What is Easter? Easter is the most important time in the Christian calendar. Easter forms part of Holy week; Holy week consists of Palm Sunday - the week before Easter Sunday, Good Thursday - the day of Jesus' Last Supper, Good Friday  - the day that Jesus was crucified and Easter Sunday the day Jesus rose from the dead.
Why do we celebrate Easter? Christians celebrate the story of Easter and rejoice in the belief that Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected (came back) from death. Jesus was reborn and lives today; he was reborn because God exists and is alive.
Why does the date of Easter vary? The date of Easter varies each year as it is based on the lunar calendar and the position of the moon. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the full moon following March 21st.
Good Friday is the day that Jesus died. It is called Good Friday as Jesus died for the good of mankind.
Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus came back to life; it is a day of celebration and the day that we exchange gifts of eggs.

To celebrate Easter you can treat your little monsters to a free meal here at The Shurland Hotel.
 Offer starts Friday 3rd April and ends Sunday 19th April.
Dramatic comedy grew out of the boisterous choruses and dialogue of the fertility rites of the feasts of the Greek god Dionysus. What became known to theatre historians as Old Comedy in ancient Greece was a series of loosely connected scenes (using a chorus and individual characters) in which a particular situation was thoroughly exploited through farce, fantasy, satire, and parody, the series ending in a lyrical celebration of unity.

Reaching its height in the brilliantly scathing plays of Aristophanes, Old Comedy gradually declined and was replaced by a less vital and imaginative drama. In New Comedy, generally considered to have begun in the mid-4th cent. BC, the plays were more consciously literary, often romantic in tone, and decidedly less satirical and critical. Menander was the most famous writer of New Comedy.

Comedy Road Show
Saturday 25th April
Come and join us for our side splitting comedy road show presenting three of the finest acts for the UK comedy circuit. Followed by DJ entertainment till late!
 Tickets are only £5 or if you fancy a 3 course pre-show meal at only £19 including show tickets.

We are very excited that we can now announce our line up for the comedy road show! One of our comedians is the very well know Ninia Benjiman, Ninia Benjamin is one of the UK’s hottest female comedians with a wealth of television, stage and live stand-up experience.
Ninia was catapulted to stardom as one third of BBC3′s 3 Non-Blondes, which later transferred to BBC2 and BBC America before going to a second series, shown internationally. From this, her talents have been showcas...ed across all the major UK channels in a variety of roles, as a presenter, studio guest, actress and reality TV star. Ninia was crowned the Winner of Celebrity Scissorhands 2007 (BBC3) in which she and a host of celebrities cut and styled their way through two weeks in a televised salon, raising thousands of pounds for Children in Need. She was also a contestant on the hit Living programme, The Underdog Show in which celebrities were paired up with rescue dogs which they had to train in preparation for a number of obedience tests and she has made two hilarious appearances on BBC1′s Hole in the Wall. With an infectious sense of humour and effervescent screen presence, Ninia is a favourite guest and commentator for many popular discussion shows, for example Sky Comedy Close Up. Other recent television appearances include Total Wipeout and Celebrity Masterchef whilst her vocal talents can be heard in CBeebies’ Tinga Tinga Tales from February 2010.

Keep posted for the next 2 comedians

The gym at The Shurland hotel is full with the latest fitness equipment. Our cardiovascular equipment will link up to your MYZONE belt if you own one and give you a live pulse rate on the TV screens and on the machine display. we have a great free weight room with dumbels, incline bench, decline bench, flat bench, squat rack, pull up / dip frame, sit up frame and leg press. We also have a  boxing studio where you can take out your daily stress on our punch bags. We also have a spin room where we offer professionally instructed classes 6 times per week. We offer classes in Boxerfit, Circuits, legs, bums & tums as well as Just Jhoom (an Indian dance keep fit class.)
After your workout you can take a relaxing sauna, steem or jacuzzi in our amazing spa area.