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Shakespeare Son et Lumière show at Guildhall

Guildhall’s historic façade will become the canvas for a spectacular son et lumière show to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The free light and sound performance will taken place in Guildhall Yard on 4 and 5 March, using period music and images from the City of London’s extensive archives, and in collaboration with […]

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Proposals for new Centre for Music in London move forward

Proposals to build a new state of the art Centre for Music in the heart of London took a step forward today with the announcement that the Government will provide £5.5 million in funding for a full business case for the project while the City of London Corporation has agreed its willingness in principle to […]

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£7 million river maintenance vessel ready for a busier Thames

With Thames passenger and freight statistics at record levels, the Port of London Authority (PLA) officially introduced its £7 million multi-purpose river maintenance vessel, London Titan, in a ceremony at Tower Pier on Thursday, 3 December 2015. Officially named by Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle-Price, London Titan will keep the river clear of obstructions and channels […]

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Lord Mayor's Jeffrey Evans

Maritime theme to this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show

Last weekend’s 800th anniversary edition of the Lord Mayor’s Show went ahead as planned, but with flags at half mast, no closing fireworks and preceded by a two-minute silence, out of respect for victims of the Paris terrorist attacks the day before. Theme of this year’s procession was Maritime Powerhouse, in honour of the business […]

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Lord Mayor’s Show Celebrates 800th anniversary

The Lord Mayor’s Show is celebrating its 800th anniversary on Saturday 14th November. The ancient carnival is loved the world over and regarded as a classic piece of British pageantry in the UK calendar. This year, maritime expert Alderman the Lord Mountevans has been elected as the 688th Lord Mayor of the City of London […]

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City launches fund to boost culture access for London schools

The local authority for the historic Square Mile, the City of London Corporation, has launched a £100,000 fund to assist school trips to the City’s many iconic venues, including Museum of London, Tower Bridge, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Barbican Centre. The fund is for primary, secondary schools and special schools across […]

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Lord Mayor celebrates Diwali at the City’s iconic Mansion House

On November 2, Lord Mayor of the City of London Alan Yarrow  welcomed around 100 guests from the British Hindu and Indian community working in the City to the inaugural Mansion House celebration of the Diwali festival. The Lord Mayor gave a speech highlighting how the Hindu community add to the makeup of the City […]

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