MonuMENTAL Soul on Sea July 30th-1st Aug on
Dearest MonuMENTAL Soul people,
Gluttons for punishment that we are, We have now finalised all the arrangements for the second MonuMENTAL Soul-On-Sea, Quality Crossover & Modern Soul Weekend at The Grove Bar, Clacton-On-Sea on the Essex Sunshine Coast on Friday 30th July 2010.
We have exclusive use of 4 hotels adjacent to the venue and only seconds from Clacton beach, and the famous Clacton Pier. All hotel rooms are en-suite, comfortable and well decorated in a contemporary style with TV and tea & coffee making facilities.
The Grove bar is a MonuMENTAL seaside home from home, with a wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, leather sofas & a wooden floor made for dancing.....
The weekend starts at 4pm on Friday 30th July through to 6pm on Sunday 1st August, with at least 2am finish on Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be an alternative room this year, although we haven't exactly decided on a format yet - it will just be a bonus.
A summer weekend of great soul music and great company at a great venue....
Your MonuMENTAL DJs for the weekend are:
Neil "Nelly" Forbes
Andy "Tats" Taylor
Mark "Binsy" Taylor
plus guest collectors**
£95 weekend pass with two nights accommodation including full english breakfast (Ocean Club & Langtry Hotels)
£85 weekend pass with two nights accommodation without breakfast (Lemon Tree & Pier Hotels)
£40 weekend pass no accommodation
£20 day pass only
£20 deposit secures place. Balance payable by 30th June 2010.
We have reserved all 68 rooms in the above four hotels to ensure we have exclusive use. The Lemon Tree hotel is the venue hotel and The Pier Hotel is directly opposite. The Ocean Club and Langtry Hotels are lovely hotels, a bit more genteel and serve breakfast.
We are using the Lemon Tree dining room as a second room/record sellers room therefore decided against doing breakfasts here. There is a cafe in The Pier Hotel or Weatherspoons round the corner where you can get breakfast for less than three quid - at any time of the day.
You decide which hotel you prefer. We will do our utmost to meet all your requests for being in a particular hotel, the same hotel as your mates etc so let us know as you book. There are a very limited number of singles (some will have a supplement to pay) and trebles. First come first served.
We are a little more limited on space than we were last year so numbers will be strictly limited to 150 people. Those who came last year will have priority to book until Sunday 14th March, then bookings will be open to all after Monday 15th. Weekend and day passes will be available, but there will be absolutely no 'walk in' admittance for the entire weekend.
£20 deposit per person secures place. E-mail, phone or text me (Niki: 0207 538 5503 or 07960 953008) and let me know the cheque is in the post and I'll reserve your room/s. Cheques preferred this year, we will accept PayPal but unfortunately there will have to be a small booking fee for this (e.g. 70p for £20 deposit) sorry. See www.monumentalsoul.co.uk/booking.htm for address details and PayPal Button link.
**If you would like a collectors spot please register your interest. We are not sure exactly how many spots will be available this year, but priority will be given to those who did not do a spot last year. You must let us know if you are already down to play at any other soul weekends!
Record sellers welcome at no additional charge and secure overnight room available, please reserve a space.
The buzz last year was amazing and the response afterwards was phenomenal. It is fair to say we encountered a few problems last year, but we have gone to great pains to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible this year and we don't promise anything we can't deliver. We hope all our MonuMENTAL friends can join us for what promises to be another memorable weekend!
Niki, Girth & Mole