Tuesday 31 May 2016, 7:00 PMBook Now
The Frontline Club is delighted to partner with Cassava Republic Press for an exploration of new African writing on the release of Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, which brings nuanced perspectives to the stories behind the headlines and highlights contemporary issues across the continent. We will be joined by three of the contributors – Mark Gevisser, Hawa Golakai and Kevin Eze – to discuss the convergence and divergence between journalism and creative non-fiction around the coverage of contemporary issues in Africa.
About Events at the Frontline Club
Wednesday 1 June 2016, 7:00 PM
We will be discussing how the one child policy has come to shape the fabric of modern China, as well as the repercussions it has had. From the significant gender imbalance to the dramatically raging population, what can we learn from this social experiment and what does it mean for China’s future?
Thursday 2 June 2016, 7:00PM
We are delighted to welcome Bejan Matur for a new BookNight.
Bejan Matur is the most illustrious poet among a bold new women’s poetry emerging from the maelstrom in the Middle East. She writes dissident journalism and a prose work based on interviews with Kurdish men and women became an instant bestseller in Turkey.
This is a unique opportunity to introduce this extraordinary young poet and hear live readings of her powerful and illuminating work.
Monday 6 June 2016, 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 diverse faces of documentary filmmaking.
Tuesday 7 June 2016, 7:00 PM
For the first in a series of events in partnership with PARC, the University of the Arts London photography research hub, we are delighted to welcome photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black, in conversation with Max Houghton, who have assembled photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control.
Tuesday 14 June 2016, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Samira Goetschel.
Tucked away deep in the heart of Russia, there is a hidden city where thousands of men, women and children live and work behind barbed-wire fences monitored by armed guards. Built after the Second World War to create the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program, City 40 is one of Russia’s secret closed cities. In this feature-length documentary, the film crew is smuggled inside the top secret CITY 40 to meet the brave residents who risk their lives to warn us of the human and environmental catastrophe that threatens the region.
Wednesday 15 June 2016, 20:30 PM
From Northern Ireland to Vietnam, the Falklands to Syria, the photographs taken by Don McCullin have come to define some of the most pivotal events of the past 70 years.
As he publishes Irreconcilable Truths, a definitive retrospective of his life and work, he will be joining us in conversation with Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, to reveal the stories behind some of the most iconic images of the second half of the 21st century.
Thursday 16 June 2016, 7:00 PM
The Pearl of Africa is a story about Cleopatra Kambugu, a 28 year old Ugandan transgender woman. Born biologically male, she is transitioning into the woman she knows she was born to be – in one of the most transphobic places in the world. Forced to leave her country and loving boyfriend behind, she sets out to fight for her right to love and, against all odds, to become the first accepted trans person in Uganda.
Monday 20 June 2016, 7:00 PM
The politics of Iran are frequently analysed and debated on the international stage but rarely do we glimpse what everyday life is like in Tehran. In City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai returns to the city where she was born to explore the lives of its residents.
For June’s members’ BookNight, Ramita Navai will be joining us to discuss her portrait of a complex, colourful and changing city, as well as Iranian society more generally.
Monday 20 June 2016, 7:00 PM
Two years on, the plight of the Yazidis has disappeared from international attention. In making Descendants of an Angel – the first feature length documentary focusing on the 2014 Yazidi genocide – the team at Dokumanity films travelled to Shingal, Iraq. They met with Yazidi commanders that were still there and refugees, young and old, that had to leave everything behind to flee Daesh. Capturing first-hand accounts of the genocide and the struggles Yazidi refugees are continuing to face, Descendants of an Angel is an invaluable and sensitive record of the 2014 genocide that is carried by the voices of its survivors.
Wednesday 22 June 2016, 7:00 PM
The candidates are all but decided and the race for the White House has begun. With six months of fierce campaigning ahead in what is set to be one of the most contentious US presidential races in recent history, we will be discussing what the deciding factors will be. Will Republicans be able to unify behind Donald Trump? What does the nomination of such a divisive figure mean for the future of the party? Can Hilary Clinton defy the approval ratings and garner popular support? Join us as we debate the key issues facing both candidates.
Thursday 23 June 2016, 8:00 PM
As the people of Britain go to the polls to decide whether or not to remain in the European Union, we will be showing live coverage of the updates of the EU Referendum in The Event Room.
Beers & wine will be available from £4 per drink.
A selection of snack food will also be provided.
The clubroom will also show coverage to members. To book a table for dinner (recommended) please call us on 0207 479 8950. Please note extra guests on the evening will be difficult to accommodate in the Club Bar.
Friday 24 June 2016, 7:00 PM
As one of the world’s deadliest yet least reported conflicts escalates into its second year, we will be bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the current situation in Yemen.
We will map out the players involved, discuss the toll of the conflict on one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, as well as the potential for reconciliation and a lasting peace process. We will discuss the alleged complicity of Western powers – the UK, the US and France – by way of billion-dollar arms deals to the Saudi-led coalition, as well as exploring the disproportionate lack of media coverage.
Tuesday 28 June 2016, 7:00 PM
The vulnerability of journalists to kidnappings was starkly illustrated by the killing of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic militants in 2014. Their murder underscored the risks taken by journalists and news organisations trying to cover developments in dangerous regions of the world and has forced news enterprises to more clearly prepare for and confront issues of safety.
We will be discussing how news organisations prepare for and respond to the risk of kidnap, and how insurers, victim recovery firms, journalists’ families, and governments influence the actions of news enterprises – and why freelancers are particularly at risk.
Wednesday 29 June 2016, 7:00 PM
For the second in a series of events in partnership with PARC, the University of the Arts London photography research hub, we are delighted to welcome artist David Birkin to discuss his work that challenges elements of censorship and spectacle in the so-called War on Terror.
Thursday 30 June 2016, 7:00 PM
Join us for a screening and discussion exploring the use of animation techniques within documentary filmmaking. We will be joined by a panel of documentary makers and animators who will present a behind-the-scenes look at the varied artistic techniques behind recent projects, as well as the broader motivations and challenges to capturing reality through animated form.
Friday 1 July 2016, 7:00 PM
Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer received an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he subsequently received documents revealing how the president of Argentina had sequestered millions of dollars of state money for private use. This was just the beginning – Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche journalist Frederik Obermaier soon found themselves immersed in a secret world where complex networks of shell companies help the super-rich to hide their money.
We will be joined by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier to hear the inside story of what Edward Snowden has called “the biggest leak in the history of data journalism.”
Tuesday 12th July 2016, 7:00PM
The Frontline Club is delighted to welcome George Szlachetko to present Wira of Warsaw.
This is the true story of Danuta: her formative years in German-occupied Warsaw, her decision to become a freedom fighter at the age of 14, her life on the front line.