East Herts Woodturners at Gilwell 24
One hundred and thirty scouts and leaders get hands-on experience of woodturning thanks to the East Herts Woodturners - at an action-packed Gilwell 24 weekend held in July at the home of World Scouting.
Shrieval Chain Appeals
In accordance with normal custom and practice Sheriffs, Alderman Peter Estlin and Alderman William Russell will be presented with their chains of office and Badges at a date to be decided in September. Their many friends and colleagues are invited to contribute by making a donation.
Junior and Renter Wardens’ Evening of Cards
Held at Vintner’s Hall, in partnership between the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS), this was a night of 'Swedish Pursuit'. Playing two rounds of six hands with a hotly contested final, saw our Renter Warden, Andrew Neill, triumph as the overall winner.
The Turners Company Livery Dinner
The Master welcomed the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Alderman, Masters, Wardens, Clerks and honoured guests at the Company Livery Dinner, in the splendid Skinners' Hall this year.
Ray Key receives his British Empire Medal
On 4th November Ray Key, one of the premier figures in world turning, received his British Empire Medal (BEM) from The Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire at the Guildhall, Worcester.
The Magical Taxi Tour 2015
On a chilly Friday morning in September the Clerk and his passengers headed to Winter Gardens, Canary Wharf, for the Big Breakfast where the magic began. Many thanks to the Charity Committee and our Clerk the taxi driver, for giving Raihannah, Tasnia and Hassina a weekend in Disneyland Paris they will never forget.
Cockpit Arts Winter News
Crisp autumn days and a change of seasons has us looking ahead to our winter events. Not to be missed is our Christmas Open Studios, while early November sees us welcoming our external selection panel, giving us the benefit of their experience in shortlisting the latest round of applicants for a place at Cockpit Arts.
Arts and Crafts for Everybody at the Orchard Workshop
The Orchard Workshop in Bristol has recently benefited from the loan of two lathes from the Turners Company.
Turners learn to turn at the Max Carey Woodturning Trust
The Max Carey Trust was formed to provide an opportunity and facilities for people to be educated in Woodturning. Members of the Turners enjoyed a weekend learning about the Trust, watching demonstrations and having a go at turning themselves.
Gunmakers Rifleman’s Day at Bisley 2015
On a gloriously sunny day this year a team of 'Turners' enjoyed a day's sport with The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers at their annual ‘Rifleman’s’ Day’ at Bisley.
Eleanor Lakelin: Summer News
This Summer sees the opening of a new exhibition, 'Slow Turning' featuring leading contemporary artists working in wood, willow and natural fibres, and the launch of Eleanor's new online gallery at www.eleanorlakelin.co.uk.
Recognition for Company Members
We are delighted to announce that Freeman Ray Key, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM), and Assistant Bill O'Leary has been awarded the Queens Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM). Many congratulations to both.
Liveryman Joey Richardson wins QEST award
Many congratulations to Liveryman and Turner Joey Richardson, who has won this years prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Award.
News of St Bride’s
Latest information in from The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Joyce, new Rector of St Brides and Chaplain to the Company, on future events from our City church.
National Trust Commission for Turners’ Cockpit Arts Winner
This summer, on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, Eleanor Lakelin will be presenting a collection of beautiful vessels crafted from a great cedar tree planted by the Duke of Wellington in 1827 which had to be felled at the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy.
Ringing the Bells of St Pauls
The trip was well attended and all present seemed to enjoy the itinerary. The cathedral went out of their way to welcome us, and we were escorted both by Mr David Bassford the secretary to the bellringers and Martin their Bell Captain.
Livery Briefing from the City of London Corporation’s Livery Committee
From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the latest edition of the bi-monthly Livery Briefing, which you can download in PDF format.
Charity Committee Visit Grately House School
On 26 February the Master Turner, John Bridgeman, master turner Stuart Mortimer and Charity Committee Chairman, Colin Field visited Grateley House School in Hampshire.
Turning Competitions 2014
From the artistic to the incredible, the complex to the classic, The Turners Company held a unique one day exhibition, combining entries to the 2014 competitions of the Turners' Company with curated collections of contemporary and historical woodturning.
Livery Dinner 2014
The Company’s Livery Dinner was held at Apothecaries Hall on Tuesday 16th December 2014.