Events  /  Past Events

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Past Events

The Events Committee arranges the majority of the Company’s social events and is always keen to receive suggestions from Liverymen and Freemen. Events the Arts Scholars have run in the past are listed below, with the most recent event shown first.

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Watts Gallery

20 Sept 2022

Location:

Down Lane, Guildfold, Surrey, GU3 1DQ

The Watts Gallery is an art gallery and heritage site consisting of Arts & Craft buildings and beautifully landscaped woodlands and grounds, nestled in the Surrey Hills. The visit will comprise of a private tour of the galleries and the De Morgan Collection, followed by access to the ‘G F Watts and Sculpture: A Fragmented Legacy’ temporary exhibition, and a visit to the Watts Chapel and Limnerslease House. The cafe has been reserved for our group (lunch at individual’s expense)

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Fish & Chips Lunch

16 Sept 2022

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.

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Common Hall & Dinner

8 Sept 2022

Location:

Armourers' Hall, 81 Coleman St, London, EC2R 5BJ

Details to follow.

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Lundenwic Walking Tour - The World Beneath Your Feet

3 Aug 2022

Location:

Meet under front portico of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.

The walk will look at the most neglected period of London’s history when, from AD600 to 900, the mid-Saxon settlement of Lundenwic was focused not on the abandoned site of the ancient Roman city of Londinium, but in Covent Garden/Strand.

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Visit to Spencer House, London

18 Jul 2022

Location:

27 St James's Place, London SW1X 1NR

A private Arts Scholars visit to Spenser House, the wonderful 18th century London Palace designed by John Vardy and James 'Athenian' Stuart for the Spencer family. A glass of champagne will be served at the end (no other drinks option available).

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Fish & Chips Lunch

8 Jul 2022

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The Arts Scholars are pleased to announce another in their series of Fish and Chips Lunches. These offer a perfect opportunity to meet fellow Arts Scholars and get to know each other in a relaxed and informal manner.

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Election of Sheriffs & Lunch

24 Jun 2022

Location:

Guildhall and Butchers' Hall

All eligible Liverymen (admitted on or before 31 May 2021) are invited to attend the Guildhall on Friday 24 June 2022 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.

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

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International Visit: Romania (Transylvania)

18 Jun 2022

Location:

Transylvania

A 7 night 8 day visit, including Suceava, Sighisoara and Brasov 18th-25th June 2022.

THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED

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Visit to St Peter ad Vincula and Ceremony of the Keys

8 Jun 2022

Location:

The Tower of London

The Arts Scholars are privileged to be given a private tour of the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula by fellow Arts Scholar, the Revd Canon Roger Hall MBE, Canon of the Chapels Royal, followed by drinks in the Keys Club as personal guests of the Chief Yeoman Warder, and the Ceremony of the Keys.

In addition, as personal guests of the Chief Yeoman Warder, we will have drinks at The Keys Club, which has a cash bar.

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Belmont House and Gardens

25 May 2022

Location:

Belmont House, Throwley, Kent ME13 0HH

Built between 1769 and 1793 and set in its own parkland amid stunning vistas of rolling Kent countryside, Belmont House remains an unspoilt example of Samuel Wyatt’s distinctive architectural style. Belmont’s collections comprise objects collected during six generations of continuous occupation by the Harris family. Mementos of the family’s travels and history include paintings, photograph albums, and furniture in addition to fine English silver in the Indian taste and one of the finest private collections of clocks and watches in Britain.

Lunch is included in the price.