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Gala Dinner at Drapers’ Hall

The Foundation and the OS Club are hosting what will be one of the highlights of the year – a gala dinner at Drapers’ Hall on Friday 15th November 2019.

This is the second of our biennial London dinners, the first one being the hugely successful and enjoyable event at The House of Commons in November 2017.

Please see the details below:

Venue: Drapers’ Hall

Address: Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ

Date: Friday 15th November 2019

Time: 7:00pm Drinks Reception (Court Dining Room & Drawing Room)

7:45pm Dinner (Livery Hall)

Dress: Black tie

You can book by following this link or you can pay by BACS to account number 50680249, sort code 20-45-28 with the reference DRAPERS. Confirmation will be sent on receipt of payment.

The Drapers’ Company is a Livery Company in the City of London. The Company’s roots go back to the 13th century, when as its name indicates, it was involved in the drapery trade. While it is no longer involved in the trade, the Company has evolved acquiring a new relevance. Its main role today is to be the trustee of the charitable trusts that have been left in its care over the centuries. The Company’s involvement in the drapery trade started to reduce in the 17th century when the trade moved out of the City of London and livery companies’ powers of regulation declined. However, more recently, links with the cloth industry have been re-established by the foundation of exhibitions, postgraduate and teaching awards and sponsorship in the field of textile design, conservation and technology. The current Drapers’ Hall on the present site in Throgmorton Street was bought in 1543 from King Henry VIII for £1,200 (about £350,000 in today’s money).

We will be hosting be a drinks reception in the Court Dining Room & Drawing Room, followed by a 3 course dinner in the Livery Hall.

Tickets for the dinner are £90 per person with OS Under 30 tickets available at £50 each (for a limited number of tickets plus one guest per OS Under 30). You can book by following this link or you can pay by BACS to account number 50680249, sort code 20-45-28 with the reference DRAPERS.

There are 276 places available and we anticipate tickets will sell out quickly so do book them soon to avoid disappointment.

The OS Club and Foundation are subsidising the cost of this event and hope that our friends and supporters will take this opportunity to join us for a great evening.

 

Sponsorship Opportunity

We are offering OS, Parents and Friends the opportunity to sponsor the drinks reception, the starter, the main course and/or the dessert for a cost of £500 per course or you could sponsor the whole event for £1500.

£500 sponsors will have a half page colour advert in the commemorative dinner programme given to all 276 guests on the night. The £1500 sponsor will have a full page colour advert on the inside cover of the programme and 2 free tickets to a Foundation or OS Club event of their choice in 2020. All sponsors will be mentioned in the Foundation and OS Club e-newsletters that go out to around 3,500 people.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Foundation Director Isabella Bennett on isabella.bennett@sedberghschool.org or 015242 79218.