In Celebration of the Granting of the Royal Charter 1557 Open to Liverymen only and their Guests
CHARTER DINNER Wednesday, 3 May 2017 Champagne Reception: 6.30 pm Dinner: 7.00 pm Carriages at : 10.30 pm Dress: Strictly Black Tie (No coloured bow ties, shirts or cummerbunds)
The Charter Dinner will be held on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, to celebrate the granting of the Company’s Royal Charter by Queen Mary Tudor on 4 May 1557. Official Company guests are invited to this dinner, who include the CEOs of our Corporate Members, Presidents/Chairmen of affiliated Trade Associations, with their Chief Executives, and senior executives from our main suppliers.
Liverymen may invite guests, and this year spouses/partners are welcome, but will be sat opposite each other, not adjacent.
The guest speaker at this year’s dinner will be The Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare. Jeffrey Archer is an English author and former politician. Archer wrote his first book, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, in 1974 and has been writing ever since. As well as novels and short stories, Archer has also written three stage plays. His next novel has been provisionally titled Heads You Win, and will be published in 2017.
Liverymen are asked to remind their guests that those dining should not leave the table until the Master and principal guests have departed, and certainly not before the Loyal Toast. Badges should not be worn by private guests.
Tickets are £98 inc VAT per head. The deadline for booking is Monday, 24 April 2017, after which no refunds will be given.
Formal Pour Mémoire invitation cards will be issued.