Speed Read December 2019

November Court Lunch

Master Barrie Torbett welcomed the Master Hackney Carriage Driver and Master Master Mariner to the November Court lunch, along with a full hall of Liverymen and guests.
The Master Hackney Carriage Driver, Mr Rick Alford spoke about the Magic Taxi ride his Company organise for terminally ill children to Disneyland Paris.
The Master Master Mariner Captain Jim Barclay responded on behalf of the Guests.
Ms Joanne Tinnion accepted the Eric Hill Award on behalf of South Thames College, Tooting Campus from The Master.
The Master welcomed new Liverymen Louis Beaumont, David Cousins and James White to The Livery, and new Freeman Kim-Marie Freeston to the Freedom of The Company.
The photograph gallery from the day is available to view on the following link.
The next Court Lunch will be The Election Court Lunch on Tuesday 4th February 2020 at Armourers Hall.
Take a look at the pictures

Vinters Bedroom Card

New bedroom facilities available at Vinters Hall, click below to find out more. 
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London Air Amblance gets a visit from  The Duke of Cambridge

Our fantastic Charity Fund has supported the purchase of new flight suits for the crew of the London Air Ambulance.

The 30th anniversary patron of London’s Air Ambulance, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, joined The London Air Ambulance Charity Gala on Thursday 7th November where they raised over £500k. Photos show The Duke greeting Ambulance staff wearing their new flight suits.
Thank you to all our members for all your fantastic support, read more about the event below. 
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Livery Halls Book

No going back- Pan Livery Philanthropic Project

The Pan Livery Philanthropic Project is holding an event at Carpenters’ Hall, starting at 5.30pm on Thursday 5 December, in the interest of raising funds for ex-offenders.

The two year old project works in collaboration with the Charity Bounce Back and involves a pilot scheme that has been created in London to train and mentor 40 ex-offenders while in prison, get them job offers at release and provide accommodation if needed. 
  To create the pilot the scheme has approached certain Livery Companies to fund the required £320k in Year 1. The scheme also requires a list of businesses that wish to work with Bounce Back to take on 1-2 ex-offenders during the pilot project. Particularly businesses substantially owned and/or run by members of the Livery.

You are invited…

Song in the City is happy to collaborate with soprano Alexandria Wreggelsworth on this upcoming project.

Charles T. Griffes is one of the influential members of American musical history, but rarely do many musicians in today’s age recognise or even know who he is.

A group of Guildhall students have decided to take up the task to reacquaint today’s musicians with this prolific composer. Over the course of the next six months they will be unearthing and recording all of his art song repertoire, and putting on a recital in April 2020 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death.

Starting around February/March 2020, Alexandria Wreggelsworth and three other musicians, alongside the Song in the City Charity Trust, will be working together to create professional recordings of all the art songs of American Composer, Charles T. Griffes. 

On 23 April 2020, the group will perform a concert through the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to perform a selection of these songs, which will include some dramatic readings of his diary entries and will also be used as the European debut of our website. 

The concert is free and open to the public.

Next Years events

Free Gresham Lecture on Culture in the City

Book a ticket for a free Gresham Lecture on Culture in the City in January, with guest speakers from four of the City’s key cultural institutions. It will be followed by a drinks reception, ending at 8pm.  
Culture, Creativity and the Culture Mile
Thursday 9 Jan 2019, 6pm-7pm
Old Library, Guildhall.

 The City of London is not only a great place to do business but also has a rich and vibrant cultural offer making it a great place to live, learn, work and visit.  It is home to the Culture Mile, including the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and the  Museum of London, who are leading the animation of the whole neighbourhood with imaginative collaborations and events.

This Gresham Lecture will highlight the significant social and economic impact of culture on the City, London and the UK, highlighting the connectivity between trade, innovation and culture.
Speakers include 
William Russell, the Lord Mayor of the City of London 
Kathryn McDowell CBE, DL, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra 
Lynne Williams, Principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 
Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE, Director of the Barbican Centre
Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London
Bridge Tournament 

You are invited to Drapers’ Hall for the 38th Inter Livery Bridge Tournament on the 2nd March 2020. 

Official Invitation 

Application Form
Check out Master Barrie Torbetts 10 questions in Tomorrows Cleaning Magazine 
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