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.

APERITIF CONCERT - CÉSAR FRANCK CELLO SONATA. Laura Williamson (Cherubim) & piano

Friday June 5th, 2020

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.

IMPROVISATION TO FILM BY STUDENTS FROM THE ROYAL ACADEMY FOR MUSIC

Tuesday June 9th, 2020

6.30pm for 7pm, followed by (optional) dinner

This concert presents seven talented students from the Royal Academy of Music improvising to silent film. All film is by nature silent, so these students will use material taken from silent period (1896 – ca. 1930) and from later films. The concert includes improvisations on short extracts of films across the genres of comedy, cartoons, romance and action films by two pianists, string and woodwind players. 

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and performance PLUS £33 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE HISTORY – PROF ANDREW SC RICE ON DOOMED TO GO IN COMPANY WITH MISERABLE PAIN: THE FATE OF MILITARY AMPUTEES AFTER THE GREAT WAR

Wednesday June 17th, 2020

6.30pm for 7pm, followed by (optional) dinner

Limb trauma was the most prevalent category of survivable wound in the Great War and this remains the case for 21st century conflicts. A frequent consequence of limb trauma was amputa

tion and a legacy of the War was the largest cohort of amputees in history; by 1918, in the United Kingdom alone, 42,000 young men had lost limbs. The speaker will review why limb injuries were so prevalent in the Great War and why they were usually managed by lifesaving amputation. He will elucidate the remarkable medical advances through which the mortality associated with thigh wounds converted from 80% in 1914 to less than 10% by 1918. After the War, these young men faced a lifetime of disability, which not only had personal consequences but societal implications, especially when it came to the impact of such disability on gainful employment and on funding pensions. 

Andrew Rice will discuss the case history of Lt Francis Hopkinson, an old Marlburian Durham Light Infantry Officer, wounded in 1917 during the 3rd Battle of Ypres.  He will especially discuss how chronic pain, which manifests both in the amputation stump and in the “phantom” limb, is a “hidden” disability in amputees. Despite considerable advances in other aspects of amputation related disability such as prothesis engineering, post amputation pain remains a medical challenge. Andrew concludes that his profession has failed to learn from history and forgotten the lessons of the Great War.

Andrew Rice is Professor of Pain Research in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College and Hon. Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He is also a member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.  During the talk he will refer to historical research conducted by his PhD student Sarah Dixon-Smith who he supervises in collaboration with Dr Emily Mayhew (Imperial College) and Dr George Hay (The National Archives). Her work is funded by The Royal British Legion through the Imperial College Centre for Blast Injury Studies. He will also refer to his current research on the chronic pain consequences of wounding in recent conflicts which is funded by the Ministry of Defence.

Chairman – Savilian Mike Senior

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £33 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday June 25th, 2020

9pm - 11.15pm

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

For further information please see Savile Facebook group.

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

SEND FOR LEVENE - PETER LEVENE, BARON LEVENE OF PORTSOKEN IN CONVERSATION WITH SAVILIAN DAVID OLDROYD-BOLT

Friday June 26th, 2020

12.15pm for 12.30pm - 1.15pm

A fascinating autobiography covering the multifaceted career of Peter Levene (Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE) – successful businessman turned senior civil servant and then renowned commercial trouble shooter. Along the way Peter also had time to be Lord Mayor of London.

Peter Levene’s career has uniquely straddled both the public and private sectors at the highest levels …invariably in troubled times.

In Send for Levene the author charts his commercial career from his early days in establishing United Scientific Holdings PLC as a multi-million pound listed company to his sudden transformation into a senior civil servant as Chief of Defence Procurement at the invitation of Michael Heseltine the then Minister of Defence.

This was followed by a move into investment banking and an unexpected appointments to act as Prime Minister John Major’s Efficiency Advisor. Peter was then appointed to put the troubled Docklands Light Railway back on the rails before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive of the also financially troubled Canary Wharf development.

This book is full of fascinating insights into business and government – national and international.

 “His story, told with a refreshing simplicity and frankness, will resonate with anyone who has started their own business, or sought to get a grip on the complexities of management in the public sector or troubled private sector projects. His achievement in the Defence Ministry and later as advisor to John Major created his reputation as the ‘go to’ trouble-shooter”.

 Rt Hon The Lord Heseltine CH PC

“Peter Levene gives fixers a good name. He always answers the call and he has done his country and the state very considerable service.  This book is full of fascination and insight”. 

The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield 

 “Peter Levene played a major role in winning the Cold War. He was one of the few very successful business leaders who also possessed the skills and personality to lead and transform in government. By instilling discipline, blocking gold-plating and forcing competition he enabled Britain to build train and deploy forces that were among the best in the world. His dramatic reforms provided an example that transferred rapidly to the much larger Pentagon and enabled the NATO alliance to field naval and land forces that were the major factor in winning the Cold War. His memoir is a page-turner and a timely cook book for our current security challenges”. John Lehman, US Secretary of the Navy (1981-87)

Cost: £10 welcome drink and talk. Please make your own lunch arrangements as normal via reception.

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 2nd, 2020

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 - Emily Ambrose (Cherubim) bassoon /contrabassoon & piano

Friday July 3rd, 2020

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.

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 9th, 2020

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 16th, 2020

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 23rd, 2020

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 28th, 2020

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: £43 Drinks, Dinner with Wine

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 30th, 2020

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 August 6th, 2020

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

BEAUX GROUP LUNCH at the SAVILE CLUB

Wednesday August 12th, 2020

1pm for 1.30pm

For Savile and Garrick Club members, and guests, wearing bow ties (maximum one male guest per member). The cost will be circa £50/55, for what will be a set lunch, eventual price determined by wine consumed at lunch. Cancelations must be received 48 hours in advance.