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IF International Festival announces full programme line up

Date Posted:05/06/2014

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival returns for its third edition from 18 to 27 July and is bigger and better than ever. The Festival will take place in locations across Central Milton Keynes exploring the cityscape and parklands, the built environment and the great outdoors, continuing its mission to transform the way people think about Milton Keynes.

From large-scale spectaculars to intimate experiences, the Festival is ten amazing days of international performance and dance, contemporary circus, installations, live music, comedy, cabaret, talks and many free events. To celebrate the beginning of the summer holidays, the Festival has created IF: Family Focus, a special programme of family-friendly shows and experiences for children and grown-ups.

Produced by music organisation The Stables, the Festival is again underpinned by the theme of sound and music and seeks to engage audiences in new and surprising ways. This year’s commissions are Kaffe Matthews’ The lock shift songs, Rosemary Lee’s Under the Vaulted Sky, SKRYF with words by Jackie Kay and Melanie Pappenheim’s Falling.

COMMISSIONS & WORLD PREMIERES
Kaffe Matthews: The lock shift songs
Award-winning sound artist Kaffe Matthews has created a new sonic installation commissioned by IF: 2014 and the Canal & River Trust. On a walk from London to Milton Keynes along the Grand Union Canal, Kaffe has collected stories from canal-dwellers and workers, and sounds from above and below the water which have inspired songs and a final composition that will be played in large ‘sonic beds’ that people will lie in for a fully immersive and sensory sound experience.
Friday 18 to Sunday 27 July, 10am - 7pm
Unit opposite Door 10, centre:mk, Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 3GB
Free

Rosemary Lee: Under The Vaulted Sky
This large-scale dance work has been created for Milton Keynes’ little-known Cathedral of Trees by choreographer Rosemary Lee, with live music by composer Terry Mann. A cast of over 100 dancers and musicians will lead the audience through the Cathedral in a promenade performance that draws on the historical and natural resonances of this very special place. Planted over 40 years ago, the Cathedral of Trees recreates the architectural footprint of Norwich Cathedral, with trees and shrubs representing different elements of the building.  
Friday 18 July at 5.30pm & 7.30pm; Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 July at 2pm, 4.30pm & 7pm
Cathedral of Trees, Newlands, MK15 0DS
Tickets: £7, concessions £5, family of 4 (max 2 adults) £20

SKRYF with words by Jackie Kay
As SKRYF - the mechanical sandwriter created by Dutch artist Gijs van Bon - moves along, it leaves behind a stream of phrases created out of sand that last as long as time and the elements allow. In this special Festival version, leading writer and poet Jackie Kay has been commissioned to compose poetic words and lines with Milton Keynes in mind for SKRYF to ‘print’ across the city’s walkways and cycle paths.  
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 July: locations in Central Milton Keynes
Sunday 20 July: South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Melanie Pappenheim: Falling
Songs by leading contemporary composers Paul Clark, Orlando Gough and Errollyn Wallen are featured in this solo voice-theatre performance by exceptional singer Melanie Pappenheim in a staging by Emma Bernard and costume by Deborah Thomas. Falling is presented as part of MK Gallery’s Cadences exhibition and responds to its themes of falling, destruction and gravity.
Saturday 26 July, 3pm & 7pm; Sunday 27 July at 3pm & 5pm
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 3QA
Free but pre-booking essential via www.ifmiltonkeynes.org

INSTALLATIONS
Lucie Lom: Les Rêveurs (The Dreamers)
Creating a series of intriguing scenes, 35 mysterious life-size statues will appear overnight on the streets of Milton Keynes and silently move en masse through the city during the course of the Festival. Made of resin to look like iron, these enigmatic figures will tell the strange and surprising story of how they came to be there.  Artists Philippe Leduc and Marc-Antoine Mathieu of Lucie Lom specialise in creating sculptural works of public art that re-imagine and transform their location.
Friday 18 to Sunday 27 July
Central Milton Keynes locations from Station Square, MK9 1LA, to Campbell Park, MK9 4AD
Free

IF Architects of AirArchitects of Air: Pentalum - pictured right
Located within Milton Keynes’ main shopping centre, the Pentalum luminarium is a monumental inflatable sculpture, 182ft long and 95ft wide. Walking inside, visitors are immersed in radiant light, sound and vivid colour as they explore this joyous multi-sensory experience. It is inspired by Islamic architecture, Gothic cathedrals and nature. Three concerts will be staged inside the installation, see music listings below.
Friday 18 to Sunday 27 July, 11am – 6pm each day
Middleton Hall, centre:mk, Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 3GB
Tickets: £4, Under 16s £3, family of 4 (max 2 adults) £12

Ray Lee: Chorus
Ray Lee, British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art in 2012, has created a giant sound and light sculpture which runs at three sites in Central Milton Keynes. Chorus is a series of metal tripods with rotating arms which tower above the audience. At the end of each arm, a loudspeaker emits a pulsating, harmonic sound. As the speakers spin, they combine to create a harmonious chorus, at once transfixing and uplifting. Intersecting lights trace rings like a swarm of fireflies.
Monday 21 July: Fred Roche Gardens, MK9 3HP, 12noon - 2pm, 5.30 - 7pm, 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Tuesday 22 July: Milton Keynes Central Station Square, MK9 1LA, 12noon - 2pm, 4pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday 23 July: The Hub, MK9 2DA, 12noon - 2pm, 5pm - 7pm, 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Free

THEATRE, CIRCUS AND DANCE
Rosemary Lee: Under The Vaulted Sky
See Commissions above
Friday 18 July at 5.30pm & 7.30pm; Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 July at 2pm, 4.30pm & 7pm
Cathedral of Trees, Newlands, MK15 0DS
Tickets: £7, concessions £5, family of 4 (max 2 adults) £20

Ilotopie IF Milton KeynesIlotopie: Fous de Bassin (Water Fools) - pictured right
This is an unforgettable performance on a grand scale by French company Ilotopie who literally walk on water to conjure up an extraordinary and colourful floating spectacle with fire and pyrotechnics on the surface of Willen Lake. An intriguing, dream-like world sees cars, bicycles and caravans drive over the surface of the water and a seemingly normal day take a unusual turn as a floating community unlike no other wakes up and goes about its daily business . . .
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 July at 10pm
Willen Lake, MK15 0DS
Tickets: £5, concessions £3, family of 4 (max 2 adults) £12
Casus:  Knee Deep
Casus is a contemporary circus company famed for walking on eggs - raw and in their shells - and not cracking a single one!  This breathtaking show features exquisite acrobatics and aerial feats of extraordinary skill and beauty, testing the limits of its four international performers.  
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 July, 7.15pm; Sunday 20 July, 2.30pm, Monday 21 July, 7.15pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets: £20, under 16s £18.50, family of 4 (max 2 adults) £74

SouthPaw Dance Company: Faust
In this fiery re-imagining of Goethe’s classic tale, drinking, gambling and debauchery make an 1920s prohibition-era speakeasy the perfect place for a man to lose his soul. SouthPaw will transport you back to a time of swinging big band sounds and suave sharp suits, combining world-class break dance moves with classic Lindy Hop and Charleston.
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 July, 10pm
Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, MK9 3XS
Free

EVENTS
SKRYF with words by Jackie Kay
See Commissions above
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July
Central Milton Keynes and South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Silent Arena: Silent Disco        
Silent Disco does away with traditional speaker systems and instead has clubbers wearing wireless headphones, provided on the night, while two DJs play simultaneously on two separate channels.  
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 July, 11pm – 1am
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £7.50

The Cabaret of Ideas 2014        
A popular event in 2012, The Cabaret of Ideas is a live ‘Wikipedia-style’ event where trendsetters, opinion formers and experts - all with a connection to Milton Keynes - gather in the Festival’s Spiegeltent to share their passions, thoughts and insights with members of the public. Audiences can lucky-dip pick four 20-minute conversations.
Saturday 19 July, 1pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £5

An audience with Jackie Kay    
This conversation with poet Jackie Kay is hosted by Festival Director Monica Ferguson. Jackie will make a first public reading of a new poem inspired by Milton Keynes, read from her other works, discuss her new commission, working with SKRYF (see above), and take part in a Q&A with the audience.
Sunday 20 July, 4pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £7.50

Harry & Edna’s Vintage Bonanza          
Saturday 26 July
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Sarah Do Wop’s Hair Salon:
Choose from four different set ‘taster’ styles, pre-bookable in 10 minute slots.
10.30am - 11.30am, Tickets £10  
Lindy Hop Dance Class
With the Cambs & Beds Lindy Hop Experience.
11.30am - 12:30pm, Tickets £5  
Harry & Edna’s Vintage Tea Dance
With The Bevin Boys and My Favourite Things
1pm - 3pm, Tickets £10

IF at The World Picnic              
The Festival will be presenting a series of events as part of this glorious community celebration of multicultural music and dance in the green environment of Campbell Park.
Sunday 29 July, 1pm - 6pm
Campbell Park, MK9 4AD
Free

CABARET
Frisky & Mannish         
This British musical comedy double act is renowned for shrewdly crafted, expertly-delivered and rapturously-received parodies of pop music. Singer Laura Corcoran (Frisky) and pianist/vocalist Matthew Floyd Jones (Mannish) have been described as ‘the mad scientists of pop’.
Wednesday 23 July, 10pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £10

The Gilded Lili Variety Show    
The divine Lili la Scala entertains at this late-night show, accompanied by some of her favourite cabaret reprobates including circus artist Michael Standen, hi-energy comedian Imran Yusuf and the mesmerising Miss Betsy Rose.
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 July, 10pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £15, over-16s only

The Puppini Sisters     
Like the Andrews Sisters with added glitz and glamour, the Puppini Sisters deliver an intoxicating mix of music and style they call ‘swing-pop’. Their close harmonies and zesty rhythms featured on Michael Bublé’s 2013 album To Be Loved.
Saturday 26 July, 7.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £23.50

COMEDY
Abandoman   
Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team cuts a highly original path between rap music and stand-up. In 2012 they supported multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour and they have stormed festivals such as Bestival, V, Latitude, Altitude and Glastonbury with their brilliantly mind-blowing, interactive word-bending.
Friday 18 July, 8.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £10

Seann Walsh: The Lie-In King Tour 2014          
plus support Romesh Ranganathan
TV favourite Seann Walsh returns with an all-new show. One of the most frighteningly-gifted talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years, Seann is a charismatic, natural-born observational storyteller.
Tuesday 22 July, 8pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £13

Josh Widdicombe                    
Stand-up comedian Josh Widdicombe is fast becoming a TV regular with appearances on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. The past 12 months have also seen his Channel 4 show The Last Leg commissioned for two further series after its success during the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Thursday 24 July, 7.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £14

MUSIC
Kaffe Matthews: The lock shift songs
See Commissions above
Friday 18 to Sunday 27 July, 10am – 7pm
Opposite Door 10, the centre:mk, Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 3GB
Free

The Stables Sessions
A chance to hear new sounds, emerging talent and unsigned bands across the 10 days of the Festival.
Friday 18 – Sunday 27 July
Acoustic Stage, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Abandoman       
See Comedy above.
Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team cuts a highly original path between rap music and stand-up. In 2012 they supported multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour and they have stormed festivals such as Bestival, V, Latitude, Altitude and Glastonbury with their brilliantly mind-blowing, interactive word-bending.
Friday 18 July, 8.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £10

Nell Bryden      
New York born, Radio 2 favourite Nell Bryden celebrates the release of her third album, some of which she will be playing live for the first time alongside old favourites. Nell has toured extensively, including with Gary Barlow, Jools Holland, Chris Rea and Gipsy Kings.
Saturday 19 July, 8.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £15

Dub Colossus Dub Band                      
Combining dub music with the sounds of Addis Ababa, Dub Colossus is the latest project from Dubulah, aka Nick Page, a founding member of Trans-Global Underground. After collecting sounds from musicians in the Ethiopian capital and then working with members of Jamiroquai and Asian Dub Foundation, Nick created his first album A Town Called Addis in 2006.  
Sunday 20 July, 8pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £15

The Bad Shepherds      
Led by the irrepressible Ade Edmondson, The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. They’ve given the songs a Celtic feel, and stuck in the odd reel and jig. Expect songs by The Clash, The Jam, The Ramones, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Talking Heads and Kraftwerk, amongst others.  
Monday 21 July, 9pm               
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £21.50

The Feeling                  
Five-piece indie band The Feeling have a string of radio-friendly hits under their belts.  Harking back to the heady days of classic pop, The Feeling are a good-time band with foot-stomping, heart-wrenching anthems.
Wednesday 23 July, 7.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £22.50  



Kaffe Matthews & Ray Lee
This is a one-off collaboration between two featured Festival sound artists, Kaffe Matthews and Ray Lee, in the other-worldly environment of Architects of Air’s walk-in sculpture Pentalum.
Wednesday 23 July, 7pm & 8pm
Inside Architects of Air’s Pentalum, Middleton Hall, centre:mk, Midsummer Blvd, MK9 3GB
Tickets £12.50 includes entrance to the Pentalum luminarium

Tunde Jegede
Composer, cellist and kora player Tunde Jegede creates a dialogues between his two cultural musical legacies - Western classical music and the Griot tradition of West Africa in the Gambia. This cello and kora concert marks the launch of his latest album, Testimony.
Thursday 24 July, 7pm & 8pm
Inside Architects of Air’s Pentalum, Middleton Hall, centre:mk, Midsummer Blvd, MK9 3GB
Tickets £12.50 includes entrance to the Pentalum luminarium

Les Clöchards
Les Clöchards started off as the most unusual street music act on the Côte d’Azur. Swapping the street for the stage, they play an eclectic mix of home-made drums, saxophone, melodica, Stylophone, a custom-made Dobro and some event less well-known instruments.
Thursday 24 July, 10pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £15

Seth Lakeman              
Celebrating his new album Word of Mouth, singer, songwriter, virtuoso fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman straddles folk traditions and the contemporary scene with songs that unearth hidden histories and unsung everyday heroes from his native Devon and Cornwall.
Friday 25 July, 7.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £22.50

Hameed Khan Kawa
Hameed Khan Kawa is a tabla maestro and music director from Jaipur. Coming from a long family
lineage of Hindustani classical and Rajasthani folk musicians, he is appreciated for the subtlety and quality of his playing, which also embraces Western musical traditions to create a new richness and warmth. Hameed is the founder of the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band which also plays at the Festival (see IF Family Focus below).
Friday 25 July, 7pm & 8pm
Inside Architects of Air’s Pentalum, Middleton Hall, centre:mk, Midsummer Blvd, MK9 3GB
Tickets £12.50 includes entrance to the Pentalum luminarium

Melanie Pappenheim: Falling
See Commissions above.
Saturday 26 July, 3pm & 7pm; Sunday 27 July at 3pm & 5pm
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 3QA
Free but pre-booking essential via www.if.miltonkeynes.org

The Monster Ceilidh Band Electro Ceilidh        
With Caller Gordon Potts
The Monster Ceilidh Band are on a crusade to bring a modern approach to ceilidh music. Their experimentation with electronic beats combines explosive, fiery folk with funky riffs, glitchy drum‘n’bass beats and live drums.
Sunday 27 July, 7.45pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £12.50

CHILDREN AND FAMILY: IF: FAMILY FOCUS SERIES
Compañía Itinerània: El Labarint (The Labyrinth)
Catalonian company Itinerània are renowned for transforming open-air locations with highly interactive structures. A network of doors, windows and corridors creates a puzzle-packed maze with challenges, conundrums and riddles along the way.
Wednesday 23 – Sunday 27 July, 11am – 5pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Insect Circus Museum
Housed in a vintage, mahogany-lined, Bedford TK beetlebox lorry, this unique museum displays a stunning array of costumes, props, puppets, toys and ephemera from the extraordinary collection of the Insect Circus Society.  
Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 July, 11am - 5pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Peut-être Theatre & Dante or Die: Clunk
Early years audiences (under 5s) and their families can join three actor-musicians for an outdoor, theatrical mini-gig that is jam-packed with trombones, trumpets, saxophones and songs. Clunk is commissioned by Small Wonders.
Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 July, 11am & 1.30pm
Friday 25 July: 1.30pm & 2.45pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free. For under-5s

MK Play Association: Workshops with Anna Francis
This drop-in workshop is inspired by the Festival’s Family Focus events. Children can use the provided scrap materials to make their own Iron Man mask or insects from the Insect Circus Museum as well as contributing to large-scale constructions and more.
Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 July, 11am - 5pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free. For 5+

Graeae Theatre Company: The Iron Man
Ted Hughes’ classic modern fable is brought to life through a colossal iron puppet, live and recorded soundscapes and a compelling mix of words, sign language and audio description. This enthralling production is performed by a talented cast of deaf and disabled actors and musicians.
Wednesday 23 July, 11.30am & 3.45pm
Thursday 24 July, 12.45pm & 3.45pm
Friday 25 July, 12.15pm & 3.15pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Commotion Dance: Little Artist, Big Painting
This playful and intriguing show, commissioned by festival consortium Small Wonders, has been made especially for the outdoors and creates a colourful world of movement and dance at the same time as creating a larger-than-life painting. Little artists can also create their own big painting with the dancers after the performance.
Saturday 26 July, 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Sunday 27 July, 11am, 1pm & 3.15pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free. For under-5s

Jaipur Kawa Brass Band
Hailing from a long family lineage of musicians, tabla maestro Hameed Khan Kawa (see Music above) has assembled a brass band with its roots in Rajasthan. This rousing musical extravaganza embraces a range of elaborate rhythms, musical styles and Bollywood themes, accompanied by a beautifully-costumed traditional dancer.
Friday 25 July, 11.30am, 2pm & 4.15pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Periplum: Imaginarium
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, the Imaginarium brings together modern technology, film and traditional parlour games to create a delightful flight of fantasy onto a magical other worldly place, peopled by some of Wonderland’s unsung heroes.
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July, 11am - 5pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

Whalley Range Allstars: Compost Mentis
Compost Mentis features a large compost heap set in a small allotment and the gardener who looks after it. Things begin to go wrong when the gardener discovers that the compost heap has developed a life of its own. Live action with puppets and mechanical and musical interventions ensure that the audience, like the gardener, are led up the garden path.
Saturday 26 July, 12noon & 4pm
Sunday 27 July, 12.30pm & 3.45pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

C-12 Dance: Market Stall
This high-octane outdoor show mixes circus skills, theatre, street dance and parkour – and a fully-functioning market stall! Getting your five-a-day has never been such fun.
Saturday 26 July, 11.30am, 3pm & 4.30pm
Sunday 27 July, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Festival Central, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

MORE CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Puppet State Theatre: The Man Who Planted Trees      
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as a hilarious puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man (and his dog) can make to the world.
Wednesday 23 July, 2pm
Thursday 24 July, 11.30am & 2pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets: £10.50, Under 16s £9.50, Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £38
For 7+

Comedy 4 Kids  
Like the name says it’s a comedy club for kids. Encounter some of the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best but without the rude bits.
Sunday 27 July, 2pm
The Stables Spiegeltent, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Tickets £10, Under 16s £9, family of 4 (max 2 adults) £36
For 6+

TALKS
Creative Canals with Kaffe Matthews, Liz Pugh and Jon Best
Kaffe Matthews discusses her canal-inspired sound installation with canal-dweller Liz Pugh of Walk the Plank known for making work on waterways. Hosted by John Best, Chair of South East Waterway Partnership, Canal & River Trust.
Saturday 19 July, 3pm
Acoustic Stage, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

The Cathedral of Trees with Rosemary Lee and Neil Higson
The Festival’s Artist-in-Residence discusses her inspiration for Under The Vaulted Sky with the Cathedral of Trees’ creator, landscape architect Neil Higson.
Sunday 20 July, 12.30pm
Acoustic Stage, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

International Touring with Casus and Architects of Air
Emma Serjeant from Casus and Alan Parkinson from Architects of Air run companies which work internationally. Here they discuss the practical and creative challenges of touring and presenting work in different counties, cultures, venues and locations.
Monday 21 July 5pm
Acoustic Stage, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

One Person’s Noise Is Another Person’s Music with Professor Allan Cochrane, Ray Lee, Kaffe Matthews, Caroline Devine and Dr George Revill
Allan Cochrane, Open University Professor of Urban Studies, chairs this discussion about how artists embed their work into a place, challenge perceptions of sound, and encourage us to listen
and hear differently.
Wednesday 23 July, 1.30pm
MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, MK9 3QA
Free

Making Work for Children with Graeae, Puppet State Theatre and Dante or Die
A panel discussion about creating engaging theatre and productions for children and families, particularly using literature or the work of other artists as the creative inspiration.
Thursday 24 July, 5.30pm
Acoustic Stage, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

In Conversation with Monica Ferguson and Bill Gee
Festival Director Monica Ferguson and Creative Director Bill Gee look back over three editions of the Festival from its first presentation in 2010 and explore what’s next...
Saturday 26 July, 1pm
Acoustic Stage, South Willen Lake Park, MK15 0DS
Free

BOOKING IF TICKETS
Online: www.ifmiltonkeynes.org
Telephone: 01908 280800
Textphone users: 18001 01908 280800
In person: The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
Festival Box Offices open at Festival sites on Friday 18 July
 

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