It has become something of a rarity to leave a meeting more inspired and dynamic than before you entered. Last week, when a group of CCMC staff and members visited the new project team leading Nicosia’s bid for European Capital of Culture in 2017, was one of those moments when ideas and creativity cursed through our veins at the thought of putting our city at the centre of Europe’s cultural map.
I am not going to give too much away about the bid, just to say that the team led by Stavros Pamballis and Katerina Andreou are onto something big. An idea, a concept we all bought into about a city of many communities living side by side, that over the next few years will move away from its stereotypical image towards a vision of colour, change, and positivity.
I can only hope that CCMC will continue to be involved in supporting the bid, and working closely with the Nicosia 2017 team in the near future and beyond. We will keep you posted on their upcoming events and parties, and we invite you to support Nicosia’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2017!