Events

Our annual calendar of events is key to nurturing Fellowship within our Company and strengthening our relationships beyond The Company.

EVENT VENUES:
Clothworkers' Hall has now closed for redevelopment. Please check the event venue below carefully. Most of our annual events will take place at Drapers' Hall, but may occasionally be held at alternative venues and some events may be held virtually.

EVENT INVITATIONS
With some exceptions, invitations are sent (usually by email) to eligible members approximately six weeks before the event; you can also find most invitations (and whether you've registered for eligible events) in your member profile. Please wait until you receive your invitation to register. If you have any queries, please contact us at 020 7623 7041 or Events@Clothworkers.co.uk.

We ask that members read invitations carefully, respond by the deadline, and review the event reminders so that you know where to go, what to wear, and what to expect. If you are bringing a guest, please provide your guest's details to the Events Team promptly and share the event information with them in advance.

CANCELLATIONS AND NO SHOWS
To deliver events to a high standard, our team collaborates closely with the event venue for weeks in advance. Guest information (including diets) are required two weeks in advance and The Company must pay for any cancellations made with less than one week's notice. Therefore, we urge you to not over commit yourselves or your guests, and to tell us as soon as possible if you or your guest are no longer able to attend an event. For last-minute cancellations (24 hours or less) or no shows at an event, you may be asked by the Clerk to make a donation to The Clothworkers' Foundation in recognition of the expense and inconvenience incurred.




Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Link Luncheon
A bi-annual meeting for Assistants Emeriti is followed by a luncheon with the widows of late Court members. Invitations sent to Assistants Emeriti (with spouses/partners) and widows of former Court Assistants.
Friday, 29 September 2023
Election of The Lord Mayor
The Election of The 694th Lord Mayor will take place at Guildhall for eligible Livery Members across the City. Members of the Court are invited to join The Drapers' Company for lunch following the election.
Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Great XII Masters' and Clerks' Dinner
Members of the Court host the masters and clerks of the other Great XII livery companies.
Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Court and Livery Dinner
Invitations are sent to Court Assistants, Assistants Emeriti, and Livery Members. Guests are welcome (guests should not be a spouse/partner).
Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Autumn Freedom Reception
An informal event for recently admitted members of the Freedom hosted by recently elected Livery as well as select Court and Staff Members.
Wednesday, 1 November 2023
Hatchet Luncheon
Select members of the Court (and Assistants Emeriti) of The Clothworkers' and Dyers' Companies dine together to celebrate the buried hatchet on a historic rivalry.
Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Court and Livery Dinner
Invitations are sent to Court Assistants, Assistants Emeriti, and Livery Members. Guests are welcome (guests should not be a spouse/partner).
Thursday, 7 December 2023
All Members' Craft Workshop (Virtual)
Annual virtual craft workshop for all Members (and their families).
Wednesday, 20 December 2023
St Thomas' Eve Freedom Luncheon
Traditional St Thomas' Eve service at St Olave's, followed by the annual Freedom Luncheon.
Thursday, 8 February 2024
Young Livery Dinner
An event for Livery Members elected in recent years and aged 50 and under.
Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Masters' and Clerks' Dinner
We host the masters and clerks of many of the other livery companies, together with our military affiliations and charity or community partners.
Monday, 11 March 2024
Alumni and Student Networking Dinner
Select Court, Livery and Freedom members host past and present recipients of Company and Foundation awards, bursaries, and scholarships.
Friday, 15 March 2024
United Guilds Service
Annual service at St Paul's cathedral for all livery companies.
Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Spring Freedom Reception
An informal event for recently admitted members of the Freedom hosted by recently elected Livery as well as select Court and Staff Members.
Tuesday, 16 April
Civic Dinner (confirmed)
We welcome the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and other members of the Civic party to dine with us. Invitations sent to Court, Assistants Emeriti and Livery Members (with spouses/partners).
Thursday, 18 April 2024
Link Luncheon
A bi-annual meeting for Assistants Emeriti is followed by a luncheon with the widows of late Court members. Invitations sent to Assistants Emeriti (with spouses/partners) and widows of former Court Assistants.
Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Annual Meeting and Election Dinner
The annual meeting of the Livery, followed by the Election Dinner. Invitations sent to Court, Assistants Emeriti, Livery and those Freedom being Elected.
Monday, 24 June 2024
Election of Sheriffs
The Election of Sheriffs will take place at Guildhall for eligible Livery Members across the City. Members of the Court are invited to join The Drapers' Company for lunch following the election.
Thursday, 27 June 2024
All Members' Summer Party
All members are welcome to join us, with a guest, for a themed-party with food, fun activities, and music.
Tuesday, 2 July 2024
Court Dinner
The final event for the Court during the Master's year.

Guidance on Events

With some exceptions, invitations are sent out via email approximately six weeks before the event. Please wait until you receive your invitation to book.

Attendees are expected to give seven working days’ notice of cancellation for any function, otherwise The Company is charged for the cover by our caterers. A penalty of £25 per head may be levied, irrespective of the excuse, for less than seven days’ notice; the penalty will be requested in the form of a donation to The Clothworkers’ Foundation.

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