Halloween at Grim’s Dyke

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Halloween

Halloween has been celebrated in Britain for centuries and, although some of the traditions have been borrowed from America (pumpkin carving and trick or treating), the foundation stone of Halloween is firmly planted in Britain. But what are the origins of Halloween – and how much of it is still distinctly British? Celtic festival of Samhain Halloween is firmly rooted … Read More

The Pirates of Penzance

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Pirate of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance was the fifth collaboration of Gilbert and Sullivan. It has been performed in Britain for over a century by various opera companies, including the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. Performed by Broadway, imitated by various companies, and modernised into film, Pirates of Penzance is another much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Comic opera in two acts. Premiered officially … Read More

Christmas season of events at Grim’s Dyke

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Gingerbread

The Grim’s Dyke Hotel just launched their Christmas Season of Events. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to have your office party or something different to do with the family this Christmas, we have a wide variety of choices for you. Our Christmas Entertainment this year includes disco evenings, magic shows and luxurious meals – for further details you can click here. … Read More

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado

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Mikado

The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu) was Gilbert & Sullivan’s ninth collaboration. Set in Japan, the story is based around the chief executioner, who has a tender heart that is in direct opposition to that needed for his official duties. The Mikado has an impressive operatic history – but this Savoy Opera nearly didn’t happen at all. Earning its … Read More

The Avengers TV series: lights, camera and… Grim’s Dyke?

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The Avengers

Photo Source: MovieMail.com The Avengers was a hugely successful ‘spy-fi’ British TV series that ran for 6 series (161 episodes) from 1962 to 1969. Featuring Patrick Macnee as the impeccably dressed British secret agent ‘John Steed’, he was seldom seen without his bowler hat, umbrella or feisty, assertive female assistant. All change at The Avengers Series 6 of The Avengers … Read More

Sabrage: the true mark of ceremonial splendour!

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Sabrage

Sabrage, the act of slicing off the cork from a bottle of champagne, is the mark of ceremonial splendour – and what better place to celebrate both the art and ceremony, than in the beautiful 17th century Grim’s Dyke hotel? History of Sabrage Sabrage is said to have started with Napoleon’s infamous cavalry, the Hussards, celebrating their spectacular victories across … Read More

Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore

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Opera Glass

The Grim’s Dyke Hotel is proud to present H.M.S. Pinafore. Gilbert & Sullivan’s fourth operatic collaboration and their first international sensation, it is being performed by The Grim’s Dyke Opera group. One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s flagship operas So much more than ‘just’ one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s plays, this production was the first one that was self-financed by the … Read More

Unique Jazz nights at The Grim’s Dyke Hotel

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Jazz

The Grim’s Dyke Hotel are proud to host a new series of Jazz nights featuring the JusVibes Trio. The new Jazz night soirees were officially launched on the 18th of May, however you still have time to enjoy the unique sounds of JusVibes, as there will be a Jazz Night each month during June, July and August (for exact dates, … Read More

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Dinners

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Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Dinners

During the years that W. S. Gilbert lived at Grim’s Dyke, dinners were run firmly by Gilbert’s rules. He would always have a pretty woman on either side of him, something he immensely enjoyed and Lady Gilbert would gracefully tolerate. It wasn’t unusual for Grim’s Dyke dinner parties to consist of the family, guests, dogs and lemurs. This provided a … Read More