City of Light Festival - Destination Milton Keynes
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City of Light Festival

Start Date: 06/10/2021

End Date: 10/10/2021

Cost of Entry: FREE

Various venues across Milton Keynes

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ringing together Milton Keynes’ rich heritage in technology and communications, the city’s incredibly diverse and engaged community, and Islam’s uniquely artistic cultural background, Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture (MKIAC) presents the ‘City of Light’ festival.

From the people that brought you ‘Art in the Park’, ‘City of Light’ is a reflection of MKIAC’s mission to bring Islamic contributions to art, maths and science to the fore, through an exploration of MK’s technological past.

Some key details for the event:

The FREE 5-day festival will take place from 6th – 10th October 2021

The festival will be hosted at a range of venues across the city including Bletchley Park, Midsummer Place, and Station Square. It will include workshops, seminars and unique cultural performances featuring a combination of art, science and technology

The ‘main event’ is comprised of a parade of light and music and a spectacular light show which will be seen right across the city, both taking place on 9th October in Central Milton Keynes

The light show – which will include interactive elements through which attendees will be able to control lasers with their own smartphones – will also be shown once again on 10th October