Programme


Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 10 @ 2:00 am
8:30 pm
Line-Up & DJs:
The Harbour
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
Art Exhibition Opening Town Hall Skala Eressos 19.00 – 22.00 Join us for drinks & snacks … and wonderful works of art!
Town Hall Skala Eressos
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
9:00 pm
Movie: To Be Advised
Open-Air Cinema
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30 am
Breakfast Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta BREAKFAST WALK; Wake up with the sun and greet the day with a hike up to the Profitis Ilias chapel. For those of you who not only want to[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The Oddysea Workshop Sue Frumin will run two workshops exploring women’s journeys through the difficult seas of life and how those relate to the journeys described in “The Odyssey” which we are using as a[...]
To be confirmed
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
9:30 am
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
  “Dog Splash” Fundraising in aid of the Animals in Eressos Our annual “Dog Splash” is a fun fundraising event, which includes prizes and items donated by local people, businesses and other supporters. All funds[...]
Budda Bar
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Here’s another workshop for you to enjoy. On both the first and second Tuesday of the festival from 10.30am until 11.30am there will be a …. Writing Workshop- Beginners Level * Week one: Exercises in[...]
Town Hall
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
DOORS OPEN 8pm SHOW STARTS 8.30pm Unique Amsterdam-based pop-trio the McChicks have been touring the world as musicians with some of the most renowned artists on the pop, jazz and theatre scene from the Netherlands.[...]
Open Air Cinema
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Life Coaching Workshop Do you feel stuck in a rut? Want to make changes in your life but don’t know how to get started?  In this fast-paced taster session Kelly will introduce you to coaching tools[...]
To be confirmed
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Wine Women & Words Have you got a tale to tell, a poem to perform, a song to sing? Words of women who inspire and uplift you? That touch your soul or make you laugh?[...]
Giannis and Gabi's Taverna
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
9:00 pm
Movie: To Be Advised
Open-Air Cinema
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
INTUITIVE COACHING: Using tarot, art and meditative energy to bring understanding and transformation into our lives. FACILITATOR: Tatini. Tatini lives and works in both Europe and India and is an experienced, intuitive coach.
8:00 pm
The Sexiest Show of the Festival We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it! Strut Your Stuff Camp, sexy, tongue-in-cheek and thoroughly entertaining, our alternative fashion show is an inventive[...]
Open Air Cinema
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
9:30 am
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6:00 pm
Dinner Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta Join Helene & Anna-Britta for an evening walk. For those of you who would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and around Skala Eresos, we[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
8:30 pm
Have you got an inner Drag King ready to be unleashed? Have you ever wanted to get on stage and strut your stuff? Do you have a hidden alter ego? Or do you just love[...]
Open Air Cinema
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
9:30 am
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
9:00 pm
Movie: To Be Advised
Open-Air Cinema
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30 am
Breakfast Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta BREAKFAST WALK; Wake up with the sun and greet the day with a hike up to the Profitis Ilias chapel. For those of you who not only want to[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The Oddysea Workshop Sue Frumin will run two workshops exploring women’s journeys through the difficult seas of life and how those relate to the journeys described in “The Odyssey” which we are using as a[...]
To be confirmed
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
9:30 am
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Here’s another workshop for you to enjoy. On both the first and second Tuesday of the festival from 10.30am until 11.30am there will be a …. Writing Workshop- Beginners Level * Week one: Exercises in[...]
Town Hall
8:00 pm
The Sexiest Show of the Festival We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it! Strut Your Stuff Camp, sexy, tongue-in-cheek and thoroughly entertaining, our alternative fashion show is an inventive[...]
Open Air Cinema
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
Life Coaching Workshop Do you feel stuck in a rut? Want to make changes in your life but don’t know how to get started?  In this fast-paced taster session Kelly will introduce you to coaching tools[...]
To be confirmed
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Deep in the Heart of Me A musical theatre production by Ali Child and Rosie Wakley About the Show Thirty years on from ‘Shirley Valentine’, Janet meets the woman of her dreams, in a suit[...]
Open Air Cinema
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
9:30 am
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
INTUITIVE COACHING: Using tarot, art and meditative energy to bring understanding and transformation into our lives. FACILITATOR: Tatini. Tatini lives and works in both Europe and India and is an experienced, intuitive coach.
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination. FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi
Town Hall
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6:00 pm
Dinner Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta Join Helene & Anna-Britta for an evening walk. For those of you who would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and around Skala Eresos, we[...]
Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep
9
Sat
Grand Opening Festival 2017 @ The Harbour
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 10 @ 2:00 am
Sep
10
Sun
Opening Art Exhibition @ Town Hall Skala Eressos
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Art Exhibition Opening

Town Hall Skala Eressos

19.00 – 22.00

Join us for drinks & snacks … and wonderful works of art!

Movie Screening @ Open-Air Cinema
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
11
Mon
Breakfast Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Breakfast Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel

Breakfast Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta

BREAKFAST WALK; Wake up with the sun and greet the day with a hike up to the Profitis Ilias chapel.

For those of you who not only want to lie on the beach, but would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and around Skala Eresos, we offer short walking tours in small groups.

The chapel lies high upon the cliff that making that characteristic silhouette at sunset. Once we reach the top, an enchanting view opens up over the Aegean Sea. Here we will have a breakfast. As we walk down again, the sun is already warm and a refreshing dip in the sea awaits us at the bottom of the cliff.

Practical Information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk. This is important as we need to prepare for breakfast in advance!

TIME: 08:30

MEET: We depart 08:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Odyssea Workshop with Sue Frumin @ To be confirmed
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Odyssea Workshop with Sue Frumin @ To be confirmed

The Oddysea Workshop

Sue Frumin will run two workshops exploring women’s journeys through the difficult seas of life and how those relate to the journeys described in “The Odyssey” which we are using as a basis for Sea-change Company’s next production at Skala Eressos in 2018.

We will use drama games, improvisation, life stories and music to explore inner and outward journeys. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a sense of humour.

Facilitator: Sue Frumin

Sue Frumin is a writer, performer, comedian, producer and actor.

She produced “The Tempest” at Skala Eressos Women’s Festival in 2016 and at the Rose Playhouse, London and L-Fest in 2017.

She has performed five one-woman shows and also performed in a wide range of Film and Television including “Downton Abbey”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Rush”, “Florence Foster Jenkins”, Iron Lady and many more. She regularly performs for Duckie and devised “The Well of Jollyness” in 2016. She plays musical saw with The Dalston Ballet Company and has also performed in “At Home with the Ludski’s” a multi-media arts presentation.

She is currently curating “All Tomorrow’s Parties, Party – A Warholian Extravaganza” but her most memorable experience was as Amy Winehouse at the Alternative Fashion show in Skala Eressos in 2012.

Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Sep
12
Tue
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos.

Whether this is your first visit to Skala Eressos, or your 10th, this local walk in the heart of Skala Eressos is definitely worth joining!

A fine art photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer, Tzeli is also an expert on the legacy of the poetess Sappho.

lesvos-book You can find out more about the island of Lesbos in Tzeli’s excellent book A Girl’s Guide to Lesbos.

And you can find out more about Tzeli at

Practical Information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk.

TIME: 09:30

MEET: We depart 09:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

“Dog Splash” Animal Fundraiser @ Budda Bar
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
"Dog Splash" Animal Fundraiser @ Budda Bar

 

“Dog Splash” Fundraising in aid of the Animals in Eressos

Our annual “Dog Splash” is a fun fundraising event, which includes prizes and items donated by local people, businesses and other supporters. All funds raised will go to our local charities that rely solely on donations from the public, so that animals can be neutered, fed throughout the winter, and if possible re-homed abroad.

Please come and join us for a thoroughly entertaining evening whilst contributing to a very worthwhile cause.

Registrations for participation in the “Dog Splash” @ 10am

Writing Workshop with Gill & Nicki @ Town Hall
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Writing Workshop with Gill & Nicki @ Town Hall

Here’s another workshop for you to enjoy. On both the first and second Tuesday of the festival from 10.30am until 11.30am there will be a ….

Writing Workshop- Beginners Level
* Week one: Exercises in point of view
* Week two: Exercises in using the five senses
Attending the second workshop is not dependent on you attending the first.

Facilitators:

Gill McKnight from DRB publishers is an author. Originally from Ireland, Gill now considers Lesvos her home.

Nicki Glynn is a retired English teacher who spends her time between Yorkshire and Lesvos

This workshop is FREE for wristband holders

Mc Chicks Live! @ Open Air Cinema
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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DOORS OPEN 8pm

SHOW STARTS 8.30pm

Unique Amsterdam-based pop-trio the McChicks have been touring the world as musicians with some of the most renowned artists on the pop, jazz and theatre scene from the Netherlands.

They have each enjoyed huge success as solo artists; Rated as the drummer/singer most seen on television, Tessa Boomkamp regularly plays in the band of ‘The Voice’ in Holland; Phaedra Kwant was chosen as this year’s ‘Best Jazz/fusion bassist of the Benelux’; and Astrid Akse is considered by many to have one of the most funky guitar grooves imaginable.

In 2009 they got together as the McChicks and released their first album. Outstanding instrumentalists and fantastic vocalists, the McChicks bring an inspiring energy to their live performances – a stylish combination of their own wonderful compositions coupled with a few well chosen cover arrangements, all performed with their own exclusive sound. Soft and touching like angels or grooving and rocking like hell: it’s the McChicks! A real must-hear.

www.facebook.com/mcchicksmusic

www.twitter.com/mcchicksmusic

Sep
13
Wed
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Life Coaching with Kelly Canterford @ To be confirmed
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Life Coaching with Kelly Canterford @ To be confirmed

Life Coaching Workshop

Do you feel stuck in a rut? Want to make changes in your life but don’t know how to get started?  In this fast-paced taster session Kelly will introduce you to coaching tools and techniques you can use today to start living the life you want.

Facilitator: Kelly Canterford

Kelly Canterford is a UK based Life Coach specialising in helping women to live more joyful and fulfilling lives.  She combines coaching with a career in commercial property where she has been instrumental in the establishment of an LGBTQ property industry community.
In her spare time she enjoys: a cold beer, physical challenges from 100 mile bike rides to triathlons, following the fortunes of Liverpool FC and can occasionally be seen on the London stand-up comedy circuit!
Kelly discovered the power of the self-actualising method of coaching when at a crossroads in her career. She has used this method to overcome a serious back injury and build a lifestyle that encompasses her passions for helping people thrive, property, comedy and physical challenges.

Special offer

If you enjoy the taster session and would like more, or you can’t make the workshops and want a one to one session, Kelly is offering attendees to this year’s festival five skype session for the price of four.  Just mention SAPPHO WOMENS FESTIVAL when you book kcanterford@gmail.com.

Wine, Women & Words with Karolina @ Giannis and Gabi's Taverna
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wine Women & Words Have you got a tale to tell, a poem to perform, a song to sing? Words of women who inspire and uplift you? That touch your soul or make you laugh? Come along and share an early evening feast of words in the intimate setting of Gabi and Giannis garden restaurant And when your appetite is whetted, stay on when the restaurant opens at 7.30 for some delicious dining, and maybe more words. Food and wine optional!

Facilitator: Karolina Denning

Karolina Denning has lived in Eressos for 15 years. She is a lazy reader (Audible fan) and and even lazier writer. It has been her pleasure across the years, to share her love of words, in whatever form, at writing groups, forums and performances here in Eressos. She is the proud grandmother of two and lives with her elderly dog and numerous cats.

Movie Screening @ Open-Air Cinema
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
14
Thu
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Intuitive Coaching with Tatini
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Intuitive Coaching with Tatini

INTUITIVE COACHING: Using tarot, art and meditative energy to bring understanding and transformation into our lives.

FACILITATOR: Tatini. Tatini lives and works in both Europe and India and is an experienced, intuitive coach.

Sappho’s Alternative Fashion Show – Part 1 @ Open Air Cinema
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sappho's Alternative Fashion Show - Part 1 @ Open Air Cinema

The Sexiest Show of the Festival

We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it!

Strut Your Stuff

Camp, sexy, tongue-in-cheek and thoroughly entertaining, our alternative fashion show is an inventive celebration of sartorial holiday style for women of all ages, shapes and genders. It is part fashion show, part talent show. This year we have singers, dancers, drag kings and models. 

The venue is Skala’s beautiful open-air cinema, many of the clothes and accessories are donated from supportive local businesses, and the models and talent.… well, the models could be you!

If you want to join the show, watch out for our notices and sign up at the information desk. Be sure to bring your music, costumes and props with you. Have a look through your suitcases, use a sprinkle of imagination, customise a windbreaker… and get ready to strut your stuff down Sappho’s catwalk!

Details

Ticket price at the door: 10 euro

Access free to wristband holders

Venue opens at 20.00, the fashion show starts at 21.00.

Sep
15
Fri
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos.

Whether this is your first visit to Skala Eressos, or your 10th, this local walk in the heart of Skala Eressos is definitely worth joining!

A fine art photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer, Tzeli is also an expert on the legacy of the poetess Sappho.

lesvos-book You can find out more about the island of Lesbos in Tzeli’s excellent book A Girl’s Guide to Lesbos.

And you can find out more about Tzeli at

Practical Information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk.

TIME: 09:30

MEET: We depart 09:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Dinner Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dinner Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel

Dinner Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta

Join Helene & Anna-Britta for an evening walk.

For those of you who would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and around Skala Eresos, we offer short walking tours in small groups.

We walk across Kambos to the village of Eressos, where the dinner is waiting for us at one of the local taverns.

We will follow the tiny winding roads across Kambos, the fertile valley of farmland and fields that provides the area with fresh vegetables and fruits. We will continue through the village of Eressos and end our walk at the Platia, the village square. There we will eat a dinner at a local taverna before walking back. The walk is around 4kms each way.

Price includes the meal.

Practical information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk. This is important as we need to reserve the table for dinner in advance!

TIME: 18:00

MEET: We depart 18:00 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Drag Kings of Eresssos @ Open Air Cinema
Sep 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Drag Kings 2017 poster

Have you got an inner Drag King ready to be unleashed?

Have you ever wanted to get on stage and strut your stuff?

Do you have a hidden alter ego?

Or do you just love performing?

Well September is your chance to take to the stage and enter the show. We will take entries via email before the Festival but this is a ‘rock and up impress us’ show. You need to be at the Festival and ready to show the judges your act in order to make the stage on the night.

It’s all about entertainment and having a whole lot of fun.

 

READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE AND DRAG KING GEORGE FAITHLESS 

 

WANT TO ENTER?

Make sure you first book your ticket to the Festival and pack your gear. Prepare your act as you are going to have to audition. Then email Jennifer for an entry form & more information Jennifer info@divadestinations.co.uk

Sep
16
Sat
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Sep
17
Sun
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos.

Whether this is your first visit to Skala Eressos, or your 10th, this local walk in the heart of Skala Eressos is definitely worth joining!

A fine art photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer, Tzeli is also an expert on the legacy of the poetess Sappho.

lesvos-book You can find out more about the island of Lesbos in Tzeli’s excellent book A Girl’s Guide to Lesbos.

And you can find out more about Tzeli at

Practical Information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk.

TIME: 09:30

MEET: We depart 09:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Movie Screening @ Open-Air Cinema
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
18
Mon
Breakfast Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Breakfast Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel

Breakfast Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta

BREAKFAST WALK; Wake up with the sun and greet the day with a hike up to the Profitis Ilias chapel.

For those of you who not only want to lie on the beach, but would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and around Skala Eresos, we offer short walking tours in small groups.

The chapel lies high upon the cliff that making that characteristic silhouette at sunset. Once we reach the top, an enchanting view opens up over the Aegean Sea. Here we will have a breakfast. As we walk down again, the sun is already warm and a refreshing dip in the sea awaits us at the bottom of the cliff.

Practical Information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk. This is important as we need to prepare for breakfast in advance!

TIME: 08:30

MEET: We depart 08:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Odyssea Workshop with Sue Frumin @ To be confirmed
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Odyssea Workshop with Sue Frumin @ To be confirmed

The Oddysea Workshop

Sue Frumin will run two workshops exploring women’s journeys through the difficult seas of life and how those relate to the journeys described in “The Odyssey” which we are using as a basis for Sea-change Company’s next production at Skala Eressos in 2018.

We will use drama games, improvisation, life stories and music to explore inner and outward journeys. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a sense of humour.

Facilitator: Sue Frumin

Sue Frumin is a writer, performer, comedian, producer and actor.

She produced “The Tempest” at Skala Eressos Women’s Festival in 2016 and at the Rose Playhouse, London and L-Fest in 2017.

She has performed five one-woman shows and also performed in a wide range of Film and Television including “Downton Abbey”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Rush”, “Florence Foster Jenkins”, Iron Lady and many more. She regularly performs for Duckie and devised “The Well of Jollyness” in 2016. She plays musical saw with The Dalston Ballet Company and has also performed in “At Home with the Ludski’s” a multi-media arts presentation.

She is currently curating “All Tomorrow’s Parties, Party – A Warholian Extravaganza” but her most memorable experience was as Amy Winehouse at the Alternative Fashion show in Skala Eressos in 2012.

Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Sep
19
Tue
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos.

Whether this is your first visit to Skala Eressos, or your 10th, this local walk in the heart of Skala Eressos is definitely worth joining!

A fine art photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer, Tzeli is also an expert on the legacy of the poetess Sappho.

lesvos-book You can find out more about the island of Lesbos in Tzeli’s excellent book A Girl’s Guide to Lesbos.

And you can find out more about Tzeli at

Practical Information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk.

TIME: 09:30

MEET: We depart 09:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Writing Workshop with Gill & Nicki @ Town Hall
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Writing Workshop with Gill & Nicki @ Town Hall

Here’s another workshop for you to enjoy. On both the first and second Tuesday of the festival from 10.30am until 11.30am there will be a ….

Writing Workshop- Beginners Level
* Week one: Exercises in point of view
* Week two: Exercises in using the five senses
Attending the second workshop is not dependent on you attending the first.

Facilitators:

Gill McKnight from DRB publishers is an author. Originally from Ireland, Gill now considers Lesvos her home.

Nicki Glynn is a retired English teacher who spends her time between Yorkshire and Lesvos

This workshop is FREE for wristband holders

Sappho’s Alternative Fashion Show – Part 2 @ Open Air Cinema
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sappho's Alternative Fashion Show - Part 2 @ Open Air Cinema

The Sexiest Show of the Festival

We do things a bit differently, and that’s the way we like it!

Strut Your Stuff

Camp, sexy, tongue-in-cheek and thoroughly entertaining, our alternative fashion show is an inventive celebration of sartorial holiday style for women of all ages, shapes and genders. It is part fashion show, part talent show. This year we have singers, dancers, drag kings and models.

The venue is Skala’s beautiful open-air cinema, many of the clothes and accessories are donated from supportive local businesses, and the models and talent.… well, the models could be you!

If you want to join the show, watch out for our notices and sign up at the information desk. Be sure to bring your music, costumes and props with you. Have a look through your suitcases, use a sprinkle of imagination, customise a windbreaker… and get ready to strut your stuff down Sappho’s catwalk!

Details

Ticket price at the door: 10 euro

Access free to wristband holders

Venue opens at 20.00, the fashion show starts at 21.00.

Sep
20
Wed
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Life Coaching with Kelly Canterford @ To be confirmed
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Life Coaching with Kelly Canterford @ To be confirmed

Life Coaching Workshop

Do you feel stuck in a rut? Want to make changes in your life but don’t know how to get started?  In this fast-paced taster session Kelly will introduce you to coaching tools and techniques you can use today to start living the life you want.

Facilitator: Kelly Canterford

Kelly Canterford is a UK based Life Coach specialising in helping women to live more joyful and fulfilling lives.  She combines coaching with a career in commercial property where she has been instrumental in the establishment of an LGBTQ property industry community.
In her spare time she enjoys: a cold beer, physical challenges from 100 mile bike rides to triathlons, following the fortunes of Liverpool FC and can occasionally be seen on the London stand-up comedy circuit!
Kelly discovered the power of the self-actualising method of coaching when at a crossroads in her career. She has used this method to overcome a serious back injury and build a lifestyle that encompasses her passions for helping people thrive, property, comedy and physical challenges.

Special offer

If you enjoy the taster session and would like more, or you can’t make the workshops and want a one to one session, Kelly is offering attendees to this year’s festival five skype session for the price of four.  Just mention SAPPHO WOMENS FESTIVAL when you book kcanterford@gmail.com.

Musical Theatre: Deep in the Heart of Me @ Open Air Cinema
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Deep in the Heart of Me

A musical theatre production by Ali Child and Rosie Wakley

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About the Show

Thirty years on from ‘Shirley Valentine’, Janet meets the woman of her dreams, in a suit and tie singing Frank Sinatra songs. With her husband and kids back home, Janet knows taking this holiday to the lesbian island of Lesbos is a departure in more ways than one.

This partly auto-biographical play, devised by Ali Child and Rosie Wakley, uses songs from the Rat Pack repertoire to tell the story of a middle aged, conventionally married woman who comes to Lesbos and falls in love.

Ali and Rosie met at the Women’s Festival in 2013 and this show is their celebration of that encounter and all that has happened since.

Our Story

Behind the Lines is a theatre company set up in 2014 by Ali Child and Rosie Wakley to put lesbians centre stage and tell their stories.

Their first show, ‘All The Nice Girls’ was nominated for L Fest Arts Stage Event of 2015 and went on to tour the UK and sell out at the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘Deep in The Heart of Me’ is their latest creation which began life at the Brighton Fringe in May. It’s a lesbian Shirley Valentine tale, set in Wiltshire, Brighton, Lesbos and Texas.

Described by critics as ‘hilarious, witty and heart breaking’ the play ‘induces a constant stream of laughter from the audience.’

‘Each song – mostly Rat Pack – is performed for maximum comedic effect, as the pair hilariously act out their clumsy falling for one another; from the awkward winks and nods off to the audience to the lustful looks at one another. The songs are mixed with rib-tickling dialogue, and great use of projections. The play feels warm, layered, and captivating.’

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Sep
21
Thu
Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Cultural Walks in the Footsteps of Sappho

Tzeli Hadjidimitriou will be your guide on a morning walk around Vigla and its hill fort remains. A renowned expert on local history, she will talk about the cultural and archaeological significance of the ancient city of Eressos.

Whether this is your first visit to Skala Eressos, or your 10th, this local walk in the heart of Skala Eressos is definitely worth joining!

A fine art photographer, filmmaker, and travel writer, Tzeli is also an expert on the legacy of the poetess Sappho.

lesvos-book You can find out more about the island of Lesbos in Tzeli’s excellent book A Girl’s Guide to Lesbos.

And you can find out more about Tzeli at

Practical Information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk.

TIME: 09:30

MEET: We depart 09:30 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.

Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Intuitive Coaching with Tatini
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Intuitive Coaching with Tatini

INTUITIVE COACHING: Using tarot, art and meditative energy to bring understanding and transformation into our lives.

FACILITATOR: Tatini. Tatini lives and works in both Europe and India and is an experienced, intuitive coach.

Sep
22
Fri
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resin Art with Tunde Hidvegi @ Town Hall

RESIN ART: Come and create your own art, all you need to bring is your imagination.
FACILITATOR: Tunde Hidvegi

Dinner Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dinner Walk with Helene & Anna-Britta @ Meet at Sappho Travel

Dinner Walk with Helene and Anna-Britta

Join Helene & Anna-Britta for an evening walk.

For those of you who would also enjoy seeing and experiencing more of the surroundings in and around Skala Eresos, we offer short walking tours in small groups.

We walk across Kambos to the village of Eressos, where the dinner is waiting for us at one of the local taverns.

We will follow the tiny winding roads across Kambos, the fertile valley of farmland and fields that provides the area with fresh vegetables and fruits. We will continue through the village of Eressos and end our walk at the Platia, the village square. There we will eat a dinner at a local taverna before walking back. The walk is around 4kms each way.

Price includes the meal.

Practical information

Please sign up at the information desk if you plan to join this walk. This is important as we need to reserve the table for dinner in advance!

TIME: 18:00

MEET: We depart 18:00 from outside Sappho Travel

For the walks/hikes, it is important to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Also, bring walking sticks if you have them and most importantly, WATER.