Welcome to the Soul Essence Website

We've just returned from our 20th Anniversary Celebration (Soul Essence 30) featuring, direct from the USA, New Orleans Soul Legend RICHARD CAITON.

And wasn't it incredible!

See the reports on our Facebook Page here http://www.facebook.com/groups/18140371984/

Great music (very true), good beer (true), fine dining (false) and fine wines (very false). The Gouch managed an awesome lounge over the weekend (check out his top picks here), and I was to be found winding down to the music in there on Saturday afternoon before winding up again for the Saturday night.

In an effort to save our bandwidth and our sanity, please post your photos on to Flickr and tag them with "soulessence". You can find them by clicking here to visit Flickr (you may find a few odd ones that other people have tagged with "soulessence", but honestly, if they weren't at Essence, then they don't really know what soul is!). There's also some photos of Essence past in the Gallery on this site.

This website will fill you in on what's happened in the past, how to book, and a whole bunch of other things you probably thought you could live without knowing.

The whole glorious affair takes place at the Raynscourt Hotel, Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth, the same hotel we've been using since the very first weekender back in nineteen eleventy seventeen. Rooms at the Raynscourt Hotel do sell out quickly so be sure to get your application in early if you want to stay at the hotel (it's much easier to stagger up to your room drunk if you do!).

For weekend passes, please call 01525 375404. For any other information, please call the information line on 07966 277536.

Booking Information

If you wish to book yourself on to the upcoming Soul Essence event, please call on 01525 375 404 or download
our booking form below.

Prices for Soul Essence 33 are:

Weekend Pass including accommodation: £75
Weekend Pass only: £40

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