This performance will be in the The Glade area of Campbell Park. This is at the City/John Lewis end of the Park, in the corner nearest the junction of V8 Marlborough Street and Silbury Boulevard, near to/head from The Milton Keynes Rose.
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Cloudscapes is a wonderfully calming and restful experience that combines calm clouds, mindful moments, contentment and words, set in an outdoor auditorium - a cloud-gazing area.
Audiences are encouraged to look up and contemplate ever-changing clouds, as well as our ever-changing world, guided by the soothing voice of performer and creator Lorna Rees.
Come along, lie back on giant beanbags, while Lorna talks through headphones about cloud formation, interspersed with stories of her own relationship with the Earth's atmosphere and of the journey of a lifetime with her father.
Cloud experts will be on hand throughout the duration of the installation to help ensure that the audience is comfortable while gazing.
Even the most seemingly featureless skies provide plentiful material. The dreamy commentary gives audiences ‘permission to stop’ in order to observe the ‘temporary galleries’ above them.
Gobbledegook Theatre are renowned for creating innovative, cross-artform work for unusual places.
Cloudscapes was made in collaboration with artist Heidi Steller (www.heidisteller.co.uk) with audio production by sound artist and producer Jo Tyler (BBC Radio 4, Radio 6), and drama writing support from author John Grindrod (writer of Concretopia and Outskirts) and Dr Zöe Svendsen. Several leading meteorologists and scientists involved in the study of climate change were also consulted.
Read more: www.gobbledegooktheatre.com
Sessions at: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm
Duration: 40 minutes
Maximum 6 tickets per booking
This performance will be in the The Glade area of Campbell Park. This is at the City/John Lewis end of the Park, in the corner nearest the junction of V8 Marlborough Street and Silbury Boulevard, near to The Milton Keynes Rose.
Parking: There is ample parking near to Campbell Park in the City Centre at centre:mk Multi Storey Car Park. From here, there is a footbridge into the Park from the City, from Midsummer Boulevard, and through to the underpass and bridge by MK Gallery.
Food and Drink is available in Campbell Park for this event: Food&Drink
This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather.
Registered Assistance Dogs are welcome, though we ask that you do not bring pets to Festival events. Camping and BBQs are not permitted. So that everyone can view performances, please don’t bring tents, gazebos, windbreaks and large umbrellas. Please do not bring glass and bottles into the Park. Thank you.
Festival Stewards are on site to help you – please approach them if you have any questions.
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.
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 email@example.com or call the Box Office on 01908 280800.
Additional access notes
Location with BeanBags for Cloudgazing.
Cloudgazing can also happen from a seated position or wheelchair.
Visually impaired audience members can request a touch tour of the set and Cloud Museum, which would take place half an hour before the installation opens.
Although Cloudscapes is about gazing at the sky, the text is very descriptive of cloud forms and types, which makes it suitable for performance without the need for additional audio description.
Large print copies of the full text are available for hearing impaired audience members.
If ticket availability is showing as Sold Out, please check back again as standby tickets may be released prior to the date of the event.