Cunard underlines its reputation for hosting speakers of the highest calibre from across the cultural spectrum with the announcement today that legendary musician and founder member of Band Aid Midge Ure and former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King have been lined up to speak aboard its ships in the coming months.
Iconic singer Midge Ure will join Queen Mary 2 for the first 10 days of her 15-night ‘Arctic Circle Discovery’ sailing (5 – 20 August 2014)
Southampton – Hamburg – Bergen – Andalsnes – Trondheim – Tromso – Alesund – Stavanger (Midge disembarks) – Hamburg – Southampton
Balcony fares start from £1,999 per person, including $125 per cabin on board spending money OR free car parking at Southampton OR free coach transfers to Southampton and back. Plus, for bookings made until 30 April, receive from £240 up to £990 in John Lewis vouchers*.
Midge Ure was part of the Band Aid gathering of 36 artists in 1984 for the historic recoding of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, a song he wrote with Bob Geldof as the industry’s contribution to Ethiopian famine relief. The project led to Live Aid in 1985, a global concert that spoke for a generation. Bob Geldof has said that without Midge Ure’s initial enthusiasm for the idea, not to mention his rapidly penned sketch for the single, neither Band Aid nor Live Aid could have happened. Midge is still to this day a Band Aid Trustee. Midge Ure’s services to both music and charity were recognized when he was awarded an OBE. He also has Ivor Novello and Grammy awards along with a array of gold and platinum records for acclaimed classics such as ‘Vienna’, with his band Ultravox.
Midge is a fascinating speaker and an extraordinary entertainer and will give two talks while onboard: ‘Building Emotions. A life in Music’ and ‘Band Aid: Making a Difference and Implementing Change’.
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