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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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Fish & Chips Lunch

26 Nov 2021

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The famous Arts Scholars Friday Fish & Chip lunches are back! This lunch on 26th Nov 21 will be the second in a new series, to be held at the City University Club, the new home of the City Livery Club.

Please note, as the City University Club is a private members' club, the dress code is jacket and tie for men and equivalent formality for women.

Start time:

12:30

Duration:

2hrs 30mins

Eligibility:

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Advent Service – Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

28 Nov 2021

Location:

Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula , Tower of London, EC3N 4DR

Our Honorary Chaplain, The Revd Canon Roger Hall MBE, invites Arts Scholars and their guests to attend an Advent service on Sunday 28 November 2021 in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, HM Tower of London.

Please note you will need to arrive by 10.30am in order to attend the service which starts at 11.00am. This is a family service, and all are welcome. A collection will be taken during the Service.

Start time:

10:30

Duration:

2hrs

Eligibility:

Members + Guests

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Arts Scholars preview - Fabergé Exhibition at V&A

1 Dec 2021

Location:

V&A Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 2RL

The Arts Scholars have secured privileged access to an early preview of 'Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution’ at the V&A, an exhibition dedicated to the legendary St Petersburg jewellers. Arts Scholar Cynthia Sparke will be giving a unique introduction to the exhibition, after which members will have an opportunity to view objects by the House of Fabergé illustrating the firm’s meteoric rise from conventional jeweller to legendary purveyor of Imperial eggs.

N.B. Registration opens on 1st Oct 21

Start time:

08:30

Duration:

90mins

Eligibility:

tbc

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J.M.W. Turner: Painter Turned Architect

6 Dec 2021

Location:

Online (Zoom)

J.M.W. Turner is renowned for his art but less known for his profound interest in architecture. Going someway to redress the balance, Arts Scholar Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac will recount how Turner designed his own rural retreat called Sandycombe Lodge, an architectural gem near the River Thames. The lecture explores Turner’s longstanding interest in architecture as revealed in his paintings, the story behind Sandycombe Lodge and the unexpected findings made during its rescue, after suffering decades of neglect, and before re-opening to the public in 2017.

Start time:

18:00

Duration:

90mins

Eligibility:

Members + Guests

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Setting Europe ablaze: A talk on the Special Operations Executive

5 Jan 2022

Location:

St Stephen's Church, Walbrook

Arts Scholar Francelle Bradford White BEM will describe how, in June 1940, a new volunteer force, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), was set up to wage a secret war in occupied Europe and, later, the Far East. Its agents were mainly tasked with sabotage and subversion behind enemy lines. They had an influential supporter in Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who famously ordered them to 'set Europe ablaze!'. As she will reveal, Francelle has a very personal connection with 'Churchill's Secret Army' as the SOE became known.

Start time:

18:30

Duration:

90mins

Eligibility:

Members + Guests

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Foundling Museum Visit

20 Jan 2022

Location:

40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

Join Director of the Foundling Museum, Caro Howell, Foundling Museum Patron and Arts Scholar, Jim Moyes and his partner, Rebecca Poulet, for a fascinating visit and a reception with champagne and a selection of canapes.

The Museum will be open only to the Arts Scholars and their guests on the evening. We are invited to visit the entire museum, and Caro Howell and her colleagues will be offering guided tours at 6:45 and 7:15.

Start time:

18:30

Duration:

2hr

Eligibility:

Members + Guests

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Museums: Tomorrow’s world arrived Yesterday

7 Feb 2022

Location:

Online (Zoom)

A talk by Arts Scholar David Glasser.

Full details to follow.

Start time:

18:00

Duration:

90mins

Eligibility:

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The Black Prince's Ruby: Investigating the legend

11 Apr 2022

Location:

Zoom (Online)

The 170-carat red spinel which is set in the Imperial State Crown in Britain’s Crown Jewels is known as the ‘Black Prince’s Ruby’ and is one of Britain’s best-known gems. It has been popularly associated with Edward the Prince of Wales the ‘Black Prince’—who lived in the 1300s. An oft-repeated legend links the gem back to its presentation to the Prince in Spain in 1367 and tells of how Henry V wore it on his crown at the Battle of Agincourt. This talk, by Arts Scholar Dr Jack Ogden, looks back through Georgian, Renaissance and Medieval sources to try to separate fact from fiction.

Start time:

17:00

Duration:

90mins

Eligibility:

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Coronations and Coronation Furniture

23 May 2022

Location:

Zoom (online)

Until recently, very little was known about the chairs and stools manufactured specifically for British coronations since the reign of Edward VII. In his first online lecture for the Art Scholars, Freeman Luke Honey traces the fascinating story of British coronations (and investitures) since the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838, and explains how the design of coronation furniture reflects the evolution of our constitutional monarchy in the 20th century.

Start time:

17:00

Duration:

90mins

Eligibility:

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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

Start time:

09:00

Duration:

8days

Eligibility:

Members + Guests