Exclusive to our members, our 'Showcoach' programme offers monthly group excursions to exhibitions, concerts and musicals, heritage sites, theatres and museums, plus once a year we organise short residential trips. Recent visits include Chichester Theatre , the Royal Albert Hall and Tate Britain, and our most recent residential trip took all Showcoachers to Northumberland for three nights.
We know how important safe transport and like-minded companionship is for our members, and we make every effort to ensure ease of access for all. Coach pick-up points are available across the borough.
One of our recent trips to Northumberland, which included guided tours of local sights.
Recent exhibition outings include Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharoah, at the Saatchi Gallery.
We recently went to see a production of 'Top Hat' at The Mill on Sonning.
Join us for our annual trip to the Chichester Festival Theatre!
Thursday 21st July at 2.30pm
CRAZY FOR YOU
Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
This is the story of theatre mad Bobby Child (played by CHARLIE STEMP of Half a Sixpence fame from 2016!) torn between his rich, demanding New York fiancée and his rich demanding mother who wants him to run the family bank. Reluctantly he heads to the bygone mining town of Deadlock, Nevada, to foreclose on a mortgage.
There he finds the mortgage in question is on a dilapidated Victorian theatre and the owner’s daughter Polly is the girl of his dreams. To prove his good faith and win her love, Bobby lights on the idea of putting on a show- complete with glamorous dancers from New York’s Follies - to save the theatre and renew the town.
This hilarious, riotously entertaining musical is packed with glorious Gershwin melodies incl. Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm and They Can’t Take That Away from Me... with stunning tap dance routines guaranteed to set the spirits soaring.
£63.00 (including coach fare)
For full details please contact the office on 0208 892 9446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for our annual trip to Glyndebourne for ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ & the Heritage of Sussex
Three days departing 27th October 2022 for only £499
Features: Glyndebourne Opera tickets, Two Dinners included, Blue Badge guide on Day 2. All excursion travel & guided tours included. Executive coach throughout.
Day 1: We board our private executive coach at our designated pick up points. En route to Eastbourne we visit Farley Farm House, formerly occupied by the photographer Lee Miller, and the painter and biographer of Picasso, Roland Penrose. The house became a meeting place for leading figures in the world of Modern Art, including Picasso, Max Ernst and Joan Miro, with works by many of these artists on display. We then visit Berwick Church, built on a pre Christian sacred site from where there are magnificent views of the South Downs. The church is well known for the extensive 20th century murals which cover the nave walls, chancel arch, screen and pulpit. These were painted during the Second World War by Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and another Bloomsbury artist, Quentin Bell. We continue to the 3* Best Western York House Hotel in Eastbourne for a two night stay. Dinner is included in our hotel this evening.
Day 2: Our Blue Badge guide meets us at our hotel this morning and accompanies us throughout the day. This morning we visit Michelham Priory for a guided tour. Founded as an Augustinian priory in 1229, at the dissolution of the monasteries the church was demolished and transformed into a Tudor gentleman's residence and later a farmhouse. The building was restored in the early part of the 20th century. Set on a moated island, entrance to the property is gained through the imposing 14th century gatehouse. We continue to Glyndebourne where we take our seats for the 4pm performance of Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’. After the performance, we enjoy an included dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in the opera complex.
Day 3: After checking out of our hotel and en route home we visit the National Trust’s Standen House and Gardens. Designed by Philip Webb, the house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This hillside garden is made up of delightful woodland and a succession of small very English gardens overlooking the Medway Valley and Weir Wood Reservoir. We return back to our original pick up points.
Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons. Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, and this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems.
For full details please contact the office or download the brochure below.