The Grimethorpe Colliery band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen at the colliery. International fame came to the band with the making of the 1995 film ‘Brassed Off’. Since the release of the film the band has toured extensively in Europe, including a film festival in Norway, the World Cup in Paris and the Eurovision Song Contest to an estimated television audience of 50 million!
Saturday: We board the coach this morning and head for York for some free time. We make our way to the hotel to check in, with enough time to freshen up before dinner at 4.15pm. We leave the hotel and head for St George’s Hall, Bradford for the Grimethorpe Colliery Band concert, for the 7.30pm performance. After, we head back to the hotel.
Sunday: We depart the hotel this morning after breakfast to enjoy some free time in Leeds. After, we leave here and head for south, stopping for afternoon tea around 2.30pm. We arrive back in Hugglescote around 5pm.
Best Western Plus Milford Hotel***
Great North Road, South Milford
This impressive hotel is ideally located in between the cultural hubs of Leeds and York. The relaxed atmosphere, excellent service standards and high-quality furnishings and décor will allow guests to focus on relaxation and enjoyment.
All rooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities and television. The hotel does not have a lift but there are rooms on the ground floor.
Single room supplement: £25
INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
1 night hotel accommodation, pre-show dinner and cooked breakfast
Executive coach travel
Free time in York
Free time in Leeds
Ticket for Grimethorpe Colliery Band concert at St George’s Hall, Bradford
Afternoon tea on Sunday