Frontline Club

Monday 15 September 2014, 7:00 PM

BookNight with Patrick Cockburn

Following the success of our members’ BookNights with Carlotta Gall, Tim Butcher and Nick Davies, we welcome Patrick Cockburn, who will – with striking topicality – talk about his new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.

For more information about membership and the other benefits on offer, please contact Membership Coordinator, Sophie Kayes.

Thursday 4 September 2014, 6:00 PM

Members’ Drinks in September

The Members’ drinks evening will return in September, taking place on Thursday 4 September, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Our friends at Chivas Brothers will sponsor the drinks as usual. All members are welcome. Please RSVP to Sophie Kayes.

Thursday 10 July 2014, 7:30 PM

Members’ BookNight with Tim Butcher

For the second of our Members’ BookNights we welcome the esteemed Tim Butcher. Shortly after the centennial of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, he will be talking about his book The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War.

Saturday 24 October 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Video Compression

This workshop will teach you how to compress video, organise workflows and perform batch-encodes. It will also teach you to create podcasts, mobile and web video, email movies, DVD files and more.

Thursday 3 July 2014, 6:00 PM

Members’ Drinks in July

The next members’ drinks evening will take place on Thursday 5 June, from 6 to 8pm.

Our friends at Chivas Regal will sponsor the drinks as usual. All members are welcome. Please RSVP to Membership Co-ordinator, Sophie Nagovitsyna.

March 13, 2014

Frontline Club Planning Support – 31 Norfolk Place

Dear Frontline Club Members,

Here you will find an update on 31 Norfolk Place, the proposed Frontline Club Annex, explaining how you can help. We need your support to get this.

If you have already send in letters or emails of support, we will submit them on your behalf. We are very grateful.
Many thanks, Vaughan

Thursday 3 April 2014, 6-8.00 PM

Members’ Drinks

Members, new and old, please join us for our April meetup, with drinks kindly supplied by Chivas Regal. Please RSVP to Membership Co-ordinator, Sophie Nagovitsyna.

Thursday 17 April 2014, 7:00 PM

The Frontline Club Quiz – April 2014

The infamous Club Quiz returns in April with quizmasters Caroline Johns and Dr Keith Surridge.

Teams can consist of up to six people and the entry cost is £5 per person. All money raised goes to the Frontline Fund, assisting families of fixers and support staff killed or injured while working with the international media.

Thursday 20 March 2014, 7:00 PM

The Frontline Club Quiz – March 2014

The infamous Club Quiz returns in March with quizmaster Caroline Johns.

Teams can consist of up to six people and the entry cost is £5 per person. All money raised goes to the Frontline Fund, assisting families of fixers and support staff killed or injured while working with the international media.

January 14, 2014

After Tiller: The Grey Area of Late-Term Abortions

By Antonia Roupell The nature of death, the right to justify it, and the value of human choice. There are few documentaries that deal with these weighty issues as uncompromisingly as After Tiller. The award winning film by co-directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson revolves around the four remaining doctors in the US who are willing […]

October 30, 2013

The Bombing of al-Bara: The Camera That Captured It

By Antonia Roupell On 29 October, exactly one year and one day after the bombing of al-Bara in northern Syria, an audience gathered in the Ritzy Cinema to watch filmmaker Olly Lambert’s extraordinary footage of the attacks. The Bombing of al-Bara screening was hosted by the Frontline Club and DocHouse as part of a series of Between […]

September 26, 2013

Maintaining the line of ethical journalism

By Richard Nield An event at the Frontline Club on 25 September saw a discussion focused on the recently published book by Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert, When Reporters Cross The Line, examining the ethics of reporting in high pressure situations.

September 18, 2013

The Afghanistan Debate

By Dan Tookey The Frontline Club abandoned familiar digs in Paddington on Tuesday 17 September in favour of the packed Shaw Theatre on the Euston Road. In partnership with BBC World Service for Afghanistan, they brought together five leading experts on Afghanistan to discuss the country’s recent past and near future.

September 17, 2013

Out of the Shadow

By Dan Tookey In the Shadow of a Man was shown to a packed audience at the Frontline Club on Monday 16th September. The documentary explores the lives and opinions of four very different Egyptian women in their fight for women’s rights. The film cuts across class and geography but finds similar threads of resistance […]

July 22, 2013

Syria Conflict: Developments on the ground and on the international stage

By Dan Tookey The month of Ramadan is usually a time for festivities and celebration but in Syria there is little to rejoice about.  The United Nations has estimated around 93,000 Syrians have died since the civil war began in 2011 and the number of refugees fleeing the country recently exceeded 1.5 million. On Wednesday […]

Wednesday 27 November 2013, 8:15 PM

Ten Years on the Front Line

This year the Frontline Club is ten and to mark the occasion we will be joined by a panel of journalists to look back on ten years on the front line. Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow will be chairing a panel of journalists including the BBC’s Lyse DoucetAnthony Loyd of The Times, ITV News’ Bill Neely and Afghan journalist Shoaib Sharifi.

Friday 14 June 2013, 2:30 PM Crucible Studio Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest Session: Surviving Syria – Filmmaking in Extremis

Heading to Sheffield Doc/Fest this year? Not only does the programme contain a fantastic selection of films, everyone with a full festival pass also has access to the diverse and inspiring conference programme. Join Frontline Club founder, Vaughan Smith on Friday 14 June at 2.30 PM at the Crucible Studio, for the panel Surviving Syria: Filmmaking in Extremis.

Saturday 6 July 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Video Compression

Learn how to compress/encode audio and video, organise workflows, perform batch-encodes, create podcasts, mobile, youtube, email movies, DVD files and more.

April 30, 2013

Greenland holds its breath: the duality of change

By Lizzie Kendal On Monday 29 April, the Frontline Club hosted a screening of The Village at the End of the World, followed by a Q&A with director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, 2007). “They say in Greenland that they’re holding their breath about their future,” she explained as she introduced the film, which explores the challenges […]

February 15, 2013

Window of opportunity for the DRC

By Richard Nield The coming year could be a window of opportunity for the international community to tackle the violence and lawlessness that has claimed more than 5 million lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past 15 years. The panel: Kassim Kayira, Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Jean-Roger Kaseki, Patrick Smith, Ben Shepherd. Photograph: […]

Saturday 11 May 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Video Compression

Learn how to compress/encode audio and video, organise workflows, perform batch-encodes, create podcasts, mobile, youtube, email movies, DVD files and more.

January 17, 2013

Obama 2: The reluctant bully

By Nigel Wilson With the speechwriters putting the final touches to Barack Obama’s second inauguration address, a panel of experts assembled at the Frontline Club on Wednesday 16 January to assess the challenges and expectations facing the president.

Tuesday 12 February 2013, 7:00 PM

Between the Lines launch event

Between the Lines is a three day festival of screenings and discussions, held at RichMix from 1st to 3rd March. This launch event at the Frontline Club will provide a taster of what the festival holds in store. Drinks will be provided.

Wednesday 9 January 2013, 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED First Wednesday: Will 2013 see an end to the conflict in Syria?

March 2013 will mark two years since the conflict in Syria began. The UN has said it believes the fighting has now cost the lives of at least 60,000 people. We will be bringing together an expert panel to update you on the situation in the country, and to look ahead at the prospects for 2013.

November 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture

Discussing Britain’s record on involvement in the use of torture and asking whether it is to time to challenge the official line that the UK does not ‘participate in, solicit, encourage or condone’ torture.

November 27, 2012 7:00 PM

Covering poverty in an indifferent world

Nearly 30 years on from Michael Buerk’s reporting from the famine in Ethiopia and the subsequent Live Aid, can a global audience be galvanised to act?

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 27-28, 2012 - 10am-5pm

Two Day Workshop: Introduction to editing with Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X has redefined the post-production process for journalists and video professionals. Until now all non-linear editing systems were based on film editing. FCP X works with new paradigms from tapeless workflows. This two day workshop will guide you through this revolutionary new way of editing by taking you through an edit from start […]

October 23, 2012 7:00 PM

#FCBBCA Cyber snooping: In whose hands should internet governance be entrusted?

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In Iran it is reported that the government are building a national intranet that adheres to Islamic values and is isolated from the World Wide Web, in the UK the government is proposing a communications bill that will see an increase in monitoring of emails and social media by the police and intelligence agencies’.

With companies’ interests lying in the commercial gains of data and governments’ in the ability to monitor populations, join us as we ask to whose hands internet governance should be entrusted.

October 17, 2012 7:00 PM

What does the Marikana massacre mean for South Africa?

The Marikana miners’ strike in South Africa which resulted in the shooting dead of 34 workers by police is becoming a pivotal moment in South Africa’s post-apartheid history. We will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss the root causes in society and politics in South Africa that lead to the Marikana massacre.