Thank you to the supporters who give so generously to help produce Artichoke's London's Burning programme, part of Great Fire 350.
Artichoke are a registered charity and every penny received from the public, businesses, trusts and foundations, goes directly towards their events and keeping them accessible for everyone to attend.
Arts Council England
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2015 and 2018, we plan to invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.Read More
The City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation with three main aims: (1) To support and promote London as the world's leading international financial and business centre and attract new business to the capital and the whole UK; (2) To work in partnership with local communities to increase skills, employment and opportunities for all Londoners, including through the City Bridge Trust; (3) To enhance the capital as a hub of culture, history and green spaces for Londoners – residents, workers, and visitors. The City Corporation is older than Parliament and its experience and tradition underpin its modern role as the provider of key services. Elected Members, headed by the Lord Mayor, operate on a non-party political basis.Read More
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We would also like to thank The Gerald Ronson Family Foundation and the individuals supporting Artichoke's London's Burning programme, including members of the Artichoke Hearts, Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz and those who wish to remain anonymous.
Great Fire 350 is supported by the City of London's livery companies, which have generously helped to commemorate this historic event.
Livery companies started as medieval craft or trade guilds and at the time of the Great Fire in 1666 there were around 70. Many were based in halls in the City of London that were destroyed in the Great Fire, or later in one of the biggest air raids of the Blitz known as the "Second Great Fire of London" in 1940.
Today there are 110 livery companies, dedicated to a range of skills and industries. All share a tradition and philosophy of helping others through philanthropy and education.
Their collective charitable giving amounts to over £42m annually and support over 150 schools and academies. They also help servicemen and women in the armed forces, provide accommodation for older people, and several have longstanding relationships with churches in the City.
To find out more, visit the Livery Companies of the City of London website.
Artichoke is grateful to the following livery companies for supporting Great Fire 350 through grants and donations:
Major Livery Supporters
Platinum Livery Supporters
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London's Burning is supported by the Great Fire 350: Fire Safety Circle – companies that are committed to the importance of fire safety and have generously helped to commemorate this historic event.
The lack of fire safety regulation and official fire brigade contributed to the destruction of 17th-century London's buildings, which were packed tightly together and constructed from timber and pitch. Combined with the drought caused by a long dry summer, the blaze spread with ease.
Following the Great Fire, the City of London's buildings were required to be built from brick and stone, and equipped with buckets and fire squirts to protect the City and its people from future fires. This early example of regulation can still be seen in practice to this day – though buckets have since been replaced with fire alarms and extinguishers.
As part of Great Fire 350, the Fire Safety Circle is helping Artichoke explore how cities in the present day can be more resilient in light of the social, environmental and economic challenges they face.
Artichoke is grateful to the following companies for joining the Fire Safety Circle and supporting London’s Burning, part of Great Fire 350:
London’s Burning is supported by the Great Fire 350: Corporate Circle – companies from in and around the Square Mile that are generously supporting the commemoration of the Great Fire of London.
The devastation caused by the Fire was vast and the reconstruction was a monumental task. Collaboration was the foundation of the rebuild, leading to the City of London becoming one of the world’s most respected and successful financial hubs.
The Great Fire 350: Corporate Circle has been formed as an example of modern day partnership and alliance; bringing together key companies to support London’s Burning. As part of Great Fire 350, the Corporate Circle is helping Artichoke explore how cities in the present day can be more resilient in light of the social, environmental and economic challenges they face.
Artichoke is grateful to the following companies for joining the Corporate Circle and supporting London’s Burning, part of Great Fire 350: