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A Minute with Sarah Coyne Co-creator of The Space for Art charity project

Where do you live?
Pano Paphos near the Law Courts with my partner James

Best childhood memory?
Funnily enough a brilliant family holiday in Limassol. Every time I drive through and see the hotel there I think of that holiday and my late father.

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favourite dish?
Really enjoy Koutourou in Paphos; Demetris the owner/chef cooks the best halloumi with honey. The surroundings are very trendy London and the food is always out of this world.

What did you have for breakfast?
During the week we always have porridge with goji berries, flax seed, prunes and coconut milk. I need a high energy start to every day right now.

Do you consider yourself a night day person? What’s your ideal day/night out?
To be honest I’m best when I have lots to do. If I have loads in the diary I can happily keep going day and night. Perfect night out would be with family and friends. Perfect day would be to see an art exhibition in Nicosia and a lovely lunch with my mother and James. Plus red wine!

Best book ever read?
Love everything by George Orwell. Down and Outs in Paris and London – so witty

What’s your dream trip?
We would love to go to India and just travel around and see all the places on our wish list.

What music are you listening to in car?
I have a total weakness for Demis Roussos. We first took my mother as a treat to see his concert in Limassol; I really didn’t want to go but I came out the biggest fan. I have every album and was very sad when he died last year.

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
We love the convenience of our apartment in Paphos; it’s great for popping out and we have lovely neighbours. Our dream house would be in the Troodos mountains in the middle of nowhere with great views and no near neighbours. That way I could play Demis very loud.

If you could pick anyone at all to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
I studied the artist Caravaggio at university, so it would be great to meet him and ask why he did what he did in his paintings and understand more of his work. Plus he was crazy so I think he would be good fun.

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
I would just want to be with James and my mother; plus would definitely say a prayer.

What is your greatest fear?
Currently with working on The Space Art for Charity, my biggest fear is not getting the sales needed to produce a great total for the three brilliant Cyprus charities. I work as a volunteer for Cancer Support and I see first-hand the amazing work both PASYKAF and CPSG do in helping those with cancer. My mother suffered with cancer for four years and has been given the all clear now but when you are going through it, it is very hard. We did our volunteer training at the Archangel Hospice and every week that I was there I could see what a wonderful place this is to support.

The Space For Art charity exhibition
Cypriot and European artists including works from the Tate Gallery, London. In support of Pasykaf, Cancer Patient Support Group (CPSG) and the Archangel Michael Hospice, Mesa Chorio. At the Annabelle Hotel, Paphos December 3-17. Opening on December 3 at 8pm with special guest Nicholas Twist, Ambassador of Ireland

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