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Arts and Heritage Open Places Week


Arts & Heritage Open Places, which runs from 11-20 May 2012, is a ten-day festival of cultural activities, workshops, talks, tours, performances and exhibitions, inviting everyone to discover the wealth of art and heritage available to them in Milton Keynes.


Events on offer at MK Gallery during Arts & Heritage Open Places include:



The entire Arts & Heritage Open Places 2012 Programme can be downloaded from the internet or picked up at participating venues.

The Arts & Heritage Open Places festival is the initiative of voluntary organisation Arts & Heritage Alliance MK (AHA-mk), a representative forum of twenty-seven Milton Keynes Arts and Heritage organisations.


AHOP 2012 also marks the start of an extraordinary Summer of Culture in Milton Keynes, taking place between May and September. Residents and visitors can choose from an exceptional season of cultural events, ranging from, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, elements of the National Cultural Olympiad, MK Gallery’s Pushwagner exhibition and Norwegian Season and MKIF 2012 (the city’s very own International Festival) amongst many others.


Download press release


Find out more about the Summer of Culture in Milton Keynes

Download full programme of events during Arts and Heritage Open Places


AHOP 2012 has been generously supported by Milton Keynes Council and Arts Council England who have invested in funding artists to run activities throughout the 10-day event.