British Film Institute
BFI Southbank is Britain's leading venue for independent and classic film. It boasts four screening theatres, all equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual (3D) technology. From the 450-seat NFT1 to the Studio with a capacity of 38, the BFI has run hundreds of staged and screened events, from the Virgin Media Shorts Awards to the World Cinema Awards.
Redesigned and redecorated in autumn 2010, the adjacent Blue Room, reserved for the event, where refreshments and food will be served, will also host the sponsors' various demonstration stands. A permanent bar is run by in-house caterer.
How to get there By car There is ample parking under Hayward Gallery, Royal National Theatre, Jubilee Gardens. By train/ underground Waterloo (South Bank exit); Embankment and Charing Cross (cross Hungerford Bridge to South Bank). By bus Routes 1, 4*, 26, 68, 76, 77, 139*, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243*, 341, 381, 507*, 521*, RV1 (*limited service). Address BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT, tel 020 7928 3232
Golden Flame boat
The after-conference party will take place on a boat - the Golden Flame - that will moor at the Festival Pier, a five-minute walk from the conference venue. The boat will depart at 6:00pm sharp for a 4-hour ride along the Thames and will return to Festival Pier at 10pm.
Completely remodeled in 2007, the boat's upper deck's saloon with a fully-stocked bar leads out to the sundeck where a barbecue will be served while a band plays live music. But the party will be set in motion with a Champagne reception!
The spacious lower deck has seats, benches and tables. In line with recent legislation the interiors of the party boat are non-smoking; however smoking is permitted on the large open deck. A cloakroom will be opened on board. Appropriate low-heeled footwear is recommended.
So, if you want to enjoy a unique party on one of the world's great rivers, take it from me: Do not miss the boat!