2019 Social Events
West Bay at the Titanic Hotel
Wednesday 23 January 2019 from 18.30 – 20.00
Entrance on ground floor of Titanic hotel (behind reception)
The Titanic Hotel is built with millions of bricks, thousands of panes of glass and hundreds of steel girders to make up what was once part of the life blood of the thriving Port of Liverpool – the warehouses. Rum and tobacco imported from exotic locations were stored here in great brick buildings, the size the world had never seen before.
The docks at the mouth of the Mersey River, including Stanley Dock, pioneered modern dock technology, transport and port management. Meanwhile Liverpool hummed with emigrants from all over Europe preparing to depart for a life in the New World. It quickly became the Second City of the Empire and trading through its docks and canals was at the core of this success.
The welcome reception will be held in the West Bay at the Titanic Hotel. It’s floor to ceiling windows offer striking views of the dock and the outdoor space on the colonnade. West Bay is very reflective of the Titanic Hotel’s rich maritime heritage and has been themed to reflect this.
During the reception, Cascade Music will play the clarinet and guitar and provide music inspired by Liverpool’s famous bands. They are a not-for-profit specialist organisation, dedicated to bringing high-quality live music into hospital settings for therapeutic purposes and are currently in residence at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital working with patients, families, and staff on hospital wards.
There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the history of Liverpool.
Dinner is not included on Wednesday evening, so you are free to explore the many restaurants in Liverpool. Booking is advised.
Annual Conference Dinner
Thursday 24 January 2019 - 18.30 for 19.15
Cunard House, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DS.
Please enter via the British Music Experience on Pier Head (riverside at the back of the Cunard Building).
Arrivals after 19.15 should use the building's front entrance on the Strand.
The annual conference dinner is being held at Cunard House, situated in the Cunard Building at the Pier Head. Cunard House is one of Liverpool’s Three Graces, which lines the city’s waterfront.
The Cunard Building is a magnificent icon that sits in the heart of Liverpool’s UNESCO World heritage site. With Grade II* listed status, it was built between 1914 and 1917. The building's style is a mix of Italian Renaissance and Greek Revival and has been particularly influenced by Italian palace design. The building is noted for the ornate sculptures that adorn its sides.
The evening will begin with a pre-dinner drinks reception at the British Music Experience from 18.30, followed by dinner at 19.30 in Cunard House (which is in the same building). Please use the entrance at the back of the Cunard Building via the British Music Experience on Georges Pier Head (Riverside) and arrive before 19.15. At this time, we be called through to be seated for dinner in the magnificently restored former first-class passenger departure lounge in Cunard House. If you arrive after 19.15, please use the front entrance to the building which is situated on The Strand.
The British Music Experience is the UK’s Museum of Popular Music. Boasting an unrivalled collection of stage outfits, objects and instruments, the museum charts the beginnings, rise and influence of British pop from 1945 to the present day. It tells the story through costumers, instruments, performance and memorabilia which includes the Beatles, Bowie, Adele, Oasis and the X-factor.
Following dinner and speeches, there will be music and dancing by “Celtic Knot” which are an experienced Ceilidh band based in Merseyside. Celtic Knot is an experienced Ceilidh band based on Merseyside. Their experienced dance caller gives simple instructions that are easy to follow, so no previous experience necessary!