The Becket Pageant for London

and Livery Crafts Fair



Friday 18th - Saturday 19th June 2021

This spectacular community and livery event is taking place next June, 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 - with 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. C16th 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.

Emmeline Winterbotham (Skinner) Creative Director

Steering Committee:

Sir Roger Gifford (Musician) Alderman and 685th Lord Mayor 

Mark Chambers ( Pewterer) Director Livery Crafts Fair

Mark Spofforth (Chartered Accountant) Hon Treasurer 

Charles Doyle ( Skinner) Director Fundraising

Logo by Andrew Cross (Marketor) 

© Nigel Pullman 2020