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Posted on: March 26, 2019 by admin

Join Kate Silverton… your last chance to book Early Bird tickets for the Press Club awards

BBC news journalist and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Kate Silverton will be compering the London Press Club Awards Lunch.
Kate – who has twice before been MC at the awards – said she was delighted to once again support the Press Club.You now have only a few days to take advantage of the Early Bird offer of buying tickets for the awards lunch at a discount price.

This year’s awards on Tuesday 30 April will be held as last year at the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers’ Hall near St Paul’s. It will begin with a champagne reception at 12.30pm.

As well as the prestigious Londoner of The Year Award, the awards will be for Daily Newspaper of the Year • Sunday Newspaper of the Year • Scoop of the Year• Print Journalist of the Year • Digital Journalist of the Year • Business Journalist of the Year • Broadcast Journalist of the Year • and the Edgar Wallace Trophy for writing or reporting of the highest quality.
With budgets tighter than ever in the industry, we are pleased to once again freeze ticket prices for the awards lunch. If you book before Tuesday 26 March you will get an Early Bird Discount. This means you can buy individual tickets for £155 (or £145 if a London Press Club member) or a table of 10 for £1,500. All prices exclude VAT. Please book a table or tickets via email to and


This year’s London Press Club Ball will take place on Friday, 7th June at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. More information click here.

Networking Evening with true crime author Steffen Hou – April 9

We meet on the Second Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in the Johnson Room on the first floor of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street. Join us for the latest in our season of regular ‘Second Tuesday’ visits to this historic pub – a favourite of Charles Dickens. Invitations are open to working and retired journalists, students of journalism, communications consultants, press officers and members of other media groups.
If you’re interested in the UK media, why not come and join us for a chat?

Our special guest for April is true crime author, journalist and filmmaker Steffen Hou who will be speaking about his latest book “The Deprived – Innocent on Death Row”.

Register for this FREE event here.

News! Newspapers! and the Stationers’ Company – April 15

On Monday, 15 April at 5.30 pm at Stationers’ Hall, the Stationers’ Company will present its Archive Evening 2019 taking the theme News! Newspapers and The Stationers’ Company and exploring the role played by members of the Company in the making of newspapers, and how these newspapers shaped our concept of news.

As the London Livery Company representing printing, publishing and the allied professions, the Stationers’ Company has counted newspaper makers among its members ever since the publication of the first English quarto newsbooks, or ‘currantes’, in the 1620s.

Speakers on the night will include Christopher McKane, Past Master of the Stationers’ Company and former Deputy Managing Editor of the Times, who will talk about “The Making of The Thunderer”: the early years of the Times, from its first appearance, as the Daily Universal Register in 1785 and Dr Ruth Frendo, the Stationers’ Company Archivist, who will discuss what the Company Archive can tell us about how news has been selected, regulated and published over time. Tickets cost £28.00 and are available here.

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