The more diverse the better.
By Maria Gregoriou
A festival full of diverse artists, poets who dare to venture out in an era of social media, musicians whose voices cannot be silenced, and dancers whose feet just have to move is about to hit the scene.
The event, The Diversity Arts Festival, will bring Nicosia to life from Wednesday until Sunday at Famagusta Gate and Famagusta Gate Moat.
Art will start the festival with the opening of an exhibition featuring mainly work by non-Cypriot artists living on the island at 7pm, followed by a screening of Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss' documentary Cyprus Summer 1974.
On Thursday you can listen to some reggae tunes with Haji Mike and Dub Thomas at 6pm until 7.30pm. Then you can chit-chat and get to know others at the event until 8pm when you can listen to a talk by the artist Adi Atassi.
When Friday comes around get ready for a drum circle performance, a belly dancing workshop by Stavros Karayanni, and some musical performances by Monsier Doumani and Minus One.
Saturday is dedicated to literature when a number of writers will take to the stage to read their work, and on Sunday you can take part in photography and creative writing workshops.
The Diversity Arts Festival
A five-day festival with lots of art, music, literature, film screenings and workshops. April 22-26. Famagusta Gate and Famagusta Gate Moat, Nicosia. Different times. Tel: 22-841528
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