800 years of Bristol Mayoral role celebrated in style - Banquet of Food Through the Ages

In a combined event with the Lord Mayor of Bristol and the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, the Arthroplasty for Arthritis Charity hosted a grand banquet at the Bristol Harbour Hotel to celebrate Eight Hundred Years of the role of Lord Mayor of Bristol. A truly fabulous event, with over 300 guests including many local and national dignitaries. Eight course, prepared by some of the country’s top chefs and themed on a History of Food across the 800 years of the role of Lord Mayor of Bristol. The courses were interspersed with informative speeches regarding the works of the two host charities and, from Brian Turner CBE and Raymond Blanc OBE a highly enthusiastic review of the menu, accompanied by a moving tribute to the late Mr Roy Ackerman CBE. A particular highlight was the speech by Wayne Sleep OBE, who, whilst drawing the raffle winning ticket, proclaimed the work of the arthroplasty charity and the life changing benefits of hip replacement operations. Finally, a huge thanks to everybody who attended, whether as guests, contributors, helpers or members of staff. We are all very proud of the support you provided to make this such a huge success. Thank you.