The 2019 Calendar of Events can be found here (pdf document). Forthcoming events for which booking is open are listed below.
The merry widow at eno: friday 22 march
The Master is pleased to announce the first outing of his tenure: the ENO’s new production of The Merry Widow on Friday 22nd March at The London Coliseum. Two ticket prices are available, both including hospitality: Centre Stalls seats, £123.00 per person or Centre Upper Circle seats, £84.00 per person.
The evening will commence with a backstage tour followed by canapés and drinks. Tea and coffee and more canapés will be served during the interval. The performance is expected to finish at around 10:00 pm.
Full booking details are here.
United Guilds Service and lunch: Friday 29 March
The annual United Guilds Service in St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the few occasions at which it is possible to see the Livery Companies of the City of London in their regalia as well as the principal officers of the Corporation of London in procession. The music at this Service is simply stunning. The preacher at this year’s Service is the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE.
Entry is by ticket only and each Livery Company is allotted only a small number of tickets (21 in our case), although in the past we have been able to obtain further tickets from other Companies, and all Glaziers who wanted to attend have been able to do so. Ticket holders must be seated by 10.45 am for the Service at 11.15.
After the Service, members of the Company and their guests are invited to Tallow Chandlers Hall, 4 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SH for Lunch. A 3-course lunch with wine is priced at £60 per person.
Booking details are here
festival of the sons and friends of the clergy: tuesday 21 may
The 365th Festival of the Sons & Friends of the Clergy Service will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 21st May 2019, at 5pm (please be seated by 4.40pm). This service is attended by most of the City Livery Companies and Guilds, and it takes place in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen. The preacher will be the Dean of Gloucester, the Very Reverend Stephen Lake. The choir of St Paul’s will be joined by the choirs of Canterbury and Coventry Cathedrals. Tickets for this service are free. If you would like to attend please let the Clerk know how many you require by Thursday 14th February. Tickets will be issued as soon as they are received (about mid-April).
Annual Prize-giving and Supper: thursday 30 may
The Glaziers’ Annual Prize Giving, Reception and Presentation will take place at Glaziers’ Hall on Thursday 30th May 2019. This is our flagship event which celebrates and supports new, student and emerging glass artists, designers and conservators. Guests and non-members are most welcome. The evening starts at 5.45 with coffee and tea in the Foyer followed by the prize-giving, a drinks reception giving an opportunity to view the entries for the Stevens Competition and to meet the students and winners of the Competition and Awards. There will then be a presentation by Anne-Catherine Perreau, winner of the 2017 Travelling Scholarship, and the evening finishes with a light supper including wine.
The charge for the Prize Giving, Drinks Reception and Presentation is £10 per head. Should you also wish to stay for the Light Supper, the total cost will be £55 per head. Full booking details are here
master’s visit to portsmouth: thursday 6 to sunday 9 june
We shall be staying in the boutique hotels of the Mercer Collection in Southsea. The weekend will include visits to Portsmouth Cathedral, the Royal Garrison Church, the Mary Rose and St Anne’s Church in the Royal Naval Base. Two dinners are included, in the Portsmouth Guildhall and on the lower gun deck of HMS Victory with pre-dinner drinks on board one of HM Naval ships. Further details, together with a booking form, are here.