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Days Out

Enjoy a relaxing Day Out with Stafford U3A, travelling by executive coach to interesting destinations.
Preliminary Information will be in the Stafford U3A Newsletter, published three times a year in April, August and December.

Saturday 27 July

Waddesdon Manor - with a stop in Banbury.

Leaving Stafford at approximately 8.30am with pick-up points at Leons Coach Park, Royal Oak and Weston village Hall.
The coach will arrive at Waddesdon Manor at approx 12.00 after a two hour stop in Banbury en route.
Waddesdon is a fabulous French Chateau which was built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1889 as a weekend residence for entertaining and also as a setting to display his special and extremely valuable collections which are still there today.

The formal flowerbeds around the house contain approximately 55 000 bedding plants. There is a Parterre, a Rose Garden and an Aviary Garden, all of which have been restored to their former glory.

Departure from Waddesdon will be at 17.30, arriving back in Stafford at approximately 20.15. There will be a comfort break en route.

Price including coach travel, driver's gratuity and Stafford U3A session fee is for National Trust members £23.60 each. for Non- National Trust members £41.60 each

BOOKING FORMS can be obtained from the organiser.

BOOKINGS will open on 8 April and close on 12 July 2019

Saturday 14 September

Burghley House - with a stop in Stamford

Leaving Stafford at approximately 8.30am with pick-up points at Leons Coach Park, Royal Oak and Weston Village Hall.

There will be a two and a half hour stop in Stamford, the "Finest Stone Town in England", which boasts 11 churches, 30 pubs, 20 restaurants and many places to shop. Most of the pubs serve real ale and are in easy walking distance of the town centre.

From Stamford, the coach will travel the short distance to Burghley House, a grand sixteenth century country house built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth 1. The exterior very largely retains its Elizabethan appearance but most of the interior has been remodelled. The Staterooms are breathtaking, mainly due to two great collecting Earls. John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648 - 1700) mde four extended Grand Tours of Italy, purchasing a great quantity of fine art. A century later, Brownlow, 9th Earl, completed his ancestor's planned alterations and also travelled, buying many more treasures to complement those already at Burghley. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and walks round the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown which is still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

Departure from Burghley will be at 17.00, arriving back in Stafford a approximately 19.35.

Price including coach travel, driver's gratuity, entry to Burghley House & Gardens and Stafford U3A session fee is £35.00 each

BOOKING FORMS can be obtained from the organiser.

BOOKINGS will open on 8 April and close on 9 August 2019

Saturday 7 December

Christmas Proms Night Spectacular at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

with the British Police Symphony Orchestra.

There will be gree time beforehand to visit the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market or have a Pre-performance Dinner.

The evening's programme will include Rachmaninov (Piano Concerto No 1 performed by Benjamin Firth), Strauss (Die Fledermaus), Elgar (Pomp & Circumstance No 1) as well as Danny Elfman as Batman, Jerusalem, Sir Henry Wood's Sea Songs and Indoor Fireworks.

Pick-up points at Leons Coach Park, Royal Oak and Weston Village Hall.

Price including coach travel, driver's gratuity, Concert Ticket and Stafford U3A session fee is £27.80 each

BOOKING FORMS can be obtained from the organiser.

BOOKINGS will open on 12 August and close on 8 October 2019

Tuesday 14 January 2020

SIR SIMON RATTLE & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

PLAYING BERG & BEETHOVEN
Pick-up points at Leons Coach Park, Royal Oak and Weston Village Hall.
Price including coach travel, driver's gratuity, Concert Ticket and Stafford U3A session fee is £50.60 each

BOOKING FORMS can be obtained from the organiser.

BOOKINGS will open on 12 August and close on 11 November 2019

Friday 3 April 2020

CBSO: Elton John - 50 Years of Your Song at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Featuring City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe with Pianist George King.

Vocalists: Graham Bickley, Stuart Matthew Price, Patrick Smyth & Abbie Osman

Programme includes: Your Song, Rocket Man, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Candle in the Wind, I'm Still Standing, Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word, Something About the Way You Look Tonight, Part Time Love, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me.

Pick-up points at Leons Coach Park, Royal Oak and Weston Village Hall.

Price including coach travel, driver's gratuity, Concert Ticket and Stafford U3A session fee is £49.35 each

BOOKING FORMS can be obtained from the organiser.

BOOKINGS will open on 12 August 2019 and close on 31 January 2020


To find out more about this group:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Member's Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
Non-Members - Use the Conact Us page.

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