City Events

 

Cuvées Exceptionnelles - 28th February 2019

 

In support of the Lord Mayor's appeal, an exceptional evening, hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, celebrating the finest wines from some of the world’s greatest growers and vintages including Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill, Domaine Leflaive’s Bâtard Montrachet, Opus One and Château Haut Brion to name a few.

Guests will enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception, a fine dining four-course menu, nine magnificent wines personally presented by their growers, all in the stunning surroundings of The Mansion House. The highlight of the evening will be a live auction of rare wines plus unique visits to Estates not available to the public.

  • Grand Cru tables - £7,500 for a table of 9 guests hosted by a wine grower or Master of Wine
  • Premier Cru tables - £7,500 for a table of 10 guests
  • Connoisseur ticket - £750 per person

For further details or to buy a table or ticket, please contact events@thelordmayorsappeal.org or call 020 7332 3080.



Inter Livery Pancake Race - 5th March 2019


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 10 years and proceeds go to charitable causes. Contact the Poulters Clerk at poultersclerk@live.co.uk



2019 More Trial and Error - 400 Years of Newgate and The Old Bailey


Save the Dates:  Monday to Wednesday, 11th – 13th March 2019
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 £95 each. Available from 15 January 2019. 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 Mayors Big Curry Lunch- 4th April 2019

 

While not a Master's event, the Master is keen to support the 12th annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch which will be held at London’s Guildhall. The Lunch supports members of her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan through the three National Service Charities; ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

The Lunch is hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Lady Mayoress, the Sheriffs and their consorts and aims to have raised over £2 million (net) since 2008 by April 2019.

Tickets are £100, which includes unlimited curry, beer, and wine. The Lunch will begin at midday and there will be three lunch sittings, at 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm. It will finish at 3.00pm

There will be a Royal Guest of Honour, serving officers, soldiers, veterans and beneficiaries of the charity. 

The Guild has 10 tickets which gives us access to the reception area of the Livery Hall at Guildhall with a complimentary glass of champagne.  There will be a silent auction and prize draw.

Tickets will be subject to availability. If not successful in securing one of the 10 tickets you will be offered standard tickets, which does not include champagne

Apply for tickets through the Guild here



Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot - 15th & 16th May 2019
 

The annual Inter Livery Clay Shoot is one of the highlights of the City of London charity events, which is traditionally held in second week of May. 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. It is attended by in excess of 450 guns each year with teams of four representing over 55 Livery Companies. Each member of the team shoots 82 birds sporting over 9 stands and the High Tower with 10 birds. The team then shoot together for the 80 bird flush. The venue is traditionally held at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds, a beautifully laid out professional course set out in the countryside on the edge of London. These grounds have traditionally been the home for all forms of shooting for many generations. Find out more here



A Night at the Opera - 16th July 2019

 

Save the Date! Don Giovanni and Dinner at Guildhall. Garsington Opera together with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress invite you to a thrilling evening of opera and fine dining in aid of The Lord Mayor's Appeal. Sponsor tables and standard tables available soon. To register your interest, please call 020 7332 3080 or email events@thelordmayorsappeal.org.



Lord Mayor's Appeal Go Karting -  22ndJuly 2019

 

Now in its fourth year, join the Worshipful Company of Glovers for the Go Kart Grand Prix in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal at the famous Daytona Circuit at Sandown Park Racecourse. Team of 3-4 drivers will race throughout the day in an epic two hour endurance race in pursuit of the winner’s trophy, which will incorporate driver changes and pit-stops in a ‘Le Mans’ style format. Spectators are welcome to watch from the trackside.

The Lord Mayor will be attending with a Lord Mayor’s team and they will do their best to fend off challenges from fellow Alderman, Liveries and Wards.

Whether new to go karting or an enthusiastic amateur, all are welcome to take part. There will be safety briefings and a practice session before the racing begins.

For further information or to reserve your tickets, please contact events@thelordmayorsappeal.org or call 020 7332 1582.

 

City Beerfest Guildhall Yard - July 2019 TBC


Details to follow
 

Cart Marking Ceremony Guildhall Yard - 17th July 2019


Details to follow
 

Sheriff's Ball - 20th September 2019


The Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Vincent Keaveny and The Hon Liz Green, will be hosting the fourth annual Sheriffs' Ball at Guildhall on Friday 20 September 2019 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.


 

The Worshipful Company 0f Woolmen's Sheep Drive - 29th September 2019

 

After dipping our toe in the water at the Sheep Drive in 2018 The Master is hopeful of securing spaces for 3 or 4 teams of 10 Guild members each to drive their sheep over London Bridge. It is open to all Freemen of the City of London, or guests accompanied by a Freeman, so an opportunity for non-Liverymen to take part in this fun charity event.  The minimum donation in 2018 was £60 per person and all proceeds go to the Lord Mayor's Appeal and the Woolmen's Charitable Trust.  If we are able to secure spaces we hope to add an optional lunch afterwards.  Please do apply early to express interest as we will need to book the slots in early May. Apply in the usual way https://www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk/events/home/sheep-drive-london-bridge-2019



Grand Finale Dinner - 5th November 2019


Join the Lord and Lady Mayoress at the Grand Finale Dinner on Tuesday 5th November 2019 to celebrate the end of Alderman Peter Estlin’s mayoral year. Themed ‘Going Out with a Bang’ this very special event is bound to keep you entertained from start to finish! The evening will include a Champagne reception in the Old Library followed by dinner in the Great Hall.To express an interest in attending please contact  Pauliina.lyttinen@thelordmayorsappeal.org or 0207 332 3464.

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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