Derby Museums Enlightenment Ball 2016 announced with sponsors Smith Partnership

Smith Partnership, one of largest firms of solicitors in the East Midlands, is delighted to announce its partnership with Derby Museums this year, to support the Derby Museum Enlightenment Ball on Saturday 15th October 2015.

Derby Museums is pleased to launch its first ever fundraising ball, sponsored by local chef Ralph Skripek of Butler’s Pantry, alongside Smith Partnership Solicitors.

The Enlightenment Ball will be held at the iconic Silk Mill and will celebrate Derby Museums amazing past, whilst raising funds to provide excellent exhibitions and FREE entry.

Tony Butler Executive Director of Derby Museum said: “We are very excited about our Enlightenment ball which will showcase the great contribution Derby Museums makes to the cultural life of the city, as well as being a fantastic night out.”

With a three course dinner by Chef Ralph Skripek and an after dinner talk with Tony Butler Executive Director of Derby Museums the evening continues with a charity auction, hosted by Charles Hanson. If that wasn’t enough there will be live music to dance the night away with group “That old Swing” - it is set to be an unmissable Derby event!

Derby Museums is also looking for great auction and raffle prizes. If a local business or individual can offer a unique experience, an exciting gift, or even just a little treat, Derby Museums would be delighted to hear from them to make the ball even more attractive.   

Any generous support offered helps keep Derby Museums fantastic and free for everyone.

Claire Twells, partner at Smith Partnership said: “We are so pleased to be able to support Derby Museums this year, for their first ever fundraising ball. We have been busy asking all our clients if they can offer their support and auction prizes for the event, to help raise as much money as possible to support our local FREE museums.”

To book a table or offer a prize, please contact

Or call Amy and Christine on 01332 641 901

The price of a table of 10 is £375+VAT and an individual ticket is £45

Smith Partnership is an ambitious thriving company that see the benefits of partnering with Derby Museums, in order to raise the profile of the city’s museums, to keep them in good condition and of course have FREE entry for everyone to visit.