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Speed Read February 2020

This is our February Speed Read; bite-sized news for Environmental Cleaners. 
Reflections of the Lord Mayor 2020

This year Sir Peter Estlin and Sir Charles Bowman will be sharing their respective reflections as the 691st and 690th Lord Mayors of London at the Gala Evening on 2nd June 2020. The Gala Evening will be taking place in a London venue, yet to be announced. 

A website with more information and tickets will go “LIVE” from 10th February 2020. 

Highlights of last year’s gala evening, then celebrating Sir Andrew Parmley’s Reflections as the 689th Lord Mayor of London can be viewed by clicking below. 

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Inter-Livery Chess Challenge   

The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers intends to sponsor a chess event this Summer for liverymen and freemen of the City livery companies. Before finalising the arrangements the Company would like to gauge the likely level of support:

What? It will be a weekday evening event lasting from approximately 17.30 to 22.00.  Participants will be organised into teams (which if necessary can consist of members of more than one livery company) and we envisage that each participant will play four or five games, each lasting a maximum of 30 minutes (15 minutes per player).  This should give ample time between games to mingle with other participants and enjoy the buffet that will be provided and drinks from a cash bar.We hope to attract players of all abilities and the emphasis will be firmly on making it a fun social event.       

When? Thursday 9th July 2020.

Where? The Lansdowne Club, Fitzmaurice Place, Mayfair, London. 

Cost? The cost per participant will be around £55, which includes a three course buffet.  Drinks are not included but a cash bar will also be available throughout the evening.   

What to do next? If you are interested in participating please inform the Clerk who will feed back to the Company of Tax Advisers.  No payments are needed at this stage.
Brigantes Membership Subscription

Download a letter from the Committee inviting you to become a Subscribing Member of Brigantes from 1 February 2020.

Membership subscription remains unchanged at £40 per year.You are of course welcome to remain on our mailing list as a Brigantes supporter, however your support in becoming a Brigantes member would be greatly appreciated. This will enable Brigantes to continue to thrive and provide the fellowship we have all been enjoying over the past few years.  

Keep the Date

2020 Golf Spring Meeting- Ganton Golf Club – 21-22nd April

Briganttes Breakfast – The National Railway Museum, York – 17th June 2020

Past Masters Archive

During the past year an Archive of all known past masters of the 110 livery companies (and the Parish Clerks and Watermen) has been compiled.
Whilst this project can never be fully complete, every company, bar one, has now provided at least some of the Past Masters’ names and all the 2019 Masters are now included.The hope is it will provide information and be of help to historians, genealogists and archivists, as well as to those with a more contemporary interest in the history of their recent Past Pasters/Prime Wardens. 

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The Royal Fusiliers Fifth Memorial Lecture

The Royal Fusiliers will be hosting a free lecture on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 6pm in the Church of Holy Sepulchre London EC1

Click below to find out more.

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Opera Evening at Drapers

 Nick Havell, currently Commodore of the City Livery Yacht Club, also head of lighting and technical at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garde has organised a one-off event of opera extravaganza at Drapers’ Hall on Monday, 9th March 2020.

David Gowland, Artistic Director of the Jetta Parker Young Artists’ (JPYA)programme at the Royal Opera House since 2006, will present and accompany two of his most outstanding young artists from the programme to entertain us during and after a splendid Livery Dinner.

David has had a most distinguished career as an accompanist and assistant conductor in many prestigious opera houses of the world, including Glyndebourne, Geneva, Paris and Rome. He regularly sits as a juror on national and international opera competition panels.

As well as presenting and accompanying his young stars on the evening, David will be speaking about his insights and experiences in the opera world so, it promises to be a fascinating evening! 
The JPYA programme is one of the most prestigious of such programmes in the world, taking the cream of vocal graduates from top conservatoires internationally and prepares them, over two years, for a career as principal singers in the international opera houses of the world.

As this is a rare opportunity for you to see and hear the opera stars of tomorrow, the City Livery Yacht Club is delighted to invite you as members of the Livery to share this special evening other members.Please find attached the Booking Form to confirm your booking for you and your guests.  The booking form should be completed and sent to the CubSecretary with your full payment details and your dinner menu selection.

Club Secretary, Margaret Campbell will take over from there.

Keep up with what’s going on with The Lord Mayors Appeal

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal enters 2020 with a busy agenda as we work to create A Better City For All, one that is inclusive, healthy, skilled, and fair. Their newsletter gives you a flavour of what we have coming up, but for more information please keep an eye on our websiteTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram accounts.
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Read MoreDownload and read our 2019 Impact Report here
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Call My Wine Bluff

You are invited to attend the following events; Call My Wine Bluff Dinner and Race Night, both hosted by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress at Mansion House. The Call My Wine Bluff Dinner will take place on Thursday 27th February and is promising to be a fun and informal evening to test your knowledge of wine over a sumptuous 3-course dinner. During six rounds of tasting, each of our expert bluffers will give an amusing, informative and highly convincing description of the wine and it’s up to your team to decide who is bluffing and who is telling the truth! We are delighted to announce that our confirmed celebrity bluffers are David Gower, William Sitwell and Penelope Wilton. There will also be a wine quiz, a silent auction and a live auction. Tables of eight cost £2,400 and can be booked via our website here.

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Race Night

The Race Night will be held on Wednesday 25th March. This unique black tie event will include a Champagne reception, 3-course dinner, three screened horse races, a silent auction as well as a chance to bid for a small number of money-can’t-buy prizes in the live auction. Standard tables of ten cost £3,000 and premium tables £5,000 and be booked via our website here.

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