Dress:           Smart Casual

 

Time:             6.30pm until 10.30pm

 

Address:       The Church House Westminster,

                      Dean’s Yard, 

                      Westminster

                      London SW1P 3NZ

 

This year’s conference dinner will be held on Wednesdays 6th November at The Church House Westminster, Dean’s Yard, SW1P 3NZ. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased for the cost of £80. 

 

Tickets include a welcome glass of fizz, three course meal with tea/coffee as well as petit fours, plus 1⁄2 bottle of house wine. Additional drinks will be available at the bar.

 

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After Dinner Speaker

Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. He has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai, New Zealand and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York. He is a regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store and a core member of their weekly topical ‘Cutting Edge’ team.

He has made countless appearances at UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and Green Man and taken several solo shows to The Edinburgh Festival. His 2013 and 2015 shows were nominated for ‘Best Show at The Fringe’ with the latter transferring to London for a run at The Soho Theatre, and he was runner-up in the 2015 English Comedian of the Year. His latest show, 'The InternationAL' premiered at the 2018 Melbourne Festival and went on to Edinburgh where it received a highly coveted five star review from The Scotsman, before selling out its entire run at The 2019 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

A seasoned performer at corporate events, Alistair is a highly skilled MC and awards host. He is possibly the only comedian to have performed at both the Labour and Conservative Party conferences, and has entertained international troops as far away as Afghanistan, Cyprus and the UAE.

Venue History

The original Church House was founded in 1887 and built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. In 1937 it was replaced with a new building that was more in keeping with the needs of the time, designed by the renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. It took until 1940 to complete and was officially opened by His Majesty, King George Vl, on 10 June 1940.

 

The building suffered a direct hit in the early part of WWII but due to its exceptional construction only minimal damage was done. The Prime Minister of the day, Winston Churchill, was so impressed by this that the building was refurbished for use by the two Houses of Parliament for the remainder of the war. Many historic speeches and events took place within the building during this time, including Churchill’s announcement of the sinking of the battleship Bismarck.