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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…

Music For Miracles

Leighton Linslade Concert Band & Woburn Jazz Please join us for an evening of Music performed by Woburn Jazz and Leighton Linslade Concert Band in Support of ‘Little Lives’, raising much needed money for babies, big and small at Milton Keynes Hospital’s Neonatal Unit. ‘Woburn Jazz’ will play Big Band arrangements along with Jazz Standards, Latin and Funk pieces lead by John Gates. ‘Leighton Linslade Concert Band’ will play music from the movies, musicals and popular classics lead by John Ravenor. Saturday 11th February 7.30pm   £10

Pearl Anniversary Show

Junction 14 Ladies A Cappella In their 30th year, Junction 14 invite you to join them and their guest performers to enjoy an evening of song and entertainment.  The ladies of Junction 14 will treat you to a variety of songs sung in 4-part harmony including ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’, one of their competition entries in the 2016 LABBS Convention. Junction 14 Ladies A Cappella meet in Milton Keynes every Thursday to rehearse.  If you would like to join them or hire them to sing for you, please visit their website via:  www.junction14.org for further information. Saturday 10th June 7.30pm Tickets £10.00 / Concessions £8.00  

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…

Highlights from Art in The Park 2016

Remembering the highlights from this year’s Art in the Park Festival! Thank you to everyone that joined us this year to celebrate Art in the Park 2016, we were pleased to welcome over 10,000 visitors to the colourful event at Campbell Park. You can view the highlights from this year’s festival below, or why not tell us what you thought about the event on our Facebook Page. This year Nottingham Based Artist Nadim Chaudry created one of his largest colourful Installations to date which filled the large Art Marquee at this year’s Art in the Park. Find out more here. This year’s festival saw a wide range of talent, from dancers to artists as well as some delicious culinary treats from a wide range of cultures….

One World Club November 2016

  Sunday 27th November St. Andrews Church Great Linford, Doors open 6.00pm for food by renowned chef, Yaw Asiyama, chat and excited atmosphere as we prepare to open the show. Topping the bill is energetic drum group, Inta-Africa. If they don’t get you on the floor there must be Araldite on your seat! Crossroots, my 5 piece, has become even more multicultural than before, our roots now stretching to Ghanian-Jamaican, French-Canadian, Polish-Jewish and English. With Arabic music thrown in to balance things up, and American dance music because we like to party, watch out for an all-round World Music and dance experience. The Chinese Fusion Dancers are a display of colour and tradition that make me appreciate how lucky we are to live in a place…

MK celebrates its diverse creativity at Festival of Nations 2016

Milton Keynes Arts Week was launched with a fanfare on Sunday (24th), as Arts Central welcomed the world through its creative doors at Norfolk House and Clyde House.  Festival of Nations 2016 is the third time the parent charity Arts Gateway MK has put on Festival of Nations, which brings together the creative heritage of all of MK`s diverse communities. Highlight of the Festival of Nations opening was the performance by Blabul Al Sharq, made up of the family of Belal Alasal, refugees recently arrived from Damascus.  Belal and his three small children were so touched by their welcome to Milton Keynes that they jumped at the opportunity to say thank you. MK Arts Week was opened by Deputy Mayor Cllr David Hopkins and Mayoress…

MK Arts Week 24th Sept – 2nd Oct

Welcome to Milton Keynes Arts Week. This inaugural event, which we hope will become an annual fixture in the regional arts calendar, is all  about reaching into the communities within Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas to call to all visual artists to showcase the range and depth of talent in this area. The nine days of this show have a wider remit than only Open Studios; there are pop-up exhibitions and arts trails to be devised, and spaces that are conjured from the artists’ imaginations into real experiences for everyone to enjoy which will   be listed on this site.  There is already a full programme of performances in place. These are very exciting as they mix up the arts and challenge us on several levels. But…

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