Events

Events of interest to our members form an important part of
the Anglo-Swedish Society’s agenda. Some 12-15 are organized
every year and highlighted in our newsletters, produced three
times yearly. Although there is often an obvious Swedish
connection, we take the view that members meeting up and
getting to know each other is the key factor in these popular
get-togethers. The events are often combined with a lunch,
dinner or evening drinks.

To apply for ticket, go to the Payment section.


FEATURED EVENTS


  • Centenary Punsch Ball

    9th November 2019 (18:45 - 1:00)

    Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly

     

    Centenary Punsch Ball

     

    The Centenary Punsch Ball will be held at the prestigious Cavalry and Guards Club overlooking Green Park in Mayfair. There will be a short performance by the Society’s music scholars. Helan Går and Punschen Kommer will be sung during the 3-course meal, which will be followed by dancing.

    Cocktails 6:45pm
    Dinner 7:30pm
    Dancing 9:30pm
    Carriages 1:00am

    White Tie and Decorations
    £140 (members), £180 (non-member) via PAYMENTS

  • COMING UP

    Helene Schjerfbeck private tour

     

    Finnish national icon, Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946) is presented for the first time to UK audiences. Please join us for a private guided tour of the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition before the gallery opens to the general public.   

    Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946), a Swedish speaking Finnish painter, is a national icon in Finland but her work is little known in the UK.  This exhibition, the first solo exhibition of Schjerfbeck’s work in Great Britain, includes over 60 portraits, landscapes and still lives from throughout Schjerfbeck’s career. Schjerfbeck travelled widely in the 1880s-she was part of the artists’ colony at Pont Aven and painted at St.Ives in Cornwall. Basing herself more firmly in Finland in 1890s, Schjerbeck ended her days in Saltsjöbaden in Sweden. Among the highlights of the exhibition is a series of her haunting and remarkably raw self-portraits that she painted in her later years.

    “Through over 60 portraits, landscapes and still lifes, this long-overdue survey traces the evolution of her remarkable career. Among the highlights will be a sequence of self-portraits, which demonstrate Schjerfbeck’s lifelong fascination with the physical and psychological process of ageing. In the age of the selfie, her engagement with masks and masquerade – the superficial appearance we present to the world and what lies beneath – is more relevant than ever.”

    Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Ateneum Art Museum / Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki.

    Members are invited to a private guided tour followed by informal Coffee after the exhibition.

    Cost £16 per person which includes entry to the exhibition.

     

    Shaftesbury Estate Private Tour

     

    Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society are invited to a group guided tour of St Giles House. The 5,500 acre estate is located at Wimborne St Giles in East Dorset, just south of Cranborne Chase. It is the ancestral seat of the Ashley-Cooper family, which is headed by the (half Swedish) Earl of Shaftesbury.

    In 2004, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury was murdered by his wife and brother-in-law. They were convicted of the crime in 2007, two years after the 10th Earl’s body was found dismembered in the French Alps. His eldest son, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 11th Earl of Shaftesbury inherited the titles and estate but died soon afterwards in May 2005 of a heart attack at the age of 27. The inheritance consequently transferred to his younger brother Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, who was then living in New York. He returned to England to manage the estate.

    The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury himself, will be conducting the tour, which is expected to take around 2-3 hours. Members will find out about the restoration of the recently derelict house as well as the family’s dramatic history.

    The tour will visit the state rooms in the house, the grounds and Shell Grotto, Riding House and there will be refreshments at the end. 

    Arrangements for a lunch prior to the tour will be made in due course.

    The price for this event is £36.  

     

    Two Tumultuous Tales

     

    As a follow-up to our very popular “Two Kings” talk held in September 2018, the Anglo-Swedish Society is pleased to announce that we have organised another event, once more at the elegant hospitable surroundings of the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall.

    On Wednesday 9th October 2019 starting at 7.30 pm we shall have a canapé reception followed by two short talks on “Peterloo 1819 – power to the people or pitiful parade? and “Ådalen 1931– future foundation or forgotten flop?”. Did these events have any resonance in their respective countries at the time, or later on? Is their relative lack of attention today a sign of some unease about whether the authorities acted honestly and proportionately? The team who brought you “Two Kings” last year – David Goldsmith and Eric Orlowski – will present the evidence, and you the audience sit in judgement then to pass sentence. To help lubricate the judicial proceedings we shall have liberal recourse to “fortification” in the form of wine and food prepared and served by the renowned RAC kitchens.

    £30 for Members, £35 for non-members

    Centenary Punsch Ball

     

    The Centenary Punsch Ball will be held at the prestigious Cavalry and Guards Club overlooking Green Park in Mayfair. There will be a short performance by the Society’s music scholars. Helan Går and Punschen Kommer will be sung during the 3-course meal, which will be followed by dancing.

    Cocktails 6:45pm
    Dinner 7:30pm
    Dancing 9:30pm
    Carriages 1:00am

    White Tie and Decorations
    £140 (members), £180 (non-member) via PAYMENTS

    Royal Banquet - The Anglo-Danish Society

     

    HRH Queen Margrethe ll – Patron of The Anglo-Danish Society – will be the Guest of Honour at the forthcoming Royal Banquet in December.

    On the evening of Wednesday 4th December at 6.15 the doors will open to the magnificently ornate Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. The banquet is to celebrate the 60th successful year of the Scholarship Programme where annually some 9 postgraduate students from the UK or Denmark are awarded scholarships in order to enhance their year of study abroad.

    The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Yeomanry will set the scene, along with Drummers from The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and The Royal Lifeguards from Denmark. The finale will be a rousing musical set played by the Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish Regiment.

    Black Tie

    Early Bird (EB) bookings paid by 31 July:
    £155 – Members and Non-Members

    Bookings from 1 August:
    £170 – Members
    £185 – Non-Members

    For further information or to book your tickets for yourself and your guests please contact:
    Bette Petersen Broyd: bettebroyd@gmail.com or Mob: 07934 236686

    Royal Ascot

     

    The City University Club has invited members of the Anglo-Swedish Society and their guests to join this event.

    Tickets will include access to the club’s marquee, the Queen Anne Enclosure and a picnic for two.

    10.30am – Gates Open (able to access the Silks Lawn)
    2.00pm – Royal Procession
    2.30pm – First Race
    5.35pm – Last Race
    6.00pm – Bar Closes
    Ascot Racecourse, High Street
    £250 per person (£100 Deposit)

    Price to include entrance to the Queen Anne enclosure, the City University Club Gazebo, and a buffet meal during the day.

    If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the City University Club Secretary by telephone on 020 7862 6681 or by emailing secretary@cityuniversityclub.co.uk.

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