Welcome to our Early Autumn events 2021


BOAT EXCURSION AND CREAM TEA

Little Britain tea garden

September 11th, 10 am.

We meet at Nybrokajen at 10 am. to take boat SL 80 to Nacka Strand, sailing at 10.05 am. After about 40 minutes aboard, we arrive at Nacka Strand, where the Bergbana, the inclined elevator will take us up to Little Britain Tea Garden, a green villa on a hill overlooking the water.

A hot soup lunch will be served, followed by a cream tea with scones, clotted cream and lemon meringue pie.

Cost for the excursion, including lunch and cream tea: 300: - for members, 350:- for non-members. To register please call: 08-6787333 or email to; [email protected] , no later than September 8th.



COCKTAILS IN THE RAIN

The courtyard at Valhallavägen 104

September 25th, 3.30pm

For the first time in the Society’s nearly-102-year-old history, there’ll be cocktails in the rain. Our courtyard at Valhallavägen 104 will be the venue for our cocktail party. Cocktails will be on sale in threes from our bar, with nibbles on the house. Swish preferable; cash in emergency. A prize will be given for the most inventive umbrella and macintosh/wellingtons.

To register for this new and fun event, please call: 08-6787333 or mail to: [email protected] Numbers are limited so don’t wait with your signing up.



SOCIETY EVENINGS

Online on Zoom for the time being.

29th September, 27th October, 24th, November, 6 pm.

Since 2014 our regular last-Wednesday-in-the month gatherings have grown in popularity. Members have met for discussion and conversation and the chance to exchange views with Council members. Pub-inspired food has been served, drinks at cost price.

This autumn the nearest we can get so far is Zoom. Friends to be met, and made, now perhaps with drinks in their hands in front of their screens. For a link, and to confirm that you’re coming call 08-678 73 33 or mail [email protected] a few days before the events.



GUIDED TOUR

Stockholm Cathedral

October 7th, 6.pm

Tradition has it that the building of Stockholm Cathedral in 1264 was made possible with donations from Birger Jarl.

Ulf Lindgren, Rev Canon Precentor of the Cathedral will follow up his much-appreciated Zoom presentation some months ago by leading us on a guided tour of the cathedral.

Numbers are limited so make sure you sign up in good time for this event. To register, please mail to [email protected] or call 08-6787333.

Prize is 200:- for members, and 250:- for non- members. Please pay to PG: 3424-9 or Swish: 1235094222 by October 1st.




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BASIC ZOOM TRAINING

Thursday March 18th, 6 pm

KURSEN HÅLLS PÅ SVENSKA

May I preZOOMe to invite you once again to a learning session on Zoom? We will (re)learn the basics of this online conference programme so that we feel secure in using it in webinars and events. If you haven’t already done so, please download the ZOOM programme in good time before the course by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/download.Let us know you’ll be joining: 08-6787333, or email [email protected], latest 17th February.

SOCIETY EVENINGS

31st March, 28th April, 26th, May, 6 pm.

Online on Zoom

Members “meet” for discussion and conversation, with perhaps drinks in their hands in front of the screen. Council members are there to share your ideas with. Please make sure you confirm that you’re coming to get a link, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] a few days before the events.

“GUIDED TOUR” to Chatsworth House

April 13th, 6pm 6.pm

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is a stately home for royalty in North Derbyshire, England. The home has served as the Cavendish family seat ever since Bess of Hardwick settled into the area in 1549. Event producer and former TV and radio host Claes-Johan Larsson will guide us through Chatsworth House’s history via Zoom. He regularly guides groups round British stately homes and castles when a pandemic doesn’t grace the word. To register for this special event, please call: 08-6787333 or email: [email protected] before April 10th.

INDIAN COOKALONG

April 29th, 6 pm

Welcome to our Society’s first ever cookalong. Your cicerone will be culinary diplomat Sanjoo Malhotra. Sanjoo has lived in Sweden for the past 25 years, giving Indian cooking classes and conducting culinary tours to India among other places. You’ll get the recipes two weeks in advance with a list of ingredients, so you can join in the cooking with Sanjoo from your own kitchen. We will also discuss the historical connections of Indian food from India-to-Britain-to-Sweden. To register please call: 08-6787333 or email to; [email protected]

SWEDISH QUIZ

Thursday May 6th at 7pm SE time

Join us for a Swedish quiz on 6th May at 6pm UK time / 7 pm Sweden time! The Swedish British Society (based in Stockholm) and the Gloucestershire Swedish Club (based in Cheltenham, Glos) are delighted to offer this as a combined event for members of both groups to take part in online and meet virtually. We hope more new links will blossom as a result. The quiz questions will reflect some interesting and fun facts about Sweden for a just-for-fun event. Please let us know that you will be joining us on: [email protected], or 08-6787333 

VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 Sunday June 13th, at 2 p.m 

 The Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom and conducted in accordance with the agenda. To attend, this year’s annual fee must have been paid. Please register by calling 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] not later than Wednesday 4th June to confirm you’re coming.

VIRTUAL GARDEN PARTY

Sunday 13th June, 3p.m.

“Tradition is its own justification”, so we make no apology for holding our 16th garden party; but this year without the now-familiar oasis of Valhallavägen 104. Groaning tables, in your homes, with our takeaway service, will support tea, sandwiches, scones, cakes, strawberries and cream. Anyone for bubbly? Hats will be judged, and prizes won. Online on Zoom.

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday 4th June, please, to [email protected] or 08-6787333. Members price for afternoon tea: 230:-, non-members 280:- (plusgiro 3424-9, Swish: 1235094222).

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Early Spring Programme

MEET-AND-GREET MEETING

Wednesday 27th January, 6 pm

Online on Zoom

There’ll be a presentation of what the spring will bring. 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.

Please confirm that you’re coming to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] no later than 26 January. Join the Meet & greet with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85846978858?pwd=RWpNcnZOeWdOVmM5SXA3MW9sQ3J1UT09

Meeting ID: 858 4697 8858

Passcode: 206925



BASIC ZOOM TRAINING

Monday February 8th, 6 pm

Online

May I preZOOMe to invite you to a learning session on Zoom? We will once again get acquainted with the online digital meeting program, Zoom, and learn the basics so that we feel secure in using it for joining web seminars (webinars) and events. If you haven’t already done so, please download Zoom in good time before the course. You do so by clicking on this link and following the instructions: https://zoom.us/download Please let us know that you will be joining: 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 5th February.

https://us0​2web.zoom.us/j/82095251658?pwd=SVpCUndUVEJsY1hhZ1RlL1NzZkJJdz09 Meeting ID: 820 9525 1658

Passcode: 233617

THE ÖSTERMALM MERRY_GO ROUND

Thursday February 11th , 6 pm

Online

Lawyer and author Helene Sjöman has recently published her second feelgood detective novel, Östermalmskarusellen. The Östermalm Merry-go-Round. The book is set mainly in Helene’s home area, Östermalm, and around Nice on the French Riviera. We accompany Pauline during some intensive weeks filled with plans for a wedding, hectic days in the law court and treacherous intrigues. Helene will tell us more about her books, why they are set in Östermalm and how her work as a lawyer led her to write feelgood books. She will also share tips for those who dream about writing a book. During the meeting, which should last about an hour, an autographed copy of The Östermalm Merry-go-Round will also be raffled among the participants. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 7th February.

SOCIETY EVENINGS 

Wednesdays 24th February, 31st March, 28th April, 26th May, 6 pm. Online

Members “meet” for discussion and conversation, with optional drinks in hand. Council members are there to share your ideas with. Due to the ongoing pandemic in the world these Society evenings will be held on Zoom, with an update from the Council and breakout rooms to facilitate more genuine feeling of a Society evening. Confirm that you’re coming, to 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] a few days before the events to get a link to the events.

JOSEPH STEPHENS-JÄRNVÄGAR, VÄGAR TILL JÄRN

Thursday 4th March,

English-born Joseph Samuel Frithiof Stephens (1841-1934 was best known as the owner of Huseby ironworks and estate in Småland. After successful years as a colonial railway contractor in British India, he bought the ironworks, one of the largest connected estates in Sweden, in 1867. Ingemar Gunnarsson will present the interesting story of Joseph’s long and varied life, and his path to economic and social success in India and Sweden during the revolutionary nineteenth century. Call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 2nd February.

KNOW YOURSELF BETTER WITH AYURVEDA

Talk by Marie Forsman

March 11th, 6 pm

Online

Ayurveda means “knowledge about life” and is considered the oldest field of medicine. It was developed in India and elsewhere. Ayurveda looks at the person’s constitution and lifestyle, as well as their medical symptoms, to understand imbalances. This way you can find steps back to more balance that are very much geared towards the individual. During Marie Forsman’s talk you will get to know yourself and your health better by finding out what “type” (physically, mentally and emotionally) you are and how you can support your own wellbeing. Marie Forsman is an Ayurvedic Advisor with a background as a massage therapist, personal trainer and life coach. Ayurveda is one of the tools she uses to help people live their best life.

To join, call 08-6787333, or email [email protected], no later than 7thMarch. 

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Now to summarize the Society’s Year 2020. 

What DID we do?

January 29th: Meet & Greet, at our office

February 13th: Film evening, Notting Hill, at our office

February 26th: Society evening, at our office

March 5th: A visit to the Royal College of Music

May 27th: So Sweden- living differently –

talk with Alison Allfrey on Zoom

July 30th: "What myths and legends inform and

shape British people today "– talk by

Charlotta Buxton on Zoom

August 26th; Concert with Charlotta Huldt-Ramberg

at the Jenny Lind statue

September 7th: Beginners Zoom coarse, with our

Vice President José Namèn on Zoom

September 9th: Talk, and singing Jenny Lind,

by Charlotta Huldt on Zoom

September 22nd: Virtual drink with Deputy Head

of Mission Peter Ruskin on Zoom

November 28th; St Andrew’s Zoom Gala evening

and auction on Zoom

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Past programmes 

SOCIETY EVENINGS 2020

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.

FILM EVENING, ‘THE IMITATION GAME’

2nd April, 6.00pm

Valhallavägen 104

To commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the work at Bletchley Park to solve German military intelligence codes, we will show the film The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly. Britain’s Military Attaché Commander Jason Horn will give a talk before the film.

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 27th March. Space is limited so first come first served.

SPRING DINNER AND DANCE

April 25th, 5.30 pm

Haymarket, Hötorget 13-15

The society welcomes members and guests to an early spring dinner at Haymarket by Scandic, where we will enjoy a two-course menu with wine and coffee. After dinner we will be enlightened and entertained by a distinguished guest who will give an interesting talk on a relevant. The speaker will be announced at a later stage. We’ve laid on a dance band, too, so come prepared.

Dress: Black Tie. Pay 945:- for members, 995:- for non-members (plusgiro 3424-9, Swish 1235094222). The menu will be presented on our website. To register for this very special event, please call 08-678 73 33 or email to [email protected] not later than 16 April.

SO SWEDEN

Valhallavägen 104, Tuesday 12th May, 6 p.m.

Alison Allfrey will talk on her book So Sweden – living differently. The author and family moved to Sweden in 2012 and the book describes “a journey from apprehension to almost unconditional adoration of a cool, distinct country, admired from afar, little known. Sweden”.

Alison’s book will be on sale during the evening.

The talk is free of charge but the Swe-Brit Arms will be open so there will be drinks and substantial snacks on sale.

To sign up, call 08-6787333 or mail: [email protected]

SPRING EXCURSION 

Bååtska Palatset

Saturday 23rd May, 9.30 a.m.

We meet at Valhallavägen 157, (T-Station Karlaplan, exit Tessinparken), where a chartered bus leaves at 9.30 a.m. for Bååtska Palatset, Blasieholmen. There, we will be guided round the magnificent seventeenth-century palace which now houses the Order of Freemasons.

Our bus will then take us to Såstaholm mansion, a former actors’ retreat in rural Täby, for lunch. We then progress to an SBS member’s home for afternoon tea and aim to be back in Valhallavägen around 5.30 p.m.

The cost is 800:- for members, 850:- for non-members and includes bus, guided tour, lunch and afternoon tea. To register please call 678 73 33 or email [email protected] not later than 13 May. Advance payment to plusgiro 3424-9 or Swish 1235094222. Early booking is recommended!

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 Saturday 13th June, at 2 p.m. Valhallavägen 104

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the garden of the Society’s premises and conducted in accordance to the agenda and followed by a mingle reception in connection with the Garden Party. To attend, this year’s Annual fee must be paid. Please register by calling 08-678 73 33 or by email to [email protected] not later than Wednesday 3rd June to confirm your attendance.

GARDEN PARTY

Saturday 13th June, 3p.m. Valhallavägen 104

It has been said that tradition is its own justification, so we make no apology for holding our tenth garden party in the now-familiar oasis of Valhallavägen 104. Groaning tables will support tea, sandwiches, scones, cakes, strawberries and cream. Anyone for bubbly? Hats will be judged and prizes won.

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday 3rd June, please, to [email protected],se or 08-6787333. Members 330:-, non-members 380:- (plusgiro 3424-9, 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, please, by 31st January.

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

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Miscellaneous

THE SOCIETY’S HISTORY. We hope to arrange 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 times at our office during the spring. Members of the Club will continue to discuss and analyse 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 – Browsing through the society’s library reveals a serious selection of post-world-war-two English literature. There are also works on history, biography and royalty, etc. – over 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 - symbolizing the Swedish-British Society is available to members at 80:- (for one) and 150:- (for two). Get it at events or order 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


Early spring Programme 2o2o

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 and future hopes. Following a member’s suggestion, there’ll also be a lottery with nice prizes in aid of our much-needed new computer. 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 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.

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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

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