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The cultural and folklore association is organizing a cultural evening on Sunday the 28th of May in Orfeas open air cinema (near Platanos square) There will also be an exhibition from all the participants of the art classes that the association organized these last months.

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Mama Mia 2 ?

There are various stories in newspapers talking about a sequel to the first Mama Mia film featuring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters and many other actors. The first movie was filmed on Skopelos (about three weeks they were here) Skiathos , Pilion and the USA (film studio) Quite a few articles mention that on Skopelos will be filmed again. We will see!

This article in the Independent does not talk about where the sequel is going to be filmed.
Mama Mia 2

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Are you a visitor of Skopelos island who loves reading? Are you a tourist who always reads books on the beach and you don’t know where to find a good read? Do you have many finished and unfinished books that take so much space in your house or in your luggages? Are you looking for titles that are hard to find in the island stores? Do you want to read something special in your summer holidays ?
Magdalene Kastani is a librarian and a book-lover and she has something for you:

GET-SWAP-GIVE AWAY! You can adopt/get second hand books that are longing for a kind reader and/or give away the ones you want to get rid of for the readers that are looking for them! They’ll be glad to have them and take care of them!
CONTACT: For further info you can give her a call, send her an email or a fb message!
ADDRESS: Ioannou Doulidi 10, Elefterotria Skopelos.
EMAIL: magda.kastani@gmail.com
MOBILE NUMBER:+306974907514
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/usedbooksgreece83/

REACH: You will find the “Second Hand Books for Skopelos” place nearby to Platanos square right opposite to Cine-Orpheus open cinema – OPAP agency, it is the white house with the brown windows and doors! You’re welcome to knock on the door and/or ring the doorbell of her house as well!
Ask for Magda and choose the book you want and /or give away another one if you like!

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The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) facilitates community projects. Tyler Kay Reichert, an amazing mural artist, is here on the island painting a part of the elementary school.
The giant mural is on the side of the school facing the village. These kind of projects make such a difference for the children. They participated with the coloring of the flowers. A big thank you to Katerina Papova, another amazing painter and volunteers Anne-Guurt Jaeggi, Soula Patsi-Korenti, Jill Somer and Tammy Tsouris for their help. A few more days and the mural will be complete! Go and have a look if you can!

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Sweet?


(photo taken from a wall in Skopelos)

Takis Moschos and his team of actors will perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the play “μπαμπάδες με ρούμι” which is the name of a very sweet pastry. See the photo below. The story is not so sweet. The play will be performed in Orfeas cinema. It is close to Platanos square. The play will start at 21.00 hours. It is in Greek.


Photo; Pasmina.gr

Thanasis Papathanasiou and Michalis Reppas are the writers of the play and they say the following (translated by skopelosnews)
“The 80’s was a time without moral standards and a carefree way of living. Anything could be done without thinking about the consequences of your actions or feel guilty about what you did. For those feelings you need a conscience. If you don’t have a conscience small everyday crimes seem unimportant and ridiculous. The big issue here is if these crimes are committed with intention and awareness? The comical theatre play “Babades with rum” tries to tell the story of a ridiculous crime. A comedy of disabled, stupid, immoral, evil and desperate people.

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A very young child dances a Kalamatianos. Don’t think the woman beside him is leading him by holding his hand. This child knows the steps! No feast takes place without a kalamatianos being danced. Especially at weddings the dance is a big favorite. It got its name in the 19th century from the town of Kalamata in southern Greece, and was originally called “Syrtos O Peloponisos”
The dance is performed in a circle going in a counterclockwise direction and consists of twelve steps and the rhythm is a 7/8. Very often you will find the last but one step (No. 11) danced to the back rather than to the front.

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From Sofia

Sofia likes to keep busy so yesterday she took an extended walk around Agnondas. Many readers know the walk; by the shepherds creamery, down the old path to Agnondas, there she had a word or two with Thanassis then she nipped into the forest and from there all the way to Drakondoskchisma to the new olive oil mill where she crossed the road into the remainder of the forest towards the heliport, the shepherd and home.

On my way she foraged enough sage to make her May Day wreaths the same night, to give one away and the other two? ….. for 39steps, her home.

A good, enjoyable day of LABOUR which she wants to share with the readers of Skopelosnews.

Happy May Day from Sofie

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