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July 2018

The Secret Self(ie) Project

25 July @ 08:00 - 31 August @ 17:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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This summer, MK Gallery’s Project Space will be transformed into a youth hub through The Secret Self(ie) Project. From 25 July to 30 August, teenagers aged 13 to 18 will have the opportunity to take over this space and work alongside cutting edge artists, musicians and inspiring youth mentors to create a series of events or exhibitions. The Secret Self(ie) Project is an opportunity to meet like-minded young people and to explore new ways of thinking. Dave Ronalds, Programme Manager…

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August 2018

Start the Art

16 August @ 11:00 - 12:00
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 16 of the month, happening 45 times

MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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Free

Start the Art is a weekly session for children to get into art and enjoy the experiences of painting, drawing, mark-making and more. These interactive sessions, hosted by a group of friendly artists, run every Tuesday morning in MK Gallery's event space. Booking is essential via Eventbrite. Please book one child ticket for each child attending.

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Short Film Selection – Sapphire Goss

17 August @ 14:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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Free

Video artist Sapphire Goss will show a selection of short films that show her techniques of exploring, shooting and layering footage to create dreamlike compositions. Also shown will be a series of short films inspired by Milton Keynes, developed by workshop participants who have been working with Sapphire using these techniques throughout the day. You may also be interested in Sapphire's Flora and Film workshop taking place that day in which the skills and techniques showcased in her films will be explored.…

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Improv Night at MK Gallery

23 August @ 19:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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Free

his event is an open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians who are interested in exploring improvisation and developing new musical relationships. Bring your own instruments/equipment/objects (and amplification should you require it). MK Gallery will provide the PA, mics, DI’s and the space for exploration. If you are interested in taking part, please email Simon Wright swright@mkgallery.org with the subject line 'Improv Night'.

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Fortissimo Records Annual Summer Party

25 August @ 15:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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£8

Bilge Pump Highly inventive, groove laden, loud music with incredible musicianship and wry vocals. Hailing from Leeds in the 1990s, they are back in action with a new record on the way after a few years off. Check out their recently recorded BBC6 Marc Riley session here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b6q8n9 Retired Muscle Luke and Heather re-form to play some old Hired Muscle numbers and some brand new unheard material. ‘Harsh, clanging guitars play cheeky riffs with weird grooves and messy melodies. Short,…

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Lecture on Theatrum Mundi

30 August @ 19:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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£3

As part of MK Council’s Sharing Culture MK programme for the EU Year of Cultural Heritage, join us to hear Dr. John Bingham Hall discuss the innovative, cross disciplinary work of Theatrum Mundi. Dr John Bingham-Hall FRSA is Director of the charitable research centre Theatrum Mundi, which aims to expand the practices of city-making through projects linking built environment and artistic disciplines. There, he leads programmes on cultural infrastructure, sonic urbanism, and choreography and engineering, amongst others. He has held…

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September 2018

“We Are One” Festival

1 September @ 12:00 - 19:00
Campbell Park Amphitheatre, Avebury Boulevard, Campbell Park
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Free

The "We are One" Charity Festival is an extension of "Fun in the Sun" formerly hosted at Willen Pavillion. This is a family-friendly day out with lots to do for all age groups. You can lounge in the sun, picking from a variety of world food, henna tattoos, ice cream, coffee, popcorn. It's all in one place. FREE entry for all! Location: Campbell Park, Amphitheatre Time: 12noon - 7pm Live music, dance and comedy. Donations will be taken on the…

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MK Geek Night

13 September @ 19:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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A quarterly event for the creative community to meet up, network and chat over a few drinks about web design, development, UX, technology and general geekery. For more please see https://mkgeeknight.co.uk/

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In Conversation: James Smith and Nick Smith

20 September @ 19:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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£3

Join us to hear photographer James Smith discuss his recent publication London Overspill with publisher Nicholas Smith. London Overspill (2008-2014) brings together a collection of James Smith's photographs investigating the post-war built landscape, concentrating on the architecture of Basildon, Bletchley, Corby, Harlow, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough and Stevenage. An oeuvre that spans the best part of a decade, Smith challenges our perception of the landscape as a permanent physical presence. Written responses to the work have been made by…

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