The Livery Autumn Dinner is a Black Tie event, in the traditional style with a top table and sprigs.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s guest speaker is John Barclay DL.
John Barclay is an established after-dinner speaker and author, who was a successful County Cricketer and Past President of the MCC. John was born in 1954 in Bonn, West Germany, the son of a diplomat. A highly successful schoolboy cricketer at Eton, he first played for Sussex at the age of 16. Two years later he joined the Sussex staff as a promising all-rounder, going on to captain the county from 1981 until 1986 when he retired. John has also managed several England touring sides in the 1990s. Today, he is a member of The Sussex Cricket Board and President of the English Schools Cricket Association, but the majority of his time is spent at Arundel where he has been Director of Cricket and Coaching for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation since 1986.
John is also an award-winning author having published four books: The Appeal of the Championship, Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard, Lost in the Long Grass and Team Mates.
Dress Code: Strictly Black Tie (no coloured ties, cummerbunds or shirts).
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 a Loving Cup will be passed round the Hall as part of the dinner’s ceremony. 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.
Tickets are £85 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, with payment, to book your place(s) by Wednesday, 12 September. Alternatively, you can book your tickets online at www.stationers.org/events. For further information please contact Lucie McCord at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 246 0982.