The partnership will include monthly Opera Afternoon Teas for Loveday Members, many of whom are living with dementia, as well as people from the community. Artists will serenade the guests whilst they enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, prepared by Loveday’s award-winning culinary team. The Opera Afternoon Teas will take place in the beautiful setting of Loveday Kensington, located on Kensington Square.

The first event took place on World Opera Day in October and the partnership continues on Thursday 24th November with the first Opera Afternoon Tea.

Louise Blezzard, General Manager at Loveday Kensington comments, “We are so excited to be partnering with Opera Holland Park, a wonderful initiative that delivers meaningful experiences to both our Members and the community. We understand the huge importance of friendship and social connections and are proud to be launching this initiative as a way of helping to instigate friendship and conversation, particularly for those living with dementia.

“Opera has always been adored by our Members and features heavily within our monthly activities programme. It’s a joy to expand this initiative in collaboration with the brilliantly talented Opera Holland Park.”

Alice Bezant, Coordinator of Inspire Education and Outreach at Opera Holland Park comments “Crafting creative connections across the community is a fundamental part of our year-round work, providing the opportunity for social connection through shared experience. To further embed this work into the heart of Kensington and Chelsea, where we feel such support year-round, is something incredibly special, and we are delighted to build this new partnership with Loveday & Co. This collaboration will enable us to offer a greater variety of outreach to those who would benefit from founding friendships through memory and music, and we cannot wait to get started.”