November 2016 Newsletter

In Conversation

We are working with artist and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon on a major new public commission in time for the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes. 


Richard will discuss his practice and share his proposed design for the sculpture on 17 November.


This event is now fully booked but keep an eye on our Media Channel as we will be recording the talk in full. 


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Richard Deacon, Footfall, 2014.

Image courtesy of Richard Deacon. 

Image: Damian Gadal

Project Space Exhibition

Festive Market

10 November - 23 December 2016

Opening: Thursday 10 November / 6pm / All welcome


In the run-up to the winter season, the Project Space will be transformed into Festive Market, selling art, craft and merchandise from over 20 independent makers and artists. 


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Jason Lescalleet

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm


3 November / Jason Lescalleet, Tom White & Rob Lye Duo, Circuit Breaker / £5 in advanceA night of experimental electronic music.


10 November / Acoustic Night A showcase of the best local emerging singer songwriters and instrumentalists.


24 November / Dr. James Kelly and John Garrad As a turntablist for the last 15 years, James Kelly's music explores the remixing of vinyl. 


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Events - Friday Night Film

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


4 November / Glyndebourne on Tour 2016: Saul Saul takes us into a nightmarish world of madness and despair.


11 November / Sembene! The inspiring story of the father of African cinema.


18 November / Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world.


25 November / Where You're Meant To Be Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat tours Scotland performing modern re-interpretations of folk songs.


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Yama Warashi

Events - Saturday Live Music

Yama Warashi, Fell and Cavernzz 

Saturday 26 November / Doors 7.30pm / £6


Yama Warashi is Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara's solo project. Her music has a dreamy evocative sound inspired by Japanese folk dance music, psychedelia, free jazz and African music. 


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Events - Other

12 November / Dart A skateboarding scene video documenting frequenters of the Milton Keynes Bus Station.


25 November / English National Ballet - Live Drawing Day Capture the dancer's body in motion during a ballet class.


26 November / English National Ballet - Nutcracker Family Art & Design Workshop A festive family art and design workshop.


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Start the Art: Out and About

Children and Families

Start the Art: Out and About

Mondays / 10-11am / £1 per person on the door*

For accompanied children aged under 5 


These sessions are held at Brooklands Farm Primary School

Messy and creative activities for parents and toddlers living in the Brooklands and Broughton Gate area to explore the joys of art through a range of multi-sensory activities. 


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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 


8 & 9 November / Create a flower inspired mobile

15 & 16 November / Make wacky portraits with fruit and vegetables

22 & 23 November / Explore patterns in nature

29 & 30 November / Build a bee house


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Saturday Studio

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. 


5 November / Create a 3D roundabout filled with flora and fauna

12 November / Transform the Project Space into a greenhouse

19 November / Use seeds to make sculptures

26 November / Make a stick family


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Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

We need your help to raise the final £600,000 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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