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Important information on Brexit

Britain is due to leave the European Union on 31st January 2020 with a deal that has been ratified by Parliament. By continually monitoring the updated advice from ABTA and FCO, we do our very best...

It’s competition time! Win a workshop with Russell Scott for your choir

To celebrate an exciting year ahead for the UK Choir Festival, we’re giving one lucky choir the chance to work closely alongside its Founder and highly acclaimed Vocal Coach, Producer, Musical and...

The best free school trips & visits in Nottingham for 2020

Looking for a fun, free and educational trip for your class? Check out our list of free school trips or visits available in Nottingham for your students!

6 reasons why you should definitely book a ticket for the 2020 UK Choir Festival!

If you’ve been thinking about booking a space for your choir at this year’s UK Choir Festival, look no further. If these 6 reasons don’t inspire you to get involved, we don’t...

Top 10 free visits you shouldn’t miss in Amsterdam

Education or leisure? Whatever your reason for travelling, making the most out of your trip doesn’t have to be expensive. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 free (or low cost) options to pack...

4 of the top choral destinations of 2020… it’s the return of the UK Choir Festival!

Manchester Once home to world-famous musician and conductor Charles Hallé, Manchester saw the birth of the Hallé Choir in 1858, which is still going strong to this day. The choir’s members...

We’ve found it…the perfect music tour destination!

The world is so big, but thankfully so accessible, and it seems that nowhere is off limits. With the mind wandering to far-flung destinations, we often overlook the incredible countries right on our...

Funky Voices take Belgium by storm!

In December 2019, 115 members of Funky Voices took a 3-day whistle-stop tour to Belgium. Staying in the beautiful, history-rich town of Ypres, the group enjoyed 2 very different gigs. The first in...

MBE recognition for UK Choir Festival’s Mat Wright

We were delighted to hear that Barnsley Youth Choir founder, Mat Wright, was named in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List.     Mat’s much deserved MBE comes after a successful...

Season’s eatings from Swavesey Village College – our 2019 staffroom Christmas party winners!

Whilst Thursday 12th December was just another door to open on our advent calendars, for Swavesey Village College in Cambridge it was something much more exciting. After entering Rayburn Tours’...
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Women in Song hit headlines following their Choir Tour to The Netherlands

This October, ladies from the Isle of Man’s Women in Song ventured to the picturesque, canal-lined Dutch city of Leiden. Over the course of five days, the community choir experienced a true taste...

How parents help their children cope with school trip anxiety

1. Home Comforts “I tell my teenage son to take something to remind him of home like a photograph. For my younger daughter, I’d pack a comfort blanket or cuddly toy.” Dawn, Mum of 2,...