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“Soon after moving from London to Glossa in 2005 with her husband, Matthew, Sarah Bloxham found a rat. Not a live rat, but a petrified rat in the plaka by the church in the Central Square of Glossa. It was not even a real petrified rat, but it was so striking that it inspired Sarah to write a children’s story set in a fictional Glossa of long ago.
She persuaded people of various nationalities with houses in the area to illustrate the book and translate the English text into four other languages – Greek, French, German and Italian. All the work was done voluntarily in the hope that the book would be published one day and the proceeds devoted to traditional village celebrations which are not as common as they once were.
Mosxoula Giannopoulou and Antonis Falkis, proprietors of Café – Restaurant Plateia have kindly allowed their kafeneion to be turned into a gallery for the summer. The first exhibition is all about Sarah’s book.

It is open daily from noon until the restaurant closes. There is an opportunity to meet the contributors on Monday 10th July in the Plateia Gallery, Central Square Glossa from around 1 p.m. The exhibition will run daily until the 30th July and admission is free.”

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Next weekend the annual dance festival in Glossa will take place. Many dance groups from Greece will be there. The venue is the schoolground in Glossa. They will start around 21.00 hours and the entrance is free.

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All prepared for singing workshop concert on Skopelos 4th July at Livadiotissa monastery at 7pm are the members of the choir and joining them this year are Stathis Karagiorgis, tenor; Nikos Adraskelas pianist; and flautist Eleftheria Fragoudaki.

On Wednesday 5th July the concert will be held in Orfeas at 8.30pm.

Entrance: free

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Tyler Kay is a Houston based artist. Tyler has been doing a lot of murals in the USA and she was asked by the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts assistant director Jill Somer to paint murals on school walls. Together with the help of the parent’s boards of both schools, the directors of the schools and volunteers, the projects were very successful. On Skopelos she lead four community mural projects involving the students from both the middle & elementary school.
The education system on the island, unfortunately, is unable to provide to the students a lot of access to creative outlets (music, visual arts, theater, etc.)
Tyler witnessed first hand the hunger & eagerness from the kids to be creative. These projects could not have been possible without Tyler, the support of The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, The University of Houston College of the Arts, & the several local volunteers on Skopelos who donated their hard work & time.

(elementary school before and after)

(second project poppies in the elementary school)

The middle school projects were;

(Inside the school near the entrance )

(the outside walls of the toilets)

(middle school; students creating and helping out making the school surrounding more beautiful !!)


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Jenny Nelson and David Shaw will show their work in the Mercurius bar gallery from Wednesday the 21st of June until the 27th of June. At 21.00 hours on Wednesday the exhibition will be opened. Everybody is welcome. Every evening the gallery will be open from 19.30 until 23.00 hours. Mercurius bar gallery you can find near Platanos square passing along the pharmacy and Adonis hotel.

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Summer concerts

For many years Rod Iliffe and Kendal Sheperd have been trying to set up a music festival where people have the chance to participate in workshops first and perform later in the week in a nice venue. Rod is a conductor and he works with the singers for two days in workshops on Skopelos. This year the workshops will be at Orpheas open air cinema on Saturday July 1st and Del Sol on Sunday 2nd July starting at 10 am each day. Anybody who wishes to join at the last minute please call: 6983371662 from the 27th June and before that: 0044 7887939605 and 0044 7889233915.

Performances will be given in the Livadiotissa monastery near the Asclepeion site/Aeolos hotel on the 4th of July at 19.00 hours and in Orfeas open air cinema on the fifth of July at 20.30 hours.

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Lost sketch book?

This lovely sketch book was found in Skopelos town. Inside the book is also a name mentioned; Ruben Mulder. If you contact Skopelosnews we will try to return it to you.

Update. Owner found.

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