The Bristol Local Organising Committee invite all delegates to join them in the Museum for drinks, some entertainment and light refreshments but most importantly to meet up with colleagues and friends to kick start the conference.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a wonderful space to start the conference proceedings. We will enjoy Winterstoke Hall (the front hall) which provides a grand entrance foyer and the Wills Hall (the rear hall) is the centrepiece of the museum, complete with a grand staircase and chandeliers.
Both halls boast extravagant vaulted glass ceilings and balconies.
Located just two miles from the city centre in Clifton, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is the ideal location for all delegates
Join your colleagues for an evening of Bristol and some of its nautical history with the wonderful backdrop of Bristol’s floating harbour and SS Great Britain.
The evening can start with taking the Bristol Water Taxi from the city centre and travel through the Floating Docks to the dry dock where the SS Great Britain is berthed. Entering the quay gates to the small but fascinating museum which is available for a private viewing. You will then be welcomed aboard the ship to enjoy welcome refreshments with the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums.
The evening is designed to break with previous traditions of the APA Conference Dinners by having a grazing menu over three decks of the ship. Seating will be informal and dress code will be smart casual. After dinner there is a dance band for those wishing to bop and for others there is the rest of the vessel to explore or just enjoy the lounge deck areas with friends and colleagues.
If you wish you can learn more about the ship’s history with hosts being available to describe aspects of the ship history.
(Aspects of the itinerary are weather dependant and subject to change).
Ticket price includes:
Ticket to board, a range of refreshments and a three course grazing menu. Entertainment including the Bristol Pipe Band and the local Dell Stars