YCL 11th Annual Christmas Dinner

  • 08 Dec 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Polish Hearth Club, 55 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN
  • 40


  • (YCL Junior Members, available for the first 25 registrants before 28 Nov)
  • (YCL Junior Members)
  • (YCL Intermediate and Senior Members, available for the first 25 registrants before 28 Nov)
  • (YCL Intermediate and Senior Members)

The Yale Club of London 
invites you to 
the 11th Annual Christmas Dinner


Monday, 8 December 2014
18:30 pre-dinner drinks
19:30 dinner

The Polish Hearth Club
55 Exhibition Road
London SW7 2PN


Early Bird Tickets
(available to the first 25 registrants for each pricing tier before 28 Nov)
£30 - Junior YCL Members
£40 - Intermediate and Senior YCL Members

Regular Tickets
£35 - Junior YCL Members
£45 - Intermediate and Senior YCL Members


About the event: 

The YCL Christmas Dinner is the standout event in the Club's annual diary -- not to be missed.  This year we return to the Polish Hearth Club (55 Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, SW7 2PN) to gather for conviviality and conversation with friends old and new.  It is always an excellent evening with numbers and excitement building year on year.  We hope you will save this date in your calendars so that you can join us.

For our dinner this year, the Ognisko Restaurant will again provide the food for our gathering. With regard to the dinner format this year, we bravely tried the buffet option last year at the Club.  However, the buffet option was so enthusiastically enjoyed by those in attendance that a proverbial Bulldog scrum ensued. Luckily, no paws were broken and we will modify the format for dining this year. As such, each attendee will need to select their main dinner entrée from the three following choices:

  A) Char-grilled Paprika Marinated Coquelet with Paprykarz
  B) Salmon in Pastry with Mushroom and Spinach
  C) (Vegetarian) Bulgar Wheat and Chickpea Pilaf with Dried Cherries, Vermicelli and Tsatziki

All will enjoy starters and sides that are a speciality of Ognisko.
Following dinner, a selection of Ognisko desserts will be provided.


About the speaker:

Proud winner of the London Critics' Circle Award and Olivier Award nominee for The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic, Catherine Schreiber (SY '75) is a Tony-winning producer for Clybourne Park. Her other Tony nominations include Peter and the Starcatcher (2012), The Scottsboro Boys (2011) and Next Fall (2010). Other recent productions include The King’s Speech (UK), El Chico de Oz (Peru) and Stick Fly (Broadway). She produced Desperate Writers, a play she co-wrote, off Broadway. Honored for her work with the Scottsboro Boys Museum, she received the Key to the City of Scottsboro and spoke at the signing of the Scottsboro Boys Act, 2013. A contributing writer to the Huffington Post, Catherine graduated BA '75 English with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale College and is also a film/television writer and actress. She is married to Miles N. Ruthberg, (Yale '73, Harvard Law) senior partner at Latham & Watkins. They have two children, Stephanie 26 and Jeremy 23.

The Scottsboro Boys is the true story of nine innocent young black youth whose lives were destroyed by a the single-line lie of two white women in the racist American south of 1931. The Scottsboro Boys trials continued for six years, sparked the Civil Rights movement in the United States and led to two pivotal Supreme Court rulings including the right to a Fair Trial and the inability to exclude blacks from the jury. Rosa Parks met her husband supporting the Scottsboro Boys. Schreiber will talk insightfully about producing theatre on both sides of the pond, the nexus between art and activism, and her show which has helped change history. This past April, The Scottsboro Boys Act was passed, exonerating the Scottsboro Boys and in November the last three boys were pardoned.


The price mentioned includes the cost of dinner, wine, and other goodies with the meal.  The pre-dinner drinks are not included in this price, but there is a cash bar that will be available to all on the first floor where dinner is served.

Registration for this event will close at 12 noon on Friday, 05 December.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds if a meal registration is cancelled after 12 noon on Friday, 05 December.


About the venue, The Polish Heart Club:
For more information about the venue, The Polish Hearth Club, please visit: http://ogniskopolskie.org.uk

For additional information, contact Erik Gustafson

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