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All Trains Great & Small

Model & Toy Trains Over The Years The Train Collectors Society will be holding their 19th Summer show at Stantonbury Leisure Centre in a large airy and well lit main sports hall with 20 working model and toy train displays and over 20 specialist model and toy train traders.  Wide aisles will allow plenty of space for viewing. There will be plenty of free parking space and food and refreshment catering on a mezzanine floor overlooking the hall.  The club’s motto is; any make, any gauge and any age so you will find trains running that are over 80 years old right up to modern trains available today, trains will be running in many different gauges from dozens of manufacturers from around the world. There

Cut&Thrust: Single Sword Masterclass

This one-day masterclass will introduce participants to the 16th Century Renaissance European Rapier, a style of swordplay known for for its fast paced, exciting combination of cut and thrust techniques. Made popular in such films as The Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Mask of Zorro, it is the sword that saw combat move from the mass melee of the battlefield to the streets, where swordplay became more personal, more structured and the importance of an individual’s honour meant that duels were used to settle private feuds. During the workshop combatants will learn how to move according to the renaissance Masters of Fence, as well as how to cut, thrust and parry oncoming attacks. Working through the important safety and dramatic techniques, participants

FakePunch: Unarmed Combat Masterclass

Want to learn how fights are created and performed for theatre and film? Want to punch like Chuck Norris? Or take someone down like Jason Bourne? This masterclass is open to anyone interested in learning the basic but constantly used hand-to-hand combat techniques both on stage and screen. Participants will learn how to slap, punch, kick, grapple and strangle one another whilst gaining an understanding of fight rhythm, making it work for the audience and how to move a fight across a performance space. Throughout the workshop combatants will progress from learning individual techniques to performing phrases of fight choreography that will challenge them to maintain an awareness of themselves, their environment and their partners safety. Working from a point of safety, each pair will


The Rotary Club of Milton Keynes organises a Swimathon each year. Since its inception in 1994 the event has raised over £450,000. The charities which are being supporting in 2017 will be announced shortly. Swimathon’s purpose is to raise money mainly for local Charities, (and other Charities supported by Rotary International). There is still time for teams of up to six swimmers to get involved. You do not need to be an expert. Experienced swimmers or beginners who can swim a length (25 metres) unaided can take part, as can children, (with parental permission.) You only need to be prepared to give up an hour of your time and get your friends to sponsor you and your team. If you wish there is even an opportunity to be sponsored for the

ModelKraft 2017

10am-4pm Sunday 23rd April Come along for an event to bring back your childhood memories. Hundreds, if not thousands, of aircraft of all periods from the birth of aviation to science fiction, cars of all types, tanks and battle re-enactments from medieval to ultra modern, ships of every era, figures and tableau, and loads of other stuff to buy or stare at in amazement will be on show when the Leisure Centre will be magically transformed into a fairyland of unbelievable scale miniatures of all the subjects above and many more. Where else can the visitor see model aeroplanes so small that they will fit into a matchbox, others with details so fine that they can imagine them taking to the air? Military dioramas so

Young Photographers competition – MyMK

Calling all young photographers! We’d like you to get out and about and take a photograph of your favourite view of Milton Keynes, as part of the MK50 celebrations this year! Brief: Open to any young person aged 22 or under, submit up to 5 images. If you are under 13 of course then you shouldn’t be on here! So please get an adult to upload the images for you. Gill Prince, whose acclaimed photography book ‘Unexpected:MK’ was published in December, will be choosing a maximum of 15 images from each age group for the exhibition, along with the gallery team. Gill will also be displaying some of her images. The three age groups are: 12 and under 17 and under 22 and under If

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

Ifybella Kidney Charity – inauguration and fund raising ceremony

Motto: Putting on smiles, reaching out and giving hope to the sufferers. The Ifybella Kidney Charity stems from a story of hardship, fear and pain suffered by a young woman and mother for whom her world nearly ended prior to a successful kidney transplant. It is a thank you for the gift of renewed life following a fight by both Ifeoma, her loved ones and medical staff to restore her health. The aim of this ‘not for profit’ organisation is to create awareness of kidney failure, ‘a silent killer’, particularly within the minority ethnic groups Asian, Caribbean, Black Africans, Black British and many others. Our mission: To promote organ donation through eradicating myths, constraints and taboos; To promote and improve positive life and thinking in

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

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