The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

Visit to Bletchley Park

A group visit has been arranged to Bletchely Park in Buckinghamshire, the home of the WW11 team that broke the enigma code (and so much more). Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. The visit on June 29th will conclude with a splendid afternoon tea.

Spring Dinner

Ever wondered what the inside of a hall owned by one of the Great 12 would look like? Well wonder no more for this year the Spring Dinner will be held at Grocers’ Hall on Thursday 9th May 2019 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Bookings now available via the members area.

United Guilds’ Service, St Paul’s Cathedral

The United Guilds Service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 29th March. The Company will be allocated a limited number of tickets so please let the Clerk know as soon as possible if you would like to attend to avoid any disappointment.

Register of Professional Turners AGM

The Company will again be hosting the Register of Professional Tuners for their AGM and Craft meeting. The AGM will be held at Skinners' Hall on Tuesday 26th March, at the new start time of 12. The guest speaker this year will be Julie Crawshaw, Director of the Heritage Crafts Association.

Launch of the Turners’ Consort, concert and reception

Featuring the Turners’ Consort of eight medieval-style recorders, this one-hour concert to be held on Friday 29th March at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, will showcase recorder music, instruments and performance from the 1400s to the present day. The concert is free to all.

WCMPC card event for Junior and Renter Wardens

An Inter-Livery fun game of cards at Vintners’ Hall in support of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Charity. This event is to be held on Monday 11th February 2019 and is run primarily to allow Junior/Renter Wardens to get to know each other well ahead of their year as Master, guests also welcome.

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.

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 Monday 28th January 2019 at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD, commencing at 6.45 pm for 7.15 pm.

The Turners’ Company Livery Dinner

The Company’s Livery Dinner will be held at Saddlers' Hall on Tuesday 18th December with the Lord Mayor in attendance. Please do note the change of venue and date for the dinner. This is a very popular event so please book your places early with the Clerk's office to avoid disappointment.

Turning Competitions Private View & Reception

The Company launches it’s 2018 competitions and would like to invite members to a private view and reception on the evening of Monday 26th November, before the exhibition opens to the public the following day. Many items will be for sale along with some limited edition turned bells.

Patronal Service and Luncheon

St Bride's Church is a magical space in which the beauty of its architecture, the power of the liturgy and the weight of history all meet and enrich each other. The annual service will be held here on Thursday 15th November, to remember and celebrate the lives of Company members no longer with us.

Learn to turn with the Max Carey Trust

For all those Turners with a big “T” who would like to try their hand at turning or to those of you that would like to improve your turning skills, the Events Committee are very pleased to announce that they have arranged another turning weekend at the Max Carey Trust 12th to 14th October.

Livery Luncheon

The Master and Wardens would like to invite Company Liverymen to the annual Company Livery Luncheon on Tuesday 2nd October 2018. This is an informal lunch for Liverymen and their guests and an ideal time to introduce potential new members to the Company.

Not Burns Night Supper

The Social Committee is delighted to invite members to an informal mid-year Burns Supper at the famous Boisdale Restaurant in Victoria. The date is Tuesday 25th September, which aficionados will recognise as exactly 6 months before/after Robert Burns’ birthday (he’s 260 next year).

St Paul’s Bells Recital

Mezzo-soprano Karen Logan with accompanist Alex Aitken, will perform a programme of songs entitled ‘England through the Seasons’, on Thursday September 6th at 7.30 pm in Apothecaries' Hall, in aid of the Turners' Company St Paul's Bells Appeal, followed by a drinks reception.

Loughborough Bell Foundry visit

After significant planning, the 12 St Paul's Cathedral bells were removed from the tower and transported to the John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough for overhauling. The Events Committee have secured an opportunity for members of the Company to see the work in progress on Thursday 19th July.

Summer Reception

As you know the sun always shines brightly and warmly on our Summer Reception so we will again enjoy wine and canapés in the special atmosphere of the Apothecaries’ Hall courtyard on Tuesday 17th July, at 6.30 pm. Carlyn Lindsay will be demonstrating the techniques and skills involved in her work.

Event for Young Turners – Vote With Your Feet

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the parliamentary act enabling many women to vote. In honour of this milestone, the Pewterers’ bring you a unique treasure hunt on the streets of the City of London. The event is on 14th June and is open to all young Livery & Freemen and their guests.

Guided Evening Stroll around Bloomsbury

From the Pre-Raphaelites to Virginia Woolf and beyond, Bloomsbury has been associated with artists, writers and louche behaviour. The Events Committee have arranged a relaxing, diverting, informative mid-summer stroll around this most interesting part of London.

Election of Sheriffs of the City of London

Liverymen of at least one year’s standing are invited to attend the election of the Sheriffs on Monday 25th June.  The election will commence at Guildhall when the Lord Mayor takes the chair at 12 noon precisely and Turners are invited for lunch after the election.

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