August 2013 Newsletter

Exhibition continues until 8 September 2013


MK Calling features 100 artists, musicians and performers from Milton Keynes selected through an open submission process. This dynamic season of painting, video, dance, music, poetry and much, much more showcases MK’s finest emerging and established talent.


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MK Calling participants at the exhibition launch

Helen Judge, Oculus 2012, digital animation

Video Space Programme

MK Calling Videos Part 2
1 – 30 August 

Ghost Approach; Helen Judge;Alex Pascal; Matt Waruszynski


This month the featured artists are all animators.


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Life after Art School: Tom Nash

Wednesday Workshops

Wednesdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated

Talks, workshops and professional development events to complement the MK Calling exhibition.


7 Aug / David Rayson: The Mythology, romance and necessity of the studio

14 Aug / Life after Art School

21 Aug / MK Calling Artist workshop with Deborah Fielding 

28 Aug / MK Calling Artist Workshop with Gavin Toye, Jack Brindley and Tom Nash


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Tamzen Moulding

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated / Free


1 Aug / Body Art Event

Organised in collaboration with Emma Kent and dedicated to the memory of her husband Joe, this special event is a celebration of the rich and diverse tattoo culture in Milton Keynes.


8 Aug / Spoken Word

The first of two evenings of spoken word with Deborah Fielding, Richard Frost, Eleni Cay, Guy Russell and James Brightman

15 Aug / Spoken Word

The second of two evenings of spoken word with Jah Vis, Jen B and Karizmatic Roots


22 Aug / Contemporary Dance

Improvisation techniques, dance theatre and acrobatics by Helen Parlor and Tamzen Moulding.


Full Scratch Night Listings

Peter and the Wolf

Friday Night Films

All films begin at 7pm / £5 (£3 Concs) unless otherwise stated

Free drink for advance bookers / Pre-book on 01908 676 900


2 Aug / Peter and the Wolf (2012)  Family Film screening at 4.20pm (£2 children / £3 accompanying adults)

9 Aug / Song for Marion (2012)

16 Aug / Flux: An evening of music and film

23 Aug / Tony Benn: Will and Testament (2013)

30 Aug / Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)


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Peter J Taylor Guitar Orchestra

Saturday Live Music

Starts 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Please see individual dates for ticket prices.


3 Aug / Live Acoustic Night

17 Aug / Flip the Script's 20th Anniversary Special

24 Aug / Spoken Word and Music : Scribal Gathering

31 Aug / Peter J Taylor Guitar Orchestra + support

Scott Kells, Trinity College

Project Space Exhibitions

Showcase 2013


8 artists from universities across the region have been selected for a week long series of shows in the Project Space during July and August. This month's shows are:


1 - 7 Aug / Holly Kemish

8 - 14 Aug / Cally Shadbolt

15 - 21 Aug / Scott Kells

 22 - 28 Aug / Aleksandra Warchol


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Helene Sorensen, Dirt

Start the Art

Every Tuesday / Drop-in 11am - 12 noon / Free


August's Start the Art sessions for children under 4 continue to explore the variety of art forms on display in our current exhibition MK Calling.

6 Aug Exploring painting
13 Aug Craft techniques and textures

20 Aug Creating natural environments

27 Aug Mark-making and drawing 


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Emma  Wilde, The Back of Creslow Court



Mini Makers

Every Saturday / 1 - 3pm except where stated / Free

4+ year olds and their families


Throughout our summer exhibition MK Calling we welcome a host of artists and MK based organisations to showcase their projects and skills. Come along and join in.


3 Aug    Chain Animation with Alan Davies 

10 Aug  Sugar Craft with Lee Farmer
17 Aug  Drawing with Emma Wilde
24 Aug  Printmaking with Thom Rees
31 Aug  Abstract Art with Veronica Cocca


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Giulia Ricci, Disruption



Summer Holiday Workshops

Drop-in sessions every Friday in August

For ages 7+ and their families / Free
10am – 12 noon and 2pm-4pm
(Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Fun, experimental, creative sessions led by five artists from the current MK Calling exhibition.


2 Aug / Mixed media with Aaron Head 

9 Aug / 2-D work with Giulia Ricc

16 Aug / Sugar craft with Lee Farmer 
23 Aug / 3-D installation with Helene Sorensen 

30 Aug / Drawing with Saliha Elhoussaini


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A cake designed by Lee Farmer

MK Calling Cake Competition

'British Bake-Off'
Register to enter by 9 August / Judging 16 August

Make an amazing cake for our free competition which is open to people of all abilities and ages.  Registration for entry must be made by 9 August and the winning entries in five categories will remain on public display on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August.   


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Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
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