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The Look of Silence film screening in Milton Keynes – Sun 14 June

The Look of Silence is the companion piece to the 2013 BAFTA-Winning documentary ‘The Act of Killing’. Through Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him. The youngest brother is determined to break the spell of silence and fear under which the survivors live, and so confronts the men responsible for his brother’s murder – something unimaginable in a country where killers remain in power. This screening will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer, hosted by Louis Theroux. Here you can see the trailer: http://www.thelookofsilence.co.uk/trailer And here is the blog piece by Amnesty UK: Amnesty UK: If you do one thing on June 14th go and see The Look of Silence Here is the best link to share with your group http://www2.cineworld.co.uk/whatson/the-look-of-silence-live-q-and-a?cinema=milton-keynes Summary: New Human Rights Film, ‘The Look of Silence’ (Indonesia) + Q&A with Director Joshua Oppenheimer, hosted by

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

Drama/Theatre Mingle (Networking event) 22nd May 6pm – 9pm

Calling all Thespians and anyone interested in drama whether it be theatre, film, TV, radio etc to come along to the Drama Mingle on Friday 22nd May 6pm – 9pm. Enjoy a glass of wine, something to eat and a chat to friends and colleagues about the drama scene in MK which is getting more exciting by the week. We now have a vast array of production companies all producing imaginative and thoughtful work. Let’s celebrate that as we grow and grow. Why not come as a character from a play or a film. You can do the full works on costume or just a suggestion of who you are with perhaps a jacket, hat or scarf or prop. You also need to know a

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

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

“The view from 2” – an Open Call for Artwork at Arts Central

“The view from 2” An exhibition of work from the 2nd floor of Arts Central …..come along and see for yourself the great views and what we have achieved! Image by Karen Kodish An Open Call for Artwork The Theme: ‘the View from the 2nd floor’ The Brief: Artwork in any media which is inspired on or by the view from Arts Central in any direction. This may include views from the 3rd floor, it would be a shame to omit them for the sake of a few meters! But new work will be from the 2nd floor. Venue: Arts Central 2nd floor gallery space Dates: March 2015, ready for the next mingle on the 18th of March Delivery: Work needs to be delivered to

Stowe School Public Artist Commission

Stowe School Public Artist Commission: We are seeking an outstanding public artist to work with local young people (aged 16-25) on an artistic response commission as part of Stowe House’s exciting project, Enlightenment for All. Stowe is one of the most beautiful examples of an 18th century estate in Europe. Enlightenment for All is a project by Stowe House that will connect a wider range of people to the House in imaginative and creative ways. One way that we will achieve this is through a series of creative projects for local schools and community groups that will become part of the decoration of, and visitors’ activities at, Stowe House. This commission fits into the overall Enlightenment for All Project as one of the largest co-created

DESIGN A NEW LOGO FOR ARTS CENTRAL

Call out to all AC residents The AGMK Board of Trustees would like to extend an invitation to all resident artists to submit design ideas for a new Arts Central logo. The Brief The logo must reflect the diverse creativity of the organisation and its members, expressing the various elements that make up our different genre teams (Visual Arts; Theatre, Film & Drama; Dance; Literature & Spoken Word; Art & Wellbeing; Art & Education and Art & Technology). Aim to capture the cultural variety, identity and eclectic style of Arts Central in an artistic design that can be used for all our administrative, marketing and public relation requirements and that will appeal to a wide and creative audience. Design drafts may be submitted at this

Vagabond Cinema 5th Annual Christmas Special: Nativity! (U)

Saturday, December 20 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm St George the Martyr : St George’s Way, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5EX Dir. Debbie Isett / Starring Martin Freeman / 105 mIns / 2009 Plus Local short film ( TBC) Doors Open at 6.30pm Screening at 7pm Each Christmas our outreach cinema Vagabond have brought you some wonderful films in the atmospheric location of St. Georges Church. This is the 5th year we have been screening films at St Georges and we hope you will join us for this British Comedy treat Nativity! The Great Big Wolverton Nativity! We will have the usual Mince Pies and Mulled Wine of course but this year we are encouraging adults and children to come dressed for the Nativity. We will be

1950’s B-Movie Night – double bill with Live DJ score from Johnny Pezzella

Part of the Don’t Panic Season Bar Open – Relaxed Atmosphere. Friday 12th December 8.30pm-1am / £5 Tickets 01908 676 900 Step back in time for this futuristic double bill. If you want to dress in 1950’s outfits – we’re not stopping you, in fact we encourage this sort of enthusiasm – but there is no obligation. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Dir. Jack Arnold / Cert. PG / 81mins When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Dir. Edward D. Wood Jr / Cert. PG / 79mins Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a

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