City centre youth charity, OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) are paying tribute to Bishop Graham, patron of the charity since its launch in 2005, with a farewell banquet to honour the incredible way he has touched so many lives ahead of his retirement to his home county of Cornwall with wife, Julie.

The farewell banquet, to be held at OPEN Youth Trust on Friday 25th January 2019, also Burns Night, will be a delightful, historic and emotional occasion with surprises and cameos from national treasures as a parting legacy to the Church of England’s longest standing Bishop.

Guests will be treated to a Burns inspired three-course meal and can look forward to a personal tribute to Bishop Graham from Lady Anwen Hurt plus a question and answer session with Nina Nannar, ITV’s arts correspondent and Norwich resident, about his memories and time in the Diocese of Norwich.

John Gordon-Saker, Chief Executive of OPEN Youth Trust, said: “Bishop Graham will be sorely missed and this farewell banquet is our way of thanking him for his leadership and unwavering support for our work with young people. We would be delighted if you could join us for an evening of fine dining with music, song, dance and poetry from our young people, including a performance from members of the Norfolk Country Orchestra, who have now taken up full residence at OPEN under our management.”

Tickets are £80 each or £600 for a table of eight, to include canapes and fizz on arrival, three-course fine dining menu and four bottles of wine per table.

As the date coincides with Burns Night, OPEN’s in-house Chef, Andrew Baker has developed a menu that pays homage to the occasion so, if you’re a wee bit Scottish in any way, there is even more reason to come!

Further information and tickets online just click BOOK NOW above or by call Angela Brett, OPEN’s Development Manger on 01603 252117 or email angela@opennorwich.org.uk