Events

Upcoming online events

As we are not able to meet en masse in Plaisterers’ Hall for a while, online events relevant to the Livery have been arranged.

Details will be posted when they are available – and recordings of previous events can be viewed below.

Virtual Tour of Peterborough Cathedral:
An illustrated talk about the history, people and events of the last 900 years.
29th April 2021 at 7.30pm

Our link with Peterborough Cathedral remains strong through the Charitable Trust, where we sponsor one of the Choristers. This Zoom talk will be led by Vice Dean, The Revd Canon Tim Alban Jones, and will explore the story of the Cathedral as one of the finest Norman cathedrals in the country.  The talk will be interspersed with music from throughout its history.

Please contact the Clerk’s Office for more details.

Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone of Plaisterers’ Hall.
27th May 2021

The Master will host a Zoom event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Hall.  It will also be the first chance to see the new Entrance Hall in all its glory.

Further details will be available soon from the Clerk’s Office.

recordings from online events

Traditional Plastering at Sydenham House
by Sean Wheatley
Thursday 25th March 2021

Sean is a traditional plasterer based in North Devon. Plastering has been his trade for 40 years and in the past 30 years he has predominately worked on pre -1900 buildings, many of which are also listed properties. Sean speaks about the conservation and restoration of two ceilings in Sydenham House (grade 1 listed) in Devon following fire damage to the house in 2012.

WATCH SEAN’S PRESENTATION

Robing Ceremony & Common Hall – 21st July 2020

As we were unable to gather at Plaisterers Hall for the Robing Ceremony and Common Hall in July the links below take you to recordings of the events.

THE ROBING CEREMONY

SPEECH BY THE RETIRING MASTER, ALDERMAN ALISON GOWMAN,
before she handed over as Master and took up the position of Deputy Master.

THE MASTERS’ SPEECH,
Master Margaret Coates

SPEECH BY CLERK EMERITUS, NIGEL BAMPING,
talking about his 10 years as the Clerk for the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers.

VIRTUAL CAROL SERVICE
2nd December 2020 at 6pm

In spite of all of the restrictions the Plaisterers’ Company prepared for Christmas by offering all members the opportunity to ‘attend’ our Virtual Carol Service on Wednesday 2nd December at 6pm.

The Service was conducted by our Honorary Chaplain, The Very Revd Charles Taylor and included contributions from The Revd Paul Kennedy (from our parish church St Vedast-alias-Foster) and our choristers at both Peterborough Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral.
WATCH THE CAROL SERVICE

PHL – UPDATE BRIEF TO THE LIVERY
29th October 2020
The Master and Past Master Robert Dalrymple, as the Chairman of PHL, brought the Livery up to date with a few Court decisions and the effect the Pandemic is having on the Company.

They were joined by Past Master Peter Baker, the Charity Steward, to answer questions on the Charity.
WATCH THE EVENT

 

INTRODUCING THE MASTER’S CHARITY – THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY
3rd September 2020
The Master, Margaret Coates, joined by Donya Lamrhari, Insight and Engagement Officer.
FIND OUT MORE & WATCH THE EVENT

 

DR CLAIRE GAPPER, AN EXPERT IN HISTORIC PLASTERWORK
16th July 2020
‘Elizabethan Extravaganza: Eastgate House, Rochester and its plasterwork’
FIND OUT MORE & WATCH THE EVENT

ANN WRIGHT, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AT THE VOCES8 FOUNDATION
2nd July 2020
‘Sing Every Day – Behind the Scenes with the VOCES8 Foundation
FIND OUT MORE & WATCH THE EVENT

 

HELEN TAPPER, PRESIDENT OF THE FINISHES AND INTERIORS SECTOR (FIS)
18th June 2020
‘Impact of Covid19 on the business and sector’
FIND OUT MORE & WATCH THE EVENT

 

SHARON AMENT, THE DIRECTOR OF THE MUSEUM OF LONDON
4th June 2020
‘A New Museum for London’
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OUR NEW CLERK, COL GARTH MANGER RM OBE
21st May 2020
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