Storytellers Stavrinos Kyriakou and Max Sheridan will perform children’s Christmas stories in Cypriot and English for kids ages 5-10 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation's Book Me festival on Saturday 10 Dec, 2016 11:30AM-12:30PM. Stavrinos, a graduate of the Art of Storytelling School and folk storyteller, will be performing a Grimm Brothers’ classic in Cypriot. Sheridan, the director of Nicosia-based creative writing and storytelling space Write CY, will be telling an original tale in English.
We're thrilled to be welcoming professional tough guys Conor McGregor (MA Chaucer Studies, Bristol) and multilingual Dantista Manny Pacquiao to Write CY. At the height of National Novel Writing Month no less! Fierce competitors in the ring, lucid, engaging "philosophers of life" at the dinner table, both pugilists are guaranteed to bring an unerring interpretation and flamboyant style to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 1750 masterpiece The Social Contract. Mr. McGregor will be delivering the opening chapters while Mr. Pacquiao shadowboxes to Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Then the fighters will reverse roles, and so on.
We're expecting this one to be sold out way ahead of time, so please book your seats now. Tickets, which include a handshake from both fighters, are available for €80 online and €100 at the door. All proceeds will go to a Stelios Bi-Communal Awardee of your choice from one of the following high-profile categories: "fish merchant," "potato farmer" or "married couple".
BORGNINE READS POTTER
Deceased Oscar-winning American actor Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) joins us for a marathon reading of the first five books of the beloved Harry Potter series. Borgnine will by making a single appearance in Nicosia at Write CY on September 27, 2016. The reading will last approximately 16 hours. Wristbands, available for €50, allow entrants onto and off the premises for the duration of the performance. Mr. Borgnine will be signing copies of his autobiography Ernie at the end of the show.