MK Deaf Rambling – Photos from Chinnor & Bledlow Circular Walk – 5th October 2019

Photos from the Milton Keynes Deaf Rambling group on the Chinnor & Bledlow Circular walk on 5th October 2019 with summary from walk leader Steve Lawrence:

 Luckily It was dry cloudy morning and surprisingly warm, not even a drop of rain at all!
 
From the Bledlow pub in the village, we started to walk along the rolling hills; some sloped steeply uphill and downhill; throughout the beautiful unspoilt colourful autumnal beechwoods, chalk downland and valleys. We observed the local attractive villages with their traditional bricks and flint cottages nestle around the medieval St Mary church in the vicinity of petty Radnage interestingly. 
 
The most dramatic feature of the area is the chalk escarpment, a ridge and open pastures with sheep grazed.
 
We spotted a glimpse of the prey birds flew over the meadow, probably Red-kite or whatever but were unable to identified them specifically with uncertainty because we are unprofessional birdwatchers!
 
One more hill to go, we ascended steadily up the scrub covered slopes of Lodge Hill, with panoramic views of Vale of Aylesbury fantastically before returning to car parking of Bledlow village.
 
After a brief tea break at the local pub, we leisurely walked up in a short distance to the ironed gate besides the Church and then we descended to the bottom of Lyde Garden secret. As we observed, this water garden was built on the site of the natural springs that surface close to the church, consisting the board-walks and ornaments set in a combination of ponds and water plants with delightful.
 
It was nice long relaxing walk with enjoyment indeed “.

MK Deaf Rambling: Chinnor Circular Walk – 5th October 2019

Chinnor Circular Walk (via Bledlow Ridge), Buckinghamshire/Chilterns. 10.5 miles walk, Moderate grade.

Walking in the classic Chilterns landscape of lengthy rolling hills, beech woods and dry valleys including the small picturesque villages and interesting medieval churches.

Meet by the Trinity church or along the road near the Lions of Bledlow pub at Church End, Princess Risborough, HP27 9PE at 10am. The walk will start no later than 10.30am.

Google Map link:

https://goo.gl/maps/2PiMyfKEGswbpBs86

  • Bring your own lunch and drinks or eat at local pub.
  • Wear suitable sturdy boots and always bring weatherproof clothing.
  • Dogs are welcome but it is your responsibility to keep on lead when walking on the road and clean up dog mess.
  • Walk Leader is Steve Lawrence– contact email stevelawrence52@aol.com

Photos from Milton Keynes Deaf Rambling Badby walk – July 6th 2019

Apologies for the lateness of this post!

Photos from the Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk on 6th July 2019 by the Milton Keynes Deaf Rambling club.

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Summary of the walk by Steve Lawrence:

“From The windmill Inn of Badby village we started our walk south to follow the Knightley Way signpost though the edge of Badby Wood down and en route to the historic Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa which was a seventh century royal manor.

After 7 miles long walked to Farthingstone village, via the golf course, we entered the local pub with the pink painted seats placed in front of building and rested there for lunchtime in the back garden, with variety of ornamental objects including glass bottles that embodies with living colourful plants intricately everywhere in the garden, that looks like a fairytale place where elves occupy there.  Fantastically! 

As we strolled continually along for another 5 miles though the deciduous woodland between Farthingstone and Everdon including Everdon Stubbs Park, and on top of Everdon hill we swayed through the cultivated crop with lovely distinctive red poppies mixed as these reminding us the memorial war battlefields of Remembrance. Viewed with some great scenery views over classic Northamptonshire countryside, rolling hills, fields, farmhouses and farm tracks. 

We returned to the Windmill Inn in Badby for some lovely drinks to quench our thirsty. We enjoyed the circular walk which is a little less exciting, but overall this is a really enjoyable walk.”

Photos from Wednesday Afternoon Club 17th July 2019

Apologies for the lateness with this post!

Here are photos from the StageText presentation given out to members of Wednesday Afternoon Club on 17th July 2019.

StageText is used to provide captioning and live subtitling in theatre and shows and concerts etc. This provides accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to attend showings. Thank you to StageText for providing the presentation to the local deaf people in Milton Keynes!

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To find out more about StageText and what showings are available with captioning see:

www.stagetext.org/whats-on

Photos from Wednesday Afternoon Club

Apologies for the lateness of posting this, we had some issues with the website which have been fixed now!

Anyway, here are the photos from Wednesday Afternoon Club on 19th June 2019.

Debbie Jakeman from Access Ambassadors came along to talk about her company that provides independent living support,  advice and information service and supports a range of accessible social activities for deaf and hard of hearing people in Milton Keynes.

To find out more about Access Ambassadors:

https://www.access-ambassadors.co.uk/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AccessAmbassadors/

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Wednesday Afternoon Club – 19th June 2019

Gentle reminder of Wednesday Afternoon Club on 19th June at the John Lewis’s Espresso Bar cafe in Centre MK.
 
Access Ambassadors will be giving a talk at 2.00pm about the services they provide and how they can give advice and support for your needs.
 
All are welcome!
 
Wednesday 19th June at 1.30pm
 
Address:
John Lewis The Espresso Bar cafe meeting room.
The Centre:mk
Marlborough Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 3EP

Sirens – Thursday 13th June 7.30pm – Stantonbury Theatre

Sirens – Thursday 13th June 7.30pm – Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes

‘And before you can say damaged male ego, we’re holed up on a four foot square rock for the rest of eternity…’

When three Greek women defy the want of Zeus and are cursed with a deadly voice, the famous myth of the Sirens is born. But when they find out that the truth about them may have been a bit more than ‘tweaked’, they are catapulted to Hastings beach in 2019 with one mission: rewrite history.

Using breathtaking visual storytelling, stunning projections and a lot of feathers, Zoo Co’s award winning show Sirens sticks two fingers up at gender expectations and asks, when your voice is silenced, how do you stand up and shout out?

Sirens is creatively captioned and BSL inclusive, with a Deaf and hearing cast. We welcome d/Deaf and hearing audiences.

Tickets £13/£11

Box office 01908 324466

Or online: http://www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk/…/all-sho…/sirens/16372/

MK Deaf Rambling: Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk – Saturday 6th July

MK Deaf Rambling: Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk – Saturday 6th July 10 am.

Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk (via Fawsley Hall and Everdon Stubbs), Northants. 11.5 miles walk, Easy/Moderate grade.

A great place to walk though the Badby Wood, en route to the historic Fawsley Hall and also stunning scenery views from Everdon Stubbs Park.

Meet at the The Windmill Inn, Main Street, Badby, Northamptonshire, NN11 3AN at 10am. The walk will start at 10.30am.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7cjYbbxJQNWLcETD6

  • Bring your own lunch and drinks.
  • Wear suitable sturdy boots and always bring weatherproof clothing.
  • Dogs are welcome but it is your responsibility to keep on lead when walking on the road and clean up dog mess.
  • Walk Leader is Frixos Aresti – contact email aresti_f@hotmail.co.uk

 

MK Gallery BSL Tour of art exhibition “The Lie of the Land” – Friday 19th April

On Friday April 19th there is a free BSL tour of MK Gallery‘s exhibition “The Lie of the Land” at 12 noon. Booking online is essential (free).
 
“Gain insight into the artists, works and rich themes of MK Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, The Lie of the Land. This event is delivered in BSL only and is suitable for anyone who uses or is learning BSL, led by dance artist and choreographer Chisato Minimamura.”
 
MK Gallery Facebook:
 
Exhibition:
 
To book online:
 
Address:
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3QA

MK Deaf Rambling: Photos from Hexton Circular walk Saturday April 13th 2019

Photos of MK Deaf Rambling group from their walk last Saturday 13th April 2019.
 
Circular Hill Walking from Hexton, including Lilley Hoo, 12.5 miles, 5 hours overall.
 
Quote from Steve Lawrence:
 
“As we proceeded our walk from the Raven Pub in the village of Hexton to the place of Barton-le-Clay including the few survived thatched-roof cottages and by the church, we then ascended to top of Barton Hills to allow us to overlook the Barton-le-clay below. Continued few miles up to the next Warden Hill where the place of Luton town can be seen below and beyond and then walked down to reach the old fashioned Lilley Arms pub at Lilley Hoo, but less cosy feeling, for a break to re-energised us. We resumed to walk along the way across the chalked farmland throughout. Suddenly there was the hailstones rained down upon us, only for briefly time. Till we reached the triangular pillar and summit of Deacon Hills, via Telegraph Hill and Pegsdon hills. We viewed over the fantastic beautiful Bedfordshire plains and into Hertfordshire countrysides so stunningly. We began to descent the hill as the last of the hills visited. Suddenly we ran down fast cautiously all the way to the bottom of hill hilariously, which reminds us in our childhood.
No doubt it was one of the best place of North Chilterns countryside to seen on the walk that we had experienced with enjoyment indeed. Came off the hill we arrived Hexton and entered the cosy Lavender Tea room of Hexton hall to comfort us!“

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