10am Saturday November 27th 2010 – 4pm Sunday November 28th 2010

Back to its original format, the Ridley Hall ‘DIY’ weekend is a mix of full orchestra sessions, and chamber music sessions which you organise yourself, in peaceful and comfortable surroundings. There are plenty of rooms for different size groups, and lots of music to choose from because many people generously put their own music in the temporary library.
Single/double rooms are in short supply at Ridley Hall so we are making a £10 administrative charge for each room requested and allocated as either single or double. Requests will be dealt with on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
You’ll find a more detailed timetable and notes about what you’ll need for the weekend below.
Please make your booking as soon as possible. We need to inform Ridley Hall of the numbers going by early in November; after that each new booking has to be notified to the Hall separately.
I would like to book:-
(Please tick the relevant boxes for your booking.)
Full board – £90 [ ]
Single room request – £10 [ ]
Double room request – £10 [ ]
Special diet – no cost, please give details ……………………………..
Saturday attendance – £25 [ ]
Saturday lunch – £12.50 [ ]
Saturday evening meal – £12.50 [ ]
Sunday attendance – £25
Sunday lunch – £12.50 [ ]
Total cost;
Please enclose a cheque (made payable to The Cobweb Orchestra) for the full amount, MINUS your deposit if you have already sent a deposit to me.
Send a single or double room request if you are making one.
Your room request FEE, (if single or double rooms are available), should NOT be sent now, but paid by cheque when you arrive at Ridley Hall.
Please contact me about prices if you want to bring a non-playing guest.

Useful information
Timetable (provisional)
10.00am – 12.30 pm Full orchestra
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3.30pm DIY
3.30pm – 4.00pm Tea break
4.00pm – 6.00pm DIY
6.00pm – 7.00pm Dinner
7.30pm – 10.30pm Andy’s surprise
Midnightish ‘A symphony at midnight’
8.30am – 9.30am Breakfast
9.30am – 10.30am Full orchestra
10.30am – 12.30pm DIY
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm DIY
2.30pm – 3.00pm Tea break
3.00pm – 4.00pm Full orchestra
4.00pm Finish
Things to bring
A music stand (best to label it)
Any ensemble music you want to play or are happy to let other people borrow (please make sure your name is on it clearly)
A towel (bedding is provided but not towels.)
Any food or drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) you might want other than at mealtimes
(Tea and coffee are available all the time in the den, and water is served with meals, but you need to bring your own if you want wine, juice, any other sort of hot drink or snacks at any other time)
Waterproof coat and footwear if you intend to do any walking from the Hall. There are pleasant walks but the Hall is out in the country so the roads tend to be rough and muddy in the winter.
Cobwebs funds
We are trying to raise funds for Cobwebs by ‘swapping’ clothes which we no longer wear (usually unfortunately because they don’t fit any more). Please bring any clothes which you think someone else might like enough to buy, and come and look at those other people bring. If you decide to take any, then there will be a box in which to leave a donation to Cobwebs
(So far this has been a female thing, but we are happy to add men’s wear too.)
Please send your booking form and cheque to me direct;
Liz Carlile
48 South Road
Stockton on Tees
TS20 2SZ
If you have any questions you can email me or ring me on 01642 873973 or 01642 530424, or on my mobile, 07914 956786

Posted by Catherine Shackell