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Diary

This Diary is maintained and edited by Nigel Pullman, whom you may contact at nrpullman@btinternet.com to advise errors or omissions. Weblinks from event organisers to their own website URL are particularly welcomed.

An explanation of the principals determining inclusion or exclusion of events in the Diary may be read at this link.

Following the election of the Lord Mayor at Michaelmas, a number of ceremonies occur, leading to the LM Banquet on the Monday following the LM Show. All these (eg incl Silent Ceremony etc) are described at this note.


Lunches in Livery Halls. See note at foot of page.

To see the dates of  the Court of Common Council meetings, follow this link.

To view the Lord Mayor’s Appeal programme of events, click here.

To see the Lord Mayor’s programme of overseas visitsclick here.


City/Livery Diary 2019 - 2021


A note about all ceremonial relating to the installation of the new Lord Mayor (mainly aimed at livery masters) may be read at this link


NOVEMBER 2019

1st November - All Saints' Day

Monday 4th November - Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Churchyard (organised by the Royal British Legion[For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Thursday 7th November - Ralph Anderson Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine London W1G 0AE (organised by the Horners' Company)

Friday 8th November - Silent Ceremony at Guildhall - swearing in of the new Lord Mayor. Ticket applications on line during month of August only

Saturday 9th November - Lord Mayor's Show 


Sunday 10th November - Remembrance Sunday 

Monday 11th November - Lord Mayor's Banquet 
POSTPONED (General Election)

Tuesday 19th November - City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

Wednesday 20th November - Help Musicians UK’s  Festival of Saint Cecilia service at Westminster Abbey (11am) (organiser) [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Wednesday 20th November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

Monday 25th - Tuesday 26th November - Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall 


DECEMBER 2019

Monday 2nd December - Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair at Drapers’ Hall

Tuesday 3rd December  - Entrepreneurs’ Raleigh Lecture at Drapers’ Hall (organised by the Guild of Entrepreneurs)

Thursday 12th December - General Election

Saturday 14th December - Brigantes Winter Gathering – Durham Cathedral  (organiser email)

25th December - Christmas Day


NB All 2020 dates below are TBC

tba  - New Zealand Livery Dinner at the Northern Club, Auckland (organised by Paul Kennerly)


JANUARY 2020

Friday 10th January  - City New Year Service at St. Michael's Church Cornhill

Saturday 11th January - Lord Mayor's Children's Party at Mansion House (by invitation)

Thursday 16th January - Clerks' Briefing at ** Hall (organised by the Livery Committee)

22nd – 24th January - Inter Livery Ski Competition at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)


FEBRUARY 2020

2nd February - Candlemas

Monday 10th February - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards

Tuesday 11th February - After Livery Dinner Speaking Course for Future Masters in Guildhall

Tuesday 11th February - City Briefing in Livery Hall in Guildhall

Thursday 20th February - City Food Lecture at Guildhall (by invitation only)

Friday 28th February - Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s, accompanied by invited Masters (contact Treloar’s)

tba February - Livery Showcase Event at Guildhall (organised by Livery Schools Link)

Tuesday 25th February - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)

Thursday 27th February - Tacitus Lecture in Guildhall (organised by the World Traders' Company)


MARCH
 2020

Monday 2nd March - Inter livery Bridge Competition at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards Company) 


tba March -  Lynn Painter-Stainers Art Prize at the Mall Galleries, SW1 (Monday th March – Private View and Prize Giving)

Thursday 5th March - Spital Sermon at St Lawrence Jewry [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Monday 9th March - Modern Companies Dinner at Vintners' Hall (organised by the International Bankers' Company) 

Tuesday 10th March - Treloar event at Glaziers' Hall (email Treloar’s for tickets) https://www.glaziershall.co.uk/

16th-18th March - ‘Treason, Trial & Error’ review at the Old Bailey, in aid of the Sheriffs' & Recorder's FundRegister your interest 

Thursday 19th March – City Water Debate at Guildhall (organised by the Water Conservators’ Company)

22nd March - Mothering Sunday

Tuesday 24th March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at Saddlers’ Hall

25th March - Lady Day

Thursday 26th March - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House

Friday 27th March - United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Sunday 29th March - British Summer Time begins. Clocks spring forward.



APRIL 2020

10th April - Good Friday

12th April - Easter Day

Thursday 2nd April - Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall, in aid of Service Charities.

Sunday 19th April (tbc) - London Marathon

Monday 20th April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

Wednesday 22nd April - Cobham Lecture at the RAF Club, by invitation (organised by the Air Pilots' Company)

23rd April - St George's Day

25th April - ANZAC Day 



MAY 2020

Friday 8th  May - Early May Bank Holiday - to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Tuesday 12th May  - Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul's Cathedral - for tickets, apply to the Festival Co-ordinator [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Wednesday 13th May - Barts View Day Service at St Bartholomew the Great, and at the Hospital 
(organised by the Barts Charity)

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th May - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Saturday 16th May - Young Inter Livery & Freemen’s Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Saturday 16th May tbc - Inter livery Regatta at Cowes (organised by the City Livery Yacht Club

Tuesday 19th May - Fellowship of Clerks Spring meeting at Painters’ Hall. (Secretary email)

Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st May - Pewter Live at Pewterers' Hall (organised by the Pewterers' Company)

Wednesday 20th May -  City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

Thursday 21st May - Inter livery Golf at Walton Heath "Prince Arthur Cup" (organised by the Coachmakers' Company

[Note, there are many other inter livery golf events arranged throughout the year]

Thursday 21st May - Ascension DayBeating the Bounds at All Hallows by the Tower

Monday 25th May -  Spring Bank Holiday

29th and 30th May - Great XII Sailing Challenge at Seaview, IoW

tba May - Milo Lecture (organised by the Chartered Architects’ Company)

tba - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

tba May - Distillers' Company Annual City Debate  (organised by the Distillers' Company) 

tba May - Red Cross collection on London Bridge. Masters meet at Fishmongers’ Hall (organised by the Red Cross 020 7877 7602)


JUNE
 2020

Friday 5th June -  Inter livery Rifle Shooting Meet at Bisley (organised by the Bakers' Company)

Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June Ironbridge Livery Weekend 
(organised by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum[For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Masters & Past Masters folder]

Wednesday 17th June - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast at National Railway Museum, York (organiser email)

tba June - Inter Livery Croquet (organised by the Founders' Company)

tba June - Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

tba - Knollys Rose Ceremony (organised by the Watermen & Lightermen)

tba June - Livery Education Conference at Staple Inn, followed by LSL AGM (organised by Livery Schools Link)

Wednesday 24th June  - Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall  (detailed guidance for masters

tba June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day in Guildhall Yard  from 3:15pm 

tba June - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge (organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association TTRA)


JULY 2020

Thursday 2nd July - City Beerfest in Guildhall Yard

tba July - Jailed & Bailed, at Old Bailey and Tower of London (organised by the Red Cross 020 7877 7603)

tba July - City of London Church Walk (organised by the Plumbers' Company)

Wednesday 15th July  - Cart Marking, in Guildhall Yard

Third week in July - Swan Upping, on River Thames

Thursday 30th July - Ray Jeffs Golf competition at Hartley Wintney (organised on behalf of Livery Schools Link)

tba July - Annual Spirits Tasting and Master Classes at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Distillers' Company)


AUGUST 2020

tba August -  Summer Music Festival at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 31st August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2020

tba September - Doggett's Coat & Badge Race (organised by the Fishmongers’ Company)

tba September - Inter Livery Tennis, at Queen's Club (organised by the Feltmakers' Company) 


Tuesday 8th September - Walk of All Livery Halls for Masters  (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)


Monday 14th September - Modern Companies Dinner at tba Hall (organised by the Tax Advisers' Company)

Tuesday 15th September - City Briefing in Livery Hall in Guildhall 

tba September - Fellowship of Clerks Bi-annual Workshop at the Guildhall Club (Secretary email)

Friday 18th September - Sheriffs’ Ball at Guildhall (to reserve tickets email the Lord Mayor’s Appeal)

19-20th September - Open House London weekend

tba September - Gala Dinner for Treloars at Mansion House (book tickets) 

Wednesday 23rd September - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn WC1V 7QJ (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

Wednesday 23rd September  - Tymms Lecture at the RAF Club  (organised by the Air Pilots' Company)

Thursday 24th September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course 

Sunday 27th September - Sheep Drive across London Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company)

Monday 28th September - Admission of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Tuesday 29th September  - Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

A note about all ceremonial relating to the installation of the new Lord Mayor (mainly aimed at livery masters) may be read at this link

tbc September -  City Giving Day

tbc September  - Goldsmiths’ Fair


OCTOBER
 2020

Friday 2nd October - Children’s Magical Taxi Tour send-off from Canary Wharf, (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company)

tba October - Musicians' Company Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral (organised by the Musicians' Company)

5th – 7th October - Art in the City at Painters’ Hall, Free entry 11am – 4pm (organised by the Painters’ Decorative and Fine Art Society (PDFAS)

Wednesday 14th October -  Mithras Lecture at Bloomberg European HQ, 3 Queen Victoria Street (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company)

Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th October - Wizardry in Wood at Carpenters’ Hall.   (organised by the Turners' Company)

Tuesday 20th October - Fellowship of Clerks Autumn meeting at Painters’ Hall. (Secretary email)

Sunday 25th October - British Summer Time ends. Clocks fall back.

tba October - Inter-Livery Real Tennis Tournament at Queen's Club.  (organised by the Brewers’ Company)

tba October - Art Fair at Glaziers' Hall (organised by the Glaziers' Company)


NOVEMBER
 2020

1st November - All Saints’ Day

Monday 2nd November - Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Churchyard (organised by the Royal British Legion[For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Thursday 5th November - Ralph Anderson Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine London W1G 0AE (organised by the Horners' Company)

A note about all ceremonial relating to the installation of the new Lord Mayor (mainly aimed at livery masters) may be read at this link

Sunday 8th November - Remembrance Sunday 

Monday 9th November - City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

Friday 13th November - Silent Ceremony at Guildhall - swearing in of the new Lord Mayor. Ticket applications  on line during te month of August only or email

Saturday 14th November - Lord Mayor's Show 
 


Monday 16th November - Lord Mayor's Banquet 


Monday 16th November - Entrepreneurs’ Raleigh Lecture at Drapers’ Hall (organised by the Guild of Entrepreneurs)

tba November  – Denny Lecture at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall (organised by the Barbers’ Company, in alternate even numbered years)

tba November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

Tuesday 24 September - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn WC1V 7QJ (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

tba November - Help Musicians UK’s annual celebration of music (previously known as the Festival of Saint Cecilia) at TBC (11am) (organiser) [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder] 


DECEMBER 2020

Monday 7th December - Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair at Drapers' Hall

Saturday TBC December - Northern liverymen Supper, and Christmas concert in TBA, (email the Organiser)

Friday 25th December - Christmas Day

Monday 28th December - Boxing Day substitute holiday


JANUARY 2021

tba January - New Year City service at St Michael’s Cornhill

Saturday tba January - Lord Mayor's Children's Party at Mansion House (by invitation)

tba January - Inter Livery Ski Competition at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)

Monday **th January - Clerks' Briefing at ***ers' Hall (organised by the Livery Committee)

FEBRUARY 2021

2nd February - Candlemas

Monday tba February - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards)

tba February - City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

tba February - After Livery Dinner Speaking Course for Future Masters at Guildhall

Tuesday 16th February - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)

tba February - City Food Lecture at Guildhall (by invitation only)

Thursday 25th February - Tacitus Lecture in Guildhall (organised by the World Traders' Company)


MARCH
 2021

Monday 1st March - Inter livery Bridge Competition at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards Company) 


tba March -  Lynn Painter-Stainers Art Prize at the Mall Galleries, SW1 (Monday *th March – Private View and Prize Giving)

tba March - Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s, accompanied by invited Masters

Thursday *th March  - Spital Sermon at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 8th March - Modern Companies Dinner at *** Hall (organised by the Security Professionals Company)

Monday ** - Wednesday ** March - ‘Forever Trial & Error’ review at the Old Bailey, in aid of the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund. Please email David Barrett for ticket information.

**th March - Livery Showcase Event at Guildhall (organised by Livery Schools Link)

Sunday 14th March - Mothering Sunday

Thursday 18th March - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House

  Friday 19th March - United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder] 

25th March - Lady Day

Sunday 28th March - British Summer Time begins. Clocks spring forward

Monday **th March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at *** Hall (Secretary email)

APRIL
 2021

2nd April - Good Friday

4th April - Easter Sunday

tba April - Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall, in aid of Armed Services charities. Tickets

Sunday tba April - London Marathon

23rd April - St George’s Day

Monday tba April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

25th April - ANZAC Day 


MAY 2021 

Monday 3rd May - Early May Bank Holiday

Tuesday 11th May  - Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul's Cathedral - for tickets, apply to the Festival Co-ordinator [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Wednesday  May - Barts View Day Service at St Bartholomew the Great, and at the Hospital 
 (organised by the Barts Charity)

 Thursday 13th May - Ascension DayBeating the Bounds at All Hallows by the Tower

May -  City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

 May - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

Wednesday  May - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Thursday 20th May - Inter livery Golf at Walton Heath "Prince Arthur Cup" (organised by the Coachmakers' Company

[Note, there are  several other inter livery golf events arranged through the year]

Saturday  May  - Inter livery Regatta at Cowes (organised by the City Livery Yacht Club

tba May - Fellowship of Clerks Spring meeting at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall. (Secretary email)

tba May - Pewter Live at Pewterers' Hall (organised by the Pewterers' Company

Friday tba May - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast  at TBA (email the Organiser)

Monday  31st May - Spring Bank Holiday


JUNE 
2021

6th June - 77th Anniversary of D Day

Friday 11th June to Sunday 13th June Ironbridge Livery Weekend 
(organised by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum

TBA June  - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge

TBA June - Knollys Rose Ceremony (organised by the Watermen & Lightermen)

TBA June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day in Guildhall Yard

Thursday 24th June  - Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)


JULY 2021

tbc July - "Jailed & Bailed" at Old Bailey and Tower of London (organised by British Red Cross, City of London Sector)

tbc July - City of London Church Walk (organised by the Constructors' Company)

tbc July  - Cart Marking, in Guildhall Yard

tbc July  - City Beerfest, in Guildhall Yard

tbc July - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast

Third week in July - Swan Upping, on River Thames

tbc July - Ray Jeffs Golf competition at Hartley Wintney (organised on behalf of Livery Schools Link)

tbc July - Annual Spirits Tasting and Master Classes at Vintners' Hall


AUGUST 2021

tba August -  Summer Music Festival at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 30th August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2021

tbc September - Doggett's Coat & Badge Race (organised by the Fishmongers’ Company)

tbc September - Inter Livery Tennis, at Queen's Club (organised by the Feltmakers' Company) 
 

Monday 9th September - Modern Companies Dinner at tba (organised by the Educators' Company

tbc September - Walk of All Livery Halls for Masters  (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)


Friday tbc September - Children’s Magical Taxi Tour send-off from Canary Wharf, (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company)

tbc September - Gala Dinner for Treloars at Mansion House (online booking

Friday tbc September - Sheriffs’ Ball at Guildhall (to reserve tickets email the Lord Mayor’s Appeal)

tba September - Open House London weekend

tbc September - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn WC1V 7QJ (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

tbc September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course at Guildhall

Sunday 26th September - Sheep Drive across London Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company)

 September Goldsmiths’ Fair week 1

Tuesday 28th September - Admission of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Wednesday 29th September  - Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

A note about all ceremonial relating to the installation of the new Lord Mayor (mainly aimed at livery masters) may be read at this link


OCTOBER
 2021

 October - Goldsmiths’ Fair week 2

 October - Musicians' Company Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral (organised by the Musicians' Company

October - Art in the City at Painters’ Hall, Free entry 11am – 4pm (organised by the Painters’ Decorative and Fine Art Society (PDFAS)

October - Quit Rents Ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice

October -  Mithras Lecture at Bloomberg European HQ, 3 Queen Victoria Street (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company)

October -  City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

October - Fellowship of Clerks Autumn meeting at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall (Secretary email)

Sunday th October - British Summer Time ends. Clocks fall back.

October - Inter-Livery Real Tennis Tournament at Queen's Club.  (organised by the Brewers’ Company)



Lunches in Livery Halls

There are several halls which offer regular weekly or monthly lunches for liverymen or freemen and their guests, of any company. They need to be booked in advance, and details of some are below:

Little Ship Club & City Livery Club, every Friday, book on 020 7248 2800 or online

Ironmongers' Hall, every Monday Book here

Painters' Hall, The Carvery Lunches have now stopped at Painters' Hall and will be starting up again at the New Butchers Hall - see below.

Watermen's Hall, mid Friday each month from The Cook & The Butler - Date Details here

Butchers' Hall,  re-opened in September 2019. Bookings can be made by contacting the Life’s Kitchen team, telephone 020 7248 1163 or by e-mail Sarah Levy

© Nigel Pullman 2019