The teapot ticket draw has taken place. Most of those lucky enough to have won tickets have taken up the offer. However there are one or two tickets coming back to us as returns, so if you still want to come, and are on the waitlist, then there is still a slim chance that you might be able to join us on the night. If you do receive a ticket notification in the next 24 hours, please remember that you have to accept the offer via our eventbrite site.
The large iron gates to the ship will swing open at 7.30pm, and given the strict capacity limit we will have people on the gate to whom you have to give your name to gain entry. We’re sorry to use a tired old phrase, but if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in. As it will probably be cold, we’ll try and staff up the gates so that you go through as quickly as possible. We want to try and get you all through between 7.30 and 8.00pm.
Before talks start at 8.30pm you’ll be able to buy drinks from one of two bars open on board. As ever there will be two intervals in between groups of talks, and the bar will be open late afterward. We hope as many of you as possible are able to stay on at this historic venue, to meet the speakers, and the ss Great Britain and Ignite teams.
But please, please, please bear in mind that modern card reading devices are incompatible with 19th century iron-hulled ships, so it is a cash only bar – make sure you bring enough money for your refreshments.
Finally, seating for the talks will be theatre style in the First Class Dining Saloon. Which was designed for – you guessed it, first class dining. So it has ornamental pillars and other period details which do have an impact on audience sight lines and comfort. Please be considerate and mindful of our unique environment tomorrow night. It’s going to be quite a logistical challenge!
See you tomorrow.