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Visionaries: a multi-sensory performance

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June performances at 12.30, 3.30 & 6.30pm

Experience L’Allegro and Il Penseroso through senses other than sight in this collaboration between Vache Baroque, Milton’s Cottage and BitterSuite.

Enter the historical hall of The Vache blindfolded to hear singers and orchestra perform, while expert multisensory guides create a heightened world of smell, touch, taste, and movement responding to Handel’s music and Milton’s verse. Individual requests and sensitivities will be taken fully into account.

Grounds will be open from 12pm until 8.30pm on both days. The Vache Baroque bar will be serving refreshments and guests are welcome to bring picnics. Guests will experience pre-show installations, followed by a blindfolded multi-sensory performance lasting c. 45 minutes.

Tickets from £25. For further information and to book please visit: https://vachebaroque.com/product/visionaries24/

Both Milton and Handel continued to create great art after they lost their sight. This project celebrates Buckinghamshire’s heritage as the birthplace of the Paralympics. Thanks to generous support from Buckinghamshire Council, on Tuesday 25 June we will present an adapted workshop-performance for the 20 congenitally deafblind young people in the county, together with their parents, carers and interveners. We strive to play our part in helping more people understand deafblindness and how it affects people during Deafblind Awareness Week 2024.

Annual Pimm’s Party

Sunday 14 July, from 6.30pm

This year’s Pimm’s Party gets a Gallic twist as we explore Milton’s influence on the French Revolution.

Join us for radical readings, a local rendition of La Marseillaise and French-themed drinks and canapés as we celebrate liberté, égalité, fraternité.

Organised by the Friends of Milton’s Cottage, all proceeds will support Milton’s only surviving residence. Tickets are £20 if bought online in advance via the link below or £25 on the gate.

We hope you can join us. Vive Milton!