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Annual inter-Livery Regatta - 18th May 2019

It is that time of year once again to remind you that the Annual inter-Livery Regatta, racing for the Lord Mayor’s Cup, will take place on Saturday, 18th May 2019.  All sizes of craft are welcome as the races have been designed to make it possible for smaller craft to not only complete the course, but win !

Thank you for your efforts in previous years as I am delighted to say, that this year we have three new Livery Companies participating for the first time !

The Friday evening Regatta Buffet will be held at the RORC Clubhouse, formerly the Corinthian Yacht Club, with the Presentation Dinner on Saturday evening held in the Pavilion of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Similar to last year, there will be two races which will be run by the Island Sailing Club Race Officer, Mike Peskett.

Please find attached the following documents which can also be downloaded at

Booking Form

Race Entry Form

Notice of Race

The Sailing Instructions will be circulated and uploaded onto the website after the 8th April 2019.

For those requiring marina berthing over the W/E, as in previous years similar arrangements have been made with the Cowes Yacht Haven; please book your berth at the Marina on the Race Entry Form.

We’re delighted to announce that City Music Foundation is partnering with Barbican and Culture Mile for Sound Unbound, a free music festival taking place in the City of London 18–19 May 2019.

18 - 19 May 2019 - Sound Unbound

This weekend-long classical music festival will explore unexpected spaces across Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to Moorgate in the north-west of the Square Mile, celebrating fantastic music alongside the history and heritage of the area.

Five City Music Foundation Artists, Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano), Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), Tabea Debus (recorders), Bartosz Glowacki (accordion/bandoneon), and Andrey Lebedev (guitar), will be performing in venues including The Charterhouse, Piano Smithfield, and St Bartholomew the Less, which will be our base throughout the weekend. Our Artists will present 15 concerts in total with programmes including intimate duets for voice and lute, Brazilian bossa nova hits, and four world premieres.

The festival as a whole features over 100 short performances in a relaxed festival atmosphere where informality is key. To pick out some highlights: Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès perform one of Beethoven’s most popular works, the Eroica symphony in the Barbican Hall; sackbut ensemble Sacred Bones performs music from the 16th and 17th centuries in the churchyard of St Bartholomew the Great; and Stalin’s Piano, a multimedia project which combines music with video and audio recordings of eminent artists and political figures from the 20th-century, will be showing in Barbican Cinema 1.

Further details are here:

Tuesday 21st May 2019

The 365th Festival of Sons & Friends of the Clergy at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th November 2019

Red Cross Christmas Market, Guildhall

City Briefings

City Briefings are held three or four times a year, run by the Livery Committee of the City of London. The briefings are aimed particularly at new Liverymen and Freemen; partners are also welcome, as are Court Assistants and Liverymen of longer standing. Those who have not previously been to a Briefing are also encouraged to attend. They give a short introduction to the work of the Corporation of the City of London, especially the relationship with the livery companies. The briefings are held in the Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, London EC2V 5DH commencing at 5pm. There is an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and the Briefing is followed by a light finger buffet, which provides the chance to mix with other Liverymen and Freemen.

Dates for 2019 include;-

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Monday 21st October 2019

Tuesday 19th November 2019.

Further details including cost and bookings information available here