Fri, 21 Jun|
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
Singing Weekend at The Nightingale Centre, Peak District
Join us in the warm and welcoming Nightingale Centre in the heart of the Peak District National Park for a weekend of singing and leisure in equal measure!
Time & Location
21 Jun 2024, 16:00 BST – 23 Jun 2024, 14:00 BST
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Great Hucklow, Buxton SK17 8RH, UK
About the Event
The Nightingale Centre is in Great Hucklow which is a charming, peaceful little village set under Hucklow Edge in splendid countryside between the bustling towns of Buxton and Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. Over the years the Nightingale Centre has been much developed and extensively modernised, but throughout it has provided a place where groups of people of all ages can meet in a caring, warm and friendly environment allowing everyone who crosses the threshold to benefit from its unique ambience. Although appearing very much 'off the beaten track', the Centre is very accessible by car and there is a direct bus service to the village. Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and the Midlands are all nearby, together with miles of countryside to explore on bike, foot or car and Chatsworth House is also nearby. We always allow time for our guests to explore the local area, and there are countless things to do here! Visit the Nightingale's website to find out all about the venue, how to get there and the local area and attractions. This location is ideal to tag on a few extra days in the area and make a week of it! We can offer additional rates for any non-singers who might want to come along and just enjoy the area but not participate in the singing sessions. As always, Tim will lead our singers through an eclectic mix of music in his own fun and approachable style. The programme of music will be tailored to suit the participants on the holiday and encompass choral music in all its forms, from rounds and popular songs, through to more serious classical and sacred pieces. Some experience of singing in parts and ability to sight-read is preferable to get the most out of the weekend. We like to encourage our guests to entertain each other on Saturday evening which is our 'party piece night', although this is entirely optional and can be anything from reciting a poem or anecdote, to playing an instrument, singing etc. If possible, we also like to participate in a local Sunday morning service, which again is optional, but we try to learn some music over the weekend to take along.
Ensuite rooms (limited availability):
£279.00 per person for returning guests
£299.00 per person for new guests
£259.00 per person for returning guests
£279.00 per person for new guests
Please enquire about our rates for non-singers and day delegate rates which can be booked directly with us.
Please note: rooms are mainly twins. There are plenty of bathrooms/toilet facilities for non-ensuite rooms. Places are limited so please book early.
Outline of Itinerary:
Friday - 4pm arrival, welcome refreshments, dinner, introductory singing session
Saturday - Breakfast, singing session, lunch, free time to explore the local area, dinner, 'party piece night'
Sunday - Breakfast, morning singing session (either at the venue or in a local church or chapel), lunch, depart after lunch
Cost includes meals stated in the itinerary above (please note timings and sessions are flexible to suit the groups requirements). A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to secure your place on the holiday. We will send an invoice for further payment(s) when they are due. A full itinerary will be sent in advance of the event. No music will be sent in advance as it is not necessary to learn any pieces in advance. If you have any queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes: Tim Knight Music (‘TKM’) is GDPR compliant and our policy is available on request. Any personal details provided to us will only be used by TKM for the purposes of communicating about its products and services and not shared or sold to a third party. TKM reserve the right to replace Tim Knight as the Event Leader if, for any reason, he is unable to run the event. Participants are required to have their own valid travel insurance (please make sure this covers cancellation due to Covid) and attend TKM events at their own risk. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund due to non-attendance as we are required to pay the venue in advance and will incur cancellation charges.
Book your place
Nightingale Holiday Deposit
This is a non-refundable deposit which secures your place on our holiday. We will send an invoice for further payment(s) when they are due and the balance when it is due. Please read the additional information regarding insurance etc on the event description.£50.00