Gala Dinner


The conference gala dinner will be held at the beautiful Manchester Cathedral, a Grade I listed medieval structure, which dates from 1421 and was built by Henry V.

Located in the heart of the city centre, the Cathedral was extensively refaced, restored and extended in the Victorian period. The building boasts a beautiful interior awash with historical features which offers one of the most breathtaking spaces in Manchester.

In recent years the Cathedral has played host to a number of high-profile concerts including performances from Elbow, Alicia Keys and The Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

The gala dinner promises to be a fantastic night of networking, excellent food, and live music from The New York Brass Band, a 7-piece brass band, with a line-up of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone.

The band take its inspiration from contemporary New Orleans musicians, but have a repertoire that ranges from Tom Jones to Lady Gaga, from The Beatles to Stevie Wonder, with some funky northern originals thrown in for good measure.

The New York Brass Band has played all over the UK and Europe including Glastonbury Festival, Paradiso Amsterdam, Soundwave Festival, Croatia, Cork Jazz Festival, and Bestival.

gala2Tickets are priced at £70 + VAT and this price includes a welcome drink and a three-course meal including wine. Tickets can be purchased when registering for the conference.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

24 – 26 APRIL