Day 54 of the hunger strike: British-Egyptian writer, blogger and political activist Alaa Abd-El-Fattah is, yet again, in prison.
Public Welcome 1pm-5pm Members & By Invitation Only 6pm-10.30pm “Wherever I am travelling, I buy scarves. In many countries, textiles provide a vital income for women. I am delighted that this Christmas the Frontline Club will be showcasing handicrafts from countries which should be associated not only with war, but also with their glorious cultural… Continue reading Frontline Christmas Fair
SCREENING DISCUSSION with Writer/Director Jasmila Zbanic and Journalist, war correspondent & Author Janine di Giovanni “Quo Vadis, Aida?” could do for the Srebrenica massacre what “Schindler’s List” accomplished for the Holocaust. – ForeignPolicy.com Nominated for the 2021 BAFTA award for Best Director and Best Film Not In The English Language and for the 2021 Academy Award for Best… Continue reading QUO VADIS, AIDA?
BOOK TALK THE GOLDEN RULE Thursday 13th May 7pm BST With Amanda Craig & host Kelly Falconer A highly enjoyable story about female resilience and finding fulfilment on your own terms, with a twist that is all the more compelling for its unexpectedness ― Sunday Times Amanda Craig’s new novel turns on two women who… Continue reading The Golden Rule
Main Photograph above, Don McCullins, Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue PHOTOGRAPHY TALK DNA OF THE ICONIC IMAGE Thursday 6th May 7pm BST Part of series with photographer Carol Allen-Storey Panel: Fiona Shields – Head of photography at the Guardian newspaper, London Brandei Estes – Head of photography Sotheby’s London … Continue reading DNA Of The Iconic Image
The Covid-19 pandemic marks the first time in modern history that all of humanity has experienced the same invisible public health menace at once. It has also revealed deep fractures in the multilateral approach to vaccine distribution – with production hoarded and even blocked, and with many countries left to fend for themselves. Meanwhile, taking… Continue reading Vaccine Diplomacy
Virtual Screening PLUS Discussion We will be showing a 30 minute film followed by a discussion. In a specially edited episode of People and Power, filmmaker Callum Macrae and reporter Laurence Lee investigates deeply disturbing allegations that both the Irish state and its religious orders were responsible for a systematic decades-long regime of institutional neglect and exploitation involving the death of… Continue reading Irish Mother & Baby Homes Scandal
Book Night Tom Carew was 24 when he parachuted into Nazi-occupied France under the cover of night. He was part of the secret Operation Jedburgh, the motto of which was “Surprise, Kill, Vanish”. His role was to liaise with the local resistance, and even in daredevil company he was notably enterprising and brave, later escaping from… Continue reading DADLAND with Keggie Carew
Picture above: Tarana Akbari, 12, screams after a suicide bombing at Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul on Dec. 6, 2011 Photograph: AFP/Massoud Hossaini. It is almost 20 years since the Taliban regime was removed from power in Afghanistan and the Allied military engagement in the country began. Any change made is now threatened as the United… Continue reading Afghanistan 20 Years On
What are the challenges and cultural sway for black and ethnic diversity in the photographic world? With Host: Carol Allen-Storey is an award-winning photojournalist Panel Below: Jennie Ricketts is a photography editor, curator, consultant and mentor. She is a former Picture Editor of The Observer Magazine,where she worked for… Continue reading The Influence Of Ethnic Diversity in Photography
(Picture above Jasmin Sessler) Panel Discussion With Jo Ruxton, Co-Founder Plastic Oceans UK and producer of the documentary feature film, ‘A Plastic Ocean’ (on Netflix), Prof Richard Thompson OBE FRS, World-leading marine scientist, founder and head of Plymouth University’s International Marine Litter Research Unit, which has charted the global distribution of microplastics from Arctic sea ice to the deep seas, Prof Helmut… Continue reading Environment – Plastics in Our Oceans, How To Turn The Tide
Ours is the age of contagious anxiety. We feel overwhelmed by the events around us, by injustice, by suffering, by an endless feeling of crisis. So, how can we nurture the parts of ourselves that hope, trust and believe in something better? Join us on Book Night, Tuesday 16th March, 7pm (GMT) with Elif Shafak and Kelly Falconer
Join us for the ARTconnects Creative Forum where art meets journalism. Hosted by Filmmaker and Human Rights Activist, Salma Zulfiqar Refugee girls and special guests this creative event will explore the representation of migrant/refugee females in the media through art and debate.
Are we living in a new age of protest? Journalists who have been covering some of the world’s most dramatic recent protests and civil unrest will discuss how people across the political spectrum are making their voices heard, and with what consequences.
©Philip Jones-Griffiths Vietnam Inc. (large picture above) Powerful photography is a form of bearing witness, a way of bringing a single vision to the larger world, creating a strong empathy for the story telling, demanding a call to action, because they can create a persuasive atmosphere where change is possible. A series of talks… Continue reading Photography – The Most Influential Photos Ever Taken
Panel Discussion Moderated by Michael Bociurkiw. Joined By: Janine di Giovanni a multi-award winning journalist and author, a Senior Fellow and Professor at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Andrei Soldatov, Russian investigative journalist and Russian security services expert, co-founder and editor of the Agentura.Ru and author of the recent book… Continue reading World Briefing 2021 – Foreign Correspondents & Experts Discuss World News
A different format to our usual events, Book Nights will randomly offer five attendees to join the author and the host (with video), the rest of the audience will be muted but will be able to post or ask questions live. Hosted by Kelly Falconer The idea is to encourage reading and discussion of reading,… Continue reading BOOK NIGHT:THE AUTUMN OF THE ACE with Louis de Bernières & Kelly Falconer
****You can watch the film at your own time via the link below available until end of February https://watch.eventive.org/coup53/play/6011b7cf3f8be60030cc5f72 Larushka Ivan-Zadeh will be hosting the Q&A. She is a film critic at The Times, Film Editor at The Metro and a contributor to Radio 4‘s Film Programme. While making a documentary about… Continue reading COUP 53 Documentary Q&A with Walter Murch and Taghi Amirani
DISCUSSION Thursday 4th February, 7pm (GMT) THE INSPIRATION TO CREATE PHOTO SERIES DURING COVID A series of talks related to the influence and impact of the still photograph in conversation with documentary photographer Carol Allen-Storey. The still photo captures a moment in time allowing the viewer to slow down and think, be reflective. It allows for… Continue reading The Power of the Still Image: Inspiration for photo series during Covid
In Solidarity- The Migration Blanket is a collaborative artwork created during COVID-19 by Refugee and Asylum Seeker girls and women around the world and international artist and Human Rights Activist , Salma Zulfiqar. As we approach the the International Migrants Day (18th Dec), the work shines a light on the need for compassion, tolerance and acceptance… Continue reading In Solidarity- The Migration Blanket
We are excited to host a panel discussion on Monday, 23rd November in collaboration with Al Jazeera’s media critique programme The Listening Post, following the launch of their new documentary ‘Battle for the BBC’. Set against the backdrop of the Johnson government’s threats and manoeuvres, ‘Battle for the BBC’ zeroes in on a tension that… Continue reading Battle for the BBC – Post Screening Discussion
Populism can range from persuasive politics to a dangerous agenda that creates internal and external conflict, negates climate change and rejects human rights. We have been experiencing a swell, that could become irreversible if left unchecked. Our panel discusses how we handle this global rise of populism. with Jon Lee Anderson American biographer, author, investigative reporter,… Continue reading The Rise of Populism
ONLINE Screenings Take 2 steps Ticket purchase will give you access (48hrs) to watch the film online, at ‘modern films’ The Q&A with Director Zeina Durra on Monday the 16th November 19:00 is free by registration here: FREE Q&A A film by Zeina Durra | English, Arabic Drama | 85min Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh When… Continue reading Luxor
Panel Discussion Thursday 19th November, at 7pm GMT, will see the next in our series of environmental events- organised and curated by us at Clear Public Space in conjunction with the renowned Frontline Club #environmentalfrontline. You can watch a short synopsis video of our last debate in which the EU Commission’s Professor Helmut Maurer,… Continue reading A Sea Of Scandals
“New documentary about the great Texas columnist, sends an urgent message from the Bush years to a nation under Trump with sharp humour” — Guardian”New documentary about the great Texas columnist, sends an urgent message from the Bush years to a nation under Trump with sharp humour” — Guardian
#blacklivesmatter The Frontline Club invites a conversation between leading Black journalists and commentators to ask; what are the consequences of reporting the world predominantly through a white gaze?
“On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling. . . From Russia to China to Syria, [she] navigate[s] the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional.”–Lynsey Addario, author of It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War
Pandemic Plastic A Burning Issue. By burning, are we burning our future? Burning plastics is a primary source of Green House Gases. The plastic pollution crisis that overwhelms our oceans is also a significant threat to the Earth’s climate. At current levels, greenhouse gas emissions from the plastic lifecycle hinder the ability of the world community… Continue reading Pandemic Plastic – a Burning Issue
The Freelancer Perspective: This week, a discussion with leading freelance journalists about the challenges they face covering world events.
Whatever the scandal, whoever the crook, as long as there’s money involved, there’s always a British angle. Britain is where kleptocrats love to put their money, where they come to manage their reputations, and to arrange their affairs. A succession of governments has failed to take this seriously enough, focussing instead on the need to… Continue reading Global Britain: The world’s laundromat of choice