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ModelKraft 2017

10am-4pm Sunday 23rd April Come along for an event to bring back your childhood memories. Hundreds, if not thousands, of aircraft of all periods from the birth of aviation to science fiction, cars of all types, tanks and battle re-enactments from medieval to ultra modern, ships of every era, figures and tableau, and loads of other stuff to buy or stare at in amazement will be on show when the Leisure Centre will be magically transformed into a fairyland of unbelievable scale miniatures of all the subjects above and many more. Where else can the visitor see model aeroplanes so small that they will fit into a matchbox, others with details so fine that they can imagine them taking to the air? Military dioramas so…

Young Photographers competition – MyMK

Calling all young photographers! We’d like you to get out and about and take a photograph of your favourite view of Milton Keynes, as part of the MK50 celebrations this year! Brief: Open to any young person aged 22 or under, submit up to 5 images. If you are under 13 of course then you shouldn’t be on here! So please get an adult to upload the images for you. Gill Prince, whose acclaimed photography book ‘Unexpected:MK’ was published in December, will be choosing a maximum of 15 images from each age group for the exhibition, along with the gallery team. Gill will also be displaying some of her images. The three age groups are: 12 and under 17 and under 22 and under If…

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…

Ifybella Kidney Charity – inauguration and fund raising ceremony

Motto: Putting on smiles, reaching out and giving hope to the sufferers. The Ifybella Kidney Charity stems from a story of hardship, fear and pain suffered by a young woman and mother for whom her world nearly ended prior to a successful kidney transplant. It is a thank you for the gift of renewed life following a fight by both Ifeoma, her loved ones and medical staff to restore her health. The aim of this ‘not for profit’ organisation is to create awareness of kidney failure, ‘a silent killer’, particularly within the minority ethnic groups Asian, Caribbean, Black Africans, Black British and many others. Our mission: To promote organ donation through eradicating myths, constraints and taboos; To promote and improve positive life and thinking in…

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…

Milton Keynes Model Railway Exhibition

SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2017 10.00am – 4.30pm MKMRS return to Stantonbury for their 2017 exhibition. Always popular with families and children as well as experienced modellers, our annual exhibition is one of the biggest and best-attended model railway shows in the region. With over 40 top quality layouts and 30 traders and even a ride on train! The exhibition covers a wide range of scales and gauges, modelling eras and locations, plus demonstrations and local rail organisation involvement, we aim to provide an exhibition which is enjoyable, informative and entertaining. You will find something for everyone and have a great day out. Advanced tickets are available through www.mkmrs.org.uk Tickets are also available at the door all day. Adults – £6.00 Children – £1.00 Discounts on tickets if you travel…

Creative Workspace Network Project Manager: paid work opportunity

Last year Arts Gateway led a sub-regional project funded by the Arts Council to identify and connect organisations offering creative workspace across the SEMLEP sub-region. This was successfully delivered up to a sub-regional launch meeting held in April at The Hat Factory in Luton. The project manager Amy Waruszynski stood down on the birth of her son in the summer, and there remains funding for a second phase of implementation. We are looking for a capable creative to pull the threads together in the first half of 2017, reporting into the reconvened steering group. The aims of the project remain to: a. Enable creative workspaces to collaborate and benefit from training, lobbying, advice and the sharing of resources b. Create a robust network equipped to…

Project Manager required for MK Arts Week 2017

Arts Gateway is looking for a PROJECT MANAGER to run the second MK Arts Week annual mixed arts/open studios event planned for 30th September to 8th October 2017. Arts Gateway MK is continuing this annual programme designed to involve creative artists in a range of genres, across MK and neighbouring areas. MKAW 2016 was funded and successful, and left a small surplus to pump-prime 2017. An early task will be to secure the funding for 2017 go ahead with the expectation that the post will be paid, as for the 2015 pilot and 2016 initial year. Alex Stacey last year very effectively showed how it could be done, and is available to brief her replacement. We are looking for a self-starter, able to organize the…

Rachel Baker ‘Tributes: A Stroke of Pencil and Pain

Rachel Baker (Arts Central Resident) ‘Tributes: A Stroke of Pencil and Paint’ Private View 4 February 2017 7.30pm to 9 pm – RSVP ‘here’ or by email info@artsgatewaymk.org.uk A collection of portraits, wildlife and landscapes using pencil, graphite pencil and acrylics The exhibition will run from 16 January to 17 February 2017 The gallery is open for viewings weekdays between 12 and 2pm. Rachel Baker: Rachel Baker is a portrait artist working from Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. She is pursing her passion of art by capturing treasured memories, character and soul with the stroke of pencil and paint that will last a lifetime.  From images of beloved animals, she creates a unique, one of a kind portrait that makes a wonderful, personalized gifts for family or…

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