This is the official welcome to Bristol and the 32nd PICS Annual Conference. A welcome drink along with a lite bite of French cuisine and meet up with friends and colleagues. The evening is relaxed with registration open on the vessel at 18.00 and finishing about 20.30.
Making the most of Bristol, we have selected a well know venue within the famous floating harbour of Bristol at Welshback. The vessel is situated near the hotels most likely to be used by delegates and between them and Templemeads Station.
Please pre-book your ticket when registrering. (Extra tickets are available at £20.00 each)
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.
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.