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.

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 - Lucy Hayes vocalist, Nathan Brown guitar.

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

CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF ANDY KULARATNE

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

6.30pm-8.30pm

We cordially invite not just Savile members but all of Andy’s many friends to a Reception at the Savile Club to celebrate his life.

Cost: Cost is £30/pp Champagne, wine and canapés reception

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 - Flautist Grace Callaghan

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.

ARTUR HAFTMAN PIANO RECITAL

Tuesday June 11th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Pianist Artur Haftman was born in Poland in 1994 and is currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Dmitri Alexeev. At the same time he is studying at the La Schola Cantorum in Paris with Professor Maurizio Moretti. He began playing the piano at the age of seven studying with Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and later with Jolanta Reszelska.  At the Royal College of Music he is the recipient of the prestigious Kenneth and Violet Scott Award. He is also supported by the Chopin Society in London, Talent Unlimited Musical Charity and “Konfraternia Artystów Polskich”.

Artur has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Russell Sherman and Janina Fialkowska.

Artur is the winner of numerous international competitions including First Prize in the International Music Competition “Musicaclassica” in Moscow (2012), 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva – Estonia (2010), “Gold Parnas” (The Grand Prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok (2013).

He made his début performance with an orchestra at the age of eight and then when sixteen performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2.

Artur Haftman has presented solo recitals across the UK, Poland, France, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. He recently performed in Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Mary’s Perivale in London and in Delbridge Hall in Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston.

Artur is known to play for numerous charitable concerts as his contribution to philanthropy.

PROGRAMME

F. Chopin – Sonata in B flat minor Op. 35

K. Szymanowski – Variations in B flat minor Op. 3

F. Chopin – 4 Mazurkas Op. 24

No. 1 in G minor, No. 2 in C major, No. 3 in A flat major, No. 4 in B flat minor

F. Chopin – Polonaise in A flat major Op. 53

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

ROBERT HARDMAN ON THE QUEEN AND THE COMMONWEALTH

Thursday June 20th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Author and journalist Robert Hardman discusses his latest book, Queen of the World, with Savilian David Oldroyd-Bolt.

On today’s world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from the rest. Queen Elizabeth II has seen more of the planet and its people than any other head of state, and has engaged with them like no other monarch in British history. 

Our longest-reigning monarch would be twenty years old before she ventured south of Cornwall. Since then, she has visited more than 120 countries across the globe in the line of duty, acting as diplomat, stateswoman, pioneer and peace broker as that world stage has changed beyond recognition. She has transformed her father’s old empire into the Commonwealth – her ‘family of nations’ – and has come to know its quarrelsome leaders better than anyone. In 2018, they gathered in her own home to endorse her eldest son, the Prince of Wales, as her successor.

Written with extensive access to the Queen’s family, staff and those who have worked with her for many years, Queen of the World is a landmark book which is the first comprehensive examination of arguably Her Majesty’s greatest achievement.

 

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

A SAVILE SCIENCE AND SAVILE SCHOLARSHIPS COMBINED EVENT

Tuesday June 25th, 2019

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, PROFESSOR SIR JAMES HOUGH FRS WILL TALK ON RIPPLES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE.

He will review progress in the field of gravitational wave detection from the first days of the aluminium bar detectors to the present time where the laser interferometer detectors Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo have allowed gravitational waves to be detected and are opening up a new field of gravitational multi-messenger astrophysics.  Many experimental challenges had to be overcome and new challenges are presenting themselves as we look to further enhance the performance of ground based detectors and look to lower frequencies with the space based detector LISA.

Professor Sir James Hough (Jim) is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where he became Professor of Experimental Physics in 1986 and is the emeritus holder of the Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy. Currently he is a Research Professor in Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen

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

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.