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Upcoming Events

The Events Committee arranges the majority of the Company’s social events and is always keen to receive suggestions from Liverymen and Freemen. Upcoming events are listed below, with the next event shown first.

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Elizabeth Fry Lecture in Court No.1 of The Old Bailey

30 Apr 2024

Location:

The Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court, London, EC4M 7EH

A rare opportunity to sit in Court No. 1 of the Old Bailey and hear a talk given by art historian and Arts Scholar Magdalen Evans on the social reformer Elizabeth Fry. The event commemorates 200 years since the passing of the Gaols Act in 1823, which mandated sex-segregated prisons and female warders for female prisoners across the whole of the then British Empire. A drinks and canapes reception will follow the lecture.

Start time:

16:30

Duration:

3hrs

Eligibility:

Members + 1 guest

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Fish & Chips Lunch

3 May 2024

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The latest edition of an Arts Scholars tradition: the Friday Fish and Chips lunch at the City University Club. Please note a slightly changed format: the lunch will include Fish and chips, a glass of wine, dessert of the day, coffee and chocolates and a staff gratuity.

Start time:

11:30

Duration:

2hrs 30mins

Eligibility:

Members + 1 guest

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Visit to Neasden Hindu Temple

23 May 2024

Location:

Pramukh Swami Road, Neasden, London NW10 8HW

You are invited to join with other Arts Scholars on a visit to the Neasden Hindu Temple (Shri Swaminarayan Mandir), followed by an optional lunch at Shayona restaurant.

The Temple was bequeathed in 1995 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj to the British nation. The architecture is in the traditional Hindu style. The visit will include the Murti Dashan (sacred images) and an explanation about the Hindu faith will be provided.

Start time:

09:30

Duration:

2hrs

Eligibility:

Member + 1 guest

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Installation Ceremony & Dinner

30 May 2024

Location:

Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6ER

Arts Scholars and their guests are invited to attend the installation ceremony of Master Elect, Roy Sully, as the seventeenth Master Arts Scholar. The other officers to be installed are: Graham Barker DL as Deputy Master, Deborah Charles as Upper Warden, John Benjamin as Middle Warden, Sonya Zuckerman as Renter Warden. Afterwards there will be a reception and dinner to celebrate this important occasion.

Start time:

17:15

Duration:

4hrs 15mins

Eligibility:

Members + guests

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Turner's House and Marble Hill House

4 Jun 2024

Location:

Turner's House: 40 Sandycombe Rd, St Margaret’s TW1 2RL

Arts Scholars are invited to a day by the Thames enjoying two private tours, the first to Turner’s House and garden, designed and built by him in 1813, followed by a visit to nearby Marble Hill House and gardens, a Palladian house built in the 1720s for Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II when he was the Prince of Wales.

Start time:

09:45

Duration:

5hrs 15ms

Eligibility:

Liverymen (no guests)

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Common Hall: Election of Sheriffs & Lunch

24 Jun 2024

Location:

Guildhall and Butchers' Hall

Liverymen only wishing to attend Common Hall should not register for this event, but should email the Clerk who will arrange a pass.

All Liverymen, who have been members of the Company on or before 31 May 2023, are invited to attend the Guildhall on Monday 24 June 2024 for the Election of Sheriffs for the City of London. This is one of the City of London's most important occasions. A limited number of places are available for a lunch at Butchers' Hall after the event.

Start time:

10:30

Duration:

Eligibility:

Liverymen (Guests for lunch, only)

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