15 March 202418:15 - 23:00 GMT
The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
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This year the dinner venue is the Derby Museum of Making, a new visitor attraction in the heart of Derby, exploring 300 years of Derbyshire’s manufacturing history. On what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory at Derby Silk Mill, the new museum has opened up the whole of the former Silk Mill, which is part of the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage site.
On arriving at the museum, visitors will encounter the majestic and newly renovated Grade I listed Bakewell Gates, which have stood proudly at the front of Derby Silk Mill since 1725. Visitors will then enter the new Civic Hall - a triple height glass atrium that forms the entrance to the new museum. This space had to be built around the impressive seven-tonne Rolls-Royce Trent 1,000 engine, which is suspended from the ceiling above guests’ heads.
The Regional Group Dinner is the highlight of the East Midlands Regional Group social calendar and affords members and guests the opportunity to meet East Midlands Chair Jo Renold-Smith and the Yasmin Becker CEO of The Institution.
18:15 - Drinks reception in the Civic Hall
18:55 - Welcome and introductions by Jo Renold-Smith, Chair, East Midlands Regional Group
19:00 - Talk by the Museum of Making Curator on the Building & Current Exhibitions
19:30 - Dinner to be served in The Italian Mill
20:50 - Tea and coffee break
21:00 - Address by Jo Renold-Smith, Chair, East Midlands Regional Group
21:10 - Address by Yasmin Becker, CEO, Institution of Structural Engineers
21:20 - Presentation of Student Awards and Certificates
21:30 - Presentation of Structural Awards
23:00 - Carriages
(Dinner choices and dietary requirements must be sent to Jo Renold-Smith before 19 February 2024). Please note all bookings and food choices must be strictly by this date as a requirement of the venue.
Courgette & Pea Soup. Crispy ciabatta (gfo, veo)
Baked Feta. ciabatta, romesco sauce (gfo)
Peach, Fig, Brie & Prosciutto Salad, maple dressing (gfo, dfo)
Herb Crusted Chicken Breast. fondant potato, pan gravy (gf,dfo)
Paprika Roasted Cod Loin. spinach & horseradish cream, fondant potato (dfo, gf)
Sundried Tomato & Spinach Gnocchi. garlic croutons (gfo, dfo)
Main courses are served with seasonal greens and roasted heritage carrots to share.
Mixed Berry Pavlova. crispy meringue, crème Chantilly, fresh & macerated berries (gfo)
Warm Double Chocolate Brownies. vanilla ice cream (gfo, veo)
Lemon Posset. candied lemon, raspberry sorbet (gfo)
(gfo – Gluten Free Option, dfo – Dairy Free Option, veo Vegan Free Option).
Member ticket: £40.00Student and Retired members ticket: £20.00Table of 10: £360.00Students and retired members to advise their name and membership number to Robert Moss for details of how to obtain the discount.Dress code is business suit.
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