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.

ROSALIND VENTRIS (VIOLA) AND MARISA GUPTA (PIANO) RECITAL

Monday September 23rd, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Award-winning musicians Rosalind Ventris and Marisa Gupta present two works for viola and piano. Brahms’s Sonata in f minor Op.120 No.1 and Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata.

Brahms’s two Sonatas Op. 120 were written three years before the composer’s death. Originally for clarinet, they have since been frequently performed by violists too, becoming a staple part of the repertory. Melancholy pervades the first movement of this sonata, in which the piano quotes the chorale ‘Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden’ (‘if I should die’) at the start. Yet this sonata gradually assumes a more optimistic tone: the second movement is nostalgic and tender, the third is a buoyant Ländler, and the work ends with a joyous rondo.

Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata was written 100 years ago this year. Although less well known than the Brahms, those who know this sonata consider it a true masterpiece, with clear influences of Debussy and Vaughan-Williams. Clarke’s music is striking for its passion and power-a lesser-known treasure. 

Marisa and Rosalind have performed internationally to great acclaim. They have collaborated together in both the UK and the USA, and have both been Edison Fellows at the British Library. Marisa and Rosalind performed together at the Savile Club a few years ago, playing the Elgar Piano Quintet with other colleagues, and they are delighted to return with this programme.

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

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday September 24th, 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)

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday September 26th, 2019

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

SAVILE HISTORY - ANDREW HILL on RUSKIN REVISITED: HOW THE IDEAS OF A VICTORIAN VISIONARY SHAPE OUR WORLD TODAY

Monday September 30th, 2019

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

Social inequality, excessive executive pay, a flawed economic orthodoxy, advancing automation, environmental disaster and meaningless work: the visionary thinking of John Ruskin offers solutions to these modern problems.

Ruskin’s appreciation of art and architecture, his extraordinary draughtsmanship and his insistence that to see and draw the world is the best way to understand it better, have new relevance in the age of YouTube and Instagram. 

His radical ideas about social reform remain relevant to how we run our lives, our governments, our museums, our galleries and our companies. Those ideas sowed the seeds of the modern welfare state, universal state education and healthcare free at the point of delivery. His acute appreciation of natural beauty underpinned the National Trust, while his sensitivity to environmental change, fuelled the modern green movement. His critique of free market economics, Unto This Last, has a claim to be one of the most influential political pamphlets ever written; it still provides lessons about how to deal with the causes and consequences of the 2008 financial crisis. 

Finally, his insight that meaningful and creative work was only possible if the workers were themselves happy and fulfilled provides a humane model that can and should now be applied in everything from car manufacture to software design, even as robots advance into the workplace. Hill argues that, in Ruskin’s bicentenary year, this Victorian visionary’s ideas should be revisited and revived.

Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column on business, strategy and leadership, as well as contributing longer features, videos and podcasts and appearing regularly at conferences and on panels.  He is author of Leadership in the Headlines (2016)

He is a trustee and chair of The Blueprint Trust, the charity behind Blueprint for Better Business, which supports and challenges business to be a force for good. He is also a trustee of The Ruskin Foundation, responsible for the UK’s largest archive of material relating John Ruskin.

Andrew is a member of the FT’s Editorial Board.

Chairman – Savilian Tim Halstead

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - STAR WARS - THE LAST JEDI (2017)

Thursday October 3rd, 2019

Film Screening 8pm

SAVILE FILM NIGHT – STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI (2017)

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 - EOS FLUTE TRIO FEATURING OCTAVIA LAMB (CHERUBIM MUSICIAN) CATHERINE HARE, SARAH PARKES-BOWEN ACCOMPANIED BY FIONNUALA WARD (PIANO)

Friday October 4th, 2019

12.30pm -1pm

Programme includes world premiere of Fantasy on Carmen by Amy Bruce, Celtic Knotwork by Edward McGuire & Curves by Ian Clarke.

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

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

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

THE DRUMHORSE IN THE FOUNTAIN -A TALK BY CHRISTOPHER JOLL & ANTHONY WELDON

Monday October 7th, 2019

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

In their illustrated talk, The Drum Horse in the Fountain, co-authors and former Guardsmen, Christopher Joll and Sir Anthony Weldon, provide an anecdotally-driven account of the lives, careers, accomplishments, follies and the occasional crimes of some of the two hundred and seventy-five of the officers and men of the Guards covered in their book.

In addition to a disproportionately high number of senior officers and forty-four holders of the Victoria Cross, the officers and men of the sovereign’s personal troops have since the Restoration been responsible for creating the Special Air Service (SAS); pioneering military parachuting; founding the unit that became the Special Operations Executive (SOE); leading the development of the Commandos; and heading the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).

Were this not enough, Guardsmen have provided several foreign Heads of State (including two Sovereign Grand Masters of the Order of Malta) and the preferred candidate for the throne of Albania; a Prime Minister and a whole host of Cabinet Ministers; a Cardinal who, had he lived, might have been Pope; an Archbishop of Canterbury, a Bishop, two monks and three Grand Priors of the Order of St John. 

In the world outside of the military, politics and the church, Guardsmen have been championship boxers, footballers and Olympic medallists; best-selling authors, playwrights and composers; international musicians in the fields of pop, jazz, light and classical music; comedians; artists; Oscar winning film stars; spies, traitors, murderers – and some of the most eccentric men ever to have been let loose on the public.

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED - MAITE AGUIRRE PIANO RECITAL - DEBUSSY’S SPAIN.

Wednesday October 9th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

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

MAGIC, PRESTIDIGITATION & MIND READING

Friday October 18th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Savilian John Mason is excited to present a third evening of magical entertainment.

We are delighted to once again introduce two stars from The Magic Circle.  Quentin Reynolds from Ireland and by popular demand Roberto Forzoni for the second time.

Quentin Reynolds is a professional magician who has performed all over the world, including The Magic Castle in Hollywood and Las Vegas. He has also performed at FISM (magic’s Olympics!). He has just finished touring Germany where he was a sensation. Quentin is one of John’s favourite magicians and he is very pleased to introduce him to the Savile Club.

Roberto Forzoni was a knock out when he performed here about two years ago. Roberto mixes mind reading and magic, which he calls ‘psychological magic’. He has an easy discreet manner and enhances any occasion. He is sure to baffle and entertain us once again.

It is going to be a fun packed entertaining evening, do join us.

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

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

Monday October 21st, 2019

7pm for 7.30pm

Cost: £40 drinks, dinner with wine

HOLLYWOOD TALES - TIMOTHY HARRIS IN DISCUSSION WITH KAROL GRIFFITHS

Tuesday October 29th, 2019

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

Savilian John Mason is delighted to be able to chair an evening with Timothy Harris, who will be speaking to Karol Griffiths about his time in Hollywood. Tim began as a novelist before concentrating on writing screenplays. He lived in Hollywood for over twenty five years and now resides in Notting Hill, London, where he has lived for over seventeen years.


Tim has written many screenplays including: ‘Trading Places’, ‘Twins’, ‘Astro Boy’, ‘Kindergarten Cop”, and ‘Brewster’s Millions’ to name but a few! He also produced

‘Falling Down’ starring Michael Douglas. This should be a fascinating evening.   

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

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday October 31st, 2019

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

APERITIF CONCERT

Friday November 1st, 2019

12.30pm -1pm

Details to follow

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

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

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

DINA DUISEN & MARTIN JAMES BARTLETT - MUSIC FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS

Tuesday November 5th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Kazakh-British pianist Dina Duisen was born into a family of musicians in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She studied there and in the USA before completing a Master of Arts Degree in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music and graduating with distinction. She is a major prize-winner at many piano competitions, including the 29th International Piano Competition in Senigallia, Italy, the Shabyt International Competition, the National Competition of Kazakhstan and the International Musician of the 21st Century Competition. Dina has also participated in a number of international music festivals in Europe, the USA and Asia, including IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses and Open Chamber Music, Rome Music Festival and the Oxford International Piano Festival. Twice Dina was one of eight pianists selected to participate in Sergei Babayan’s International Piano Academy at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Dina gave the Asian premier of Mazurkas by British composer, Thomas Adès. She has been the resident class pianist for violin and viola classes at IMS Prussia Cove and Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, currently working at the Royal College of Music. Last year Dina joined Sinfonia Cymru for Twisted Rhythms: Mark-Anthony Turnage Birthday Concert at the Vibrate Festival. Dina was invited to join the Mercury Quartet for a concert at George Enescu Festival. Dina has performed at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, at Milton Court, at the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the 20th Anniversary Concert of the Oxford Piano Festival. In October, 2018 she made her debut at Cadogan Hall in a dramatised concert ‘Byron: Angel & Outcast” with actors Simon Russell Beale and Rob Heaps, the concert is scheduled in Kazakhstan this September. She regularly plays with Chris Richards (principal clarinettist, LSO), the BBC Young Musician of the Year – Martin James Bartlett (piano). 

Dina has released her solo debut album Mazurkas from Chopin to Adès which was recorded at Kings Place with the Grammy-award winning producer Andrew Keener.

Martin James Bartlett has performed in recital and with orchestras at the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Rooms, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Cheltenham Town Hall. He has also performed internationally across France, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Russia and the USA. 

Winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014, Bartlett’s performance of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with conductor Kirill Karabits and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, received overwhelming acclaim from Edinburgh’s Usher Hall audience and from those tuning into the live recording broadcast on BBC4 and BBC Radio 3. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2015 performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eric Whitacre. He is a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music.

In 2016, he performed at Her Majesty, The Queen’s 90th birthday thanksgiving service, which was broadcast live on BBC One from St. Paul’s Cathedral. Most recently, Bartlett made his Japanese debut performing Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor, under the baton of Sir Bernard Haitink.

Programme: 

W.A. Mozart Sonata for four hands in D major, K.381/123a

E. Grieg Peer Gynt Suite, Op.46, no.1 

C. Debussy The Petite Suite, L.65

P. Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty (selection), arr. by S.Rachmaninov£

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

SAVILE FILM NIGHT

Thursday November 7th, 2019

Film Screening 8pm

Casino Royale (2006)

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.

A HOROLOGICAL EVENING - 'PERFECTION AND SIMPLICITY' THE WATCHES OF A. LANGE UND SÖHNE AND THEIR PLACE IN GERMAN HISTORY

Monday November 11th, 2019

A talk by Jeremy Barlow, to include watches from his collection. Followed by dinner with an appropriately Germanic menu.

The firm of A. Lange und Söhne now rivals Patek Philippe for a prime position in the luxury watch market. Founded in 1845 by Adolf Lange in the small Saxon town of Glashütte, the company soon established a reputation for superb quality timepieces. Other manufacturers were attracted to the town and for many years production of pocket watches boomed. After World War One however the industry suffered as it failed to respond to rising demand for wristwatches and several firms went out of business, especially during the period of hyperinflation in the 1920s. But Lange survived, and in the Second World War the firm’s pocket watch movements were used to make outsize wristwatches for pilots and observation watches for the navy.

After the war, Glashütte found itself in East Germany and the firm of Lange was subsumed, along with other manufacturers in the town, into a state-owned entity known as GUB (Glashütte Uhren Betrieb); Walter Lange, great-grandson of Adolph Lange and head of the firm, fled to the West. Quality deteriorated, but after re-unification in 1989 Walter Lange, now in his seventies, returned to Glashütte and in 1994 re-established the firm that thrives today. The watches of Lange and Glashütte thus reflect aspects of twentieth-century German history.£

Cost: £Cost will be circa £50/£60 - to be confirmed, Welcome drinks, Talk and Dinner with Wines 

PARTNERSHIP BRIDGE EVENING

Tuesday November 12th, 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

BORDEAUX WINES AND DINNER - LEFT OR RIGHT BANK

Thursday November 14th, 2019

We continue our annual wine tasting dinners with a tutorial tasting of Bordeaux.  We will explore the two sides of this wine growing area – the left and right banks.  Robert Hayward of Hayward brothers (one of our major suppliers) will lead this evening.


Cost: £55 dinner & tutorial tasting.

SAVILE SCIENCE - PROFESSOR DAVID HAY on HUMAN ORGANS ‘HOT OFF THE PRESS’: SCIENCE FICTION OR BECOMING A REALITY?

Monday November 18th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm, dinner 8.15pm

Dave is the Professor of Tissue Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He gained his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2000. Following this, he undertook post-doctoral projects at Roslin Institute and the University of Edinburgh, before starting his group at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine in 2008. Dave has worked in the field of stem cell biology and differentiation for over fifteen years. He and his team have highlighted the important role that pluripotent stem cells have to play in modelling human liver biology ‘in the dish’ and supporting failing liver function in vivo. The impact of this work has led to a number of peer-reviewed publications, regular appearances at high profile conferences, licensed patents and company formation.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen

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

ST CECILIA’S DAY MEMBERS’ CONCERT

Wednesday November 20th, 2019

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Hosted by Savilian Jeremy Barlow and now in its tenth 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

SAVILE HISTORY - TOM HOLLAND IN DISCUSSION WITH SAVILIAN PAUL LAY

Monday November 25th, 2019

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

Best-selling historian Tom Holland discusses his latest book, Dominion, a dazzling survey of Christianity’s revolutionary impact over 2,000 years. The author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword will talk about his compelling new work with Paul Lay, Editor of History Today.

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

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday November 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)

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday November 28th, 2019

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

FAMILY BUSINESS: SAVILIAN PETER J CONRADI FRSL IN CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR JON COOK

Friday November 29th, 2019

welcome drinks 12.15pm, talk 12.30-1.30pm, followed by (optional) lunch

Peter J. Conradi’s memoir Family Business includes a cast of characters ranging from his exotic European Jewish forebears to Dame Iris Murdoch, whose authorised biography he wrote. The arc of Conradi’s story travels from his warring parents to his public school education, becoming a kibbutznik, taking part in the early years of gay rights and becoming a writer. In the final chapters Conradi explores his long and close relationship with Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley. 

Peter was both Murdoch’s biographer and, for many months during her last two years, her carer. Here he raises questions about what may and may not be written when survivors are still alive to be hurt.  Among other books he has also published Going Buddhist : Panic and Emptiness, the Buddha and me (2004);  a history of the Welsh March, At the Bright Hem of God: Radnorshire Pastoral (2009) and a biography of soldier-poet Frank Thompson, A Very English Hero (2012). 

“I am at a loss for sufficient words: I love this book. The portrait of his parents and his

 relationship with them is a masterpiece. I don’t think this portrait of the nineteenth century  

 Jewish diaspora in England will ever be bettered.” – Carmen Callil. 

“A mingling of charm, comedy, confessional and inevitable tragedy: all beautifully orchestrated.

  I can only congratulate you on a brilliant series of stories” – Michael Holroyd.  

 “Wonderfully bound together by his fluent, elegant style” – Mark Amory

Jon Cook is Emeritus Professor of Literature and Director of the Humanities in India programme at UEA. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including After Sebald, Hazlitt in Love, Poetry in Theory, and Romanticism and Ideology. He has taught at universities in Europe, the United Sates and India. Between 2004-10 he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA and from 2008-17 was a member of the Arts Council.

Cost: COST £10 welcome drink and talk, plus (optional) 2 course lunch with wines at £25

SAVILE FILM NIGHT

Thursday December 5th, 2019

Film Screening 8pm

Quantum of Solace (2008)

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 - SAVILIANS TOM DUPERNEX ACCOMPANIED BY FELIX RIGG - CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Friday December 6th, 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.

SIR JAMES MACMILLAN AT 60: A RETROSPECTIVE

Monday December 9th, 2019

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

Sir James MacMillan is one of Britain’s foremost composers . Known particularly for his religious works such as Seven Last Words from the Cross and Stabat Mater, which was performed in the Sistine Chapel last year by command of the Pope, he has also written five symphonies, three operas, several concertos and many choral works. He is also a compelling writer on politics, religion and the arts.

In this event marking his 60th birthday, Sir James discusses his life and work, how his Catholicism informs his composition and how his changing politics have affected his career. The talk will be interspersed with extracts from Sir James’s work.

Chairman: Savilian David Oldroyd-Bolt

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

SAVILE MEMBERS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER

Wednesday December 11th, 2019

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 16th, 2019

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