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Culture ShoX Youth Camp! Free summer camp for 15 - 25 years old young people!

Cyprus based non-govermental organisation TheatrEtc is implementing a summer youth camp in the Troodos mountains from the 28th July until the 6th August 2017. We are looking for young people between 15 to 25 years old to participate! Application forms are available through the link at the bottom of this call. But first, here’s a bit more information about this youth camp and its context.

What is Culture ShoX!?
Culture Shox! is the name of a project co-designed and implemented by two organisations, Cyprus based TheatrEtc and Danish organisation DSI Swinging Europe, under the E.U. founded ERASMUS+ KA1 Youth Mobility and Learning Program. The project evolves around the development of activities in Cyprus and Denmark that allow the contact between individuals from a variety of backgrounds in an effort to learn from one another, confront stereotypes and misinterpretations of their realities and build bridges of communication, understanding and acceptance.  In the context of this project, the camp in the Troodos mountains is the first activity organised towards those goals, in an effort to build a connection between people arriving in Cyprus seeking a better life having fled their home countries and people who are based in their home countries through creative and artistic means and especially through theatre.

The camp will host a group of 28 young people that will consist of 14 individuals from Cyprus and Denmark and 14 individuals who have been displaced from their countries and are based in Cyprus seeking safety and asylum.

At camp, participants will be spending together 10 days exploring and expressing themselves creatively through various workshops and activities such as applied theatre workshops, music and dance workshops, mask making sessions, nature walks and others. All activities and workshops will run by skilled professionals either from the main facilitators’ team or by visiting artists and facilitators. Through the workshops and activities we will be looking at personal and collective stories and memories as well as ways we can visualise a common path as human beings. The camp will be concluded on the 10th day with a final piece of artistic work that the participants will choose to showcase to a wider audience.

Who can apply?
- Aged 15 to 25 years old.
- Interested or/and active in the arts (music, dance, theatre).
- Interested in getting to know individuals from other cultural backgrounds.
- Good knowledge of English.
- Available to take part in the entire camp (10 days).

When?
The arrival day of the camp is Friday 28th July and the departure day is Sunday 6th August 2017. Transportation will be organised upon arrangement with the selected participants.

Where?
The venue of the camp is in a beautiful area at Kampos village in the district of Nicosia (approx. 1, 5 hours from Nicosia). The camp space will be the primary school of the village which is converted into a camp space during the summer months. The camp has two separated large rooms (one for men, one for women) with detached bathrooms and showers, a large workshop space, a professional kitchen area, dining area and a large outdoor space.

Does it cost anything?  
All the expenses for the camp are covered by the organisers (accommodation, food, transportation, workshop materials).

Can I have more information?
Feel free to contact us at theatroktl@gmail.com or +357 99790848 for more information. 

For the application form please click here.
Deadline for application submission:Friday 9th June 2017.

Important note: 
The selected participants will need to attend an informative, preparatory half-a-day gathering between the teams of participants, organisers and facilitators on Sunday 2nd of July 2017.





The Educational Programme ''Caterina Cornaro: The last queen of Cyprus - A Medieval Story" returns to CVAR, for school groups.
CVAR within the context of providing educational programmes and activities for children and young students, presents a medieval story by the storyteller Marina Katsaris.
This programme is especially formulated for students of primary schools and aims to promote the learning of history through the arts, interactive narrative and experiential learning.
* Programmes in both Greek and English.
For more information:
+357 22300994/ +357 22300999 or education@severis.org



What is UCMAS Brain Development Program for Elementary Children?

A very interesting, exciting and new program for smart children brought to you by Epiteugma Center in Nicosia.
UCMAS (Universal Concepts of Mental Arithmetic Systems). The UCMAS is a world renowned innovative educational method and the only program in Cyprus for the development of your child's brain. The UCMAS began in 1993 in Malaysia by Dr. Dino Wong and implemented in more than 5500 educational centers in over 57 countries like USA, Canada, England, Spain, Germany, Russia, Malaysia, India, China, Australia, Japan, etc. 
Through the process of learning at various levels, the children initially learn to make calculations first with a real abacus that is ahead of them, and then with a virtual / imaginary abacus on their mind. This cognitive use of abacus is evident in children after completion level UCMAS 3 (see the levels further down the page). The UCMAS addressed to young students, 6-12 years, where their mind is the phase of development, so as to gain the maximum benefits is assured.
The UCMAS is recognized world globally with amazing results. Research of University of Manchester (UK), on a sample of 3185 children ages 7-11, after intensive UCMAS program for 34 weeks, 1.5 hours a week, there was significant increase in intelligence (IQ) of children. Research by University of California San Diego - UCSD (USA) & Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (USA), where 400 children after training in UCMAS program, had an advantage in mathematical calculations, was more accurate and faster than children who did not participate in this program.


Start courses: February 20, 2017
Where ? ONLY At Epiteugma Training Center
Phone no: +357 22357006




Family Sundays at Leventis Municipal Gallery

A Sunday visit with your family to the A. G. Leventis Gallery.
Come with your whole family and spend a fun Sunday discovering the A. G. Leventis Gallery and get creative with arts and crafts making memories together.
The artist Ioanna Philippou will be your host for this special Family experience.

Theme: "Magical Flower Pots"

Price: 10 euros (2nd child 5 euros, more children and parents free)
Please reserve a place at education@leventisgallery.org or telephone 22668838 (Educational Programmes & Tours), Monday - Friday, 10.00-13.00 & 13.30-16.00

Limited Availability 
Sponsor: MITSIDES Public Company LTD.
Permanent media Sponsor: Η Καθημερινή
With the Support of: Mona's Art



THE TABLES tells 
the Marina Katsaris and Kypros Georgiou! 

New Training Program for Schools 

After selection of works from the permanent and the temporary exhibitions in our museum, the 
Theatre-Marina Katsaris and the museum educator Kypros Georgiou, undertake to offer to the 
young and elder guests a unique experience, embodying roles like this the artist or the sitter character! 

The paintings "come alive" with this way and in three-dimensional form now, give the opportunity to children to study them in depth and interpret them with the help of the art of storytelling and drama in education. The program is aimed at children of all age groups, since depending on the age of visitors, and applies the analogue version. The new educational program of the Museum of Arts Zampelas addressed to teachers and students of public and private schools in Cyprus. Information & Entries | 22456098 / info@zampelasart.com.cy



New Training Program for children at Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia!
10 Hidden Secrets amid the Old Wedding

Educational Program for Children III - VI grade elementary will be available in February, March, April 2017 Every Wednesday and Thursday Time: 10:00 to 11:30
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia invites you on an interactive tour of the magical world of bridal apparel in Greece and Cyprus through the temporary exhibition "Brides in Leventis: tradition and fashion in Greece and Cyprus!"
Come to find what secrets can hide a baggage from the past, a story with sounds and discover 
with knowledge and imagination, because the past can be exciting!
Participation: Free
Information / reservations: 
22661475 (ext. 106 and 110) or 
education@leventismuseum.org.cy



"Alice in the country of emotions"
Beginning Tuesday, February 7th!
Empowerment program and enhancing self-esteem of children!

An event for children aged 5-7 years old and 8-10 years old at the Museum of The Fairy Tale in Nicosia.
Alice after travelling in wonderland decides to do a new adventurous journey. Putting in her suitcase many stories and visiting the museum of the fairy tale with the kids through the magical world of emotions, empowerment and self-confidence.
The program "Alice in the country of emotions" is a new programme for strengthening of children which is based on the systemic theory, in practice, solution focused instance the narrative therapy and the systemic mentally. Research and international literature coming in to support the effectiveness of these methods in prevention and empowerment of children.
The program has the following objectives:
- to help children to recognize the positive elements, to appreciate and love themselves
- to recognize, named and manage their emotions
- to teach children to manage anxiety, fears, concerns and their difficulties
- to empower and to claim for themselves
I will teach children in solution and to solve problems
- to develop critical thinking and reasoning
- develop social and communication skills
- to trigger creativity and imagination
The program utilizes systemic a number of folk tales, children's books and literary texts that have been selected, target and apply with playful and fairytale way techniques and tools from the systemic mentally, the narrative therapy solution interface practice to achieve each goal. Important Tools are also the play game, art and technical development of imagination and philosophical thinking of children.
Opening Program: January 2017
Organizers: Museum Story-Systemic Institute of Cyprus
Venue for program: the Museum of the Fairy Tales in Nicosia
While the children will participate in the program, parents can enjoy coffee or tea in a magical, fabulous environment.
Project Coordinators:
Vicki Mpalōménou, Systemic children psychotherapist.
Konstantina Constantine, teacher, psychologist, psychotherapist systemic.
For more information and records you can phone the Museum of the Fairy Tale 22376522.




Illustration Eye with Ioanna Philippou at Leventis Museum Nicosia

The Coco_Creativity Centre is collaborating with the artist Ioanna Philippou to offer four afternoon workshops per month, every Monday, full of crafts and creativity for our young friends. With Ioanna’s help the children will explore some of the Gallery’s paintings and use their imagination to create their own masterpieces. Each month will have its own theme. 

Day: Monday
Time: 15.30-17.00 
Ages: 4-6
Price: €50 / €40 for members of the A. G. Leventis Gallery

Please reserve a place at education@leventisgallery.org or telephone 22668838 (Educational Programmes & Tours), Monday-Friday, 10.00-13.00 & 13.30-16.00.

Limited availability





Have Fun in Paphos at the Dinosaur Park

The Dinosaur Park is welcoming all children from kindergartens and nursery to have lots of fun, jumping and running in their premises. If you are a kindergarten or a school you can enjoy their wonderful group offers.
Price offers for groups
- up to 20 kids entry price 40 euro
- up to 40 kids entry price 76 euro (less than 2 euro)
- up to 60 kids entry price 110 euro (less than 2 euro)
* 1 Free coffee per teacher 
You may read more information about the Park here:  The Dinosaur Park - Pafos




CountrySide Park offers educational activities for kindergartens and schools



Countryside Park offers an alternative experience for children in a beautiful natural environment in the city of Nicosia.During visits to Countryside Park, children will learn about ponies and small farm animals (rabbits, hens etc.), will see the different trees and plants in the park and learn important information about them.In addition, children will have the opportunity to play in the outdoor playground area and rest in the colorful benches of the park.
Special entrance price  per child for schools:
Number of Children 10-15 3 euro, 16-25 2,50 euro, 26-40 2 euro
Phone no: +357 99465804


Cyprus Federation Special Olympics restarts "Young Athletes Program" (Young Athlete Program) for Nicosia and Limassol for children with intellectual disabilities

This FREE program is a specially designed sports program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 2 to 8 years, in order to prepare for membership in the official sports of the Special Olympics, after attaining the age of 8 years. Please contact the Special Olympics team for more information. 







The Mobile Museum - Archimedes Museum 






Archimedes Science Museum is bringing something new and exciting for all the children in Cyprus to enjoy. The Mobile Museum. If children are too far or it is too difficult for them to enter the museum gates, the museum has found the best solution. They are free to come to any kindergarten, school or high school in Cyprus to teach children new experiments, science, fabulous puzzles and games. This is the fun way to learn more about chemistry, mathematics of physics. Archimedes Museum knows how to make all children SMART. For more information contact them at phone no: + 357 7000 7887
Read more about Archimedes Science Museum here



H&M Store opening in Nicosia



More wonderful and reasonable priced clothes for children and parents in Cyprus. They will be brought in Cyprus by the big fashion clothing retailer H&M.
Retail giant Shacolas Group, operator of the retail chains Debenhams and Ermes, said that it will terminate the use of the Shacolas Tower in Nicosia’s Ledra street in order to make room for Sweden’s fashion clothing retailer H&M to open its first store in Cyprus. The new agreement provides for the long-term lease of eight floors, the Shacolas announcement said, in total, two basement floors, the ground floor and five more floors. “This shop [H&M] is expected to go into operation within 2016,” Shacolas said in a statement. Woolworth (Cyprus) Properties Plc, which is part to the Shacolas Group, “agreed with Ermes Department Stores Plc, which currently rents the premises, to terminate in the first half of 2016 the contract. Read more about the location of the Shcolas tower here.









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