Welcome to our early spring events

MEET-AND-GREET MEETING

Wednesday 29th January, 6 pm

Valhallavägen 104

Wine and nibbles on the house for old members, young members, new members and prospective members.

There’ll be a presentation of what the spring will bring. We’ll also summarise the Society’s aims, history afuture hopes.Following a member’s suggestion, there’ll also be a lottery with nice prizes in aid of our much-needed newcomputer.Invited guests will include representatives from organisations that have helped us in the past ormay do so in the future.

Space is limited, so please confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] no later than 26 January.



SOCIETY EVENINGS 26th February, 25th March, 29th April, 27th, May, 

6 pm. Valhallavägen 104

Members meet for discussion and conversation, with drinks and substantial snacks at give-away prices.

Council members are there to share your ideas with.

Space is limited, so make sure you confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] a few days before the events. We take cash or Swish: 1235094222.



BEER TASTING

February 7th , 6pm

Valhallavägen 104

Come and join us and learn more about the history of beer with some fun tales and facts. Ten beers will be presented and tasted, under the guidance of connoisseur Anders Sjöström. As well as the samples snacks, cheese and chocolate will be served.

Price for members: 250:-, non-members, 300:-. Pay to PG-3424-9, or Swish 1235094222. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 3rd February. Space is limited so first come first served.



FILM EVENING, ‘NOTTING HILL’

February 13th, 6.00pm

Valhallavägen 104

As a pre-Valentine’s-day film, what better than “Notting Hill” – even though it was first shown in A.D. 1999? Anna Scott the world’s greatest film star (Julia Roberts) turns up in William Thacker’s (Hugh Grant) travel bookshop in a London suburb and wow ... One might quote ‘star-crossed lovers’ or ‘never the twain shall meet’

And a (very) small prize is offered for the first person to tell a council member where these two quotes come from.

Price for the evening, including substantial snacks, drinks, sweeties, tea and coffee: 120:-.

Pay to PG-3424-9, or Swish 1235094222. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 7th February. Space is limited so first come first served



TOUR OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC

March 5th, 5.15 pm

Valhallavägen 105

Music, music, music! Have you noticed the beautiful new building opposite us in Valhallavägen?! This is Stockholm’s Royal Academy of Music, already world-renowned for its fantastic custom-built qualities for music-making of every kind.

There are several concert halls of different sizes, dozens of sound-proofed rehearsal rooms, a black box for electronic music and much, much more, all surrounded by a well-planned and pleasant environment.

The limit is 25 persons so it’s ‘first come, first served’.

Price includes refreshments at Valhallavägen 104 afterwards: members 300:-, non-members, 350:-Pay to PG-3424-9, or Swish: 1235094222. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 27th February.

If you have not already shared your e-mail address with us, please mail us at [email protected]

Annual fees to the Society’s plusgiro 3424-9, please, by  February 1st 2020.

And do not forget to indicate your name on the payment!



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Miscellaneous

THE SOCIETY’S HISTORY. It is hoped to arrange for a presentation of the forthcoming book about the 100-year history of our society, written by our former president Professor Wilhelm Engström. Details will be sent to members when available.

THE AGATHA CHRISTIE CLUB will meet 2-3 timmes at our office during the spring. Members of the Club will continue to discuss and analyze Christie’s books and films based on her books. Refreshments will be served for a small contribution.

To join, please e-mail [email protected]

THE ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14, tel. 08-663 82 48. E-mail: [email protected] Sunday school and worship every Sunday at 11a.m. www.stockholmanglicans.se

THE LIBRARY – A browse through the society’s library shows it to hold a serious selection of post-world-war-two English literature. There are also interesting books on history, biographies and royalty, etc – some seven thousand volumes in all. Please call the office at 08-678 73 33 if you would like to visit or borrow some books.

A PIN - nicely designed, symbolizing the Swedish-British Society is available to members at 80:- (for one) and 150:- (for two). It’s available at events or can be ordered at 08-678 73 33#.

MEMBERSHIP

Entrance Fee: 100:- all new members.

Annual Fee: 250:- (125:- after 1 July). Annual Fee Couples: 350:- (175:- after 1 July). Under 25 years of age: 100:- Life Membership: 2.500:-

ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Valhallavägen 104 Plusgiro: 3424-9 114 41 Stockholm Swish: 1235094222

Tel. 08-678 73 33

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.swebri.com


Sabine Schäfer

Honorary Secretary:

Stockholm, January 2020


2019

SOCIETY EVENINGS

Wednesdays, 25th September, 30th October, 27th November

6 pm. Valhallavägen 104At our regular last-Wednesday-in-the-month evenings, come and meet new and old friends and the Council members. Bring a friend: new and potential members are always especially welcome. Drinks and substantial nibbles at give-away prices. Please let us know that you’re coming, and whom you’ll bring. Space is limited, so please confirm to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] a few days before the events. We take cash or Swish: 1235094222.

‘OH, BREX IT!’

Valhallavägen 104

We plan a Brexit event and hope that Acting Ambassador Peter Ruskin, British Embassy, will update us. Date to be updated.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROYAL OPERA

10th October, 6.00 p.m.

Gustaf Adolfs Torg 2

Opera singer and Council member Jacqueline Delman has arranged for us a private guided tour of the Opera, where she was a soloist between1960 and 1980. Her roles included Violetta in ‘La Traviata’, Sophie in ‘Rosenkavaljeren’, Rosalinda in ‘Läderlappen’, the countess in ‘the Marriage of Figaro’ and Helena in Britten’s ’Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Only a few places left at time of writing so please reserve a.s.a.p to [email protected] or 08-6787333. When your reservation is confirmed pay 275kr per member, 325kr for non-members, to PG-3424-9 or to Swish: 1235094222. We meet in the foyer at 5.45 p.m.

GOLDFINGER

17th October, 6.00 p.m.

Valhallavägen 104

The popularity of our film evenings continues. Society member and Bond aficionado Björn Gävert will present the now-classic James Bond film “Goldfinger”. Björn has been interested in James Bond ever since his father took him to see the film when he was seven (1974). In 1989 he attended the TV quiz show Kvitt eller Dubbelt on the same subject. “Goldfinger” was released in 1964 and became a huge success, the third Bond film with Sean Connery as Bond. “Goldfinger” is still, after 24 films in nearly 60 years, considered one of the best Bond films ever. Many will remember Oddjob and his lethal bowler hat. There’ll be sparkling wine and canapés before the film; popcorn and sweets during, and tea in the breakThe price for this sparkling evening is 140:-, to be paid to PG.3424-9 or Swish: 1235094222.To book call: 08-6787333 or mail to: [email protected]

‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’

7th November, 6 p.m.

Valhallavägen 104 

We meet at the ‘Swe-Brit cinema’ to watch Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, filmed in 1993. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson play Benedict and Beatrice, respectively. Suitable eats and drinks will be served at a suitable moment. Confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] by 1 November. The Shakespearian evening will cost 120:- to be paid to PG- 3424-9 or Swish: 1235094222

SLOW, QUICK-QUICK, SLOW…

Refresh your dancing skills at a brief course to prepare for the grand November 23 Centennial Banquet. Date and place to be confirmed.

CENTENNIAL BANQUET

Saturday 23rd November, 5 pm.

Grand Hotel, Spegelsalen

Our Society was founded in November 1919. What better way of celebrating this a hundred years later than to meet in Grand Hotel’s Spegelsalen? So take out evening gowns, white-tie-and-tails.

Attractive prizes have been donated to the traditional lottery and raffle tickets will be sold early during the evening. Prizes will be presented by a special guest. Students from Lilla Musikaliska will play for us, and Mattias Enn will guide through music of the period and later. After dinner, we’ll dance to the music of Black on White Band.

The price for the banquet is 1919 crowns for members, 2119 crowns for non-members (plusgiro 3424-9 or Swish: 1235094222.). Please apply for tickets by calling 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] by 11th November at the very latest. The menu and wines will be presented on our web page during October.

Dress. White tie, 1919-period should you wish.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

8th December, 1.30 p.m.

Stockholm’s Borgargille, Nybrogatan 60.

Having recovered from the banquet, we meet for a 1919-style Christmas lunch. Mulled wine when you come, tomato soup and sherry, roast turkey with all the trimmings, and Christmas pudding. The lunch, including a brief appearance by Father Christmas, will cost 380:- for members, 430:- for non-members. Please apply by calling 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] by 2nd December.

‘LOVE ACTUALLY’

17th December, 6 p.m.

Valhallavägen 104 

The Christmassy film, “Love Actually” from 2003, entertains with a jumble of love stories, some surprisingly interconnected. Hugh Grant plays a very young British Prime Minister with a most attractive secretary. The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday. Eats and drinks served will be Yuletide in inspiration. The evening will cost 100:- to be paid to PG-3424-9 or Swish: 1235094222.

SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

22 December, 5p.m.

Church of St. Peter and St. Sigfrid, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14.

The Swedish-British Society and The British & Commonwealth Association invite you, your family and friends to the traditional Carol Service, where we will follow the story of the Birth of Christ. Refreshments 60 crowns / members, 80 crowns / guests, afterwards in the Princess Hall, this year hosted by The Swedish British Society. There is a lift. Please confirm your attendance by email to email to [email protected] To come by bus, take no.69 to Berwaldhallen. By car, park on Dag Hammarskjiölds väg.

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Miscellaneous

The Agatha Christie Club will meet 2-3 times during the late autumn at the premises of

The Swedish British Society.

Members of the Club discuss and analyse Christie’s books and films based on her books. Refreshments will be served for a small contribution. To join the club, please e-mail [email protected]

The SBS Library contains books on history, biographies, royalty, as well as fiction, crime and detective stories, etc. Please call 08-678 73 33 to visit or to borrow books.

The Anglican Episcopal Church - Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14, tel. 08-663 82 48. E-mail: [email protected].

Sunday school and worship every Sunday at 11a.m. www.stockholmanglicans.se.

A tie or lapel pin symbolizing the Swedish-British Society is available to members at 80:- (for one) and 150:- (for two). It can be obtained at events or ordered at 08-678 73 33.

MEMBERSHIP

Entrance Fee: 100:- all new members.

Annual Fee: 250:- (125:- after 1 July).

Annual Fee Couples: 350:- (175:- after 1 July).

Under 25 years of age: 100:-

Life Membership: 2.500:-

ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Valhallavägen 104 Plusgiro: 3424-9 114 41 Stockholm Swish: 1235094222

Tel. 08-678 73 33

Sabine Schäfer

Honorary Secretary

Stockholm, September 2019

Early Autumn Programme

WINE & NIBBLES ‘MEET-AND-GREET’ MEETING

Wednesday 28th August, 6 pm

Valhallavägen 104

We’re starting the season with free wine and nibbles “on the house” for new, prospective and old members. There’ll be a rundown on the programme and what’s been happening during the summer.

For new and prospective members we’ll also summarise the Society’s aims, history and future hopes. Invited guests will include representatives from organisations that have helped us in the past or may do so in the future. Space is limited, so please confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] no later than 26 August.

SOCIETY EVENINGS

Wednesdays 25th September, 30th October, 27th November, 6 pm.

Valhallavägen 104

The first “last-Wednesday…” meeting took place some four years ago. Eleven people came. The record so far is 46, with an average of 25. At these meetings there are always drinks, bits to eat and society Council members to share your ideas with. Refreshments are at give-away prices. Space is limited, so please confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] a few days before the events. We take cash or Swish: 1235094222.

CRAYFISH PARTY

6th September, 6pm, Valhallavägen 104 

The success of our first crayfish party last year has encouraged us to try again. So come and battle with the crustaceans. If you’re new to the event, don’t worry, you’ll soon learn with other guests to show you. And there are instructional films on the net.

On the menu: Swedish crayfish, schnapps, Västerbotten cheese pie, bread, "kryddost", meatballs, dill-roasted potatoes, and a dessert buffet. Price for members: 450kr, non-members, 500kr. Please pay to PG-3424-9, or Swish: 1235094222. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 2 September. Space is limited so first come first serve.

Centrera

DOWNTON ABBEY FILM

14th September 3.00pm

Biograf Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37

Mathias Rost, Manager at Biograf Zeta and a member of our Society, is kindly arranging our very own première of the new Downton Abbey film. Members and friends only: canapés and sparkling wine will be served. The film continues the story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century, and you can see the trailer on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3mP0c51hE

For all of this we’re paying a special price of 210kr, 260kr for non-members. Tickets are limited so early booking is strongly recommended. Please pay to PG-3424-9, or Swish: 1235094222. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 7 September. First come first served.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROYAL OPERA

10th October, 6.00pm

Gustaf Adolfs Torg 2

We are very lucky to have opera singer Jacqueline Delman as a Council member. Jacqueline is arranging for us an exciting, private guided tour of the Opera, where she was a soloist between1960 and1980. Her roles included Violetta in ‘La Traviata’, Sophie in ‘Rosenkavaljeren’, Rosalinda in ‘Läderlappen’, the countess in ‘the Marriage of Figaro’ and Helena in Britten’s ’Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

As the group is limited to 30 people it’s first come first served. Reservations by Monday 1st September, please, to [email protected] or 08-6787333. When your reservation is confirmed pay 275kr per member, 325kr for non-members, to PG-3424-9 or to Swish: 1235094222.

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If you have not already shared your e-mail address with us, please mail us at [email protected]

Annual fees to the Society’s plusgiro 3424-9.

And do not forget to indicate your name on the payment!

Miscellaneous

THE AGATHA CHRISTIE CLUB will meet in our office 2-3 times during the autumn. Members of the Club will continue to discuss and analyze Christie’s books and films based on her books. Refreshments will be served for a small contribution.

To join the club, please e-mail [email protected] 

THE ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14, tel. 08-663 82 48.

E-mail:[email protected]

Sunday school and worship every Sunday at 11a.m. www.stockholmanglicans.se 

THE LIBRARY - contains interesting books on history, biographies, royalty, as well as fiction, crime and detective stories, etc. Please call the office at 08-678 73 33 if you would like to visit or borarow some books. 

A PIN - nicely designed, symbolizing the Swedish-British Society is available to members at 80:- (for one) and 150:- (for two). It can be obtained at events or ordered at 08-678 73 33.

MEMBERSHIP

Entrance Fee: 100:- all new members.

Annual Fee: 250:- (125:- after 1 July).

Annual Fee Couples: 350:- (175:- after 1 July).

Under 25 years of age: 100:-

Life Membership: 2.500:-

ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Valhallavägen 104
41 Stockholm
Tel. 08-678 73 33
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.swebri.com

Plusgiro: 3424-9

Swish: 1235094222

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Sabine Schäfer

Honorary Secretary

Stockholm, August 2019