The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

News

The Turners’ Company Livery Dinner

The Worshipful Company of Turners welcomed the Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Professor MIchael Mainelli and Christopher Hayward CC to their Livery Dinner held in the stunning Skinners' Hall in the City of London. Read more »

Fundraising for the British Red Cross

With kind donations from members of the Register of Professional Turners and various woodturning clubs, the Turners' Company set up a stand at the Guildhall Christmas market in London, and with volunteers from the Company working hard, an incredible £4,200 was raised for the British Red Cross. Read more »

Turners at Harrogate

The Turners' Company were at the Harrogate woodworking show in mid November, supporting the Register of Professional Turners. RPT members were not only manning their stand and promoting both the Register and the Company, but were also demonstrating on a number of commercial stands. Read more »

Public events

2020 Treason, Trial and Error

2020 Treason, Trial and Error 400 Years of Newgate Prison and The Old Bailey Monday to Wednesday 16th – 18th March 2020 (3 Nights) Supporting The Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund helping ex-Offenders and PAN Intercultural Arts helping victims of Human Trafficking To be held in The Iconic No. 1 Court, Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London […] Read more »

Guildhall Studio Orchestra with Joe Stilgoe

On Wednesday 8th January internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe brings his smash hit show to Guildhall School. Songs on Film pays tribute to much-loved movies as self-confessed film buff Joe raids his own collection. Read more »

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

On 22nd December, the St Bride's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols offers the only chance during the season to hear the full range of readings in the form of service devised by Eric Milner-White for King's College, Cambridge in 1918. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Court Dinner

All members of the Court and Masters Emeriti are invited, to join the Master, Wardens and their guests at the Court Dinner which will take place on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, commencing at 6.45 pm for 7.15 pm. The dinner this year will be held in the stunning Chartered Accountants' Hall. Read more »

Members only event

RPT AGM and Craft Meeting

The Company will again be hosting the RPT for their AGM and Craft meeting on 24th March. Members of the Company interested in hearing more about the craft are invited to join members of the Register for lunch and to stay for the craft meeting. Read more »

Members only event

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet and Common Hall

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet will be held on Wednesday 27th February at Skinners’ Hall.  The banquet is held in memory of the Company’s benefactor, Richard Gardner Williams whose legacy in 1931 provided the financial support to enable the Company to build and flourish. Read more »

Features

The Turners’ Consort

The Turners’ Company charity has commissioned a ‘consort’ of eight turned medieval-style recorders. Made by Tim Cranmore, one of the UK’s leading instrument makers, the Turners' Consort will be loaned to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for teaching and student performances. Read more »

History of church bells

Bells are amongst the smallest, largest and loudest of musical instruments. First cast over 5,000 years ago, bells become common in the medieval monasteries of Europe. In the City of London, the Turners’ Company is closely linked to the bells of St Paul’s Cathedral, Bow Church and St Lawrence Jewry. Read more »

Ghenadi Vasiliev – 2017 Bursary Winner

Ghenadi Vasiliev was awarded a Turners' Company Bursary in 2017. This enabled him to study with four of the world's leading woodturners: Rod Page and Mark Sanger in the UK; and Steve Sinner and Joe Meirhaeghe in the USA. Ghenadi describes his experience in this report. Read more »

About the Company

Company

One of the oldest Livery Companies in the City of London, the Turners’ Company was already a guild in the 12th Century. To this day the Company continues to celebrate and support the ‘art or mysterie’ of turning. Read more »

The Master’s Letter

Andrew Sindall was elected Master Turner on Ascension day, May 30th 2019. He is the 350th Master in an unbroken line going back to the aptly named John Turner in 1604. Read his letter here.... Read more »

The Turner Magazine

The Turner is the annual magazine of the Turners' Company. Subjects include the Company and its members, the craft of turning, educational and charitable activities and the City of London. The July 2019 edition is available to view now online. Read more »

Diary

January 22, 2020
  • Inter Livery Ski Competition
    January 22, 2020 to January 24, 2020
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    at Morzine, Portes du Soleil, France

  • Court Dinner
    January 22, 2020
    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    at Chartered Accountants Hall, Moorgate Pl, London EC2R 6EA, UK

February 10, 2020
February 11, 2020
February 20, 2020
February 26, 2020
March 10, 2020
March 16, 2020
  • 2020 Treason, Trial and Error
    March 16, 2020 to March 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    at Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, UK

March 18, 2020
  • Court and M&C Lunch
    March 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    at Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Ln, London EC4V 6ER, UK

March 24, 2020
  • RPT Craft Meeting
    March 24, 2020
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    at Skinners Hall, 8 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP, UK

March 27, 2020
  • United Guilds Service
    March 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 3:15 pm
    at St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK

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