It may be the first weeks of September and officially the start of autumn but Nicosia hotels are as busy as ever welcoming their guests for late holiday breaks and last minute getaways. That’s no surprise…
In some European countries, there’s still a week or two before schools and colleges return yet a distinct chill in the early morning air. But here in Nicosia, a ferocious Cyprus sun still rides high in a cloudless sky. Average temperatures push up the mercury to between 31-34C every single day. Many of the best hotels in Nicosia will be taking bookings from both dedicated sun worshippers and cultural explorers for a while longer yet.
Rich diversity of performing arts
Boutique lifestyle and authentic experience often go hand in hand. Many island visitors will be drawn to the annual “Kypria” International festival held in September since 1993. This year, between 1st September and 10th October, acclaimed international artists are featured alongside Cypriot and Greek performers, drawn from a rich diversity of dance, theatre, music, the visual arts and cinema.
Live art performance by well-known local talent, Lia Haraki, ushered in the festival with a unique live mix of dance, music, and artworks to be experienced “on the streets of old Nicosia, in old shop windows, in forgotten alleys and squares”.
Festival theatre also started with KA-F-KA, a contemporary dance and multimedia performance of “a body overwhelmed” by the French Orian Dance Company, presented over two days at the THOC New Stage, Nicosia. Next is a presentation “Broken Glass” (Pattihio Municipal Theatre, Limassol, 9th -12th September) by celebrated American playwright, Henry Miller (1891- 1980). A couple examine their relationship, past trauma and fear of the unknown, which can all prevent an individual from moving forward in their life.
Drama continues to unfold in Nicosia
Early September also brings world-renowned American jazz performer and nine-times Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton with her band to the Nicosia Municipal Theatre (6th – 7th) and “Threttanelo” – puppetry set to music by eight Greek / Cypriot musicians and actors (Paphos Gardens – 7th | 8th | 14th | 15th).
More drama continues to unfold in Nicosia at the Dionyssos Theatre (18th | 19th | 22nd) where a production of “Lorenzaccio”, by French playwright Alfred De Musset (1810-1857) is based on historical events in 1537 surrounding Lorenzo de Medici and the restoration of the Republic in Florence.
Seeing out September, includes “The Arrow That Does Not Hurt” a Pocket Theatre production for both adults and children on the theme of togetherness and empathy at THOC Main Stage, Nicosia ( 20th | 21st | 22nd | 27th), and “A Comedy of Errors”, the enduring tale of two sets of identical twins by William Shakespeare (Nicosia Municipal Theatre, 23rd | 24th | 25th).
September time out for culture, business or leisure
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