Fundraising for bicommunal cultural centre
FUNDS are being raised for a new bicommunal cultural centre in Derinya, recently connected to nearby Gazimağusa via the opening of a long-awaited border checkpoint between North and South Cyprus.
An event to generate money for establishing the centre in a disused, donated garage was held on Sunday when dance and craft workshops were held, stalls sold local craft items and produce, and live music was provided by Veronica Alonefti and Christina Polycarpou, reggae and rock band Ado Kado and DJ Radio Pangea. Visitors were also able to view an exhibition organised by the Derinya Municipality Artists’ Group.
Hande Cumaoğulları, of the Mağusa Cultural Association, said: “People gathered to support a very meaningful cause and have fun on Sunday.
“Once converted, the old garage will be used for a wide range of bicommunal events and everyone from both sides of the border will be most welcome.”