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Denzil having a blast at Christmas!

Christmas may be a distant memory, but Denzil forgot to share his adventures and felt he really should let you know what a fantastic time he had!!

First up he went on a day trip up to London….visiting Hamleys toy store and playing with all the myriad of toys, games and craft activities this fabulous shop has to offer small children and big children alike….even small bears! Then it was off to Kew Gardens for their AMAZING light show……WOW! Although it doesn’t do it justice, below are a couple of photos of a couple of the settings this spectacular venue had to offer..

What a day for our Denzil!

Then to finish off his Christmas adventures, he went up to The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend to watch the immensely talented Diversity in the Pantomime – Robin Hood! OH YES HE DID!! What a great afternoon and what an utterly entertaining show…..funny to the point of crying and lots of fun for big kids and little kids….AND little bears!

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Denzil Loved Getting Up On His Feet!!!

Last week Denzil and his date went along to the new musical ‘On Your Feet’, which tells the life story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. What a great night!

Firstly the seats were very well positioned, in the exquisite London theatre – The Coliseum!

The musical retold the life stories of both Gloria and Emilio, how they met and how they made history within the music industry. Featuring all their hits, which took many of us back to the late 80s/early 90s – it was quite a trip down memory lane!

Performances from the leads were excellent and the recreation of the era captured the party vibe wonderfully. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all…..


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What a way to make a living…..Denzil!!

Denzil enjoyed yet another outing last week, this time to see 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre, London.

This was the second of two outings that had gone up to London to see this new smash hit musical within the last month….and what a show it was!

Not only well cast, acted and performed, but the comedic value was second to none – Denzil and his dates for the night were crying with laughter! Brian Conley was superb and on this second outing, Bonnie Langford starred, and was just amazing in her role as Roz!

Due to the feedback from clients on both outings to see this amazing show, we are now offering a third trip in January – so if you are looking for a great Christmas gift…get booked in quick!

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Not a miserable night for Denzil at Les Mis!

Last Thursday night Denzil went on our trip to see the spectacular Les Misérables at the Queens Theatre in London. This musical is the longest running in West End history and it’s easy to see why – what a powerful show!

The production is stupendous and provides a wonderful backdrop to a compelling tale of treachery, tragedy and heroism set against the tide of revolution in 19th-century France. With a spine-tingling score and songs that will stay with you for a long time to come – this is a show not to be missed!


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Denzil ‘Ripped It Up’!!

Last Sunday we took a ‘sold out’ trip up to watch Rip It Up in London. The show had 4 celebrity Strictly Come Dancing alumni heading the cast of a show which celebrated everything ‘1960s’!

The music, dancing, singing and ‘gymnastic’ work were excellent! Denzil had a fabulous time, as he got to see Covent Garden before the show and both his dates for the day had the pleasure of watching Harry Judd, Jay McGuinness, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith MBE, ‘get their groove on’!!

The shows band and singers were very talented and brought to life some true classics. The show also included some film clips from those that experienced the 1960s first hand – Lulu, Dionne Warwick, Roger Daltrey and Tony Blackburn!

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Denzil’s Got Soul!

Last Thursday Denzil went on his third trip of the month to see Soul Legends at The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend! He had a great night ‘getting down on it’ to some Soul classics, with the added bonus of seeing a special guest appearance by Lemar – who was fantastic!

Roll on the next outing!!

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What a Week for Denzil!

What a busy week Denzil the De Vere Bear had before half term…..not only did he go along to our third sold out trip to Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, but later that week he also went to his first ever Cirque Du Soleil Show at the Royal Albert Hall.

It has to be said that although vastly different, both trips were utterly stupendous! What a tour de force ‘Tina’ is – a must-see this year and the Cirque Du Soleil troupe were utterly breath-taking – ‘Totem’ was a triumph!

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Local Company Celebrates 30 Years Serving the Community

De Vere Travel started from humble beginnings as just one man, one passenger assistant and one vehicle carrying out a single school contract and some private hire work.

It then added to its repertoire a 16-seater minibus which allowed the company to offer a selection of theatre trips and days out, as well as taking groups of children on outings.

Today, De Vere Transport Limited boasts a fleet of over 20 vehicles, employing over 30 people. It services over 30 schools and adult care centres, carrying around 300 children and vulnerable adults to and from their schools/centres on a daily basis; totalling around 700 vehicle movements a day.

It offers an extensive private hire service; taking local people to airports for their holidays, to wedding venues on their big days and to restaurants on special occasions. It prides itself on being reliable, professional and a good local employer.

Satisfied customers of De Vere had this to say about the company;

“Absolutely first class!!! Second time of using. London trip this weekend for 16. Executive 16-seater coach was amazing, well worth paying the little extra, highly recommend. Driver Pete was fantastic too, thank you all.”

“We booked a taxi for Gatwick airport early hours of the morning. Ray was great, on time and smartly dressed. Pick up from Gatwick was easy with Ray being there for 7am – couldn’t have wished for a better service.”

De Vere involves itself in sponsoring local events and providing quality transport services for local schools and establishments. It also offers trips to theatre shows and to other events and on average organises 40 trips a year.

As a family-run rural-based business, being part of a community is important to the company. Founder and General Manager, Brian Davison spoke about how the company has evolved, “being based in rural North Essex we have seen a lot of development over the years, leading to more and more people using our services – both for transportation to schools as well as recreationally.

We have established good working relationships with the local councils and many local people who use us on a regular basis. We have tried to evolve with the times and have grown our staff numbers and fleet accordingly. In today’s climate we are really proud of the fact that we are still going strong after 30 years and hope this continues for years to come.”

The company is looking to the future and is hoping to expand its fleet and increase staff numbers over the coming year.

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