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CARNIVAL PROGRAMME 2013

CARNIVAL PROGRAMME 2013
7-17/3/2013

Tuesday
5 March
7.30p.m. Panos Solomonides Municipal Cultural Centre
The Limassol Municipality and the Cyprus Photographic Society – Limassol Branch, co-organize a Pancyprian Photographic Competition and Exhibition on the theme ‘Limassol Carnival 2012’, with the participation of the “Ariones” Choir and the “Limassol Majorettes”.
Duration: 5 – 15 March. 
Wednesday
6 March
6.30p.m. Theomaria Art Gallery
(7, Vasilissis Karlottas & Elenis Paleologinas str.)
The Limassol Municipality and the Theomaria Art Gallery co-organize a carnival mask exhibition, by Vera Parlalidou. A Carnival ball will follow at 8.00p.m.
Workshops on creating ceramic and paper masks will be held from the 1-30 March. 
7.30p.m. Art Studio 55
(23Α Andrea Drousioti, Heroes’ Square)
The Limassol Municipality and the Ikepana Group co-organize an exhibition titled ‘A different carnival perspective’ from the 6 - 14 March.
Mask making workshops will run concurrently to the exhibition from 9a.m – 12 noon. 
The “Limassol Serenaders’ Group” will be singing during the opening of the exhibition.
The Mayor of Limassol Mr. Andreas Christou will inaugurate the above exhibitions.
Thursday
7 March
12.00 (noon) 
The “Limassol Serenaders” will be singing at Saripolou Square.
The shop owners of Saripolou Street invite you to a Carnival Feast.
2.00p.m. – 6.00p.m. Enaerios Parking Place
The Limassol Municipality co-organize with the high school student councils carnival party with DJ music.
 
6.00p.m. Town Hall
The Limassol Municipality and the “Limassol Union of Self-Educated Painters” co-organize an exhibition titled ‘Carnival 2013’. The Choir of the Polemidia Municipality will participate.
The Mayor Mr. Andreas Christou will inaugurate the exhibition.
 
7.00p.m.
This year’s Queen of the Carnival titled «The Queen of crisis…and bliss» with her entourage will enter the town in a festive atmosphere, on an illuminated float. She will be accompanied by the Giorgalletos Serenaders, the Group of Cypriot Serenaders, the Limassol Municipality Brass Band, the “Batucinio" percussion instruments group, the Limassol Majorettes, the Mayor and the Members of the Municipal Council.
The parade will set off from the “Grigoris Afxentiou Square” (In front of the District Office Building) at 7.00p.m. and will pass through the following streets: Anexartisias avenue, Gladstonos street (up to the Limassol Co-Operative Savings Bank), Karaiskaki, Stasinou and Andrea Drousioti streets and terminate at the Heroes’ Square, where a party will take place, to the sounds of the music group, “LOS CARNAVALES”.
Friday
8 March
7.00p.m. Serenaders’ Evening at Heroes’ Square
A serenaders’ evening will take place with the participation of the following groups: “Mousikes Periplanisis Choir”, “Monterni Keri Choir”, “EDON Serenaders”, the  “Cypriot Serenaders”, the “Giorgalletos Serenaders” and the Choir of the Cultural Association of EAC Employees Limassol – Moni – Vasilikos. 
Saturday
9 March
11.00a.m. – 2.00p.m. Grigoris Afxentiou Square (In front of the District Office Building)
The Limassol Municipality and the radio station “Choice FM 104.3” co-organize a treasure hunt (for information and participation please call 25-820820).
11.00a.m.
The Municipality’s little train (donation of the Limassol Co-operative Savings Bank) will be touring around the city.
On the first tour at 11.00a.m. the “Epilogi Workshop Choir” will be on board the train singing carnival songs. A second tour will take place at 11.30a.m. for the rest of the children.
Starting point: Parking place of the Limassol Co-operative Savings Bank (Gladstonos Street). 
3.00p.m.
The Limassol Cycling Club will cycle in a carnival mood around the city.
Starting and Ending Point: Medieval Castle Square.
6.00p.m. Serenaders’ Event at Hellenic Bank (52, Gladstonos str)
The Hellenic Bank and the “Limassol Serenaders”, co-organize a concert with old serenades and carnival songs with the participation of the “EDON Serenaders”, the “Moderni Keri Choir”, the “Ariones Choir” and the “Limassol Serenaders”.
Free drinks will be offered.
 

8.00p.m.
“Studio 8” (17, Panos Solomonides str.) 
The Studio 8 and the Limassol Municipality extend an open invitation to all the people of Limassol to take part in the creation of a carnival float (10.00a.m.– 6.00p.m.). The “Georgalletos Serenaders” will be singing.
9.00p.m. Panos Solomonides Municipal Cultural Centre (Entheto Cafeteria)
The Limassol Municipality and the A.G. on stage productions cy/cymad sound studios invite you to a carnival party. Latin Music and Serenaders. Free drinks.
Sunday
10 March
11.30a.m. Children’s Carnival Parade
Starting Point: Sea front road (opposite Citizen Service Centre - close to the old port round about).
Ending: Municipal Garden (south entrance)
All participants will be awarded with diplomas.
6.00p.m. A Serenaders’ Event in front of “Perama Music Club” with songs by the “Georgalletos Serenaders” and dance performance by the dance school “Alexastero”. The event is dedicated to the memory of the founder of the group Giorgos Georgalletos.
Monday
11 March
Serenaders will be touring the Limassol neighbourhoods:
7.30p.m. The “Limassol Serenaders” will be singing at Kapsalos area.
7.30p.m. The “Ariones Choir” will be singing at Ayios Antonios area.
Tuesday
12 March
Serenaders will be touring the Limassol neighbourhoods:
7.30p.m. The “Giorgalletos Serenaders” will be singing at Ayia Fyla area.
7.30p.m. The “Edon Serenaders” will be singing at Zakaki area.
7.30p.m. The “Monterni Keri Choir” will be singing at the areas of Apostolos Andreas and Ayios Ioannis.
8.30p.m. “Tuesday’s Carnival Fiesta” at the Medieval Castle Square
People of all ages are invited by the Limassol Municipality to attend the event disguised in costumes and participate in a great carnival spree with music and dancing.
Free-style Carnival Costume Competition – Awards will be given to the best three.
Wednesday
13 March
7.00p.m. Concert by Children’s Choirs, Rialto Theatre
Evening of serenades and carnival songs by the Chamber Choir and the Children Choir of “Papadakion Municipal School of Music”, the “Epilogi Children Choir and Music Workshop”, and the “Armonia Choir”.
Entrance: €5
Thursday
14 March
8.30p.m. Carnival Ball at Medieval Castle Square.
The “Dreams Choir" and Elena Solea along with their orchestra, invite you to sing and dance to the rhythms of  popular carnival songs, followed by DJ.
Free-style Carnival Costume Competition –. Awards will be given to the best three.
Friday
15 March
11.30a.m.
The Group of “Cypriot Serenaders” will be singing at Ayiou Andreou Street.
The Limassol Municipality invites you to dance and sing along with them.
7.00p.m
Serenader’s evening at the Medieval castle square, with the participation of the “Modernoi Keri Choir”, the “Limassol serenaders”, the “Ariones serenaders’, the “Cypriot senenaders”, the “EDON serenaders” and the Choir of P.O.O.A. Limassol.
Starting point: Irinis street
Ending point: Medieval castle squarel.
Saturday
16 March
11.00a.m. The Municipality’s little train (donation of the Limassol Co-operative Savings Bank) will be touring around the city.
On the first tour at 11.00a.m. the “Epilogi Workshop Choir” will be on board the train singing carnival songs. A second tour will take place at 11.30a.m. for the rest of the children.
 Starting point: Parking place of the Limassol Co-operative Savings Bank (Gladstonos Street).
12.00 (noon)
The Limassol Municipality and the Shop owners Association of the historic centre of Limassol in Anexartisias street in front of the Brent Cross store, invite you to dance and sing along with the “Limassol Serenaders”.
3.00p.m. The “Limassol Antique Cars Club” will drive around the city in a carnival mood.
Starting point: Enaerios Parking Place.
Ending point: Grigori Afxentiou Square (In front of the District Office Building).
6.30p.m. Serenaders’ Parade
Groups of Serenaders will gather at 6.00p.m. in front of the “Vasilis Michaelides” Park (Ayia Zoni Street). At 6.30p.m. they will start serenading, ending at the Grigori Afxentiou Square (In front of the District Office Building).
From 5.00p.m. onwards the “Georgia Protopapa’s Vocal Ensemble” and the choir “Mousikes Periplanisis”  will be singing at Grigori Afxentiou Square.
The Limassol Municipality invites you to sing and dance along with the Serenaders.
Free wine will be offered.
Sunday
17 March
Grand Carnival Parade
Archbishop Makarios III Avenue
Starting Point: Ayios Nikolaos Round About
Ending Point: Simillides Traffic Lights
1.00p.m. The parade will begin with the Serenaders, the “Limassol Majorettes” of the "Cyprus Girl Guides Association", the Batucinio percussion instruments group, the Limassol Majorettes, and the Limassol Municipality Brass Band.
1.30p.m. This year’s Queen of the Carnival, «The Queen of crisis…and bliss», her entourage, floats, individuals and groups of carnivalists will follow dancing to the beat of carnival music.
The parade will proceed along Makarios III Avenue ending at the Simillide’s Traffic Lighs. 
All groups will be given participation diplomas.
During the parade, former carnivalists will be honoured by the Limassol Municipality for their precious contribution to the Limassol Carnival.
8.00p.m. Parade by the "Limassol Majorettes" and the “Batucinio" percussion instruments group.
Starting point: Ayios Nikolaos round about.
Ending point: Enaerios parking place
8.30p.m. Farewell Carnival Fiesta – Enaerios Parking Place
The Carnival will end with a massive Carnival Ball at the Enaerios parking place.
Free style Carnival Costume Competition – Awards will be given to the best three.
The programme is subject to unexpected changes.
For information: Cultural Services, Limassol Municipality
Tel. 25 342153 or 25 745919

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