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Drumming Out 13-16 Jan 2022

13th January 2022 - 16th January 2022

Online Booking NOW available

We really hope you will be able to join us for the Drumming Out weekend which will take place in the vibrant city of Leeds, Yorkshire.  This fun-filled weekend will allow us to reflect on Janice Hadfield’s year as 2020/21 Senate Chairman and welcome in Jonathan Nicholson.

The city of Leeds is the 3rd largest city in the UK and offers a breath-taking choice of shopping, eating and drinking as well as sight-seeing.
The city’s symbol is the owl – hence our promo campaign of “Follow the Owl”.

The Conference Hotel is Weetwood Hall, set in nine acres of beautiful woodlands and gardens on the outskirts of Leeds, built around a
17th Century Jacobean Manor House.  This offers an inspiring blend of old and new, with a range of single, twin and double rooms available for 1, 2 or 3 nts.

You will need to ring to book your room – 0113 230 6000 – and quote Drumming Out 2022.  [All prices include bed and breakfast].

Single room at £79;
Double room at £99;
The hotel website for info:- https://www.Weetwood.co.uk

If you would like to look at other accommodation options, please email us and we will provide further details.

Thurs 13th Jan
The evening entertainment will take place at Weetwood Hall. There don’t seem to be any pantos available at the moment but, fear not, we have an evening of entertainment planned and a lovely 2-course meal to enjoy. Audience participation encouraged, but not compulsory! Oh yes it is…

Friday 14th Jan
We will be taking you on a tour of Leeds City Centre. There will be two options, a leisurely stroll and a slightly more strenuous option.

Our experienced guides will tell you all the secrets of the city as they take you round some of the famous landmarks. A 2-course lunch in a local restaurant will give you the chance to relax and experience more senate friendship.
In the afternoon you will have a number of options which will include: a walking pub tour in the city centre (only for the hardy drinkers!); a trip to one of the many galleries and museums; the chance to enjoy some of the city’s amazing shops. All costs to be covered yourselves (especially the pub tour)
On Friday evening we are back at Weetwood Hall for Yorkshire Night. Expect rhubarb, Yorkshire puddings, parkin, wensleydale cheese, Yorkshire tea and curd tart – although not all on the same plate. Enjoy brass band music and Tales from the Dales.

Saturday 15th Jan
We have booked some coaches and are likely to offer you 3 options in the morning that might include:
– Thackray Medical Museum: dedicated to the history of medicine from Victorian Leeds through to the medical innovations that changed the world.
– Royal Armouries Museum: the national museum of arms and armour with 5 different spaces looking at War, Tournament, Hunting, Self Defence, Oriental and the Hall of Steel.

We have booked a delicious lunch in the luxury Art Deco ballroom of the 4-star Queens Hotel, fresh from a recent multi-million pound refurbishment. The chance to relax and then some speeches from overseas guests.

We will get you back to the hotel by mid-afternoon. For those intrepid members of the Bumble Bee Club, there will be a “dry” meeting at 4.00 pm. Don’t worry, its only dry in the sense that there is no swimming pool, but plenty of Fizz!

The Gala Dinner is being held at the Banqueting Suite of the Emerald Stadium, Headingley. The venue is very special in that the conference suite is in between the cricket and the rugby grounds and we need to choose which way to face. What decision will we take? The evening promises to be a spectacular night with lovely food and drink, a range of entertainment and the chance to Drum Out Janice and Drum in Jonathan.

Sunday 16th Jan
The traditional Senate Breakfast – with steak and champagne (well, more likely to be Cava…) will be held at Weetwood Hall and will give incoming Senate Chairman Jonathan Nicholson the chance to introduce his team and his plans for the year ahead. There will be a small supplement for breakfast for those who are staying at Weetwood Hall.

Some details may change as some of the venues are not entirely sure what is happening in January 2022, but we will keep you informed if that’s the case. In the meantime, bookings are now open on the British Senate website where you can choose your options. A flier and a printed booking form for those that prefer that method are linked below.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Leeds in January 2022.

Drumming Out information leaflet
Drumming Out booking form

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13th January 2022
16th January 2022
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Weetwood Hall Estate
Otley Road
Leeds, Yorkshire LS16 5PS United Kingdom