September 2016 Newsletter

MK Gallery is expanding

Join us for a wide range of events this month including film screenings, live music and sessions for the whole family. 


RIBA's Love Architecture joins Heritage Open Days to tell the architectural story of buildings - past, present and future. Book now for a free tour of Milton Keynes Theatre and MK Gallery on 9 September. 


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MK Gallery expansion: indicative view from Midsummer Boulevard. 

Courtesy 6a architects. Visit our blog for all the latest news. 

Ikran Abdille

Project Space Exhibition

Platform 2016

Until 16 October 2016 / Free / All welcome


The late summer sees four solo exhibitions of exceptional work by graduating students from our region. Artists include Megan Drury, Emma Hardy, Ikran Abdille and Olive Sanderson.


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Katie Ellen Fields, Tea:2

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


1 September / The Intent A south London crime thriller. Includes a Q&A with director Kalvadour Peterson. 


8 September / MK Geek Night Meet up, network and chat over a few drinks about web design, development, UX, and technology.


15 September / Improv Night An open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians interested in exploring improvisation.


22 September / Henry Collins: Rummaging plus support Live music from professional rummager, Henry Collins.


29 September / Tea:2 Artist Katie Ellen Fields continues her exploration of tea ceremonies. 


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Tale of Tales

Events - Friday Night Film

Films begin at 7.30pm / £5 (£3 Concessions)

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


2 September / Tale of Tales A sumptuous, seductive and macabre re-telling of Giambattista Basile’s classic Italian fairy tales.


9 September / Heritage Open Days Film Screening / Free / Two films exploring the First World War. 


16 September / Anomalisa A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.


23 September / Heart of a Dog A dog friendly screening of Laurie Anderson’s cinematic journey through love, death and language. 


30 September / Dheepan This gripping tale of survival won the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


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Unqualified Nurse Band

Events - Saturday Live Music

10 September / Rachael Dadd, Toucans and Secret Flight Rachel will perform a solo piano set of tracks from her latest albums alongside a breathtaking animated backdrop. 


24 September / Unqualified Nurse Band, Goddesses and Cheap Jazz A snapshot of the underground/ DIY rock scene currently emerging from Derby.

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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


6 & 7 September / Make silhouette cityscapes

13 & 14 September / Build a miniature town square

20 & 21 September / Create a large-scale collage

27 & 28 September / Look at patterns in architecture


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MK Gallery at MK Play Day,

August 2016

Children and Families

Saturday Studio

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


Artist-led activity through which we invite you to join in, explore, question and create whilst working together as a family. 


3 September / Make objects that tell stories

10 September / Re-create some of MK's brilliant buildings

17 September / Explore architecture through photo-sculptures

24 September / Celebrate MK's iconic Concrete Cows! 


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Ebn and his family

Children and Families

Family-in-Residence presents: Ebn's Family Wild Rumpus

Sunday 25 September / 1-3pm / £1 per person

For children aged 0-11 and their families.


Join Ebn and his family for The Wild Rumpus. Alongside artist Alex Evans, explore the wonderful world of wild and imaginary creatures and enjoy creating costumes, dance and puppetry.


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MK Young Filmmaker of the Year 2016

MK Young Filmmaker of the Year

Teachers Continued Professional Development 


Free sessions to support teachers who wish to embed creative approaches to filmmaking in the classroom.


6 September / Storymaking with the Gruffalo

7 September / Soundworks - Post Productioon Process

8 September / Animation


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Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

We need your help to raise the final £700,000 to deliver a new, world-class cultural facility in Milton Keynes.     


Make Your Mark is a digital book ready and waiting for contributions from all those who value excellence in the arts. Share your creativity and enthusiasm for MK Gallery whilst helping us reach our fundraising total. Find out more


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