You can be Heroes, just for 4 daysWednesday 11 January 2017
You can be Heroes, just for 4 days
Research shows that the music we grow up with has such a deep impact that it remains with us throughout our life and that decades later we can still sing the words of the songs that formed the soundtrack of our youth.
For those who grew up during the 1970s and ‘80s, David Bowie, who would have been celebrating his 70th birthday this year, played a significant role. He continues to evoke strong memories after his death in January 2016.
This Bowie-themed break is the first in a new exclusive series of music themed city breaks from Saga. It will combine exclusive special guest appearances, sightseeing experiences and fine dining, creating a memorable trip for a group of 30 travellers. The trip will depart in Autumn 2017 from £1,999 per person.
The first in this new series will be released for sale later in 2017 and will feature an immersive Bowie themed long weekend in Berlin. Titled ‘Bowie-Berlin’ this break offers exclusive experiences that enable guests to really immerse themselves in the city that inspired some of Bowie’s most acclaimed music. Bowie-Berlin is scheduled to depart 40 years after the release of the Heroes album recorded in Berlin in 1977.
Special guest speakers sharing their unique stories of David Bowie include renowned broadcaster Whispering Bob Harris OBE; Bowie’s official tour photographer Denis O’Regan; author of “Hero: David Bowie” biography Lesley-Ann Jones.
The weekend is curated and hosted by ‘Doc of Rock’ Dr Julia Jones. Activities include a Bowie themed multi-media tour of Berlin, a private fine dining Bowie experience at members’ club Soho House Berlin, and nights out at key Bowie hotspots.
Package price includes:
- A private visit to the Gibson Guitar artist Showroom
- A walking tour of the Mitte district culminating with Bowie Biographer Lesley-Ann Jones' personal insights into her hero.
- Dinner at Paris Bar restaurant, frequented by Bowie and Iggy Pop
- Multi-Media Coach Tour of Berlin visiting landmark locations following Bowie's steps
- Dinner and Q&A with Bob Harris and Denis O'Regan
- A classic Berlin Sightseeing Tour
- Plus Scheduled return flights, all transfers and 3 nights in 5-Star accommodation
Visit www.bowie-berlin.com for more details and to register your interest for pre-sale.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
Whispering Bob Harris OBE
One of the UK’s most respected broadcasters currently with his weekly Radio 2 shows and dating back to his days as presenter of acclaimed music TV show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’. Bob has interviewed and befriended most of the iconic names in popular music history and has a wealth of fascinating stories and insights about his time with David Bowie during the 1970s.
One of the UK’s renowned rock photographers Denis has an incredible archive of behind the scenes photographs. As official photographer to superstars such as David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Queen and many more, Denis has documented the boom of rock, pop and punk.
Formerly one of Fleet Street’s leading music journalists Lesley-Ann Jones toured the world with the biggest stars in music history during the 1980s. Her personal insights have led to a series of acclaimed music biographies documenting the lives of Marc Bolan, Freddie Mercury and most recently David Bowie.
Dr Julia Jones
Julia has been studying the effects of rock and pop music on human behaviour since the 1990s. Her most recent research identified the lifelong effect that the music of our youth has on us. Julia has been curating live music events since the 1980s.
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