Speed Read (July 1st 2018)

Welcome to the latest Speed Read. It’s our way of keeping you up to date with Livery Company and City of London life, initiatives and events.
First things first… City BeerFest

Sit back and relax with a ‘cold one’ at this years City BeerFest. For the 6th year running the event will take place on Thursday 5th July (not June!) in the surroundings of Guildhall Yard. With live music and the finest beers, ciders and ales then event isn’t one to miss! 

Find out more by clicking the link below!

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And they called it puppy love… 

A cause close to our hearts is the The Medical Detection Dogs Charity, an organisation we have supported for the last 2 years. 

The Charity was co-founded by Dr Claire Guest back in 2008 as she started training medical alert dogs. Having grown significantly in the last 10 years the organisation now has 100 patient / dog partnerships in place and are currently building a new purpose built training facility. They are also having to refurbish their Bio-Centre.  

For more information on this fantastic charity, click the link below. 

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Cause a racket at this years Inter Livery Real Tennis Championships 

Save the date for the 2018 Psigma Inter Livery Real Tennis Championships which will take place at The Queen’s Club on Tue 23 Oct 18. Come along, play some tennis and enjoy a fantastic dinner.

Those hoping to enter will need to have a valid real tennis handicap recorded on Real Tennis Online (RTO).  If you are not already registered on RTO please speak to your local club professional who can arrange that for you.

Delve deep into the ‘Secrets of the Square Mile’

Secrets of the Square Mile, authored by Paul D Jagger, is a 44 page glossy pictorial guide to the Square Mile and it’s rich culture. Filling a gap in the market, new guide will be a general, light read for those who want to find out more about the city.
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Don’t miss the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the formation of the Royal Air Force

To mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1stApril 1918, the Westminster Guides will be leading guided walks in the City of Westminster this summer. There are many connections between Westminster and the RAF, including the original headquarters on The Strand; statues of key figures in the history of the RAF; monuments to significant events; memorials to people, organisations and nations.  There are many stories to tell about the men and women of the service and their links with Westminster.

For more information please download the flyer by clicking the link below.
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It’s a long way down! 

On Wednesday 13th June 2018, the very brave Lord Mayor of London, Charles Bowman abseiled down Twentytwo, at 22 Bishopsgate, a brand new skyscraper set to become the tallest building in the Square Mile, standing at 975 ft when complete! Not only that, but he will be taking on Leadenhall Building, more popularly known as the Cheesegrater in September!
It’s all in aid of raising money for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal – – which is supporting 3 charities Samaritans, OnSide Youth Zones and Place2Be. 
Any donations would be grately appreciated, just click the button below to get involved! 

And finally…some dates for your diary

All future events can be found in the new ‘Events Calendar’ on our website. However, a short list of forthcoming events is as follows:-

18th July 2018- Court Luncheon
6th September 2018- Livery Halls Walk
19th September – Military Awards 2018


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