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Reception and Supper Barber Surgeons' Hall

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Start: 7.30 pm | Finish: 10.00 pm

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The Master is delighted to hold his first black tie dinner at Barber Surgeons' Hall. The beautifully laid out red-brick hall is the third incarnation of the original hall on this site, standing alongside the remains of the Roman-built London Wall. Japanese oak panelling and Barbers’ Company treasures are on display and there is a stunning terrace overlooking an historic herb garden. In pride of place in the Great Hall rests Holbein’s 1541/2 depiction of “King Henry VIII & The Barber-Surgeons”. One of the largest oil portraits of King Henry VIII still remaining, the painting is of national importance, and offers a wonderful backdrop to celebrations in the Great Hall.

The Master and his guest speaker, His Honour Nicholas Cooke QC (former Old Bailey judge), will welcome you at a sparkling reception, before making your way into the Great Hall where we will enjoy a fine dining three-course dinner with wine, followed by the Loving Cup Ceremony, port and speeches. Nicholas Cooke will speak on bribery and corruption.

This event follows our welcoming ceremony for new members, who may wish to continue their celebrations by attending this lovely dinner.


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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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