Friday 5 September 2014, 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening of short documentaries, from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the many different faces of documentary filmmaking.
Tuesday 9 September 2014, 7:00 PM
In July 2011, revelations that journalists from The News of the World hacked the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler created public outrage. The man behind that story, and the years of investigative work that came before it, was Nick Davies. He will be joining us in conversation with Stewart Purvis, to talk about the investigation, the revelations and the future of press regulation. We will be asking how the press have changed in a post-Leveson world and whether they have really reformed.
Thursday 11 September 2014, 7:00 PM
With everyone talking about the future of journalism, it’s easy to forget what’s happening now. Do paywalls work? Is the industry still in crisis? Is it still too white and middle class? And where are the jobs?
Grapevine events will be inviting some of the country’s top editors for a night of questions – and answers.
Monday 15 September 2014, 7:00 PM
Following the success of our members’ BookNights with Carlotta Gall, Tim Butcher and Nick Davies, we welcome Patrick Cockburn, who will – with striking topicality – talk about his new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.
For more information about membership and the other benefits on offer, please contact Membership Coordinator, Sophie Kayes.
Tuesday 16 September 2014, 7:00 PM
In 1945, a team of top filmmakers came together to make a documentary about the horrific findings in the concentration camps. This film would provide lasting, undeniable evidence of the Nazis’ unspeakable crimes. Despite initial support from the British and US governments, the film was never finished. Night Will Fall chronicles the untold story of the film’s history. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director André Singer and producer Sally Angel.
Wednesday 17 September 2014, 7:00 PM
Is Libya on the brink of becoming a failed state? Three years after Nato-backed rebels overthrew Muammar Gaddafi and the country was held up as the success story of the Arab Spring, Libya is deeply divided. As Libya’s parliament calls for foreign intervention to protect civilians from deadly clashes between rival militia groups, we will be asking what has gone wrong in the country.
Thursday 18 September 2014, 7:00 PM
The infamous Club Quiz returns in September with quizmasters Caroline Johns and Dr Keith Surridge.
Teams can consist of up to six people and the entry cost is £5 per person. All money raised goes to the Frontline Fund, assisting families of fixers and support staff killed or injured while working with the international media.
Friday 19 September 2014, 7:00 PM
The Process gives a snapshot of contemporary life inside the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, revealing what the politics mean for those who are waiting for peace. It is a tale from the ground, of life governed from above. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Baker.
Monday 22 September 2014, 7:00 PM
Thousands of children born in the midst of the Bosnian war were abandoned, orphaned or abused. Through the stories of four remarkable young people, filmmakers Sophia Scott and Georgia Scott capture the hopes and dreams of a new generation, forced to live with the ongoing effects of the war. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the co-directors.
Wednesday 24 September 2014, 7:00 PM
Thirteen years on from the 9/11 terrorist attack on the US by Al Qaeda, how has the organisation evolved around the world and what are its links with developing groups such a ISIS and al-Shabaab? A panel of experts will be joining us to examine the tactics and strategies these affiliated groups have developed and what is being done to combat them.
Monday 29 September 2014, 7:00 PM
On 8 March 1971, the night of the massive boxing fight between Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali, eight ordinary Americans with no experience in burglary managed to empty out an FBI office of its documents. With little more than a floor plan and patchy reconnaissance work to go on, the self-appointed “Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI” would uncover damning evidence of the illegal surveillance work that targeted political dissenters. This screening will be followed by a Q&A via Skype with director Johanna Hamilton.
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 7:00 PM
First Wednesday brings together a panel of experts, commentators and journalists to tackle the top story of the month. They will be answering your questions and offering insight and analysis to make sure you have all the information you need to make sense of events.
Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6:30 PM
A new monthly social evening is being launched for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, is resurrecting the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand.
Tuesday 14 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, border barriers are still being erected in the US, Europe and the Middle East in the aftermath of political, economic, religious and ethnic conflicts. Photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer will be joining us to present Confrontier, a comprehensive project that demonstrates his conviction that walls are not solutions, but proof of human weakness, error and our inability to communicate with one another.
Wednesday 15 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Described as “the foremost television cameraman of his generation”, Darren Conway, or DC as he is widely known, has been documenting global events for two decades. He has received the RTS award for best news cameraman six times and earlier this year he was awarded an OBE for services to British broadcast journalism. He will be joining Vin Ray in conversation to reflect on a career capturing some of the most poignant pictures of the past 20 years.
Thursday 23 October 2014, 7:00 PM
This event is organised by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
On 23 October 1984, the BBC aired a landmark report on the famine in Ethiopia. Describing the crisis as a ‘biblical famine’, the report galvanised the public, spurred the UK government into action and prompted the creation of the infamous Live Aid concert. Join the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as they examine the current state of conflict and disaster reporting and how humanitarian agencies can work with the media to raise awareness and much-needed funds.
Thursday 30 October 2014, 7:00 PM
Anonymous, a group of hackers, activists and technologists, came to the fore in 2008 when they attacked the church of Scientology. Since then their coordinated collective action has come up against global corporations and supported the Arab revolutionaries, but how much do we know about who they are and what motivates them? Anthropologist and Anonymous confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece, Gabriella Coleman will be with us to shed some light on the motivations and culture of this secretive group.
This event has been postponed. A new date and venue will be announced soon.
The latest chapter in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has again highlighted the difficulties of covering this complex deep-rooted conflict that provokes such a strong emotional response from the general public. Join us as we take a view of the coverage we have seen, talk to the journalists that have produced it and ask what we can learn.