London Social Agenda

Britain Pacific Conference

14 - 21 December 2018
 


Academic Sessions
Please note that although we have a provision for the academic sessions below, the Academic Agenda will remain fluid until the final agenda is provided to you at the Welcome Drinks. 


The Attendee App
We have introduced a conference Attendee App, which is where the most up to date information for the Social Agenda and Academic Program will be noted. The Attendee App will be released in the week leading up to the conference. All details below are subject to change. 


Day 1: Friday 14 December | Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Welcome Drinks with CPE Conferences London Conference group

5:45pm - Welcome Drinks
Meet in the foyer at 5:30pm for the 5 minute walk to the British Museum. Welcome Drinks will begin in the Great Court Restaurant in the Museum at 5:45pm.

Meet and greet your speakers, delegates and conference team over wine and beer at the Great Court Restaurant at the British Museum.

Cost: As this is a complimentary event, your drinks are free of charge. 
Venue: Great Court Restaurant, British Museum, Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG


Christmas dinner at the British Museum with CPE Conferences London Conference group

6:30pm - Welcome Dinner
For those who have joined us for the Welcome Drinks, the dinner is in the same venue. We kindly ask all other delegates and their guest to make their own way to the Museum by 6:25pm so that the group can be seated together.

Following the welcome drinks, enjoy a delicious 3 course Christmas dinner with wine in the Great Court of the British Museum – the largest covered public square in Europe. Select from 2 options, as you dine under the magnificent roof of the Great Court.

Cost: $120 per person
Venue: Great Court Restaurant, British Museum, Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG
Inclusions: Dinner includes a 3 course dinner with a glass of prosecco and wine/beer. Soft drinks are also available
Note: Please note that the restaurant has a preselected Christmas menu. Vegetarian options are available on request.


Day 2: Saturday 15 December | Academic

3.00pm - 7.00pm - Academic Session in the Conference Room of the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth


Day 3: Sunday 16 December | Networking Day

No social activities or academic sessions have been scheduled for this day.


Day 4: Monday 17 December | Social

8:00am - Winston Churchill War Rooms – Before Hours Access!
There are 2 meeting points for this tour: Delegates can meet in the foyer of the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth at 7:15am. It will be a 5 minute tube ride followed by a 10 minute walk. Please note that the tube ticket is not included in the price below. Alternatively please meet the group at the front of the War Rooms Entrance on King Charles Street at 7:45am for an 8:00am tour.
Once we have final numbers, you will be divided into groups of 10. This will mean that starting times for this tour will be staggered in half hour increments. We will advise you of your time as soon as final numbers are confirmed.

Rediscover War Time Britain in the underground bunker that housed the British Government Command Centre during the Second World War. It is here where the then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, was able to work out the progress of the German forces from 1938 until 1945, when Japan surrendered. This exclusive tour for our delegates begins even before the museum is open to the public. This will allow you to explore at your leisure one of the most important facilities in war torn Britain.

Cost: $165 per person
Venue:
 Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, London, SW1
Inclusions: Before Hours Admission Ticket, private tour guided by a War Rooms Expert Guide
Exclusions: Tube ticket


Day 5: Tuesday 18 December | Academic

9:00am to 1:00pm - Academic Session (further details to be confirmed closer to the commencement of the conference)


Day 6: Wednesday 19 December | Social

The Old Vic with CPE Conferences on London Conference

6:30pm - Charles Dickens: "A Christmas Carol" at the Old Vic Theatre
There are 2 meeting points for this event: Delegates can meet in the foyer of the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth at 6:00pm. It will be a 5 minute tube ride followed by a 5 minute walk from Waterloo Station. Please note that the tube ticket is not included in the price below. Alternatively please meet the group at the front of The Old Vic at 6:30pm for the 7:00pm performance.

The Old Vic is a 200 year old Victorian not-for-profit theatre located in Central London. The theatre was badly damaged in the blaze in WWII, and was once the core of the National Theatre of Great Britain, which was formed by Laurence Olivier in 1963. This important theatrical arena is the perfect location for an equally cultural British classical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” - a winters tale of one mans search for forgiveness and redemption (and his encounters of ghosts of Christmas past, present and future). 

Cost: $120 per person for unrestricted views, $60 per person for restricted views (slightly behind a slim pillar).
Venue: The Old Vic, The Cut, Lambeth
Inclusions: Admission ticket; back of stalls.
Exclusions: Tube ticket
Note: Please note that due to the popular time of year, tickets are very limited for this event and will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Many are now single tickets, however will be with the group.


Day 7: Thursday 20 December | Academic & Social

9.00am - 1.00pm - Academic Session in the Conference Room of the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth


Macbeth at The Globe - the Home of Shakespeare with CPE Conferences group on London Conference

7:00pm - Experience Macbeth at The Globe - the Home of Shakespeare
There are 2 meeting points for this event: Delegates can meet in the foyer of the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth at 6:00pm. It will be a 5 minute tube ride followed by a 15 minute walk from St Pauls Tube Station. Please note that the tube ticket is not included in the price below. Alternatively please meet the group at the front of The Globe Theatre at 7:00pm for the 7:30pm performance.

Join us for this unique opportunity to see ‘The Scottish Play’ Macbeth at none other than the home of Shakespeare himself! The Globe was built by actors, for actors and is renowned for performances of some of Shakespeare’s greatest works which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and A Midsummers Night’s Dream. Shakespeare was said to have used the spell of real witches in his text of Macbeth, which allegedly angered the witches, causing them to curse the play and doom the production to fail.

Cost: $90 per person for unrestricted view, $50 per person for slightly restricted view or $25 per person for restricted views and standing.
Venue: The Globe Theatre; Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
Inclusions: Admission ticket for upper stalls
Exclusions: Tube ticket
Note: Please note that due to the popular time of year, tickets are very limited for this event and will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Also note that the cheaper tickets are standing tickets, with the price reflecting this.


Day 8: Friday 21 December | Departure Day


Book your activities

To book any of the above activities, please complete the Activity Registration Form that was emailed to you previously with the Social Agenda Release email. Please complete one form per delegate. If your accompanying person is also attending the conference as a delegate please ask them to complete the form that was emailed to their email address.

Please note that activities are non-refundable as we must adhere to the suppliers terms and conditions. Please ensure that you have adequate Travel Insurance - if you don't have this, then you can contact CPE Travel to purchase a policy.