Re-launch of Europe’s largest woodturning competitions – Call for Entries!
The competitions postponed from October 2020, will now go ahead at Carpenters’ Hall in the City of London on 12th October 2021. Emerging from over a year of pandemic and lockdowns, this event will be a beacon of hope for woodturners and woodturning enthusiasts alike.
Woodturning at the City Livery Club Lunch in the presence of Royalty
HRH The Princess Royal KG KT GCVO QSO, an Honorary Member of the City Livery Club, was principal guest at their Annual Civic Luncheon. Past Master Turner Nicholas Somers presented Her Royal Highness with the Club’s ‘ Root & Branch 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award’.
Bulletin from the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, 7 May 2021
Since I last wrote to you at Easter we had the sad news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was a fantastic champion for the UK and the City of London over more than seven decades, and an active supporter of the Livery.
The Cockpit Arts / Turners’ Company Award
This Award is for an aspiring or established turner i.e., someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials. The Award will help the selected turner by providing the space and time to grow their business.
Lord Mayor’s Easter Bulletin
Lord Mayor’s Easter Bulletin Read the full bulletin here (PDF) An abridged version is below: Fellow Liverymen The recent anniversary of the start of the first lockdown gave us an opportunity to reflect on the tumultuous year that has passed since then. It is clear that our lives will never be quite the same again. […]
London Green Wood is moving
After almost 10 years at Abney Park Cemetery, we are moving the workshop to Hackney City Farm. This is due to large scale building works at Abney, which would have forced us to shut the workshop again this summer.
New Year Bulletin from the RT Hon The Lord Mayor
I hope that as we enter 2021 you all remain safe and well after a break over Christmas. As January draws to a close the Lady Mayoress and I wish you a good New Year and hope that this year will be one which see all of us in the Livery build towards a recovery from COVID19.
Covid-19 resource hub
The office is closed, but the Company remains open for business. We are continuing to support our charities and are a signatory to the London Funders‘ Statement. The aim of this Covid-19 hub is to provide information and resources which may help turners and other craftspeople.
The Cockpit Arts Turners Award winner Jason Lock talks turning during 2020
Jason began working with wood from a young age and started a carpenter and joinery apprenticeship straight after school in Colchester, Essex and that’s where he first started woodturning.
Christmas Bulletin from the RT Hon the Lord Mayor
“The Lord Mayor, in the stronghold of the mighty Mansion House, gave orders to his fifty cooks and butlers to keep Christmas as a Lord Mayor's Household should.” A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
TV appearance for our Bursary Award winner Miriam Jones
This year of the pandemic has been hard for many, but woodturner Miriam Jones has managed to not only survive, but thrive. After her amazing lockdown candle success, she was asked to take part in a Welsh TV Craft show.
November Bulletin from the RT Hon the Lord Mayor
On Saturday 14th November I went without pomp or ceremony to the Law Courts to make my Statutory Declaration before the Lord Chief Justice for a second term of office as Lord Mayor
Turners earn ‘Top Gun’ at Clay Pigeon Shoot
On 8-9th September 2020 the 26th Anniversary Annual Inter-Livery clay pigeon shooting competition was held at the coveted Holland & Holland shooting grounds in Northwood, Middlesex. The Turners team had much to live up to.
Latest Bulletin from the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor
I am sending you this bulletin in an unusual dual capacity, as both Lord Mayor and Lord Mayor Elect. On 30 September, at a COVID-secure gathering of Common Hall, I was humbled to be elected to serve a second term of office, which will start on 13 November.
Turners’ Company Cockpit Arts Award winner announced
We are pleased to announce that Jason Lock has received the 2020 Turners' Company award at Cockpit Arts, the country's leading business incubation centre for craftspeople. Jason, from Colchester, specialises in turning wood and resin combinations.
Latest Bulletin from The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor
There is a distinctly back-to-school feel in the air. I have returned to Mansion House after my summer break and I very much hope that all of you, like me, were able to find some time for rest and recuperation over August.
The Cockpit Arts Turners Award 2019 Progress Report
Arturo Soto is a designer and maker who specialises in working with reclaimed and recycled materials to produce luxury items. Due to the current pandemic, his award has been extended.
News from the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral
We're very aware that many Livery Companies and other institutions are also going through difficult times, and we will share together in coming months the journey of working through what lockdown has meant.
St Bride’s Church Re-Opening
We are delighted to announce that from Sunday 5th July, our doors will be open to visitors & tourists as well as for private prayer. The crypts and free exhibition will also be available.
Midsummer Bulletin from the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor
Ordinarily at this time of Midsummer the Livery would be assembling in Common Hall to choose “two fit and able persons to be Sheriffs of this City for the year ensuing”, as the Serjeant-at-Arms and Common Cryer traditionally proclaims at the opening of proceedings.