Centenary Ball

1 March 2020 | Manchester, England

Design and Planning

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Photography: Adam Hollin and Mo Haider

Event Design

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Overview

Theme: Centenary Ball

Brief: Create a classy student ball to celebrate the Union of Jewish Students, formed in Manchester, 1919. 

Planning Time: November 2019 - March 2020 (5 months)

Budget: £100pp

Priorities:

  • Affordable ticket prices for the average student

  • Open to students from different cities and institutions

  • 3 course fully kosher meal

  • Provide entertainment

Evaluation:

As the Chair of the Ball Committee, I made it our aim to create the biggest Manchester Jewish Society Ball in the past 5 years. I carried out the event planning and design, including creating a website to process ticket sales and manage guests with Wix. We chose the Manchester Mariott Victoria & Albert Hotel as the venue and invited guests from across the country. We met all of our priorities without compromising the quality of the event, achieving this through fundraising and supplier negotiations. We successfully raised £10,000 to finance the event, breaking even on all costs. The event was a success and was attended by 100 students from 13 institutions from across the country.

Key Successes:

  • Planned in 5 months

  • Entertainment: Live Band, Games entertainment, Magic Mirror & Two Photographers

  • Food And Drink: Free Wine on arrival, 3 Course Kosher Meal

  • 100 attendees

  • Free JSoc Mug for attendees

  • Raised £10,00 to finance the event and broke even