Wren Talk: Sir Christopher Wren before Architecture
This year’s Wren Talk on Thursday 20th October at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, will be given by Rory Coonan, former director of architecture at the Arts Council of Great Britain, and honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Goldsmiths’ Fair 2022
Bringing together 136 of the UK’s most extraordinary silversmiths and goldsmiths, this year’s Fair will not disappoint. From wire work to 3D printing, traditional goldsmithing to intricate engraving, the 40th anniversary exhibitors combine ancient techniques with modern day technologies.
Sheep Drive and Livery Fair
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, on 25th September, the 2022 Sheep Drive will be led by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Vincent Keaveny; also a Woolman – and our very special guest; farmer, best-selling author and one of the UK’s most-loved broadcasters, Kate Humble.
Turn a Wooden Bowl outdoors on a foot powered pole lathe
Learn how to turn a wooden bowl using a foot powered pole lathe at the London Greenwood woodland workshop in the city. Suitable for beginners and improvers, 27th August, book online.
Craft in Focus
Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest craftsmen and artists in the UK. Wood, textiles, paintings, furniture, metal, leather, ceramics, jewellery, glass, fashion and more, RHS Hyde Hall, 26 to 29 August
Household Division Military Musical Spectacular
The annual Military Musical Spectacular is an annual concert performed on the Horse Guards Parade each year. This year the event will take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th July, Horse Guards Parade Ground at 7:30pm.
‘Ye Leaves Be Green’ Concert
Programme devised and directed by Professor Ian Wilson, this is the final concert in the GGS's concert series 'A Musical Celebration of Grinling Gibbons'. To be held in St Mary Abchurch, on 23rd June, tickets are £15, payable on the door only, pre booking via email essential.
London’s Turbulent Son – a musical
As part of the Becket Pageant for London, 'London's Turbulent Son' is a thrilling modern musical interpretation of the dramatic life of former Patron Saint of London, Thomas Becket, inspired by an historic guild Pageant of 1519. Performances on June 17th and 18th, booking required.
Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fairs
Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest jewellers and silversmiths in the UK. At Chelsea Old Town Hall from 27th to 29th May.
Pewter Live 2022
Pewter Live has taken place at Pewterer’s Hall, in the heart of the City of London, since 1988. It is an annual European Design Competition organised by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers to promote the use of pewter and innovation in design.
Craft in Focus at Hever Castle
From 12th to 15th May, exhibitors selected from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists will be at Hever Castle for Craft in Focus. The event will incorporate demonstrating artists, a food village and live music! Register of Professional Turner, Colin Norgate, will be exhibiting.
An Evening of 17th Century Music & Song in the Grand Hall of the Old Bailey
A Musical Romp through Pepys’s Library - Enjoy an exceptional evening of 17th Century music and song featuring the launch of The Pepys Recorder with Christopher Bucknall, Professor Ian Wilson & the Turners’ Consort of Instruments and special guest singers.
Ukrainian Stained Glass Fundraising Webinar
This is a fundraising effort for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Appeal to help towards the current humanitarian crisis. We are very grateful to Glaziers’ Liveryman Oksana Kondratyeva, who is Ukrainian, and is giving a talk on “Ukrainian Stained Glass” on 19th April.
Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch
Tickets for the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch on Thursday 7th April are now on sale. The Turners will be supporting the event by having a table sale, and have donated two items in the silent auction, made by George Shapland and John Boyne-Aitken.
The Lady Mayoress’ Sleep Out
On Wednesday 30th March, with the aim to raise awareness of homelessness in the City, the Lady Mayoress will be ditching her comfortable bed at Mansion House to sleep in the open air overnight and invites you to join her.
Evening with World Class Turner, Nick Agar
The Events Committee have arranged a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with world class turner Nick Agar direct from his studio in Georgia, USA. Nick will be giving a live talk and turning demonstration on Tuesday 29th March on zoom.
Advocacy, Trial & Error
This is the 2022 performance of the ever-popular theatrical fundraising Revue for the benefit of the Sheriffs' & Record's Fund and Pan Intercultural Arts. The shows are being organised for 4 nights of Monday 14th to Thursday 17th March at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey.
Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair
Desire has become firmly established as the 'must visit' event for its stunning collection and unrivalled choice of contemporary jewellery and stylish silverware. Visitors can purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as from more established makers.
Collect Art Fair, London
Collect is one of the world’s most influential fairs focusing on contemporary craft and design and living artists, and takes place each year at Somerset House in the heart of London. Collect will take place from 25-27 February 2022 with previews on 23-24 February 2022.
Rescue Mission: which endangered crafts should we save?
Online lecture hosted by Crafts Magazine on 24th January: Making traditions are an inherent part of our collective heritage, but as society and technology advances, some inevitably become at risk of dying out. How do we decide what’s an essential part of our culture?