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Win a luxury stay at the George Hotel and tickets to the great classical weekend

PUBLISHED: 07:40 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:30 20 July 2018

Enjoy the fun of the Blickling great classical weekend. Picture Simon Finlay.

Enjoy the fun of the Blickling great classical weekend. Picture Simon Finlay.

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Win a night’s stay at the newly refurbished George Hotel in Norwich plus tickets to Classic Ibiza and the Great British Prom!

There may be a rather special guest at the Blickling classical weekend. Picture John M. DibbsThere may be a rather special guest at the Blickling classical weekend. Picture John M. Dibbs

The GREAT classical weekend is back at Blickling for August 10-11 to wow thousands of music lovers with a weekend of music to remember.

On Friday, August 10, Classic Ibiza is returning to Blickling with a playlist of White Island party anthems performed by the Urban Soul Orchestra (USO) and international DJ Goldierocks.

The evening will start with a chill-out set, then, as the sun goes down, the vocalists and the USO will ramp things up as the evening breaks into festive club mood with accompanying lasers.

Norfolk’s biggest classical dance party is back!

The King Geroge room at The George Hotel. Picture submittedThe King Geroge room at The George Hotel. Picture submitted

Saturday, August 11 will bring a completely different vibe to the Blickling estate when it will be time to shake out those picnic blankets and prepare to wave your flags for this year’s Great British Prom which is celebrating the RAF centenary.

As well as a themed musical programme led by the National Symphony Orchestra, the evening will include a poignant parade by local servicemen and women, military memorabilia, a Military Wives Choir and some sensational aerial guests too!

So, don’t miss out - you’re invited to bring your picnic and join in the celebrations to salute our great Royal Air Force.

The summer’s evening will begin with an emotive fly-past by the Rolls-Royce Spitfire; as the sound of the iconic engine echoes around Blickling, the crowd will be waving their flags and the fitting tribute will begin. In the first half, personnel from RAF Marham will be taking part in a poignant Sunset Ceremony and there will also be a reading of one of the world’s most famous aviation poems, “High Flight”.

A stunning view of the Blickling Great British Prom 2017, Photo by Simon Finlay Photography.A stunning view of the Blickling Great British Prom 2017, Photo by Simon Finlay Photography.

The music in the first half will be RAF themed, including pieces such as William Walton’s “Spitfire Prelude and Fugue” and Eric Coates’s “Dambusters March”; then in the second half, as the sun begins to fade, the AeroSPARX duo will shoot into the Blickling sky, in a blaze of colour and pyrotechnics for their first-ever dusk performance in Norfolk and the orchestra will get the crowd singing along to all the proms favourites like “Rule Britannia”, “Land of Hope & Glory” and British anthem “Jerusalem”. The evening will conclude with a spectacular firework display over the lake choreographed to the music.

To make the weekend an even bigger treat, we are offering one reader and a guest the opportunity to win a night’s stay at the recently refurbished George Hotel in Norwich (just off Newmarket Road and only a 15 minute walk from the city centre) on Friday, August 10. The prize will include Prosecco afternoon tea as well as an executive room with bottle of Champagne - plus breakfast and a three course lunch on the Saturday – what better way to enjoy the Classical weekend?

The George Hotel has been restored to its former glory, offering all the delights and character of an old Victorian town house with the modern twist of a stunning boutique hotel. It also has an award-winning coffee lounge and bistro, No.10 The Arlington, which serves food throughout the day including freshly baked scones and cakes!

The George has a fully air conditioned function and meeting room, available to hire for events throughout the year.

Enjoy dining at the No 10 Arlington Coffee lounge, bar and Bistro at the George Hotel.  Picture submittedEnjoy dining at the No 10 Arlington Coffee lounge, bar and Bistro at the George Hotel. Picture submitted

For full event details and tickets (£39.50 for Classic Ibiza or £37.50 for the Great British Prom) visit www.classicibiza.co.uk or www.greatbritishprom.co.uk or call the event box office on 01283 841601. Contact the George Hotel on 01603 617841 and www.georgehotel.co.uk

To enter this competition all you have to do is click here

Afternoon tea served in the No 10 Arlington Coffee lounge, bar and Bistro at the George Hotel. Picture submitted.Afternoon tea served in the No 10 Arlington Coffee lounge, bar and Bistro at the George Hotel. Picture submitted.

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