January 2018 Newsletter

City of Things

6 January - 4 February

Admission free


City of Things - a large-scale sound installation by composer and sound artist Caroline Devine - returns to the centre:mk this month.


Running daily from 10am to 8pm, this ambitious new artwork - commissioned for City Club - celebrates the sounds of the unique city of Milton Keynes, and captures the voices of thousands of local residents.


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

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Photo: Legge and Helen Parlor

Project Space Exhibition

Citylab: Room to Move

5 – 27 January / Admission free


Presented by MÓTUS, this exhibition presents a series of photographs and video works. The artworks explore physical interaction with our built environment and MÓTUS’ response to these spaces through dance.


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The Human Scale

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


11 January / Soapbox An open mic night  for poets, musicians, performers and creatives to share their talents and make new connections.


18 January / The Human Scale A documentary that explores what happens when we put people at the centre of urban planning. 


25 January / Improv Night An open session for musicians, sound artists and those interested in exploring improvisation.


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Lady Macbeth 

Events - Friday Night Films

Films begin at 7.30pm / £6 (£4 Concessions)
Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


5 January / After the Storm A sensitive and powerful story of family ties remade.


12 January / Lady Macbeth A woman trapped in a loveless marriage begins a passionate affair. 


19 January / A Quiet Passion A study of American poet Emily Dickinson by acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies.


26 January / The Work Three men participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts in Folsom Prison.


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Delphine Dora & Mocke

Events - Saturday Live Music

Doors 8pm


20 January / Delphine Dora & Mocke and Sholto Dobie & Ben Pritchard / £6 (£5 advance) / Delphine Dora improvises mostly with voice and piano. She is joined by guitarist Mocke. Ben Pritchard & Sholto Dobie's music is tense, delicate and destructive.


27 January / Headcase & Some Waking Woman / free / Live music and visuals from Sim Hutchins, Graw Böckler & O.D.Davey.


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Events - Talks and Workshops

The Milton Keynes That Never Was

Tuesday 23 January / 7pm / Free, pre-booking required


An illustrated talk in which MK Forum Chair, Tim Skelton, will give tantalising glimpses of the schemes that never made it beyond the drawing board.


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Channel 40

Other Events

Living Archive MK presents:
Channel 40 archive film screening
Sunday 21 January / 3pm / Free, pre-booking required


Channel 40 was a unique experiment in community access cable television that broadcast from a purpose-built studio in Fishermead to new-build areas of Milton Keynes between 1976 and 1979.


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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


A month of workshops exploring movement and play. Using props ranging from fabrics to cardboard, we’ll investigate the different ways we can alter our surroundings to get our little ones moving.  


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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.


6 January / An imaginative sculptural workshop

13 January / Make your own potato head puppet

20 January / Create a large multimedia map

27 January / Explore DIY filmmaking


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Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

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