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Exhibitions

Inclusive Practice in the Arts Spring Showcase

26 April - 30 June 2024

Project Space

Take a visit to MK Gallery’s Project Space this spring as we celebrate four projects and partnerships from our Inclusive Practice in the Arts programme.

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Upcoming

Workshops

Drawing from Life Club: Portrait Drawing

16 January - 17 December 2024

Our monthly Drawing from Life Club invites you to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman exploring the art of portraiture.

All skill levels are welcome but please note that these sessions are only lightly guided.

£15

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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club: Life Drawing

23 January - 26 November 2024

Our monthly Drawing from Life Club invites you to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman exploring observational figurative drawing.

All skill levels are welcome but please note that these sessions are only lightly guided.

£20

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Learning

Maker Space: Artist Masterclasses for 11-14 Year-olds

21 February - 30 October 2024

Taking place over school holidays, Maker Space is a programme of artist masterclasses for 11–14 year-olds. Led by practicing artists, the workshops offer young people the opportunity to learn from the artists themselves, to experiment with different art forms, materials and mediums.

£25

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Exhibitions

Inclusive Practice in the Arts Spring Showcase

26 April - 30 June 2024

Project Space

Take a visit to MK Gallery’s Project Space this spring as we celebrate four projects and partnerships from our Inclusive Practice in the Arts programme.

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Learning

Art Club: Ages 5-8

4 June - 16 July 2024

Creative weekly after-school workshops that aim to promote and nurture children’s love of art in a non-competitive, creative environment. Running during school term time, this after-school club acts as an alternative space for art education that looks to grow our future artists in confidence, expression and creativity led by a practicing artist. Each half-term will focus on a different theme, medium or material loosely based on our main exhibitions programme.

£7.50

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Learning

Art Club: Ages 8-11

4 June - 16 July 2024

Creative weekly after-school workshops that aim to promote and nurture children’s love of art in a non-competitive, creative environment. Running during school term time, this after-school club acts as an alternative space for art education that looks to grow our future artists in confidence, expression and creativity led by a practicing artist. Each half-term will focus on a different theme, medium or material loosely based on our main exhibitions programme.

£7.50

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Cinema

The Garfield Movie (U)

21 June - 7 July 2024

After Garfield’s unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, ragged alley cat Vic, he and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered lives to join Vic on a risky heist.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

The Beast (15)

21 - 25 June 2024

In the near future artificial intelligence is in control of everyone’s lives and human emotions are perceived as a threat.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

The Origin of Evil (15)

21 - 26 June 2024

A woman on the verge of financial collapse attempts to impersonate her imprisoned lover and con her wealthy, estranged father and his new family.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

MK Calling 2024

22 June - 29 September 2024

To celebrate 25 years at the heart of Milton Keynes’ art and culture scene, we have partnered with five local community groups to co-curate this year’s open call summer exhibition.

From Free - £3

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Cinema

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus (U)

23 - 26 June 2024

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s last performance, a concert film featuring just him and his piano playing for the last time before passing away.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15)

28 June - 3 July 2024

The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and team-up with Mad Max.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15)

28 June 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Cinema

Slow (15)

28 June - 3 July 2024

Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship, they must navigate how to build their own kind of intimacy.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Modesty Unravelled

5 July - 4 August 2024

Project Space

Curated by Rena Al-Jawad

Explore freedom of dress & expression in the lives of Muslim women through the lens of history & political upheaval, culminating in a new collection of artistic fashion illustrations.

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Cinema

Rosalie (15)

5 - 10 July 2024

A woman faces discrimination and the disapproval of her new husband due to a medical condition she has kept disguised in this emotionally charged French period drama, which contains sexual material and disturbing scenes.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: The Dead Don’t Hurt (15)

5 July 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Cinema

Four Little Adults (18)

5 - 9 July 2024

Following the discovery of her husband’s affair, a woman suggests they consider a polyamorous relationship. A mature and nuanced exploration of modern desire, featuring passionate sexual scenes.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

The Dead Don’t Hurt (15)

6 - 10 July 2024

A freethinking woman survives in a corrupt town after the man she loves leaves for the American Civil War. This romantic Western contains scenes of brutal violence, including an attack leading to an off-screen sexual assault.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Hounds (15)

12 - 17 July 2024

A father and son, employed to carry out petty crimes for a local mob, attempt to dispose of a body after a kidnapping goes wrong in this slow-burn Moroccan drama with brief moments of impactful violence.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Inside Out 2 (U)

12 July - 4 August 2024

Follow Riley, in her teenage years, encountering new emotions.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Inside Out 2 (U)

12 July 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Cinema

Wilding (PG)

12 - 16 July 2024

In this heartwarming documentary drama, a pair of English farmers take radical steps to reinvigorate the dying landscape around their estate, which yields astonishing results along with public criticism.

From £7 - £9

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Events

MK Gallery Late: MK Calling 2024

12 July 2024

Join us for the first MK Gallery Late of MK Calling 2024! Enjoy a live dance performance by exhibition artist Hannah Pickett, explore the exhibition after hours, and savour drinks in the café.

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Accessible Events

Toddle Exhibition Tour: MK Calling 2024

13 July - 3 August 2024

A fun-filled sensory experience for you and your little ones! See our exhibition MK Calling in a whole new light, with our sensory tour guide Julia Collar, who will ignite the galleries with music, story-telling, object handling and play. Not to be missed!

£5

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Accessible Events

SEND Exhibition Tour: MK Calling 2024

13 July - 3 August 2024

Join artist Julia Collar for a magical multi-sensory tour of MK Calling 2024! Julia will bring a selection of artworks to life through storytelling, object handling, music, and play. This event is designed especially for individuals of all ages with additional and complex support needs, and their families. Makaton signing is used throughout.

£5

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Cinema

Sasquatch Sunset (15)

13 - 17 July 2024

Absurdist fantasy drama following a family of mythical creatures as they explore their evolving world. Grotesque scenes involving bodily fluids and sexualised nudity are offset by touching moments of love and loss.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Freud’s Last Session (12A)

19 - 23 July 2024

Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis debate the existence of God as World War II begins, in a fictional British drama which contains discussions of sex in the context of psychoanalysis and occasional grisly scenes of illness and war.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Freud’s Last Session (12A)

19 July 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Cinema

AMA GLORIA (12A)

19 - 23 July 2024

A six-year-old girl spends a last summer with her adored nanny in this tender French drama which contains scenes of a child going through emotional upheaval that may upset younger viewers.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

NT Live: Present Laughter

20 July 2024

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward‘s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.

From £12 - £19

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Accessible Events

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing: MK Calling 2024

21 July - 15 September 2024

Our Relaxed Exhibition Viewings are quiet hours tailored to support visitors with neurodivergence, inclusive of communication or sensory needs, autism and learning disabilities.

From Free - £3

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Accessible Events

Audio-described Tour: MK Calling 2024

23 July 2024

Experience in-depth visual descriptions, alongside hand-held and touch elements, of key works from MK Gallery’s exhibition MK Calling 2024. This event is led by artist and tour guide Julia Collar, and is suitable for those who are blind or partially sighted, and their companions

From Free - £3

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Cinema

Summer Replay: Scarygirl (PG)

23 - 25 July 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Cinema

Summer Replay: Wonka (PG)

23 July - 15 August 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Cinema

The Bikeriders (15)

26 - 30 July 2024

This US drama in which a 1960s motorcycle club faces challenges which lead to events taking a sinister and violent turn includes intense fight scenes with tragic consequences, as well as a scene of sexual threat.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: The Bikeriders (15)

26 July 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Cinema

A Quiet Place: Day One (15)

26 - 30 July 2024

Whilst on a day trip to Manhattan, a woman witnesses the arrival of an alien species which threatens humanity. Fans of the franchise will recognise the scary tone, as survivors attempt to overcome world shattering changes.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Summer Replay: Butterfly Tale (U)

30 July - 1 August 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Cinema

Summer Replay: Migration (U)

30 July - 15 August 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Cinema

Green Border (15)

2 - 4 August 2024

A group of Middle Eastern and African refugees face brutal ordeals as their search for asylum takes them to the border between Poland and Belarus in this bleak and disturbing drama about people making desperate choices.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Kinds of Kindness (tbc)

2 - 4 August 2024

A man seeks to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questions his wife’s demeanour after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searches for an extraordinary individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Kinds of Kindness (tbc)

2 August 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

The NeverEnding Story (40th Anniversary) (U)

2 - 3 August 2024

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Summer Replay: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

6 - 29 August 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Cinema

Summer Replay: Wish (U)

6 - 22 August 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Cinema

Sleep (15)

9 - 10 August 2024

A mounting atmosphere of dread and terror unfolds following a husband’s increasingly disturbing nocturnal activities in this pervasively unsettling Korean supernatural horror film, which includes outbursts of bloody violence.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Despicable Me 4 (U)

9 - 25 August 2024

Comic escapades ensue when a family goes on the run after their criminal nemesis breaks out of jail. In line with previous films, action sequences are highly fantastical and packed with funny moments, keeping the tone light.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Fly Me To The Moon (12A)

9 - 11 August 2024

Marketing maven Kelly Jones wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Despicable Me 4 (U)

9 August 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Cinema

The Nature of Love (tbc)

16 - 17 August 2024

University professor Sophia has a comfortable life and a stable but unexciting marriage to Xavier. That is upended when she meets and is attracted to Sylvain, a blue-collar construction contractor whom the couple hires to renovate their summer home.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Thelma (12A)

16 - 20 August 2024

An elderly woman takes matters into her own hands after falling victim to a telephone scam in this warm-hearted US comedy drama, in which different generations reach out to each other in times of trouble.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Twisters (12A)

16 August 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Accessible Events

BSL Artist-led Tour: MK Calling 2024

17 August 2024

Join Deaf artist and tour guide Chisato Minamimura for an in-depth exploration of our exhibition, MK Calling 2024.

From Free - £3

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Cinema

Twisters (12A)

17 - 20 August 2024

An update to the 1996 film ‘Twister’, which centred on a pair of storm chasers who risk their lives in an attempt to test an experimental weather alert system.

From £7 - £9

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Accessible Events

Relaxed Screening: Despicable Me 4 (U)

18 August 2024

Relaxed Screenings have sensory-friendly adjustments which aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a relaxed and welcoming environment for those who might need it.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Summer Replay: Inside Out 2 (U)

20 - 22 August 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Cinema

Forrest Gump (30th Anniversary) (12A)

23 - 25 August 2024

The history of the United States from the 1950s to the ’70s unfolds from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, who yearns to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

About Dry Grasses (15)

23 - 24 August 2024

A teacher in a remote village finds his comfortable routine disrupted when students lodge a complaint about him and a colleague. Verbal sparring between adults features strong language in this slow burn Turkish drama.

£10

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Forrest Gump (30th Anniversary) (12A)

23 August 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Cinema

Crossing (15)

25 - 27 August 2024

A Georgian woman travels to Istanbul in search of her long-lost niece, and meets a trans activist lawyer. This poignant and heartfelt drama includes themes of transphobia and references to sex work.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Summer Replay: The Garfield Movie (U)

27 - 29 August 2024

The team at MK Gallery are putting on a not-to-be-missed offer for kids this summer. Take part as we press the replay button on the Sky Room Cinema projector, showing the best kids’ films from the past six months throughout the entire school summer holidays.

£5

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Accessible Events

Audio-described Tour: MK Calling 2024

7 September 2024

Experience in-depth visual descriptions, alongside hand-held and touch elements, of key works from our exhibition MK Calling 2024. This event is led by tour guide Robin Clements, and is suitable for those who are blind or partially sighted, and their companions.

From Free - £3

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Exhibitions

Vanessa Bell: A World of Form and Colour

19 October 2024 - 23 February 2025

Vanessa Bell (née Stephen; 1879–1961) was a key figure in 20th-century British art and played a central role in the Bloomsbury Group. The exhibition at MK Gallery – the largest-ever solo show of Bell’s work – will provide an overview spanning the artist’s illustrious career, including over 120 items.

From Free - £11.50

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