2023 - 2024 Diary
October 2023Wednesday 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 zoomWednesday 25th
Consorts' Basketmaking Day - an invitation to the Consorts from all the Livery Companies to experience Basketmaking
November 2023Saturday 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!
Stewards' Club Dinner - An evening at the RAF Club for Stewards past and present and their partners.
Family Basketmaking Day - A fun day with friends and family making Christmas decorations of rush and willow - unique festive gifts!
Red Cross Christmas Market - Monday, 27th and Tuesday, 28th November at Guildhall. Visit our Basketmakers' stall in support of the British Red Cross.
December 2023Wednesday 6th
Charitable Trust Meeting
Annual Carol Service and Supper - Carol Service at our Guild Church of St. Margaret Pattens followed by a festive supper among friends at Watermen's Hall
January 2024Wednesday 10th
Committee Meetings - Wednesday, 10th and Thursday 11th
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 2024Tuesday 13th
Annual Inter-Livery Pancake Race - Guildhall
March 2024Tuesday 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' HallFriday 29th
April 2024Saturday 13th
Letzi Guild – Annual visit to the Sechseläuten festival in Zurich - Saturday 13th to Tuesday, 16th April.
East of England Lunch - A convivial lunch at the elegant Hintlesham Hall, an ideal base for exploring the tranquil Suffolk countryside.
May 2024Tuesday 7th
The Clergy Support Trust Festival - St Paul's Cathedral
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 2024Monday 24th
Election of Sheriffs - Guildhall - Followed by Lunch, Venue to be confirmed
July 2024Thursday 18th
Lambeth Palace - Visit to Lambeth Palace with afternoon tea - joint visit with Royal Society of St George
September 2024Wednesday 4th
Annual Banquet - Our glittering Basketmakers' Annual Banquet will take place at Mansion HouseTuesday 17th
Wardens' and Court Assistants' Course - More information to follow
Annual Sheep Drive - London Bridge - More information to follow
The Election of the Lord Mayor - Guildhall - Followed by Lunch - VENUE TO BE ADVISED