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Wizard Weekend – Thanks 2018!


Back on the 22nd April 2012, (the day before my 65th Birthday), my wife Karen and I enjoyed the marvellous Charity Concert in aid of the Province of Nottinghamshire’s 2018 Festival Launch; culminating in me winning the lucky seat ticket for a weekend for two in London, which included our train fares, staying in a four star hotel in Kensington and our choice of a West End Show.

We attended the weekend before last, staying for the Friday and Saturday nights at the Kensington Close Hotel and Spa, on a bed and breakfast option.

We spent Saturday visiting The Tower of London and it’s immediate area, and went to see ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in the evening at the London Palladium. The wizard was played by Des O’Connor, and both he and the remainder of the cast were superb – especially the West Highland White Terrier who played ‘Toto’.

On the Sunday, after checking out, we visited Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, The Serpentine, Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Fountain, and meandered our way to St. Pancras Railway where we caught our train back to Nottingham.

We would just like to thank the organisers of the Charity Concert for all their efforts in producing such a great concert, and our thanks to the little girl who picked our winning ticket out.