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Dulwich Picture Gallery and Lunch POSTPONED

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Start: 10.30 am | Finish: 3.00 pm

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Dulwich Picture Gallery, designed by Sir John Soane in the early 1800s, was England’s first purpose-built public art gallery. The Gallery houses a permanent collection of over 600 works of art by the likes of Gainsborough, Rubens, Rembrandt and Canaletto, begun in 1626 and developed over the years and includes the Royal Collection of the King of Poland from 1795. Our guided tour of the Collection will conclude with an introduction to the temporary exhibition ‘Unearthed: Photography’s Roots’, tracing the history of photography from the 1840s to the present day, as seen through depictions of nature, which we will have the opportunity to view. This Exhibition is a first for the Gallery in this medium and brings together over 100 works by 25 leading international photographers.

Following our visit we will enjoy a sparkling reception followed by a two course lunch with wine at the Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club. We are grateful to Guild member Katharine Ray, who will be Lady Captain, for inviting us to the club which has spectacular views of the whole of London. We will welcome Alderman John Garbutt JP, the High Sheriff of Greater London and our Senior Warden, who will tell us something about his role (subject to Aldermanic and Shrieval duties).

We will look into transport from the railway station and between the venues

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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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