The Speed Read

Welcome to the first Speed Read of 2019! It’s our way of keeping you up to date with Livery Company and City of London life, initiatives and events.


Begin the journey to achieving Freedom of the City of London

Any Freeman of the Company who wishes to attain the Freedom of The City of London and progress to become a Liveryman of our Company is required to attend an internal WCEC Livery Training session, and also a City Briefing session provided by The City of London Corporation.Our internal WCEC Livery Training session will take place onWEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2019 at the Alderman’s Dining Room in the Guildhall. 5:30-8pm. Buffet food and drink will be provided.

Any Freeman or Liveryman who wishes to learn more about our Company and making progress through the Company is very welcome to attend these sessions. They are most informative and helpful in understanding the important role The Livery plays in City life.
Please contact the Clerk by email no later than Friday 25th January if youwould like to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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City Briefing Sessions
 The City Briefing Sessions, provided by The City of London Corporation. at Guildhall, will take place on 5th February, 15th May, 21st  October and the 19th November. Any Freeman or Liveryman who wishes to attend any of these briefings should contact the Clerk at least two weeks before the event.subscription
Brigantes invite you to subscribe
 Subscribing Members will be sent notice of events first, will be able to book immediately and will receive a discount of up to £15 per place for themselves and one guest.

The Brigantes subscription for the year commencing 1 February 2019 is £40. Payment of the subscription (due by 1 February 2019) may be by electronic transfer or cheque.

Liverymen who do not wish to subscribe are still most welcome at events subject to availability. 
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Put on your dancing shoes at the annual Burns Supper
The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers will be celebrating the life of Rabbie Burns at Painters’ Hall with a traditional Burns Night Supper, held at Painters’ Hall on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.

Join in for musical entertainment during the evening with “easy” Ceilidh dancing for those who wish to join in. Tickets are priced at £90 pp. For more information and booking form please click the link below. Booking forms are to be returned to Chris Twyman, Painters’ Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London EC4V 2AD.

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Join the 10th Grant of Arms Workshop 
The 10th Grant of Arms workshop will be held on Monday 11 March at IT Hall. The workshop is open to all Freemen, Liverymen and their guests.The evening will open with a drinks reception and buffet before moving on to explore the topic of heraldry, the law of arms and the options for petitioning the Crown for a lawful grant of hereditary armorial bearings more commonly known as a ‘coat of arms’

For more information click the link below or visit the eventbrite page for full details and online enrolment.
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Save the date!
 Save the date for the 2019 More Trial and Error on 11th – 13th March 2019 in support of The Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund helping ex-Offenders  and PAN Intercultural Arts helping victims of Human Trafficking.ShareTweetForward
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:-
5th February
Court Meeting and Luncheon   12th April
Installation Banquet and Ceremony26 March 
The Livery Dinner (Available to Liverymen only) 

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