Milton Abbey School Parents’ Association (MASPA)

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 been well-received and supported by parents, and we thank everyone who has come along to one of our ‘Coffee Stops’ or organised events.

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 maspa@miltonabbey.co.uk.

The next events are listed below. Alternatively, a booklet for each term is available to download.

Wednesday 13 February | Jo Loves: Create Your Shot Candle
Elizabeth Street, London
10:45am-12.30pm | Cost: £90 (limited to eight places)

Step into the Shot Candle™ Studio and create your first bespoke scented candle.

Discover a menu of new fragrances, including Salted Caramel, fresh and aromatic Mint Mojito and creamy Tahitian Gardenia. The Shot Candle™ experience is a wonderful experience for any candle lover. Each of you will have a full brand introduction and will then be guided through the range of fragrances. You will then each create your very own bespoke shot candle that combines two fragrances of your choosing.

Celebrate your creativity with a glass of prosecco afterwards.

Wednesday 13 March | Local & Wild: Food & Wine Experience
Nutbourne Restatuant, London
Meet at 12 nooon | Cost: £65

Gladwin Brothers was hatched in the summer of 2012 by three brothers: Richard, Milton Abbey Old Boy Oliver and Gregory. Using their three unique skills; one being a farmer, the other a chef and the third a restaurateur, they all wish to share with you their love for great food, foraging, farming and the ability to bring a slice of the countryside into the city.

Join them in one of their three restaurants, Nutbourne in London, where we will be served some of the most exciting seasonal British produce harvested from their own farm and vineyard. Start with a tasting and tuition of three of their wines produced by the family vineyard in Sussex, followed by butchery class and a delicious sharing menu lunch and coffee.

Thursday 28 March | Matthew Day Jackson private viewing
Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset
Meet at 11am | Cost: £45

Join us for a curated tour of this Matthew Day Jackson exhibition, followed by lunch.

Jackson’s artwork explores the relationship of the past to the present, and the narrative of his identity within history. These investigations critique hegemonic power and its abuses through the use of disparate materials and methods of production.

His work particularly addresses the myth of the American Dream, exploring the forces of creation, growth, transcendence and death through visions of its failed utopia. Jackson’s multifaceted practice
encompasses sculpture, painting, collage, photography, drawing, video, performance and installation.