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March 2017

February 2017

Binney & Exhibitioners’ Reception

The Binney & Exhibitioners’ Reception was held at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday 21 February, honouring the Binney public bravery award winners as well as the Company’s grant recipients.

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New Grand National Trophy Unveiled

The 2017 Randox Health Grand National Trophy by artist silversmith Shannon O’Neill, whose work features in the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, was unveiled at the Weights Reception, Victoria and Albert Museum, London on Tuesday 14 February.

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January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

Remembrance Day

The bronze war memorial at Goldsmiths' Hall records the names of those members of staff who left to serve their country in World War One, including two who received medals on active service and the five who were killed.

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October 2016

September 2016

New addition to the Library

The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to announce a new addition to its Library holdings: a 17th century goldsmith’s ledger previously held in a private collection.

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August 2016

July 2016

The Bridges Grant

The Goldsmiths’ Company Wardens are delighted to support RAPt (the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust)

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June 2016

Young Designer Competition

Jacobs the Jewellers, the Bishopsland Educational Trust, together with sponsors the Goldsmiths’ Company and HS Walsh, announced the Young Designer exhibition competition winners on Monday 27 June.

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May 2016

New Prime Warden

The Annual Prime Warden's Changeover Service on 18 May marked the inauguration of Michael Wainwright as the new Prime Warden

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April 2016

A Woman Goldsmith?

Eliza Godfrey’s workshop produced high-quality silver and although women were apprenticed through the Goldsmiths’ Company over the centuries, until recent times it was a relatively small number, and most were not practising goldsmiths.

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March 2016

Goldsmiths' Fair 2016 Exhibitors Announced

The full list of exhibitors selected for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016 have been announced! 150 of almost 400 candidates have been selected for the 34th Goldsmiths’ Fair to be held from 27 September to 9 October.

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February 2016

The Assay Office Opens a Facility at Graff Diamonds

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is delighted to announce the opening of its first hallmarking facility located within a retail jeweller. Opened at the beginning of November 2015, the in-house assay office is located within a purpose built facility at Graff’s London workshop and has its own dedicated member of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office.

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A New Generation of Apprentices

The Library staff have been helping a new generation of apprentices to hone their skills, providing some targeted research sessions in partnership with the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

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December 2015

November 2015

Undivided Loves Grant

The Goldsmiths’ Company, one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, has provided a £3,000 grant to Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre to help fund Undivided Loves. The new dance piece, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, is part of Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill 2016 tour.

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October 2015

Rod Kelly’s Agincourt Dish Hallmarked

“Before it was a dish, now [it’s hallmarked] it’s a silver dish!”, remarked leading UK silversmith Rod Kelly. His splendid Agincourt Dish has been hallmarked by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office in London earlier this month.

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September 2015

The Silversmith’s Art: Made in Britain Today

The Silversmith’s Art: Made in Britain Today celebrates the exceptional artistry and skill that make Britain a world leader in modern silver. The exhibition presents work from the renowned Contemporary Silver Collection of the Goldsmiths’ Company, London, dating from the Millennium to the present day, as well as examines the techniques and inspirations behind the works.

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40th Anniversary Hallmarking Convention and the IAAO Meeting

The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to host the 40th Anniversary Hallmarking Convention and the International Association of Assay Offices (IAAO) meeting at Goldsmiths’ Hall from 9 to 11 September. This represents the biggest international event in hallmarking for years and a major undertaking for the Company and its Assay Office.

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