November 2017 Newsletter

Final Weekend

Don't miss your last chance to visit City of Things, a large-scale sound installation by composer and sound artist Caroline Devine, commissioned for City Club. Closes 5 November. 


Job opportunity: we are recruiting to the exciting new post of Curator of Inclusion. Find out more and apply here


Later this month, join us for the launch of Festive Market - our creative Christmas fair - with drinks, mince pies and music. 


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Watch a short film about City of Things. Film by Miles Umney. 

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Jennifer Reid. Photo Jane Russell. 

Project Space Exhibition

Floating in the Fields: Community views of Milton Keynes' canal

3 - 25 November / Admission free

Preview: Thursday 2 November / 6pm / Free


An exhibition of paintings, prints, sound recordings and ephemera related to performer Jennifer Reid's artist residency on a narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal. Moored in Campbell Park, she spoke and sang to boaters, volunteers, gongoozlers and everyone in between, to develop a songbook. This project is led by the Canal & River Trust. 


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Film still from Brasilia: Life After Design

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / Times and prices vary


2 November / Freee in conversation with Professor Johnny Golding An opportunity to hear Freee Art Collective discuss their City Club commission Citizen Ship.


9 November / Milton Keynes: Building a Dream A talk presented by the Fred Roche Foundation for City Club. 


16 November / Improv Night An open session for musicians, sound artists and all those interested in exploring improvisation.


23 November / Brasilia: Life After Design The story of a city in conflict between its environment and its people. Part of City Club. 


30 November / Festive Market Opening Night Join us at the opening of Festive Market for drinks, mince pies and entertainment.


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Glyndebourne on Tour:

Le Nozze di Figaro

Events - Friday Night Films

Films begin at 7.30pm / Prices vary

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


3 November / Frantz In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman.


17 November / Glyndebourne on Tour: Le Nozze di Figaro 

A screening of Glyndebourne’s highly-acclaimed 2012 production.


24 November / A Plastic Ocean A documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle.


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Kadialy Kouyate

Events - Saturday Live Music

Doors 8pm / Prices vary


4 November / Kadialy Kouyate and Fred Thomas Duo

Kadialy Kouyate, a musician inspired by the West African Griot repertoire, performs with multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas.


25 November / Sukitoa o Namau, Olan Monk and Michael Speers

Live music from Moroccan experimental sound artist, Sukitoa o Namau, Irish artist and performer Olan Monk, and electronic artist Michael Speers. 


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Alex Evans, Progress, 2013

Events - Talks and Workshops

Times and prices vary


11 November / Vincent Dance Theatre: Virgin Territory Workshop

A creative space for families to reflect on the impact of social media on young people.


14 November / Teaching Maths Through Art A CPD session for KS1 and KS2 teachers. Explore ways to embed maths into your art and design lesson planning and teaching.  


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Off the Grid: Lost and Found in Milton Keynes

Other Events

Events are free / Times vary


11 & 12 November / Vincent Dance Theatre: Virgin Territory

This multi-layered film installation asks vital questions about responsibility and the online world. 


18 November / Off the Grid: Lost and Found in Milton Keynes

A day of family activities uncovering and sharing Milton Keynes' cultural life. Led by The Open University. 


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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


This month’s Start the Art sessions are inspired by the Project Space exhibition. Join us for a host of watery activities as we take a close look at the wildlife that calls the Grand Union Canal its home.  


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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.


4 November / Become a spy and join us on a creative mission

11 November / Explore planting and growing

18 November / Be inspired by the world of Roald Dahl

25 November / Use clay to make 3D models


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MK Gallery expansion celebration, 21 October 2017

Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

On 21 October, we held an event to mark the start of our major capital expansion. We were delighted to welcome so many guests for this special occasion, which you can read all about here


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.  


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