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.

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday August 24th, 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 August 31st, 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 - SUMMER MUSIC FOR FLUTE & GUITAR

Friday September 1st, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

With Octavia Lamb and Daniel Bovey and Kieran Carter cello – to include the Pastoral Sonata by Stephen Dodgson.

 

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

SAVILE FILM CLUB – “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Dir. Wes Anderson 2014)

Thursday September 7th, 2017

Film Screening 8pm

To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday September 7th, 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

ALEX BESCOBY - FILM ON BURMA ROYALS

Monday September 11th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Details to follow

Cost: tbc

SAVILIAN ALEX BESCOBY – SCREENING OF AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY "WE WERE KINGS"

Tuesday September 12th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm film sreening followed by (optional) dinner at 8.30pm

Join Prospect Burma and Grammar Productions for an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary,

We Were Kings.  We Were Kings charts the rediscovery of Burma’s lost royal family. Deposed and exiled by Britain, they are now emerging from the shadows in a country experiencing seismic change. This intriguing documentary won the Whicker’s World Foundation inaugural Funding Award for historian and first time director, Alex Bescoby.

Joining us at the showing will be the documentary’s star, U Soe Win – great-grandson to Burma’s last king, and the first Burmese royal to set foot on UK soil.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with the Director and U Soe Win, followed by the option of having dinner with him. Diners will also get a chance to view a wonderful hidden treasure of Burmese history from the British Library, which has never been exhibited before.

This event will be taking place just 3 days after the film’s worldwide premiere at the British Library. As the premiere is already sold out, this will be an unmissable opportunity to see the film, meet the royal family, and be part of history in the making.

See the trailer for We Were Kings here https://vimeo.com/216771943

Get to know this fascinating side of Myanmar’s history straight from the people themselves, and join us for what will be an intriguing and moving evening. A donation from all ticket sales will go to benefit Prospect Burma, which awards higher education scholarships to passionate and visionary Burmese people, to provide this generation with the skills and expertise to shape the country they want to live in.

 

Cost: £20 welcome drinks and concert, (£15 of the ticket price will be donated to Prospect Burma), PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILIAN FELIX RIGG and GABRIELLA JONES CONCERT

Thursday September 14th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Cherubim Music Trust awardee Gabriella Jones (violin) and Felix Rigg (piano) join forces in a recital of music by Mozart, Brahms and Kreisler.

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

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday September 14th, 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 September 21st, 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 SCIENCE - DON WALKER on THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CROSSRAIL: PLAGUE IN LONDON

Monday September 25th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe, has offered archaeologists the opportunity to investigate rarely seen areas of London. Fortunately for osteologists like Don, this included two burial grounds of particular interest. The first was a documented emergency Black Death cemetery in Charterhouse Square, put to use soon after the plague first entered London in November 1348. The second, the New Churchyard, was opened in 1569 following massive population growth in the capital. As episodes of plague continued to strike London, this too was used for emergency burials. The study of the skeletons from these sites tells us more about the lives of our predecessors and promises to provide important evidence on how plague, and other infectious diseases, evolved in the past.

Don is an osteologist for MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). His job entails the study of burial samples from all periods of London’s occupation. His talk promises a fascinating insight into the history and lives of our forebears in London.

Don’s current and recent projects include work on the skeletal remains from Charterhouse and Liverpool Street as part of Crossrail; work on a JISC funded project Digitised Diseases in collaboration with the University of Bradford and the Royal College of Surgeons. Don also assists the Metropolitan Police in forensic enquiries and has featured in several television documentaries.

Chairman: Savilian Ken Allen

 

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

CANDIDATES’ DINNER  – FULLY BOOKED. WAITING LIST AVAILABLE.

Tuesday September 26th, 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: (Proposers and their Candidates, Committee Members)

AL ALFRESCO JAZZ

Thursday September 28th, 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

THE MAGIC CIRCLE 

Friday September 29th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Savilian John Mason has been a member of The Magic Circle for many years and is a keen hobbyist.

He is delighted to be able to present an evening of magic and mind reading to delight and entertain Savilians and their guests. I believe that this is a first for the Savile Club. A unique event! He has arranged two top professionals, also members of TMC. Tom Whitestone is one of the most entertaining and original magicians to be found anywhere in the world of magic. In fact, he is a legend in the magical world and has entertained members of the royal family. Also on the ‘bill’ is Roberto Forzoni. Roberto is one of the top mind readers in the UK and he has entertained the rich and famous. If you don’t know what mind reading is, believe me you will be amazed! I am confident that it will be an evening you won’t forget. Let the fun begin.

 

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

SAVILIAN MICHAEL BOULTER on BLOOMSBURY SCIENTISTS: SCIENCE AND ART IN THE WAKE OF DARWIN

Wednesday October 4th, 2017

12.30pm for 12.45pm lunch, followed by talk at 1.15pm

Michael Boulter’s latest book is to be published in October by UCL Press. It is Bloomsbury Scientists, the story of the network of scientists and artists living in a square mile of London before and after World War I. This inspired group of men and women viewed creativity and freedom as the driving force behind nature, and each strove to understand this in their own inventive way. Their collective energy changed the social mood of the era and brought a new synthesis of knowledge to ideas in science and art. Class barriers were threatened as power shifted from the landed oligarchy to those with talent and the will to make a difference.

This was a time of unexpected opportunities, from the new disciplines of Genetics and Ecology to Post-Impressionism and beyond. The book weaves together stories originating from Bloomsbury’s laboratories, libraries and studios. It tells of breakthroughs by scientists such as Ray Lankester and Marie Stopes alongside the creative outputs of H. G. Wells and Virginia Woolf, among many others, and intricately connects them all through personal friendships, grievances, quarrels and affections. The central character is the colourful marine zoologist Professor Sir Ray Lankester FRS, prominent member of the Savile Club from the 1880s to 1929. The talk will focus on Lankester’s relationships with RL Stevenson, Sir Lesley Stephen and HG Wells. Other Savilians in the story are Thomas Hardy, statistician and socialist Karl Pearson, zoologist Raphael Weldon, the God fearing naturalist and tax collector Benjamin Kidd, cantankerous sociologist Herbert Spencer, JBS Haldane, Julian Huxley, CP Snow and Gip Wells. Meanwhile, GB Shaw held out against Darwinism and stayed shy of the Savile.

Bloomsbury Scientists offers a fresh and crucial perspective on this history at a time when the complex relationship between science and art continues to be debated.

 

Cost: £33 welcome drink, talk and 2 course lunch with wine

SAVILE FILM CLUB – “Rebel Without A Cause“( Dir.Nicolas Ray 1955)

Thursday October 5th, 2017

Film Screening 8pm

 To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - IN PARADISUM

Friday October 6th, 2017

12.30pm -1pm

15thC six part motets of unearthly beauty by Victoria, Lobo and Esquivel performed by the Lacock Scholars

(dir Greg Skidmore).

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

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

CAROLINE MOOREHEAD on A BOLD AND DANGEROUS FAMILY: THE ROSSELLIS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST MUSSOLINI

Monday October 9th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

‘Expertly alternating vivid domestic detail with lucid exposition of the gradual evolution of totalitarianism , Caroline Moorehead allows her readers not only to know but also to feel how it was to endure fascist oppression …it feels like the book she was born to write.’  Lucy Hughes-Hallett in The Guardian.

Caroline Moorehead has researched the letters and papers of a Florentine family, the Rossellis, who resisted Mussolini’s fascist ruthlessness and thuggery from the 1920s until his death in 1945.

She is the authors of many biographies (Sidney Bernstein, Freya Stark, Bertrand Russell, Iris Origo , Martha Gellhorn) and has twice spoke at the Savile  about A TRAIN IN WINTER , the story of French women resistance fighters in WW2 who were deported to Auschwicz, and VILLAGE OF SECRETS about resistance to the Nazis in Vichy France.

Chairman- to be advised.

 

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

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

Tuesday October 10th, 2017

7pm for 7.30pm

 

 

Cost: £37 drinks, dinner with wine

HIGH DAYS and HOLIDAYS - CENTENARY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Thursday October 12th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm

With ‘Russian’ Savilians Artem Kotov (violin) and Alexander Karpeyev (piano) playing music of Russian composers with works of circa 1917, together with Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne –  taken from the Diaghilev ballet Pulcinella …. Following the Revolution of 1917, the Diaghilev ballet left Russia and was based mainly in Europe.

Dr David Burke, author, will be the club’s guest – talking about The Lawn Road Flats –developed by Savilian

Jack Pritchard – which became home to an extraordinary community of Russian spies as a consequence of the Revolution.  A number of other Savilians lived at the flats – notably sculptor Henry Moore.  Agatha Christie also lived there.

A suitably Russian menu will be devised for the occasion, with a few shots of vodka to complement the wine.

 

Cost: £50 performance, wine and dinner

AGNES LANGER PERFORMS ELGAR

Monday October 16th, 2017

6.30 pm for 7 pm followed by (optional) dinner

Agnes Langer is an outstanding and prize winning young Hungarian violinist who performs with rare passion and commitment. Her long time coach, Prof. Anne Shih, was a student of, and only assistant to, the legendary Josef Gingold, who taught Joshua Bell among many others. Agnes plays on a very fine Panormo violin, the ‘father’ of English violin making. Agnes’ pianist partner is Giacomo Battarino, one of Italy’s finest musicians. They both appear annually at the famed Casalmaggiore International Music Festival.

The recital will feature the Violin Sonata composed by the eminent Savilian, Sir Edward Elgar. Works by Bartok, Ysaye, and Symanowski, will complete the concert.

 

 

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

THE REPUTATION GAME - A TALK BY SAVILIAN DAVID WALLER AND RUPERT YOUNGER

Wednesday October 18th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Savilian David Waller and co-author Rupert Younger have written The Reputation Game, about how reputations are created, sustained, destroyed and then rebuilt.  The authors look at leaders in business, the military and politics and how they achieve their goals.  They also examine how celebrities and criminals build and exploit their reputations to their own advantage.

David and Rupert, a professor at Oxford’s Said Business School will talk about how in this modern era, reputations now precede and follow people, both on-line and in other social networks.  Also, that reputation is a major component of everything, for example in relationships and decision making in the corporate world.

They will explain how the game works; laying out the rules and winning strategies.  It shows how some individuals rebuild shattered reputations and how some never recover and begins with the idea of how to ask the right questions for the kind of reputation wanted.

 

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

PARTNERSHIP BRIDGE EVENING

Monday October 23rd, 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

MEMORIAL CONCERT FOR PHILIP CANNON FRCM - EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2018

Wednesday October 25th, 2017

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Cost: Cost

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday October 26th, 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.

No need to book in advance.  

Cost: Free to members and their guests

JAMES FERGUSSON on AL-BRITANNIA, MY COUNTRY

Monday October 30th, 2017

6.30 pm for 7 pm followed by (optional) dinner

James Fergusson recounts his year exploring Muslim Britain. The rise of Islam represents the greatest change to the makeup of British society in modern times.  Should we fear it or embrace it?

Despite living under the media microscope, Britain’s Muslims are remarkably misunderstood both by the non-Muslim majority and by a government preoccupied with national security.  Fergusson takes a series of misconceptions about British Islam and turns them on their heads. AL-BRITANNIA, MY COUNTRY makes the case for a reappraisal of ‘fundamental British values’ and argues passionately for a new approach towards practitioners of a religion that, as he says, is a part of all our futures now. This book could hardly be more timely at a time of impatience with ‘migrants’ and Islamophobia spreading throughout the West.

James Fergusson has been a fearless journalist for 30 years (Times, Economist, Independent) writing about and reporting from troubled Muslim countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen.  His first book KANDAHAR COCKNEY (2004) focussed on the new lives of asylum seekers in London.  AL BRITANNIA expands that theme in today’s context. In the course of his research meeting hundreds of Muslims in every corner of the country, and in 2016 he experienced an entire Ramadan fast.

This is a native outsider’s journey through Muslim Britain.

He has previously talked at the Savile about A MILLION BULLETS (Afghanistan) and THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS PLACE (Somalia)

Chairman – to be advised.

 

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

90 YEARS AT No. 69 - A BIRTHDAY PARTY ON 31 OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday October 31st, 2017

from 7.30pm till late

On 1 November 1927 the Savile Club opened its new doors at 69 Brook Street having moved from the handsome but decaying house at 107 Piccadilly it had occupied since its removal from Savile Row. To celebrate the completion of 90 years at Brook Street and the recreation of the Ballroom ceiling to its original decorative scheme we thought it would be fitting to have a Birthday Party for members and their guests.

One guest per member. Black Tie & Ballgowns. Dinner and Dancing.

 

Cost: £60 to include welcome drink, dinner and wine.

SAVILE FILM CLUB – “Vertigo” ( Dir. Alfred Hitchcock 1958)

Thursday November 2nd, 2017

Film Screening 8pm

To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - NICHOLAS WALKER

Friday November 3rd, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

The well-known RAM piano professor plays Russian repertoire from his new CD.

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

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

SAVILE SCIENCE - PROFESSOR GLEN JEFFREY ON REINDEER

Monday November 20th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

We finish the Savile Science Year with a talk by Professor Glen Jeffrey on Reindeer – a topical subject as we approach Christmas and the Festive Season. Humans often regard vision as a constant, but this is incorrect. Every animal sees the world in a different way, as it has evolved separately in each to exploit different visual advantages in their environments. All mammals apart from primates are actually red/green colour blind, but nearly all of these are able see into the ultra-violet, which we cannot. Bees cannot see red, whales cannot see blue. Even more surprisingly, some animals that live in extreme visual environments such as the Arctic with its constant light in summer and constant darkness in winter, actually tune their visual systems seasonally to changes in environmental light. These changes in Arctic vision have been a key interest for Glen and his lab working with reindeer population.

Our visual abilities reflect our evolutionary history. All mammals including us have a nocturnal history extending back millions of years, but we are changing the world, flooding it with artificial light at night. This is imposing redundancy on more than 90% of the receptors humans use to view the world and disrupting animal behaviour.

Glen is a research scientist at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London with a key interest in the evolution of vision. He was an undergraduate at Sussex University reading Neuroscience and moved onto Oxford for his doctorate. He has held positions at Chicago University, University College London and then back at Oxford before settling down at The Institute of Ophthalmology.

Chairman: Savilian Ken Allen

 

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

ST CECILIA’S DAY MEMBERS’ CONCERT

Thursday November 23rd, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Hosted by Savilian Jeremy Barlow and now in its seventh 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 £30 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday November 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.

Free to members and their guests

Cost: No need to book in advance. 

APERITIF CONCERT - ANNA MCCREADY SOPRANO & ROBERT SHOLL PIANO

Friday December 1st, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

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

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

ALEX RENTON ON STIFF UPPER LIP: SECRETS, CRIMES AND THE SCHOOLING OF A RULING CLASS

Monday December 4th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Alex Renton’s Stiff Upper Lip: secrets, crimes and the schooling of a ruling class is the first book to look at the darker side of the British private boarding school system. This unique mechanism for educating an elite has been admired and copied across the world. Yet – as anyone who went through it – knows, the schools could warp and damage the adults they produced in ways that lasted for life. Violence and cruelty were endemic – but were they in fact a a necessary part of the medicine?

When Renton’s book was published in April this year the Times’s critic said she needed a very hot shower after finishing it. The Financial Times said it was “a horrible read”. Others were more welcoming.

‘Shocking, gripping and sobering’ Rupert Christiansen, The Sunday Telegraph

‘A great depth of reading and thinking here, and the whole thing thrums, right at the back of it, with a contagious sadness; a contagious anger; a contagious grief… A brave and necessary book.’ Sam Leith, The Guardian

“At last, a scrupulously honest insight into private boarding education in Britain – ranging from the abuse to which it subjects the child, and the family, to the abuse of Britain’s social order in laying the foundation to buying your child’s way to the top” Jon Snow of Channel 4 News

 

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

SAVILE FILM CLUB - “Gremlins” (Dir. Joe Dante 1984)

Thursday December 7th, 2017

Film Screening 8pm

To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

SAVILE CHRISTMAS SONGS 

Friday December 8th, 2017

7pm for 7.30pm, followed by (optional) supper with wine

Join us for the annual evening of Christmas songs. The evening will include choral works & modern popular classics, interspersed with the well-known carols for you to join in and sing with the choir. The evening will be led by the Psalo Singers, which includes a number of Savilians, who are returning by popular demand. The choir will be led by Savilian 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 £30 (optional) supper with wine

SAVILE MEMBERS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER

Wednesday December 13th, 2017

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:   £52 all inclusive