Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Tickets: £120 (four course dinner)
Ticket deadline: 9 June 2021
Venue: Butchers' Hall (EC1A 7EB)
Open to Liverymen only and their guests.
The Charter Dinner celebrates 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 chief executives of our Corporate Members, chairmen of affiliated Trade Associations, with their chief executives and senior executives from our main suppliers.
The speaker will beMike Wooldridge OBE. Mike Wooldridge trained as a newspaper journalist in East Anglia and worked with the BBC for 45 years. He covered many momentous events in Africa and Asia and also in the Middle East including conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir and Lebanon.
As the BBC’s East Africa correspondent, he reported on the devastating Ethiopian famine of 1984-5. Later, as Southern Africa correspondent, he reported first-hand Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. He has reported on the challenges of tackling poverty from Central America to China.
And he was the BBC’s Religious Affairs correspondent for six years. He continues to make radio documentaries (and is a trustee of the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action).
Guests and spouses/partners are welcome, but your spouse may be seated opposite you, not adjacent (unless you otherwise specify). Liverymen are asked to remind their guests that they 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. Formal Pour Mémoire invitation cards will be posted to you on receipt of the booking.
Dress code: Strictly Black Tie and Decorations.