Speed Read May 2019

Welcome to the Speed Read! It’s our way of keeping you up to date with Livery Company and City of London life, initiatives and events.

Some snaps from this year’s Installation Banquet
A huge thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Installation Banquet.  More photos are available by clicking the link below
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Get ready for this year’s London Concours
The London Concours has revealed the full list of astonishing cars set to grace the hallowed lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters on the 5th and 6th June. From ground effect single-seater Formula One cars to the Ferrari LaFerrari, the London Concours will gather a collection of vehices, the likes of which have never been seen before. 

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London Concours Tickets 
Tickets to the London Concours are available now from £35, or you can elevate your London Concours experience with a number of exclusive packages. The newly introduced Members Clubhouse offers access to the private Members Clubhouse Marquee with complimentary light lunch and soft drinks including tea & coffee served throughout the day. View ticket optionsEventGet in touch with your wild side!
Hannah Shergold presents The Wild Collection, stunning new exhibition and private view
 Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist and Wild Card winner for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019, Hannah Shergold, has kindly dedicated her new exhibition – The WILD Collection – to Born Free. The exhibition will take place at La Galleria, Pall Mall, from 17th – 29th June 2019, with an exclusive private view on Tuesday 18th June. The WILD Collection showcases Hannah’s beautiful original paintings of African wildlife including cheetah, elephants, lions and wolves, as well as UK wildlife such as mountain hares and grouse. Hannah’s background is far from traditional. Graduating from Cambridge University in 2006 with a degree in pre-clinical veterinary medicine and zoology, Hannah became a bronze sculptor, specialising in commissioned work of dogs and horses. In 2009, still eager for adventure, she joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and commissioned into the Army Air Corps. After an operational tour of Afghanistan with the infantry she completed the Army Pilots’ Course and flew the Lynx helicopter in Germany, Canada and Kenya. Following six months in Africa on medical evacuation duties, Hannah left the Armed Forces only a year ago and quickly established herself as a sought-after wildlife artist. See further details at:  

The Wind of Change, our 35th anniversary VIP gala dinner  To mark their 35th anniversary, Born Free will be hosting a special gala dinner at London’s iconic Landmark Hotel on Friday the 6th of September. The evening will include a drinks reception on the Landmark’s spectacular Garden Terrace, a three course vegetarian dinner with wine in the Grand Ballroom, live entertainment and celebrity auction. Tickets are now available – click here for details: Save the DateBridge @ The Bailey
On the 11th June 2019 the Grand Hall will open its doors to a Bridge Tournament organised to support The Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund in their support of ex-Offenders and their Families. 

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 Get the InvitationEvent A Royal Invitation
The wonderful music that adorns and enhances the Tower of London, which plays a central role at the Chapels Royal, is in need of on-going support.  You are invited to benefit from the music tradition as many others do within London. Attending the event will help to support music integral to the rich liturgy practiced at the Chapels Royal, where worship and music are balanced with a professional choir of 12 singers, the organist and the Master of Music.  The Chapel Music Friends community (leaflet attached), which is being launched officially on Wednesday 15th May with a musical event and reception in the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula. To find out more and get involved click here

To download the invitation please click the button below.

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