Greetings esteemed guests,

Thank you for your continued support and interest in the inaugural Bright Lights Awards Ceremony which is brought to you in partnership with the Royal Air Force.


There has been a fantastic interest in this magnificent event and it will be the perfect opportunity to network and celebrate our achievements amongst our peers, friends, colleagues and families – a unique occasion not to be missed.  This is a pioneering, prestigious initiative which has been quite some years in the planning borne out of a simple vision; to create an occasion which would honour the very best achievements from African-Caribbean grassroots communities which are often fraught with high levels of social and economic marginalisation.

This event is creating one of our most important proceedings of its kind and we’re looking forward to meeting you on the night. 

Many thanks.
Welcome Drinks

18:00-18:45 Drinks Network Reception
18:45-19:20 Welcome Speeches from Sponsors and Councillors.

19:20 - 19:30 Musical Interlude with Nzinga Soundz

19:30– Live Musical Interlude
3 Course Meal

19.45–20:45 Dinner & Music
20:45–21:30 Awards


21:30–21:45 Musical Interlude and Poem

Awards Ceremony

21:50–22:35 Awards
22:40–22:55 Inspirational Message to Attendees
22:57–23:30 Awards

Special Recognition Award

23:30–23:40 Special Recognition Award

Close of Ceremony

23:43 Acknowledgements


The awards begin with a complimentary drinks reception, followed by a 3-course meal, entertainment, and awards presentation.

Tickets and party concessions will be on sale.  For more information and party bookings, please contact

The first 50 guests receive a free glass of bubbly.  Please save the date and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Hotel Accommodation: You will be pleased to know that if you wish to stay at the beautiful, and luxurious Grand Sapphire Hotel on the weekend of the 30th October, you will be eligible to get a special 10% discount on your room bookings.  To book your room or for further information please contact

Venue: A highly prestigious and visually impressive 500-seater suite with exquisite decor and soft carpeting throughout.

Table Bookings: Tables are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (10 per table).

Age Restrictions: Over 16’s only. 16-17 year olds are admitted free with an accompanying adult (please email to book admission).  Strict licensing rules requires anyone under 18 years of age to be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst at the venue.  

Cancellations: Refunds can be made up to one week of the event.

Dress code: Although this is a black-tie event, cultural attire is welcomed and positively encouraged!