MK Deaf Rambling – Ampthill & Clophill Circular Walk – Saturday 6th October 2018

Come and join MK Deaf Rambling on a leisurely 12 mile circular walk on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 10am.

Park your car at the South West Car Park in Ampthill Park, at the pretty small historic town of Ampthill, just off the B530 next to the cricket ground at 10am.

There is a lovely café with toilet facilities in the park where we will meet before starting the walk at 10.30am (you may wish to have breakfast in the café or coffee beforehand!?).

Bring your packed lunch and drinks or have lunch at the lovely Flying Fox pub in Clophill, off the A6 by 12.30pm, having completed the first 6 miles.

After a hour rest, we will continue another 6 miles walk back to Ampthill, passing the ruins of Houghton House to reach the car park by 4pm.

The walk is moderately flat with the exception towards the end, when going up some small hills to admire some views of Bedfordshire’s countryside.

Everyone is welcome! 

 

2018 Deaf Tennis Festival

Deaf Tennis Festival

On September 15th and 16th the Tennis Foundation is running a festival of deaf tennis. There will be a range of fun events and competitions to ensure there is an activity right for everyone!

We will have fun activities for beginners which will let them try tennis, learn new skills and take part with friends, siblings and parents – these activities are for everyone, not just those who are deaf.

There will be a fun competition in a Fast 4 format – this competition is only for deaf players but you can leave your hearing aids in. You don’t need to be a superstar – the focus is on enjoying tennis in a match environment!

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Vagabond Film Festival: Deaf Culture Into Light

Vagabond Film Festival is showing a selection of Deaf short films on Friday 27th July from 12 noon to 2pm. The short films will have BSL and English subtitles and will be shown at MK Gallery in the Theatre District, Central Milton Keynes.
 
See link below for more information about the short films and to purchase tickets. Watch the video above by Samuel Dore explaining the Deaf film programme.
 
 
An anime film about a deaf girl and a school bully will also be shown at the Dome venue in Campbell park at 3.15pm and will be subtitled and introduced by Samuel Dore in BSL.
 

Photos from MK Deaf Rambling walk – July 8th 2018

Photos from the MK Deaf Rambling walk on Sunday 8th July 2018 at Chiltern Hills above Tring.

Quote from Jean Lawrence:

Jonathan Farthing , Steve Lawrence and I been walked nearly 12.8 miles, enjoyably thoughts the beautiful Chiltern scenery in sweltering day with inclusion of visiting to Ivinghoe Beacon Hill summit for viewing monuments, Aldbury village, Canal, Chalk pit quarry and Pitstone windmill fantastically!

Sounds like an enjoyable long walk for the deaf walkers! Thank you Jean for the photos!

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Indoor Rock Climbing – Saturday 21st April

Hello everyone! There will be lots of people coming to our event this Saturday!

For safety reasons, we are only allowed two people per supervisor (we have 5 supervisors, all deaf!) so we will need to split into three or four groups.

Each group will take their turn to go on the roped walls while the other groups can relax in the cafe/seating area.

The groups will be divided on a first-come, first-serve basis so don’t worry if you don’t arrive yet as you can still be in the next group if there is space!

Spaces will be given to those who have confirmed going so if you haven’t yet please do so now by email mkdeafzone@gmail.com.

To save time, you can create your profile on the Big Rock website to register your name and details. If you are bringing children, please make profiles for them too. Go to the website link below and click “Create Profile”.

https://www.bigrockclimbing.com/hub-registration/

On arrival, we will need to register you with a supervisor (that’s us!), pay your entry fee, collect your kit, listen to health & safety briefing and then we are ready to start climbing! 👍

Prices can be found on the website here:

https://www.bigrockclimbing.com/hub-prices/

We do have lockers but they require a padlock or key (available at reception) or you can leave your belongings with a friend or parent watching. Changing rooms with showers are available.

We look forward to meeting you all and hope you will all enjoy climbing with us! 😁🧗‍♂️

MK Deaf Rambling: The Blisworth Tunnel/Stoke Bruerne Walk (28th April 2018)

The Blisworth Tunnel/Stoke Bruerne Walk – 8.5 miles approx, Easy/Moderate

Meet at The Royal Oak, Chapel Lane, Blisworth, NN7 3BU at 10am.

Google Map Link

The walk will start at 10.30am.

✦ 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