The Hollywood themed Grand Finale Dinner took place on Tuesday 7th November 2017 to mark the end of Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley's mayoral year and to raise funds for the Lord Mayor's Appeal. Close to 350 guests gathered in Guildhall for an unforgettable evening which started with a Champagne reception the Old Library in the company of Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Sparrow and with music performed by talented young students from the Harrodian School. This was followed by a 3-course dinner in the Great Hall with spectacular music from iconic films such as Jurassic Park and Star Wars performed by an impressive 77 members of the London Symphony Orchestra between the courses - with the Lord Mayor himself joining in for the last piece! There was also a silent auction with over 60 magnificent prizes and a live auction conducted by celebrity auctioneer Lord Jeffrey Archer.
The Lord Mayor's Appeal would like to express their sincere thank yous to the organising Committee - Lady Mayoress Wendy Parmley, Reza Beyad, Colin Ussher, Matthew Pellereau, Fiona Adler and Rachael Snaith - as well as to our Premium and Silver table hosts listed below:
Ardoch Loch Lomond
The Goldsmiths Company
The Beyad Family
The Horners Company