Date sometime in September. Details will be posted when available.
Spencer House is London's most magnificent private palace and has now regained the full splendour of its late eighteenth-century appearance after a ten-year programme of restoration. The final appearance of the rooms, complete with carved architectural detail, chimney pieces and copies of original furniture is outstanding. The accurate restoration is complimented by a magnificent collection of paintings and furniture, specially assembled for the House, including five Benjamin West paintings graciously lent by Her Majesty The Queen. The cut-off date for Spencer House to accept bookings is 17th August, so please book with the office by 7th August 2013. NB The office is closed from the 7th August
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The Master and Mrs Jean Yuill are delighted to invite you, your partner any other guests you would like to bring to join them for the Autumn Festival Dinner to be held this year at Clothworkers’ Hall. The Clothworkers’ Company is one of the Great 12 Livery Companies and was founded in 1528. Its current Hall is its 6th and was built in 1956, with elegant Adam style features, silk hung walls and barrel-vaulted ceilings. It is a splendid setting for our Festival.
The Master will be able to confirm the name of our principal guest and speaker shortly. We will also be entertained by students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which with luck will include our new sponsored student, Chloe Treharne, a mezzosoprano. It promises to be a lovely evening.
This year’s election of the Lord Mayor will be held at the Guildhall on Monday 30th September and Liverymen who were admitted to the Livery before the 31st May 2012 are eligible to vote. I’m sure you will know that Alderman Fiona Woolf, one of our Court Assistants, is standing for election this year and a strong support from the Company would be ideal. Those who wish to attend Common Hall in the Guildhall to vote to approve the election of the Lord Mayor should note that, once again, passes will be required for entry. These may be obtained in advance only from this office. As in the past, Beadles from selected Companies will be on duty at the wicket gates to the Guildhall from 10.45 am onwards. Proceedings start at the Guildhall at 11.30am precisely and Liverymen should be seated no later than 11.15am. Following the election, the Painter Stainers’ Company has invited us to join them for luncheon in Painters’ Hall and have 20 places available.