We start today with a new Master! night's Installation and party was a great moment as the Company thanked Ian Bennett for all his hard work over the past year and hailed Nick Steidl who will see the Company through the next year. After the ceremonial donning of gowns and chains of office the new Master spoke for a few minutes about his intentions for the year ahead. Watch the video of that speech here.
The Master's Installation Party is one of those events which 'fizzes' as members catch up with old friends, some of whom fly in from overseas especially for the day, and it 'fizzes' all the better when the weather is kind and we can be in the garden.
Last night was one of those balmy London evenings when the temperature was just right.
The band played, the champagne flowed, conversation and laughter filled the garden and it was a superb springboard into his year for Nick. He is going to record his year via an Instagram account which you can follow on masterstationer. Of course, there were other changes too as David Allan was elected Upper Warden and Trevor Fenwick, Under Warden. The Company wishes them all a happy and fruitful year in their new roles.