: http://www.rblkyrenia.com/events/event_poppywalk.html  Everyone is welcome to participate.

11th November – Sundayll

Remembrance Sunday service at the Old British Cemetery at 12.25pm The Rev. Richard Frost will be officiating, he has now been officially nominated as the Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch, Chaplain. The service will be followed by lunch at the Ship Inn, Karaoğlanoğlu at 30TL Bookings required through the Entertainment Secretary by emailing event@rblkyrenia.com or telephone 0533 8736876

16th November – Friday

Children in Need Foundation (CINF) Winter Ball at the Cratos Premium Hotel, Çatalkőy.  The Manhattans will be performing their fabulous tribute act.   The event starts at 7pm – black tie/cocktail or evening dress.  Tickets are 140TL (£50) and includes a 3-course set meal and local drinks plus imported key spirits.

To book a place for this fabulous evening contact – Laurence on floydlaurence@googlemail.com  (tel: 0533 879 6892) or Mally on mally-torris@yahoo.co.uk  (tel: 0533 853 9499)

18th November – Sundayll

Friends of the TRNC Emergency Services are organizing a Treasure Hunt around Girne, starting with a meal at Café George in the Plaza area.  This should be a good fun day. More details to follow later.

19th November – Mondayl

CESV will be at Sinya Restaurant in Tatlisu where they will be starting first aid evenings from 7pm to 9pm.  All adults are welcome so why not go along and learn some life saving skills in a friendly informal group.

If anyone is interested in joining the CESV team contact Steve Collard on 0548 845 5927 or go along to Tatlisu on the 19th November for a chat.

26th November – Monday

Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch Annual General Meeting – venue and time to be advised later