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Drake Music: Planted Symphony

Free event

Open 11am - 5pm each day
The last tour of the day will start at 4.15pm
No need to book

What if a garden could make music?

Planted Symphony is a new way to experience music in nature - an interactive audio trail where melody, installations and stories take you on a journey and bring the Canalside to life.

Download the app and listen as geolocation technology triggers sounds and songs. Experience music surrounded by nature, and enjoy the intriguing installations hidden around you.

Planted Symphony tells the tale of Lagether, a herbalist who calls upon the natural world to help her heal, grow and be transformed. Using headphones and your senses, you meet her through spoken word and song lyrics, flowers and foliage. As you move around, the music explores the magic and mystery of nature - at one moment wind and whispers, the next, full pomp and glory.

“Every park should have this”

"It was wonderful to feel immersed, take a meditative break and contemplate nature”

"Good for post-pandemic recovery!"

Find out more: plantedsymphony.com

Planted Symphony is located at Canalside, at the North East end of Campbell Park, alongside the Grand Union Canal. Nearest postcode is MK9 4AD. From Cricket Green Roundabout (where Silbury Boulevard and Overgate meet), along Overgate to Green Lane Roundabout

Discover music in green spaces

Download the Planted Symphony App:

Apple store: apps.apple.com
Google Play: play.google.com

Easy Read available
Easy Read available

Planted Symphony: Easy Read Document

Easy Read PDF

3.01 MB PDF

Drake Music is the leading national organisation working in music, disability and technology. Planted Symphony has been with support from Arts Council England, Sonos and the Foyle Foundation.

The project features exciting new work made by disabled and non-disabled musicians, poets, storytellers and artists working together:

Composer: Lucy Hale
Musical Director: Ben Sellers
Composer/Arranger: Cassandra Gurling
Cello: Georgina Aasgaard
Vocals: Miryam Solomon
MiMu Gloves: Kris Halpin
Electronic Wind Instrument: Sonia Allori
Marimba: Jenni Parkinson
Narrative and Lyrics: Dave Young
Experience Director/Narrator: Nickie Miles Wildin
Production Design: Jon Van Beek
Producer: Amy Sibley-Allen
Executive Producer: Tim Yates

Read more: www.drakemusic.org


Open 11am - 5pm each day. No need to book
The last tour of the day will start at 4.15pm

The experience lasts between 20 - 30 minutes and is suitable for adults and families with older children. 

Planted Symphony aims to be as accessible as possible, with access embedded into the creative approach, an App and audience experience. 

The Planted Symphony App will be available soon. Before the event you will be able to download the App on your 'phone or tablet (iOS and Android) and bring your headphones. There will be Easy Read guides to the App available for participants at the event.

The App is accessible and includes BSL videos and embedded audio descriptions.

For D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences there will be Subpacs available which translate sound into vibration and over-ear headphones which are compatible with hearing aids. The last loan of Subpacs will be at 4.15pm for the last tour each day. Find out more here: subpac.com and book a subpac by emailing access@stables.org

The trail is wheelchair accessible. It is under 400m long and includes benches for rest points. Everyone is encouraged to take it at their own pace.

Staff will be available to assist with access and technical queries at the event.

Covid-19 Safety
The safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff is our highest priority. As well as following all government and industry guidelines, we’re working closely with specialist safety advisors to ensure all our event locations are Covid-safe and secure for everyone. We will update more information between now and the Festival.

Access information

The Festival aims to be as accessible as possible and welcomes people with disabilities. We always welcome specific access enquiries - you can email us at access@stables.org or call the Box Office on 01908 280800.

Assistance Dogs Welcome
Assistance Dogs Welcome at this event
Audio Described
Audio Described
British Sign Language interpreted
BSL interpreted
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Drop Off and Pick Up Point available
Customer Drop Off and Pick Up Point is available
Headphones used at this event
Headphones used
Easy Read available
Easy Read available
Assistive Listening and Hearing Loop available
Content available via mobile phone
Content available via mobile phone
Relaxed performance or tour available
Relaxed performance or tour available
Seating available
Seating available at this event
Disabled toilets available
Disabled Toilets available
Wheelchair Accessible event
Wheelchair Accessible
Family Friendly event
Family Friendly event
Join in at this event
Join in at this event
Make Some Noise at this event
Make Some Noise
Move Around To Experience Event
Move Around To Experience
Outdoor event
Outdoor Event

Additional information

This outdoor trail is less than 400m long and lasts about 20-30minutes
There are places to rest along the route
Please bring your own mobile phone if you have one. You can also borrow, mobile phones, headphones and Subpacs, a wearable jacket which allows you to experience the vibrations from the music.
Please note there is no information point or toilet at this location
Please use Festival toilets - including the Disabled Toilet - on the Campbell Park Plateau.