This past year (2010) The Skiathos Municipality and several local societies: Politistikos Syllogos Skiathos, The International Women’s Group, The ‘Two Alexanders’ Society, and Skiathos Forestry Commission, sprang into action in early spring and, together with teams of enthusiastic volunteers, staged numerous local events. Many were also in preparation for Skiathos hosting the UK team participating in the Special Olympics, Athens 2011
‘ALL TOGETHER!’ & ‘GREEN ACTION FOR CLEAN FORESTS’ were the first events of the year. Politistikos Syllogos Skiathos organised a group of helpers to ‘clean-up’ Skiathos’ beaches and forests. A group then sailed across to the neighbouring island of Skopelos to help raise awareness there and continue the incentive with local volunteers. I had the honour of making the banner!
‘FLOWER BED PLANTING’ in Papadiamantis St:
The combined efforts of volunteers from several Skiathos societies did much smarten up Skiathos’ main st. by the planting flowers and shrubs:
May 2010: PAINTING THE OTE BUILDING – Koukounaries Road:
Organised by Teo Tzoumas, from Politistikos Syllogos Skiathos
artists, Yvonne Ayoub, Vaso Markaki and myself (assisted by local school children) painted the 27m long wall with scenes from Skiathos:
(You can see photos albums of all these events and more!, HERE)
June 20th 2010: ‘ ART FUN DAY’ – Skiathos Old Port.
Children from ALKI (the local Society for Children with Special Needs) joined Skiathos school children in another fun trial event in preparation for Skiathos’ SPECIAL OLYMPICS guests coming in 2011. Visiting dignitaries from Athens including, the British Ambassador to Greece and the Special Olympics Organising Committee attended, along with Skiathos’ Mayor, Mr Nikolaos Plomaritis .
4) ‘AROUND THE LAKE’ – Koukounaries Beach:
Children from ALKI also took part in another fun event; an Art-a-thon, pinic and ‘tree planting day’, in conjunction with Politistikos Syllogos Skiathos and the Skiathos Forestry Commission:
5) PAINTING THE PORT for Skiathos’ ‘Two Alexanders Society (Papadiamantis & Moraitides, two of Greece’s great literary figures)
Several local artists (including Nikos Akrivos, Voula Koutoumba, Yvonne Ayoub and myself) volunteered to brighten up the port side wall by painting a 5m panel each with a Skiathos theme:
PREVIOUS PUBLIC EVENTS FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF SKIATHOS, I helped to organis:
2006/7/8 ‘Skiathos Carnival’ Old Port, Skiathos town:
Papadiamantis Memorial Celebration, January 2008
Dec 2008 Outdoor Street Christmas Decorations, Skiathos Town:
(pictures coming soon)
2008 ‘On The Wing’ Easter Art Exhibition & Event, Old Port, Skiathos Town
2007/8 ‘Colours of Skiathos’ Annual Summer Art Exhibition, Bourtzi, Skiathos Town
EN PLO RESTAURANT:
Decorations for a special evening, a Mushroom Fest, 11/02/2011: