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Summer fun with new free smartphone app created especially for Discovering MK

Discovering MK is a new smartphone app launching on 31st July 2017. Celebrating MK’s 50th birthday year, the app encourages residents and visitors to get out and explore Milton Keynes, discovering the places and spaces that make this city unique. Inspired by the Pokémon Go craze, the Discovering MK app reveals an interactive trail of 50 hidden gems around the city. At each location along the trail, you can unlock information about the landmark, challenge yourself, your family and friends to a fun mini quiz and upload a ‘selfie’ to show you are there. With a range of competitions and prize draws through the year, we hope you join in and share your selfies on social media. Developed by Arts & Heritage Alliance MK and…

MK Arts Week 30th Sept – 8th Oct – Register Now!

This year, MK Arts Week is happening again, with a range of performances, workshops and talks. We kick off with Festival of Nations on the 30th of September! Lots of you will be exhibiting during the week in October. Please register ‘here’. We will also be grateful for personal and/or online support from those of you who are not contributing this year! So, watch out for the Lavendon Artists group, don’t miss the MKSA exhibition at Challenge House, Sherwood Drive or the Buckingham Arts for All trail…. For more information, please contact marketa.hermova@artsgatewaymk.org.uk Many thanks! www.mkaw.org.uk

Sculpture Commission, Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council

Closes21st July 2017 LocationBuckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire TypePart time SalaryPaid (£10k-15k pro rata) ArtformOther, Outdoor Sculpture ContactBrian Barton parish.clerk@loughtonandgreatholm-pc.gov.uk Expressions of interest are welcomed by all artists based in the Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire areas interested in creating sited artistic work within the community of Loughton and Great Holm, Milton Keynes. The selected artist will work alongside Loughton and Great Holm Parish Council in response to a brief. Artists are asked to submit no more than 2 pages of A4 outlining what they would like to create, how this would be implemented and potential budget. Artists are also requested to submit CV and images and/or online links to previous works. Part of this years Milton Keynes 50th anniversary celebration, the sculpture will be about creating a focal…

Call Out for artists, dancers and community groups for Festival of Giants

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As part of the official #MK50 Birthday Celebrations, MÓTUS is curating performance events for Festive Road’s ‘Festival of Giants’ – a big, free, outdoor arts festival in Campbell Park on Sunday 25th June 2017. We are on the look out for artists, performers, acoustic musicians, dancers and community groups to be part of this MK50 celebratory event. If you would like to be involved in the event, please email: events@festiveroad.org.uk

Arts In the Park Festival – July 1st and 2nd

Milton Keynes explores Migration in Art in the Park Festival   Art in the Park Festival, organised by Milton Keynes Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture (MKIAC) returns to Campbell Park for its eighth successive year with the theme of Migration from Saturday 1st July (1-7pm) to Sunday 2nd July (1-6pm).   This celebratory multicultural festival has grown to attract over 11,000 people annually and provides a platform for local emerging talent to share a stage alongside internationally respected musicians, dancers, visual artists, chefs, storytellers and poets.   Art in the Park is delighted to be included in the MK50 major event program – to mark the city’s anniversary. In light of it being such a historic year, festival organisers have prepared their most ambitious event…

Feast of Fire: Artist Commissions for MK50 and City Club

CALLING ARTISTS FROM BEDFORDSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE! Feast of Fire is a magical and fiery event to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th anniversary. Taking place on Saturday 21 October from 6.30pm in Central Milton Keynes, this free event is being produced by The Stables with IF: Milton Keynes International Festival for MK50 and City Club with MK Council. Created by outdoor arts specialists Walk the Plank, the evening will include fire sculptures, a torchlit procession, Spellbound family show, live music, fireworks and pyrotechnics. Walk the Plank is inviting artists in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to submit ideas for commissions to animate Milton Keynes’ iconic portes cochères structures on Midsummer Boulevard with fire, sound and music as part of this celebratory event. The deadline for submissions is…

Malihehe Zafarnezhad Exhibition still on!

Just a reminder that Maliheh’s fantastic exhibition is still on and will run until the 22nd of May in the Arts Central Theatre & Gallery Arts Central Resident Maliheh Zafarnezhad – “The Reminiscence Artworks” – A Taste of Iran: friends and family portraits. This is Mali’s first UK solo exhibition. Do pop in to Arts Central weekdays between 12 and 2 or call if you’d like to pop in any other time for a visit! 01908 241122 or call the duty phone 07796 458544

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…

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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