The Skyros Centre, home to the Writer’s Lab, the Life Choices programme and, new this year, the Art Studio, nestles on the hillside at the edge of Skyros village. Built high up to evade the clutches of Mediterranean pirates, the village is accessible only by foot through narrow, cobblestoned streets. The long, sandy beach is a pleasant ten minute walk away. The Centre’s courtyard, shaded by fig and pomegranate trees, has a panoramic view of the valley and the Aegean.
Here you can step back from everyday routines immerse yourself in absorbing activities and relax in the company of new friends. As one participant wrote, ‘Skyros is sunshine for the soul’. There is plenty of time to get a massage, spend time on the long, sandy beaches or sit in a cafe and watch village life pass by.
The day begins with early morning yoga followed by breakfast and then, the centrepiece of the day, the late morning courses. These run for three hours per day, for five days. Choose one course per week from any of the three programmes that run alongside each other. Book in advance to secure your favourites. Once you’re at the Skyros Centre and subject to space you can, if you choose, change your mind and attend a different course in the second week.
The 2014 Skyros programme is available here.
‘The most wonderful legacy is the memory of having laughed more in two weeks that I can remember since childhood.’ Woman Magazine
‘I have had one life changing holiday on the Greek island of Skyros... I had just given up my job with Shell. I wasnt quite sure what to do with my life, so I enrolled on a creative writing course and learnt how to do massage, in the hope that something would occur to me. People kept saying that I was really funny, and ought to be a comedian, so I thought I would give it a go.’ Jimmy Carr, The Sunday Times
The Skyros Centre Programme at a Glance...
Tuesday 17 - Tuesday 24 Feb 2015 £595
Writers Lab WL5 Saturday 19 - Saturday 25 July 2015 £545
Life Writing with Deborah Levy more>>>
Life Choices LC5 Saturday 19 - Saturday 25 July 2015 £545
Successful Relationships with Juliette Smith more>>>
Art Studio AS5 Saturday 19 - Saturday 25 July 2015 £545
The Artists Ark with Ilene Sawka more>>>
Writers Lab WL6 Saturday 26 July - Friday 8 Aug 2015 £1245
Aspects of Novel Writing with Mez Packer more>>>
Life Choices LC6 Saturday 26 July - Friday 8 Aug 2015 £1245
Choose Life at Any Risk with Ari Badaines more>>>
Art Studio AS6 Saturday 26 July - Friday 8 Aug 2015 £1245
Mixed Media with Amanda Davidson more>>>
Writers Lab WL7 Saturday 9 - Friday 22 Aug 2015 £1245
Successful Fiction with Leigh Russel more >>>
Life Choices LC7 Saturday 9 - Friday 22 Aug 2015 £1245
Choose Life at Any Risk with Ari Badaines more >>>
Art Studio AS7 Saturday 9 - Friday 22 Aug 2015 £1245
Pastels: Sketch and Paint with Michael Gahagan more>>>
Writers Lab WL8 Saturday 23 - Saturday 5 Sept 2015 £1195
Life Writing with Monique Roffey more >>>
Life Choices LC8 Saturday 23 - Saturday 5 Sept 2015 £1195
New Beginnings with Dina Glouberman more >>>
Art Studio AS8 Saturday 23 - Saturday 5 Sept 2015 £1195
Watercolour Painting with Michael Gahagan more>>>
Booking and more information
For more information, call us on 01983 865566 or click here to book.