The 2002 Annual Dinner will take place at Whirlowbrook Hall on Saturday 23 February 2002. More info
The 2001 Annual Dinner took place at Whirlowbrook Hall on Saturday 24 February 2001. Originally a family home, Whirlowbrook Hall retains a style and elegance that complements its beautiful and tranquil parkland setting, while extensive refurbishments and improvments have raised the standards and versatility even higher. A map of how to get to Whirlowbrook Hall is available (thanks to Fretwell-Downing Informatics for this).
Whirlowbrook offers comfortable reception and function rooms for up to 150 guests and the relaxed personal service and exellent food contribute to the unique atmosphere of this beautiful venue.
We chose 2001 to break away from tradition and hold the dinner in a venue steeped in character and opulence. This change was continued by booking a twenty piece Jazz Orchestra for the after dinner entertainment - they played a mixture of listening and were excellent!
The quality of food and service at Whirlowbrook Hall was far superior to that experienced at previous Guild dinners.
Pre and post dinner drinks were served in the Oak Room and the dinner followed by the Jazz Orchestra was held in the Egyptian Room.
Sheffield University Jazz Orchestra combines students, members of staff and visiting professionals in celebration of the music of Duke Ellington, along with music by Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson and Charles Mingus. The band was founded in 1997 by Katie Overy and John Milner, their professional drummer-pianist-arranger, band leader and Ellington expert.
Accounts of the dinner (as of 28 February 2001)
The net profit is equivalent to 59p per paying guest (this includes the raffle profit which is usually not taken into account).