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My thanks to all those members who were able to join us for our Festive Dinner at the Tower Hotel - it was a very jolly evening and we were delighted to have with us as our guests Jim Fitzpatrick MP and his wife Sheila; the Commanding Officer of HMS President, Commander John Herriman; Malcolm Knight, Operations Director for the Queens Row Barge Gloriana and William Bowman our Marina Director with his Partner Blanca Sanchez. We hope to be able to announce the date for next year's Dinner early in the New Year to allow those who weren't able to join us this year to make their plans early! Our next social event is on the 4th January 2016 - details are shown below together with other festive activities taking place in the Docks this week.

Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from your Committee and we look forward to your continued support in 2016!

Sue Hughes, Chairman, FOSKD

Forthcoming Events

FOSKD Social Evenings 2016

The Dickens Inn - Copperfield Bar
Monday 4th January 2016, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

We will be holding an informal social evening in the Copperfield Bar (to the right of the main bar on the ground floor) of the Dickens Inn. Do come and join us for a drink and a chance to catch up with friends - you are welcome to bring along prospective new members. We will be in the same venue at the same time on the following dates: Monday 1st February, and Tuesday 1st March.

Festive events organised by SKD

City Chamber Choir
17th Dec 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The award winning City Chamber Choir will be singing Christmas Carols on Marble Quay - do come and join in, song sheets will be provided. The choir has performed at some of London's most prestigious events including the Spitalfields Winter Festival, City of London Festival and with the English National Ballet at a performance at St Paul's Cathedral.

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Academy
18th Dec 2pm - 5pm

After their successful performances at this year's Classic Boat Festival, the NYJO will be performing some festive jazz renditions of Christmas Classics on Marble Quay.

East London Brass
18th Dec 5pm - 7pm

Fellow East London residents; East London Brass will close the festive activities Friday 18th December. There's nothing quite like a traditional brass band to accompany a warming cup of mulled wine!

The Good Food Market

The popular Good Food Market will be here on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December until 7pm with visitors able to enjoy culinary Christmas treats as well as winter Pimms and mulled cider! There will be a festive twist with the opportunity to buy last minute gifts from additional craft stalls.

Meet the Reindeer

On Friday 18th December on Marble Quay - come and meet Tinsel, Cracker and Baby Angel a Reindeer family who will be visiting the Docks between 1pm - 6pm. Santa will be joining them, arriving at 5:30pm by speed boat of course!

Christmas Services

Celebrate Christmas this year at the City of London's oldest Church, All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street EC3R 5BJ. For full details of dates and times of services please see www.ahbtt.org.uk/taize-prayer-for-london.php

News from around the Dock

SKD Marina refurbishment plans

Blackstone has recently filed a Planning Application to refurbish the infrastructure of the Marina. Many of you will have received information about the plans directly from their PR Company. A number of consultation meetings were held with various stakeholders including local residents and berth holders. The FOSKD Committee were represented at all the consultation meetings and liaised closely with the Berth Holders Association Committee. Neither organisation objected to the Planning Application but we did submit additional comments in respect of the discussions held with Blackstone and Camper & Nicholsons which have been taken into account by Tower Hamlets Planning Department. A decision is expected early in the New Year and if permission is granted, works will begin in January.

News from a Concession Partner

Tom's Kitchen

The restaurant have started Dinner & Jazz evenings on the second Wednesday of every month with the next being held on 13th January from 6pm – 9.30pm. 'Peter Werth's Jazz Crew' play chilled and relaxing jazz - do go along and check them out!

Contact us

Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact us at contactus@foskd.org

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