Dress Code: Strictly Black Tie (no coloured ties, cummerbunds or shirts).
YOUR LIVERY COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SPECIAL DINNER IN CELEBRATION OF THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY
The evening will begin with a drinks reception followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner, with a suitably period themed menu. White, red and a desert wine will be served, along with port at the end of the meal.
Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 6.30 pm in the Court Room with guests seated in the Hall for dinner at 7.00 pm. A three-course meal with wines, coffee and port will be served and the dinner will conclude at 10.15 pm, followed by a Stirrup Cup (after dinner bar) in the Court Room. Carriages will be at 10.45 pm.
Between each course there will be short presentations about the history of the Company. The Clerk, William Alden MBE DL will give a synopsis of the Company from 1403 and how it has adapted and evolved. Liveryman Margaret Willes will look at the Stationers’ contribution to the evolution of bookselling and the creation of bestsellers. Past Master Helen Esmonde will delve into apprenticeships, education and training at Stationers’ Hall and how they remain core activities of the Company.
The Chamber ensemble, Dauphin Consort will perform a 'taster' of Purcell's Ode to St Cecilia at the end of the evening.
Tickets are £80 inc. VAT and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend. Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.
Please complete and return the attached slip to book your place(s) by Tuesday, 13 February. Alternatively, you can book your tickets online at www.stationers.org/events. If you require further information please contact Lucie McCord at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 246 0982.