Photographs by Eddie Olaleye for Goldsmiths and Mercers concerts:



"Over 300 older people from all the Greater London Boroughs attended a Jubilee concert, which was hosted by the Goldsmiths' Livery Company at their amazing Hall. Chester Boyd kindly provided refreshments.

Maria, Glenn and Nick, are pictured with the Mayor of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Cllr. Julie Mills, a group of Chelsea Pensioners, and residents from the Royal Star & Garter Home for Disabled Servicemen and Women in Richmond, with Mr Arvind Shah of Elliotts Shah who sponsored two Livery concerts".

City Bridge Trust Chairman, Billy Dove MBE.JP, said "Thank you so much for the delightful programme which you and your team prepared and presented at Goldsmiths' Hall -it was a huge success and brought much pleasure to a couple of hundred older people. I am so proud of you all and I send you every good wish for the future".



The Premier Livery Company in the City of London, The Mercers' Company, hosted Connaught Opera and an audience of elders from the Greater London Boroughs for a Jubilee concert Vivat Regina was an opportunity to celebrate, in a more intimate way, this historic event in the life of Her Majesty The Queen's 60 years upon the Throne.



The elegant drawing room at the Merchant Taylors' Hall provided a perfect setting for the Annual Strawberry Cream Tea and Jubilee entertainment by Connaught Opera. On a warm summer afternoon in June, TheWarden, The Court and Court Ladies made welcome their Almshouse Residents.

In addition, the Merchant Taylors' Consolidated Charities for the Infirm are sponsoring a free Jubilee community concert, at the prestigious ' Jewel in the Crown' concert Hall in London's West End, the Wigmore Hall, for up to 500 people from all the London Boroughs.

We are delighted that The Arts Council, Grants for the Arts have once again in 2012/13 supported important cultural projects, namely The London 2012 Games and The Diamond Jubilee in all 33 Greater London Boroughs. Their funding allows us to take concerts out to the community of very frail and isolated older people who are unable to travel to Heritage venues, but greatly appreciate having a concert brought into their care settings where they can fully participate in these events.


Diamond Jubilee Celebration Supper. Middlesex Street Estate.

"We were thoroughly entertained by the delightful ensemble who delivered music and song in a light hearted and humorous way complemented with a wonderful array of outfits worn by the diva. We look forward to seeing them again soon".

"The wonderful musical songs chosen reflected the Fifties which was when Elizabeth II ascended the throne, so almost everyone knew the words"!

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