Programme

About the night

You’re in for an absolute treat

Below is everything you need to know about this evening, including the menu and wine, and your host.

Evening summary

7pm: Champagne reception

7.45pm: Call to dinner

7.50pm: Opening speeches

8.00pm: Dinner

9.45pm: Awards ceremony. It’s time!

1am: Carriages

Venue 

The awards are taking place at New Dock Hall, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT.

Located at Leeds Dock, which is easily accessible being a short distance from the centre of Leeds by either foot, bike, car or public transport.

New Dock Hall does not have its own car park, however, parking is available nearby at Citipark Carpark, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LE.

Menu

Heritage Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Caramelised Fig Salad (v)

Served with pickled walnuts

~oOo~

Slow cooked new season lamb
Served with stuffed courgette, caramelised shallot, creamed potato and lamb gravy

Or

Cauliflower Steak (v) (must be ordered in advance)
Served with salted grapes, golden raisin, capers and polenta 

~oOo~ 

Salted caramel tart
With whipped peanut butter and banana cream

Wine

White: Artolas White, Vidigal Portugal

Refreshing nose with tropical fruit and citrus note with emphasis on the passionfruit character. The palate is bright with mineral notes and a long, lemony finish.

Red: Artolas Red, Vidigal Portugal

Bright ruby colour with a mature bouquet with red cherry, flowers and earthy notes. Elegant spiciness, medium body with a delicate finish.

Each ticket includes half a bottle of wine.

Host

A top UK comedian, writer and actor, Hal Cruttenden has performed stand-up from Belgium to Bahrain, winning rave reviews at Montreal’s Just For Laughs along the way.

Wise, unashamedly suburban and teetering on the edge of a mid-life crisis, Hal pokes fun at himself as well as the absurdity that surrounds him—from oversharing on social media to the 5:2 diet.

He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV), as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2).

On the radio, the second series of his sitcom ‘Hal’ (co-written with Dominic Holland) was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has released two comedy DVDs, ‘Tough Luvvie’ (Universal) and ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’(Amazon Prime and NextUpComedy.com).

He has toured the country extensively and also taken shows to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

Hal has completed multiple nationwide tours, including ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’(2015/16) ’Tough Luvvie’ (2013/14), ‘The Tiny Rage Tour’(2011) and ‘Lively’ (2010). He is also a three-time Chortle Award nominee and was nominated for the Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2002.

Having originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Hal’s acting career includes roles on TV and film in ‘Shackleton’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Kavanagh QC’, ‘Out of the Blue’, ‘Touching Evil’ and ‘Bramwell’.

On film he has been in ‘Mrs Dalloway‘ and ‘The Madness of King George’. Theatre work includes ‘Making News’ at the Edinburgh Festival and ‘Orwell A Celebration’ at Trafalgar Studios London and the Edinburgh Festival.