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Holiday Facilitators: Carol Donaldson

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

A professional musician all her life, Carol’s career began as a composer and musical director for theatre, writing songs and music for many plays and original musicals, including the award winning ‘Slave - a Question of Freedom’ starring new Bond girl, Lashana Lynch.

Over the last 20 years she has followed her passion for vocal harmony, working in large groups and has discovered the truly healing power of singing together.

She runs 5 weekly choirs. Her three large community choirs are Wrexham Community Choir, Calder Valley Voices and Open Voice Community Choir in Manchester.

Her NW Stroke Survivors Choir won a National award in London this year and her Christie Hospital Cancer survivor’s choir featured on two episodes of Cold Feet in 2019.

She also led the choir for the Sainsbury’s ‘First World War’ Christmas advert.

Carol runs ‘From Discord to Harmony’ singing workshops all over the country, focusing on the healing, joy and peace that arises when a group becomes ‘entrained’ through singing together.

She has conducted large crowds of 1,000+ singers many times including Wrexham Singing Streets several times, and National Street Choirs Festival twice, in Manchester and Hebden Bridge.

‘Uplifting, empowering and utterly beautiful. And this is all down to Carol’s amazing teaching. I didn’t want it to stop MORE PLEASE.’

‘Carol Donaldson is an alchemist! In no time she turns base metal into musical gold.'

Where does Carol Donaldson facilitate?

Sun 22 Aug - Sun 29 Aug 2021 (7 nights)

At a glance

Atsitsa Bay is a holistic holiday centre set in a stunning, natural location, right on the bay and surrounded by pine forest. With a wide range of courses and activities and an outstanding team of facilitators, it's the perfect place to be inspired and try something new. 

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented approximately 70% are between 35-65. A huge majority - over 80 percent - report that the Skyros holiday experience had a lasting positive effect on their lives. Nearly a third of guests come back again and again - even after they have said that Skyros was the 'holiday of a lifetime'.

Accommodation

Most people choose to live simply and comfortably in twin-shared rustic huts in the gardens. 

Avoid single supplements by allowing us to pair you with another guest. 

Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability.

Inspiring Courses

Choose your favourites each week from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, abseiling, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy, massage and more.

Food & Drink

All meals are included and served as a buffet. Special diets are always catered for. Teas and coffees are available throughout the day. Other drinks and snacks can be purchased at Atsitsa's bar.

Guide Itinerary

07.15: Early morning courses
08.30: Breakfast
09.00: Demos (news of the day)
10.30: Oekos (home groups)

11.15: Mid-morning courses
13.30: Lunch
15.00: Siesta/beach time

17.00: Afternoon courses
20.00: Dinner & evening activities

Average Temperature

July and August are the hottest months in Skyros with temperatures averaging around 30 degrees celcius. Light showers are possible but rare.

Location

Summary

Cost
£815.00
Location
Atsitsa Bay, Greece

What's included?

  • More than three courses per day over four to five days each week
  • An unrivalled and vibrant community atmosphere
  • Fun evening activities and events
  • Three delicious Mediterranean meals each day
  • Twin shared rustic accommodation in Atsitsa's gardens

Travel

‚ÄčOutbound – Athens to Skyros via flight 

Book a flight to arrive into Athens on Saturday 21st August. Spend the night with us at The Dorian Inn or book your own accomodation. Book a flight to depart from Athens to Skyros with Aegean Air on Sunday 22nd August at [time TBC]. 

(Book your flight to arrive in Athens by 18.55 in order to make it on to the courtesy bus to the Dorian Inn hotel. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or the Metro if arriving after this time.) 

Depending on Aegean's 2021 Athens-Skyros flight timetable, it may be possible to fly to Skyros in one day and connect with the Skyros afternoon flight. 

Return – Skyros to Athens via flight 

Book your flight home from Skyros to Athens on Sunday 29th August at [time TBC]. Book a flight after [time TBC] from Athens back home.

Alternatively, you can make your own way to Skyros and back, please enquire if you need any travel advice. 

All transfer packages are supplementary.

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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