Catherine Cheung | 张瑛瑶

Pianist | Composer

Catherine Cheung is a pianist, composer and teacher based in London

Dinner with The Drapers' Company

Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of being invited to dinner at Drapers Hall by The Drapers' Company. The Drapers' Company is one of the twelve great livery companies of the City of London, and was granted the Royal Charter in 1364. Today, as part of its charity work, The Drapers' Company supports education, and this year they have helped me a great deal by assisting me in my tuition fees at the RCM. It was wonderful to get to know more about the history of the company and what they do and how they do it. I spoke to some of the kindest, wisest and important people, including Dame Floella Benjamin, who told us to "live life by the four Cs":

Consideration, Contentment, Confidence and Courage
— Dame Floella Benjamin

It was also such an honour to be seated at the head table, two seats away from the Master of the Company, and sitting next to the Past Master.

It was black tie so I dressed up....

 The selfie in the posh bathroom.

The selfie in the posh bathroom.

And of course you all probably want to know what the food looked like. Here's dessert, which was supposed to evoke a good memory of school dinners, and it definitely hit the spot! 

 

 Included rice pudding, strawberry milk, and chocolate nougat cake.

Included rice pudding, strawberry milk, and chocolate nougat cake.

© Catherine Cheung 2015