Do you want to get up close and personal with our capital? If so then the Nicosia Street Quest coming up next Tuesday will have you walking the streets, discovering all the hidden treasures of the city and all in an Indiana Jones type of setting.
Your quest will be to navigate to up to 20 location points on the map of Nicosia (within the city walls) and answer a simple, non-cryptic question at each location – for example, what is the colour of the door at number 18? How many mannequins are in the shop window? Each question will be worth either ten, 20 or 30 points and the time allowed for you to complete the quest is an hour. There will be one penalty point for every three seconds you are late back, so make sure to keep your eye on your watch, as well as the city streets.
You will need a pen to mark your answers on the question sheet. You are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and light coloured clothing for extra visibility, and a small torch may be useful for reaching the map.
Individuals and teams of up to four people will be permitted. Points will be shared equally among team members, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
The event will start and end at the Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) on Ermou Street in the old part of the capital. Registration will open at 6.45pm and will close at 7.45pm. Start times will be available any time between 7pm and 8pm. The course will close at 9.15pm. Entry fee is €2 per person and maps and question sheets will be provided at the start.
After the quest participants can stay on at CVAR, for a chat and a bite to eat.
Nicosia Street Quest
A quest around Nicosia. October 25. CVAR, Nicosia. 7pm-8pm. €2. Tel: 99-413479