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Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier UK showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver.
Organised by the Goldsmiths’ Company, it is a celebration of the best established and emerging British goldsmithing and silversmithing talent – a hub of creativity, design innovation and outstanding craftsmanship. Each year, this unique event draws collectors, design lovers and luxury shoppers to the magnificent Goldsmiths’ Hall where they can browse the latest collections from this handpicked selection of craftsmen and women.

Goldsmiths’ Fair takes place over two weeks – the Fair closes for one day during the two weeks, as the makers exhibiting are changed over. In week one, they show the first 63 makers, and in week two, another 63 makers. See the full list of exhibitors here, and opening times here. Curated by a panel of experts, Goldsmiths’ Fair features 126 exceptional designer-craftsmen from independent workshops around the UK. Every item exhibited is hand-made with extraordinary skill and artistry.

The Fair takes place at Goldsmiths’ Hall, in the heart of the City of London. The Hall is home to the Livery Company of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, founded by Royal Charter in 1327. The Company continues to support the trade today, and the Fair is one of the many ways they do this. Exhibitors pay for their stands to help cover the cost, and the Company takes no additional commission or fees from the makers. 

Information on tickets can be found here


ART IN THE CITY 2018 - 8th - 10th October 2018

This year's annual Art in the City Exhibition at Painters' Hall will be held on 8-10 October.

Opening times are 10.00 am - 5.30 pm with late night on Tuesday to 8.00 pm.

The Featured Artists are Ken Howard OBE RA and Peter Clossick, and the Artist-in Residence is Richard Tait.

The following artists will also be exhibiting:

James Otto Allen, Alix Baker, Hugh Beattie, Ann Bowen, Arthur Byng, Graham Cooke, Julia Cox, Katherine Dover, Edward Fremantle, Toni Gandy, Alwyne Gillett, Ken Howard, Bella Hull, Sue Jelley, Yuliya Lennon, Peter Luscombe, Ann Manie, Andy O'Connor, Denis Pannett, Vicky Perloff, Dr Carol Rose, Heath Rosselli, Angela Rubens, Lynne Russell, Sam Wadsworth



 This tribute is to remember servicemen and women who died in the two World Wars, and subsequent conflicts, and also marks the start of Remembrance Week. The ceremony, which starts at 10.30am, is led by the Lord Mayor and the Service, which starts at 11.00am is conducted by the Dean of St Paul's. The Master will join the Masters, Prime Wardens and Upper Bailiffs of the Livery Companies and other City organsations to plant a cross of remembrance in the garden of St Paul's Churchyard.


Our Members

""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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