The 2020 Calendar of Events can be found here (pdf document).
Master’s visit to lichfield, warwick and stratford: 19-22 march
Lichfield is one of the few major English cathedrals that the Glaziers’ Livery Company has not yet visited. It it is the home of the historically important Herkenrode glass conserved by Barley Studio, a few years ago. We will also be visiting Warwick, and the collegiate church of St Mary which contains the Beauchamp Chapel with its 15th century stained glass. Subject to timings, we shall additionally visit the charming church of St John the Baptist at Honiley with windows by Theodora Salusbury and the only Harry Clarke window in the Midlands not in private hands at All Saints, Bedworth. Finally, there will be a black-tie gala dinner on the Saturday at Compton Verney, where we will be able to view its ground-floor art gallery. Our base for the trip will be Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace and location of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, staying at the convenient Hilton Doubletree, a modern hotel close to the town centre and within easy walking distance of major tourist attractions there. Full details are here.
united guilds service and lunch at butchers’ hall: 27 march
The annual United Guilds Service held in St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the few occasions where it is possible to see all 110 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 is The Rt Revd Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon and former Bishop of Repton. Entry is by ticket only and each Livery Company is allotted only 21, 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. After the Service, members of the Company and their guests can join a Livery lunch at the newly refurbished Butchers’ Hall, 87 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7EB. Booking details are here.
Livery Dinner at the National Liberal Club with Alderman & Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli: 8 April
Glaziers are invited to this evening dinner and networking event (£61), where there is an opportunity for Glaziers to meet members of other Liveries and also to meet those who might be interested in joining a Livery Company. Full details are here. It’s an excellent opportunity to visit this historic building on Whitehall Place, designed by Alfred Waterhouse. The first such Dinner, held last year, proved to be a relaxed, good-value and enjoyable event – happily resulting in a number of admissions to our Livery Company. Book places directly with the NLC on 020 7930 9871 (Louisa/Elaine) or email them – and mention that you are a member of the Glaziers’ Livery Company.
Master’s visit to kraków: 15-18 october 2020
Although it is still some way away, the Master would like to invite you to consider joining her visit to Kraków in October 2020. Having an idea of the numbers likely to attend will enable us to ensure that we negotiate the right deal at the best possible price, having regard to the numbers wishing to take part. The proposed itinerary is here and a Calling Notice for expressing interest is here. Please join us if you can on this visit to a remarkable and magical city, with much of the glass focus on Stanisław Wyspiański.