Monday 30 November 2015, 7:00 PM
Several acclaimed documentary filmmakers come together for an evening discussing the art of character-driven documentary and working with characters.
Wednesday 9 December 2015, 7:00 PM
We are delighted to welcome Anthony Loyd to present his classic piece of war writing My War Gone By, I Miss It So, reissued in November 2015 with a new introduction by the author. Please join us for a delicious three-course dinner and an evening of captivating discussion.
Friday 18 December 2015, 6:30 PM
Join friends and former colleagues from Kabul for a catch-up at the annual Afghanistan Christmas Drinks at the Frontline Club. For the fourth year in a row the Club is hosting the evening. No entrance fee is required and there is a pay bar – This year please register to attend through the Frontline Club.
Thursday 7 January 2016, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Andreas Koefoed.
This remarkably intimate and touching documentary focuses on one Danish Red Cross school for refugees, where classrooms are filled with children from more than twelve countries. The students have had to learn Danish while adjusting to new surroundings and, in some cases, dealing with the traumas of conflict.
Tuesday 12 January 2016, 7:00 PM
The Frontline Club and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Sputnik Theatre present four nights of new Russian drama. Featuring exciting and topical plays by British theatre directors and cast – each evening will touch upon various aspects of life in Russia covering an array of issues, from the clampdown on theatre and freedom of speech to growing social tensions and immigration.
The play Doctor is one of the longest running productions of Teatr.doc, the famous studio theatre in Moscow which was supported by Tom Stoppard amongst other prominent British voices when facing closure in 2014. Noah Birksted-Breen will be joined by artistic director of Teatr.doc, Elena Gremina, for a post-show discussion on the persecution faced by the studio theatre.
Wednesday 13 January 2016, 7:00 PM
Joan is a self-made business woman who has made it to the top for all the wrong reasons. She is living happily and in love until she is jilted, which sets her on the course for revenge.This play is not only about love but also the ruthless business practices borne of 1990s opportunistic Russia and its gangster capitalism.
Following the reading, the members’ clubroom will open its doors to all attendees to celebrate the end of theatre week.
Thursday 14 January 2016, 7:00 PM
How do the grandchildren of prominent Stalinists feel when they find out who their beloved grandparents really were? Interviewed by the playwrights over the last couple of years, the protagonists’ grandparents were from Stalin’s inner circle – or members of the Soviet Communist Party or NKVD – and their testimonies bear witness to the very human desire to forgive those we love, even when we know their worst crimes.
Followed by a post-show panel discussion to be announced.
Friday 15 January 2016, 7:00 PM
The War Hasn’t Yet Started is a poignant play that depicts the dehumanising effects of living in a society on the brink of all-out war. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. Following the Q&A, the members’ clubroom will open its doors to all attendees to celebrate the end of theatre week.
Monday 18 January 2016, 7:00 PM
The Frontline Club is delighted to partner with Cinema for Peace to bring you a night of short films illuminating the experiences of refugees and displaced persons from across the world.
Thursday January 21 2016, 7:15 PM
The infamous Club Quiz returns in 2016. Use this great excuse to get your friends together and explore the members’ clubroom with its fascinating history and displays of memorabilia.
Friday 22 January 2016, 7:00 PM
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Michelle Shepard and others.
Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, tells his own story in this documentary portrait from directors Patrick Reed and Michelle Shepard.
Monday 25 January 2016, 7:00 PM
A panel of filmmakers and industry professionals will come together to discuss how they’ve carried their messages beyond the screen to incite engagement from viewers and response to social issues and injustices. Subjects to be discussed include storytelling methods for inspiring action, building campaigns through multimedia platforms, and engaging with the journalistic community.
Thursday 28 January 2016, 18:00 PM
We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Brothers.
Wednesday 16 March 2016, 7:00 PM
We are delighted to welcome Anglo-Italian author and reporter Michela Wrong to present her debut novel, Borderlines. Wrong has been writing non-fiction about African politics for two decades. In this novel, she probes the motives underlying Western engagement with the continent, questioning the value of universal justice and exploring how history itself is forged.