The Worshipful
Company of Basketmakers

Let Us Love One Another

2023 - 2024 Diary

October 2023

Wednesday 18th

Installation and Lunch - Annual Church Service at St. Margaret Pattens followed by lunch at Bakers' Hall and the Installation of our new Prime Warden, Lady Lauriston.

Monday 23rd

Court Meeting - to be held via zoom

Wednesday 25th

Consorts' Basketmaking Day - an invitation to the Consorts from all the Livery Companies to experience Basketmaking

November 2023

Saturday 11th

The Lord Mayor's Show  - Walk with us as we escort willow giants Gog and Magog through the City, in the world's largest unrehearsed parade!

Monday 13th

Stewards' Club Dinner - An evening at the RAF Club for Stewards past and present and their partners. 

Saturday 25th

Family Basketmaking Day - A fun day with friends and family making Christmas decorations of rush and willow - unique festive gifts!

Monday 27th

Red Cross Christmas Market - Monday, 27th and Tuesday, 28th November at Guildhall. Visit our Basketmakers' stall in support of the British Red Cross.

December 2023

Wednesday 6th

Charitable Trust Meeting

Thursday 14th

Annual Carol Service and SupperCarol Service at our Guild Church of St. Margaret Pattens followed by a festive supper among friends at Watermen's Hall

January 2024

Wednesday 10th

Committee Meetings - Wednesday, 10th and Thursday 11th

Wednesday 31st

Court Meeting and Livery Dinner - As our first event of the New Year, we will be celebrating our Prime Warden's Scots heritage by raising a glass at our Scottish-themed Livery Dinner at Butchers' Hall. Black Tie with a touch of tartan - and a few surprises in store!

February 2024

Tuesday 13th

Annual Inter-Livery Pancake Race - Guildhall

March 2024

Tuesday 12th

Basketry Showcase 2024 - The Dutch Church, Austin Friars. We will be celebrating and demonstrating the best of basketry, with talented growers and makers from across the country, and lots of fabulous pieces for sale! 

Friday 15th

United Guilds Service - St Paul's Cathedral followed by lunch at Barber-Surgeons' Hall

Friday 29th


April 2024

Saturday 13th

Letzi Guild – Annual visit to the Sechseläuten festival in Zurich - Saturday 13th to Tuesday, 16th April.

Wednesday 24th

Consorts' Basketmaking Day, Dutch Church: Making a bread basket with John Page and Eleanor Morgan 

Sunday 28th

East of England Lunch - A convivial lunch at the elegant Hintlesham Hall, an ideal base for exploring the tranquil Suffolk countryside.

May 2024

Wednesday 1st

Court Meeting and Dinner, Armourers' Hall: This year our Court Dinner is open to all Basketmakers - an opportunity to dine in the magnificent Armourers' Hall

Tuesday 7th

The Clergy Support Trust Festival - St Paul's Cathedral

Thursday 16th

The Prime Warden's Weekend - Among Friends in Aberdeenshire: Thursday 16th -  Sunday 19th May. The Prime Warden will be welcoming us to Aberdeenshire and Angus - Scotland's Castle Country. We will be making private visits to castles, sampling local produce, including award-winning spirits, and exploring this beautiful part of the world from our base in the foothills of the Angus Glens.

June 2024

Monday 24th

Election of Sheriffs - Guildhall - Followed by Lunch, Venue to be confirmed

July 2024

Wednesday 3rd

Committee Meetings - Wednesday, 3rd and Thursday, 4th July

Wednesday 17th

Basketmakers Trade Dinner - Venue TBC

Lambeth Palace - CANCELLED - visit to Lambeth Palace Library with afternoon tea - joint visit with Royal Society of St George

August 2024

September 2024

Wednesday 4th

Annual Banquet - Our glittering Basketmakers' Annual Banquet will take place at Mansion House

Tuesday 17th

Wardens' and Court Assistants' Course - More information to follow

Sunday 29th

Annual Sheep Drive - London Bridge - More information to follow

Monday 30th

The Election of the Lord Mayor - Guildhall - Followed by Lunch - VENUE TO BE ADVISED