About Events at the Frontline Club
Tuesday 4 April 2017, 6:30 PM
A monthly social evening for journalists and others in the London media world. The London Press Club, which has been bringing the industry together since 1882, has resurrected the tradition of regular drinks, on the back of popular demand.
The Frontline Club hosts the evening on the first Tuesday of each month. No entrance fee is required and there is a pay bar.
Monday 27 March 2017, 7:00 PM
Since Yemen’s civil war began in 2014, the country has been embroiled in fighting between forces loyal to the president, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and Shia Houthi rebels. Is enough consideration of Yemen’s humanitarian contexts being taken in arms exporting and counter-terrorism? With a judicial review aiming to halt UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia beginning in February – and US involvement in the country changing under the Trump administration – we will discuss the role of foreign powers in Yemen’s civil conflict.
28 March 2017, 7:00 PM
More than 20,000 people disappeared in Mexico during the horrifically violent war on drugs waged by former President Calderon. With each missing person, a family is left behind in a desperate search to get answers from a government that is suspiciously ambivalent. Putting a human face on the most harrowing of statistics, director Alicia Calderon courageously captures the stories of three mothers – Natividad, Guadalupe, and Margarita – as they search for their children who have gone missing.
Monday 3 April 2017, 7:00 PM
Of the many questions that remain to be addressed as Brexit negotiations commence are the status of EU nationals resident in the UK, and how Europeans will be economically and socially impacted by the UK’s exit of the EU. Meanwhile official reaction on the continent to the high court’s ruling on article 50 has been quiet, with national governments regarding the decision as an internal matter. We will be joined by EU correspondents and European journalists to discuss European reactions to Brexit negotiations and explore how UK press coverage matches up to sentiments on the continent.
Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7:00 PM
Kleptoscope returns with an evening focussed on Nigeria, a country criticised by former Prime Minister David Cameron as “fantastically corrupt”. Chaired by investigative journalist Oliver Bullough, a panel of experts will address the roots of Nigerian corruption, ask why so much of the stolen money ends up in London, and discuss why more isn’t being done to give it back.
Friday 7 April 2017, 7:00 PM
Readers across the political spectrum are calling for new standards of accuracy and impartiality. In a monthly series of exclusive talks hosted by media analyst Roy Greenslade, we are bringing together today’s leading news editors to discuss the new challenges facing the online journalism industry.
Monday 10 April 2017, 7:00 PM
Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original — Gertrude Bell — sometimes called the “female Lawrence of Arabia”. Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq. This unforgettable documentary takes unique look at both a remarkable woman and the tangled history of Iraq, while transporting us into a past that is eerily current.
Tuesday 11 April 2017, 7:00 PM
Luminary journalists Ed Murrow, Martha Gellhorn, Walter Cronkite, and Clare Hollingworth were among the young reporters who chronicled World War II’s daily horrors and triumphs for Western readers. In his fascinating new book Reporting War, Ray Moseley, himself a former foreign correspondent, mines the writings of these legendary journalists. The result is an exhilarating parallel narrative, reflecting on events across every theatre — Europe, Pearl Harbor, North Africa, and Japan — as well as the lives of the courageous journalists who doggedly followed the action and the story, often while embedded in the Allied armies.
Wednesday 19 April 2017, 7:00 PM
A South Korean court removed the president on 10 March, marking a first in the country’s history and triggering an adjustment of relations with North Korea, the United States and China. The acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, has called the lack of a president represented a national “emergency”. What can be expected as Korea moves to elect its new president, and is the Korean people’s successful protest against corruption part of an international trend?
Thursday 20 April 2017, 7:00 PM
The Hetherington family and the Tim Hetherington Trust invite friends, colleagues and everyone interested in Tim’s extraordinary life to spend an evening at The Frontline Club exploring his dynamic legacy through the work of artists and journalists who continue to expand his innovative approach to visual media. The evening will introduce new work by some familiar friends, as well as some hitherto unknown voices who are bringing fresh energy to today’s media.
Tuesday 25 April 2017, 7:00 PM
In her groundbreaking new book No Friends But the Mountains, veteran war correspondent Judith Matloff describes her journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe — from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia — to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights. Matloff will join us in conversation with journalist Nawal al-Maghafi to discuss the links between geography and conflict, and reflect on her discoveries from the world’s most remote regions.
Tuesday 23 May 2017, 7:00 PM
We are very happy to be joined by celebrated photographer Guillaume Bonn to discuss his new book The Mosquito Coast: Travels from Maputo to Mogadishu in conversation with journalist Jon Lee Anderson. Born in Madagascar, Bonn seeks out and preserve a legacy of the past in East Africa. He has called the eastern African coast the Mosquito Coast, because of the malarial curse shared by the four countries whose coastlines- shared by the four countries—Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, and Somalia—whose coastlines he has documented.
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 7:00 PM
The Frontline Club is pleased to welcome the 7th Laureate of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award, Mexican photographer Narciso Contreras, for a discussion on his recent work in Libya. Contreras travelled through the complex tribal society of post-Gaddafi Libya from February to June 2016, photographing the brutal reality of human trafficking.