There are many worlds to be visited in books, many stories that can be unfolded and many adventures to be had. The Nicosia Book Fest 2018, at Acropolis Park over the weekend, will surely do its best to entertain to the max with the aid of a large variety of books.
The festival, from 10am until 10pm, promises two full days of interactive fun. Set on the grass and in a space that is as wide as our imaginations, the book festival will host three different stages – the literary stage, the central stage and the events room – where discussions and presentations by authors from Cyprus and abroad will take place. After the presentations, you can meet the authors and get books signed. Representatives from publishing houses and bookstores will be there if you want to ask about books that you are particularly interested in or pick up some books at lower prices. Other activities and games will also be going on to keep the little ones entertained, along with music performances and food and drink to keep up the stamina to continue on a journey of the imagination.
Musical acts will include a performance by the Windcraft Band on Saturday at 9pm and a performance by Marina Katsari (narration) and Vangelis Getto (accordion, lute and percussion) to follow in the footsteps of the harmonies of medieval Cyprus. Another highlight of the Saturday programme, will be at 4.45pm when The Literary Union of Cyprus will present Greek and Turkish Cypriot poets, who will read their poetry. Sunday’s highlight will be at 7pm when the award ceremony for the CyTA young story-teller awards will be presented. The awards will be given to students who excelled in the children’s drawing competition entitled The Magic of Communication in Fairyland.
A full programme can be viewed at https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7cbaed_b5cd286bfbbe41a883f2c205bf0073ec.pdf.
Nicosia Book Festival
A two-day event all about books. May 19-20. Acropolis Park, Nicosia. 10am-10pm. www.nicosiabookfest.com