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For your chance to win 2 Free Evening Gala Tickets to celebrate the inauguration of Christine Hunter Hughes as NODA President

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The North West is proud to welcome you to the Presidential Gala and AGM. Back in 1899 NODA was actually founded in this region, and it is quite fitting that the 70th NODA President is from the same region. The Southport Convention Centre, having recently undergone a £40 million restoration is the setting for this years AGM with the Gala being held in the beautiful Floral Hall under the Art Deco dome. Over the same weekend, Southport will host the British Musical Fireworks Championship. During the competition over two tonnes of explosives are used to create the very best and most entertaining fireworks event in the UK. Southport is easy to get to whether you are travelling by road, rail, air or sea.

By car the M6 is just 20 miles away, Southport train station is a short walk from the hotel and three airports are less than an hour away. If you are travelling from Dublin, Belfast or the Isle of Man there are daily ferry crossings.

If you would like to venture further afield, Liverpool, Preston or Blackpool are all under 1 hour away.


Bookings and full payment must be received by 1st September 2019. Early booking is recommended to guarantee your place.

Entertainment 0ver the weekend



If you are joining us on the Friday evening, why not take a trip to the British Musical Fireworks Championship event nearby.

With your AGM booking you will also receive discounted admission tickets for the fireworks event.


The AGM will take place at 2:30pm in The Lakeside Suite on Saturday 28th September, including the presentation of the Programme and Poster Awards and the inauguration of Christine Hunter Hughes as National President.

We are excited to announce that Lancaster Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society will be providing entertainment after the Gala meal. Back in 1899, NODA was founded by A. P. Bullfield - the musical director of LADOS, so it is only fitting that as the NODA Presidency returns to the North West they are with us to join in the celebrations.


The Annual Meeting of Regional Committee Members will take place at 10:30am in The Lakeside Suite. Lunch will be provided for those who have stayed overnight.