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BSL Guided Tour IF: 2023 led by Deaf Guide John Wilson

Free, but tickets must be booked in advance Saturday 22 July 2023

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance, please contact the Festival box office, 01908 280800 or email access@stables.org

This BSL interpreted tour includes visits to Captain Boomer: Pasture with Cows, Gijs Van Blon: Blom and Rebecca Louise Law: The Place Between.  Bring a picnic! Ice–cream will be on sale at Fred Roche Gardens.

The tour starts at Fred Roche Gardens and ends at Middleton Hall, centre:mk.

Tour guide John Wilson is a freelance consultant working in the field of Deaf Arts and British Sign Language, with a wide range of experience as a deaf arts practitioner, a theatre and television actor, a creative signer, and a director of numerous productions ranging from devised performances to BSL translations of Shakespeare. 

John works with long list of major museums and galleries across the UK, including the Tate Galleries, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, National Maritime Museum, and the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. He leads BSL tours at London Zoo and is an accredited BSL guide at Hampton Court Palace and Highgate Cemetery. 

This is the second occasion on which John has worked as a BSL-guide for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival.


The tour begins at Fred Roche Gardens, MK9 2ND

Access Facilities

Assistance Dogs WelcomeDrop-Off and Pick-Up PointBlue Badge Parking availableWheelchair Viewing Area AvailableRelaxed PerformanceAudio DescribedWheelchair Accessible

What to Expect

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Friendly (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
🌳 Outdoor Event

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Captain Boomer: Pasture with Cows

FREE event Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July 2023

Belgian company Captain Boomer invite you to enter a world of pastoral bliss in the heart of Milton Keynes city centre.

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Gijs van Bon: Blom

FREE event Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July 2023

Let Blom free up the artist in you...

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Rebecca Louise Law: The Place Between

with immersive soundscapes by Jason Singh Friday 14 – Sunday 30 July 2023

An immersive installation exploring the connection we have to our Earth, to each other and our contribution to the cycle of life