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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 –

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

Comedy Night at the Red Dot Bar, Stadium:MK

An evening of stand-up comedy in the stylish setting of the red dot bar. Headlining the evening is musical comedian Adam Kay who is responsible for that London Underground Song! The Comedy Cow have been named Best Small Comedy Club in the Midlands & East in the 2015 Chortle Comedy Awards, so rest assured you are in for a good night! In the twelve years since Adam began performing, Amateur Transplants have developed a fan base the size of which most comedians would happily sell their kidneys for. With sell-out tours and Edinburgh Festival seasons, his cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of modern day pop and rock classics have gained him a cult following across the UK. The iconic London Underground Song has been in the

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

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

“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

Reading Group at Arts Central: Flirting at the Funeral

The next meeting of the Reading Group at Arts Central will be on Saturday 7th March, 12noon. We will be reading  “Flirting at the Funeral” by Chris Keil http://cillianpress.co.uk/flirting_at_the_funeral/ Contact Lu Burnham / Guy Russell  guy.russell ‘@’ artsgatewaymk.org.uk for more details if you need them… Or just turn up… We’ll be in the bit with the soft chairs near the kitchen…  

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