'The Great Twelve': An illustrated lecture by Mrs Fenella Billington

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Fenella Billington has been lecturing in History of Art since 1992, not only on a part time basis for Liverpool University but also NADFAS.  She gives talks to art societies, historical associations and charitable organisations. She guides for Cox & Kings Art Treasure tours and is a speaker on Swan Hellenic and Hebridean International cruises. 

Fenella's lecture, 'The Great Twelve', which will last about one hour,  is an introduction to the Senior Livery Companies of the City of London, their medieval origins and their role in modern society. Today there are 103 Livery Companies in the City, direct descendants of the medieval trade guilds. As a Liverywoman of the Worshipful Company of Skinners of London, she will be able to bring a personal insight into this fascinating subject.

There will be a glass of wine and nibbles on arrival and an opportunity afterwards to dine at Ziba's restaurant, which is on the ground floor.  There is a special two course dinner menu for Art Fund members which must be booked in advance and is payable separately. The menu will be available before our talk to facilitate prompt service. Please ring the restaurant direct on 0151 236 6676 if you wish to book in for a meal following the lecture, stating that you are attending the Art Fund lecture.  There will be a few larger tables for those who would like to join up with other members.

This event is kindly sponsored by Martin and Helen Ainscough.

Venue details

The Racquet Club
5 Chapel Street Liverpool Merseyside L3 9AG