Thursday 1st April
The Organising Committee are in negotiations for a reception on the first evening of the conference. Further details to follow...
Friday 2nd April
An evening drinks reception will be held in King's Hall, a Grade 2 listed building, built in 1888. This impressive hall hosts the university graduation ceremonies, concerts and prestigious events.
Entertainment will be provided by Chris Ormston, a local Northumbrian piper and by Keith Armstrong, an acclaimed Tyneside poet. To read a recent article written by Keith, please follow this link: http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/
The conference dinner will be held on the final night of SS15: Saturday 3rd April. The dinner is being held at the Assembly Rooms located in Newcastle city centre just 100 metres from the station. Owned and run personally by the Michaelides family since 1974, this grand Georgian building, dating back to 1776, has been lovingly restored back to its former splendour.
The evening includes a drinks reception, then a full 4-course dinner followed by Ceilidh dancing to a Northumbrian pipe band. To find out more about musicians for the evening, please follow this link: www.borderdirectors.co.uk
Excursions are being planned for Sunday 4th April. A full day trip will go to Hadrian's Wall and there will also be a Newcastle upon Tyne City Walk in the morning. Further details can be found on the excursions pages.
We are hoping that the Playhouse Bar will act as the official 'SS15 pub'.
28th Newcastle Beer Festival 2004
Uncannily, the annual Newcastle Beer Festival will be running at the same time as SS15. (March 31st - April 3rd).
For further details visit the Campaign for Real Ale website.