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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:30 pm    Post subject: 2006 UK Convention Reply with quote

Thanks to Willie McIntyre for providing the following:

Sons of the Desert 27th UK Convention

To be hosted by the Blockheads Tent of Edinburgh

The convention will be held in the Corus Hotel in North Queensferry (across the river from the hotel of the 1995 convention). The hotel commands spectacular views over the Firth of Forth and the Forth Bridges. Places may be slightly limited so don't leave booking too late.

Friday 28th April

2.00 till 5.00pm: Registration
and goodies bags.

Parade of Tents.

Dinner.

Cabaret followed by Sons Entertain (registration required).

Saturday 29th April

Breakfast.

All Day Bus Trip stopping off at Falkirk Town Hall for photographs of Fin's plaque.

Visit the Falkirk Wheel (the world's only rotating barge lift) with Canal Trip.

Chinese Buffet Lunch in the Yang Sing (eat as much as you like).

On to the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in Glasgow, featured in the TV programme Restoration. There we will celebrate the centenary of Stan Laurel's stage début (made there) with a Big Screen Film Show and Surprise Entertainment. There will be some free time in Glasgow.

On to Linlithgow (the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots) with a short stop for sightseeing before a Cabaret Dinner or Medieval Banquet in the Rose Club (final arrangements to be confirmed).

Back to hotel at midnight (or so).



Sunday 30th April

Breakfast.

Trip to Edinburgh.

Guided Tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Free time in Edinburgh (drop off and pick up at Edinburgh Castle). There are various open-top bus tours of the capital (optional).

Late afternoon entertainment: choose either the Edinburgh Dungeon or Mary King's Close.

Scottish Banquet in the hotel, followed by Party Night with well known Scottish band Crooked Jack.



Monday 1st May (Don't plan to leave too early)

Breakfast.

Intra-Tent Quiz (with hangovers). This will test you!

Grand Sheiks Meeting.

Farewell entertainment.

12.00: Goodbyeeeeees.



Cost

Adults £200.00. Children (aged four to fourteen years) £60.00. Single room supplement (very, very limited number) £15.00 per night. Payments to be made in 1, 2 or 3 instalments (payable to Blockheads Convention Fund):

First instalment £70.00, payable by 31st August, 2005. Add £10.00 for a polo shirt if ordered (S, M, L, XL, XXL).
Second instalment £70.00, payable by 30th November, 2005.
Third instalment £60.00, payable by 28th February, 2006.
Payment and enquiries to Laura Tierney, 7 Rosshill Terrace, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, EH30 9JS. Telephone 0131 331 5122.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received some questions from some German "Sons" who would like to join the UK Convention. They were trying to contact those who are hosting the convention in April this year - without any success for some month now. There must be a mistake somewhere... whereever.

Is there anybody else who can answer them, what they like to know?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure Kay but I think that there may not be any places left, I'll try and get an email address of one of the organisers for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The contact is Laura Tierney, as listed above. She doesn't have an e-mail address. The Grand Sheik of the host Blockheads Tent is Charlie Lewis and his e-amil address is Charlie.Lewis@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are welcome, Kay. Good to have met you at the Euro Convention last year. Hope you will be able to come to the UK Convention in Edinburgh. It looks like being another great weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this. I'm sorry, I can't come to Edinburgh this year. I asked for some others. But you know them, too. They were also at the convention last year.

But I'm planning to come to Dublin 2007 and it only can be Amsterdam 2008 I would say. Wink
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