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Day of Celebration 2020

Date: 01 May 2020 11:00am - 11:00pm

Location: Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Fossgate, York YO1 9XD


The Day of Celebration 2020 takes place on Friday 1st May at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York. Booking is now open! Please see the link to the online booking form below.

The day includes the AGM, Awards Ceremony, President’s Reception and Celebration Dinner.

Daytime events are free to attend although booking is essential.

The programme includes:


10.30 Registration opens

11.00 Annual General Meeting (open to SDC members only)

13.00 Buffet lunch

14.00 Awards Ceremony and keynote speakers

16.15 (approx) finish


18.30 President’s Reception

19.30 Celebration Dinner (black tie)

What does it cost and how do I book?

There is no charge for attending the daytime programme of events, although booking is essential.

The cost for attending the evening drinks reception and dinner is £68.40 (£57.00 plus VAT).

To book your place, please complete the online booking form.


We have agreed set room rates at three hotels in York city centre for guests attending the Day of Celebration to book and pay for direct – please quote ‘SDC’ at the time of booking. Please be aware that all the rooms are subject to availability so early booking is advised.

Park Inn by Radisson:

Thursday 30th April – £105.00 bed & breakfast

Friday 1st May – £105.00 bed & breakfast

Saturday 2nd May – £135.00 bed & breakfast

(rates are single occupancy, double occupancy £10.00 per night supplement)

Contact +44 1904 459988 or


StayCity Aparthotels

Offering a 15% discount on rates available at time of booking

Contact 01904 626311



£125.00 bed & breakfast, available up until 1 month prior to the event.

Ask for the non-allocation special rate.

Contact Hannah Levett on 01904 611660 or


Please note: the date of the Day of Celebration has been changed from 8th May, which had been previously announced. The UK government has changed the May Day Bank Holiday for 2020 from 4th May to 8th May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. As a result, the Day of Celebration will now take place on 1st May.


Society of Dyers and Colourists

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