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August 2018

Short Film Selection – Sapphire Goss

Fri, 17 August 2018 @ 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

Thu, 23 August 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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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

Sat, 25 August 2018 @ 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

Thu, 30 August 2018 @ 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

Sat, 1 September 2018 @ 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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The Women Who Made Milton Keynes

Thu, 6 September 2018 @ 09:00 - Sun, 9 September 2018 @ 17:00
Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3HL United Kingdom
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Free

Milton Keynes Fawcett Group’s exhibition showcases the lives and legacy of 10 pioneering women who were influential in the development of Milton Keynes. The exhibition pays tribute to these early pioneers who helped create the city’s identity and its landmarks. These pioneers rarely make it into the histories of Milton Keynes but were crucial in creating many of the places and institutions that give our city its special character. Location: Exhibition Space, Adult Lending Library (First floor), Milton Keynes Central…

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Meet the Keeper and his Mystery Objects

Fri, 7 September 2018 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3HL United Kingdom
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Free

Museum stores can be full of weird and wonderful objects from the past. In this centenary year of women’s suffrage Will Phillips, Keeper of Social History at Bucks County Museum, has chosen some mystery objects connected with women from the Museum’s collection that will have you scratching your head. Come along and see if you can guess what they are! Access: Full wheelchair access, assistance dogs welcome. Contact: Michelle Herriman tel 01908 254067 email michelle.herriman@milton-keynes.gov.uktwitter @MKLibraries Website: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/libraries and https://www.facebook.com/MiltonKeynesLibraries

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MK Geek Night

Thu, 13 September 2018 @ 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

Thu, 20 September 2018 @ 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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Ken Baker: My Walk

Thu, 27 September 2018 @ 19:00 - 21:00
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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Free

On the 23rd August, retiring CMK Town Councillor, former MKDC architect and long-term resident Ken Baker led an informal walk through Central Milton Keynes – from Station Square to the Belvedere in Campbell Park. During the walk, Baker proposed a number of interventions, projects and ideas for different locations around CMK to address some of its inadequacies. The Living Archive documented the journey and the discussions between Baker and the attendees.  Join us at this event to view the finished…

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October 2018

Your Loving Brother, Albert – Talk by Roger Kitchen, Living Archive MK

Thu, 11 October 2018 @ 13:15 - 13:45
Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Blvd
Milton Keynes, MK9 3HL United Kingdom
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£3

Bring your sandwiches and come along for an interesting and educational lunchtime as the Living Archive MK's Roger Kitchen tells the tragic story of 16 year old Albert French, apprentice engineer at Wolverton Works and soldier in The Kings Rifle Corps during World War I. Through official records and his letters back home to his family, discover what happened to this underage soldier and attempts 70 years later to ensure his memory was kept alive and accurate. Tickets are £3…

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November 2018

Milton Keynes Archaeology Day

Sat, 3 November 2018 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Christ the Cornerstone Church
Free

Milton Keynes Archaeology Day, Saturday 3rd November 2018 The Church of Christ the Cornerstone 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES This popular and free open day returns for a 12th year and includes talks and activities for young and old, plus stands and displays by local societies, archaeological units, metal detectorists, and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Held from 10am to 4pm in The Church of Christ the Cornerstone 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES Activities and Exhibitions in the Morning (10am – 12:30)…

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