Anglo-Swedish Society

EVENTS

6 November 2020 (18:30 - 18:55)
Annual General Meeting

6 November 2020 (19:00 - 20:00)
Gustavus Adolphus Day

1 December 2020 (19:00 - 20:15)
The Phantom Carriage

12 January 2021 (19:00 - 19:15)
Northern Light: National Identity in Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Swedish Painting

30 April 2021 (19:00 - 23:30)
Valborg 2021

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Carl Florman’s memoirs – Book launch

Carl Florman (1886-1963) served as Sweden’s first ever Airforce Attaché to the United Kingdom in 1922-23. The following year, he co-founded AB Aerotransport (later Scandinavian Airlines) with his brother Adrian. The Florman family and the Royal Air Force Club co-hosted the event. The chairman opened the evening, Mark Florman spoke about his Grandfather, Elisabet Baldwin...

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Royal Ascot

Members and friends of the Anglo-Swedish Society were invited to attend the City University Club’s Royal Ascot Event. A coach had been booked to take us from London to the Ascot Racecourse directly with complimentary nibbles and drinks. Upon arriving, we were greeted and welcomed into the Silk Lawns at the CUC’s tent with a...

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Brexit tech seminar

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society and the Society of Swedish Engineers in Great Britain attended a seminar on London’s post-Brexit role for Swedish tech firms at Buck’s club. Speaker and panel coordinator Dr. Patrik Kärrberg (UCL / Entrepreneur) was joined by Professor Jonathan Liebenau and Dr. Jonathan Dann. A three-course dinner was served after the seminar.

Valborg 2019

Members and guests returned to the Society’s favourite location for the annual Valborg dinner: Charles Barry’s historic and exquisite library at the Travellers Club. The society’s music scholar Amie Foon (mezzo-soprano) gave a performance accompanied by pianist Nicole Johnson. Grace was said by the Reverend Teresia Derlén, Alexander Malmaeus welcomed members and guests, the Very...

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100th Annual General Meeting

The Society’s 100th Annual General Meeting was chaired by its president, Baroness Maddock, at the Travellers Club. The President opened the meeting by welcoming all members. The whole Council was re-elected with the exception of Christian Kåberg who did not seek re-election due to work commitments and was thanked for his valuable contribution. Peter Floyd,...

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Ńorthern Lights Symphony Ørchestra

The Society sponsored the Ńorthern Lights Symphony Ørchestra in London for a Swedish Baroque music concert which featured Bojan Cicis (Academy of Ancient Music) and Ensemble Sylvatica on the 9th April at St. Martin-In-The-Fields in Trafalgar Square. The concert raised a huge amount of funding for the following four children’s Charities: Great Ormond Street, Richard...

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The London run of SAGA

The Anlgo-Swedish Society are proud to have sponsored the London-run of SAGA, an original adaptation of August Strindberg’s surrealist, expressionist piece of theatre, 1901 A Dream Play. It is a 60 minute, bi-lingual (English and Swedish) revival of this classic play. With sold-out audiences and ★★★★ reviews, they were able bring together a balanced audience of...

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Reciprocal Club Offerings

Members now have the opportunity to become corporate members of the Royal Overseas League! For £425/year you will get full membership rights to use all club facilities, attend club events and book accommodation. The ROSL is excellently located in the heart of Clubland on St James’s Street with 60 bedrooms and 100 reciprocal clubs worldwide....

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Anglo-Danish Society Supper and Concert

The evening started with a delicious supper in the magnificent salons at Draper’s Hall. The guests then moved to the concert venue where young, talented musicians from Guildhall School of Music or Royal College of Music entertained us with a rich and varied programme. The evening was a great success and we were grateful to...

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Flauguissimo Duo album launch

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society were invited to the launch of the new album “A Salon Opera” by Flauguissimo Duo – Yu-Wei Hu (fute) & Johan Löfving (guitar). This period flute and guitar ensemble made their resonus debut with this unique programme of works. The performative event took place in the beautiful Swedish Church in...

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Hatt et Söner Champagne tasting

Hatt et Söner invited 12 Anglo-Swedish Society members to a Champagne tasting in the elegant surroundings of 22 South Audley Street in Mayfair. On arrival, guests were given a glass of Champagne, followed by an introduction to the story behind Hatt et Söner Champagne house. Later on, the personal vintage concept was explained to the...

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Sankta Lucia – A Festival of Light

On the 7th of December, the sixth successive Sankta Lucia celebration took place, involving the Chapter of York and the whole Minster community. The service drew upon the strong historic and cultural links which York has with Scandinavia. The evening saw hymns, readings and prayers and was a special night for all involved. We were...

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Elmgreen & Dragset @ Whitechapel Gallery

Guests participated in a private group guided tour to see ‘This is How we Bite our Tongue’, which was the work of Scandinavian artist duo Michael Elmgreen (Danish) and Ingar Dragset (Norwegian) – well known for their ‘Rocking Horse’ fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. In their uncanny, beguiling installations, institutional spaces are wittily transformed into...

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Gustavus Adolphus Day 2018

To commemorate Gustavus Adolphus Day, a rare tea tasting event was hosted at Postcard Teas by London based tea expert Timothy d’Offay who is consulted by some of the world mot prestigious restaurants such as The Fat Duck, River Cafe and Fera. During this special event, he presented some of his unique inventions of alcohol based old tree teas...

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Brighton Early Music Festival

Every year, BREMF contributes to the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and Hove through its programme of choral concerts, workshops and schools projects. The success of previous annual festivals means that BREMF has built a reputation for lively and inspired programming, often exploring connections with different art forms and using performance formats and spaces that...

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2018 Punsch Ball

The 2018 Punsch Ball was held in the glorious ballroom at the Savile Club in Mayfair. Rebecca Toal played the harp during pre-dinner drinks. Guests were welcomed by Chairman Alexander Malmaeus and his wife Jacqueline Appel-Malmaeus. The Society’s current music scholar and soprano Amie Foon gave a performance accompanied by pianist Gary Beecher. Guests sang...

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2018 CoScan Award

The 2018 CoScan International Award was presented to the Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo at a concertat the Barbican. The Anglo-Swedish Society is a proud member of the Confederation of Scandinavian Societies. Chairman Eva Robards and President Mark Elliott are pictured behind Oramo (photo by BBCSO). Previous recipients have included Sandi Toksvig, Hans Blix, Mika Häkkinen...

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Two Kings at the RAC

Eric J W Orlowski gave a talk about the enigmatic, controversial, and remarkable figure that was Carolus XII Rex (1682-1718) – the “Lion of the North” or “Swedish Meteor”. Council Member Professor David Goldsmith spoke about the founder of the current Royal House of Bernadotte – Carl XIV Johan (formerly Jean Bernadotte) 1763-1844. There was...

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The Crystal Tour

The Crystal is one of the world’s most sustainable buildings and events venues as well as home to the world’s largest exhibition on the future of cities. In collaboration with the Society of Swedish Engineers in Great Britain, the Anglo-Swedish Society organised a 1 hour guided tour of the Crystal Building. There was an opportunity...

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Valborg 2018

The Chairman welcomed the guests and read a letter of thanks from the Society’s Patron, HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Performances were given by current music scholar Amie Foon (mezzo-soprano). Guests sang traditional Swedish spring songs and the Mr Malcolm Munthe gave a thank you speech to the Society. SEE FACEBOOK

2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2018 AGM was held at the Travellers Club. There were some changes to Council as Emma Flight did not stand for re-election, and Johan Aurén (Hon Treasurer, 2012-2014) was elected. The re-introduction of a life-membership category was approved (at a sum of 15 times the current normal annual single member subscription). A new £10...

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Fanny & Alexander at the Old Vic

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society enjoyed a reception and the Old Vic’s performance of Fanny & Alexander. Panni Kanyuk welcomed guests with a brief introduction to the play. The essence Ingmar Bergman’s classic film was powerfully and touchingly captured in this 3 hour stage version by writer Stephen Beresford and a 16-strong cast which included...

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ABBA: Super Troupers

Members of the Anglo-Swedish Society were led by a personal tour guide and the voice of narrator Jarvis Cocker on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA as they took over 1970s Britain in this one-of-a-kind exhibition. There were nine immersive rooms exploring the music, lyrics and lives of one of the world’s most...

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Jakob Göransson at Sotheby’s

Members and guests were offered a unique opportunity to view a selection of beautiful Impressionist and Modern Art works on display at Sotheby's, ahead of their spring auction. Jakob Göransson enthralled participants with his knowledge about exhibition highlights including works by Picasso, Giacometti, Chagall and other 20th Century greats.

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