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Italian cultural month > Festival time in Cyprus June 10, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Cyprus, Arts Exhibitions Cyprus, Arts Festivals, Music Life Live Gigs.

Travels to Italy are usually associated with eating vast amounts of delicious food and spending hours sightseeing. Then there’s all the cultural activities that seem endless, be it a visit to a Museum or watching a theatre performance, there’s nothing quite like the passion of the locals when they put on a show or sweep you away with a breathtaking concert.

Forget hopping on a plane to enjoy everything the beautiful country of Cyprus has to offer as the Italian Embassy has brought a taste of Italy to our doorstep this summer. For some renaissance and baroque music you can go along to a concert by the Musica Ricercata Ensemble set to play in Nicosia on June 15 and Larnaca on June 16. Based in Florence and often travelling around the world to put on shows, the chamber music ensemble will be playing pieces from the 15th to the 17th century. Some of it is dedicated to the myth of Aphrodite, while other pieces played were composed for Shakespeare’s theatre.

June 22 marks the opening of ‘Mythos’, an exhibition of modern and contemporary art at the Evagoras Lanitis Centre in Limassol. ‘Mythos’ has already met with great success in Athens and Monte Carlo and will continue its tour to other European capitals once it closes in Cyprus. With over 70 works, there will be a number of great artists on show including Sartorio, Chini, De Chirico and Kounellis. All the work draws on the rich myths and legends shared in the Mediterranean culture.

As the festival draws to a close at the end of July, you may be interested in going along to a concert by Lucio Calla in the Municipal Garden Theatre of Limassol where he’ll be singing his heart out with some of the best hits of his 30-year career. Viva Italia!

Musica Ricercata Ensemble
June 15 >
Castelliotissa Hall, Nicosia, 8.30pm
June 16 > Larnaca Medieval Fort, Larnaca, 9pm.
Free Entrance. For info call 22 357718.

Mythos > Exhibition of modern and contemporary Italian art.
Opens June 22, 7.30pm, until July 22. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Carob Mill, Limassol. Visiting hours 10am-1pm and 5pm-10pm daily. Saturday and Sunday 5pm-10pm. For info call 25 342123.

Lucio Dalla > A contemporary music concert.
July 27 >
Municipal Garden Theatre, Limassol. 9pm.
For info call 25 878744.

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