Good News from Bandabuliya in Nicosia
Cypriot handicraft, hands-on-training and other cultural events in the newly renovated city market.
BANDABULIYA CULTURAL PROGRAMME
The European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme - Partnership for the Future (UNDP-PFF) in collaboration with the Bandabuliya Management are pleased to present the Bandabuliya Cultural Programme for October, November and December 2012.
Starting this Friday October 05th until end of December 2012, the Bandabuliya (Old Market) in the northern part of Nicosia, will host a series of workshops, exhibitions and competitions that will bring together Cypriot non-profit institutions as well as private individuals. These activities are financed by the European Union and supported by UNDP Partnership for the Future.
The programme of activities includes: a monthly crafts market (every second Saturday of the month), daily handicrafts and embroideries workshops, olive oil soap laboratories, “Master Chef” cooking competition, clay sculptures workshops, a science festival and art workshops for children, and different Bandabuliya media initiatives!
The detailed calendar of activities is available on UNDP-PFF website www.undp-pff.org and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UNDP.Partnership.for.the.Future!
The cultural programme will provide Cypriots with an opportunity to rediscover Cypriots handicrafts traditions, cultural/culinary tradition, and re-create moments of fun and art-sharing for children, youth and persons with disabilities at the Bandabuliya.
“With the launch of this cultural programme, we aim to create a momentum towards the complete rehabilitation of the renovated market into the cultural, economic and social life of Nicosia and of its residents. These activities aim to bring Cypriots back to Bandabuliya and to the Selimiye area, and make Cypriots re-discover and re-value their urban cultural heritage” – Tiziana Zennaro, UNDP-PFF.
The activities were selected amongst the applications received last August through the “Bandabuliya Fund” for cultural and community activities in Bandabuliya. The Fund is one of the activities foreseen within the “Upgrading of local and urban infrastructure” project in order to support the revitalization of the walled city of Nicosia. All activities are financed by the European Union under the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community and supported by UNDP Partnership for the Future.
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