MCBFestival Gala Dinner with Carol Ann Duffy and Tony Warren, Friday 6th July, 7:30pm, The Midland Hotel.
What a night this is going to be: Midland Hotel, tongue-slobbering food, poetry, dancing, quasi-royalty, cheers, jeers and decent English handshakes. Take the night the way that suits you best, but with the theme ‘Strictly Come Dining’ there’s not doubt you’ll be cha cha cha-ing your way into the reception area where drinks will be waiting to get you quickstepping into an evening with a difference.
Among the variety of exquisite guests–who have already begun to book their tickets–Poet Laureate Professor Carol Ann Duffy CBE OBE will be joining together with her special guest Tony Warren, creator behind the world’s longest running and much loved continuing drama Coronation Street. Together they will provide nutritious words for that literary hunger you all crave. It doesn’t end here. Featuring a big band and ballroom dancers entertaining as you dine, once your plates begin to squeak, your feet can start to jive while your rumpa rumbas on the dance floor until chucking out time.
Come with your partner or a lively group of friends or make that impression and fill up a table with your contacts and clients. Whatever you choose you’ll have the choice to sit back and relax or enjoy the lively networking opportunities on the night.
The dinner is a charity fund-raiser with profits from ticket sales, raffles and auctions of special prizes going towards future creative projects with underprivileged Manchester schools and community groups – many of whose arts-funding has recently been cut. Carol Ann passionately advocates that we do what we can to maintain creative opportunities in the classroom and I for one can say that this outreaching work is more than inspiring and extremely rewarding.
Book your tickets online here or by calling our box office: 0843 208 0500.
This is a gala dinner with a difference, so be sure to be present and end the school year with a well desereved bang.