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World Art Exhibition for Festival of Nations – Call Out to Artists

World Art Exhibition July 30th – August 13th 2015 Call Out to Artists Arts Gateway MK is holding a World Art Exhibition at Arts Central as part of the Festival of Nations. Open to all artists, all media. The Festival of Nations is a celebration of international music, dance, storytelling, poetry, film, photography, fashion, games and more. We ask that submissions to the World Art Exhibition are in keeping with this theme, representing the rich history, art, and cultures of the world. You can register to attend the event ‘here’ Email artscentralfon@gmail.com for more details. Entries must be received by 8pm July 13, 2015    

Arts Gateway Mingle (Arts Networking) – 23rd June

Please join us for our next Mingle ‘Networking for the Arts’ event on 23rd June 2015 – 6.30 – 9pm @ Arts Central There’ll be the usual Mingle activities, with lots of Networking, 1 or 2 presentations, some performance / music and refreshments whilst browsing a few stalls. Register for free here: https://agmk-mingle-230615.eventbrite.co.uk/ More details on the programme will follow shortly… Programme 6.30pm – Mingling and Networking (with refreshments) in  Cafe/Chill-out area 7.00pm – Welcome-AGMK/Arts Central/CARC updates (dance floor)  – John Best (Chair), Anthony Lucas-Smith (CARC Chair) Introductions of Key AGMK/Arts Central Reps (current vacancy for literature Chair) 7.05pm – Anouar Kassim (MKIAHC) – Art In the Park 7.10pm – Alex Salisbury  Acoustic Performance 7.20pm – Gin Fizz Events – Viv Doolan/Richard Welsh 7.30pm –

Arts Central’s Festival of Nations – Thurs 30th July – 1-9pm

Arts Central’s Festival of Nations inaugural event was in July 2014 with over 500 people through the doors! It is all about the celebration of International dance, music, poetry, storytelling, photography, film, native dress, game & food! FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2015 RUNNING ORDER/INFO MC’S – MKFM – CHRIS GREGG/ANDY GILBERT (ONE WORLD CLUB) 1.00pm: Event starts – MC Chris Gregg (MKFM) 1.40pm: Opening of event by Chair John Best (into introduction of first act): MK Chinese Fusion Dance Group 1.55pm: Burton St John – Kiwi Stories 2.05pm: Hasini & Meenu – Indian Classical dance 2.15pm: Harmanics 2.30pm: Rashmi’s Bollywood School of Dance (Children) – performance and workshop 2.50pm: Special announcement 3.00pm: Break – **Mayor arrives at 3.00pm – escorted by John Best and given the

Great Creative Spaces in the Heart of Milton Keynes

Book now with Arts Central MK! We have multi-purpose creative space for your next event. Suitable for conferences, lectures, workshops, meetings, training sessions and rehearsals. Contact 01908 241122 or email info@artsgatewaymk.org.uk to find out how. Room 19 is a large reception room suitable for a variety of uses and can be staged accordingly. With seating for 70, room 19 is very accomodating. There is a piano in the Board Room available for rehearsals. The Board Room table is perfect for business meetings up to 20 people. Additional seating and specialty equiptment are also available. The Board Room being used for creative purposes. Arts Central also features craft tables, a cafe, desks, studios, offices, dance floor and exhibition spaces, all within central Milton Keynes. Contact us

Print Your World – An Introduction to 3D Printing

You can ‘Print Your World’: MK based company 3D Printworld is holding a free introduction to 3D Printing at Arts Central to show you how. Milton Keynes is the home of some of the UK’s most vibrant and innovative businesses and individuals, and therefore is the perfect place for 3D Printworld to spread the word on this cutting edge technology. We’ve teamed up with Arts Central MK to run 3D Printing lectures in Central Milton Keynes. The first event will be run on the evening of Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 7pm. The lecture is free but users must register beforehand by visiting www.3d-printworld.co.uk/events ‘Print Your World – An introduction to 3D Printing’ is aimed at those who are entirely new to 3D Printing, or

The Arts Gateway (Networking) Mingle and re-launch of Arts Central on Level 2 – 18th March 2015

Please come and join us for our first Mingle ‘Networking for the Arts’ event of 2015 and official re-launch of AC on Floor 2 of Station House!   Arts Central, 2nd Floor South, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, Mk9 1BB 6.30 – 9pm There’ll be the usual Mingle activities, with lots of networking, some refreshments, performance, music whilst browsing one or 2 stalls. We will also be holding an auction of some items from our Community Arts Resource Centre. We will be exhibiting work for the theme ‘View From 2’ by our Members. We are also encouraging a LIVE response to the View from 2 exhibition on the night! Remember this does not just have to be Visual Art – can be any artform! You may

Create Your Space

Now on the second floor of Station House, Arts Central MK has more to offer the creative community. With twice as much square footage, we have open, semi-enclosed and lockable offices/studios, temporary and permanent desks, rooms for meetings and workshops, and rehearsal space. Create your space at Arts Central. Rates from £15pw, include utilities, Wi-Fi, cleaning, access to communal areas and specialist facilities all in a central location. Call 01908 241122 to register your interest.   

NEWS: New AGMK Spoken Word Team is LIVE

AGMK from today has a new Spoken Word Team, to be led by Terrie Howie and Richard Frost. The Spoken Word Team will now be responsible for: performance poetry, storytelling, stand-up, tour guiding, public speaking, and performance skills and events related to these areas. These areas are mostly subsumed under the Literature Team at the moment. This change leaves the Literature Team responsible for: fiction, page poetry, other prose (life-writing, biography, non-fiction, journalism), graphic novels, and the purely creative-writing side of drama and film (i.e. playwriting and scripts). (Any grey areas will be agreed upon as and when, in individual cases, or in partnership, as we currently do betweenTeams).  Terrie and Richard both have extensive experience of Community Arts, Arts in Education, and are already

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