Dorset

SIR WALTER RALEIGH’S
DORSET
PLUSH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday 12 September-Sunday 15 September

Over the past 23 years Plush Festival has evolved from a concert for friends into a thriving concert series produced by the Alfred Brendel family and supported by the local community, “a harmonious and high quality collaboration of composers, musicians, chefs, piano tuners, page turners, flower arrangers, landscapers, photographers, designers, editors, proof readers, printers…the musicianship is uniformly excellent…with its idyllic setting and informal warmth, it’s a sharp contrast to metropolitan concert halls.” We attend three superb concerts; study days include lectures on the colourful life and literature of Sir Walter Raleigh; a private visit to his Sherborne Castle, and visits to his beloved Sherborne Abbey and Old Palace; dinners in the Brace of Pheasants, one of the most famous pubs in southern England.

HOTEL: PLUMBER MANOR HOTEL
We will be most welcome guests of one of the oldest families in Dorset whose ancient home is their small country house hotel; completely comfortable historic book and art-lined rooms. The food will be delicious as its restaurant is one of the finest in Dorset, featured in the Good Food Guide every year since 1978.

All lectures, tuition and pastoral care, three concerts, private visits and transportation during the tour; three nights accommodation with breakfast, all lunches and dinners with wine, all coffees and teas: £1425 Members, £1475 non- Members, a £125 single room supplement, and a £250 deposit. Please note that this cost excludes train tickets to and from Sherborne.

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