The Fez gives a Special Christmas welcome to NCCCT

By Engin Dervisaĝa…….

Working as a producer and presenter for Bayrak Radio and Television and then having the opportunity of writing about my forthcoming shows on cyprusscene.com is a great joy.

On Thursday 23rd November I went along with my camera crew for my Vox Pop programme on BRT 2 TV to The Fez, in Çatalköy to be with the North Cyprus Cancer Charity Trust (NCCCT) where they were holding their first Christmas Party. Continue reading

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 26/11/17 with Rachel Saunby

By Engin Dervişağa……..

For this week’s Vox Pop programme, I went along with my camera crew to Efendi House Restaurant which is tucked away in the old Turkish quarter of Girne to meet Rachel Saunby who comes from the UK and has been in the TRNC for 6 years.

She started to learn to sing at the age of 5 whilst growing up alongside her older  sister and  listening to 70’s music with artists like Bread, 10cc, Pink Floyd and Kate Bush.

Rachel first came to North Cyprus in 2004 and fell in love with the island and returning to North Cyprus about  4 or 5 times a year and she would never want to leave, so when she had a chance in 2011 to leave the UK, she got a one way ticket and has been here ever since. Continue reading

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Discovering North Cyprus 27/11/2017, Kyrenia Castle

By Engin Dervişağa…….

By popular demand I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you a repeat of the interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” which we recorded at the Kyrenia Castle. This castle is at the east end of the old harbour in Kyrenia and this 16th-century castle was built by the Venetians over a previous Crusader fortification. Within its walls lies a twelfth-century chapel and the famous Shipwreck Museum and much more for visitors to admire.

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 19/11/17 : TFR acting it up for KADS

By Engin Dervişağa……..

For this Vox Pop show by popular demand, I am repeating the Vox Pop show when I went along with my camera crew to the Pia Bella Hotel to the first showing of the Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) presentation of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 15 Minutes” and Ronnie Barker´s “Rub-A-Dub-Dub” bar sketch.

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Discovering North Cyprus 20/11/17, The Lapidary Museum , Lefkosa

By Engin Dervişağa…….

I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you an interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Lapidary Museum which is found just south of Haydar Pasha mosque in Lefkosa.

The museum is housed in a 15th Century house of an almost unique style in Cyprus The first floor has square windows, which have balconies supported on carved corbels, each decorated with a device. This house contains medieval and Gothic fragments from vanished palaces and churches of Nicosia. Continue reading

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Discovering North Cyprus 13/11/17, Yenicami mosque, Lefkosa

By Engin Dervişağa…….

I am delighted together with my colleague Qossay Eleyan to bring you an interesting report on “Discovering North Cyprus” about the Yenicami mosque which is found in the Yenicami neighbourhood of Lefkosa.

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Vox Pop on BRT Television 12/11/17 with Music on Fire at Bellapais Abbey

By Engin Dervişağa……..

For this Vox Pop show, I went along with my camera crew to the Bellapais Abbey to record this year’s great Music on Fire musical extravaganza by Ateş and Diva which aimed to raise donations for the Kemal Saracoglu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Cancer and A Clean Cyprus.

A visit to Bellapais Abbey is always a special treat and on this occasion we were not disappointed to find the stage decorated with props and great lighting with wispy smoke now and then creating that air of mystery as the performers came onto the stage with loud applause after each performance.

This wonderful show at Bellapais Abbey had been produced by Demetra George Mustafaoğlu with assistance from Hatice Salih Kerimgil and Ece Sualp and this was the fourth of the Ateş & Diva – Music on Fire concerts, the first being at the Abbey in 2016, the second at Pera Palas in Istanbul and the third in Kas in Turkey. Continue reading

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