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.

SAVILIAN ARNOLD ROSEN ON WHAT WAS ROLF DOING IN HUT 8? ROLF NOSKWITH - SAVILIAN JUNE 1919 TO JANUARY 2017

Monday February 25th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Discerning those unintelligible signals was the role played by the late Savilian, Rolf Noskwith. He was born the week before the signing of the Treaty of Versailles; the so-called Peace Treaty. He died in January 2017.

In a book published in 1993 and 2011 Rolf contributed a few pages about his work at Bletchley Park and ends in this gracious way.

“Being at Bletchley Park during the war was a prime example of my good fortune in life. While most of my contemporaries were risking death or injury or enduring hardship I was living comfortably and doing exciting work. At the same time I could maintain my self-respect because the work was important. I know that I was very lucky”

Winston Churchill wrote in that same volume of ” A far greater peril was added to these problems. The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. ….now our life-line. I was even more anxious about this battle than I had been about the glorious air fight called the Battle of Britain”. 

Winston Churchill The Second World War 1949 Vol II p 529

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

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday February 28th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

APERITIF CONCERT - Alanna Crouch, solo piano

Friday March 1st, 2019

12.30pm -1pm

Link to youtube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi-pUmpeVKkCch8RtT6rlpA

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

RUSSIAN MUSIC RECITAL PERFORMED BY YULIA CHAPLINA

Tuesday March 5th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Born in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), London-based pianist Yulia Chaplina gave her debut performance aged 7, performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor with the Rostov State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively as a soloist in Europe and Asia in many of the world’s finest venues, including the Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia and Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo. Yulia is the winner of 7 international piano competitions and was awarded the First Prize & the Gold Medal in the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Musicians. Yulia holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arts (Berlin) and a Masters in Music from the Royal College of Music (London), where she was subsequently a Fellow. In addition, Yulia has studied with Mstislav Rostropovitch, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Paul Badura-Skoda, David Waterman, Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès and Liliya Zilberstein. Artist’s website: www.yuliachaplina.com

Programme to include Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky.

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Thursday March 7th, 2019

Film Screening 8pm

Savile Film Club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287999041229510/

To attend the Screenings please email savilefilmclub@alexxjardine.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

BEHIND THE THRONE: A DOMESTIC HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD ADRIAN TINNISWOOD IN CONVERSATION WITH SAVILIAN DAVID OLDROYD-BOLT

Tuesday March 12th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Adrian Tinniswood is Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Buckingham and the author of fifteen books, including the Sunday Times bestseller The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars. In his latest book Tinniswood uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, exploring the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire; the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands, or ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis. A royal household has always been a community, a vast machine with everyone from James I’s Master of the Horse to William IV’s Assistant Table Decker to Elizabeth II’s Digital Engagement Team working to smooth the sovereign’s path through life while simultaneously confirming his or her status. How has the royal household moulded our ideas about the Crown? And what purpose does it serve in a modern monarchy?

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

BEAUX GROUP LUNCH at the GARRICK CLUB

Wednesday March 13th, 2019

1pm for 1.30pm

For Savile and Garrick Club members, wearing bow ties.

Limit- Maximum of 24 places (members only). 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.

DAVID GILMOUR ON THE BRITISH IN INDIA

Monday March 18th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

David Gilmour discusses his panoramic new social history of the British in India, tracing the lives of countless individuals and the world they created.

The British in this book lived in India from shortly after the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. They were soldiers, officials, businessmen, doctors and missionaries of both sexes, planters, engineers and many others, together with children, wives and sisters. This book describes their lives, their work and their extraordinarily varied interactions with the native populations; it also records the very diverse roles they played in the three centuries of British-Indian history. Gilmour writes of people who have never been written about before, men and women who are presented here with humanity and often with humour. The result is a magnificent tapestry of life, an exceptional work of scholarly recovery which reads like a great nineteenth-century novel. It makes a highly original and engaging contribution to a long and important period of British and Indian history.

Chairman – Savilian Marcus Potter

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

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday March 26th, 2019

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, General Committee Members)

SAVILE SCIENCE - JULIAN BARNARD ON SPIES AND THEIR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

Wednesday March 27th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

The lecture will include the following topics – special silenced weapons and other methods of lethality, suicide pills, radio and mobile ‘phone interception, radio and mobile phone jamming and deception, explosive devices and triggers, target tracking via the internet and other covert methods and deception techniques to use against an enemy. Also Black Propaganda, rubber vehicles, and other devices and techniques used will be discussed.

Julian Barnard works at Joint Force Command, whose base at Chicksands in Bedfordshire is the home of The Intelligence Corps. A member of the Special Forces Club, Julian has spent the last forty years working in the design and manufacture of “gadgets” for use by the SAS / SBS and other Intelligence groups. Julian is a Trustee of the Military Intelligence Museum and is currently heading up a team to move the Museum from “behind the wire” at Chicksands, to a more accessible site at Milton Bryan on the Duke of Bedford’s Estate at Woburn, Bedfordshire.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen

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

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday March 28th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

JEWELS OF BAROQUE OPERA

Monday April 1st, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Clara Kanter and Sarah Gabriel present a programme of vocal works by one of Brook Street’s most famous residents, George Frideric Handel. The concert will include arias and duets from Handel’s operas, oratorios and cantatas, including Alcina, Deidamia, Theodora and Giulio Cesare.

Described by Le Monde as ‘As fine an actor as she is a singer’, soprano Sarah Gabriel has performed worldwide onstage and in recital, giving baroque recitals for the London Handel Festival, Handel/Hendrix, the European Broadcasting Union, across Europe, in the Far East and in the United States. Projects for the 2018/2019 season include The Trial of Artemisia (a new solo opera by Joseph Atkins) and Lucretia’s Last Breath (a modern masque based upon Handel’s youthful masterpiece, La Lucrezia).

Mezzo-soprano Clara Kanter recently graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is a frequent performer of baroque repertoire, and has featured as a step-out soloist for Messiah with Nevill Holt Opera Young Artists, and with the Handel House Singers directed by Laurence Cummings, in operas by Caldara with La Serenissima at Wigmore Hall, and in Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music at Cadogan Hall. Future plans include performances of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in London and Oslo.

Satoko Doi-Luck is a harpsichordist and a composer from Japan and based in London. She is a founder member of the chamber music groups Ceruleo and Ensemble Molière as well as having been played with Birmingham Opera Company, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Serenissima and the Shakespeare’s Globe. www.satokodoi-luck.com

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

WHY WE GET THE WRONG POLITICIANS -SAVILIAN MARTIN VANDER WEYER IN DISCUSSION WITH ISABEL HARDMAN

Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

In the week after the UK leaves the EU, Martin Vander Weyer talks to Isabel Hardman, award-winning political commentator and assistant editor of the spectator about her book ‘WHY WE GET THE WRONG POLITICIANS’ and what’s going to happen after the Brexit debacle. Published by Atlantic books, ‘Why We Get the Wrong Politicians’ is a sympathetic and insightful analysis of today’s motley political class, lifting the lid on the strange world of Westminster and asking why voters too often end up with representatives they neither respect nor trust. Robert Peston found it ‘compelling and entertaining’ and the Evening Standard called it ‘A must-read for anyone who wants to change the way they think about politicians’.

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Thursday April 4th, 2019

Film Screening 8pm

Savile Film Club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287999041229510/

To attend the Screenings please email savilefilmclub@alexxjardine.com

 

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - Lucy Hayes, jazz voalist

Friday April 5th, 2019

12.30pm -1pm

Link to youtube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi-pUmpeVKkCch8RtT6rlpA

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

SAVILE HISTORY- DR JONATHAN BOFF ON THE FIRST WORLD WAR: A GERMAN VIEW

Wednesday April 17th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

This lecture will explore the Western Front 1914-18 from a perspective we in this country explore all too rarely: that of the German enemy. By analysing the wartime experiences of one of the most senior German generals, Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, Jonathan Boff will shed new light on the two contending sides and the course and character of the war.’

Dr Jonathan Boff is a Senior Lecturer in History and War Studies at the University of Birmingham, where he teaches courses on conflict from Homer to Helmand. He specializes in the First World War. Haig’s Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany’s War on the Western Front, 1914-18 was published by Oxford University Press in April this year. His previous book, Winning and Losing on the Western Front: The British Third Army and the Defeat of Germany in 1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2012) was short-listed for the Templer Medal and for the British Army Book of the Year award. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford and the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and spent twenty years working in finance before returning to academia. He serves on the councils of the National Army Museum and Army Records Society, has worked as a historical consultant with the British Army and the BBC, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Chairman – Savilian Tim Halstead

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

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday April 25th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

THE DUCHESS OF RUTLAND - ‘21ST CENTURY DUCHESS’ FROM CHATELAINE OF BELVOIR CASTLE TO ENTREPRENEUR, WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A DUCHESS IN TODAY’S WORLD

Monday April 29th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Belvoir Castle is the most fabulous fairy-tale castle in England. From its high hill it broods over immense tracts of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. It is one of the great treasure houses of the country and its chatelaine for the new millennium is Emma, 11th Duchess of Rutland. Since taking charge of the estate she has shaken off the dust-sheets and brought back to life a castle that had slept since the 2nd World War.

As a 21st century duchess, Emma’s role is very different from that of her forebears.  How do you maintain for the future a 1000 year old estate with huge overheads?  An estate with 16,000 acres of tenanted farms, 400 properties, 50 employees, a thriving local community and a castle with 2.5 acres of roof?  Seeking advice from the legendary Duchess of Devonshire, she was shocked to learn that, when it comes to Dukedoms, it is the women who earn the money and the men who spend it!

Throwing all her formidable energy and imagination at the problem, from a standing start the Duchess has turned Belvoir from a slumbering leviathan into commercial powerhouse, building the Belvoir Shoot into one of the top ten in the county, putting the castle on the map as a top location for movies and TV series such as The Crown and the Da Vinci Code, staging all manner of events from opera soirées to ‘Elvis – The King at the Castle’ and hosting the great and the glamorous from Kate Moss to the Queen.  Her latest project has been to convert a yard of Victorian maintenance buildings into The Engine Yard, the first retail village of its kind in the area with restaurant, craft shops and even a gypsy caravan massage spa!

Chairman – Savilian David Oldroyd-Bolt

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

ANNUAL SAVILE SNOOKER FINAL AND DINNER

Tuesday April 30th, 2019

6pm snooker final, 8pm dinner

The final will start at 6pm, followed by dinner at 8pm at which the presentation of the trophy will be made.

Cost: £37 dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Film Screening 8pm

Savile Film Club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287999041229510/

To attend the Screenings please email savilefilmclub@alexxjardine.com

 

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - Anna McCready soprano & Robert Sholl (SC) piano

Friday May 3rd, 2019

12.30pm -1pm

Link to youtube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi-pUmpeVKkCch8RtT6rlpA

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

SAVILE AGM AND DINNER

Thursday May 9th, 2019

6pm drinks, 6.30pm AGM, 8pm dinner

Dinner is optional but must be pre-booked.

Cost: £32 Dinner with wine

ROBERT HARDMAN ON THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD

Monday May 13th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

She has seen more of the world, its leaders and its people than all her predecessors put together. When Barack Obama singled out the two inspirational leaders of our times, he named Mandela and Elizabeth II. So what has she achieved and how has she done it? Robert Hardman, author of the acclaimed new global biography of our record-breaking monarch ‘Queen of the World’, will explain.

Chairman – Savilian David Oldroyd-Bolt

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

LADY ANTONIA FRASER ON THE KING AND THE CATHOLICS

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Lady Antonia Fraser talks about her latest book, The King and the Catholics. The story of Catholic Emancipation begins with the violent Anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in 1780, fuelled by the reduction in Penal Laws against the Roman Catholics harking back to the sixteenth century. Some fifty years later, the passing of the Emancipation Bill was hailed as a ‘bloodless revolution’.

Had the Irish Catholics been a ‘millstone’, as described by an English aristocrat, or were they the prime movers? While the English Catholic aristocracy and the Irish peasants and merchants approached the Catholic Question in very different ways, they manifestly shared the same objective.

Antonia Fraser brings colour and humour to the vivid drama with its huge cast of characters: George III, who opposed Emancipation on the basis of the Coronation Oath; his son, the indulgent Prince of Wales, who was enamoured with the Catholic Maria Fitzherbert before the voluptuous Lady Conyngham; Wellington and the ‘born Tory’ Peel vying for leadership; ‘roaring’ Lord Winchilsea; the heroic Daniel O’Connell. Expertly written and deftly argued, The King and Catholics is also a distant mirror of our times, reflecting the political issues arising from religious intolerance.

Chairman: David Oldroyd-Bolt

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

ROBBIE ROSS CELEBRATION DINNER IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OSCAR WILDE SOCIETY

Friday May 24th, 2019

7pm for 7.30pm

A dinner in celebration of the 150th birthday of Robert “Robbie” Ross, Savilian man of letters, devoted friend, erstwhile lover and literary executor of Oscar Wilde and mentor to the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen; with speeches by Ross’s biographer, Jonathan Fryer; the president of the Oscar Wilde society, Gyles Brandreth; and

a reading by actor Edwin Thomas, who played Robbie in Rupert Everett’s film the happy prince.

 

Cost: £55 Dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday May 30th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

PARTNERSHIP BRIDGE EVENING

Thursday May 30th, 2019

5.30pm welcome drinks, 6.00pm Bridge, Dinner 8.15pm

With members from the Athenaeum, Oriental, Travellers, Oxford & Cambridge, Naval & Military, Hurlingham, RAC, Buck’s and Reform Clubs.

Cost: £42/pp Including drinks, dinner with wine

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday June 4th, 2019

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, General Committee Members)

SAVILE HISTORY - PROFESSOR IAN BECKETT ON ENDING THE WAR TO END ALL WARS

Wednesday June 5th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Why the Great War went on as long as it did, why it ended in 1918, and the legacies of how it ended.

Professor Ian Beckett retired as Professor of Military History from the University of Kent in 2015 but remains an Honorary Professor there. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is known internationally for his work on the First World War and on the history of the British Army.

Chairman – Savilian Mike Senior

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Thursday June 6th, 2019

To attend the Screenings please email savilefilmclub@alexxjardine.com

Savile Film Club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287999041229510/

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - Nicholas Walker (SC) piano

Friday June 7th, 2019

12.30pm -1pm

Link to youtube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi-pUmpeVKkCch8RtT6rlpA

Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday June 27th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Thursday July 4th, 2019

Film Screening 8pm

Savile Film Club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/287999041229510/

To attend the Screenings please email savilefilmclub@alexxjardine.com

 

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 4th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

APERITIF CONCERT - Brass Quintet

Friday July 5th, 2019

12.30pm -1pm

 Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

Link to youtube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi-pUmpeVKkCch8RtT6rlpA

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 11th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 18th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 25th, 2019

9pm - 11.15pm

Savilians Felix Rigg (piano) and Jonny Baynes (percussion) are joined by various renowned jazz artistes.

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

SAVILE SUMMER BBQ

Tuesday July 30th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm

A summer barbecue evening on the roof terrace. Guests welcome.  Pimm’s will be served at 6.30pm and the barbecue from 7.30pm.

Cost: £42 Drinks, Dinner with Wine

BEAUX GROUP LUNCH at the SAVILE CLUB

Wednesday August 7th, 2019

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.