Thursday, 17 August 2017

Flea Market of Nicosia re-open on September 2nd

Nicosia Flea Market

Kaimakli, Nicosia.
(From September 2nd): Every Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm

Founded in 2012 and situated in Kaimakli a suburb of Nicosia close to the walled old town the market is Nicosia's first, hosting more the 60 sellers and up to as many as 40 stalls selling a mixture of antiques, furniture, art, vintage clothes and jewellery, nic-nacs and other paraphernalia.


HIVE Closure

Nicosia HIVE is closed on Friday 18th August and will re-open on Thursday 24th August.
Sorry for any Inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Cyprus Hip-Hop Festival 2017

The Cyprus Hip-Hop Festival takes place once again, this year on the 26th of August, at Red Mousiki Skini in the heart of old Nicosia!

Dromea Racing 8th Cablenet 5K Run The Park

Dro.Me.A. Racing Runners’ club is organising its 8th annual 5K 'CABLENET Run the Park' race 
Athalassa National Park 
Nicosia on September the 9th, 2017.

The event is co-organized by Aglantzia Municipality and PASYKAF CYPRUS.

Major race sponsor is CableNet.

The race is open to runners over the age of 16. Registrations open on the 17th July and close on the 3rd of September and can be done only online at the following link (Parent consent is required for those under the age of 18). The registration fee is 10 Euros and the race will start at 8:30 am (Latsia entrance, 200 m from the park entrance, near the round-about of the Nicosia General Hospital). 

All participants will receive a sports belt and a medal at the finish line. 

Part of the proceedings will be donated to the charity organisation PASYKAF Cyprus. 
There will also be an 800-m race for children up to 15 years old, with free registration. 

Registrations will be held on the day of the event between 7:00 – 8:00 am and the race will kick off at 9:20 am (parents’ signed consent is required).

The event not only aims at promoting social sport in the local society but it also sends out a loud message for the protection of Cyprus parks, which offer gorgeous natural surroundings, ideal for outdoor sporting activities.
Main Sponsor of Dro.Me.A Racing 2017 is Cablenet. The event is supported by the CSO and Webarts and it is placed under the auspices of KOEAS.
Online registrations can be done at 
Bibs will be collected on the day of the race between 7:00 – 8:00 am.

Cinema Listings for K Cineplex, Strovolos.

For more information check the website below.

Septemberfest in Nicosia

August 29th  -September 4th
Akamas Park
Live music, DJ sets, food stalls and of course Beer!#
For more information click here.

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Ladies Bingo Night 29/08/17

Ladies Bingo Night will be held on Tuesday August 29th at the All Ranks Mess. 
Eyes down at 7.30.

Youth Club is starting this September!!!!

Youth Club will begin on Wednesday September 6th at 16.00 in the Community Centre.

All children aged 6+ and adults who would like to volunteer are invited to come along.

Open Air Cinema Screening of La La Land 10/09/17

Part of the Summer Movie Marathon Open-Air Screenings 2017
Constantia Open-air Cinema
15 Solonos Michaelides Street Nicosia.

€5 / Free for children under 10s

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Ryan Gosling (Sebastian Wilder)
Emma Stone (Mia Dolan)
John Legend (Keith)
Rosemarie DeWitt (Laura Wilder)

Director: Damien Chazelle
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Rating: K
Language: English
Subtitles: Greek
Production Year: 2016

Cyprus Cube Fest 23/09/17

The 1st official WCA speedcubing competition in Cyprus hosted by 
Pioneer Educational Centre 
and Russian Cultural Centre, Nicosia.

This event is dedicated to the best selling puzzle around the world - Rubik's Cube. During the festival speedcubing competition will be held - participants form Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Russia will compete in solving the Rubik's Cube and other twisted puzzles as faster as possible. For the first time the competition is sanctioned by World Cube Association. The delegate of the Association will log all national and world records.

Everyone who can solve the Rubik's Cube could take part as competitor. For those who join as spectator and want to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube we are going to provide master-classes during the competition.

This competition is open to everyone. Spectators and competitors may attend for FREE.

Registration will be done through the WCA website. Once you have submitted your registration, it will be manually approved by the orginization team.

Registration form:
Competitors must register online by September 22th
Competition events:
- Rubik's Cube (single national record: 15.40 by Alexis Malekos)
- 2x2x2 Cube
- 4x4x4 Cube
- 3x3x3 One-Handed
- Pyraminx

Swan Lake Ballet 27/10/17

Starring by Principal Dancers of Kremlin Ballet Maxim Afanasyev and Alexandra Timofeeva

Russian Multimedia Ballet Theatre is a fusion of classical ballet choreography and amazing capabilities of modern multimedia technologies
Performances are staged with the use of exemplary classical choreography, partly modified for proper interaction with multimedia content, so that the action takes place both on stage and on projection screens which replace the static scenery.
Thus, characters may first appear on projection screens and then while transforming move onto stage, becoming alive, this action can be reversed respectively.


Cyprus Comic Con in September

September 2-3 10.00-20.00
click here for map
Kratiki Ekthesi
Ilia Papakiriakou, Makedonitissa, Egkomi, Nicosia, Cyprus

Single Day Pass - €5 | Weekend Pass - €8 | VIP Weekend Pass - €30

Ticket Pre-Sales are now available on our online shop!
Buy your Cyprus Comic Con 2017 Tickets and T-shirts!
Make sure to check out our Limited Edition VIP Weekend Passes that offer queue-free Early Admission and other exclusive VIP goodies!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Dorian's Challenge Athalassa Park

  • 11 November 2017
Athalassa Park, Nicosia 

Dorian's Challenge brings one more grueling obstacle course that will challenge the physical strength, mental grid and team spirit of participants from all fitness levels. 
For first time, Nicosia and Athalassa National Forest Park will host thousand Dorian's from across Cyprus and the world. This is a 6km long course with 23 obstacles and challenges. The event will feature 6 new obstacles as well as muddy pits.

For more information check out the website:

Dolphin Pool, UNPA

The Inflatable Obstacle Course will be up this Sunday!!
1500-1630hrs will be for children only.
1630-1700hrs will be for those aged 14+ including adults.

Adult Season Ticket €80
Child Season Ticket €40
Adult 20 Swim Ticket €40
Child 20 Swim Ticket €20
Adult Single Session Ticket €3
Child Single Session Ticket €2
Adult Age 16+, Child 5-15, Children under 4 are free

Check out the full schedule here:

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Wednesday 27th September 2017 at the Episkopi Garrison Gun (EGG) Club Ground
The Championships will consist of a 100 bird English Sporting shoot conducted over ten or more stands. 
Categories.  There will be the following Categories of entry:
a.                   Service.  Open to any member of the UK Armed Forces including those with UNFICYP.  There will be separate awards for BFC personnel and non-BFC personnel.
b.                   UKBC/UKD.  Open to any UK Based Civilian employed by British Forces Cyprus or UNFICYP or UK Dependant of any UK Armed Forces personnel or UKBC based in Cyprus.
c.                   Service Veteran.  Open to any UK Armed Forces Veteran.
d.                   Open.  This covers all the above Categories of entry as well as any other competitor not entitled to such status, such as Ex Pat members of the Ayios Nikalaos and Episkopi Gun Clubs.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Forces Travel Newsletter

Forces Travel specialise in providing travel and holidays for members of the armed forces family.

They offer a range of military discounts and their team of friendly advisers are always ready to do the hard work, leaving customers free to relax and enjoy their holiday.

Please find attached their monthly newsletter here. 
If you would like more details of the services Forces Travel provide please don't hesitate to contact me on

Special offers at your local Costcutter until August 23rd

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

WRVS Information

The Entertainer App only €10!!

Pop in to your Nicosia HIVE to buy yours 
or come see me at the HIVE Noticeboard in Ledra Palace on Wednesdays from 11.30

Recycling Rubbish Collection

All families on the BRS MQ patch are to note the next Recycling Rubbish Bin Collection date will take place on the following date:

Thursday 24th August 2017.
Please note:

Recycling rubbish bin collection takes place every 2 weeks therefore please do not place your recycling rubbish outside until the previous evening of the date due for collection.

Discounted Villas Available in August

August Availability including 
3 nights 2 - 5 August and 
4 nights 19 - 23 August opposite the beach with private pool

Also a romantic affordable house with jacuzzi next to bedroom, 

For more information click here.

Nicosia Library Opening Hours for August

1st August – Normal working hours
2nd August – 09:00 – 14:00
3rd–4th August – Normal working hours
7th–8th August – Normal working hours
9th August – 09:00 – 14:00
10th–11th August – Closed due to staff leave
14th –25th August – 09:00 - 1300
28th August – Closed due to staff holiday
29th August – 09:00 – 13:00

Normal working hours will commence from Wednesday 30th August 2017. Nicosia Library apoligises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Check out the Nicosia Library Newsletter here:
Nicosia Library Newsletter

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Castle Auctions Nicosia

Castle Auctions is the leading Auction House in Cyprus, operating from landmark buildings in Latsia, Nicosia  and off the highway at Ypsonas, Limassol. They offer large covered salerooms and external display areas with customer car parking.
You can view previous catalogues here.
The next Auction is planned for September 23rd 

For more information check out their website :

The Cyprus Walkdown, 25/10/17

Counter Terrorism Notice

“Whilst the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain extremely rare, holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer are being urged to watch a new video designed to help keep them safe in the event of an incident.” - UK Counter Terrorism Police

Find the Video here:

Summer Fire Safety Information from DFRMO

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Waterworld Ayia Napa Review

 My Family and I went on a day trip to Waterworld in Ayia Napa recently and it was great! Having never taken our daughter to a water park before I was worried there wouldn't be that much she could go on. I was so wrong. Many of the slides have height restrictions of 120cm which was perfect for my 127cm lady! Please see our favourites below!

Chariots Chase is a four person slide where you race on mats down a bumpy slide. This was lots of

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Forces Mutual

Forces Mutual offer a wide range of financial products to the armed forces including Travel Insurance (covering Northern Cyprus), Car Insurance, Savings and Mortgages.

Theresa Green from Dhekelia Branch was unable to visit Nicosia HIVE month but if you have any questions for her you can phone 97894490 or email

The Beauty Shop at your local Costcutter Store

AFF achieves housing success on behalf of Army families

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is celebrating a success for those living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA) who have recently faced unfair increases to their accommodation charge.

Many families contacted AFF to say their rental charge or final charge had unexpectedly increased by an unreasonable amount without proper notice and without a chance to appeal.

Fighting for families
On behalf of these families, AFF approached housing organisations Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and CarillionAmey (CA) to push for a fair outcome in accordance with the original guidelines of the CAAS system.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Have you heard of Civvie Street?

CivvyStreet are The Royal British Legion’s online Employability service which is available at As well as a wealth of information about funding, careers and employment, registration provides beneficiaries with a personal account with access to several interactive services such as an online CV builder, thousands of current job vacancies, funding such as The Royal British Legion Employment Support Grant Scheme and a mentoring service.
Did you know that if a spouse or partner needs assistance with funding to complete a course leading to employment, they can also apply for funding as well as access all the other services.  Please tell them about CivvyStreet and ask them to register at

This month's HIVE Hotlist

This month the Hotlist is packed full of things to do to keep cool in the heat.
If you haven't seen the HIVE Hotlist for July yet click below.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Little Troopers FREE App

Below is a notice from Little Trooppers

Little Troopers Treasures

This weekend we launched a brand new, free, easy to use iPad app that is available now exclusively to serving British Armed Forces families. We'd love you to spread the word to your families about this new resource.

We know that serving parents are so frequently away from home and often communications can be limited or sporadic. We also know that a bedtime story is one of the most important times to a child.

So.....we teamed up with Harper Collins Children's Books to bring families Little Troopers Treasures; it will make story time precious every day and will ensure children never miss a bedtime story from their parents again; they can watch the recordings over and over whenever they miss their mummy or daddy.

Download the app on your iPad HERE

Once you are registered (only register once you just need a family login) you can log in and view the bookshelf with various titles available, then simply record a story. The app will capture your face, your voice and the story book pages while your record, it will all then be immediately wrapped up with love and saved on your device and can be watched or listened to or both over and over again.

There is also some supporting resources such as a weekly planner, separation diaries and time difference sheet for you to print and use to compliment the app.

View more on the Little Troopers Treasures web-page HERE

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

All Ranks Mess Reduced Hours

Due to staff leave the following dates are to be noted below:

The ARM will be closed every Monday and Tuesday from 19 Jun 17 – 29 Aug 17 with the exception of the following dates:

3 Jul 17 – 9 Jul 17 – ARM Mess bar will be OPEN as usual.

The ARM opening hours will resume as normal from 4 Sep 17.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

BFC Job Vacancy List

Are you seeking employment here in Cyprus? 
The BFC Job Vacancy List may have the job for you.
To be included in the mailing list simply email

Fasouri Waterpark Ticket Info

May & June
€22 Adults
€12 Children (2 - 11 years old)

Every Wednesday & Saturday
€16 Adults
€10 Children (2 - 11 years old)

July to October
€18 Adults
€11 Children (2 - 11 years old)

British Forces Day
Monday, 29th May 2016

€13 Adults
€7 Children (2 - 11 years old)
€20 Adults (including food coupon)
€14 Children (including food coupon)


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Cycling Information available in Nicosia HIVE.

If you are interested in Cycling here in Cyprus pop in to the HIVE. I have taken delivery of some great information packs on Cycling Routes for Troodos which include maps, places of interest and hints.
All free of charge and available in your HIVE

AFF in Cyprus

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Walking Tour Nicosia

Walking tour in Nicosia with Dr Rita C Severis

20 May at 9:00–17:00

285 Ermou street, 1017 Nicosia, Cyprus

Starting point: Ledra Street crossing point

Cost: €15 per person, incl. meal

For reservations: +357 22 300994/

Friends and Family Visiting the BRS

  • Friends and Family visiting the BRS are not covered by BFC medical or dental care. 
  • Call 112 in an emergency for an ambulance as usual. 
  • Visitors should carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and personal travel insurance is recommended.
  • EHIC does not cover North Cyprus.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Changes to Postal Services

The Postal Clerk is in Nicosia Community Centre
Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Here you can:
Buy Postage Stamps
Weighing Parcels up to 30kg
Send Parcels.

Red Post Boxes are located outside the
Community Centre and Costcutter Shop.

Post from there is collected everyday.

Also to note:
Post is available for collection in the 
BRITCON Welfare Office 
from 11.30 Monday-Friday

Travel Information and Discounts from Chronos Travel

Nicosia HIVE has lots of information on Tours organised by Chronos Travel going to :
Egypt &
Cruising on the Nile.

Chronos Travel are offering UN and British Military Discounts.

For more information or to view the brochures pop in to me in the HIVE or check out their website:

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

And the winner is.......

Congratulations to Samantha Jobson!!!!!!!!

who has been selected as the Nicosia HIVE/Waterworld Competition winner.

Thank you to Waterworld Water Park for giving us this great prize. The park is open now!