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Welcome Reception: Wednesday 6th July 2016: 19.30 -22.00h

Venue: Walker Art Gallery (next to St George’s Hall)

Welcoming Speeches:

Professor Gavin Brown, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool

Mr Aidan Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

This is an advanced ticketed event – price included in registration fee.



Dance Off: Thursday 7th July 2016 19:30 – 23.30h

Venue: St Georges Hall

An evening of Ballroom and Latin dancing to live band music. Hosted by Merrall’s Academy of Dance.

This is an advanced separate ticketed event.



Gala Dinner Entertainment: Friday 8th July 2016 22:00 – 00.30h

Venue: St Georges Hall

Enjoy and dance to live band music from 10pm: The Made in Liverpool Beatles.



Presidents Dinner: Saturday 9th July 2016: 19:30 – 00.30h

Coaches to and from the venue. This is an advanced ticketed event.

Coaches will leave St. Georges Hall from 18:45 onwards. Coaches will leave the venue from 23:30 onwards



Things to do in Liverpool



Daytime Programme - Thursday 7th

This is only open to accompanying persons and who are not delegates. You must meet at the reception desk in the North Hall by 9:30

Option 1 (9:30-16:30):

You will start your day with a 2 hour morning walking tour around the Maritime and World Heritage Site in Liverpool. This tour will introduce you to the maritime history of Liverpool, visiting the Albert Dock, the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Pier Head and the Town Hall (the location of Liverpool’s Castle). This tour will be followed by lunch at Speke Hall, a Tudor manor house, built in the 16th century.  After lunch you will have time to explore the house, which is an outstanding example of Tudor architecture, learn about its history and visit the extensive beautiful gardens including a Victorian themed maze.


Option 2 (09:30-16:30):

This option is a must for all Beatles fans.  The day will start with a visit to the Beatle’s Story Museum at the Albert Dock, where you will take an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the Fab Four. You will then have lunch at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral; a magnificent Gothic Style building built between 1904 and 1978.  A tour of the cathedral and tower will follow. In the afternoon it’s back to the Beatles.  You will visit some of the places which inspired famous songs such as Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane, as well as the childhood homes of John, Paul, George and Ringo.



Daytime Programme - Friday 8th July

This is only open to accompanying persons and who are not delegates

Option 1 (9:00-16:30):

This family friendly option will start with a visit to Chester Zoo.  This is the UK’s number one zoo with over 12,000 animals and 125 award winning acres of zoological gardens. After exploring the zoo you will have a picnic lunch before moving into Chester city centre for the next part of your day.  A relaxing boat tour will take you on a cruise along the River Dee allowing you to learn about the walled city of Chester, its Roman history and its medieval buildings.

 Option 2 (09:00-16:00):

You will start your day touring the Lady Lever Art Gallery which houses one of the UK’s largest collections of fine and decorative art.  Highlights will include the world’s best collection of Wedgwood jasperware and an internationally renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. You will have lunch before having a guided tour around the city of Chester; your guide will be a Roman centurion.  You will learn all about the Roman heritage of the city and about excavations and archaeological finds. 



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