The Northern Soul Awards 2018 will be held at the iconic Manchester Cathedral. The combination of the history and grandeur of this glorious medieval building means we’re set for an incredible night.
Guests will arrive through the west entrance which is normally closed to the public (but it’s where the Queen enters when she visits). From there, they will enjoy a drinks reception in the beautiful regimental chapel hosted by Alston Bar & Beef, including an exclusive Northern Soul gin cocktail. This will be followed by a three-course dinner in the spendour of the cathedral nave (take a look at the photo below and imagine yourself in this beautiful space).
Then come the awards themselves, staged in front of the magnificent medieval frontage of the choir and the organ. After the ceremony, there will be a DJ set until midnight. The official after-party will take place a few steps from the cathedral at Alston Bar and Beef in the Corn Exchange.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING ORDER
6:30pm - Drinks Reception
7:15pm - Welcome Speeches
7:30pm - Dinner
9:30pm - Awards
Dress Code: Dress to impress
Deadline for all Entries
The Venue - Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Cathedral has been centre-stage in its city’s history for nearly 600 years. This Grade I listed building began life in 1421 when Henry V signed a royal charter granting permission for a collegiate church to be built. Today, visitors can enjoy medieval quires and ancient archives, bees on the roof, kangaroos carved on thrones, choristers running to practice and artists drawing in aisles.
Manchester Cathedral will be 600 years old in 2021. Click here to read what happened on our guided tour of this magnificent building.
For more stunning images, taken by Northern Soul's Head Photographer, Chris Payne, click here.
Ticket prices and information
Early Bird (before 10 Oct 2018)
Individual Ticket - £95
Table of Ten - £900
Standard (after 10 Oct 2018)
Individual Ticket - £125
Table of Ten - £1200
How to get to the Cathedral
By public transport For a fully searchable comprehensive database of all Public Transport Journeys into and out of Manchester visit the GMPTE Journey Planner.
Travelling from the North and East
M62 - leave by junction 17 (A56)
This is a main road passing the Cathedral and is signposted for Manchester City Centre etc. Travel along this road for approximately 5 miles. When you pass Manchester Arena the Cathedral is under the bridge on the left.
Travelling from the South and West M6 - M62 - M602
Take the left turn into Deansgate and continue to the end - the Cathedral is on the right.
Plan your journey with Transpennine Express.
The nearest Metrolink stations are Manchester Victoria and Exchange Square.
There are no car parking spaces available at the Cathedral.
The nearest car park is Q-Park Deansgate North which is located at 2 Chapel Street, Manchester, just a few minutes walk away
Joanne has been the chief executive of Manchester City Council since April 2017. She was previously chief executive of Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council, where she held the top post from 2008.
Her career started in local government as an apprentice with Birmingham City Council at 16 and she has a strong track record in transforming public services and delivering major regeneration initiatives such as the Hepworth Gallery Wakefield and Parkhill Housing in Sheffield. Joanne has also previously worked as Director of Housing at Kirklees Council and Executive Director with responsibility for housing, communities and adult care services at Sheffield City Council. She has a long-standing career in housing and local government and is a Fellow of CIH and a regular contributor to Inside Housing.
Joanne is a Trustee of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, established in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack, to provide financial support to victims and families affected. Joanne was awarded the OBE for services to local government in 2009.
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