In the morning we have a tour of the factory to discover how each item of English fine bone china is made and see how the artisans create the beautiful pieces that are cherished throughout the world. See the full journey that the wares take from clay to the final gilded products. We then visit the visitor centre and museum with an exhibition showing some of the earliest and rarest pieces produced in Derby history and the most comprehensive collection of Derby Porcelain to be seen anywhere in the world. Lunch in the 1750 Tea Room will consist of a selection of freshly made sandwiches, assorted mini quiche, sausage rolls and spicy potato wedges or chips; fresh fruit scones served with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes, tea or coffee. After lunch visit the shop, which offers a selection of best quality and slightly imperfect tableware patterns covering classic to contemporary designs, giftware, commemoratives, and a range of paperweights, all with 10% discount.
Booking slip will be included in the NOVEMBER edition of your Newsletter
THE COLOR PURPLE – BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, THURSDAY 18th JULY 2019
TONY AWARD WINNING SMASH HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL The Color Purple is the inspiring musical based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Alice Walker. This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows tormented heroine Celie as she journeys through joy, despair and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world. With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. This moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in. The seats are in the stalls for the matinee performance.
Full details and Booking slip will be included in the NOVEMBER edition of your Newsletter
BBC PHILHARMONIC ‘NEW WORLD’, VICTORIA HALL, HANLEY – 7.30 pm FRIDAY 29th MARCH 2019
This concert brings the BBC Philharmonic to the Victoria Hall playing one of the best loved symphonies in the classical repertoire, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 ‘The New World’. The programme includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and begins with Debussy’s Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune – a programme not to be missed. The soloist in the Beethoven concerto is Vivian Hagner and the Conductor is Rory Macdonald. Seats are in the circle and will cost £35.00 pp, which includes ticket price, coach fare and driver’s gratuity. Pick up points: Lynton Avenue 5.45pm, Wildwood 5.50pm, Rising Brook 6pm, Stone Road 6.10pm. Please return slips and cheques made payable to SWPAC OUTINGSto Michael Jones, 17 Glastonbury Close, Hillcroft Park, Stafford, ST17 OPB (Tel 01785 661622)
Booking slip will be included in the NOVEMBER edition of your Newsletter.
CALENDAR GIRLS-THE MUSICAL THE LOWRY THEATRE, SALFORD KEYS-WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7th. 2018 @2.00pm
An opportunity to visit The Lowry arts and entertainment complex set in a beautiful waterside location, at the heart of The Quays, followed by a matinee performance of the award winning musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS .
Based on the true story, film and stage play of Calendar Girls, this NEW MUSICAL COMEDY features original music by Gary Barlow and lyrics by Tim Firth, who wrote the original screenplay and West End play.
The production follows the real life story of a Women’s Institute group who decide to fund-raise for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar and inadvertently become media sensations.
I have secured seats for the matinee performance on November 7th. at THE LOWRY.
On arrival, you may like to visit the Lowry Outlet or the Lowry Gift Shop and enjoy lunch in one of the many coffee shops or restaurants.
All top price seats are in the centre stalls, with the performance starting at 2.00pm.
The cost is £55 , which included top price theatre ticket, (face value £46.00), return coach fare, and driver’s gratuity.
PLEASE NOTE, RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS OUTING
TV presenter Fern Britton will return to the stage for the first time in 30 years to play Marie. She will be joined by stage veteran Anna-Jane Casey (Billy Elliot, Annie Get Your Gun) as Annie, Lorraine Bruce (Piaf, Donmar) as Cora, Sara Crowe (Hay Fever) as Ruth, Ruth Madoc (Gypsy) as Jessie, Rebecca Storm (Blood Brothers) as Chris and Denise Welch (The Wind in the Willows) as Celia.