Music of the 50s and 60s
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- Half board
Discover the music of the 50s and 60s in the company of your host and guest performers
From Bill Haley and Elvis to the Beatles and the Beach Boys, the music of the 1950s and 60s provided a soundtrack to the innovations and changes that were taking place during these post-war decades.
On this four-night holiday join your host Carol Anne Wells on a musical journey as you discover some of the great singers of the period, their songs and music. Carol Anne will give a illustrated welcome music session and an in-house concert, before being joined by singer Del Barefoot as they pay tribute to the the great singers of the period, with a final performance from the ‘Band of Gold’ to bring your holiday to a ‘swinging’ conclusion!
- Expert Host
- Saga Host
- Included themed activities
- Hosted welcome drinks reception
- Meet and greet with expert host
- Free hotel Wi-Fi
- Hotel porterage
- Cancellation rights
Plus, this hotel features:
- All breakfasts and dinner
- Welcome Music session
- Three in-house performances
- Russell-Cotes Gallery (half day)
Meyrick Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DL
The well placed, privately-owned Queens Hotel combines a quiet location with a friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities. These include a restaurant, with many dishes created from local produce. There are nine steps and a ramp to the hotel entrance, and the leisure centre is located on the lower ground floor, which is not accessible by lift.
All 109 bedrooms are simple yet traditionally styled.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
Look forward to dining in the hotel's restaurant, Alexanders, where you can enjoy a choice of dishes. You can also take time to relax in the hotel's Garden Lounge.
Wi-Fi (extra charge)
The hotel is ideally situated in a quiet part of the elegant East Cliff area. It’s just 500 yards from the unique Russell-Cotes museum, and a short walk from the town centre, cliffs and beach, making it a good location for exploring the popular seaside town of Bournemouth.
Bournemouth has been popular as a seaside holiday resort for some two centuries and has a host of attractions and facilities. Look out for the many fine Victorian and Edwardian buildings of the town, including Langtry Manor House, built by Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, for his mistress Lillie Langtry. The town is renowned for its 2,000 acres of parks and gardens, the Central, Upper and Lower gardens some of its most famous. For art lovers, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery includes an impressive collection of paintings and a well-known Japanese collection. Then of course there’s the pier, rebuilt in the 1970s, and entertainment venues including Bournemouth International Centre and the Bournemouth Pavilion. A little further afield lie the towns of Boscombe and Christchurch, the latter home to an attractive quay and an 11th-century Priory church, plus the famous UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast.
Carol Anne Wells
Carol Anne studied at the Royal College of Music and specialises in both classical and light music. She has given recitals at the South Bank, Wigmore, Barbican and Royal Albert Halls, and broadcast on radio and television. Carol Anne has worked with numerous artists including the renowned counter-tenor James Bowman and soprano Marilyn Hill Smith, and appeared in Royal Gala concerts at the Albert Hall. In addition to being an exponent of the music of the French composer Cecile Chaminade, Carol Anne has made various recordings and arrangements, particularly of film music, and is passionate about the power of music to cross generations and cultures.
22/06/2020 Meet Carol Anne Wells
After arriving at your hotel, look forward to meeting your host and fellow guests at a welcome meeting before dinner at your hotel. Afterwards, take your seats for an illustrated music session from your host, Carol Anne Wells, focusing on the history of some of the great singers of the 1950s and 60s.
23/06/2020 Russell-Cotes Gallery
Set off this morning as you walk to the Russell-Cotes Gallery, around half-a-mile from your hotel, where you can explore some of the art treasures at this fascinating gallery. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to perhaps explore some of Bournemouth’s sights. Known for its wealth of colourful parks and gardens, the town has a variety of attractions ranging from chines to an arts trail and a choice of shops.
After dinner at your hotel this evening, Carol Anne will perform an evening concert of well-known songs from the period.
24/06/2020 In-house concert
This morning take part in a fun music quiz on music from the 1950s and 60s, followed by the afternoon at leisure to relax, or continue exploring independently. This evening, enjoy dinner before joining Carol Anne and singer Del Barefoot as they perform an in-house concert of music including songs by Elvis, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra and many more.
25/06/2020 Band of Gold
Relax this morning as you watch a music DVD. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening before sitting back and enjoying a stirring performance from the Band of Gold as they play some memorable 1960s from artists including the Beatles, Beach Boys and Bill Haley and the Comets.
26/06/2020 Bid farewell
After breakfast, bid your fellow guests and host farewell, before departing for home.
Walk from your hotel to the Russell-Cotes Gallery (approximately half a mile), housed in East Cliff Hall.
Look forward to exploring the fascinating collections assembled by Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and ultimately gifted to the town. The Russell-Cotes travelled extensively and this is reflected in the collections, which number over 1,000 items and works of art. There is a fine Japanese collection, paintings including the Pre-Raphaelite work of Venus Verticordia by Rossetti, and sculpture including marbles and bronzes. Discover some of the art treasures at this late Victorian gallery – formerly the home of the Russell-Cotes and a reflection of their passion for collecting and works of art.
Included on 4 nights itinerary