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Milton Keynes to mark 54th birthday

Milton Keynes to mark 54th birthday

On the 23 January 2021, Milton Keynes will celebrate its 54th birthday as a Designated New Town.  To mark this important day, the city’s arts and heritage organisations have planned a series of online activities, challenges and events for residents of all ages.

MK’s planned national UK New Towns Day has been postponed until May because of pandemic.  The annual event, which is organised to mark MK’s formal designation, sees new towns from across the UK coming together to share their new projects and developments, with an accompanying events programme delivered across Milton Keynes.

To mark the city’s 54th birthday, a free online programme has been developed to showcase MK’s diverse and engaging arts and heritage offer.

Councillor Carole Baume, Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture said: “The online programme is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to celebrate Milton Keynes’ 54th birthday, while also increasing awareness of MK’s fantastic grassroots arts and cultural organisations.”

The online programme is just a snapshot of the vibrant cultural activity that is happening in Milton Keynes and many organisations are planning more activities and events, scheduled to come later in 2021.

To check out the full list of events and to keep in touch with other programmes as they are announced in 2021 – follow @CultureMK and @DestinationMK on social media and follow the #MKBirthday tag.