Event Details

Thursday 17th October 2019
12.00am - 12.00am
Club Real Gran Peña

01761 235194

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Downside past pupils and parents past and present all gather in Madrid for a wonderful weekend every three years. The next event is coming up this autumn on October 17th with a whole range of activities to take part in.  The arrangements for the weekend from Thursday to Sunday are detailed below and we do hope you will join us for some or all the events, especially the black tie dinner on Friday 18th October at the Club Gran Pena. 


For anyone living outside Madrid we recommend the Hotel Intercontinental, Paseo De La Castellana, 49 which is a 5* hotel in an excellent location with rooms from €192 per night. Booking can be made by telephoning (34) +34-91-7007300 or mailing Please mention that you are part of the Downside event (6 rooms have been blocked till 20/09/19). A more modestly priced 3* option (€110 per night) that is still close to the weekend event locations is NH Zurbano, Calle de Zurbano, 79, (Tel: +34 914 41 45 00).   

Thursday 17 October:

Informal evening drinks & supper for those coming out to Madrid from overseas.

Meet for drinks at 20:15 at the Hotel Intercontinental Bar; followed dinner at 21:30 at Larumbe Restaurant, 4th floor of the Centro Comercial ABC with access from calle Serrano 61 or Paseo de la Castellana, 34. Please email to book your place (€70 p.p) to obtain fixed menu choices & further details.

Friday 18 October:

Lunch Tapas at 13:30 at el Lateral Tapas Bar, on Paseo de la Castellana (approx. €35 p.p.)

St Gregory’s Society Madrid Dinner at the Real Club Gran Peña, Calle Gran Via 2. Drinks from 20.45 & dinner at 21.30. Partners and other guests are most welcome. Tickets: €65  Dress: Black Tie. Please email to book your place.

Saturday 19 October:

Mass at 19:00 in the side chapel la Capilla Santísima of la Parroquia de San Francisco de Borja annex, the main Jesuit Church in Madrid. Please enter via the side entrance on Maldonado nº 1b and turning right upon entry.

Sunday 20 October: at leisure and depart.


Purchase of Thursday Supper & Friday Dinner Tickets should be made in advance by bank transfer to:

International Bank Account Number (IBAN)
Swift & BIC code

Payment should be received by 09/10/2019 and with the reference populated, e.g. J Thompson 2TH 2FR if you are J Thompson attending both dinner events with a companion or J Thompson 1FR if just attending the Friday Dinner unaccompanied, or J Thompson 1TH 2FR if attending the Thursday dinner alone & the Friday dinner accompanied etc.

Please contact James Scanlan as above with any queries and please do not send cheques.