We return to the Hall for this Court Dinner, the first evening dinner on Home Turf since November's Installation. Following the receiving line, held between 7.00 & 7.15 pm, there will be welcome drinks in the Livery Hall. This will be followed by a three course dinner accompanied by good Claret, and Port passed in the Glaziers' engraved decanters.
There will be the popular 'stirrup cup' available after dinner, in the London Bridge Room, providing a chance for members & guests to mingle with those to whom they have not yet spoken.
The Response on behalf of the guests will be made by Derek Smedley, Master of Wine.
The Master continues to work on the Liveries behalf and as can be seen from what follows during April. An event I know he is particularly looking forward to is the BSMG Conference at Glaziers Hall over the 7th and 8th.
27 March Masters’ and Clerks’ Lunch at the Tallow Chandlers’ Hall
3 April Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the Mansion House
4 April United Guilds Service at St Pauls followed by combined Liveries Lunch at Glaziers’ Hall
7/8 April BSMGP Conference, including L:ecture and Dinner on 7th.
10 April Lord Mayor’s Curry Lunch
10 April Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards Spring Dinner at Butchers’ Hall
15 April Guildable Manor ‘A Breakfast with Terry Waite’ at Roast Restaurant, Borough Market
24 April Merchant Tailors of York Annual Banquet
28 April Glaziers’ Court Dinner.
THURSDAY 12TH TO SUNDAY 15TH OF JUNE 2014
The Master’s visit in June will take us to the wonderful wine growing region of Burgundy, where we will be staying in either the Sofitel Grand Hotel la Cloche, in the Place Darcy, or if extra numbers require it, the Best Western Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, in Rue Michel. The Hotels are about 250m apart and near the station, in the provincial Capital of Dijon, “The Ducal City”. We will also visit several local attractions as well as the nearby town of Beaune. Further details are available by clicking here
It seems a good idea to publish the Master Diary for the last month which shows exactly how busy he has been on the both the Company's and the Industries behalf.
The Annual Banquet at The Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor with the Principal guest speaker being Councillor the Lady (Victoria) Borwick A.M., F.R.S.A will take place this evening, in the presence of the Master, Wardens and many Glaziers and their partners.
Details of the Masters visit to Burgundy have been released today, click here for full information. This looks like being a really interesting visit and we are sure that members will need to book speedily to ensure a place.
The Spring Issue of The Glazier is now available through the Magazine Pages of the website. This very interesting 16 page issue includes an interview with the new Master who reveals his objectives during his year in office. These include greater involvement of the membership at events as well as making the Livery more attractive to younger members and growing the membership. The Issue also includes very useful and important information about the new Identity Guidelines, the BSMGP Conference in April, also a very interesting piece by Steve Clare about the teaching of stained glass and another by Samantha Enstone teh Managing Director of Glaziers Hall.
The Treloar’s Annual Charity Gala Dinner is to raise funds for “The Treloar Trust” which provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Their aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.This year’s event will take place at Mansion House on Wednesday 8th October 2014 and they are hoping to raise £75,000 for a specially adapted minibus. To find more details of the event click here.
The Annual Banquet on 24 March will not only be attended by the Lord Mayor The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf CBE and her consort, but also by the Deputy Mayor of London Councillor the Lady (Victoria) Borwick A.M.,F.R.S.A. So those attending look like having a glittering evening at the Mansion House.
The court has agreed that members who are under 40 should be fined at a reduced rate details of which can by found by clicking here.
The Golf Societies planned program for 2014 as well as information about its Officers is now available in the Golf Society pages. Why not check it out and contact the Secretary about joining them for a round or two?
The raised awareness and growing interest about the work of the company is being reflected in the considerable numbers of 9 new Freemen and 4 new Liverymen to be installed at the St Paul's Court on 27 January. We know that they will find us a very sociable Company and look forward to meeting them at events throughout the years to come.
One of our Artists, Emma Blount, will be seen on TV on Sunday afternoon at 4pm, in Songs of Praise she was filmed as as she works on a window for a church that was rebuilt after burning down - St Nicholas, Radford Semele.
All the latest copies of "The Glazier" are available through the Newsletter section of the website.
The Calender of events for 2014 has been circulated electronically by the Clerks office. This will give you Glazier Company members the opportunity to consider the events during the Christmas fortnight and make sure they have them marked in their diaries. There are some really interesting events this year including a Masters visit to Burgundy and Norwich as well Traditional events such as the Annual Banquet at the Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor. This years Golf Society events are at particularly interesting venues and the Cutter will be participating in the Great River race and the Tudor Pull. All in All there is something for everyone's taste and interest.
Master John Dallimore was Installed at the Installation Court Dinner on Thursday 28 November. This event is always popular and this year 164 Liverymen Freemen and their guests enjoyed the evening, which included an inspiring address of the Haggis by the Upper Warden.
Dr Neil Moat, Architectural and Stained Glass Historian has taken over the role of Secretary from Susan Mathews who has very successfully carried out this role for a number of years.
The programme of events for the Master's year 2013-14 is now available on the Events page.
The Stained Glass Museum is raising money to purchase four stained glass panels by the significant twentieth-century British stained glass artist Geoffrey Clarke, RA (b. 1924). For further details click here
The latest briefing from the Livery Committee can be read here. The Livery Committee was established to look after relations between the Livery Companies and the Civic City. The briefing gives an indication of some of the issues it covers.