NEWS

New Anglo-Swedish Society Website

The Anglo-Swedish Society is grateful to Camilla Lilliesköld Design Associates and Andrew McCullough for their tireless efforts in designing and building this website. We believe that it strongly reflects the values of our long-established Society in a way which will help us to engage more closely with existing and future members. The site has been built...

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Raoul Wallenberg: Hero of Budapest

Renowned author, Bengt Jangfeldt gave a talk to members of the Anglo-Swedish Society and Cryptos Society in the magnificent library of the Reform Club on Pall Mall. Also present was the Anglo-Swedish Society’s Patron, H E Nicola Clase, the Swedish Ambassador. See Facebook 

Anglo-Danish Society’s 90th anniversary

The Anglo-Danish Society concluded a successful 90th year with a Royal banquet at Drapers’ Hall. The Society’s Patron, HM Queen Margerethe of Denmark, was guest of honour. HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, HE the Danish Ambassador and other distinguished guests attended.

Johan Hugosson “Nordic Romance” Gala Concert

The Swedish pianist performed “Nordic Romance” at St James’s Church Piccadilly for the first time and also premiered his new works “Fate” and “Northern Lights”. The concert which was performed in candlelight, featured Johan’s earlier works, “Dusk to Dawn” released in 2012 and “Literas Loquendi” launced in March 2014. Johan was accompanied by the outstanding...

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Anglo-Swedish Society: Sigrid Rausing talk

Members and Guest gathered at the Cavalry and Guards Club to hear the distinguished Swedish-born writer and owner of Granta Books talk about her recently published book “Everything is Wonderful”, a moving and personal memoir of her year in Estonia researching the remnants of the Estonian Swedes and the aftermath of decollectivisation of Estonian agriculture in...

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Buckingham Palace celebrations

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh gave a Champagne reception at Buckingham Palace on 4 November 2014 to celebrate his 60th year as Patron of the Anglo-Swedish Society. 150 members of the Society attended and music was played by a string quartet from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Photography by Jannica Honey SEE FACEBOOK...

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2014 Swedish Punsch Ball

220 Society members and guests ate, drank and made merry into the small hours at the glamorous art deco Banking Hall for the annual Punsch Ball. The Havana Jazz Trio (John Burnet-Hall, Jason Cooper & Oliver Jory) played during the Champagne reception, Dagmar Zeromska (soprano) and Erika Gundesen (piano) performed during dinner and Mark Fellowes...

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State Opening of Parliament

Our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, generously invited the Anglo-Swedish Society to be represented in the Royal Gallery during the 2014 State Opening of Parliament. Unparalleled pageantry formed the backdrop to the last Queen’s Speech before the 2015 election.

Valborg 2014

Members and guests of the Society celebrated Valborg at the Travellers Club, where they were entertained by former Scholar Olivia Sjöberg. The Swedish Culture attaché presented the Society’s Vice-President Anthony Ardwedson with Patriotiska Sällskapets Guldmedalj för Betydande Gärning i Första Storleken, a medal in the Swedish honours system, for his work as chairman.   SEE...

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British Museum Viking exhibition

Dr. Gareth Williams, curator of the important Viking exhibition at the British Museum, gave a talk to members of the Anglo-Nordic Societies. The talk was followed by lunch and visit to the exhibition.   SEE FACEBOOK

Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano, Marie Macleod & Martin Sturfält

Geoffrey Norris praised the Martin Sturfält’s (piano) work on his review on The Telegraph. “Marie Macleod and Martin Sturfält weave a scintillating, tightly knit fabric, full of colour and energy. Instinctive coordination and passion are maintained in the B flat Sonata No 1, the cello’s tonal spectrum and the piano’s variety of touch and weight astutely and expressively...

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Dinner at Cavalry and Guards Club

His Excellency Andrew Mitchell, former British ambassador to Sweden, shared his thoughts about the relationship between the two nations at the dinner at this historic club. A shared sense of humour, he said, united the two cultures. An almost puritanical Swedish attitude to alcohol divides us.