On Saturday 9th November 2019, the 692nd Lord Mayor, William Russell, began his term with the spectacular Lord Mayor’s Show. The day saw thousands of people line the City streets.
The Lord Mayor’s Show is 804 years old, originating as an attempt of making the City behave through medieval carnival. The Lord Mayor’s show has now become one of the world’s greatest unrehearsed joyful ceremonies, involving a diverse range of over 600 people. With marching bands, carriages, inflatables, military detachments, dancers and displays, the Show was an exciting spectacle for the City and beyond to watch the 3-mile long procession.
The focus of this Lord Mayor’s Show was showcasing how culture is integral to the enduring success of the City, London and the UK. With William dedicating his mayoralty to the theme of “Global UK: Trade, Innovation and Culture”
“My aim is to highlight the connectivity between these three pillars in a thriving local, national, and international economy”.
One of the 60 parade floats present at the Show, was that of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Our float saw representatives from our three charity partners OnSide Youth Zones, Place2Be and Samaritans, march and dance through the streets of the Square Mile together, with smiles on their faces!
As we move into the new Mayoral year with OnSide Youth Zones, Place2Be and Samaritans, we look forward to the exciting fundraising opportunities and events to be organised alongside the Lord Mayor William Russel.
Make sure to watch the highlights of the spectacular day: