Living by Sheridan Lambert

The tinkerer and hoarder

From 1957 Vauxhalls to ancient Oxo cubes, Haig Indjirdjian treasures them all. But his domain in Nicosia’s old city is under threat



Humour and sarcasm

While many galleries close over the Christmas period, a few will remain open for art lovers. And if you are looking for art to buy you may well be tempted by the work of Zenon Tzebras.

The shooting party

A hint of the ‘OK Corral’ is being regularly played out on a hillside close to Paphos town.

Driving down the rough track leading towards the local gun club, cracks of gunfire reverberate and the smell of cordite fills the air as we enter a playground for adults with big guns.

Recent Acquisitions

Solo exhibition by Klitsa Antoniou. Until January 14. Pierides Musuem, 4 Zinonos Kitios St, Larnaca. Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Friday-Saturday 9am-1pm. Tel: 24-814555

Down Under

Solo exhibition by Ketta Ioannidou. Until January 18. Diatopos Centre of Contemporary Art, 11DZ Crete St, Nicosia. Tuesday-Friday 11am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday 11am-1pm. Tel: 22-766117

Feeling Good with Nikki Dake

Take stock of Santa’s treats

Reading the labels on toiletry gifts ensures you don’t introduce toxins into your daily routine

Fashion by Eleni Antoniou

A touch of class

The fashion designer who dreams of silk, satin and afternoon tea

Two years ago, I met one of Cyprus’ upcoming fashion designers for an interview. It was the poncho season and she had just finished her new line, a fascinating, sophisticated take on the then ‘in’ garment.


There are always three ways to define the Year in Film, three prisms you can peer through as you view the last 12 months: Hollywood (Commercial), Hollywood (Artistic), and Rest of the World. This year, for the first time in ages, all three aligned very sweetly – even the second category, which is often a bit of a joke.

Take 7 pocket diaries by Alix Norman

Being a control freak, I couldn’t survive a month, let alone the whole year, without my diary. Or, to be more exact, my three diaries: work, social and finance (though the last always seems rather more empty than the other two).