Social events |

Bringing the social experience of Congress to you, virtually

While we’re disappointed we won’t be able to see you in person this year, we’re committed to making sure there will be fun, interactive and engaging social and networking opportunities for you.

We have a variety of activities planned for the whole live event, from music and entertainment, to food and cocktail masterclasses, to wellbeing and mindfulness, there is something for everyone.

Be sure to enjoy a break from lectures and join us for some virtual downtime - don't miss out, book your tickets (where required) directly with the hosts!

Wednesday 24 March, 7.30pm

Cocktail masterclass with Mix & Twist

A cocktail masterclass to kick off our social program, take part with your friends (virtually of course) in what is sure to be a fun and interactive evening. Expert Mixologists will walk you through the professional & structured way to make the perfect cocktails - with three crowd favorites: an Elderflower Mojito, Strawberry Highball and Pineapple & Passion Fruit Daiquiri, plus a bonus cocktail shot! There are plenty of games & fun to bring everyone together. Choose from a carefully prepared box that will contain ingredients to make 7 cocktails during the hour session, or pick up the ingredients yourself.

Price | From £10

Register directly with Mix & Twist before 15 March

Register with Mix & Twist

Thursday 25 March, 8.00pm-9.00pm

Wine tasting with Tim Syrad

We invite you to join us for a virtual wine tasting event hosted by Tim Syrad , winner of the Wanderlust 2019 World Guide Awards, and a member of The Association of Wine Educators.  Tim will guide us through an eclectic mix of four classic red and white wines from around the world, some better known than others, but all intended to inspire your senses! There will be the opportunity to ask Tim questions about the wines in a very relaxed, interactive event. The wines will, of course, be delivered to your door! The price of the tasting includes:

  • Four half-bottles (375ml) of wine delivered, anywhere in the UK. They include Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, Soave Classico, Barossa Shiraz and Chianti Classico
  • Accompanying tasting notes
  • A list of recommended cheeses that you can purchase separately should you wish to enhance the experience

Price | £50 (incl. delivery)

Buy your ticket & wines directly with Tim Syrad Wines before 17 March

Register with Tim Syrad Wines

Thursday 25 March, 8.00pm-9.00pm

Mark Walby

In a new format, Mark Walby our resident Party Night musician returns to BSAVA Congress for an hour of live music and entertainment! 

Mark Walby is a familiar face on the live music circuit and has played with a wide variety of household names during his 20 years as a professional musician. 

Join us on Zoom and request a song!

Price |  FREE

FREE Register now

Friday 26 March, 8.00pm-10.00pm

Whisky tasting with Isle of Raasay Distillery

The forthcoming signature Isle of Raasay Single Malt, released in 2021, combines peated and unpeated Isle of Raasay spirit with three distinct cask types – Rye whiskey, Chinkapin Oak and Bordeaux red wine casks.

Let Raasay take you through the thinking behind this unique six-part maturation in our online tasting.

Each ticket purchased reserves a space on our private BSAVA virtual tasting as well as 6 x 5cl cask strength samples.

Tasting begins at 8pm GMT and typically lasts 2 hours including questions and discussion.

Price & Registration | £35 (excl. delivery)

Buy your ticket & tasting pack directly from Isle of Raasay Distillery, before 16 March 

Register with Raasay Distillery

Friday 26 March, 8.00pm-9.30pm

Virtual Disco with The Silent Disco Company

1.5 hours of live DJ disco , with interactive web chat and DJ requests.

Plus – we have a prize of free weekend hire of up to 15 headsets for your very own silent disco, details coming soon!

Price | FREE

FREE Register now

Saturday 27 March, 8.00pm-9.00pm

The Flavour Explorer Experience 

Hosted by Lick Me I'm Delicious , The Flavour Explorer is a 60-minute session designed with one main goal: to create your own personal Flavour Profile. Join us for this interactive experience as we guide you through 20+ multisensory flavour experiments. Each experiment has been created with a vision to engage both your taste buds and your five senses. Can a piece of music really change the way your food tastes?

The session is designed to be fun, informative and will help you discover what is most important to your food and eating experience. At the end of the session, we offer you the option to transform yourself into a cat using our flavour trip which will completely stop you from tasting anything sweet.

Price | £23.45 (+VAT)

Buy your ticket & flavour box directly with Lick Me I'm Delicious before 9 March

Register with Lick Me I'm Delicious

Saturday 27 March, time TBC

Saturday Night Quiz with Kahoot!

Master quiz setter Jon Fitzmaurice has set a veritable cornucopia of conniving conundrums and a marvellous mix of myriad mysteries. There are questions for everyone here: some will find it easy, some will find it hard- but until you try it you won’t know!

Price | FREE

FREE Register now