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Holiday Facilitators: Su Hart

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

Su Hart is a dynamic choir leader and singer-songwriter.  She has been performing  and teaching internationally for 20 years, and is the lead singer with Afro-Celtic dance band Baka Beyond.  She now also composes for women’s voices.

Su began her first choir in 2000, as a gesture of thanks to her own singing teacher, Hilda Brown who gave her the confidence to share her own voice as a teenager. She is a vibrant, encouraging and inclusive leader and now runs 3 community choirs in the west county and the London Rainforest Choir. She has taught choirs worldwide and is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network

Su was brought up in the music of the Methodist church and the folk clubs of N E England before doing an Arts degree in Oxford with vacation times spent busking around Europe and S.America. She has had many musical travels, collecting songs from Scotland to Scandanavia, from New Zealand to Bhutan.

Since 1993 she has made many visits to the African Rainforest in Cameroon, to sing and live with the Baka Pygmies. The collective spiritual singing of the Baka women has informed and inspired her musical development. This led to setting up the acclaimed world-music band Baka Beyond in 1993, melding African rhythms with Celtic melodies. The band continue to perform internationally.

What people say about Su and her courses

Fantastic!

Loved singing with Su.

Such an inspiring singing course with Su Hart.

Where does Su Hart facilitate?

Sat 27 Aug - Fri 9 Sep 2022 (13 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. Michael Eales 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
£1,425.00
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 ferry 

Book your flight to arrive into Athens on Friday 26th 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 Option 1 – Skyros to Athens via coach and ferry 

On Friday 9th September 2022, take our coach and ferry transfer back to Athens airport. The ferry leaves Skyros island at 8am. 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 3.30pm

Return Option 2 - Domestic flight from Skyros to Athens

On Friday 9th September 2022, take the domestic flight from Skyros to Athens. Departs Skyros 18.00 and arrives Athens 18.40. Book through www.Aegeanair.com.

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 26th August 2022 (overnight) and Saturday 27th 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: Friday 9th September 2022

  • Overland transfer from Atsitsa to Athens airport by coach and ferry = £75.00
  • Airport drop off = £15

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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