September 2013 Newsletter

Last Chance to See

MK Calling
Until Sunday 8 September 2013 / Free


Featuring 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 more showcases MK’s finest emerging and established talent.


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Peter Dreher, Every Day is a Good Day (#1329) Tagglas_Series

Next Exhibition

Peter Dreher

20 September - 24 November 2013
Preview: Thursday 19 September/ 6pm-8pm / All welcome  

This autumn we present an exhibition of work by German artist Peter Dreher (b.1932), renowned for producing a daily painting of the same, empty glass for the last 40 years. His work highlights minute changes in our surroundings, deliberately marking the passage of time.


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Work by Fi Bowman


New Project Space Exhibition

Outside In: Milton Keynes

This exhibition is part of the national Outside In project initiated by Pallant House Gallery, Sussex.  It features work from intuitive artists to self-taught visionaries from in and around Milton Keynes, offering a unique insight into the extraordinary breadth of work produced by individuals from outside the mainstream art world. 


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Dr Michael Evans, Video Still

Video Space Programme

Dr Michael Evans and Dr Johanna Love: New Video Works

17 - 30 September


In these videos, their first forays into time-based media, artists Dr Johanna Love and Dr Michael Evans both explore relative notions of emptiness within painting, print, photography and video.   

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Disengage comic cover by Jade Sarson

Wednesday Workshops

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


4 Sep / Typography Workshop with Jade Sarson

The final MK Calling artist led workshop in the series


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Sebastienne Williams 

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated / Free


5 Sep / New Theatre

Actress and musician Sebastienne Williams will be performing Inside the Chocolate Box alongside actress and dancer Melissa Parke.


12 Sep / Artist Film Screening

Catch up with Miles Umney's ongoing project, The Ouse, filmed around Milton Keynes and other recent work.


26 Sep / Film Screening: Acoustic Images

Selected films by new graduates of the Royal College of Art's Visual Communication course


Full Scratch Night Listings

Film still: In the Name Of

Friday Night Films

All films begin at 7pm / £5 (£3 Concessions)

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


6 Sep / New Polish Cinema

Enjoy Polish snacks with one of the first UK premiere screenings of In the Name Of


13 Sep / Aelita: The Queen of Mars
One of the first Soviet science fiction movies, dating from 1926 


20 Sep / Wadjda
The first feature length film shot in Saudi Arabia is a story about a girl with a love of motorbikes in the suburbs of Riyadh


27 Sep / Kids on the Slope

It's summer 1966; high school freshman Kaoru Nishimi discovers a passion for Jazz. Animation presented in collaboration with MK Library Manga Club.


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Electric Bikini Basement (detail)

Saturday Live Music

Doors open 7.30pm / All welcome


6 Sept  / The Box Ticked; Electric Bikini Basement; The Succettes

21 Sept / Robert Curgenven, Joe Gillmore and Lee Patterson


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17 Sept / Campbell Park

Start the Art

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

Suitable for Under 4s


September's sessions celebrate the gradual change of season and all the beautiful colours, tones, textures and sounds on offer.

3 Sept /  Sessions featuring sound and light

10 Sept / Printmaking with natural objects

17 Sept / A walk in Campbell Park

24 Sept / Exploring colour and autumn hues



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28 Sept / Collaging

Mini Makers

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

4+ year olds and their families


7 Sept /   Exploring paint with Clare Ridgeway

14 Sept /  Dancing with Helen Parlor

21 Sept /  Photographic printing with Tara Williamson

28 Sept /  Collage with Veronica Cocca


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