City Events

Inter Livery Pancake Race – 25th February 2020


While there are numerous pancake races held the length and breadth of the country, the Inter Livery Pancake Race hosted by the Worshipful Company of Poulters is one of the most visually spectacular of them all. Teams, each of four competitors and wearing either fancy dress or full regalia or perhaps a combination thereof, race around the Guildhall Yard tossing their pancakes and the victors receive, fittingly, frying pans as well as a trophy. Each of the participating trades have their own appropriate role in the proceedings, for example the Gunmakers start each race literally with a bang, Clockmakers time the heats and Fruiterers provide lemons to accompany the pancakes. The competition has been running annually for over ten years and proceeds go to charitable causes. Contact the Poulters’ Clerk at poultersclerk@live.co.uk
 

Call My Bluff Wine Dinner – 27th February 2020
 
At Mansion House on Thursday 27th February 2020, a fun and informal evening to test your knowledge of wine over a sumptuous 3-course dinner. During six rounds of tasting, each of the expert bluffers will give an amusing, informative and highly convincing description of the wine and it’s up to your team decide who is bluffing and who is telling the truth! A knowledge of wine is not required and may even be a disadvantage!  6.15pm Reception, 7.00pm Dinner, 10.45pm Carriages. 
Dress code: Black tie with a floral twist. Tables of eight cost £2,400 and individual tickets £300. 
To book please complete and submit the online booking form at
https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/809/call-my-wine-bluff-dinner


Treason, Trial and Error 15th – 18th March 2020

Supporting The Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund helping ex-Offenders and PAN Intercultural Arts helping victims of Human Trafficking. Back in No. 1 Court, Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH. Choice of three performances. 6:00pm Arrival, 6:15pm drinks reception Great Hall, 7:00pm performance in No.1 Court, 8:30pm conclusion. Devised by H H Peter Rook QC and Directed by Ellis Sareen. Musical Director Colin Sell. Featuring a star-studded cast from the Bar, Judiciary & City. Tickets £65 each, or Dock & Witness Box £100 each available now. Tickets for a full dress rehearsal will also be available on the afternoon of Sunday 10th March. Register your interest at moretrialevents@outlook.com  
 

Lord Mayor’s Race Night – 25th March 2020
 
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress will be hosting an exciting Race Night to be held at Mansion House on Wednesday 25 March 2020. This unique and prestigious black tie event will include a Champagne reception, three course fine dining menu, three screened horse races, a silent auction as well as a chance to bid for a small number of money-can’t-buy prizes in the live auction. Standard tickets are £300, standard tables of 10 are £3,000 and premium tables are £5,000. Premium tables include a table in a good position, an assigned horse for your table in one race, naming rights for your horse, half page advert in the event programme and other branding opportunities. To make a booking, please complete and submit the online registration form
 https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/730/lord-mayors-race-night/
 

United Guild’s Service – 27th March 2020
 
The Guild has thirteen tickets to the United Guild's Service at St Paul's Cathedral for members and guests. The service is free of charge and you must be seated by 10.45am.  Please apply in the usual way. https://www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk/events/home/united-guilds-service-2020-st-pauls-cathedral
 

Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot – 13th and 14th May 2020
 
The annual Inter Livery Clay Shoot is one of the highlights of the City of London charity events. Since its inception in 1993 it has been hugely successful in raising funds for charities nominated by the winning teams, it also includes a donations to the Lord Mayors charity. Each member of the team shoots 82 birds sporting over nine stands and the High Tower with ten birds. The team then shoot together for the 80 bird flush. The venue is traditionally held at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds on the edge of London. These grounds have traditionally been the home for all forms of shooting for many generations. Find out more at https://www.interliveryshoot.com

  

City Beerfest Guildhall Yard – 2nd July 2020


Check the website for details. https://www.citybeerfest.org/
 

Cart Marking Ceremony Guildhall Yard – 16th July 2020

Check the website for details. http://www.thecarmen.co.uk/Home/History/The-Cart-Marking-Story
 
 
Sheriff's Ball – 18th September 2020

The Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli and Guild Court Member Christopher Hayward CC, will be hosting the fifth annual Sheriffs' Ball at Guildhall on Friday 18th September 2020 in aid of The Lord Mayor's Appeal. This fun evening of wining and dining will include a drinks reception, three-course dinner with wine, dancing to a live band and a fundraising auction. The event is black tie. To register your interest, please contact the events team at events@thelordmayorsappeal.org  or call 0207 332 3080.
 
 
City Giving Day Treasure Hunt – 22nd September 2020
 
 
The City Giving Day Treasure Hunt is the perfect way to support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, build morale and have fun at the same time. All you need to do is turn up at St Stephen’s Walbrook at 4pm, where you and your team will be given a clue. Crack it together to find the next prize and finally the treasure. The hunt will take no longer than 30 mins and in addition to prizes, wine and refreshments will be available on your return. The first team back is the winner. No special gear or clothing is necessary – you’ll all receive a City Giving Day Treasure Hunt t-shirt, you won’t have to walk any further than half a mile and you are bound to learn something new about the City along the way. If you haven’t got a full team together then it could be the perfect opportunity to meet someone new. Just enter yourself and we will create a team so that you can take part with some new faces. 
https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/832/city-giving-day-2020-treasure-hunt/
 
 
City Giving Day Quiz Night – 22nd September 2020
 
With questions provided by the team at Artesian, test your general knowledge alongside your colleagues, compete with the greatest minds in the City, and be in with a chance of being crowned City Giving Day 2020 Quiz Night winners! https://www.thelordmayorsappeal.org/events/828/city-giving-day-quiz-night-2020/
 





 

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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.


Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K
 
 

 

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