As part of the Company’s Outreach programme, Liveryman Mike Bugsgang, has been assisting The Becket Pageant for London steering group with consultancy including the provision of a marketing plan. And our past master, Andrew Cross, has produced a logo for the event.
The Becket Pageant for London is a spectacular community and livery event that will take place in Guildhall Yard on 18-19 June 2021 supported by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor.
Focusing on the little told story of St Thomas Becket’s close relationship with the City, on the 900th anniversary of his birth, The Becket Pageant for London is centred around a specially commissioned musical theatre production re-imagining the one staged by guildsmen in 1519. The 2021 version will have participation from livery members, City schools, and leading professionals.
The Pageant will also feature a Tudor styled Livery Crafts Fair, to highlight Becket’s identity as the son of a City Merchant and the huge contribution his cult, and the Livery, have made to London’s prosperity. Sixteenth century themed food and drink will be available, as well as costumed entertainers mingling amongst the audience.
Tickets for the four matinee performances (two on each day) will be on sale shortly, together with details of how Livery Companies can participate in the production and/or the Livery Crafts Fair.
The Becket Pageant for London is a not for profit enterprise and is supporting local schools and Youthscape, a charity nominated by Becket’s successor, The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
This project is one way that Members give their time pro-bono to good causes, not for profits and charities. If you would like to hear about the current projects that need your marketing expertise, please contact John Wheen, Chairman of the Outreach Committee.