Broadway, United Kingdom, May 18, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- ‘Cylinders to CDs’ is a weekend course packed with fascinating memories of recorded sound through the eras. Technology buffs, pop pickers and those who enjoy a good dose of historical nostalgia will think this residential course is definitely Top of the Pops!
Delegates from all over the UK will spend a stimulating weekend in some of the Cotswolds most beautiful countryside recalling the shows, dance bands and the classics that make up the story of recorded sound from 1877 (cylinders) and 1888 (discs) to the present day. An excursion to Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music Museum in Northleach, Gloucestershire is also included. Prices begin from only £140 (non-residential) to £185 (double room – based on two sharing) and £200 (single room).
Tutor John Gilks is an author, writer and broadcaster who has been an avid collector of records and tapes for a lifetime. Co-tutor Gavin Mist is a record enthusiast, an audio/visual professional and a director of the City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society with a burgeoning collection of vintage equipment.
Nostalgia buffs can find out more about this and other courses at Farncombe Estate by calling 01386 854100 or visiting their website at www.farncombeestate.co.uk
John Gilks and Gavin Mist are available for interview.
About Farncombe Estate Centre
From its 300-acre location situation based in the North of the Cotswolds, the Farncombe Estate Centre offers a broad range of courses designed to stimulate the body and mind. The centre offers spectacular views of the Cotswolds and aims to free guests from the pressures of busy city lives allowing them to focus on their studies. In addition to these individual pursuits the estate caters for business getaways with team-building activities.
Students have the opportunity to stay onsite within one of the 54 en-suite bedrooms. Outside of studies, guests are free to enjoy an array of leisurely activities provided within the estate’s 300-acres. Leisure facilities include: A licensed bar, two tennis courts, a gymnasium, a nature trail and the Broadway Golf club next door. Meals are included and varied for a wide range of appetites.
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