Family Newsletter Winter 2015

Thank you

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for working with us over the last year.


We have lots of exciting things coming up in 2016 and we look forward to welcoming you back in January!


Victoria (Head of Learning), Jonny (Early Years Coordinator) and Bethany (Childhood Learning Coordinator) 








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Start the Art. Photo: Derek Wales

Start the Art

Start the Art

Tuesdays / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door / Booking essential

For accompanied children aged under 5


Join us this December for a series of festive workshops exploring how we can manipulate our natural environment in fun and creative ways.


15 December / Make tree decorations using naturally sourced materials


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Brooklands Farm Primary School

Start the Art: Out & About

Mondays / 10-11am / £1 on the door / Booking essential

For accompanied children aged under 5

Sessions held at Brooklands Farm Primary School


A 15 week programme 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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Mini Makers

Mini Makers

Every Saturday / 1-3pm / Free / 5+ year olds

Embrace the winter season with a lantern making workshop hosted by outdoor arts company, Festive Road

12 December / Explore light, colour and sound

19 December / Join us for our special family event, Illuminate


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Photo: Derek Wales

Special Events in December


Saturday 19 December / 1-3pm / Free / Booking essential

For children aged 0-11 and their families 

Join us for a special celebration of the winter season and transform our Events Space through experimental sound making, live projection and intriguing light and colour inspired activities. You can even get creative at our Illuminate Mocktail Bar.


Expect light, colour, music and to leave illuminated ready for the dark winter nights ahead! 


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City Lights (film still)

Family Film and Workshop

Sunday 13 December 2015


Film Screening - City Lights (1931) / 11am / £12 - £3 / An opportunity for families to come together to watch a masterpiece of silent film on the big screen. 


Workshop - Fools for Love / 1.30pm / £15 - £10 / A physical comedy workshop exploring Chaplin's comedy City Lights


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A past family workshop

New for 2016

Additional Start the Art Sessions

We are pleased to announce that from January 2016 we will be hosting two Start the Art sessions per week. In addition to our popular Tuesday workshop we will be holding a second session every Wednesday morning from 11am. Our first session will take place on 6 January.



Saturday Studio

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


MK Gallery’s popular Mini Makers programme is about to be given a rebrand! From 9 January 2016, Saturday Studio will open its doors and will coincide with a relaunch of a family friendly Arts Award. 


Saturday Studio introduces art in all its forms offering intriguing artist-led activity through which we invite you to join in, explore, question and create whilst working together as a family.  

Arts Award at MK Gallery

Arts Award Relaunch and Registration

Arts Award Discover / 5+ year olds / £15

Arts Award Explore / 7+ year olds / £20


Arts Award is a fantastic national scheme to help young people and children to feel inspired by and enjoy the arts accredited by Trinity College London.


Here at MK Gallery we are changing the way we offer Arts Award! From January we will be delivering Arts Award in quarterly seasons ensuring that each child can complete their award within a three month period.  


We are currently inviting children to sign up for our first winter Arts Award group which will begin in January and end in March. 


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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Over the festive holiday period MK Gallery will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 24 December 2015, reopening in the New Year on Tuesday 5 January 2016. 


We look forward to seeing you all in 2016! 


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