Thursday, 11 June 2009

Exclusive: A Message From Eric Pickles

TB has an exclusive message from the Party Chairman:

“Conference is made by the delegates and this year we have got some great new events laid on by the party. I will be opening the pub quiz on Monday 5th October and hope to see you all there. On the Tuesday Canal Street will be the venue for the first ever Conference Pride event where we will welcome a fantastic key speaker (all hush-hush for now) followed by a night of great dancing. The Party for Change on the Wednesday night will be a fantastic evening and a fun way to close the formal business and celebrate what we have planned as the biggest and best conference yet, ahead of David’s main conference speech on the Thursday. I hope you will all be able to attend one or two of the events and look forward to seeing you!”

So what' s going on?

Monday 5th October: ‘Save the Great British Pub’ Quiz @ the Palace Hotel, Oxford Road Manchester, 6pm – 8pm. This event is sponsored by the ever sound British Beer and Pub Association and word is that deals will keep the booze flowing.Special guests William Roach (Ken Barlow), Party Chairman Eric Pickles and Jeremy Hunt MP so far lined up to deliver the questions – more to be announced soon.

The £10 ticket includes a hog roast, and it's teams of six. TB will be auditioning for spots on his team nearer the time.
Tuesday 6th October: ‘Conference Pride’ at Spirit Bar, Canal Street, Manchester, 9.30pm – 3am Hosted by TV's Iain Dale and Margot James the PPC for Stourbridge. A senior Shadow Cabinet speaker is expected along with a number of MPs, senior party members and Manchester celebs...

With two floors of great music, student bar prices, celebrity raffle, spot prizes on the night, and all for a fiver, it's set to be a good one.

And then there is the big one...

Wednesday 7th October: – ‘Party For Change’ – Last Night Party at PURE, The Old Printworks, Manchester , 9.30pm – 3am

Kicking off the evening TB is very excited about the "Tory Bear Reception from 8pm" - more details of this shindig will follow over the summer, but the fun doesn't stop there. From 9.30 the club will open up to everyone and there will be:

Rock-a-roke (sing with a live band)

Live acts and performances

Celebrity DJ slots – what makes the politicians tap their toes?

Roller Disco

Microsoft Games Room

VIP Lounge (£50 includes cocktails and buffet and exclusive lounge access)

Great music and the best party night of the week

Tickets are only a fiver for students and £10 (before 1st August - £15 after) for other delegates. Do you want to make a bit of cash for your CF branch? Then why not get in touch with the party organisers
to find out details of how you can sell tickets and get CASHBACK and discounts for your members. Also you don't have to have security clearance for the main conference to attend any the "Party For Change" so if you can't make it for all of conference why not come down for the night?

TB is very tempted by the VIP lounge access for £50 though, shake down some moves with the party chiefs

The conference hotel bar can get very repetitive after three or four nights of conference so it's great to see CCHQ taking the bull by the horns and sorting out what are set to be some cracking events.

You can book your tickets for any of them

Watch this space for more info in the next few months.


Anonymous said...

That 'Conference Pride' logo is very pretty, but it looks just like the fright wig Jonathan King used to wear on Top of the Pops.

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