Speed Read (1st June 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.

Warming your engines for the London Concours 2018!

Not long to go before this years London Concours event, we thought we’d ‘warm your engines’ with some information on what will be happening over at the event on the 7th and 8th June. 

Beast Of Turin Leads Line-Up Of Vintage Speed Machines
As the only remaining Fiat S76 land speed record car in existence the ‘Beast of Turin’ will be taking pride of place in leading the line-up of vintage speed machines at London Concours 2018. The gargantuan 28.5-litre machine will be joined by more than 80 of the fastest cars ever created.

Only The Finest At London Concours
Although the cars will be the focal point of the event, London Concours is also a destination for luxury, featuring high-end food, champagne, watches and art.

Breguet Return as London Concours Partner
Returning for a second year, luxury watchmakers Breguet will showcase two exclusive antique pieces alongside its current collection. This will be the first UK showing of the Type XX 1957 wristwatch, originally donated to the winners of the 1959 Monte Carlo Rally, alongside another historically significant piece, the Bugatti dashboard.

Hospitality at London Concours
Make your visit to the London Concours extra special with champagne and an alfresco three-course lunch, or why not enjoy one of the finest British traditions and take afternoon tea among some truly breathtaking cars.

Vote with your feet!

Taking place on the 14th June 2018 and hosted by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers’ the event is open to all Livery & Freemen and their guests. The event is aimed at those aged between 20 & 45 (but not exclusively) giving those not on Court a chance to meet members of other Companies.

This fantastic event starts with a reception at the Old Bailey, hosted by the Lady Mayoress Samantha Bowman and Sheriff Timothy Russell Hailes JP (Alderman).  Thereafter there is a quiz walk back to Pewterers’ Hall where there will be a buffet supper followed by an after party at the Little Blue Door. All profits go to the Lord Mayors Appeal and the Nelson Trust.
The event will be a perfect opportunity for guests to gain a relaxed introduction to Livery Companies, to find out more click the link below! Or visit the website.

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A look at the benefits of The Lord Mayors Appeal

We do a lot to promote the excellent work of the Lord Mayors appeal, it’s important to take a look at the positive impact the money is making all over London. Take a look at news articles highlighting just where the money is being spent.

Wellbeing in the City, bringing Samaritans’ expertise into the workplace to improve wellbeing and save lives The Samaritans working with The Lord Mayors appeal set up a new groundbreaking emotional support programme aimed at City Workers

100% of girls aged 14 – 18 would consider a career in the City after taking part in She Can Be… She Can Be campaign works to boost the confidence of young women looking to work in the city.

The Lord Mayor sets up ‘This is me’ campaign Led by the Lord Mayors Appeal, The Lord Mayor Charles Bowman has set up the ‘This is me’ campaign 

Get involved with the City Livery Club 

The City Livery Club will be holding an event on the 23rd July 2018 to provide guests with an opportunity to network with other livery members while relaxing by the Thames! Members of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners can attend for a special price of £10 a head. For more information please click the link below! 

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Download the Keep Britain Tidy’s latest Journal of Litter and Environmental Quality.

It doesn’t get much more Environmental than this!

Take a look

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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