The Mayor of Derby's Civic Dinner

In support of The Mayor of Derby, Cllr Linda Winter’s chosen charities.

Derby Arena

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Fri 19 May 2017

Dress code: Lounge Suit and Cocktail Dresses - tiaras are welcome!
Running Time: 4 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

The Mayor of Derby, Cllr Linda Winter, will be hosting a Civic Dinner at Derby Arena, Pride Park, Derby on Friday 19 May, to raise funds for the four charities that she has supported during her term.

The charities are Children First, The Hope Centre, The Children's Ward at the Royal Derby Hospital and Down's Syndrome Derby - see below for further details on each charity.  The evening will commence with a Drinks Reception from 7pm with musical entertainment from the Derby Music Centre Saxophone Ensemble, followed by a three-course Civic Dinner which will start at 7.30 pm. The menu for the evening can be seen below.  There will be input from Steps for the Future and Lees Brook School between the courses and after dinner, speeches from the Mayor and representatives from the charities. The evening will conclude with a raffle. 

The dress code for the evening is Lounge Suits and Cocktail Dresses - tiaras are welcome!

Both individual places and tables can be booked through the website. Once you have made your booking our Sales team will then email you a booking form, for pre-order drinks and for you to note if you require a vegetarian menu or if you have any other special dietary requirements.  A copy of this form is also available to be downloaded below and we will be asking guests to send their completed form to boxoffice@derby.gov.uk at least 7 working days before the event.

There is a car park at the rear of the Arena available for guests.

The Mayor does hope that you will join her for a very special evening whilst raising much needed funds for her charities.

The Mayor’s Charities

Children First

Founded 42 years ago, Children First employ 11 staff and work with over 60 local volunteers.   Their founding aim is to relieve the distress and suffering experienced by families and children in Derby.  In particular, those who have suffered from, or are likely to suffer from, violence or maltreatment in their homes.

Down's Syndrome Derby

Down’s Syndrome Derby works with children and young adults who have Down’s Syndrome, together with their families, friends and teachers.  They provide practical support, activities and advice wherever and whenever it’s needed as well as celebrating their members’ success stories and assisting when needed.

The Hope Centre

The Hope Centre runs a Food Bank (giving away approx 80 food parcels a week), a Hope Store (that handles clothes and household items) and a Drop-In (somewhere to chat over food and drink). A team of over 40 volunteers make a difference in people’s lives. Services are delivered on a voucher system via agencies who deal with housing, refuge, advice, addictions and social care. This ensures that those with real needs are able to access their services.

Derby Hospitals Charity

Derby Hospitals Charity exists to provide the “extras“ that make such a difference to patients. Donations to The Children’s Hospital charitable fund are used in a variety of ways including buying new medical equipment and enhancing the environment for young patients and their families.



Sweet Galia melon accompanied with tropical fruits and mixed beries.

Main course

Pan fried British chicken breast with baby silver skin onions, bacon and wild mushroom forester sauce, served with bubble and squeak mash and market vegetables.

Vegetarian selection

Hand crafted goats cheese & red onion tart, served on roasted vine tomato & red pepper sauce, topped with root vegetable crisps. Served with fresh market vegetables & baby new potatoes.


Warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce

Tea and coffee