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Creative Workspace Network Project Manager: paid work opportunity

Last year Arts Gateway led a sub-regional project funded by the Arts Council to identify and connect organisations offering creative workspace across the SEMLEP sub-region. This was successfully delivered up to a sub-regional launch meeting held in April at The Hat Factory in Luton. The project manager Amy Waruszynski stood down on the birth of her son in the summer, and there remains funding for a second phase of implementation. We are looking for a capable creative to pull the threads together in the first half of 2017, reporting into the reconvened steering group. The aims of the project remain to: a. Enable creative workspaces to collaborate and benefit from training, lobbying, advice and the sharing of resources b. Create a robust network equipped to

Project Manager required for MK Arts Week 2017

Arts Gateway is looking for a PROJECT MANAGER to run the second MK Arts Week annual mixed arts/open studios event planned for 30th September to 8th October 2017. Arts Gateway MK is continuing this annual programme designed to involve creative artists in a range of genres, across MK and neighbouring areas. MKAW 2016 was funded and successful, and left a small surplus to pump-prime 2017. An early task will be to secure the funding for 2017 go ahead with the expectation that the post will be paid, as for the 2015 pilot and 2016 initial year. Alex Stacey last year very effectively showed how it could be done, and is available to brief her replacement. We are looking for a self-starter, able to organize the

Highlights from Art in The Park 2016

Remembering the highlights from this year’s Art in the Park Festival! Thank you to everyone that joined us this year to celebrate Art in the Park 2016, we were pleased to welcome over 10,000 visitors to the colourful event at Campbell Park. You can view the highlights from this year’s festival below, or why not tell us what you thought about the event on our Facebook Page. This year Nottingham Based Artist Nadim Chaudry created one of his largest colourful Installations to date which filled the large Art Marquee at this year’s Art in the Park. Find out more here. This year’s festival saw a wide range of talent, from dancers to artists as well as some delicious culinary treats from a wide range of cultures.

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

Competition to write a birthday song to celebrate Milton Keynes turning 50!

People in Milton Keynes are being invited to write and produce a new song about Milton Keynes to help celebrate its 50th birthday next year. The competition is being organised by Events Managed and it is being backed by Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Unite Nine Studios, Marshall Amplificatoin, OneMK and intu Milton Keynes. This is the opportunity for you if you are folk or funk, classical or thrash metal, we want to hear from you! A spokesman for Events Managed said: “We’re giving the next budding Lennon and McCartney, Jess Glynn or David Guetta the opportunity to have their work seen by industry experts with the winners piece being professionally produced by Unit Nine Studios and released as a single raising money for our two

Chilli festival @ Frosts Garden Centre!

27th August – 29th August 2016, Frosts at Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK17 8UE Opening Times: Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm & Monday 9am-4.30pm Entry Fee £5 per adult (FREE to Frosts Gardening Club Members & Under 16’s – Tickets now on sale! Whether you like it ‘meek & mild’ or ‘hot & spicy’, Frosts have a sizzling bank holiday weekend lined up for you! Join us on this Bank Holiday at Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes for our 7th Chilli Festival, which promises to be the best yet…with exhibitors from around the country, live bands, salsa dancing lessons, tastings galore and don’t forget plenty of chilli plants to admire and buy. – Different, live music and entertainment throughout every day Details of each days activities…. Saturday Band – Andalus

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