LECTURE & LUNCH followed by coffee with Q&A session
A 1 hour 15 minute talk entitled My Life with Music by Dorset Opera Patron, Nigel Beale - former Chairman and now honorary President of the Beales Stores Group, which was founded by his great grandfather in 1881.
Nigel Beale was a board member of Southern Arts and founder Chairman of its Dance Panel, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Arts University Bournemouth and Deputy Chairman of Governors of Bournemouth University. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Exeter (LLD), Plymouth (DMus) and Bournemouth Universities and was made an Honorary Fellow of AUB. For 22 years he was Chairman of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and also served as a board member of Dorset Opera. Nigel is an unashamed opera aficionado and travels the world to satiate his appetite.
11:45 Coffee on arrival at Slepe Green
12:00 Illustrated lecture in the barn followed by a two-course lunch with a glass of wine, with a Q&A session and more coffee to end the afternoon.
The suggested ticket price is £25 per person, of which £15 is the cost of the meal, and £10 is a donation on which Gift Aid will be claimed. Although we rely heavily on our patrons' kind donations you are under no obligation to make one. If you prefer not to pay it please book by telephone, calling 01258 840000.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Slepe Green is on Slepe Farm Lane, just off the south side of the A35 at Slepe. The turning is opposite the road leading to the Bulbury Golf Course. There is plenty of parking around the house - but please DO NOT PARK ON THE VERGES of the lane which is used by heavy farm vehicles all day.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call the Dorset Opera Festival office 01258 840000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If it is your first Bluffers then it's probably a good idea. But if you forget it don't worry - we'll have a record of your name.
What is the refund policy?
You can cancel up to 7 days before the event. After that we'll have spent money on the catering so, regrettably, we will not be able to give a refund.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No worries - you can give your ticket to a friend if you cannot come.