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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 2020 - 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

NB The lack of an indication below of an event being CANCELLED should NOT be taken to mean it is going ahead - in the current circumstances, it is safe to assume that ALL City/Livery/Church and sporting events for the forseeable future have been cancelled or postponed.


JUNE
 2020

Friday 5th June -  Inter livery Rifle Shooting Meet at Bisley (organised by the Bakers' CompanyCANCELLED as all below in June

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]

Tuesday 9th June - Milo Lecture (organised by the Chartered Architects’ Company)

Wednesday 17th June - Knollys Rose Ceremony (organised by the Watermen & Lightermen)

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

Wednesday 17th June - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge (organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association TTRA)

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

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

Monday 22nd June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day in Guildhall Yard  from 3:15pm

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

30th June-1st July - Livery Showcase Event at Guildhall (organised by Livery Schools Link)


JULY 2020

Thursday 2nd July - City Beerfest in Guildhall Yard

Monday 6th July - Distillers' Company City Debate at Vintners’ Hall  (organised by the Distillers' Company) 

Tuesday 7th July - Jailed & Bailed, at Old Bailey and Tower of London (organised by the Red Cross 020 7877 7603) CANCELLED

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)


AUGUST 2020

tba August -  Summer Music Festival at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 31st August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2020

Thursday 3rd September - Doggett's Coat & Badge Race (organised by the Fishmongers’ Company)

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


Wednesday 9th September - Inter Livery Tennis, at Queen's Club (organised by the Feltmakers' 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 

Thursday 17th September - Spirits Tasting and Master Classes at Vintners’ Hall  (organised by the Distillers' Company) 

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) 

Tuesday 22nd September -  City Giving Day

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 

Friday 25th September TBC - Admission of Sheriffs at Guildhall

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

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  - Goldsmiths’ Fair


OCTOBER
 2020

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

Sunday 4th October  - London Marathon NEW DATE

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 7th October - Musicians' Company Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral (organised by the Musicians' Company)

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.

Wednesday 28th October - Inter livery quiz at the Guildhall Club (organised by the Tax Advisers' Company)

tba October - Inter-Livery Real Tennis Tournament at Queen's Club.  (organised by the Brewers’ 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. Livery masters’ involvement at St Paul’s/Royal Exchange coordinated by the Fruiterers’ Company

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)

Wednesday 25th November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

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

Friday 8th January  - City New Year Service at St. Michael's Church Cornhill (Vestry Clerk)

Saturday 9th January - Lord Mayor's Children's Party at Mansion House (by invitation)

20th-22nd January - Inter Livery Ski Championships at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)

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


NB All 2021 dates below are TBC

FEBRUARY 2021

Monday 1st February (tbc) - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards

2nd February - Candlemas

tba February - City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

Wednesday 10th 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)https://www.cityfoodlecture.com/

Thursday 11th 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

Monday 19th April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

23rd April - St George’s Day

25th April - ANZAC Day 

Sunday 25th April - London Marathon


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 22nd 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

Friday 4th June -  Inter livery Rifle Shooting Meet at Bisley (organised by the Bakers' Company)

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)


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

 Friday 1st October - Children’s Magical Taxi Tour send-off from Canary Wharf, (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company)

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)


NOVEMBER 2021

1st November - All Saints' Day

Monday 8th 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 ** November - Ralph Anderson Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine London W1G 0AE (organised by the Horners' Company)

Friday 12th November - Silent Ceremony at Guildhall - swearing in of the new Lord Mayor. Ticket applications on line during month of August only

Saturday 13th November - Lord Mayor's Show 


Sunday 14th November - Remembrance Sunday 

Monday 15th November - Lord Mayor's Banquet 


** November - City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

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

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

Monday ** - Tuesday ** November - Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall 


DECEMBER 2021

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

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

Saturday x December - Brigantes Winter Gathering   (organiser email)

25th December - Christmas Day


JANUARY 2022

Friday ** January  - City New Year Service at St. Michael's Church Cornhill (Vestry Clerk)

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

** January - Clerks' Briefing in the Livery Hall in Guildhall (organised by the Livery Committee)

** January - Inter Livery Ski Championships at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)


FEBRUARY 2022

2nd February - Candlemas

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

tba February - After Livery Dinner Speaking Course for Future Masters in Guildhall (email Course Administrator)

tba February - City Briefing in the Livery Hall in Guildhall

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

Thursday 24th February - Tacitus Lecture in Guildhall (organised by the World Traders' Company)

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


MARCH 2022

Tuesday 1st March - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)

Monday 7th 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 ** 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]

8th March - International Women’s Day 

Monday 14th March - Modern Companies Dinner at ** Hall (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company) 

tba March - Treloar event at Glaziers' Hall (email Treloar’s for tickets) 

March - ‘Treason, Trial & Error’ review at the Old Bailey, in aid of the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund

tba March – City Water Debate at Guildhall (organised by the Water Conservators’ Company)

tba March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at **

25th March - Lady Day

Sunday 27th March - Mothering Sunday

Sunday 27th March - British Summer Time begins. Clocks spring forward.

Thursday 31st March - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House


APRIL 2022

Friday 1st April - United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral 

Friday 15th April - Good Friday

Sunday 17th April - Easter Day

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

xx 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 

Monday 25th April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

Sunday xx April  - London Marathon 


MAY 2022

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

Tuesday  May  - Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul's Cathedral - 

May - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace 

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

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

May - Red Cross collection on London Bridge. Masters meet at Fishmongers’ Hall (organised by the Red Cross 020 7877 7604) 

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

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

May - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at Saddlers’ Hall. (Secretary email)

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

May -  City Briefing in Livery Hall at Guildhall

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

Monday  May -  Spring Bank Holiday

May - Great XII Sailing Challenge at Seaview, IoW


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

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

Butchers' Hall,  telephone 020 7248 1163 or  e-mail Sarah Levy Date Details here


How to remember the dates of the Quarter Days:

Assuming one knows they fall in March, June, September and December, then a way of getting the exact day is to count the number of letters in each month.

So Lady Day in March – five letters in March, so 25th

Similarly Midsummer Day in June – four letters in June, so 24th (election of Sheriffs)

And Michaelmas in September – nine letters in that month, so 29th (election of Lord Mayor)

However it doesn’t work in December, but we all know when Christmas Day is!!

 

© Nigel Pullman 2020