THE ANGLO-SWEDISH SOCIETY
The Anglo-Swedish Society is a non-profit organisation in London which organises original cultural events and supports the arts through scholarships in Sweden and in England. The Society raises funds via membership fees, donations and fundraising functions such as the annual Swedish Punsch Ball. The 2012 Punsch Ball was be held at the historic Royal Hospital in Chelsea on 27 October.
A bridge in the English and Swedish calendars, the Anglo-Swedish Society has celebrated the strong bond between the two nations since 1918. Now, more than ever, it strengthens this tie by supporting scholarships of the arts.
The Society's busy Events programme - upcoming and past - can be read in the Events section. In collaboration with the other Swedish-related organisations in London, activities are also listed on SwedishLondon.com
The Society funds Swedish students to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It also pays for a glass and ceramics exchange programme between the Royal College of Art and Konstfack and a scholarship for a student from the Restaurant School at Nyköping to spend time at Heston Blumenthal's world famous Fat Duck in Bray. For the second year running, a 17-year old Swedish dancer is being given support to attend the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden.
Money is raised from events, individual and corporate donations.
ANYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN! Just fill in an APPLICATION FORM.
Our Patrons are King Carl Gustaf, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Swedish Ambassador
and the Society is a registered charity (number 289688) in the United Kingdom.