Preparation is taking place across Milton Keynes for exciting events of all shapes and sizes to celebrate the city’s 50th Anniversary in 2017.
The MK50 Project Board is coordinating an exciting programme of headline events, tours and trails, arts and heritage activity and community events to celebrate the past, present and future of our amazing MK.
The full programme of MK50 events and activities will be promoted on www.mk50.co.uk and at www.facebook.com/culturemk and www.Twitter.com/culturemk - and here’s a taster of the programme as it’s developing....
Birthday weekend and Spring
Autumn and Winter
The Stables is producing an outdoor spectacle inspired by the concept of Future Cities, working with national
live arts company, Walk ThePlank.
A collective of MK artists are creating Home Sweet Home, a project where communities can get involved to
create a performance and light piece.
Throughout the year
There will be lots of opportunities for residents and visitors to explore the best of MK throughout 2017:
Organisations across Milton Keynes including businesses, schools, the MK Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture Group, The Parks Trust, Festive Road and many more are making plans to add to the list.
In January 2017 a souvenir guide will be delivered to every MK home, giving more information about the year ahead and the highlights to look out for.
Liz Gifford Cabinet Member for Community Facilities enthused: “MK Council is co-ordinating what is looking like being a fantastic year – we are seeing organisations and businesses across the city coming together to develop exciting events and activities to celebrate this major milestone for Milton Keynes. Events are being planned that will tell the story of the city over the last 50 years, but will also look to the city’s future, with something for everyone.”
Need help in setting up your event? Visit www.MK50.co.uk/get-involved for details of how to get involved or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a community event toolkit which explains how to set up a street party or similar event.
Grants are available that celebrate events in our parks, arranged by MK Council, the MK Community Foundation and The Parks Trust. For more information visit: https://www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/funding-for-your-project. Groups can apply for micro grants (up to £200), small grants (up to £1,500) and community grants (up to £5,000).