Day of Celebration 2015
Date: April 17, 2015 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD
SDC’s annual Day of Celebration takes place on Friday 17 April 2015, and booking is now open!
Please scroll down for the online booking form.
The day includes the AGM, awards ceremony, keynote speakers, President’s reception and celebration black-tie dinner.
Following the success of the 2014 event, and in response to the feedback we received from members, we are returning to the stunning Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in the beautiful city of York.
The programme includes (times and details to be confirmed):
10.30 Registration opens
11.00 Annual General Meeting
13.00 Buffet lunch
14.00 Awards Ceremony – the award of the SDC’s medals and diplomas, followed by keynote presentations
- Andrew Greaves, (Research Associate, L’Oreal), with a presentation entitled ‘The Beauty of Colour’
- Charlotte Legge (Colour Specialist at Matthews Brand Solutions), who will talk about her career
- Adam Pursell (Apprentice Dyer at D P Dyers). Adam will focus on his current role and experience of the Textile Coloration Certificate.
16.15 (approx) finish
18.30 President’s Reception
19.30 Celebration Dinner (black tie)
What does it cost?
There is no charge for attending the daytime programme of events although booking is essential.
The full rate for attending the evenings drinks reception and dinner is £54.00 (£45.00 plus VAT).
York has a wide range of accommodation in and around the city. York’s official visitor information service is Visit York, which has links to accommodation and other information to help in planning your visit. There are many other accommodation websites, including Trip Advisor. If you have any questions or need help with hotel suggestions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have previously used the following hotels:
Travelodge York Centre – a budget option. It is centrally located and close to the Merchant Adventurers, although it is very basic!
Premier Inn Blossom Street North. A good value modern option, centrally located in York, although a little bit further from the Merchant Adventurers.
Here are some other options, although we haven’t used them. They all describe their location as ‘central York’, although some are about a 10-15 minute walk from the Merchant Adventurers Hall:
Churchill Hotel. This hotel has been recommended. Good location, about a ten minute walk from York Minster, in an historic building with lots of character.
Ibis York Centre. Describes itself as an ‘economy hotel’. Located close to the city walls.
Hotel Du Vin. About 10 minutes from the train station. Plenty of character, a bit more expensive but this hotel has also been recommended.
Hampton by Hilton. A modern option.
York is easily accessed by public transport and we would encourage you to take advantage of this.
By air – York is very easy to access from Manchester airport with frequent direct trains from the airport itself to York. Other airports are also easily accessible.
By train – there is an excellent and frequent train service to York. If you book your rail tickets online in advance then standard rail travel can be very inexpensive indeed.
By car – York is accessed from the A1/M1/M62 main links along the A64 in around 20 minutes. Parking – there are 13 city centre Council car parks (see http://www.york.gov.uk/info/200233/car_parks/324/car_parks ), 4 NCP Car Parks (see http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park) plus other car parks (eg one either side of the railway station).
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