Martika’s Kitchen Summer Music

The post-lockdown era has arrived! Ten great music acts have been booked to sing through summer in Tala Paphos, starting on 12 June with the soulful jazz voice of Carmen Ghian.

Martika’s Kitchen are keen to offer live events as soon as possible after lockdown because they feel there has been a lot of uncertainty and gloominess around the past few months,and offering live events brings people back together to enjoy the best kind of socialising again whilst keeping safe and with social distancing in mind at the same time.

Bringing live music to the new restaurant brings a buzz to the Square in Tala, as well as enjoyment for the customers and staff. It’s a super opportunity to share great experiences with so many people, locals and from further afield. This will create a new hub for not only live entertainment but some of the best views in Tala whilst enjoying the selection of international cuisine on offer.

What was for many years The Square Bar & Bistro in Tala village square, has been revamped and transformed into Martika’s Kitchen under the management of Martika and Graham Harman. This young enthusiastic couple from Lincolnshire, UK offer international cuisine, which will appeal to all fine diners.

Martika has had a great deal of experience in the UK starting her career as a chef at Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire and as a Head Chef at a 5* rated gastro pub near Grantham. Graham has worked in the caravan industry dealing with customers professionally and considerately, building up an excellent reputation as the retail manager at Grantham Caravans. Both Graham & Martika have taken on this restaurant with the aim of providing a high-quality experience in dining in a friendly environment where customers will feel welcome and have a dining experience to remember. Although, only in their twenties, Graham and Martika have spent their time in the UK working with customers, understanding their needs and now have the opportunity to build up a reputation of their own in their own restaurant in Cyprus, where they’ve always wanted to live.

The restaurant is open for lunch and evening meals offering international cuisine, Sunday roasts, coffee & cake afternoons, fish & chips takeaway and live music nights normally twice each month.

Martika’s Summer Music Live Events

Reservations essential: Tel: 96134030

Friday 12 June - Carmen Ghian - Soul/Jazz Night

Thursday 25 June - Chris Andre - (TBC)

Saturday 4 July - Major Minor

Friday 24 July - Raphael - Prince Of Soul – (TBC)

Thursday 6 August - Jezebel - Best Of Broadway Show

Saturday 29 August - Duo Joker - Islands In The Stream Dolly & Kenny Tribute

Friday 11 September - Geon - Acoustic Solo & Guitarist

Saturday 26 September - The Dots - Dress to Impress Evening

Saturday 10 October - Synergy - 100% Acoustic Duo

Saturday 31 October - Geoff Rey - Halloween

Directions: The restaurant is located on the main Tala Square, behind the big church and opposite Mario’s Pub. There is private parking underneath and behind the restaurant and there are also two public car parks nearby; one under the big church and one down past the small chapel next to Marios Pub. MARTIKA’S KITCHEN, 5 Platia Militides Stylianou, 8577 Tala, Paphos. Tel: 96134030. Facebook: @martikaskitchenpaphos.

PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 July 8.45pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Free Entrance

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.piffcyprus.com, www.paphosmusiclovers.com

We are very excited to announce the new dates for our festival! Because of the Pandemic the Paphos International Film Festival's dates have moved and PIFF will be returning with its 5th edition on the 24 - 26 of July with OPEN-AIR screenings! Come and enjoy amazing short films and documentaries from all over the world at the beautiful garden of Technopolis20 under the stars. FREE entrance. Projections start at 20:45 Suitable for ages 18+ All films will be subtitled in English A big thank you to our sponsors Beanhaus Coffee Roasters and Cybc (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation) and Technopolis 20 for hosting us! More Info coming soon: www.piffcyprus.com. Festival directors: Nicolas Iordanou and Sylvia Nicolaides

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

THE AFROBANANA + FRIENDS FESTIVAL 2020

Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 August

Val's Place Gialia Polis Paphos

It’s been a tough few months. And what we need now is some good news to lift the collective spirits. So in the hopes of giving our beautiful community something to look forward to, the AfroBanana team refuses to give up just yet. Instead we’re committing to do everything we can to bring you a creatively adapted version of our experiential and immersive music and arts festival this summer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Founded during a previous crisis, AfroBanana has over the years, evolved and adjusted in tune with the needs of the community. And now, a new Republic is being born, where social distancing is not only facilitated, but made fun and immersive, and where new health, safety and hygiene measures are addressed and adhered to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

We’ve been cranking our creative minds into gear for our 10th anniversary celebration this year, dreaming up fun and original innovations in our mission not to deprive the island of any more culture, or leave even more creatives and artists financially unsupported.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

While we know many of our international acts may not be able to join us this year, we’ve already got a backup plan in place, with acts from alternative locations ready to dazzle the audience. Besides, Afrobanana is never just about the music, but an overall creative experience. Although the line-up won’t be announced until the last minute, we can reveal that we’ve come up with customised social distancing costumes, a schedule of relevant workshops and larger stages to accommodate music experiences.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Of course none of us know how the next few months will go and so, there is still a chance that the festival won’t go ahead. However, until that time, we will continue to explore all potential scenarios, thinking outside the box for creative solutions that will allow our beloved event to take place.

PAPHOS OPERA CANCELLED

The Municipality of Paphos announces that according to the current orders of the Ministry of Health on the pandemic, this year's "Feast of the Feast" scheduled for the long weekend 6, 7 and 8 June in the Paphos Castle Square and the beach front are cancelled. On the basis of the current Decree, this year's opera performances organized by Pafos Aphrodite Festival at Paphos Medieval Castle Square is also cancelled for the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of September. The Municipality of Paphos regrets this development, which is, however necessary under the circumstances and assures the public that these events, which are the top institutions of the city's cultural activity, will come back and will take place normally in 2021.

On Friday 15 May, Daniel Hope launched the first episode in a new series of Hope@Home - On Tour. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Paul Dessau, Kurt Weill and Carlos Gardel. Katharina Thalbach recited text by Bertolt Brecht and Heinrich Heine. We were hosted by the legendary 1913 Berlin ballroom Clärchens Ballhaus.

From now on we will stream live three times a week, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 6pm CET, 12 noon EDT, 9am PDT on the ARTE Concert website as well as on ARTE Concert’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

As certain countries slowly begin to reopen, musicians and artists everywhere are asking themselves how and if they might cautiously return to public music-making. I thought it could be an interesting experiment to take my living room on the road to selected venues around Germany and perhaps further afield, to give the home audience unprecedented access to stunning locations whilst at the same time - where permitted and of course obeying all the current safety and distancing rules - offering a very small local audience the chance to experience live music again.

All episodes here: 

STEINWAY'S LUNCH CONCERTS

Please join our new concert series and enjoy musical delicacies of the highest level. Every day, great pianists and Steinway friends will invite you to his or her home and will play exclusively for you. Whether classical, jazz, pop or film music - be inspired, be entertained and brighten up! Visit us daily at 13.00h for lunch or whenever you feel like meeting new pianists. The joy of music is yours!

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Paphos Music Lovers are proud to be supported by Leverett Pianos

Paphos Music Lovers are proud to be supported by Leverett Pianos