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MK Arts Week 30th Sept – 8th Oct – Register Now!

This year, MK Arts Week is happening again, with a range of performances, workshops and talks. We kick off with Festival of Nations on the 30th of September! Lots of you will be exhibiting during the week in October. Please register ‘here’. We will also be grateful for personal and/or online support from those of you who are not contributing this year! So, watch out for the Lavendon Artists group, don’t miss the MKSA exhibition at Challenge House, Sherwood Drive or the Buckingham Arts for All trail…. For more information, please contact marketa.hermova@artsgatewaymk.org.uk Many thanks! www.mkaw.org.uk

Hairspray

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Produced by Rare Productions, the UK’s largest youth musical theatre company for young people wishing to perform in full-scale musicals they offer the ideal opportunity to work in the widest variety of professional theatres. Andrew Burton and David Marriott formed RARE Productions in August 2002. Having worked respectively in the entertainment industry and professional theatre, they have put their extensive…

Blackadder Goes Forth

Following the success of their previous forays into the Blackadder Family tree, Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy takes you to the trenches of World War I… Join Edmund Blackadder, Baldrick, George, Captain Darling and General Melchett in three staged episodes from the hugely popular TV series Captain Cook: When Field Marshal Haig unveils his new strategy to “move his drinks cabinet six inches closer to Berlin”, Blackadder volunteers to be an Official War Artist, not realising that a commission to paint a cover for thoroughly absorbent propaganda magazine King and Country is just a ruse for a highly-dangerous secret mission. Can Baldrick’s plan to become Melchett’s chef save him, and how much custard can one cat produce? Corporal Punishment: Despite problems with communications, orders for another mission arrive by carrier pigeon…

AGMK Mingle (Arts Networking/Showcase) 29th March @ MK Museum

Win a chance to propose a funded project for AGMK to lead and drive forward….our Mingle is on Wednesday the 29th of March at the MK Museum….come and get involved and see what it’s all about!! We have a fab programme lined up for you to include information on: *This year’s MK Arts Week and how to take part *Info on MK’s first Film Festival *Info on MK’s first Literature Festival *Makers-Artists of Milton Keynes new book and the Get Making MK50 roadshow *Company MK – find out about their next production – Avenue Q and get a sneak preview of songs *Live music from acoustic duo Cortes & Jackson *Open mic to share or promote something *Short tour and quiz of MK Museum (also…

Working with Schools: Development day for Creative/Cultural Provider

Working with Schools: A development day for Creative and Cultural Providers 15th March 2017 – 1-3pm Arts Gateway MK, Third Floor, Norfolk House, Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2AH A development day for creative professionals who would like to explore the possibility of working with schools and other youth-focused agencies. Participants are welcomed from a wide range of creative and cultural industries and it is suitable for freelancers and organisations. Participants will; • Hear from established Milton Keynes artist Jane Charles about her work with schools • Explore the Culture Challenge with Kayte Judge and the practical ways this free service, run in conjunction with ArtsGateway MK and MK Council can help you reach schools, including some of the funding available • See case studies…

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies…

Caribbean Soldiers

Caribbean Soldiers tells the story of the contribution made by young Caribbean men and women during the Great War, 1914-1918.  Although the work they did was mainly manual, some would say demeaning; it made a huge and significant contribution to winning the War. This powerful production draws on the life of Walter Tull — a World War One hero from Northampton.  He died 25th March 1918.  It is an incredible story of new ground broken, bravery, friendship and the horrors of life in the trenches during the War.  While playing for Northampton Town football club, Tull joined the army and arguably, became the first black combat officer to serve in the British army in the First World War. The production also looks at the way…

9 to 5: The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton  Book by Patricia Resnick Arts1 Vocational Sixth Form Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. 9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their…

A Stop In Time

Peploe Williams Academy of Theatre & Performing Arts Peploe-Williams Academy, based in Winslow, Milton Keynes area,  is known for its top-class professional  training for children & youngsters. They won the UK National Theatre  Connections Acting competition in 2016 with an incredible performance of ‘’Bassett’’  performed at London’s National Theatre in July 2016. 500 Schools took part in this National Acting Competition. http://www.pwacademy.com/pwa-win-national-theatre-connections-acting-competition Peploe-Williams academy will be showing a medley of Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting numbers with talented students from 4 years to 18 years old. The show numbers will follow a theme of ‘A Stop in Time’. The musical medley will include ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘In the Heights’, ‘Time’-  the Musical, ‘Hamilton The Musical’, ‘School of Rock’ to name a few and also songs…

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