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Friday, August 29, 2014

London ballet trip February 2015


I have added a new ballet trip to the 2014-15 schedule, draft itinerary below. Please get in touch if you might be interested.

Wednesday 18 February – Saturday 28 February
Wed. 18 February: LONDON
Arrive London; check in to the Strand Palace Hotel, 5 minutes walk from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Thurs. 19 February: LONDON
Morning at leisure. Classic English afternoon tea for lunch, followed by afternoon performance of Royal Ballet, Swan Lake. Evening at leisure.
Fri. 20 February: LONDON
Day at leisure. Evening: optional trip by train to Milton Keynes for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Edward Scissorhands
Sat. 21 February: LONDON
(day trip to BIRMINGHAM)
Transfer by train to Birmingham (1 ½ hours). 3-course lunch. Matinee performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet Serenade (Balanchine), Lyric Pieces (Lang), In the Upper Room (Tharp). Return by train to London.
Sun. 22 February: LONDON
Day at leisure. Optional day trip to Oxford with morning walking tour of the colleges.
Mon. 23 February: LONDON
Day at leisure. Suggested activity: visit the special Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne exhibition at the Royal Academy or the exhibition of dresses worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and Diana, Princess of Wales from the 50s to the 80s at Kensington Palace.
Tues. 24 February: LONDON
Morning at leisure. Afternoon: Backstage tour of the Royal Opera House and visit to the Royal Ballet School (to be confirmed). Evening at leisure
Wed. 25 February: LONDON
Private guided tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum dance collection, then visit the special exhibition “The Wedding Dress 1775-2014”. Evening: Meeting of the Ballet Association (guest speaker tba)
Thurs. 26 February LONDON
(day trip to BIRMINGHAM)
Transfer by train to Birmingham (1 ½ hours). Visit to Elmhurst School for Dance (to be confirmed). Matinee performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet: Coppelia. Return by train to London.
Fri. 27 February: LONDON
Day at leisure. Evening: farewell 3-course dinner followed by Royal Ballet, Onegin.
Sat. 28 February: LONDON
Check out of hotel and depart London. (You may extend your stay if you wish).


Birmingham Royal Ballet's eye-candy production of Coppélia
The Royal Ballet performing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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