AIM National Conference: Social Events

Enjoy The Social Side Of Conference

Enjoy The Social Side Of Conference

A huge part of AIM National Conference each year are the social events which allow delegates to network, relax and enjoy visiting some unique locations.

This year, the AIM dinner will be held in the delightful surroundings of Compton Verney, the Friday night social event will take place in the beautiful gardens at Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the fun Saturday study tour will take in several locations in Stratford upon Avon.

The social events during conference always sell out fast and early booking is strongly advised.

For more information about the social events this year please see below and check back regularly as we will continue to add extra details over the coming months.

To book your tickets for all AIM National Conference days and events please visit our secure Eventbrite page here.

AIM Dinner: Thursday 21 June

AIM Dinner: Thursday 21 June

Join us for a three-course dinner with wine in the elegant surroundings of Compton Verney: an award winning art gallery and Grade 1 listed mansion set in Capability Brown landscaped parkland.

Pre dinner drinks will be hosted in the portico before dinner is served in the galleries featuring six diverse collections of nationally and internationally significant art from around the world.

Dinner will consist of three courses and there will be a vegetarian and vegan option available to pre book. Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements or preferences.

You will be able to choose your seating during registration on the first day of conference: so, sit with friends or enjoy the company of someone you have never met before during dinner at this spectacular venue.

Early booking is strongly advised as there are a limited number of places available this year due to the size of the dining areas.

18.15: Coach Collections from Hotels to Compton Verney

19.00: Drinks reception at Compton Verney followed by the Annual Dinner

23.00: Coach return to Hotels

Dress code: Smart Casual

Please be advised that high heels/stilettos are not permitted due to the flooring in the galleries.

For more information about Compton Verney, please visit: Compton Verney

Price: £75 per person

Social Evening: Friday 22 June

Social Evening: Friday 22 June

Enjoy a Midsummer stroll through the enchanting garden at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, before a tour of the house where he was born.

Shakespearean actors will be your guides and you can even request some spontaneous lines from a Shakespeare play of your choosing; or simply sit in the garden and listen to period music performed by the resident actors.

On arrival, you will be greeted with a glass of Mulberry Gin and Elderflower Fizz, created using mulberries from the ancient trees in the garden before a delicious summer buffet is served.

There will be a paid bar in the gardens and AIM guests can enjoy a tour of the house where William Shakespeare was born and also where he spent the first five years of his marriage living with his wife Anne Hathaway.

The evening will end in time to explore the many historic local pubs in Stratford which are close by.

18.30: Friday Midsummers Social Evening at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Museum – please note there is no transport available for this.

22.30: Social Evening at the Museum finishes

Dress code: Casual

Early booking is advisable.

For more information about this fascinating venue, please visit: Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Price: £37 per person

Study Tour: Saturday 23 June

Study Tour: Saturday 23 June

Finish off AIM National Conference 2018 with a Saturday study tour to some unique locations in Stratford upon Avon.

The tour will start at 10am back at the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Museum where AIM guests can enjoy a Store Tour of the archives. Get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world class collections, including Shakespeare’s First Folio.

We will then take a short stroll along the street to The MAD Museum – the country’s only permanent venue for mechanical art. This quirky attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art, in particular; kinetic art and automata and AIM guests can enjoy a tour by museum staff before pressing the exhibit buttons to release your inner inventor!

Lunch will then be held in the Hathaway Tea Rooms which is situated in a Grade II* listed building and occupies one of the town’s most historic buildings.

Finally, we will visit the Shakespeare’s School Room and Guildhall where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world’s greatest playwright and which Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood has called “one of the most atmospheric, magical and important buildings in the whole of Britain.”

10.00: Arrive at the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Museum, for Store Tour and visit to MAD Museum

12.30: Lunch at Hathaway’s Tea rooms

13.15: Arrive at the Shakespeare’s School Room and Guildhall

15.00: Study Tour Ends

Dress code: casual

Price: £35

 

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