Programme for BedPosts BreakAway 2
Following our successful first ever get-together of UK-wide BedPosts members in Oxford over the period 25th - 27th January 2012, the BreakAway will happen again in February 2013. The event is partly social and partly business.
The business part is described under Conference programme and is bookable on-line under Conference tickets. The conference is open to day trippers not taking part in the BreakAway. Indeed the whole event is pick 'n' mix.
Day 1 - Tuesday 5 February 2013
Some members will be starting to assemble and getting together informally in the bar of the Legacy Falcon Hotel which will be the centre of BedPosts activities. There is ample free parking at rear in Scholars Lane. Others will be booked in at one of the plethora of nearby guest houses. Co-ordinates and booking arrangements;
The Legacy Falcon Hotel
Tel: 08444 119 005
£80 per night B&B for two people sharing (quote BedPosts Conference). Anyone staying for more than one night might wish to look at their winter wine and dine deal instead (only accessible from the online booking section on their website).
Full details of the hotel may be seen here. Members are responsible for booking themselves in, and paying for their own accommodation, food and bar bills. The exceptions are the conference and group dinner which must be paid for through the BedPosts website. A discounted theatre ticket may also be pre-bought.
Please check the cancellation policy yourself before agreeing to it.
Day 2 - Wednesday 6 February
Conference and Group Dinner
Ticket sales will close at the end of January.
Day delegates need not rush off and can join us for dinner at an extra cost of £21.50 per head (including VAT and service charge).
Group Dinner7.30 pm at the Falcon
MenuSelect meal and pay in full 14 days in advance
- Seasonal melon with pineapple, lemon sorbet and mango coulis, or
- Tomato and Mozzarella salad with roquette salad, parmesan shavings and pesto dressing, or
- Roast Parsnip soup mildly spiced
- Herb roasted turkey, sage and onion stuffing, red win and cranberry jus, or
- Baked fillet of Plaice wrapped in Parma ham, Tomato herb sauce, or
- Wild mushroom and feta cheese open ravioli
- Profiteroles with double chocolate Baileys cream, or
- Brandy snap basket, seasonal fruits, strawberry ice cream, raspberry coulis, or
- Traditional Apple crumble with vanilla and cinnamon custard
Tea, Coffee and Mints to follow
Tickets for conference, group dinner and theatre on sale here
Day 3 - Thursday 7 February
Purely fun !!
"Straford-upon-Avon is a rather magical place. Not only is it Shakespeare’s birthplace, and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, but it’s steeped in history and boasts some fantastic old buildings."
Meet at Waterside at 10.45am for The Stratford Town Walk £5 pp (Concession £4pp)
Visit to Nash House and Hall's Croft
"Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, Mary Arden’s house and Anne Hathaway’s cottage, all three of which are historic gems. The last of these is a completely untouched 16th-century house."
William Shakespeare Birthplace Adult £14 per person (Concession £13 pp). Time 2 hrs
And for Dinner?
"If you’re going for a pre-theatre dinner, you have to go to the RSC’s Rooftop Restaurant and Bar (01789 403449; rsc-rooftop-restaurant.co.uk). The food – the best of British produce – is excellent and the views are wonderful."
RSC Roof Top Restaurant : (there is a pre theatre fixed price menu which looks quite good).
Watch a play(Source : The Telegraph “My Kind of Town - Stratford-upon-Avon”)
"And whether or not you see a play, be sure to visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre because it’s not just a theatre anymore. You used to have to buy a ticket to get in, but now it has cafés, a restaurant and a shop. Another must is a trip up the RSC Tower, which has terrific views of the surrounding area."
7.15pm Performance of The Winters Tale at the RSC. Many of us are taking advantage of the £5-off for group booking concession for which advance tickets may be bought through the BedPosts website. The net cost of these tickets will be £34 per head. We have reserved 20 seats in rows C/D of the stalls C4-C13 and D1-D10. The cast plays to all three sides of the stage and we're told it's possible to see the entire set from there. The booking expires on 2nd January 2013 and the facility to buy these tickets will be taken down at the end of 2012. There are both cheaper and dearer tickets which you can buy at your own volition if you prefer.
Achnowledgement to the Daily Telegraph for the above quotations.