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.

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Tuesday October 16th, 2018

6.30pm for 6.45pm followed by (optional) dinner at 8.30pm

In celebration of 150 years of Savile Club history there will be a showing of the 1920 silent film “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, story by Savilian Robert Louis Stevenson.  This version was premiered in Hollywood in 1995 with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra performing Savilian John Scott’s specially composed score.  Savilian Stephen Ginn has married the recording of this music to the silent film.

Number of places available is limited to 30.

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

FERDINAND MOUNT IN CONVERSATION WITH SAVILIAN STEVEN RHODES

Thursday October 18th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Ferdinand Mount is a writer, novelist, political commentator, a former editor of the Times Literary Supplement and was Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit during the premiership of Lady Thatcher. Mr Mount has long been fascinated by the great thinkers and politicians who have shaped human history over the past two millennia. His latest book, Prime Movers, is a deeply considered and provocative examination of political theory from Ancient Greece to the modern day. In it, Mr Mount considers the proposals of a dozen men who have inspired him, including Pericles, Gandhi, Jesus Christ & Thomas Jefferson – and where they went wrong.

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

FATHERS’, SONS’, DAUGHTERS’, NEPHEWS’, NIECES’, GODCHILDREN’S & GRANDCHILDREN’S DINNER.

Monday October 22nd, 2018

7pm for 7.30pm

Cost: £40 drinks, dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday October 25th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

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

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ANDREW ON THE USES OF ESPIONAGE

Monday October 29th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Professor Christopher Andrew is Britain’s foremost intelligence historian and an official historian of MI5, the security service. An emeritus professor of modern history at the University of Cambridge and Former President of Corpus Christi College Cambridge.

His previous books have included a book on the KGB which was co-written with Oleg Gordievsky.  Andrew brought Oleg Gordievsky in from the cold, and he encouraged him to address carefully vetted audiences. Gordievsky was the outstanding intelligence officer at the head of the KGB whilst for fifteen years an agent for MI6.Some of those as head of station in London. Gordievsky could hold an audience spell-bound and silent for seventy five minutes whilst he told of the pre-arranged escape plan to get out of the Soviet Union with the active participation of MI6. That was the eighties.

Colonel Penkovsky was head of the nuclear arsenal of the USSR in 1962 and betrayed out of conviction, not for personal gain, the entire nuclear order of battle, to MI6 and CIA jointly. Both these men prevented war between the USSR and the West. The latter over the Cuba-confrontation. The former over US training exercise Able-Archer in 1984.

Yet Bletchley Park in the forties was only the end of a code-breaking tradition that included the 1790’s, Napoleonic Wars. It also went back to Lord Walsingham in the 1580’s, against the Spanish King Philip II, intent upon invasion and conversion of the people to Roman Catholicism.

Professor Andrew will speak on the history of the use of spies and code breaking to avoid war.

Chairman – Savilian Arnold Rosen

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - My Darling Clementine (1946)

Thursday November 1st, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

 To attend the Screenings please email savilefilmclub@alexxjardine.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - Anna McCready soprano & Robert Sholl piano

Friday November 2nd, 2018

12.30pm -1pm

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

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

HIGH DAYS & HOLIDAYS – ARMISTICE CENTENARY

Thursday November 8th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm

A dinner with performances to mark the Centenary of the Armistice of the First World War, commemorating the Savilians – both members and staff – who gave their lives, with associated poetry, writing and music, mostly by members, with students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Savilians James Williams baritone and Alexander Karpeyev piano.

This will be the twelfth and final edition of High Days and Holidays.

 

Cost: £53 Dinner, wine and performances.

SAVILE SCIENCE - ARE WE ALONE? THE SEARCH FOR LIFE BEYOND EARTH BY: IAN MORRISON

Wednesday November 14th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

This talk will first discuss where we might find life elsewhere in our own Solar System and then how we might detect the presence of simple life on nearby Planets in other Solar Systems. With SETI (The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) now being undertaken, there could be a chance of learning of the presence of other advanced civilisations in our Galaxy. To conclude, Ian will give his own views on how likely it is that other life forms, simple and advanced, will be found. Perhaps our human race is rather special?

Ian is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy and is now in his 53rd year at Jodrell Bank Observatory. The International Astronomical Union has named an Asteroid (number: 15727) in his honour citing his work at the Observatory and communication with the public. In 2007, he was appointed to the post of Gresham Professor of Astronomy and, for four years, held the oldest chair of Astronomy in the World, dating back to 1597 and once held by Christopher Wren. Ian is the author of many astronomical articles, most recently for the journal, Nature. He has also written a University Textbook and three books for amateur astronomers, published by Cambridge University Press. He is a past President of the UK’s Society for Popular Astronomy and a founder member and now Patron of the Macclesfield Astronomical Society.

Chairman: Savilian Ken Allen

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

PARTNERSHIP BRIDGE EVENING

Monday November 19th, 2018

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

ST CECILIA’S DAY MEMBERS’ CONCERT

Thursday November 22nd, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Hosted by Savilian Jeremy Barlow and now in its ninth year, this annual gala concert showcases the musical abilities of Savilians past and present.

Further details to follow. 

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

THE VAGABOND AND THE PRINCESS: PADDY LEIGH FERMOR IN ROMANIA - ALAN OGDEN IN CONVERSATION WITH SAVILIAN DAVID OLDROYD-BOLT.

Monday November 26th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

An inveterate traveller around Romania and author of five country studies, Alan examines Paddy Leigh Fermor’s Romanian journeys, starting with his famous 1934 ‘trudge’ and ending in 1990. His new book, The Vagabond and The Princess, unravels the tapestry of fact and fiction and explores PLF’s love affair with the beautiful Romanian Princess, Balaşa Cantacuzino.

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

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday November 27th, 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)

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday November 29th, 2018

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

SAVILIAN ALEXANDER KARPEYEV IN RECITAL - 19TH CENTURY VIRTUOSO COMPOSERS

Wednesday December 5th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Pianist Alexander (Sasha) Karpeyev presents a programme inspired by the 19th century Parisian Salon theme. Fantasias by Beethoven and Chopin will be followed by showcase pieces by Field, Liszt and Alkan.

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Thursday December 6th, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

 To attend the Screenings please email savilefilmclub@alexxjardine.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - MMS piano & Shaun Traynor Poetry & music

Friday December 7th, 2018

12.30pm-1pm

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

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

SAVILE MEMBERS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER

Wednesday December 12th, 2018

7.15pm for 7.45pm

Champagne reception, four course dinner with carefully selected wines followed by liqueurs and finally a Boar’s Head in the bar.

Members only – Black Tie.

Cost: £55 all inclusive

SAVILE CHRISTMAS SONGS

Monday December 17th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm, followed by (optional) dinner at 8pm/8.15pm

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Christmas with our annual evening of Christmas songs. The evening will include choral works & modern popular classics, interspersed with well-known carols for you to sing with the usual Savilian gusto! The evening will be led by the Psalo Singers, which includes a number of our own very talented Savilians, who are returning by popular demand. The choir will be led by Alex Hilton.

The evening will open with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and be followed by supper with wine.

 

Cost: £10 mulled wine and roasted chestnuts PLUS £32 (optional) supper with wine