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The view from Brathay Hall towards Lake Windermere.

"Faith's charisma, energy and enthusiasm are wonderful and she carries everyone with her... including the local people we found ourselves singing with"


Arrival: from 4.00 pm Saturday 15th June
Departure: 11.30 am Friday 21st June

Brathay Hall is a spacious, 18th century Georgian country house, set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture, at the head of Windermere. It is just outside Ambleside, in the heart of the English Lake District. We’ll sing together every day, sometimes at Brathay Hall and sometimes when we’re out and about, visiting other places in this stunning area. There are also plenty of opportunities for more physical activities for those who want them. Here’s an idea of what you can expect during your stay:

Saturday: You can take your time travelling, aiming to arrive between 4.00 and 5.30 pm. This gives us plenty of time for a good sing together before dinner.

Sunday: We’ll sing together in the theatre at Brathay Hall all morning. After lunch, there’s free time for you to relax and get to know Brathay and the surrounding area. We’ll have another sing before dinner.

Monday: In the morning there’s free time, with the option of joining in some water-based activities, guided by the technical (outdoor pursuits) staff at Brathay Hall. In the afternoon, we shall visit the lovely Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, where we shall stay until after official closing time, so that we can have a private sing in its beautiful spaces. In the evening, we shall eat out at the renowned ‘vegeterranean’ restaurant: Fellini’s.

Tuesday: We’ll sing together in the theatre at Brathay Hall in the morning. After lunch there’s free time then, in the evening, we shall have a two-hour trip on a privately chartered steamer on Ullswater, where we shall meet up with members of Lakeland Voices and their leader, David Burbidge.

Wednesday: The morning and afternoon are free for you to enjoy a longer activity, a trip out further afield or a totally relaxing day at Brathay Hall. In the evening, The Lovenotes (the acapella quartet that Faith sings with) will lead a workshop and then put on a concert.

Thursday: In the morning we’ll have a short sing and free time at Brathay Hall. In the afternoon, we shall sing in the lovely Footprint Centre, a National Trust eco building in St Catherine’s Wood, just outside Windermere. After singing, you can relax there or explore Windermere, Bowness or the local countryside. As this will be our final evening, we shall have a farewell party back at Brathay Hall.

Friday: After breakfast, we’ll have time for one more sing together, before leaving around 11.30 am

PRICES per person:
Early Lark Prices (book before 6th April):
Budget SINGLE £824.00
Standard TWIN / DOUBLE (sharing) £747.50
Standard TWIN / DOUBLE (single occupancy) £1002.50
Superior TWIN / DOUBLE (sharing) £824.00
Superior TWIN / DOUBLE (single occupancy) £1155.50
Accessible (superior) TWIN / DOUBLE (sharing) £824.00
Accessible (superior) TWIN / DOUBLE (single occupancy) £1032.50

For full details about accommodation, booking conditions etc, click here then look under Event Information.

"An inspiring week - and Faith's generous spirit of welcome and support made it easy."