The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

Ypres and Battlefield Tour

To recognise the centenary of the cessation of hostilities in the First World war there will be a Company visit to Ypres and the surrounding battlefields on17th to 19th June 2018. The visit will include the Last Post at Menin Gate with a wreath laying party supplied by the Turners.

Spring Dinner

The Master, Andrew Neill, and the Wardens invite all Liverymen to the Spring Dinner. This will be held at Apothecaries Hall on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 6.45pm for 7.15pm.  This dinner provides members with the opportunity to invite family and friends to enjoy the conviviality of a Turners' evening.

Visit to the London Mithraeum

A private tour for members of the Turners' Company has been arranged on 3 May 2018 to London’s newest archaeological attraction, the London Mithraeum. The free visit will start at 7.00pm and last about 45 minutes. Afterwards we will adjourn to a nearby restaurant, ‘The India’, for supper.

Despite the weather, the Gardner Williams Dinner is on!

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet will be held on Wednesday 28th February at Apothecaries’ 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 ladies at the Court Dinner which will take place on Monday 15th January 2018 at Watermans’ and Lightermans’ Hall, commencing at 6.45 pm for 7.15 pm.

Brigantes Winter Gathering

The Brigantes reception and supper will be held in the 650 year old Grade 1 Listed Merchant Adventurers Hall, followed by the annual Christmas Concert in the Nave of York Minster on Friday 15th December. Also enjoy the delights of York for festive shopping and beautiful surrounding countryside.

Musicians’ Carol Service

For the last few years the Musicians’ Company have shared their annual carol service with us which this year is held at St Michael’s Cornhill on 13th December.  The Musicians very much see this as a joint service and it would be good if as many Turners as possible could attend.

The Turners Company Livery Dinner

The Company’s Livery Dinner will be held at Skinners' Hall on Monday 18th December. This year we again are being joined by the Lord Mayor. This is always a very popular event so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

City Face2Face with Penrose Halson

Penrose has spent a lifetime working with and for the Livery, no wonder she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Her recent fame as author of "Marriages are made in Bond Street" has only added to the glamour of her life. Come and meet Penrose on 29th November before Hollywood whisks her away!

Patronal Service and Luncheon

The Patronal Service on 17th November, is the annual service held at St Brides Church, when members of the Company and their families come together to remember and celebrate the lives and fellowship of Company members no longer with us. Lunch afterwards will be held at Apothecaries' Hall.

Turning against Torture

This exhibition will consist of turned items that have been made from timber from the Royal Greenwich Park by professional turners, including members of the Company and the RPT. The Events Committee has arranged a private viewing of the exhibition on Thursday 2nd November at the Greenwich Gallery.

Learn to turn with the Max Carey Trust

Max Carey was a proficient woodturner for 70 years, providing encouragement and advice to would be turners. The Events Committee are pleased to announce that they have arranged another turning weekend at the Max Carey Trust turning workshop in Portishead, Bristol from 20th to 22nd October.

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square

Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques. It takes place from 15-20 September, and Deputy Master Nicholas Somers has arranged for Turners to receive complimentary tickets to the Fair.

Turners Company Livery Luncheon

The Master and Wardens would like to invite Company Liverymen to the annual Company Livery Luncheon, to be held in Apothecaries' Hall on Tuesday 3 October 2017. This is an informal lunch for Liverymen and their guests and an ideal time to introduce potential new members to the Company.

Dowgate Fire Station Visit

26 September is the new date for the Company visit to the Dowgate Fire Station, the last remaining, fully operational, fire station in the City of London. There is a full programme of events followed by lunch. If you would like to go on the visit please register your interest with the office.

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