The Music Section held its first meeting in October 1961. Since that time, the Section has continued to proffer a wide choice of music and entertainment. It has enjoyed visits to shows, opera, ballet, music halls and places with a musical history, as well as seeing how various musical instruments were and are constructed. The events are well supported and most convivial. They are often followed by a lunch or supper. The Section gives awards to three schools, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Royal College of Music and Trinity College. New members with a wide interest in music and music making are most welcome.
The expression “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” appears in a 1911 newspaper article quoting newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane discussing journalism and publicity. Over 100 years later almost everyone has a smartphone, tablet and/or camera to record the interesting and the unusual.
The Photo Section is one of the youngest special interest Section of the Club and we aim to further our knowledge and enjoyment of photography with like minded people by an exchange of views, the sharing of expertise and assessment of equipment. We meet for informal social outings with an image theme and we aim to provide the Club with a photographic record of its activities for the annual publication the Liveryman and the archives. New members, whether beginners, amateurs or professionals are always most welcome. You can contact the section at firstname.lastname@example.org
Under 40s Section
This was formed in 2016 to provide a forum for Club members under the age of 40. It promotes the wider involvement of Members aged under 40 in the Livery Companies. Section members can meet up at the informal drinks held at the Club on the second Monday of each month. You can contact the Section at email@example.com
Founded in 2000 the Circle provides an informal and friendly forum for sharing an appreciation and enthusiasm for wine, irrespective of level of knowledge or expertise. It organises five or six tastings a year which are followed by a generous and delicious supper. There is a varied programme included wines from different countries and regions, blind wine tastings, visits, dinners and talks by wine experts including merchants, shippers and producers. Recent tastings have included wines from Spain, Greece, France, Lebanon, India, Hungary, Germany, Australia, South America and North America. The popular Annual Dinner has been held at venues such as The Alderman’s Dining Room at Guildhall, the Don Restaurant, the Capital Club, the Bleeding Heart, and various Gastro-pubs.
Women in the Livery
In recognition of the growing number of women being involved with the Livery Companies and other City Organisations, the Club has a ‘Women in the Livery Group’ for women in the City. The group was launched at an inaugural reception in June 2007 and formally became a Section in April 2016. The reception was attended by a number of successful women in the City including Lady Masters, Past Masters and Wardens of the Livery Companies. Formal and informal meetings now take place at the Club and other City venues. Some include luncheon or a reception. Occasional visits to special locations or exclusive events are also arranged. You can contact the Section at firstname.lastname@example.org