Study Breaks

 Study Breaks for 2022

From Huntsman to Hero – The Role of the Horn in music

Doreen and Andrew reading a braille copy of a past news report at Media City Salford, May 2019

DATE: Monday 4 April-Friday 8 April 2022

VENUE: The Royal Hotel, Weston-Super-Mare

COST: Student (VI) £490 for single room, £380 for shared room. Guides £380 for single room and £260 for shared room.

The music on this Study Break will cover the period from baroque to modern. It will aim to introduce you to a range of music, focusing on the horn and its changing role from a hunting background in the baroque and pre-baroque period to the purveyor of heroic ideals in the romantic period and beyond.

Three guide dogs with their owners at Media City Salford, May 2019.


DATE: Monday 13 June – Friday 17 June 2022

VENUE: Holiday Inn near the centre of Norwich

COST: Student (VI) £320 per person for Single, double or twin room. Guides £220 per person. £20 per night supplement (80 for 4 nights, shared room £220 and will include breakfast, evening meal and a packed lunch each day

Previous bookings for this Study Break will still be honoured but need to be confirmed


DATE: Monday 26 Friday -30 September 2022

VENUE: The Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth, mid Wales.

Cost: To be confirmed

This is a renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living. Set in 24 acres with examples of environmentally responsible building,
renewable energy, organic gardens and woodland. It even has a water-balanced cliff railway. It is hoped to be able to put together an interesting program
in line with the work carried out there. It has its own café and all food is vegetarian

Please remember to check this space regularly for further updates.

On-line application form for visually impaired students – on-line form
Application form for visually impaired students – download here
Application form for sighted guides- download here