September 2017 Newsletter

Platform 2017

Until 25 September

Project Space


Four solo exhibitions of exceptional work by graduates from three local universities.


This year’s artists are Simon Harutyunyan, Christopher Daubney, Dominyka Barauskaite and Elizabeth Cahill.


One exhibitor will be nominated for the Platform Graduate Award, for a chance of winning £2,500 and a mentoring scheme.


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Elizabeth Cahill, installation view, 2017. Image courtesy the artist.

Richard Macer

Events - Talks and Workshops

7pm / £3


6 September / Milton Keynes and Me A documentary exploring the utopian vision of the New Town. Includes a Q&A with filmmaker Richard Macer. 


27 September / The Art of Building a Garden City An evening of debate about how new garden cities reflect their radical, co-operative and environmental roots.


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Film still from Urbanized

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / Times and prices vary


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


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


21 September / Urbanized A documentary about the design of cities, featuring architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. 


28 September / Dan Fox: Fruits of the Fire An illustrated talk by sound artist Dan Fox on his new work with sculpture, sound, and light. 


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Britain on Film: Black Britain

Events - Friday Night Films

Films begin at 7.30pm / £6 (£4 Concessions)

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


1 September / Machines With rare access to the guarded world of sweatshops, Machines brings us into a textile mill in Sachin, India.


8 September / Britain on Film: Black Britain Explore the history of the UK through the eyes and voices of 20th century black Britons. 


15 September / A Man Called Ove A wistful, heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions.


22 September / Queerama A film created from the treasure trove of the BFI archive. The story traverses a century of gay experiences.


29 September / Their Finest A former secretary is newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films during the Blitz.


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Trestle Records

Saturday Live Music

Doors 8pm / £5 in advance, £6 on the door 


23 September / Trestle Records Showcase A showcase of acts from Trestle Records, a record label dedicated to putting out new instrumental music. 


30 September / Eloïse Decazes and Eric Chenaux, Le fruit vert French singer Eloïse Decazes collaborates with Canadian guitar player Eric Chenaux. Plus Le fruit vert who operate on the margins of improvisation and are inspired by Baroque music forms. 


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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 we celebrate working together. We’ll explore a number of different art forms in fun and collaborative ways ranging from large scale group paintings to collective collages and beyond! 


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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.  


This month's sessions are influenced by the Platform 2017 exhibition. Facilitated by our associate artists, each week we’ll explore a different approach to creativity inspired by the variety of work on display. 


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Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

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