Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 120 professional singers, dancers and musicians – most of whom are straight out the West End.
The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being performed alongside traditional carols.
Eastbourne’s town doesn’t exist in complete silence. One of the best places to hear some sound is at the Eastbourne Bandstand, a 75-year-old semi-circular structure, with a blue domed roof, and elegant supporting columns. It’s situated directly on the beach, so the seawater forms a beautiful background to the performing band. There are around 150 concerts a year, which vary from rock n roll, to military bands, to classical concerts that feature fireworks!
Oban is a town in the Scottish Highlands, which sits in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable. The houses and buildings are arranged untidily over the slopes of the hills and cliffs, which are sprinkled with trees and grass. Everything crowds eagerly around the harbour, which is located in a perfectly shaped horseshoe bay.
This port has long been the heart of the town. Oban was used extensively during World War II, for the gathering of merchant ship convoys and by the navy. This period in the town’s history is remembered at the War and Peace Museum, through a well-maintained collection of objects and photographs.
Today, the main commercial centre of Oban is based along the sea-front from the many hotels and guest houses of the Esplanade to the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre
The town’s Helicopter Museum is the largest in Europe and home to over 100 display helicopters, an unmissable attraction come rain or shine. The Winter Gardens, the Playhouse and the Blakehay Theatre, offer a variety of entertainment for all ages ranging from opera and ballet to comedy and music.
There’s plenty of choice for those looking to dine out with the town’s superb selection of restaurants, cafés and bars.
Scarborough stretches out around an imposing headland and is truly a town of two halves, the Old quarter on the South Bay and the newer resort running along the shores of the North Bay. The South Bay is home to the original medieval settlement the Old own and charming harbour. It’s energetic waterfront, complete with sailing ships, quaint white lighthouse and fishing docks offers a chance to see an English seaside resort at its best.
The beautiful sandy beach runs southwards from the harbour and is boarded by a multicoloured line of amusement arcades, restaurants and entertainment facilities. The nearby Victorian rail lift offers an effort free trip up the steep slope from the South Bay. This then leads towards the town centre of Scarborough, with its elegant rail station, grand hotels, buoyant nightlife and busy shopping precincts.