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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?

Sat 13 Aug - Sat 20 Aug 2022 (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. Susie Self is directing this week in Atsitsa.

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. Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability. See more about accommodation in Atsitsa here >>

Inspiring Courses

Courses and activities are introduced to you at the beginning of each week. Choose your favourites from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy 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: Morning drop-in classes
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
19.00: Sunset classes
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
£895.00
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

Outbound – Athens to Skyros via coach and ferr

Book your flight to arrive into Athens on Friday 12th August 2022. Spend the night with us at The Dorian Inn or book your own accommodation in Athens.

Our courtesy coach to the Dorian Inn hotel will leave Athens airport at around 20.15. Alternatively, take a taxi or the Metro if arriving much earlier or after this time. (Dorian Inn Hotel, Pireos 15-19, Athens 105 52, nearest metro = Omonia)

On Saturday we take you to Skyros island via coach and ferry transfer. The coach will leave the Dorian Inn hotel at 9.30am and arrive in Kymi at 1pm, giving sufficient time for lunch, (not included in price). We will board the ferry direct to Atsitsa at 2.30pm. 

Return – Skyros to Athens via coach and ferry 

On Saturday 20th August 2022, take our coach and ferry transfer back to Athens airport. The ferry leaves Skyros island at 7am. In order to leave sufficient time for the journey back to Athens airport and with two hours check-in, flights can be booked for after 2.30pm

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

Transfer options (book online)

Outbound: Friday 12th August 2022 (overnight) and Saturday 13th August 2022 (transfer day)

  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus single occupancy at transfer hotel in Athens = £165.00
  • Overland transfer to Skyros island plus twin share at transfer hotel in Athens = £130.00 (only available for those travelling with another person, we regret we cannot pair travellers at this time)
  • Overland transfer only (no accommodation) from Athens to Skyros island by coach and ferry = £75.00

Inbound: Saturday 20th August 2022

  • Transfer from Atsitsa to Athens airport by coach and ferry = £75.

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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