Forthcoming Events

Booking information for MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS

To make a reservation for one of these events, please telephone Reception on 020 7629 5462 or Maja on 020 7491 5563 or email: Maja@savileclub.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION NOTICE PERIOD IS 24 HOURS. THE FULL AMOUNT WILL BE INCURRED FOR NO-SHOWS AND £20 IF NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS GIVEN ON THE DAY. ALL CANCELLATIONS NEED TO BE CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL.

SAVILE SCIENCE - MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW - DR KATHRYN HARKUP

Monday April 23rd, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Scientists sometimes get stereotyped. But why are scientists depicted as chronically shy, slightly odd and carrying out crazy experiments to try and take over the world? Of course it’s only Bond villains who are plotting world domination and most scientists are lovely sociable people. But the stereotype has to come from somewhere…Those involved in scientific pursuits have not always been models of professionality. The path of scientific progress is littered with bitter rivalries, eccentric behaviour and outright deviousness. Some did disgusting experiments and faced personal danger or ridicule to give us brilliant scientific insights. But what all of these people of science had was an insatiable curiosity. Science isn’t always a smooth linear route to building slowly and relentlessly to greater truths. There have been bumps, backward steps and blind-alleys.

This talk explores some of science’s more colourful characters and experiments. Expect sword fights, electrocuted frogs and buckets and buckets of wee.

Kathryn Harkup is a chemist and author. She completed a doctorate on her favourite chemicals, phosphines, and went on to further postdoctoral research before realising that talking, writing and demonstrating science appealed a bit more than hours slaving over a hot fume-hood. She currently writes a monthly poison blog for the Guardian and gives regular public talks on the disgusting and dangerous side of science. Kathryn’s first book was the international best-seller A is for Arsenic, which was shortlisted for a Mystery Readers International Macavity Award and a BMA Book Award.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday April 26th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

THE RT.HON. SIR LAWRENCE FREEDMAN KCMG FBA WILL SPEAK ON THE SUBJECT OF HIS LATEST BOOK - THE FUTURE OF WAR

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Sir Lawrence is the Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign 2006 as well as a member of the official inquiry (Chilcot) into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War.  From 2003 to December 2013 he was a Vice Principal at King’s College London. He retired from King’s in December 2014 where he had been Professor of War Studies since 1982. Currently a Visiting Professor at Oxford.

Sir Lawrence’s principal areas of interest include contemporary defence and foreign policy issues. He has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the cold war, as well as commentating regularly on contemporary security issues. His recent books include The Revolution in Strategic Affairs, on Strategic Coercion, The Cold War, a collection of essays on British defence policy and Kennedy’s Wars that covers the major crises of the early 1960s over Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam. A book on deterrence was published in 2004. A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East 2008, and won the 2009 Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature. His work Strategy: A History, was named as one of the best books of 2013 by the Financial Times.

Chairman – Savilian Arnold Rosen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM CLUB - NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Thursday May 3rd, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

APERITIF CONCERT - Bill Benham & MMS (violin & piano)

Friday May 4th, 2018

12.30pm-1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

SAVILE AGM AND DINNER

Thursday May 10th, 2018

6pm drinks, 6.30pm AGM, 8pm dinner

Dinner is optional but must be pre-booked

Cost: £32 Dinner with wine

COMPOSERS AT THE SAVILE A PIANO RECITAL BY SAVILIAN ALEXANDER (SASHA) KARPEYEV

Tuesday May 15th, 2018

6.15pm Savile Fizz, 6.45pm concert, 8pm wine and canapes followed by a celebratory dinner

To mark the date on which, 150 years ago, when the first subscriptions (£2 2s per annum!)

became due for the founder members of the New Club which, from October 1870 was renamed the Savile Club.

The list of eminent composers who have belonged to the Club encompasses great names of twentieth-century British music; the concert will include works by Savilians Sir Edward Elgar,

Sir Charles Hubert Parry, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir Arthur Bliss, Sir William Walton, Sir Malcolm Arnold and many others too.

Sasha Karpeyev is a prize winner in several international piano competitions and he recently featured as ‘One to watch’ in International Piano magazine.  A debut CD, The Final Flowering – dedicated to Russian émigré composers following the Revolution – will be released shortly.  His recital of the programme at King’s Hall, London prompted music critic Michael White to write

“It was in epic scores by Medtner and Stravinsky that Karpeyev really triumphed, playing them with virtuosity and more: the deep, internalised musicianship of a master.”

Karpeyev’s ‘Composers at the Savile’ programme will also be recorded, for a CD that will be released to members and later to the public too.

Savilian Felix Rigg will host the concert.

Cost: MEMBERS AND GUESTS, Cost £60

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

7.15pm drinks in the Bar, dinner at 8pm

Proposers and their Candidates are invited to attend a dinner hosted by the Club at which several members of the General Committee will be present. This will give candidates the opportunity of meeting both members of the Committee and other Savilians.

Cost: (Proposers and their Candidates, Committee Members)

HIGH DAYS AND HOLIDAYS - FOUR STAGES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAVILE: A PERAMBULATION OVER 150 YEARS FROM TRAFALGAR SQUARE (SPRING GARDENS) TO BROOK STREET – BY WAY OF SAVILE ROW AND PICCADILLY, WITH A SEQUENCE OF PIT STOPS!

Wednesday May 30th, 2018

Time- details listed below

As part of the club’s 150th anniversary celebrations, we retrace the locations – from its establishment as the New Club, and then to its eponymous house in Savile Row.  We assemble for coffee, courtesy of the Travellers Club, followed by Bucks Fizz at Buck’s Club, and a quick one at the Cavalry and Guards Club, and finally for lunch at 69 Brook Street where we will celebrate the 150 years of membership clocked up by Gavin Henderson, Jeremy Hornsby and Michael Peacock – each elected on the same day in 1968.

A specially composed fanfare, by Savilian Julian Anderson, will be trumpeted at each location.

Numbers for the Perambulation will be strictly limited – and thus members only.  For the lunch back at Brook Street we should be able to accommodate guests and the ‘overflow’.

It will be in order to cheat through the Perambulation and take taxis at own initiative.

 10.30am        Meet at the Travellers Club, Pall Mall for tea/coffee and pastries

(close to Spring Gardens, site of the New Club)

11.30am        Bucks Fizz at Buck’s Club – close by Savile Row

12.30pm       Champagne Aperitif at the Cavalry and Guards Club … adjacent to the Savile Club

in Piccadilly

1.30pm          Lunch at 69 Brook Street

 

Cost: PERAMBULATION - MEMBERS ONLY, Cost £20; LUNCH AT SAVILE - MEMBERS AND GUESTS, Cost £37 aperitif, lunch with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday May 31st, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

APERITIF CONCERT - ANNA MCCREADY, ROBERT SHOLL (SOP PNO) - 20thc Song Including Messiaen

Friday June 1st, 2018

12.30pm-1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

SAVILE FILM CLUB - LIMITLESS (2011)

Thursday June 7th, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday June 21st, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes21

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

A BLACK-TIE CELEBRATION FEAST TO MARK THE DATE THAT THE SAVILE CLUB FIRST OPENED ITS DOORS AS THE NEW CLUB AT 9 SPRING GARDENS

Thursday June 28th, 2018

7.15pm for 8pm until late

Cost: MEMBERS AND GUESTS, Cost £60

A SAVILE SCIENCE AND SAVILE SCHOLARSHIPS COMBINED EVENT

Monday July 2nd, 2018

6pm welcome drinks for 6.30pm Savile Scholarship Presentations followed by Savile Science Talk. Dinner at 8.15pm-ish

SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION – the three scholars selected by King’s College London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths and approved by the Club will be introduced by their sponsors.  Each will provide a short description of the additional project work they have, or will be able to undertake, as a result of the award by the Club.

Following the presentation of the Scholarships, SAVILIAN CRAWFORD KINGSNORTH, MICHELLE SPILLER, ROB LEHMAN AND DAVID PATERSON will give a talk on DNA FROM ALL THE ANGLES.

Rosalind Franklin was an exceptionally gifted practical scientist.  She was able to extract high quality DNA and provide the crucial crystallographic evidence that allowed Crick and Watson to solve the double helical structure of DNA. But what has happened since this discovery?

This talk will provide an update on DNA and will look into the structure of DNA and how this allowed the code to be broken – a task involving a gargantuan data set.  We will also look into the future uses of this technology.

This will be a practical session so please be prepared to assist with the demonstrations.

SAVILIAN DR CRAWFORD KINGSNORTH is Head of science and biology at Norwich High School for Girls; MICHELLE SPILLER and ROB LEHMAN work at Cambridge International Education; and DAVID PATERSON has a PhD in Protein Crystallography and teaches chemistry at Aldenham School in Elstree where he specialises in making practical work more effective in the classroom.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks, Savile Scholarship Presentations, Savile Science Presentation ; PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - THE STING (1973)

Thursday July 5th, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 5th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

APERITIF CONCERT - Nina Kiva String Trio (violin, cello & piano)

Friday July 6th, 2018

12.30pm - 1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 12th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

A CELEBRATORY EVENING OF OPERA AND SATIRE

Friday July 13th, 2018

6.45pm for 7.30pm

Dazzling opera singer and satirist, Melinda Hughes, will be performing a mixture of operatic arias including 150-year-old arias by Offenbach and Gilbert & Sullivan and plenty of her satirical songs co-written with Jeremy Limb.  Described by Vanity Fair as ‘scandalous and timely’ Hughes and Limb lampoon anything from Opera Divas to Melania Trump and will delight and entertain.  They have been frequent guests on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio London. Their shows at Zedel Piccadilly are always a sell-out and they have performed at International Festivals and parties.

Cost: MEMBERS AND ONE GUEST (due to limited space), Cost £60 (with dinner and wines)

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 19th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 26th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

SAVILE SUMMER BBQ

Tuesday July 31st, 2018

Pimm’s will be served at 6.30pm and the barbecue from 7.30pm.

A summer barbecue evening on the roof terrace. Guests welcome.

Cost: £42 Drinks, Dinner with Wine

BEAUX GROUP LUNCH at the SAVILE CLUB

Wednesday August 8th, 2018

1pm for 1.30pm

For Savile and Garrick Club members, and guests, wearing bow ties (maximum one male guest per member). Cancelations must be received 48 hours in advance.

Cost: The cost will be circa £50, for what will be a set lunch, eventual price determined by wine consumed at lunch.

BUFFET LUNCH FOR EVERYONE - WITH MAGIC PERFORMED BY THE MAGIC CIRCLE

Sunday August 12th, 2018

From 12.30pm

Members from Reciprocal Clubs are welcome.

Whilst this is not a Children’s party, young people are very welcome.

There is a reduced charge of £20 for under 18’s.

Cost: MEMBERS AND GUESTS, Cost £35