September 30, 2023


By Margaret Sheard ….

Saturday, 23rd June, was the annual Glastonvicki Music Festival at the Black Olive Cafe in Alsancak and the rear garden was very full with the many people who had gone along to enjoy an afternoon and evening of music in aid of charity.

The event started at 3pm with the NormAl Band and was followed by Janine, John Mike Alan, Chris and John, Laura and Al, Pete, Denise Mike Mike, Ibo and Ed with Stingray, which by then was well into the evening.

Entrance was 10TL and almost 3,000TL was raised to be shared between the two charities which Vicki had selected to be given a donation from the event – Umut Eğitim ve Kűltűr Evi and FARC (Famagusta Animal Rehoming Canines).  Sponsors were Creditwest, Black Olive General Builders and Cyprus Underwater Explorers.

There were a lot of stalls selling their wares –  funky tops and accessories by Splink, summer dresses from Denise, wonderful jewellery by Dawn Gemstones and ding dong Avon calling yes they had their very own Avon lady, the ever bubbly Deniz. There was also a fun Photo Booth, so there was plenty to see and do while listening to the great music.

NormAl Band

Vicki would like to say a big thank you to some of her helpers and to the musicians who gave up their time to perform.  Ed who held everything together, to Richard W Currie and Diane Currie who are always there to help me, my number one girl Yelis Sezener who didn’t stop all night. Gemini and Louise Duffield for keeping everyone watered at the bar, Caitlan, Chris and Sally for all of their running around and Kai Fletcher my  top door man, and of course Unal Karaca for all of his hard hot work in the kitchen. Thank you all so much for your support xx 

Ed Sezener and Stingray joined by his daughter Pearl

We weren’t able to stay very long but enjoyed seeing the event for the first time and saying hello to many people we knew.  No doubt there were more people coming to enjoy the music for the rest of the day to make this such a successful event.  Well done Vicki and your crew.




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