Followed by DinnerGolf Society Summer Meeting Friday, 1st August 2014 New Zealand Course Social Committee Tuesday, 9th September 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1100 Visit to New London River, Amwell Wednesday, 10th September 2014 Autumn Festival Tuesday, 16th September 2014 Skinners' Hall 1845 for 1915 Admissions Interviews Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1000 St Michael’s Day Service Sunday, 28th September 2014 St Magnus the Martyr 1100 Election of the Lord Mayor Monday, 29th September 2014 Guildhall 1145
Lunch in Painter Stainers' HallInvestment Committee Tuesday, 30th September 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1345 Charity Trustees Tuesday, 30th September 2014 Wax Chandler's Hall 1445
Guildhall Friday 19th September
Enjoy a wonderful evening in the Old Library and the Great Hall of the historic Guildhall for a celebration on Powerful Women in Opera portrayed in some of the most wonderfully tuneful arias, choruses and orchestral interludes ever written by Verdi, Bizet, Berlioz, Bellini, Saint Saens and Ciliea. The Chelsea Opera Group, under the baton of Gianluca Marcanó, will be joined by two spectacular singers, Nelly Miricioiu (soprano) and Nino Surguladze (mezzo soprano), both of whom have sung with the Royal Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. The opera scenes will be narrated by the well-known actress Hannah Gordon. The performance will be a powerful operatic feast sandwiched between delicious bowls of food and lubricating wines that will transform a stellar evening into something quite out of the ordinary. Afterwards you can linger over wine and cheese – a perfect end to a busy week!
On Friday 17th October, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, The Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor of London, is hosting a gala ball for 700 special guests in the Great Hall of Guildhall. This prestigious event, chaired by Lady Barbara Judge, is the inaugural Lord Mayor’s Ball and promises to be a memorable occasion of great food, fine wine and dancing. Music will be provided by the Earthlights Boogie Band and funds raised will go to four community based charities benefiting from the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2014; Beating Bowel Cancer, Raleigh International, Princess Alice Hospice and Working Chance.
7pm Canapé Reception | 8pm 3-Course Dinner | 10pm The Earthlights Boogie Band |1am Carriages
Dress Code: White or Black Tie
Throughout 2014 the British Red Cross International Fundraising Committee will be holding ‘ART for LIFE’. This exciting project includes three different art events. The Art for Life launch party & auction of donated artworks; an exhibition of Joan Miro's iconic 'Tapestry of Tarragona' and the fantastic art collection of the Catalan Red Cross; and the Children 4 Children art competition.
Some wonderful pieces have been generously donated including a signed Picasso etching, a first edition (1863) Francisco de Goya etching; and artworks from: Turner Prize-winners Grayson Perry CBE and Tracey Emin CBE RA; Arne Quinze, Ken Howard, Fabrizio Plessi, Maximilian Wiedemann, Luc Waring, Kate Shaw, Nasser Azam, Edward Burtynsky and many other works.
For details click here.
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The Lord Mayor, Alderman Fiona Woolf, Court Assistant of the Plumbers Company accompanied by consort and husband Nicholas, were welcomed by the Master at the Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton. The highlight of the trip round the various buildings showing crafts of yesteryear was to be found in the Court Barn - the Plumbers' Workshop. Decorative lead work was produced under The Lord Mayor's watchful eye. She then visited exhibitions of other Livery Companies and saw active examples of their crafts.
Nearly 120 Liverymen with families and friends sat down for a very enjoyable lunch in the magnificent Gridshell Building. Food consumed, the Master Plumber welcomed The Lord Mayor, her consort, Fellow Masters from the Builders Merchants, Constructors, Fuellers, Glaziers, Lightmongers, Masons and Tylers & Bricklayers, Liverymen and all their families and guests. He then made a number of presentations to The Lord Mayor culminating in a magnificent example of decorative lead work: a lead planter commemorating her year as Lord Mayor and decorated with her coat of arms and that of both the City and the Plumbers' Company. A limited edition of smaller lead planters will be fashioned at Singleton and sold with the profit going to the Plumbers' charities.
All in all a great family day out demonstrating not only the craft of plumbing but also that of other Livery Companies and all with our special guest, The Lord Mayor of the City of London.
The Master's Weekend (or as for this year the Master's Mid Week Break) is one of the highlights in the Plumbers' Company year. This year was no exception as 66 Liverymen and wives thoroughly enjoyed a few days of Lancastrian hospitality organised by Gales Incorporated - that is the Master and his family. Click on the heading for al writeup and look at a few pictures by clicking here.
A small band of Plumbers who manned the Bottle Tombola stall in the yard of the Guildhall on the Lord Mayor's Gift Day raised the magnificent sum of £1,632.48 for her charities. See www.LordMayorsAppeal.org
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In Palma Mallorca, Dr Esteban Delgado was welcomed into the Company by Past Master Rodney Cartwright. The Clerk administered the oath for Freedom of the Company using Skype.
Esteban is the Chairman of Preverisk, a company that provides a safety and food and water hygiene programmes for the hospitality sector. http://www.preverisk.com