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37th UK Convention

28th April till 1st May 2017




Sons of the Desert

37th UK Convention

The Midland Hotel


UNESCO City of Film

Friday 28th April till Monday 1st May 2017

Hosted by the County Hospital Tent, Bradford


Agenda for the Weekend


Guests will arrive at the hotel, register and receive their goody bags

Evening meal and entertainment in the ballroom


It's all aboard the steam train for a trip to Haworth with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Games may be played in the park, and local exploration is to be encouraged

Evening meal and entertainment in the ballroom


We'll be staying local and exploring what Bradford has to offer

A visit to The Alhambra theatre, where the Boys appeared twice

A trip to the National Media Museum, home to the National Photography, Cinematography and Television Collections

A Laurel & Hardy Film Show

Free time to explore the local hostelries, including the Laurel & Hardy Bar!

Evening meal and entertainment in the ballroom

The weekend will also include a Quiz, a Raffle, Memorabilia Stalls, Music, Dancing, Fancy Dress, Entertainment and Laughter!


Cost will be £240 per person based on 2 people sharing a room. This will include 3 nights' accommodation at The Midland Hotel (where Laurel and Hardy have stayed), all food for the weekend and all trips out.

If you haven't got anything else to do, why don't you drop in and see us!