For the birds blog post

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25 July 2018

You can’t have missed the news that International Festival is live throughout the city this week, with Campbell Park acting as the hub for many performances and activities.

However, step outside of the city centre and into the woods of Great Linford Manor Park for an immersive experience that you won’t forget.

For The Birds is a unique, beautiful and atmospheric sound and light installation created by a host of dynamic UK artists. It previously appeared at Brighton Festival, where over 15,000 attended throughout the three week period.

We were fortunate enough to attend the launch event as the International Festival began last week and were all mesmerised by For The Birds. There is something truly magical about the woodland at night, and this fabulous location accentuates the contemplative, otherworldly feel of the installations.

Thirty bespoke sound and light installations are located throughout Great Linford Manor Park and Stonepit Field, and you make your way along the route at your own pace, taking time to stop and enjoy each one. These installations celebrate birds in movement, sound and light, with each one different and expressive in their own way.

Not simply for those who are interested in birds, this experience will appeal to people of all ages and is one you will not forget!

For The Birds is taking place at Great Linford Manor Park up to and including the night-time of Saturday 28th July. Tickets can be purchased here:

The full International Festival programme can be seen here.


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  • Campbell Park


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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

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