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Days of art and culture

FASHION doyen Abdullah Öztoprak accepted an award at the 10th Beşparmak Days of Art and Culture as Çatalköy village hosted his environmentally-themed festival finale spectacular, Zira.

Days of art and culture

By ANNE CANALP

Reporter

A colourful procession launched the fest from the “Love Cave” as President Akıncı congratulated all participants who had given “their heart and soul to celebrate local culture”.

Flamboyant models sashayed through village streets as the troupe enacted a climate change-themed stage show with a world globe backdrop and screen show.

The two-day festival featured the colourful best of local folk dancing – complete with sickles and a folk dancer in sheepskin as the unfortunate sheep – as locals traded traditional food and crafts.

Visitors and locals packed the streets for a show by a visiting folkdance team from Anamur in Turkey, cookery demonstrations by Final University International chefs, exhibitions of Vounos pottery and cartoons by Hüseyin Çakmak, along with live musical concerts and a competition for composer of the best song and lyrics.

 

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