March 2018 Newsletter

MK Gallery is expanding

The expansion entered an exciting new phase last month as the steel frame of the new building went up. Visit the blog to watch an animation showing what MK Gallery will look like when it reopens in 2019.
You can support our major expansion by taking part in Make Your Mark. Every donation enables us to build a world-class arts venue in the heart of Milton Keynes.
Don't forget to keep an eye on the website for City Club activity. 


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MK Gallery expansion, February 2018.

Courtesy of Arts for Health MK

Project Space

Step Up presents: The Art Room
2 – 31 March 2018
Preview: Thursday 1 March / 6-8pm / All welcome


The Art Room showcases work from Step Up, Arts for Health MK’s artist development programme which offers participants the opportunity to develop their creative skills and build their own art practice. Arts for Health MK is a charity which believes that arts and creativity play a huge role in improving health and wellbeing. 


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Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm


8 March / Soapbox An open mic night for creatives of all forms to share their work. This event marks International Women's Day. 


15 March / Twentieth Century Conservation Areas - How Do We Protect the New Towns? Join the discussion at this illustrated meeting arranged by Milton Keynes Forum.


22 March / Splashgirl and Silent Monkey Live music from Norwegian 'doom-jazz' band Splashgirl and UK-based Silent Monkey. 


29 March / House of John Player and Remy Martini Quartet Catchy and melodic anti-pop from House of John Player and synth-pop from Remy Martini Quartet.


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God's Own Country

Events - Friday Night Films

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


2 March / In Between Three Palestinian women balance tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom. 


9 March / Jane A documentary about the early career of primatologist Jane Goodall. 


16 March / The Florida Project The film follows precocious six year old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates.


23 March / God's Own Country A Yorkshire farmer develops a relationship with a Romanian migrant worker. 


30 March / Kaleidoscope A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother. 


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Twin Galaxxies

Events - Saturday Live Music

Doors 8pm


3 March / JRPG, Good Carl and Safest Spaces Expect tears, sad samples, and short songs about teenage relationships from MK/Bucks two-piece JRPG, and emo music from Good Carl and Safest Spaces. 


17 March / ATATAT and Twin Galaxxies ATATAT is a solo project using drums, contact mics, loops and processed vocals. Twin Galaxxies is an ambient, new age synth project. 


31 March / Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society Their album, Magnetoception was selected by The Wire as the #3 record of 2015 and by Pitchfork as the #2 experimental record of the year. 


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Image courtesy Call & Response

Events - Talks & Workshops

South East Future Sounds Project
Friday 16 & 30 March / 2-4pm / Free


Led by Call & Response - an independent arts space in London which focuses on sound arts practice - this project seeks to test the potential for sound work and acoustic design to confront and explore issues surrounding the quality of our sonic environments. 


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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


To mark World Book Day on 1 March, our Start the Art sessions this month explore all things related to reading and literature, from words to illustration and everything in-between!


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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.


3 March / Create artwork inspired by author Todd Parr

10 March / Make a paper world

17 March / Explore new ways of drawing

24 March / Be inspired by Roald Dahl

31 March / Bring mythical creatures to life


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Competition: MK Gallery Young Architect 2018

Are you an aspiring architect aged 4-19? Share your ideas for the future of building in Milton Keynes. Win the chance to have your building design professionally modelled by an architect using computer-aided design, plus an exciting prize for your school!


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MK Gallery expansion. Image courtesy 6a architects. 


Join the MK Gallery team! We will shortly be advertising for a Head of Development and Communications, and a Development and Events Manager. Both positions will play a crucial role in making our exciting expansion a success. 


Keep an eye on the jobs section of our website, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first to hear about forthcoming opportunities.  

Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

We need your help raising the final amount 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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