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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

Be part of Rimini Protokoll’s UK Premier ‘Remote Milton Keynes’

IFMK 2016 –International Festival Milton Keynes Be part of Rimini Protokoll’s UK Premier ‘Remote Milton Keynes’ IFMK 2016 are looking for a committed individual to volunteer, become part of the company and become part of this immersive tour of Milton Keynes for 10 days of the festival in July. There will be two shows a day at weekends and one show per day during the week. Download the full brief ‘here’ http://ifmiltonkeynes.org/festival-programme/2016/07/15/rimini-protokoll-remote-milton-keynes.html If you are interested to join the team, please get in touch with Amanda Pickard: amanda.pickard@stables.org

push identify – MÓTUS 2016 – July 9th and 10th

This year’s theme, push/identify, look sat work that stretches boundaries physically and culturally. The work presented is diverse, has cultural impact and is physically impressive. With a host of live performances, workshops, the chance to feedback to artists and even a Breakin’ Night, there’s never been a better opportunity to get dancing! Featuring work by Flexer & Sandiland, Keira Martin, Moxie Brawl, Paramount Parkour, House Of Absolute and many more performing Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Waacking, Parkour, Capoeira, Jazz and works fusing many more styles. You can also get your dancing fix participating in one of the many workshops taking place led by artists producing work in the festival or learn everything you need to know for IF: 2016’s participatory project The Colour Of Time. For any

InitiateYDC @ Stony Day Of Dance – This Saturday June 04

Milton Keynes based Youth Dance Company InitiateYDC will be performing their latest work Matriarch’s Pathway this Saturday at Stony Day Of Dance. Their second appearance at the event, the company will be performing alongside a whole host of other dance groups and styles. The company’s focus is on working professionally towards performance and is now in it’s second year of activity. This year Initiate has performed at the Rugby World Cup Fanzone, co-hosted a youth dance platform Jump Start and has participated in a Research and Development project with choreographers Helen Parlor and Effie McGuire Ward. Over the coming weeks, they will be working with Cecilia Macfarlane and a group of intergenerational dancers towards yet another new work for his year’s MÓTUS festival. To find out

MÓTUS 2016 dance festival needs your help

We have been successful in achieving Arts Council funding for our professional and community dance festival in Milton Keynes scheduled for the 9th and 10th July. We are bringing in nationally acclaimed artists in their field including Yael Flexer, Cecilia Macfarlane, Keira Martin and Moxie Brawl (to name a few) alongside young student dancers, graduates and community dancers to produce something innovative, working alongside the themes PUSH / IDENTIFY. We have unfortunately been unsuccessful in receiving our local funding grant from the MK Community Foundation which would allow these community projects to happen alongside the professional commissions. Without these projects the festival is just not whole. We are raising money to try and make up the difference so that all who want to develop work

The Great War – a finale to the project!

Great War MK Remembered On 6th November 2015, the Great War MK partners are presenting the finale to their WW1 centenary project – a powerful performance of dance, drama, poetry, music and film. Drawing on the different elements produced over the last two years, Great War MK Remembered will provide a poignant evening for all. This showcase will bring together a patchwork of creative responses to WW1 in an evening of entertainment, commemoration and reflection. The evening will celebrate the talent and achievements of the Milton Keynes arts and heritage community and will include performances of original music composed by young people, moving dramatic performances from Pepper’s Ghost Theatre Company, haunting poetry, and breath-taking choreography with dancers from Shenley Retirement Village and Initiate Youth Dance

Milton Keynes Hindu Association Navratri Garba

Join us for garba dance, dandiya and Pooja Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshiped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra”. Navaratri is an important major festival and is celebrated all over India. Authentic Indian snacks will be available from Buskers cafe Members £3  Non Members £4 Children (5-18 yrs) £2 Under 5’s Free Stantonbury Leisure Centre Tuesday 13th October 7pm Friday 16th October 7.30pm Saturday 17th October 7.30pm Sunday 18th October 4pm Wednesday 21st October 7.30pm Friday 23rd October 7.30pm

Promotional Launch of MK Arts Week

Join us for the promotional launch of Milton Keynes Arts Week on the 12th and 13th September 2015 at the following times and venues:   11.00 on Sat 12th, at Cornerstone Church, Central MK (a mixed exhibit demonstrating diverse local arts and crafts) 14.00 on Sat 12th, at The Royal British Legion, Newport Pagnell(with a beautiful exhibition from local Artist Tracey Mason- running across the whole weekend) 12.00 on Sun 13th, at Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Church End (with 12 artists opening their studios across the whole weekend) 14.00 on Sun 13th, at Olney Pottery, 1 Holes Road, Olney   Rebecca Godden, on behalf of the MK Arts Week planning team, said: ” MK Arts Week will include the opening of local studios and workshops, showcasing artists’

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