Nikon Owner and Grays of Westminster’s Grand Christmas Dinner, Friday, 6th December

Nikon Owner Magazine and Grays of Westminster are delighted to announce
The Annual Grand Christmas Dinner
The Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London
followed by a presentation by film-director and photographer, Neil Lucas
Friday, 6th December, 2013
6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Champagne reception: 6.30 p.m.

The Dinner will finish with a special Christmas prize draw


Enjoy a superb Christmas dinner in the magnificent Regency restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London, followed by a unique opportunity to listen to film-director and photographer Neil Lucas as he presents some of the vivid stories and images from his monumental career.


Neil Lucas was a producer with the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit for over 20 years. During that time he worked on many international award-winning productions, including Sir David Attenborough’s Trials of Life, The Private Life of Plants, The Life of Mammals and Planet Earth.

Neil’s most recent production was the highly acclaimed BBC landmark series Life. He produced two of the most technically challenging programmes of the entire series: Plants, about the ingenious and manipulative ways of plants, and Creatures of the Deep which focused on marine invertebrates, from squid to giant octopuses. Many of Neil’s programmes have been nominated for BAFTA and EMMY awards.

Neil is now a freelance film director and photographer specializing in the more demanding and technical shoots, using state of the art filming and photographic techniques, which he has devised and for which he is recognised worldwide.

The IoD is a grand Grade I listed Regency building and its sweeping marble staircase and vast walls covered in 18th and 19th century canvases provides a spectacular backdrop for the evening; the period restaurant at the IoD is a most fitting venue for this elegant, traditional Christmas celebration.

Venue: Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall.

Date: Friday, December 6th, 2013

Champagne reception: 6.30 p.m. Introduction and welcome by Gray Levett, the founder of Grays of Westminster and editor of Nikon Owner magazine.

Dinner: 7.15 p.m. Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Presentation in the morning room: 9.15 p.m.

Cost of the evening: £155 per ticket, £95 for current Nikon Owner subscribers*


A chance to win a pair of Nikon high-quality waterproof 10×42 DCF London 2012 Olympics Binoculars worth £430.00, complete with case, courtesy of Nikon UK!


To book a place at the Christmas event, please email, Gillian Greenwood, by email only with your full name, Nikon Owner subscription number if available, postal address & postcode, daytime mobile and landline, your menu choice (traditional or vegetarian) and the name of any guest you would like to bring with you. It is important to note that we are unfortunately unable to take telephone messages with regard to your booking. Please also note that there are limited places available, so do reply as soon as you are able to.

*If you are not a current Nikon Owner subscriber, you are welcome to join or rejoin Nikon Owner when we call you to receive the benefit of booking the Christmas Event at the lower price.

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Standard Annual Subscription – normal price: £69; special price: £59 while registering for this event

  • 1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster.
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images.
  • All back issues are now available on line as PDFs
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions

Gold subscription – special price: £290 when registering for this event

  • 3-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice.
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to the subscribers-only website which includes a forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events page and use of a photo gallery
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on training sessions organised by Grays of Westminster, including Mike Maloney’s Workshops, Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Simon Stafford’s Definitive Flash, Portraiture and Macro Training Sessions, Michael Eleftheriades’ panoramic and colour-calibration seminars and Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses.
DISCLAIMER: With regard to any events including this one, held outside of the premises of Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner, both Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine and their staff are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating these events on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of enrolling and that no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers, Grays of Westminster or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard.



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