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.

AN EVENING WITH PADDY ASHDOWN - GAME OF SPIES: THE SECRET AGENT, THE TRAITOR AND THE NAZI

Monday March 27th, 2017

£10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

Several years after publishing a book about a daring Second World War commando raid, a subsequent chain of events would lead the Right Honourable Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon (known to most as Paddy) to produce a work about the real-life exploits of three men involved in a deadly triangle of espionage: a secret agent of the Special Operations Executive, the Gestapo officer tasked with tracking him, and the French Resistance leader who betrayed him.

Savilian Arthur Snell will lead a conversation with the author to uncover how he has drawn on the skills, experience and contacts developed over an exciting and varied career (which covers the Royal Marines, the special forces and intelligence services, diplomacy and politics) to produce a fascinating and fresh perspective on a much-covered period of European history in Game of Spies: The Secret Agent, The Traitor and the Nazi.

Chairman – Savilian Arthur Snell

Cost: 6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday March 28th, 2017

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.

(Proposers and their Candidates, Committee Members)

 

Cost: N/A

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday March 30th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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

ANNUAL SNOOKER FINAL DINNER

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

6.15pm followed by dinner at 8pm

The final will start at 6.15pm, followed by dinner at 8pm at which the presentation of the trophy will be made.

Cost: Members only. Cost to be advised nearer the time.

SAVILE FILM CLUB – A Clockwork Orange

Thursday April 6th, 2017

Dining Room will be open from 7pm to allow dining before the film (dinner bookings taken as normal); Film Screening 8.15pm

(1971, Dir: Stanley Kubrick)

To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT

Friday April 7th, 2017

12.30pm-1pm

NATHAN WILLIAMSON (PIANO)

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

THE ANTIDOTE TO THE NEWS: Savilian Patrick Kidd on 50 years of The Times "Diary" column.

Wednesday April 26th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Read all about it: for half a century the Diary column in the Thunderer has given readers a daily escape from the misery of the news pages with a mixture of celebrity gossip, political anecdotes, tall tales and jokes. Introduced on the same momentous day that the newspaper decided to put news, rather than classified adverts, on the front page, the Times Diary has been written by the likes of Alan and Giles Coren, Clement Freud, Simon Barnes, Ion Trewin, Michael Leapman, famed for his allotments, Hugo Rifkind and, since 2013, Savilian Patrick Kidd, many of whose stories may have been heard in the club bar after a well-oiled Friday luncheon. Savilians, being such an erudite, witty and intelligent bunch, regularly make an appearance in his column and there is a competition among some members to see who can get the most mentions! Some of Kidd’s recent “scoops” have included being the first to report that Boaty McBoatface was winning a public vote to be the name of a new scientific research vessel, that Ed Miliband, on the eve of the 2015 general election, had just been named the fourth most influential man in his constituency of Doncaster, and that the Queen was almost shot in the dark by one of her guards after taking an unannounced stroll round the palace gardens. To celebrate the publication of an anthology of 50 years of gentle Diary humour, we invite you to an evening of readings and reflections on the life of a diarist.

Chairman: Savilian Christopher Hourmouzios

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday April 27th, 2017

9pm -11.15 pm

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

SAVILIAN MICHAEL MAXWELL STEER on GASLIGHT & GOTHICK – THE ROMANTIC DIVORCE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND IMAGINATION, AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE PRESENT DAY

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

William Beckford’s Vathek was acknowledged by Byron as one of his main sources of inspiration, yet it was written within two years of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Living within a few miles of the notorious Fonthill Abbey and having edited and published Beckford’s compositions, Michael Maxwell Steer presents him as the ideal lens through which to view the emerging separation between scientific rationality and the duende or nonrational head-space required for creativity.

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM CLUB - Amadeus

Thursday May 4th, 2017

Dining Room will be open from 7pm to allow dining before the film (dinner bookings taken as normal); Film Screening 8.15pm

(1984, Dir: Milos Forman)

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

APERITIF CONCERT

Friday May 5th, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

OCTAVIA BOVEY (FLUTE) & THE CONSORT STRING TRIO

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

PARTNERSHIP BRIDGE EVENING

Monday May 8th, 2017

5.30pm welcome drinks for 6pm bridge, dinner 8.15pm

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

Cost: £40 including drinks, dinner with wine

Contemporary Silver at the Savile

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

4.30pm-6.30pm

A unique collaboration between Bishopsland Educational Trust and the Savile Club. An opportunity to view a selection of fine contemporary silver and jewellery  in a rare architectural setting.

Featuring work by Malcolm Appleby, Ndidi Ekubia, Bryony Knox and Claire Malet.

 

Cost: £20 Viewing, Drinks & Canapes

SAVILE AGM AND DINNER

Thursday May 11th, 2017

6pm drinks, 6.30pm AGM, 8pm dinner

Dinner is optional but must be pre-booked.

Cost: £30 Dinner with wine

MINOO DINSHAW ON THE BYZANTINE LIFE OF STEVEN RUNCIMAN

Tuesday May 16th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Steven Runciman was a pioneering historian of the Crusades and Byzantium who managed to combine the highest standards of scholarship with a wide readership. But despite his life-long commitment to the pursuit of historical truth, Runciman was also fascinated by more esoteric interests. A member of the Whirling Dervishes, he became obsessed with tarot, second sight, ghosts and the paranormal. His enormous range of friends and acquaintances, including many of the major figures of the time, colour the biography of a man who was as attached to the remote Inner Hebrides as he was to the bustle of Istanbul.

Runciman’s biographer, the young historian Minoo Dinshaw, will talk about the remarkable character brought to life in his acclaimed debut, Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman (Allen Lane, 2016).

Minoo Dinshaw will be in conversation with Savilian Paul Lay, Editor of History Today.

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

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: N/A

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday May 25th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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 FILM CLUB – The Revenant

Thursday June 1st, 2017

Dining Room will be open from 7pm to allow dining before the film (dinner bookings taken as normal); Film Screening 8.15pm

(2016, Dir: Alejandro Iñárritu)

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

APERITIF CONCERT

Friday June 2nd, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

Details to follow.

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

A SAVILE SCIENCE AND SAVILE SCHOLARSHIPS COMBINED EVENT

Wednesday June 7th, 2017

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 University of East Anglia, King’s College London and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama have been confirmed by the Club and will be introduced by their sponsors.  Each will provide a short description of the additional project work they have undertaken (or will be able to undertake) as a result of the award by the Club.

Following the presentation of the Scholarships, Dr Andrew Szydlo will give the SAVILE SCIENCE talk and demonstration entitled: SCIENCE MAGIC: The Art of the Science Demonstration.

This will involve some sound and light effects. The talk will commence with references to historical events – 1867: The death of Michael Faraday, one of the greatest scientists and science educators; 1868: (the founding of the Savile Club) a letter written by Numa Edward Hartog (a senior Wrangler of Trinity College, Cambridge) to his parents, which reflects current events in those times. This will be followed by a series of chemical experiments/demonstrations involving some bangs, crashes, flashes and smoke effects.

Dr Andrew Szydlo was awarded his PhD at UCL in the History and Philosophy of Science.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  He has given several hundred science lecture/demonstrations during the past 40 years.  These have taken him far and wide: from the Royal Institution in London, to Mauritius, Namibia and Poland.  Andrew has taught chemistry at Highgate School in North London since 1975.

Chairman: Savilian Ken Allen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks, Savile Scholarship Presentations, Savile Science Presentation, PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday June 29th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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 CIGAR EVENING

Thursday June 29th, 2017

7pm for 8pm Dinner, with wines and cigars

Cigars, drinks and Dinner will be served on the Roof Terrace (If the weather fails to co-operate, Dinner will be in the Drawing Room however, it will be “cigar-less”)

Limited to 25 attendees – Members and gentlemen guests

Cost: £Cost to be advised nearer the time.

SAVILE FILM CLUB – The Piano

Thursday July 6th, 2017

Dining Room will be open from 7pm to allow dining before the film (dinner bookings taken as normal); Film Screening 8.15pm

(1993, Dir: Jane Campion)

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

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 6th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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

Friday July 7th, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

Details to follow

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

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 13th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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 20th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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 25th, 2017

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: £39 Drinks, Dinner with Wine

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 27th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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