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Crowds show up to summer festivals

A total of 800 people took part in a series of events as part of the ninth International Summer Joy Festival organised by the Lefkoşa Folk Dancing and Youth Centre Fogem.

Crowds flocked to the Dereboyu area of the capital to witness a parade of festive floats on Saturday. Children from Poland, Ukraine, Turkey and the TRNC then put on various performances at the Coşkuner Beer Garden while dressed all in white. The gathering in the capital was followed by folk dancing performances on Sunday night in Dikmen.

In a separate event, nursery and pre-school pupils from throughout the region took part in dance shows, face-paintings, theatre performances and concerts at a children’s festival in the Karpaz on Sunday.

Elsewhere President Mustafa Akıncı was a guest of honour as the Doğancı Festival of Art and Culture drew to a close on Sunday with a fashion show by designer Abdullah Öztoprak.

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Was born and raised in London and first came to North Cyprus as a child where he lived for two and a half years. The Island left a long lasting impression on him, for after travelling the world and experiencing many different cultures and ways of life, Cyprus was always there. Sal, as his friends call him, has always had a passion for Art & Design and studied the subject for over ten years and resulted in him specializing in the design and production of contemporary furniture. He has worked in this field for twenty years now. After not having visited the Island for fifteen years he followed his heart back to North Cyprus, where he’s lived for the last four years. Now Sal works on a creative basis for NC Magazine.