Rupert Brooke, the great English romantic poet, died in the opening months of the First World War on April 23, 1915 on a hospital ship off Skyros island. His remains rest in a serene olive grove on the island's southern coast, a 'corner of a foreign field that is forever England'. Join us this May to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death and celebrate his life's works, as well as to enjoy the island at this especially lovely time of year.
This special week-long event on Skyros island runs from Sunday 24 to Saturday 30 May and offers opportunities for creative writing, poetry, drawing, singing, songwriting, walks, talks and visits. The event will be facilitated by singer, composer and artist Susie Self, granddaughter of John Drinkwater, one of the Dymock Poets that included Rupert Brooke, and Kevan Manwaring, author and specialist on Brooke's poetry.
We are delighted to announce that Mike Read - radio disc jockey, writer, journalist and television presenter - will also be joining us. Mike is the founder of the Rupert Brooke Society and created a museum at the Orchard Grantchester. He wrote Brooke's biography Forever England: The Life of Rupert Brooke as well as writing music to Brooke's verse as performed by the Kings College Choir and the Eton College Chapel Choir.
Price: £545.00 includes 6 nights half-board, twin shared accommodation, Skyros courses, talks and visits. Single upgrades are available.
Friend of Skyros: those who have previously been on a Skyros holiday before receive a £50.00 Friends of Skyros discount.
Travel: fly to Athens and then take the Aegean Airlines domestic flight to Skyros island on Sunday 24 May at 14.35. See www.aegeanair.gr. On the return, travel back with the early morning ferry and coach to Athens airport on Saturday 30 May. Alternatively, book to stay with us in Skyros village for an extra night and take the domestic flight back to Athens on Sunday 31 May.
Book your place on this very special anniversary event by calling us on +44 (0)1983 86 55 66 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
With our best wishes,
The Skyros Team
Isle of Wight
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