Milton Abbey School Parents' Association
Welcome to MASPA – the Milton Abbey School Parents’ Association.
MASPA was established in 2014 with the aim of providing current parents with a range of opportunities to meet each other socially in informal settings each term. MASPA has already been so well-received and supported by parents, and we thank everyone who has come along to one of our ‘Coffee Stops’ or organised events.
Upcoming events in our MASPA calendar are listed below. Alternatively, our MASPA calendar for each term is available to download from the iPoint box on this page.
We aim to keep our calendar of events as varied and entertaining as possible and would welcome any suggestions parents may have for future events. Additionally if there are any parents who would like to get involved in planning and suggesting future events do please come along to one of our planning meetings each term (meetings are held twice termly, once in London and once at the School).
For more information on MASPA or to book events, please contact email@example.com
Monday 30 January, 10am to 3pm approx. Cookery with Rose Prince
Rose Prince is an award winning cookery author and recipe columnist on The Daily Telegraph magazine. She has started offering cookery lessons from her home in Dorset, ten minutes from Milton Abbey, and a couple of us here at school were the lucky guinea pigs on a trial day. We can’t recommend Rose’s cookery lessons more highly.
Numbers restricted to 8 maximum. Cost £110 (reduced MASPA rate); B&B also possible if you would like to stay over.
Wednesday 8th February, 6.30 – 8.30pm. ‘Champagne and Diamonds’ Annoushka, London SW1
Annoushka Ducas MBE is kindly hosting a private event for MASPA guests, ‘Champagne and Diamonds’, at her flag ship boutique in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea. Over a glass of champagne, we will be treated to a behind the scenes tour of the jewellery making process. Hosted by Annoushka and Liz Olver, Design Director, we will learn about how stones and gems ultimately become jewels during a talk and a tour of her studio. No charge.
Thursday 9th February, 7pm. Milton Abbey Charity Cabaret Evening
After last year’s successful inaugural event, we are delighted to invite parents to the second
Charity Cabaret Evening at Milton Abbey School on 9th
February. This is the night before half term and we very much hope you, and your friends, will be able to attend. Pupils will be preparing and serving a three course dinner in the Abbot’s Hall as well as providing the cabaret entertainment. All proceeds from the evening will go to the school’s two charities: Julia’s House and SKRUM. Tickets £35. Black Tie.
Thursday 23rd February, 10.30am – 2.30pm Art Tours with John Martin and Johnny Messum followed by lunch at HIX Mayfair
John Martin (John Martin Gallery) and Johnny Messum (Messum’s Fine Art) are at the forefront of a move by London gallery owners to make art shows more accessible to a wider audience. For the past three years John, Johnny and a group of other gallery owners, have collaborated with Brown’s Hotel on a hugely popular series of gallery tours, giving guests a unique introduction to Mayfair’s 150 private galleries and specialist dealers, meeting the personalities that shape London’s art market and experiencing the rich variety of exhibitions they put on. Meeting at Brown’s Hotel for coffee at 10:30, they will take us on a tour of four exhibitions, with a gallery director in each venue to tell you about the show, returning to Brown’s for a three course lunch (including wines) at HIX Mayfair. Cost £60.
2nd – 5th March 2017 Ski Weekend in Saas Fee, Switzerland
Following on from the success of last year’s MASPA ski trip, we are returning again in March for a long weekend in this beautiful Swiss ski resort. We will be staying in a beautiful chalet, owned by a Milton Abbey parent, which sleeps up to 14 people. The chalet is situated on the Hohnegg Plateau above the village with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and down to the car free village below. We will fly to Zurich and transfers will be arranged to take us up to Saas Fee. We hope you will join us for what should be a wonderful few days in the mountains: come on your own, as a couple or with a friend. Skiers of all abilities are welcome.
Monday 13th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm, The Lansdowne Club, London. Demystifying the World of Wine
Patrick McGrath Master of Wine, old Miltonian and our Chair of Governors, is kindly hosting three wine tastings for the MASPA spread over the current academic year. The tastings are as much for wine buffs as for those who want to have a better understanding of the world of wine. On this occasion the focus will be red wine and Patrick will share eight to ten wines with us, taking us through the best known grapes varieties and the key wine regions of the world.
The cost is £30 a head.