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Monday 12th May

Opening Mixer
Meet with old friends and make new ones at this informal event, held at the focal point of the meeting, amongst the business suites in the Great Northern Hall of the MICC from 18.45.

Focus Fringe
Finish off the evening at the Focus Fringe with live musical entertainment from ACB members at The Late Room, Peter Street, with late night bars until 2am.

Tuesday 13th May

The Lowry Art Gallery
A private viewing the works of L S Lowry, Manchester’s most celebrated artist at the Lowry Centre, Manchester’s National Landmark Millennium Project for the Arts, followed by a meal in The Lowry Restaurant.

Hill Walk
Blow off the cobwebs and enjoy the Lancashire countryside with a walk up to Saddleworth’s 'Pots and Pans' with its magnificent views. The less energetic can take a stroll around the picturesque Dovestone reservoir. Afterwards refuel with food and drink in a local hostelry.

Chinese Banquet
Come to China Town and sample a top quality Chinese banquet at Manchester’s famous Yang Sing restaurant.

Velodrome
Seasoned cyclists and novices alike can put their cycling skills to the test at Manchester’s Velodrome, Britain’s only indoor Olympic cycle track.

Brewery Tour and Curry
Take a tour of Hyde’s historic brewery, Sample some of their ales, then finish the evening off at Sangam's restaurant in Manchester's famous curry district.

Canal Boat Trip
Sit back, relax and see Manchester from its waterways with a canal boat trip, enjoying a meal on board. From Castlefield, Britain’s first Urban Heritage Park, following the Bridgewater canal to the new lock at Pomona, then to Salford Quays home to the famous Lowry theatre and the impressive Imperial War Museum North.

Theatre
Enjoy Mozart's The Magic Flute performed by Opera North at The Lowry theatre. Preceded by dinner in The Lowry restaurant. Contact the Focus office for details.

Golf
Put your handicap to the test on Heyrose Golf Club, followed by dinner at the Club. (Smart casual golfing attire and spike golf shoes essential).

Dinner in hotel
For those not taking part in any of the social events.

Wednesday 14th May

50th Anniversary Banquet
The 50th anniversary of the Association of Clinical Biochemists will be celebrated with a banquet in the beautiful surroundings of Mere Golf and Country Club. Founder and retired members are invited to attend for this special occasion. Followed by dancing to music from the past 50 years.