Dear Sappho Women festival family,
As it is nearly September, it is high time to provide you with another update. Even though the pandemic continues to provide us all with a number of challenges, we are very pleased to inform you that we will still be going ahead with an adjusted programme of events this upcoming September. The programme undoubtedly will appear quite different this year, but we are doing everything we can to offer you a varied and exciting selection of workshops, events and activities.
Throughout the two weeks we will be hosting several live concerts at the harbour of Skala Eressos, and because in 2021 we will be receiving financial support from our local municipality and prefecture towards some of the costs of these live performances, the entrance for these nights will be FREE of charge for all visitors. We will be following our government’s latest guidance regarding Covid and will adhere to all measures rigorously to ensure safety for all participants and visitors. As such, arrangements will be made for appropriate social distanced seating in the harbour area. Sadly it will not be possible to host any parties in 2021, as dancing is still prohibited at the time of writing this update, but you can rest assured however that you will still be able to enjoy a fun and packed programme at the local bars as well this year, since they will also be hosting numerous activities for you. We are obviously keeping a very close eye on whether any measures may be eased by the time our festival kicks off and we will adjust our programming accordingly if this should be the case. Our exact programme is currently being finalised and information will be updated on our website from this weekend.
A note regarding the 2021 wristbands. Due to the (rather sudden) alternative funding model this year, we will be offering an automatic transfer of all wristbands to the 2022 festival which is set to take place from 10th to 24th of September next year. If you are able to do so, we would very much appreciate it if you could donate the full or partial value of your wristbands to us, as this will be a huge help for us to cover our ongoing non-profit’s running costs. We will of course remain available to discuss alternative options with you as well. For any wristband questions please get in touch with Wendy via firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, the important information is that the festival of 2021 is still going ahead, and that it will be FREE. We are very happy to see that many women have planned their holidays to this stunning Greek village again and we firmly believe that September in Skala Eressos offers everyone a fabulous holiday with sunshine, beach-time and swims, and it of course also means eating good food, sipping on sunset cocktails and meeting up with old friends again.
We are very much looking forward to seeing many of you back here with us in Skala Eressos this year and hope that our reunion with each other will be a joyous one!