Events  /  Upcoming Events 

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Upcoming Events

The Company holds a full programme of events throughout the year for Liverymen and Freemen, including exclusive visits and tours of houses, collections and exhibitions relating to the arts and the City, with an annual Master's trip in the UK or abroad. 

Fish & Chips Lunch

25 Nov 2022

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

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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:

12:30

Duration:

2hrs 30mins

Members + 1 guest each

Eligibility:

Advent Service – Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

27 Nov 2022

Location:

Tower of London

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Our Honorary Chaplain, The Revd Canon Roger Hall MBE, invites Arts Scholars and their guests to attend an Advent service on Sunday 27 November 2022 in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula. This is a family service, and all are welcome.

Start time:

10:30

Duration:

2hrs

Member + 1 Guest

Eligibility:

Wellcome Collection

29 Nov 2022

Location:

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

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A private guided tour around the Wellcome Collection’s ‘In Plain Sight ’ exhibition and a glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ of a temporary exhibition.

Start time:

09:00

Duration:

2hrs 30mins

Members

Eligibility:

Admissions Ceremony

29 Nov 2022

Location:

Main Dining Room, Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2Y 7HH

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Those new Liverymen and Freemen being admitted will be asked to declare an Oath of Allegiance and sign the register before being presented to the Master to receive their certificates. As is our custom, new Freemen will give a short narrative about themselves and their connection to the decorative arts.

This event is open to all Arts Scholars and once the formal part of the evening has been concluded there will be a reception culminating at 9.00 pm.

Start time:

18:00

Duration:

2hrs 30mins

Members + Guests

Eligibility:

Tour of the Wallace Collection's Arms & Armour

12 Dec 2022

Location:

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

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A guided tour of the collection of princely arms and armour, which forms one of the highlights of the Wallace Collection. Although some objects were meant for combat, many are beautiful examples of the armourer's art and were made for rulers and nobles across the world, from Shar Jahan, Mughal Emperors to Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Start time:

15:00

Duration:

1hr

Liverymen, then Freemen (currently no guests)

Eligibility:

2023 Annual Banquet

30 Jan 2023

Location:

Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH

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The Master Arts Scholar, Alan S. Cook, invites you to join him at the Company’s Annual Banquet, which will be held at Mansion House, in the presence of The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress.

The magnificent Grade 1 listed Mansion House was built in 1739, by Architect George Dance the Elder, and is both the home and office of the Lord Mayor. The Palladian style building will provide a spectacular setting for the reception and dinner.

Start time:

18:45

Duration:

3hrs 45mins

Members + Guests

Eligibility: