December 2016 Newsletter

Festive Market

Until 23 December 2016

Free admission


The Project Space has been transformed into Festive Market, selling art, craft and design. Pick up a unique gift this Christmas whilst supporting local artists and makers.


On 1 December from 6-8pm there will be an opportunity to Meet the Makers, with free mulled wine, homemade sausage rolls and cake. 


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Festive Market

Improv Night

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm


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


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


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Things to Come

Events - Friday Night Films

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


2 December / Notes on Blindness A unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness.


9 December / Things to Come A tender, contemplative portrait of womanhood.


16 December / The Thin Man Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.


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James Yorkston

Events - Saturday Live Music

James Yorkston plus Alex Simmons

Saturday 17 December / Doors 7pm / £12


James Yorkston’s first solo tour of England in three years will feature a mix of his music and his writings. With support by Northamptonshire based songwriter Alex Simmons.


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Start the Art: Out and About

Children and Families

Start the Art: Out and About

Monday 5 & 12 December / 10-11am / £1 per person on the door


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 


6 & 7 December / Make tree decorations

13 & 14 December / Join us for a Christmas Arty Party! 

20 & 21 December / Make a winter inspired mobile


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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. 


3 December / Lantern making with Festive Road

10 December / Lantern making with Festive Road

17 December / Create designs inspired by the winter landscape


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The Pozzuto family

Children and Families

Family-in-Residence presents

Sunday 18 December / 1-3pm / £1 per person on the door

For children aged 0-11 and their families


Travel through a portal and explore a land of gaming and pixels with our newest Family-in-Residence, the Pozzuto family. Together we will move around creative biomes and as we construct and create, we will all become players in our own cyberspace.


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A past family workshop

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Over the festive holiday period MK Gallery will be closed from 8pm on Friday 23 December 2016.


Events will recommence in the New Year with Start the Art on Tuesday 2 January 2017 at 11am. 



Andy Holden, Birds, from the Milton Keynes Kisses series, 2013

New commission for MK50 Anniversary Exhibition

The MK50 celebrations commence next month with a free exhibition in Middleton Hall, centre:mk, from 10 - 23 January 2017. A New City comes to Life showcases and tells the story of Milton Keynes. 


MK Gallery′s contribution is a major new installation by Bedfordshire artist Andy Holden who will be reinterpreting Milton Keynes Kisses, a series of photographs taken in 2013 showing couples kissing against public sculptures. 

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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