news at Avondale
The Avondale Summer Music Festival
Avondale’s big Summer Festival weekend was an all-round success. At this exclusive and complimentary event taking place between Friday, 25th and Sunday, 27th July, Avondale celebrated a variety of international music with a host of renowned performers. Throughout the festival, there was complimentary food and refreshments on offer to our guests.
Each event was attended to capacity and the excellent music matched the super weather we have been experiencing. Friends, family and residents marvelled at the transformation from care home to musical theatre!
Acts booked include Sensation – one of the most sought-after ABBA Tribute Bands in the world; Cantabile, the London Quartet, a renowned British a cappella-style vocal quartet and winners of the acclaimed Wavendon Allmusic Award, in addition to a variety of performers from a fantastic, eclectic mix of cultures, sounds and rhythms.
For anyone who has been unfortunate in missing out on our Music Festival, do get in touch with us. We often run exciting and interesting open events, and we can add you to the list for our next event.
Find out more about the event spanning over 3 days by visiting our
Avondale Summer Festival page today.
September Events & Activities – Join Us
To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during September. For our full listing, please download our Avondale September Activities Menu to view the many and varied events taking place over September
Sunday 7th September, 2.00pm. English School of Falconry. Join the staff and a selection of birds of prey from one of the UK’s largest bird of prey conservation centres. Enjoy a glass of cider, a talk on the species, watch a free fly display and handle a bird if you wish. All welcome!
Wednesday 17th September, 2.30pm. Classical Social: wine, cheese & Bach. Our September social is an afternoon of cheese, wine and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Friday 19th September, 2.30pm. Chocolate Friday. Do you love chocolate? Come along to our chocolate party. Dip into our chocolate fountain, have a go at our chocolate tasting contest or pair a fine wine with your favourite chocolate.
Sunday 21st September, 11.00am – 3.00pm. World Alzheimer’s Day. Join us for a day of activities to raise awareness of World Alzheimer’s Day and dementia, including our very own ‘memory walk’ around the gardens of Avondale and weather permitting a BBQ.
Thursday 25th September, 2.00pm. The Wallace Collection. Following our collaboration throughout 2013, the Wallace Collection of Hertford House, London will be bringing handling objects and art from the National collection to Avondale as part of their outreach workshop programme.
Friday 26th September, 2.00pm. Harvest Festival Flowers. Join our ever popular flower arranging class with floral artist Trudy with this month’s theme of ‘Harvest Festival’. As places are limited, booking is essential.
Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out about our upcoming events and activities taking place this September.
TV PRESENTER AND NATURALIST ENTERTAINS GUESTS AND RESIDENTS AT AVONDALE
Chris Packham has been a firm favourite with fans of nature TV programmes for a number of years. Celebrated wildlife photographer, he is also an award-winning ornithologist.
Chris shared his intimate knowledge of birdlife across the British Isles at a recent talk given at Porthaven’s Avondale Care Home in Buckinghamshire earlier this year with a fascinating talk called “Birds of the British Isles”
Chris was certainly able to inform and entertain, in equal measures, a captivated crowd at the care home with his enthralling talk.
Chris’s talk was followed by a question and answer session which lasted longer than expected…and a delicious light lunch for residents and guests.
Find out today about our upcoming Spring and Summer itinerary of events by calling us on 01296 438 034.
Colour in the Home with Farrow & Ball
On February 27th, Avondale care home played host to an inspirational talk on how to transform your home, given by International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. The day comprised of an informative talk with Joa in the morning, followed by a helpful question and answer session and a delicious lunch afterwards.
Why not find out today more about our forthcoming informative and interesting events and activities coming up over the coming weeks and months. Call us on 01296 438034 for more.
A Royal Jewel For Every Occasion – Avondale Event
On Thursday 21st November, Avondale Care Home played host to an entertaining and informative talk from Susan Rumfitt, an independent jewellery specialist and one of the team of specialists on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, entitled a Royal jewel for every occasion.
From Henry VIII to the Duchess of Cambridge, this talk focused on a variety of Royal Jewels which have caused wonder and mayhem over the last 500 years.
As well as the delightful talk, the afternoon comprised of a light lunch and a valuation session where residents and guests were able to bring along their cherished items for valuation.
Avondale plays host to a baking demonstration from Great British Bake Offs’ Brendan Lynch
On Thursday 24th October, from 10:30am to 1:45pm, Avondale care home was pleased to host a wonderful days baking, hosted by one of The Great British Bake Offs’ favourite bakers Brendan Lynch, who gave a baking demonstration and answered baking related questions from invited guests.
The days itinerary included;
11:00am Baking Demonstration and Q&A with Brendan Lynch
12:45pm Light lunch
To find out about the upcoming exciting and enjoyable events and activities taking place over the festive period, and to get on our guest list, contact our home manager, Shaun Canavan, today on 01296 438036.
A celebrity gardener brought the delights of summer gardening to Avondale
Residents, families and visitors to Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury enjoyed a major event this month featuring an Open Day talk and afternoon tea with Frances Tophill from ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’.
On Thursday 20th June, Francis Tophill from ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’ visited Avondale to give a talk on the history of some of our most beloved shrubs and flowers that have become established in Britain over the centuries including roses, jasmine, rhododendron and azaleas. The Open Day afforded visitors the chance to view the home and enjoy the hospitality of Avondale with afternoon tea and to ask Frances all manner of questions on gardening etiquette, shrubs and blooms.
Frances will be returning to Avondale for a gardening demonstration and second Open Day talk in the near future.
Avondale home manager, Shaun Canavan said, “these open days exemplify how committed we are to maintaining links for our residents with the wider community”.
To find out more about the range of informative and entertaining events and activities this Summer, contact us today.