The welcome reception will be held in the Lowry following registration on Sunday evening (20th July). Sponsorship of this event is invited.
Welcome to Manchester
A Welcome to Manchester reception will be held on Monday evening at 20.00 in the Museum of Science and Industry. We will gather in the main reception area of the museum for drinks but various exhibit areas will be open to delegates. MOSI has a unique collection of early steam-powered systems dating from the beginning of the industrial revolution, particularly related to early days of the cotton industry. After the reception, delegates will find themselves conveniently situated to investigate the enormous variety of first-class restaurants to be found in the city centre. There is an enormous range of different national and international styles of cooking, all at reasonable prices.
An excursion has been organised for Wednesday afternoon. This will visit one of three country houses in Cheshire:
Adlington Hall and Hunting Lodge
Adlington Hall lies in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, set in glorious gardens and surrounded by the 2000 acre Adlington estate.
Find out more by visiting www.adlingtonhall.com
Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield has been the family home of the Bromley Davenports since 1726. The distinctive Jacobean style house with its Georgian Chapel and delightful gardens and lakes is set in over 100 acres of parkland.
Find out more by visiting www.capesthorne.com
"Cheshire is famous for its timbered Halls; Gawsworth is one of the best... First and foremost a family home, its interiors are crammed with the owners' possesions. The Hall has undergone numerous restorations but the courtyard is superb."
BBC History Magazine
Find out more by visiting www.gawsworthhall.com
In each venue delegates will be served an English Cream Tea before returning to Manchester to prepare for the Dinner.
Excursions for Accompanying Persons
These are to be arranged depending on the numbers interested.
Lyme Park - famous for the swimming scene in Pride and Prejudice
Caernarfon Castle and the North Wales coast.
The conference banquet will be held on Wednesday 23rd July at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, which is adjacent to the Lowry. The cost of the banquet is included in the registration fee for the conference.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.