The Guild is very privileged to offer its members the opportunity to take an active part in the City of London’s Livery Calendar.  The extensive programme of events changes year on year to reflect the Master’s theme and Livery Company. Please find below the details of our events for the coming year along with booking links.

Please note: for virtual events (via Zoom) your details will be checked against the Guild’s database before you are admitted to the event. Prospective Members and Candidate Members are welcome to attend, but please notify events@youngfreemen.org in advance so that we know to expect you. The Guild reserves the right to remove you and/or any guests from an event at the host’s discretion.

Events Programme 2020 – 2021

Zoom; Details will be released before the event
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 11th June

Kicking off the new Master's year in virtual style, we are delighted to be hosting a joint event with the Master's Mother Livery, the Worshipful Company of Educators. This will be an opportunity to hear all about the Company and its activities, as well as a chance to catch up with other Young Freemen.

We are delighted that representatives from the Educators Company will give a series of short talks about the Company and its activities, and on the ways that Young Freemen can get involved with the Livery.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Zoom; Details will be released before the event
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday 27th June

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Zoom: 962 1167 2032, Password: will be released before the event
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 9th July

We are delighted that our friends from the Coopers' Company will be presenting the history and trade of the Cooper, and to tell us about the activities of the Company - perhaps we'll even find out the difference between a barral and a cask..!

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Zoom: 971 0872 7811, Password: will be released before the event
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 23rd July

Join other members of the Guild for an informal evening of drinks and welcome newly admitted members to the Guild family. Booking is not required for our informal networking drinks, and prospective members/guests are more than welcome to attend.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Zoom; Details will be released before the event
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 20th August

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Zoom: 914 1574 0547 Password: Woolly!
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 24th September

Ever wondered what it takes to drive a flock of sheep down London Bridge ? The Guild of Young Freemen takes part in this custom every year. This time you will have the opportunity to virtually meet the Woolmen and learn more about what they get up to all year round. Alongside this, they will share with you what it feels like to be a part of one of the oldest livery companies in The City of London.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Southwark Bridge
8:30am - 6:00pm, Sunday 27th September

The Sheep Drive is a major City event involving some 600 Freemen of the City of London crossing the bridge with their sheep, raising thousands of pounds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Woolmens' Charitable Trust, and the Guild has a vital part to play in this event. As marshals the Young Freemen will be the public face of the Sheep Drive, leading people across the bridge, dressed in their scarlet robes. Coverage of the event is global with images syndicated across the world.

This year's Sheep Drive will be a particularly special occassion: a “first” in modern times, the event will have the use of the entire bridge, traffic-free for the day! The event is free for Young Freemen and their guests, and includes breakfast and a hot lunch. A standout event in our year, this event is truly one of a kind and not to be missed.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
We regret to inform you that the Sheep Drive has been cancelled this year and therefore tickets are not available.
Zoom: 947 5344 1218 Password: released here on the day
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday 13th October

Meet the The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers; the livery that has been actively supporting the City of London and the fruit industry since the 13th century. Want to make enjoy a fruitful evening? Join our meet the livery virtual session and you will learn all about them.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Zoom: 921 0372 6411, Password: released here on the day
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 22nd October

Join other members of the Guild for an informal evening of drinks and welcome newly admitted members to the Guild family. Booking is not required for our informal networking drinks, and prospective members/guests are more than welcome to attend.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
Zoom: 985 3271 6488 Password: released here on the day
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday 3rd November

We are delighted to be hosting the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers for a virtual 'meet the livery'. This will be an opportunity to hear all about the Company and its activities, as well as a chance to catch up with other Young Freemen.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
The Vestry, St Michael's Cornhill, Monument, London EC3V 9DS
8:30am breakfast for 9:00am start, Saturday 14th November

The Lord Mayor’s Show is the world’s oldest civic procession and the Guild is very privileged to play such a prominent role by escorting the giant statues of Gog and Magog, the ancient defenders of the City, under the watchful eye of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.

The day will begin with an early breakfast in the Vestry of St Michael's Cornhill (8:30am sharp), after which members and guests will robe and make their way to the float for the Procession which will pause on the Embankment for some much needed libation around midday, before returning to the Guildhall where the Giants are displayed. After this, there will be an opportunity to watch the end of the parade whilst we make our way back to the vestry to deposit robes before rounding off what is expected to be a superb day with a canapes and drinks reception at the City University Club.

Places are limited owing to the unprecedented size of the procession and demand for tickets, so do please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.
Zoom: 961 1685 6450 Password: released here on the day
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday 1st December

Join us for an evening ‘in conversation’ with Alderman Emma Edhem (the 5th woman to be elected). She holds various appointments within the City including at City of London School for Girls and City of London Police Authority Board and is Chairman of the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the first woman to hold the position. She is barrister of more than 20 years' standing and is Deputy Head of International Law at No 5 Chambers. We look forward to a fascinating evening!

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.
St Michael's Cornhill, London EC3V 9DS
6:00pm till late, Monday 7th December

The carol service is a hugely popular event in the Guild's programme; hosted at the Guild's church and featuring a reading by the Master, members and friends find this event a highlight of the season.

The service will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies, and further drinks in a nearby establishment for those who wish to continue the festivities. We very much hope that members and their guests will be able join us to celebrate Christmas and our last event of the calendar year in the festive good cheer only Young Freemen know!

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.
St John’s Gate, 26 St John's Ln, London EC1M 4DA
Saturday TBC January

To welcome members and their guests into the New Year and to catch up on each of your festive frolics, we hope you will join us for a thoroughly enlightening tour of a City gem, the museum of the Order of St John, at 3pm on Saturday xth January.

Following the 90-minute guided tour and ample viewing opportunity for exploring further individual interests, we will decamp to a nearby wine bar for further informal discussions about the Guild of Young Freemen and the Livery movement for those who are interested in becoming a part of the rich City traditions.

Prospective members are very much encouraged to attend this introductory event.
Booking is not yet open.
Guildhall Club, Basinghall St, London EC2V 7HH
6:30pm for 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday 11th February

The Guild of Young Freemen invite you to join us for an evening of tremendously fun and friendly competition in the surroundings of the Guildhall Club at the annual Young Livery Inter-Livery Quiz. The event is a great opportunity to meet young members of several of the Livery Companies, and all proceeds will be donated to the charity of the winning team.

Teams of six will enjoy a pre-quiz drinks reception followed by a professionally run quiz by Quiz Coconut, with food and drinks served throughout.

Please note: you must be a member of a Livery Company or Guild to attend this event.
Booking is not yet open.
Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ
6:45pm for 7:30pm till late, Friday 12th March

This year's Annual Banquet will be held at Apothecaries' Hall by kind permission of the Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries - we expect tickets will sell out fast for this event so book early to avoid disappointment.

The evening will consist of a drinks reception, followed by a sumptuous 3 course dinner with wines, port, coffee, and chocolates; the dress code is black tie with decorations, national dress, or mess dress for serving officers. We hope as many of you are able to join us as possible for what will no doubt be a tremendously enjoyable evening.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.
The City
TBC March

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.
TBC
6:30pm for 7:00pm - 9:00pm, TBC April

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.
City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AP
6:30pm for 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday 20th May

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.