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Two major additions to the programme for the Brigantes Breakfast

Dear Liveryman

We are delighted to announce two major additions to the programme for the Brigantes Breakfast at The Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Friday 25 May, as follows :

Principal Speaker – General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL
The Principal Speaker at this year’s Brigantes Breakfast will be General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, Chairman of the Royal Armouries. Lord Dannatt was a soldier for forty years concluding his military career as Chief of the General Staff – the professional head of the British Army.

Since retiring from active duty in 2009, Lord Dannatt was Constable of the Tower of London until July 2016 and, from July 2011, has been an independent member of the House of Lords. Lord Dannatt is a frequent commentator on defence and security issues in the media, is on a number of boards in the private and charitable sectors, and holds several other appointments including President of Help for Heroes.

Introduction to the Royal Armouries – Liveryman Dr Karen Watts, Curator Emeritus
At 10.30, in the Bury Theatre on the ground floor of the Museum, Dr Karen Watts, Curator Emeritus of the Royal Armouries and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers, will give a 30 minute illustrated talk about the Museum and curious armour through the ages, following which there will be just over an hour before the 12.15 reception to visit some of the Museum’s superb galleries and exhibits.

Due to the capacity of the Bury Theatre, we are limited to 200 places, on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend the talk at 10.30, please complete the section towards the bottom of the booking form.  

Other Brigantes Breakfast news :    

Places Remaining
Numbers for this year’s Brigantes Breakfast are very strong. If you and up to three guests would like to attend but have not booked places so far, we recommend you do so without delay. Full details were circulated on 1st March. Bookings are accepted on a first come first served basis. The timing of the Brigantes Breakfast is 12.15 for 12.45, concluding by 16.00. Dress code is lounge suits. Badges of office may be worn, no gowns. Pour Memoire cards for you and your guests will be sent about two weeks in advance.

Livery Masters Attending
As is customary, current Livery Masters will be processing into lunch with the Principal Guests. Already we have a record number of Livery Masters attending, with more expected. Those who have booked include the Master Armourer, Baker, Clockmaker, Cooper, Currier, Environmental Cleaner, Firefighter, Fueller, Framework Knitter, Gold and Silver Wyre Drawer, Glass Seller, International Banker, Lightmonger, Management Consultant, Parish Clerk, Maker of Playing Cards, Plumber, Poulter, Scrivener, Tax Adviser, Woolman and World Trader. If you live in the north and are a Liveryman of any of these Companies, this Brigantes Breakfast provides an ideal opportunity to meet with your Master on home ground.

For more information on the Brigantes Breakfast and to book your place, please click here