Summer Festival July 2019

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The final formal function of the Plumbers’ livery year is the Summer Festival.  This year it was held in the magnificent and historic Stationers’ Hall.  The hall was begun in 1670 but later underwent many alterations and improvements including a major restoration in 1957 due to wartime damage.

We assembled in the delightful garden to enjoy a glass of champagne in the warm summer weather. Dinner was held in the Livery Hall with musical entertainment provided by Hamish Dustagheer, British pianist, organist and choral director.  Most recently, Hamish has directed chapel music at Lancing College.  He was previously Maestro di Cappella of the Archdiocese of Malta, resident at St John’s Co-Cathedral, the Conventual Church of the Knights of Malta.
The Upper Warden elect, Nick Jones, welcomed our guests and the reply was given by Patrick Jenkins who was appointed Financial Editor and Assistant Editor at the Financial Times in January 2014.  In this role, Mr. Jenkins shapes the FT’s overall financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He gave us some interesting insights into the world of journalism.  The Master, Dame Fiona Woolf, concluded the evening by looking back over the livery year and thanking all those who had made it such a success.

Photos of the evening can be obtained from the photographer by clicking here.