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New Open Mic Night celebrates creative diversity

Date Posted:16/03/2018

MK GalleryAn open mic night hosted by MK Gallery is encouraging Milton Keynes’ to showcase its creativity, as people from different backgrounds, ages and abilities are welcomed to share their talents.

The latest event took place on International Women’s Day and to celebrate the occasion the theme for the night was #pressforprogress, a call to motivate and unite communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. The acts on the night included poets, singer/songwriters, spoken word artists and filmmakers.

Thara Popoola explains: “Soapbox is a space for creatives of all forms to share and express their talent. With this particular event we wanted to celebrate and support International Women’s Day, so we encouraged performers to share pieces and songs inspired by the theme #pressforprogress, whilst still allowing space for them to deliver their way of celebrating womanhood.

“Similarly to this we are excited to continue to work with the gallery to host an array of events that will highlight the talent and diversity within the city. Milton Keynes is an area full of people of various ages and backgrounds who carry incredible gifts, so I’m glad that we are able to create a much needed platform for these individuals to shine”

For further information on this and the many other projects at MK Gallery, visit www.mkgallery.org, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr @MK_Gallery.

 

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