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Martyn Joseph to guest at Herstmonceux Castle

June 22nd 2012

Steve and Phil are delighted to announce that their good friend, renowned singer songwriter Martyn Joseph will be their special guest at their annual two day residential bash at Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex in late July. There are still some places left so book now!

Schedule for Show of Hands at Herstmonceux Castle

Tuesday 24th July 2012

  • Mid Morning – Arrive at Castle. Check into rooms.
  • 11am – Tour of Castle and grounds.
  • 1pm – Buffet Lunch.
  • 2.30pm – 5pm – ‘The Captains of Cottage Industry’. In The Ballroom. Meet Steve and Phil for an informal music and chat session – a behind the scenes look at all aspects of the world of Show of Hands.
  • 6pm – Supper
  • 7.30pm –Steve and Phil with special guest Martyn Joseph
  • 9.30 onwards – Sing around session in Pub.

Wednesday 25th July 2012

  • 8.30am – 10.00am– Breakfast.
  • 10am – 12pm – Guests divided into two groups for two non-participatory workshop sessions.
  • 12.30pm – Buffet lunch.
  • 2pm – 4.30pm – Groups swap over.
  • 6pm –Supper.
  • 9pm – Steve and Phil in Concert in the Ballroom.
  • Late bar and sing around session in Pub.

Thursday 26th July 2012

  • 8.30am – 10.00am – Breakfast.

Contact Herstmonceux Castle For Bookings

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