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TENERIFE is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first visit to the island with a 13-day programme that will delight beatlemaniacs and music fans alike.

From 27th April to 9th May 2013, the northern town of Puerto de la Cruz will host a great array of music concerts, film screenings and exhibitions, with the aim to honour one of the best British bands of all time.

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English: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon during a Beatles performance for Dutch television Nederlands: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon tijdens een Beatlesoptreden voor de Nederlandse televisie. Hrvatski: Paul McCartney, George Harrison i John Lennon tijekom Beatles performansa za nizozemsku televiziju. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Under the name "50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Tenerife", the Institute of the Canary Islands for Hispanic Studies (IEHC) has planned a dedicated programme to commemorate this special anniversary. Both residents and visitors will have the chance to enjoy live performances from cover brands, screenings of documentaries such as Let It Be and the film Yellow Submarine, exhibitions, forums and even a street market to buy The Beatles memorabilia, amongst other activities.

Back in 1963, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, along with close friends Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann, holidayed in Tenerife after the release of their very first album, Please Please Me. The hit album, which included popular songs such as Love Me Do and Please Please Me, hit the top of the UK charts in May 1963 and remained there for 30 weeks.

Puerto de la Cruz, in the northern coast, was one of the first holiday destinations in Tenerife, an island that received over 1.6 million visitors from the UK last year. Pleasant volcanic beaches, natural salt pools and a warm climate all year round continues to attract British holidaymakers to this charming fishing village, following in the footsteps of The Beatles who chose Puerto de la Cruz for their very first break in Tenerife.

Further to the arrival of The Beatles, Tenerife has established itself an important stage for international musical bands and singers. The biggest of the Canary Islands hosts a great number of events and festivals every year featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry. Elton John, Michael Bolton & Kenny G, Rod Stewart, Sting, James Blunt, Pitbull, The Wanted and David Guetta have all performed in Tenerife in the past few years, attracting visitors from all over the world.

50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Tenerife - Full programme

Saturday 27th April 2013
Hotel Tigaiga - 11:00
Official presentation of the "50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Tenerife".

Customs House (Casa de la Aduana) - 12:30
Presentation of the exhibition "The Beatles in Puerto de la Cruz, 1963", which will feature photos of The Beatles while on the island, LP's, books of the band, images and postcards of Tenerife in the '60s.

Sunday 28th April 2013
Charco Square - 11:00-13:00
Street market with all sort of products related to the group such as books, LP's, posters, T-shirts with images of The Beatles in Tenerife and merchandising related to the 50th anniversary.

Institute of the Canary Islands for Hispanic Studies (IEHC) - 19:30
Screening: Yellow Submarine (1968), an animated film based on the music of The Beatles.

Tuesday 30th April 2013
Institute of the Canary Islands for Hispanic Studies (IEHC) - 19:30
Lecture: "The Beatles: From Liverpool to Hamburg" conducted by Adrian McGrath (in English).

Friday 3rd May 2013
Sala Timanfaya - 19:30
Screening: Let It Be (1970), a documentary film about The Beatles. The film shows scenes of the band while recording the songs for Let It Be, the band's 12th and final studio album.

Saturday 4th May 2013
Sala Timanfaya - 21:00
Concert: Tenerife's cover group "Almas de Goma" will be playing songs from the group's career. There will be a prize draw to win a Paul McCartney type violin bass.

Sunday 5th May 2013
Restaurant Dinámico (Plaza del Charco) - 12:00
Concert: Puerto de la Cruz musical ensemble will perform The Beatles' most popular songs.

Tuesday 7th May 2013
Las Lonjas Street - 20:30
Tribute to John Lennon: Documentary and songs from Live in New York City, John Lennon's live album recorded in 1972 at Madison Square Garden.

Wednesday 8th May 2013
Las Lonjas Street - 20:30
Tribute to George Harrison: A screening of the Concert for George, which was held at the Royal Albert Hall in 2002, commemorating the first anniversary of George Harrison's death.

Thursday 9th May 2013
Institute of the Canary Islands for Hispanic Studies (IEHC) - 19:30
Closing ceremony: "The Beatles leave Tenerife on the road to success"

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THE most extravagant variety show Nottingham has ever seen - The Gilded Merkin - is making a welcome return to Glee Club Nottingham, Sunday, May 12, 2013.

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Featuring the very best international acts. Dress to impress and join the fun for an evening of glamour, comedy, music and more!

The star performers for this extravaganza are headed up by Lada Redstar - if pin-ups were originally drawn as caricatures of ideal women, Lada Redstar proves that the archetype is alive and well. With elegant aesthetic performances inspired by the heyday of American Burlesque of the 1940s, Lada Redstar offers her very personal vision of seduction and charm.

There will also be the exquisite Laurie Hagen, who has performed at venues such as The Savoy, The Royal Albert Hall and Madame Jojo's. She is shortlisted for the Best Burlesque London Cabaret Awards 2013 and is described by The Londonist as "The best thing to come out of Belgium since Plastic Bertrand". Audacity Chutzpah - "one of the funniest and most endearing performers on the burlesque scene"(Time Out) has performed her unique brand of clown-burlesque on stages across the UK and Europe to great acclaim! Cat Aclysmic will also be there to work visions of the past into a vivid modern mix of circus, fire, and cabaret/burlesque, where anything can happen and everything does.

Also featuring gravity defying daredevil stuntman AJ James! AJ has represented Britain as part of a gymnastics display team, won martial arts tournaments and was a sponsored extreme sports performer. He has performed at festivals all over the world, been a stunt performer for film and television, and a stand up comedian. His careers advisor said he should join the SAS or the circus. He tried the circus first.

Bringing his own unique brand of "bearlesque" to the stage, Fred Bear delivers plenty of big, hairy, tongue in cheek antics. This compère extraordinare will have you singing your hearts out and rolling in the aisles.

All overseen by Miss Scarlett Daggers. A burlesque performer and fire eater, Scarlett is the flame haired, tattooed vixen behind the Gilded Merkin. Described as "one of the gems of the British burlesque scene" she is known for her unique signature acts and is a regular feature in the nations biggest and best shows.

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STAFF at Mill Rythe Holiday Village will be welcoming guests with a "Hi-de-Hi campers" next year when the Hayling Island holiday park hosts weekend breaks dedicated to the hit BBC TV comedy series with headline act Canon and Ball.

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The 1980s kings of comedy duo will be one of the many highlights Hi-de-Hi Special weekender on September 28, which will feature three days of entertainment with staff in the authentic yellow canary clothing, scenery and memorabilia from the series. There will be early-morning 'Hello campers' wake-up calls, knobbly knees and glamorous granny competitions, with each day finishing off with "Goodnight campers, see you in the morning." A star of the 1980s hit comedy will be making a guest appearance. Prices for the three-night break start at £139 per person with early-bird prices available at £119 per person.

The holiday park, owned by growing UK operator Away Resorts, is also holding a number of Remember When Showbreaks featuring the Vera Lynn The Story, the UK's first-ever musical and theatrical tribute to forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, along with a dedicated Military Heroes weekend

The show, which will chart the life of Dame Vera Lynn from a radio presenter before the war to her career as the forces sweetheart during World War II, will form part of a number of new Remember When entertainment breaks that the operator will be offering next year with the launch of its first-ever, adults-only brochure for Mill Rythe, one of the original 1940s Sunshine Holiday Camps, which was also used as a camp for the marines during the war and after when they would holiday there with their families.

New for 2012:
Remember When? Hi-de-Hi Special
Revoking the nostalgia of the great British summer holiday camp, this Hi-de-Hi Special will feature three days of entertainment with staff in the authentic yellow canary clothing, scenery and memorabilia from the series. There will be early-morning 'Hello campers' wake-up calls, knobbly knees and glamorous granny competitions, a star guest appearance from Hi-de-Hi with each day finishing off with "Goodnight campers, see you in the morning." A star of the 1980s hit comedy will be making a guest appearance.

World Cruise - new for 2012
Evening themes will include flavours of the casino with Monte Carlo-style cabarets and a New York-style night with an evening on Broadway. And let's not forget the Captain's Gala Dinner

Military Heroes - new for 2012
Mill Rythe has previously hosted events and weekend breaks for ex-service men and women such as the Wrens, Algerines' Association, Normandy Veterans Association, the Landing Craft Association, Landing Ship Tank and the RNA. This year, Mill Rythe is organising the events for them, with a seven-day break, beginning on September 17, that will be a celebratory journey through the wartime era, and will include the Vera Lynn Story.

New Companions - new for 2012
For both singles or couples that wish to meet other couples, designed to help people meet new people for friendship on holiday. The event is held on the afternoon of the first day of each break.

Resident Dance Couple - new for 2012
Every night one or both of the park's talented dancers will open the evening with a routine choreographed just for our guests. After that, guests will be welcomed to the floor themselves

Zumba Gold Fitness - new for 2012
Zumba-trained team members at Mill Rythe will be able to deliver 'Zumba Gold' Easyfitness programme throughout each break

Master Classes - new for 2012
Available at a charge for either a one to one or as part of a group. Our Group Master Classes are aimed at people who maybe looking to develop a new skill whereas our one to one sessions are perfect for beginners or even more advanced individuals. Activities may include wine tasting, singing and guitar lessons with our professional resident team and band.
Prices lead in at £94 per adult for a four-night, half-board midweek break or a three-night, half-board weekend break.

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ONE of the world's abest-loved musicals, The Phantom of the Opera, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on October 1-2, with two performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
This lavish, fully staged production of Phantom of the Opera will star Ramin Karimloo as 'The Phantom' and Sierra Boggess as 'Christine' together with a cast and orchestra of over 200 and some very special guest appearances. Short break specialist, Superbreak, has just launched a selection of one and two night packages that offer the chance to be part of the celebrations. But hurry, with so many fans from around the world, tickets are expected to sell out fast.
Since it opened in London in 1986, Phantom of the Opera has been seen in 145 cities in 27 countries, enchanting over 100 million people worldwide with its spine-tingling melodies and sumptuous spectacle. The show has won over 50 major theatre awards on both Broadway and in the West End. This once-in-a-lifetime concert offers the chance to celebrate the most romantic love story in musical theatre history.

- from £199 per person including one night's b/b accommodation at the four star Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum on 2 October and a third priced arena seat ticket to the show on the same night. Based on two sharing.

TWO NIGHT PACKAGE, 30 SEPTEMBER AND 1 OCTOBER - from £349 per person including two night's b/b accommodation at the four star Millennium Baileys Hotel in Kensington on 30 September and 1 October and a third priced arena seat ticket to the show on the night of 1 October. Based on two sharing.
For more information and bookings call Superbreak 0871 222 3055 or visit