The “Night Watch” exhibition, will open at Artists House in Tel Aviv on November 7.

Nicosia in Turk-occupied Cyprus 370 (photo credit: reuters)
Nicosia in Turk-occupied Cyprus 370
(photo credit: reuters)
Cyprus comes to Tel Aviv
The “Famagusta: Europe’s Ghost Town” photography exhibition, which is due to run at the Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv from November 6 to 13, will offer Israelis an intriguing insight into one of Cyprus’s most historic towns.
Prior to 1974 Famagusta was one of the most advanced cities in Cyprus, but that ended with the Turkish invasion of the northern part of the island, when half the city’s inhabitants fled southward.
The exhibition is designed to present the public with the glorious past of a thriving city, and to show its present non-glamorous state. As the show organizers put it: “This photo collection reflects the pain of the citizens of who are eager to return to their home and rebuild it.” The idea behind the exhibition is also to increase awareness of the current state of the city, and to put it back on the agenda of the international community.
Admission to the exhibition is free. To arrange a visit during business hours, call: (03) 521-7763
Radio night art
The “Night Watch” exhibition, which will open at Artists House in Tel Aviv on November 7, features works by Hadassah Wallman, the former editor of Kol Yisrael radio’s literary supplement.
The works in the show comprise oil paints on canvas and are based on collages that Wallman created from tiny pieces of paper which she tore from magazines, advertisement posters and all sorts of junk mail items. She used the scraps of paper to form pictures that primarily depict nocturnal urban scenes.
Wallman describes the paintings as selections from “a corpus of works which evolved over a three-year period, a time of discovery and frustration, deciphering and concealment, exploration and loss, a period in which this world was created from the fragments.”
“Night Watch” was curated by artist and poet Mordechai Geldman, who describes Wallman’s works as “freeing the banal and nondescript features of the urban landscape and turning them into images of beauty which inspire the soul and arouse a presence of magic.”
The exhibition will close on November 30. For more information: (03) 524-6685
Poking fun at Kfar Blum
Ephraim Sidon and Danny Kerman will head an all-star cast of storytellers and musicians at Kfar Blum from November 7 to 9, for the next installment of this year’s musical weekend series. The program is called Kremschnit, Schlager and Shpritzen, and focuses on the contribution made by the Yiddish culture to song and entertainment in Israel.
The duo will talk about various aspects of Yiddish humor, Moshe Lahav will present his one-man Big Tisch show and actor Dror Keren will make his debut as a stand-up comedian.
For more information: (04) 683-6611 and
Chicago bluesman due in
Chicago-born blues guitarist and vocalist Bernard Allison will be in Israel soon to perform three concerts. Allison’s shows will take place at Hemdat Yamim on November 15 (doors open 8:30 p.m., show starts 10), with two shows lined up for November 16 at the Zappa Club in Tel Aviv (doors open 5:30 and 8:45 p.m., and shows start 7 and 10 p.m. respectively).
Allison is the youngest son of legendary bluesman Luther Allison, who died in 1997. He began touring and appearing with his father as a teenager all over the US and abroad, before joining forces with iconic blues singer Koko Taylor. After a couple of years as lead guitarist with Taylor, Allison started his own band – although he later rejoined the singer for another two years.
Allison then joined his father’s band on their European tour, and he recorded his debut album, The Next Generation, in Paris in 1989. All told, the Bernard Allison discography features 15 albums, and has dipped into soul, funk and rock over the years.
Allison will be accompanied at his gigs here by the Israeli Blues Rebels band, with Dov Hammer on harmonica and vocals, Andy Watts on guitar, Ilan Hillel on bass and vocals and Alon Hillel on drums and vocals.For tickets and more information: (03)762-6666, *9080 and