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A selection of City Events

  
Upcoming Events for your Diary (updated: 28th June 2021 - see *** below)

We highlight below a few events not listed in our calendar, which members of our Company may wish to support. These are events typically notified to us through the City Briefings or through the Clerks' Network. There are other events, such as Common Hall and United Guilds, which we include in our calendar, usually following them with a traditional lunch as an opportunity for members to get together.

We will endeavour to to keep this page up-to-date. If anyone knows of suitable events to include, please contact us via webadmin@wcomc.org or clerk@wcomc.org. Thank you.

Butchers’ Carvery Lunch Re-launch
On Wednesdays each month from June

The Butchers’ Hall have reintroduced the very popular Roast Beef Carvery lunch. The lunches have been selling "like hot cakes" and the available Wednesday Carvery lunch dates for your 2021 diary are as follows:
25 August, 27 October and 24 November

Places can be booked now, open to all; please click on this link for more details and to book.

Thursday 24th June Common Hall Shrieval Election
This event was restricted owing to Covid-19 limitations - video recording now available  ***

At Common Hall on 24th June, Alderman Alison Gowman (Dowgate) and Alderman Nicholas Lyons (Tower) were formally elected to the office of Sheriff. Please click here for an edited recording of the event.

Prior to the election, the Livery Committee Chairman, Victoria Russell, took the opportunity to interview the two candidates. The video of the Shrieval candidates is now live; please click here
In the description of the video you can see links to the election addresses and general publications on the Livery Committee website.

Sunday 4th July (11am-4pm) Calling all cricket fans!
Twenty20 Cricket Match at HAC

The Lord Mayor's XI will take on Bobby Axelrod's XI, captained by the Lord Mayor's brother Damian Lewis, in this charity match in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal. Spectator tickets include a BBQ lunch.

Please click on this link for more information and to book a ticket. For more information contact events@thelordmayorsappeal.org.

Saturday 10th July (10:45 to 12:30) in Guildhall Yard
The Annual Cart Marking Ceremony

This is a  free spectator event and is the second largest event in the City of London after The Lord Mayor’s Show. Spectators will see a selection of some of the most interesting and finest vehicles throughout the ages.

The ceremony dates back over 500 years with vehicles ranging from handcarts, horse and carts, steam engines, steam powered vehicles, military vehicles, multicycles, historic and vintage vehicles, specialist vehicles new and old, and even the latest electric and fusion powered vehicles. Please click on this link for more details on this event, its history and a video of the 2017 event.

Monday 6th September (5pm for 5.30pm) in Drapers' Hall
The 39th Inter-Livery Bridge Tournament

This annual competition is organised by The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards for the benefit of The Lord Mayor's Appeal Charities. There are two sessions with dinner at 7.20pm; prize giving at 10.00pm. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served during the 5.00pm reception and, while awaiting the results and prize-giving, a stirrup cup will be served. 

Please click on this link for the online booking form. Closing date for entries is 16th August.

Monday 13th September (11am) at the Hurlingham Club
InterLivery Tennis Competition

The Feltmakers’ Inter-Livery Tennis Competition will be held on Monday 13th September 2021 at the Hurlingham Club. The competition is open to teams of two mixed pairs from each Company.  The competition is designed for Liverymen and their spouses/partners; one person in each pair should therefore, ideally, be a Liveryman. The competition will be run as an American tournament, with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.  The Feltmakers’ Trophy will be awarded to the winners.  There will be a knock-out Plate Competition for first round group losers.

The competition will be followed by dinner in the Hurlingham Club when the Master of the Feltmakers’ Company will present prizes to the winners and the runners-up. The evening normally ends shortly after 9.30pm.

More details will follow, shortly.

Sunday 26th September The Annual Sheep Drive and Livery Fair
On Southwark Bridge (now there's a first)
Update 2nd June: 'drive slots' look to be sold out - wait listing now

With the support of the City of London The Worshipful Company of Woolmen have been offered the use of Southwark Bridge. A fantastic “first” as the entire bridge will be closed to traffic for the day with designated public access. With the Sheep Drive and Fair situated together on the bridge (ideally located between St Paul’s Cathedral north side and Shakespeare’s Globe on the Southbank), this opens up endless opportunities for a wonderful day out for the whole family.

Please click on this link for more information.