NODA Presidential Gala 2022

Crowne Plaza Plymouth   

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th october 2022

The South West is proud to welcome you to the Presidential Gala & AGM. The hotel overlooking Plymouth Hoe, the Crowne Plazza Plymouth is the perfect place to unwind. Plymouth, with its cobbled streets and maritime heritage, offers a beautiful backdrop to this weekend of celebration. 

The Gala Weekend

The 2022 celebration gala will take place at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth from 7th to 9th October. Central to the weekend will be the Annual General Meeting and the inauguration of the new president.

Unfortunately, with the October date, it was decided that it would be too risky to hold the event on a boat on Plymouth Sound, but the hotel is adjacent to the famous Hoe where Sir Francis Drake is supposed to have been playing bowls when the Spanish Armada was approaching way back in 1588. It is a very short walk from the hotel on to the Hoe with its stunning views over Plymouth Sound, but you can get a perfectly good view from the hotel while eating your breakfast.

After the AGM, there will be a black-tie gala dinner in the Mariner Suite, with a youth cabaret and dancing to the amazing All Jazzed Up. With a mix of easy to listen to, easy to dance to music, this is the same band which wowed members at Bristol in 2017.

For those arriving on Friday evening, there will be a light buffet (served at 8:00pm) with plenty of time for catching up with friends from all over the UK. This will include a Jimmy Paterson style rehearsed presentation of an act from a well-known musical – no previous experience needed and you can do it from your chair.

On Saturday and Sunday morning, you can take the optional extra of a drama workshop with NODA Theatre Summer School Director, Sarah Osborne.

We will be joined for the weekend by the President of AIMS, Rob Donnelly, and there will be plenty of opportunities to chat to your councillors and regional representatives.

On Sunday morning, the annual Regional Committee Members Meeting will be held at 10am.

 

Optional Workshops with Sarah Osborne, Director of NODA Theatre Summer School

As an extra to your package, you can book workshops with the fabulous Sarah Osborne.  Anyone who has attended NODA Theatre Summer School will be able to attest to how much one can gain from a couple of hours with Sarah. The workshops are designed to suit every experience as singers, dancers or actors.

Making it up as you go along

Saturday Workshop 10:00 – 12:00

A practical, fun and quick paced workshop where participants can indulge in the joys of improvisation and be inspired by their own and others’ creativity.  Lots of opportunities to play with ideas and use words and action in a spontaneous and rewarding way.  No previous experience necessary just an open mind and a willingness to get involved!

 

Character counts

Sunday Workshop  10:30-12:00

In order to make unforgettable theatre, actors need to create unforgettable characters.  Whether you are the protagonist or a member of the chorus, there are invaluable techniques to make sure the audience notice you for all the right reasons.  This practical workshop will introduce you to some of the most valuable ones.  Not only will finding the truth of your characters help you improve the quality of the production, it will also make the process of rehearsal and performance much more rewarding.

No previous experience necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to get involved!  Also, please have a think about a character you would like to focus on...someone you have played before, are in rehearsals with, are about to audition for or perhaps the role of your dreams!

Prices

Package A -two persons sharing

Friday evening light meal, Saturday buffet lunch, AGM, West Country afternoon tea, gala dinner, glass of wine, live dance band & cabaret, private bar.

Two nights bed and breakfast.

£256.00 per person

Package B - two persons sharing

Saturday buffet lunch, AGM, West Country afternoon tea, gala dinner, glass of wine, live dance band & cabaret, private bar. 

One night bed and breakfast.

£167.00 per person

Package C - single occupancy

Friday evening light meal, Saturday buffet lunch, AGM, West Country afternoon tea, gala dinner, glass of wine, live dance band & cabaret, private bar.

Two nights bed and breakfast.

£298.00 per person

Package D - single occupancy

Saturday buffet lunch, AGM, West Country afternoon tea, gala dinner, glass of wine, live dance band & cabaret, private bar.

One night bed and breakfast.

£216.00 per person

Package E

Saturday buffet lunch, AGM, West Country afternoon tea, gala dinner, glass of wine, live dance band & cabaret, private bar.

No accomodation provided.

£65.00 per person

Package F - Gala only

Gala dinner, glass of wine, live dance band & cabaret, private bar.

No accomodation provided.

£55.00 per person

Please note - there is no charge to attend the AGM

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Booking Form

  • There is no charge for attending just the AGM
    Please select all dietary requirements that apply. If you have any additional allergies that are not listed, please provide information in the next question
  • Deposit Package A to D - Non-returnable £50.00 per person. Package E and F - payment in full Cheques made payable to NODA BACS - Sort Code 60-83-01 Acc 20379546. Quote GALA and your name Card Payment - please call NODA HO once your booking has been confirmed - 01733 374 790