Music Trip to Les Herbiers: April 2024

Music exchange visit Les Herbiers April 2024. 

Details and Itinerary:

Please note that we are now in a position to confirm the total cost of the trip which is no more than £220.00 pp.

(Please note: We have 25 remaining seats available on our coach for anybody wishing to join the Musicians on the trip.  The final cost pp will obviously be less if we are able to fill those 25 seats!  We would encourage everyone involved to promote the Music Exchange visit and encourage others to join us!).

The final deadline for all deposits and booking forms is the 16th February 2024.  The deadline for the final balance payment for the Trip, to be paid to Newtown and District Twinning Association by BACS NO LATER than the 29th February 2024.

Music Trip Itinerary:

Tuesday April 2nd 2024:

  • Coaches arrive at The Bus Park by the Band Room in Back Lane Car Park at 22.00 h, Depart Newtown at 22.30 h, from Bus Park. Stop in Welshpool to Collect ONLY Gloria’s Gang at 22.45h.
  • Travel to Dover overnight. Passengers are advised to bring a packed lunch for the journey as we will be travelling overnight and through the following day in France.

Wednesday April 3rd 2024:

  • Crossing: Dover- Calais at 06.55h P&O ferries (PO Liberte.)
  • Travel to Les Herbiers to arrive 18.30h estimate.
  • Welcome event arranged by Les Herbiers Twinning and meeting hosts on arrival.
  • Evening Meal with host family.
Ecole de Musique Les Herbiers

Thursday April 4th 2024:

  • Breakfast with Host Families
  • Day at leisure and visiting Les Herbiers and locality.
  • Hopefully opportunities for all 3 musical groups to perform in different venues in Les Herbiers. (More Information to Follow when confirmed)
  • Rehearsals at Ecole de Musique Les Herbiers for all Music groups 17.30h
  • Evening meal with Host Family

Friday April 5th 2024:

  • Breakfast with Host Families
  • Day at leisure and a visit to Clisson by coach.
Clisson
  • Hopefully opportunities for all 3 musical groups to perform in different venues in Les Herbiers. (More Information to Follow when confirmed)
  • Rehearsals at Ecole de Musique Les Herbiers for all Music groups 17.30h
  • Gala Dinner for all including evening performances with Monty Folk, Ffonic and Youth Choir Gloria’s gang 20/30 min each also with the local Joyeux Vendeens?

Saturday April 6th 2024:

  • Breakfast with Host Families
  • Morning at leisure in Les Herbiers.
  • Hopefully opportunities for all 3 musical groups to perform in different venues in Les Herbiers. (More Information to Follow when confirmed)
  • Grand Musical concert held in the Théâtre Pierre Barouh at rear of Espace Herbauges at 5.00pm.
  • Evening meal with Host Family

 

  • Théâtre Pierre Barouh

 

Sunday April 7th 2024:

  • Depart Les Herbiers: 08.30 h
  • Crossing Calais – Dover 15.50h P&O ferries (PO Liberte.)
  • Arrive Welshpool 22.15h, arrive Newtown: 22.30h approximately.

PLEASE can we draw your attention to the two different application forms found below on our homepage.

  1. Musicians and Family Form
  2. Non Performers Form wishing to visit Les Herbiers

Important:  If you are a musician taking part in the music exchange or a family member accompanying a musician then you should complete the Musicians form in one of 3 ways:

  • Electronically and then email to: newtowntwinning@gmail.com
  • Electronically and print off and Hand to Robin Midgley.
  • Print and complete by hand and hand in to Robin Midgley.

For Non musicians please can you complete your application form electronically and forward it to: newtowntwinning@gmail.com

Completing the electronic form:  We suggest you follow the three stages outlined below to ensure the form is sent correctly.

  • First please open the electronic form from our Website homepage at: https://newtowntwinning.co.uk
  • Save the form/file with your full name as the title on your own device.
  • Finally after completing the form please email the form to: newtowntwinning@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: Personal Travel Insurance

Neither Newtown Twinning Association nor the coach company are able to provide personal travel insurance.   It is something we advise members of our coach party to arrange themselves.

 

Musicians and family application form
Non-Musicians Application Form

How to Pay your Deposit and final balance:

Please can all musicians pay their £50.00 deposit on completion of the electronic booking form. Please pay by BACS, the details are shown below:
Bank: Nat West Bank
Account name: Newtown and District Twinning Association
Account Number: 16126629
Sort Code: 54-10-40
Reference: Your Name