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:

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
John Lewis The Espresso Bar cafe meeting room.
The Centre:mk
Marlborough Gate
Milton Keynes

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:…/all-sho…/sirens/16372/

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:
To book online:
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes

Bletchley Park BSL Tour – 4th May 2019

Bletchley Park, World War II historical site in Milton Keynes will be providing a BSL Tour on Saturday 4th May 2019 at 10am. The site of the code-breakers that helped shorten the war by two years! Its a very interesting place that is now accessible for deaf & hard-of-hearing people people with a BSL tour supported by Access Ambassadors!

There are still spaces left on this tour so book yourselves quickly before Friday 1st April!

Confirm your booking by sending an email to Amy at where you will receive instructions for payment.

Reminder! MKDZ 3rd Anniversary Party!

Gentle reminder of MKDZ anniversary party this Saturday! See details below…
Milton Keynes Deaf Zone‘s 3rd Anniversary Party will be hosted at Broughton Pavilion on Saturday 26th January 2019 from 6pm to 10.30pm! Entry is £3 and buffet food and drinks will be provided!
There will be a fun quiz and raffle (£1 per strip) and special guests “The Three Deaf Penguins” will be speaking about their recent achievement on swimming the English Channel!
Everyone is welcome, including children!
For more details, see event poster below!
Map of Broughton Pavilion:

Christmas Carol Rehearsal tonight!

Gentle reminder about signed Christmas Carol service rehearsal tonight at 7pm to 9pm at the Broughton Pavilion! If you are interested to try out, come along tonight!

See details in the link below!

MKDZ 2018 Christmas Carol Service


Help needed for MKDZ 2018 Christmas Carol Service!

Hello Friends,
MK Deaf Zone is seeking helpers, both deaf and hearing, to sign and/or sing for its fund-raising Christmas Carol Service in MK Centre on Saturday 1st December from 2pm onwards. Hearing dogs are welcome.
Before the service, we will hold a couple of rehearsals on Monday evenings at Broughton Pavilion from 7pm to 9pm to practise signing some well-known Christmas songs. The dates are 19th and 26th November 2018 (should an additional rehearsal is required, we will hold it on the Friday night before the service)
Broughton Pavilion (see map below)
139 Tanfield Lane, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9NJ
If you are interested to be involved in this event, please contact me:
Bryan Whalley
Chair of MK Deaf Zone

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 Deaf Awareness Week event at Rushmere Country Park

Tom and Sue volunteering for MKDZ with a stall at Rushmere Country Park for Deaf Awareness Week on Sunday 20th May 2018. Also present are Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (Milton Keynes Branch) gave a interesting demonstration of their trained hearing dogs performing tasks like waking a person up!

We also went on a signed walking tour of the wooden sculptures in the park provided by Ian Richardson (Visitor Centre Manager) and interpreted by Richard McCormick. Thank you Ian and Richard for the interesting tour!

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