By Sofia, Jul 10 2019 09:01PM
Entertainment on Skopelos is rich all year round. The spiritual ensemble of orthodoxy is such that a shift from one religious event to another carries unique singularities, festivals and traditions, and so we pass the winter, out of season months. For the studious there are the subsidized by the EU courses, such as study of byzantine song and more.
Summer is time when the island is teeming with visitors from all over the world. Our short term residents return to their summer homes, the seasonal tavernas open, the islands isolated beaches and waterfront fill. It is time when extra facilities are needed to entertain visitors and islanders alike. Talented members of our community undertake performance of traditional Greek music and dance, summer art courses, film, photography, walks, and more. We are fortunate with our short term residents who contribute cultural variety for the cultural benediction of islanders and visitors who come, in expectation of a dream break dreamt of in the cold winter months in their country.
The Orpheus community cultural centre,was established in the 20's of the last century during the interwar years. Here news reels, films and more have been shown and even nowadays the building and its outdoor space continues to serve the community summer and winter.
The early start, for some years now, is with the brilliant Scandinavian Pink and White choir. Their charismatic conductor manages to orchestrate his choir and audience alike with Abba and Mama Mia songs achieving not merely songs but Pilate exercises and head stands from them, all in good fun and variate! More serious was the two night dual concert of Rod Liffe held in the Livadhiotisa monastery and Orpheus. Well accomplished performance! There are more events programmed during the summer, all for the well being of residents and visitors and performers alike.