Special Event

November 6, 2012 8:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Obama or Romney – The 57th US Election Night

As Americans go to the polls we invite you to join us to follow the live coverage of the 57th US Presidential election night.


October 25, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED The Frontline Club Awards 2012

The Frontline Club Awards are presented annually in recognition of the most outstanding journalism seen over a one year period. They aim to reward independence of spirit, courage and the highest standards in journalism. The shortlist contains some of the year’s best journalism. After dinner and a drinks reception, speeches from judges Vaughan Smith and Jon Lee Anderson will be followed by the presentation of the Awards by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow.


September 4, 2012

Remembering Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid spent most of his professional career covering the Middle East, first for the The Associated Press; then The Boston Globe; then The Washington Post and finally The New York Times for which he was working when he died in February this year while crossing the border out of Syria. At this special event we will be joined by friends and colleagues of Anthony Shadid to remember the life and work of this most esteemed journalist.

Followed by a drinks reception.


August 30, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Frontline: Reporting from the world’s deadliest places

Frontline News Television founders Peter Jouvenal and the Frontline Club’s Vaughan Smith will tell the thrilling story of the agency with clips from the footage they and their colleagues recorded on the front line. This event is free to attend but please register in advance.


September 4, 2012 7:00 PM

Remembering Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid spent most of his professional career covering the Middle East, first for the Associated Press; then The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and finally The New York Times – for which he was working when he died in February this year while crossing the border out of Syria. At this special event we […]


June 20, 2012 7:00 PM

Masterclass with Fredrik Gertten: the dark side of PR and Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten took on the multinational corporation Dole Food Company and it’s PR army and won. Upon the release of Gertten’s blockbuster documentary Bananas!*, which recounts the law suit 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against Dole, his tenacity and journalistic mettle were tested to their limits when he was hounded by Dole’s lawyers and PR firms.
Gertten will be at the Frontline Club to give a masterclass in filmmaking against the odds. He will give a detailed account of his ordeal and answer questions about his films and filmmaking in general.
Moderated by John Sweeney of the BBC’s Panorama.


June 11, 2012 7:00 PM

Documentary Networking Party: Distribution

In anticipation of this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, the biggest event in the UK’s documentary calendar, the Frontline Club is hosting a networking party for documentary filmmakers and those working in distribution and production.
With drinks sponsored by Chivas Regal, the party will include a short panel discussion on how you can get your documentary distributed and how to get the most out of an industry festival like Sheffield.


May 25, 2012

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

A photographic tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who were killed in Libya last year. Join Benjamin J Spatz and Giles Duley in conversation with James Brabazon in the final event in Photo Week 2012.


May 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Photo Week 2012 – Liberty and Justice: A tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

A photographic tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who were killed in Libya last year. Join Benjamin J Spatz and Giles Duley in conversation with James Brabazon in the final event in Photo Week 2012.


May 22, 2012 7:00 PM

Photo Week 2012 – Voices of the South Atlantic with Adriana Groisman

Nearly eight years in the making, Voices of the Atlantic marks the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas War. This major exhibition of photographs by Argentinian photographer Adriana Groisman examines the issues of war and its consequences. Groisman will be speaking about her motivations for the project as well as her experiences whilst making the work.


May 22, 2012 3:00 PM

Photo Week 2012 – VII Photo portfolio reviews

One-on-one feedback and advice from photojournalists at the top of their game.
Book a review of your portfolio with one VII Photo’s members at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Budding photojournalists, experienced photographers and students of photography will all benefit from a review from VII Photo’s respected members.


January 12, 2012

Private View: Frontline News Television Exhibition 1989-2003

An exhibition of photographs chronicling Frontline News Television’s thrilling history is opening at the European Commission this January. Please join us to mark the opening of this small exhibition celebrating the courage, dedication and achievements of FNTV’s pioneering cameramen and women.


January 12, 2012 6:30 PM

FULLY BOOKED Private View: Frontline News Television Exhibition 1989-2003

An exhibition of photographs chronicling Frontline News Television’s thrilling history is opening at the European Commission this January. Please join us to mark the opening of this small exhibition celebrating the courage, dedication and achievements of FNTV’s pioneering cameramen and women.


September 20, 2011 7:00 PM

Bang Bang Bang: a special preview reading at the Frontline Club

A seasoned human rights defenders and her idealistic young colleague embark on a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. For Mathilde it’s an induction into a life less ordinary. For Sadhbh it’s back to madness and chaos away from her lover and London – exactly as she likes it.

A special preview reading of Bang Bang Bang, which is coming to the Royal Court Theatre in October.


August 11, 2011 7:00 PM

Kevin Macdonald in Conversation

Academy Award winning Director Kevin Macdonald will be joining us for a special evening at the Frontline Club. Kevin will be discussing his most recent film Life in a Day, a project using entirely crowd-sourced footage chronicling the world’s experience over the course of twenty-four hours.
We will also take a look at his career to date, from his Oscar-winning documentary One Day in September, about the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics to Touching the Void, one of the most successful documentaries in British history.


July 20, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED: Photography Networking Party

The Frontline Club is hosting a July networking party to bring together people from all branches of the photography industry. From established photographers to aspiring photojournalists, gallery curators, publishers and agencies, the event will give attendees the chance to discuss photography and network with their peers.


May 8, 2011 4:00 PM

Memorial Event

After the tragic deaths of Chris Hondros and Frontline Club member Tim Hetherington in Libya, we will be holding a special memorial event on Sunday 8 May. This is an informal event and the bar will be open throughout for friends to drink to the memory of both Tim and Chris. Due to extremely high […]


March 9, 2011 7:00 PM

Homosexuality in Africa

Featuring highlights from the BBC World Debate entitled “is homosexuality unAfrican?” a panel of experts will be discussing gay rights in Africa and the men and women who seek asylum in the UK to escape persecution as a result of their sexuality.


February 21, 2011 7:00 PM

The Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation & Frontline present – Documentary Matchmaking

The Frontline Club is proud to announce our fourth event in association with The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation.  An evening of Documentary Matchmaking to pair great new projects with the right people in the industry to help make them happen. From 7 – 8.30pm, directors and producers will be introducing their work in progress projects to […]


February 1, 2011 7:00 PM

In the Picture: Cartoonist of the Year – Martin Rowson

Although they are often ignored as a serious form of journalism, cartoons not only capture the flavour of a political era, they can provide some of the most enduring memories of politicians.
Cartoonist Martin Rowson will be speaking with Laurie Taylor at the Club about the power of satire, how he uses cartoons to create acerbic critiques of the world of politics and politicians and explaining how he goes about his work.


January 27, 2011 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED January Club Quiz with David Dickinson

Please join us for January’s Club Quiz with quizmaster David Dickinson.
You can enter as an individual or as a team of six. All money raised will go to the Fixers’ Fund which raises money for families of fixers around the world killed or injured while working with the international media. This event is open to everyone.


December 6, 2010 7:00 PM

Political Cartoonist of the Year Awards

The evening will begin with a 30 minute panel discussion moderated by Simon Hoggart with cartoonists Steve Bell, Dave Brown and Martin Rowson.
After the discussion the room will be open for the audience to judge the second award of the night and for the awards to be given


November 25, 2010 7:00 PM

Frontline Club Annual Party – MEMBERS ONLY

To top off a fantastic year at the Frontline Club we warmly invite our members to join us to celebrate our seventh anniversary. This is also a great night to introduce friends and colleagues who are interested in joining, so please do bring a guest.


November 16, 2010 12:30 PM

Survivors break their silence: 5 years after the Andijan Massacre

When state security forces opened fire on protestors in Andijan on May 13, 2005, killing hundreds, about 500 escaped and sought asylum outside of Uzbekistan. Fearing for the lives and well-being of their family members, for five years they did not speak out about the massacre. Now, some have broken the silence.


November 4, 2010 7:00 PM

November Club Quiz with Stevyn Colgan

Please join us for November’s Club Quiz with quizmaster Stevyn Colgan.


October 25, 2010 7:00 PM

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange and Daniel Ellsberg in conversation

Following the leak by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks of almost 400,000 secret US army field reports from the Iraq war between 2004 and 2009. Join Julian Assange at the Frontline Club this evening in conversation with one of the most famous whistle blowers in history, Daniel Ellsberg, who was responsible for the leak of the Pentagon Papers in 1971.


October 19, 2010 7:00 PM

Frontline Club Networking Party in association with Demotix

Join us for this special networking party in association with Demotix. We’re inviting Frontline Club and Demotix members, guests and friends to meet new people, network and enjoy some complimentary drinks and good conversation.


October 13, 2010 7:00 PM

Fully Booked- The New Nobility: Russia’s Secret Services Revealed

The FSB, Russia’s replacement for the KGB, has accumulated powerful backers and increasing authority ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Co-authors of a new book entitled The New Nobility, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, will be at the Frontline Club to discuss Russia’s shadowy security services with Susan Richards of Open Democracy.


October 7, 2010 7:00 PM

In the Picture Exclusive with John G Morris: Never Again?

John G. Morris, LIFE magazine’s London Picture Editor on D-Day, who famously saved Robert Capa’s pictures of the landing on Omaha Beach, will discuss what we have learned from viewing images of war using recently released LIFE pictures of the aftermath of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


August 27, 2010 7:00 PM

Vietnam: A turning point for reporting war

A special event about reporting from Vietnam with some of the giants of war reporting including Jon Swain, Michael Nicholson and Patrick Chauvel.