Annual Banquet – 23 March 2020 – Cancelled

18:30 Monday 23rd March 2020.

It is with much regret that we have to announce that this years Annual Banquet has had to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak.  The office will be arranging refunds to all those who have paid.

The Master and Wardens invite you to join them for our Annual Banquet at the Mansion House, which will again be held in the glorious surroundings of the Egyptian Hall by kind permission of the Lord Mayor.

We are delighted that our principal guest and speaker for the evening will be Tim Knox who was appointed Director of the Royal Collection by Her Majesty the Queen in 2018. He has previously been Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum in London. He regularly lectures and writes on country houses, architecture, sculpture and the history of collecting. We also look forward to hearing from the Lord Mayor Locum Tenens who will be Sir Andrew Parmley.

As ever, the London Banqueting Ensemble will be entertaining us during the reception and dinner while our affiliated unit, Richmond Sea Cadets, will provide a fine Carpet Guard.

The Banquet is the highlight of the Company’s year; a truly spectacular venue, with the chance to dine with family, friends and business associates at the Lord Mayor’s official residence. The evening will start with a Champagne reception and the opportunity to have your photograph taken with your guests before dinner. Those who have attended previous banquets will know what a special event this is, with a mixture of formality and the warmth of our very convivial Company.

This is an ideal opportunity to introduce potential new Liverymen, holders or former holders of public or civic office, and professional or business colleagues. You are also encouraged to bring your partners and adult family members as guests.

Dress for men is White Tie or Mess Dress with decorations and long gowns for ladies. The event starts at 6.30pm for 7:00pm, with carriages at 10:30pm. Pour mémoire cards will be sent before the event and these must be shown on entry to Mansion House.

Thanks to generous support from our Corporate Members we are able to offer places at the remarkable value of just £105 (£87.50 + £17.50 VAT).

I look forward to seeing you there.

Adrian Mumford