29th September 2019
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen's Annual Sheep Drive and Livery Fair. The Sheep Drive is held each year not only as a charity fundraiser in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal & the Woolmen's Charitable Trust, but also so that Freemen of the City of London can afford their right to drive their livestock across London Bridge. This year The Right Honourable Michael Portillo is the celebrity guest opening the drive. The sheep drives are from 10 am to 5 pm. In addition to the Sheep drive there is a Livery Fair with live demonstrations, food and drink, wool products, music, arts and crafts centred around the Monument at the North end of London Bridge.
Two Freemen of the Guild of Nurses are driving their sheep at this event. For more detail see here.
24th-29th September and 1st-6th October 2019
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, Foster Lane, Now in its 37th year, Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier UK showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver. Each year, this unique event draws collectors, design lovers and luxury shoppers to the magnificent Goldsmiths’ Hall where they can browse the latest collections from this handpicked selection of craftsmen and women. Tickets and more information available here www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk
25th & 26th November 2019
Guildhall Christmas Market Visit the historic Guildhall in the heart of the City of London for the City’s original Christmas Market. This is a shopping experience with a difference. Over 100 stalls, including stalls run by the Livery companies, food outlets, champagne afternoon teas, fashion shows and silent auction. For more detail go to www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-and-events/guildhall-christmas-market-2019
Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th November 2019
Red Cross Christmas Market, Guildhall
Friday 27th March 2020
United Guilds Service, St Pauls Cathedral
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;-
Monday 21st October 2019
Tuesday 19th November 2019.
Further details including cost and bookings information available here https://www.liverycommitteecourses.org/city-briefings.php