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City Heritage Society Award

One of the many valuable contributions made by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers to the historical and architecturally interesting City of London is the City Heritage Award. As one walks around the City one can see bronze plaques with a year and the words in capitals “CITY HERITAGE AWARD”. On closer examination, around the perimeter are the words, in smaller capitals “PRESENTED BY THE CITY HERITAGE SOCIETY AND THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PAINTER-STAINERS.” 

In 1977 Liveryman Sir Allan Davis (who became Lord Mayor in 1985), persuaded the Company to become involved with the fledgling City Heritage Society. A City Heritage Award was established to encourage a positive and sustainable approach to the preservation and refurbishment of the historical buildings in the City and this annual award was inaugurated at Painters’ Hall on 4 April 1978.

2018 Award
  • Building: The Ned, 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ
  • Architect: EPR Architects
  • Contractor: Ardmore Construction Ltd
  • Interior design: Soho House & Co
2017 Award
  • Building: Salters’ Hall - extension and refurbishment to the original design by Sir Basil Spence
  • Architects: dMFK Architects
Previous awards 

For a list of the buildings (and, where known, the contractors who carried out the work) that have received City Heritage Awards since the scheme started in 1978 click here

The Worlington Movement

The concept of the Worlington Movement was the brainchild of two highly successful professional artists both of whom are Honorary Freemen of the Painter-Stainers’ Company - Heath Rosselli and the talented octogenarian, Dr Rosa Branson MBE. In addition Freeman Dr Yulia Lennon is also a member of the Worlington Movement.

Original members of the Worlington Group

The Worlington Movement is so called since that is the name of the village in Suffolk where Heath Rosselli has her studio, teaches art and lives. An exhibition to launch the Worlington Movement was held at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames in April 2014 where 8 artists exhibited their works. 

A second exhibition of works by members of the Worlington Movement was held at the the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds in May 2015 and was timed to coincide with the Bury St Edmunds Festival.

Some of the works of art at the 2015 exhibition

The exhibition comprised almost 90 works of art by 20 different artists: Lucia Abelenda, James Allen, Alison Baker, Lisa Bowman, Rosa Branson, Alistair Burn, Emma Dickinson, Judy Evans, Tracy Field, Doreen Goodwins, Tanja Hassel, Rebecca Hiley, Dawn Kaye, Diane Kellett, Yuliya Lennon, Heath Rosselli, Zuzana Sajgalikova, David Sheen and Suzanne Wright.

For further information regarding the Worlington Movement and associated matters please visit