Visionaries: a multi-sensory experience

Saturday 29 June 2024
Sunday 30 June 2024
at The Vache, Chalfont St. Giles, HP8 4SD

Visionaries: a multi-sensory experience
L’Allegro, il Penseroso… Part I
Music by G. F. Handel
Text by John Milton

Grounds will be open from 12pm until 8.30pm both days; the VB bar will be serving refreshments and guests are welcome to bring picnics.

There will be three entry points into the house at 12.30pm, 3.30pm & 6.30pm. Guests will experience pre-show installations, followed by a multi-sensory blindfolded performance lasting c. 45 minutes. Visit our FAQs page for more info about the VB experience.

Sarah Gilford Soprano
Victoria Oruwari Soprano
Jonathan Darbourne Music Director
Further performers and creatives to be announced shortly

Feel the music, eat your words and let your nose guide you into the worlds of Handel and Milton this summer, as Vache Baroque and Milton’s Cottage present a multi-sensory experience within the historic hall of The Vache house. Both Milton and Handel continued to create great art after they lost their sight; this project invites you to experience their nature-filled creation L’Allegro (Part I) while blindfolded. Expert guides will create a multi-sensory world of smell, touch, taste, and more… with any individual requests and sensitivities taken fully into account.

Commissioned by Buckinghamshire Council to celebrate Deafblind Awareness Week 2024 and to showcase Buckinghamshire as the birthplace of the Paralympics. Co-devised with artists and local residents with vision impairment.

Please detail any additional support (wheelchair access and spaces etc.) that you might need to make your visit an enjoyable one. Our box office team will be more than happy to assist you. We'll get in touch to confirm arrangements closer to the event.
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Additional information


Saturday 29 June, Sunday 30 June


12.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm

Ticket Band

Full Price (£45), Under 35 (£25)