Planted Symphony @ Milton Keynes


We are really excited to be premiering the Planted Symphony Audio Trail at Milton Keynes International Festival from 14th – 18th July.

A collage of hand-drawn illustrations of English flora like elderflower, rose and thyme. It makes up a natural country scene and in the centre are a toad and a potion bottle, adding a bit of mystery.

It’s free to take part, just download the Planted Symphony app and bring your headphones!

The GPS trail is a new way of sharing exciting new music made by Disabled and non-disabled artists working together, combining cello, marimba, Mimu Gloves, clarinet and voice.

It celebrates the style and musical tastes of our Lead Composer for the project, Lucy Hale, who sadly passed away in January 2021 before she could complete the piece. Lucy’s work has been honoured by the project’s Musical Director, Ben Sellers and Composer and Arranger, Cassandra Gurling.

sunflowers made of African print fabric installed in a park

As you move along the trail and enjoy being out in nature you are guided by our narrator, Lagether, voiced by Nickie Miles Wildin with words for the project created by poet Dave Young, aka The Shouting Mute.

Each musical track tells a different part of the story of Eartha, the great goddess we live on and is accompanied by an installation in the park.

Join us at the canal side of Campbell Park in Milton Keynes, 11am – 5pm every day between Weds 14th – Sun 18th July. 

Full info – including access details – on the Planted Symphony microsite.

Or check it out as part of the Milton Keynes International Festival Programme.

Arts Council England logoPlanted Symphony was commissioned and developed by Drake Music, in partnership with Arts & Gardens, supported by Arts Council England.