Opening: 8th of May 2015
Duration: 8.5.2015 - 22.5.2015
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" invites you to the opening of a solo exhibition of landscape painting by John Warren, on Friday, 8th of May 2015, at 7.30 pm.
The general theme of John Warren's exhibition is the Cyprus landscape and particularly scenes from the Pafos district and Troodos. The artist works in a representational manner using a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel. He is inspired by the strong Mediterranean light and the great diversity of moods and physical contrasts seen on the island.
The exhibition will be opened by the Council Member of the Pafos Municipality, Pitsa Papadopoulou. Reception will follow with live music by the string duet Ocho Cuerdas (Andreas Lardis, violin & Nikolas Efthymiou, viola).
Duration of the exhibition: 8.5.2015 – 22.5.2015
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm & 4 – 8pm and Saturday, 10am – 1pm
A few words about the artist
John Warren was born in Boston, England and studied at St. Martin's School of Art, London from 1969 – 1973. He later worked as an illustrator and art editor in Manchester and London. In 1980 John Warren moved to Cyprus and for many years taught art and design at the American Academy in Larnaca. The exhibition at Technopolis 20 will be his ninth solo show in Cyprus.
3rd of May 2015,
One more concert will be given in Pafos, following the very successful shows "Nychtes Magikes" meaning "Magical Nights" earlier in Nicosia and Limassol. The concert is organized by the Cultural Movement of Yeroskipou, on Sunday, 3rd of May 2015, at 8pm, at the Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20".
A collaboration of musicians celebrate the 100 years from the birth of the legendary Greek songwriter and bouzouki player Vassilis Tsitsanis. The band is using vintage tubed amplifiers and microphones, as well as 3string bouzoukis with "Ideal" pickups, to create the original nostalgic analog sound.
Come and enjoy a two and half hour thrilling music fiesta, with some of the best ever Greek popular tunes.
Eleni Constantinou – folk guitar
George Fountos – 3string bouzouki
George Constantinou – 3string bouzouki
Efxifios Satsias – violin, baglama
Costas Challoumas – double bass
Production manager: Danae Constantinou
Organization of production: Costas Challoumas
Entrance fee: 5 euro
Limited number of seats.
Reservations and Information: 70002420
By Elena Georgiadou
4 - 5 pm
The life coach Elena Georgiadou will give a lecture on "The Seven spiritual laws of Success and Joy", on Tuesday, April 28 between 4 – 5 pm at Technopolis 20.
We all search for fulfillment and for tools to achieve our deepest desires. The seven spiritual laws help you reach your vision and give you the tools you need to fulfill your dreams.
Through implementation of these laws in your life you will learn to develop an attitude of non-judgment, you will discover that you are a choice maker in every moment of your life, you will learn to listen to your body for guidance, become aware of your intentions and desires by remaining open to all possibilities and use your unique talents to serve others.
The lecture will also take place in Greek, between 6 – 7 pm.
Entrance: 5 euro
Information at 70002420.
25th of April 2015
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" give you the opportunity to learn the decorative art of decoupage, in a workshop suitable for beginners with Martin Semov, on Saturday, April 25, at 10am.
Introduction to basic knowledge, materials and technique of decoupage. Working on palette wall or stand decoration.
Places are limited to a maximum of seven people. Please reserve your seat at 70002420.
Cost of participation: 25 euro (all materials included)
Duration: 2 hours
April 24, 2015
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" presents Dr. Zsuzsanna Császár (Szegedi Tudományegyetem Zeneművészeti Kar) and Dr Nicolas Costantinou (University of Nicosia) for a piano recital, on Friday, April 24 at 20.30, entitled "Crossing Borders: Hungary meets the West".
Programme to include works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Bartók, Liszt, Onslow, and Brahms.
Tickets: 15 euros / 10 euros (students, soldiers, pensioners)
Information and Reservations at 70002420
A few words about the artists
Dr Zsuzsanna Császár
Dr Zsuzsanna Császár completed her piano studies at the Franz Liszt College of Music at the Conservatory of Szeged (now: Faculty of Music of the University of Szeged) where she has worked with professors Ilona Lucz and Ferenc Kerek. After receiving her Teaching and Artist degree she enrolled for postgraduate studies at the Würzburg Music College in Germany where she studied for two years. During the years 2004–2007 she had been a doctoral student at the Ferenc Liszt University of Music in Budapest where her supervisors included pianist Márta Gulyás and musicolo-gist Katalin Komlós. In 2008 she was awarded the title Doctor of Liberal Arts.
Dr Császár has participated in numerous International and National competitions winning various prizes such as the second prize at the National Bartók Béla National College Competition. Zsuzsanna was also a finalist at the Gail-larde International Piano Competition (France).
During her studies she was awarded twice the Hungarian Republic Scholarship and the Bavarian State Provin-cial Arts Scholarship. Further, in 2006, she received the City of Szeged Arts Fellowship and in 2011 the Artisjus Prize.
Dr Császár often gives solo and chamber music recitals as well as master-classes throughout Hungary as well as abroad. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Music of the University of Szeged.
Dr Nicolas Costantinou
Dr. Costantinou is renowned for impressing his audience with his daring selection of repertoire, old and new, and his ability to perform with extraordinary instrumental ensembles. He has been hailed by critics as '...an artist of deep emo-tions, who is capable of performing music with his whole being and soul...' whilst his interpretations have been de-scribed as 'colossal' and 'dramatic'.
Dr. Costantinou has given numerous concerts all over Europe and the USA and regularly appears in prestigi-ous halls such as Wigmore Hall, the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, and the grand Hall of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He is regularly invited to perform at international festi-vals around Europe such as the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, the Oulunsalo Soi Music Festival (Finland), the Gödöllő Chamber Music Festival (Hungary), the Ledra Music Soloists International Chamber Music Festival and the Kypria Festival (Cyprus). His debut in London's prestigious Wigmore Hall was received with favourable reviews. He has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, the Budapest Con-cert Orchestra, the Failoni Chamber Orchestra, and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, with maestros such as Konrad von Abel, Juri Gilbo and Esa Heikkilä.
Dr Costantinou graduated from the Ferenc Liszt College of Music in Szeged, the Ferenc Liszt University of Music in Budapest summa cum laude and holds a Master of Music in Performance from the U.S. Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2012, he was awarded a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) from London's Royal College of Music under the supervision of Prof. Paul Banks, Dr. Julian Jacobson and Dr. Jane Roper. His thesis is entitled The Chamber Music of Ernő Dohnányi; Tradition, Innovation and 'Hungarianness'. He has also studied with Márta Gulyás, Dr. Daniel Shapiro, Sándor Falvai and Ferenc Kerek and he has participated in master-classes held by acknowledged pianists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Nicolas Economou, Vadim Suchanov and Ferenc Rádos. Dr Costantinou is currently a Lecturer at the University of Nicosia and also teaches at the Nicosia Music Lyceum.
April 18, 2015
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" will host a band of young musicians for a greek music night, on Saturday, April 18, at 8.30pm. Programme to include Greek well-known songs through a journey to today's Greek music.
Savvas Chrysostomou, Guitar - Vocals
Stefani Neofytou, Vocals
Spyros Socratous, Cajon - Doublebass
Sofia Ioannou, Piano
Entrance: 5 euro
Reservations at 70002420.
Lecture by Wally Oppenheim
April 22, 2015
The Cultural Centre "Technopolis 20" organises lecture entitled "Cyprus in the First World War" with Mr Wally Oppenheim, on Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm.
Cyprus was never a battlefield during the First World War, but nevertheless played an active part in the war. Thousands of Cypriots volunteered for the army and they played an important part in the Greek Campaign. The British authorities worried constantly about the Turkish Cypriots since the Ottoman Empire was one of Britain's enemies. Listening stations were set up to spy on Turkish radio messages and spies and saboteurs were smuggled into Turkey. Cyprus was used as a convalescent home for thousands of wounded British soldiers, and at the same time housed thousands of Turkish prisoners. Throughout the war the Governors had to fight off repeated attempts by the Army to take over the administration. And there is the astonishing story of how the British offered Cyprus to Greece in the middle of the war- and why Greece turned down the offer, to the amazement of the Greek Cypriots.
The presentation will be given by Wally Oppenheim who is a retired History teacher. He has lived in Cyprus for 7 years and leads the very popular History Groups for Paphos Third Age. He also writes a monthly article on History for Pals Magazine.
The talk will be in English.
Duration: 1 hour
Entrance: 5 euro (including coffee or tea)
Information about joining Paphos Third Age will be available.