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Promotional Launch of MK Arts Week

Join us for the promotional launch of Milton Keynes Arts Week on the 12th and 13th September 2015 at the following times and venues:   11.00 on Sat 12th, at Cornerstone Church, Central MK (a mixed exhibit demonstrating diverse local arts and crafts) 14.00 on Sat 12th, at The Royal British Legion, Newport Pagnell(with a beautiful exhibition from local Artist Tracey Mason- running across the whole weekend) 12.00 on Sun 13th, at Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Church End (with 12 artists opening their studios across the whole weekend) 14.00 on Sun 13th, at Olney Pottery, 1 Holes Road, Olney   Rebecca Godden, on behalf of the MK Arts Week planning team, said: ” MK Arts Week will include the opening of local studios and workshops, showcasing artists’

MK Handmade & Vintage Weekend Extravaganza

The weekend of 5-6 SEPTEMBER sees the keenly anticipated return of the MK Handmade & Vintage Weekend Extravaganza, one of our region’s most popular events.    Middleton Hall, in front of John Lewis in thecentre:mk, is transformed into a treasure trove of 128 colourful indoor market stalls, a paradise for lovers of the unusual and unique.  For savvy shoppers who aren’t slaves to high street trends and prices, the event offers an eclectic mix of thousands of handmade and vintage items you won’t find in the shops. Now in its fIfth year and with its high reputation for quality, originality and very affordable prices attracting visitors from across the country, this quarterly event invites the cream of our region’s independent designer-makers, artists and vintage/retro sellers – an eclectic mix

World Art Exhibition for Festival of Nations – Call Out to Artists

World Art Exhibition July 30th – August 13th 2015 Call Out to Artists Arts Gateway MK is holding a World Art Exhibition at Arts Central as part of the Festival of Nations. Open to all artists, all media. The Festival of Nations is a celebration of international music, dance, storytelling, poetry, film, photography, fashion, games and more. We ask that submissions to the World Art Exhibition are in keeping with this theme, representing the rich history, art, and cultures of the world. You can register to attend the event ‘here’ Email artscentralfon@gmail.com for more details. Entries must be received by 8pm July 13, 2015    

My favourite things – The Grand unveiling!

For the last two months MacIntyre Charity and CLMK (Community Learning MK) have been working along side each other to produce this exciting exhibition. With the theme of ‘My favourite things’ they ran workshops for learners from both settings to make work in a variety of mediums. There was also an Open Call for work. The Exhibition starts this evening 12th of June at Christ the Cornerstone Church in Central Milton Keynes and will run for about 2 weeks subject to the Church opening hours and services. Some of the work may be sold in aid of the MacIntyre Charity.    

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 –

Parent/Child Apron Making Day

Enjoy a day of making aprons with your child or grandchild at Westbury Arts Centre Wednesday 27th May 10.30-4pm Workshop takes place at Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Wood Your child needs to be between (or nearly) 8 and 12 years of age The cost is £35 for each parent/child pair Paper patterns and sewing materials are provided though there is a £5 contribution to help cover fabric costs. No charge if you bring your own fabric Please bring your sewing machine if you have one, otherwise there are machines available for those who need them Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided.  However, please bring a picnic lunch to have in the garden – weather permitting Only six places available so book now! To book

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

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