As Belvoir is on the search for seasonal guides, choirs, local schools and musicians to add to the festive atmosphere.

This Christmas, the romantic fairytale is set to come to life at Belvoir Castle as the stage is set for a Regency reimagining of Cinderella. Once again, the spectacularly talented Charlotte Lloyd-Webber will transform the Leicestershire castle for the Christmas season.

Belvoir Castle really comes alive with the help of the castle guides. This year, there is the opportunity for 10 people with a passion for history, storytelling and a flair for customer service to become part of the friendly team for the Cinderella season from 18 November 2022 to 1 January 2023.

Throughout the Christmas period, the Castle is filled with live music, from musicians and local school choirs, adding to the festive atmosphere felt by everyone who walks through the doors. The Castle is giving local choirs, musicians and school groups the opportunity to perform in the beautiful Regency castle at weekends.

A typical day for a Belvoir Castle guide begins with waking up the castle, bringing it to life by lighting candles, unlocking doors and making sure everything is in place to welcome in the first visitors of the day. At Christmas this includes checking on the many Christmas trees and hundreds of lights, to make sure they are in perfect working order. A special and busy time of year, the guides are integral to ensuring everyone has an enjoyable visit to remember. Once the day is done, and all visitors have gone home, the guides are left to feel the magic of Belvoir, and glimpse behind the scenes while putting the castle to bed.

Guide Gill Bowman explains why she loves her role. She said: “Having just retired from a demanding job, I was looking for something to keep my brain active, meet new people and indulge my passion for history. Everyone I work with at the castle has the same interests, we are a very friendly group of people. The opportunity to work in a castle containing such historic treasures is a privilege and very rewarding.”

The seasonal guides will be part of a supportive team, led by a head guide who gives a daily briefing and assigns the roles. With the Castle opening hours running from 10am to 8pm, there will be early and late shifts available to suit, paid at the national minimum wage.

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