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Calling all dancers and musicians in MK! Be part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 event in Oct!

Are you a dancer or musician in Milton Keynes who would like to be part of something special this October? If the answer is yes, The Parks Trust would like to hear from you. Applications are now open to all music and dance groups and individuals of various styles and genres in Milton Keynes. Sign up today to have the chance of being involved in the ‘ROOTS’ showcase this October. ‘ROOTS’ is the name of a show that aims to encourage artists to explore their cultural roots through music and dance. The show will have two, 40-minute halves, and will take place on Sunday October 11 2015, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes as part of Milton Keynes’ Rugby World Cup 2015 official Fanzone. Artistic Director Helen

For the Fallen – Commemorative Dance – Juy the 5th

Sunday, July 5 at 3:00pm Milton Keynes, Campbell Park Experience a large-scale commemorative dance at Campbell Park against the backdrop of 500 hand-made banners all inspired by WW1. FREE Event – two performances at 3pm and 5pm. By July Westbury Arts Centre, working with talented textile artist Vinny Stapley, and schools, community groups and residents of Milton Keynes, will have produced over 500 commemorative banners. These banners will form part of a large-scale dance piece, choreographed by Helen Parlor, Effie McGuire-Ward and Chris Bradley, that involves over 100 dancers and will move around Campbell Park. Inspired by stories from the Great War and addressing themes of conflict, this will be a beautiful act of commemoration. A Great War MK Event.

Resources for the Arts Survey (takes 4 mins)!

Are you based in MK area and do organise events or performances of any sort (fetes/festivals/concerts/plays/carnivals etc.)?  If so please complete the survey of seven questions (takes 4 mins!) to help Arts Gateway establish how best to support you with resources. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VWF3H8Z Please share too. Many thanks.

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 –

Male Performers Needed For ‘A Chorus Line’!!

‘A Chorus Line’ is an exciting and unique show, structured around an audition with a director and his assistant casting a new musical. During the audition, there is plenty of opportunity for drama, dancing and brilliant songs composed by Marvin Hamlisch. The dancers talk, sing, and dance themselves into more revelations until they reach the climax of the final decision on who will be cast. There are some amazing songs, including ‘One’ (singular sensation); ‘At the Ballet’ and ‘What I did for Love’. It will be performed at ‘The Chrysalis Theatre’ from October 21st – 24th 2015. The show is already cast, but we need a few more male dancers for minor roles in the show. They dance in the first and last numbers and

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

RESPONSE: MÓTUS 2015

Forget dancing in the street, this May is all about dancing in the park! MÓTUS Dance Festival is back again for 2015 on Sunday 31st May, with a Work In Progress Event taking place on Friday 29th May. Performances will kick off in and around MK Gallery before moving on to new pastures in Campbell Park. The festival will feature professional and community dancers alike animating the sites in central Milton Keynes. The event is free to attend and there are two opportunities to catch the action. Audiences are invited to meet at MK Gallery at either 3pm or 5.30pm from where they will process to Campbell Park with the performance culminating at the MK Rose. Helen Parlor, artistic director for MÓTUS, commented: “The premise of

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

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