July 2017 Newsletter

City Club

We're excited to launch the City Club website!


Explore this programme of new art, performances, family activities, happenings and talks inspired by the original vision behind Milton Keynes here


And have you read the City Club newspaper? For the second issue we take a magical mystery tour, explore the art of protest, and celebrate the summer solstice.


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Andrew Mahaddie, Theme Park, Bletchley Brick Pits Area,

MKDC (detail), 1974

Image ©Simon Phipps 2017

Project Space

Every House on Langland Road

An exhibition by Simon Phipps and Darren Umney

Until 29 July 2017 / Admission free


Every House on Langland Road is an exploration of Netherfield, a unique housing project built in the new city of Milton Keynes in the early 1970s. This exhibition brings together a number of representations of Netherfield including original architects’ drawings and photography of the estate as it was built and as it is now. 


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Shepherds of Cats

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm


6 July / Talk: Every House on Langland Road Includes a presentation by two of the original architects of Netherfield, Christopher Cross and Michael Gold.


13 July / Art as Advocacy: A Model of Inclusive Curatorship Jade French talks through her PhD titled Art as Advocacy. Part of Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day. 


20 July / Shepherds of Cats with David McLean and VJ Pietrushka Live music from Anglo-Polish group Shepherds of Cats with saxophonist and Tombed Visions Records label owner David McLean.


27 July / Woven Skull, C Joynes Minimal drones, repetition and psychedelic distorted riffs from Woven Skull, and acoustic guitarist C Joynes. 


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Michelangelo - Love and Death

Events - Friday Night Films

Films begin at 7.30pm / £6 (£4 Concessions)

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900 


7 July / It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond An insight into the twelve months surrounding the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


14 July / Jackie An intimate portrait of an important and tragic moment in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady.


21 July / Michelangelo - Love and Death Explore the life and work of sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo.


28 July / Certain Women The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.


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World Listening Day

Events - Talks and Workshops

World Listening Day: Deep Listening Workshop led by Ines Rolo Amardo and Ron Herrema

Tuesday 18 July / 2-5pm / £5


This workshop follows the teachings of American avant-garde composer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016). We invite you to strengthen connections with yourself and others through sounding and listening, as we practice sonic meditations, body energetics, and dream awareness.


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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday and Wednesday / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door

For accompanied children aged under 5  


Join us for an exciting month of workshops exploring space and the various ways it can be transformed through play. We’ll experiment with construction, light, colour and movement to change our environment in unusual and interesting ways.


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Saturday Studio

Children and Families

Saturday Studio

Every Saturday / 1-3pm / 5+ year olds / £1 on the door   


Work together as a family to explore, question and create in these weekly artist-led sessions.  


8 July / Create a futuristic garden

15 July / Create a futuristic cityscape

22 July / Create a working model of a future city

29 July / Explore architecture through the eyes of an alien


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Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

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