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Press Start

13 January - 5 February 2023

You are invited to experience artwork and play a selection of games by students and graduates from the University of Northampton’s Game Design course.

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Upcoming

Family Fun

Art Club (Key Stage 1)

10 January - 7 February 2023

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media. Sessions provide new experiences for budding artists to enjoy independently, designed for their Key Stage and levels of ability with supervision provided by MK Gallery staff and volunteers.

£6

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Family Fun

Art Club (Key Stage 2)

10 January - 7 February 2023

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media. Sessions provide new experiences for budding artist to enjoy independently, designed for their Key Stage and levels of ability with supervision provided by MK Gallery staff and volunteers.

£6

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Exhibitions

Press Start

13 January - 5 February 2023

You are invited to experience artwork and play a selection of games by students and graduates from the University of Northampton’s Game Design course.

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Cinema

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (Sing-along)

15 January - 5 February 2023

Now you can sing along to the soundtrack of the brand new hit musical based on the book by Roald Dahl with music by Tim Minchin. It stars Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull.

£5

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Till

27 - 31 January 2023

Till tells the heart-breaking true story of the historic lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till – for whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi in 1955 – through the eyes of his mother Mamie Till-Mobley.

From £5.50 - £7.50

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NT Live: The Crucible

31 January 2023

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).

From £12 - £18.50

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Empire of Light

3 - 12 February 2023

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire Of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema from Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Trickster Figures: Sculpture and the Body

4 February - 7 May 2023

Trickster Figures presents the next chapter in the story of British sculpture, bringing together a selection of work by eleven contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the body’s newly configured relation to the world which involves increasingly fluid movement between binary systems, technology, human forms, animals, identities, and the environment.

From £6.90 - £13.80

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Enys Men

4 - 7 February 2023

A mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973 that unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Celtic Sea. A wildlife volunteer’s daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real and what is nightmare.

From £7 - £9

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Empire of Light (Captioned)

7 February 2023

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire Of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema from Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes.

From £5.50 - £7.50

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Workshops

Portrait Drawing

7 February 2023

A full day workshop, led by Paul Berryman, to develop your skills and confidence drawing from a live model.

£75

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

10 - 26 February 2023

This year, everyone’s favourite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.

£5

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Exhibitions

The Drawing Room

10 - 26 February 2023

Inspired by the mental and psychological health benefits of drawing, this month, the Project Space will be transformed into a giant, interactive canvas for exploration through the rhythmic, repetitive movement of drawing.

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Talks & Events

Teacher’s Night

10 February 2023

MK Gallery welcomes teachers and teaching staff to join our team through a tour of Trickster Figures: Sculpture and the Body.

Free

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Family Fun

Cardboard Creations – Family Fun Day

11 February 2023

What can you make from cardboard? Can you take on the challenge to help create something that you can wear? Join us for this fun afternoon with plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy.

From Free - £5

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Babylon

11 - 14 February 2023

From Damien Chazelle, ‘Babylon’ is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Jean Smart.

From £7 - £9

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Relaxed)

12 February 2023

This year, everyone’s favourite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.

£5

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Tár

15 February - 5 March 2023

‘Tár’, set in the international world of classical music, centres on Lydia Tar, widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

From £5.50 - £9

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Workshops

Art Together: SEND Family Workshop

16 February 2023

MK Gallery’s Art Together programme offers a unique workshop every half-term holiday, designed specifically for families who have a child or children aged 5+ with additional or complex support needs. Join the IPA team and two Associate Artists, to create, play, and explore as a family in an open and friendly shared space.

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Exhibitions

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing – Trickster Figures

19 February 2023

These are quiet hours tailored to support visitors with neurodiversity, inclusive of communication or sensory needs. Ear defenders and sensory aids are available, the hand dryers in the toilets are switched off, and tickets are limited to reduce the number of people in the galleries.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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ROH Live: The Barber of Seville

19 February 2023

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo.

From £12 - £18.50

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Broker (Preview with Q&A)

21 February 2023

Preview + recorded Q&A with Hirokazu Kore-eda
129 mins + approx 30 mins Q&A

Heartwarming, funny and moving, Broker is the outstanding new film from Hirokazu Kore-eda, the acclaimed director of Shoplifters, staring Song Kang-ho (Parasite). This preview screening will be followed by a special pre-recorded Q&A with acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda.

From £7 - £9

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Family Fun

Art Club (Key Stage 1)

21 February - 28 March 2023

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media. Sessions provide new experiences for budding artists to enjoy independently, designed for their Key Stage and levels of ability with supervision provided by MK Gallery staff and volunteers.

£6

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Family Fun

Art Club (Key Stage 2)

21 February - 28 March 2023

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media. Sessions provide new experiences for budding artists to enjoy independently, designed for their Key Stage and levels of ability with supervision provided by MK Gallery staff and volunteers.

£6

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Workshops

Create and Connect

22 February 2023

Create and Connect, hosted at the MK Gallery Café, provides a space and opportunity to get creative in a friendly and social environment.

Led by artist Gemma Kimmings, the sessions are designed to bring together and inspire our community to connect through the love of arts and crafts in a hope to help tackle loneliness and isolation.

£5

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Cinema

The Fabelmans

24 February - 3 March 2023

Movies are dreams that you never forget. The Fabelmans, directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano and Seth Rogen.

From £7 - £9

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Workshops

Signalling and Identity with Dylan Fox

25 February 2023

Exploring what is traditionally known as a courtesy flag or house flag on a sail ship – this workshop led by Dylan Fox explores ideas of identity and communication through making, and signalling.

£60

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NT Live: Othello

25 February 2023

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwan (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

From £12 - £18.50

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Workshops

Young Sculptor: Abstract Sculpture Workshop (10-19yrs)

25 February 2023

Join local ceramic artist Andrew McDermott in our Learning Studio for an abstract sculptor workshop. Work with clay and other materials to create unique 3D piece using interesting shapes, colours and textures to represent your ideas about the world around you.

£15

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Young Sculptor: Abstract Sculpture Workshop (4-11yrs)

25 February 2023

Join local ceramic artist Andrew McDermott in our Learning Studio for an abstract sculptor workshop. Work with clay and other materials to create unique 3D piece using interesting shapes, colours and textures to represent your ideas about the world around you.

£15

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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club

28 February 2023

Our monthly drawing club inviting you to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman. Sessions change from portrait and figurative. All skill levels are welcome but please note that these sessions are only lightly guided.

£15

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Exhibitions

Audio Described Exhibition Tour – Trickster Figures

28 February 2023

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

From £6.90 - £13.80

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EO

3 - 7 March 2023

EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit, begins his life as a circus performer before escaping on a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

MK Gallery Late

3 March 2023

Join us for the chance to visit the exhibition after hours and then relax in the Cafe while enjoying some music and creative activities.

From £3 - £12

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Epic Tails

4 - 12 March 2023

The story of super smart mouse Pattie and her feline friend Sam, as they embark upon an exciting adventure of paw-some proportions through Ancient Greece.

£5

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Epic Tails (Relaxed)

5 March 2023

The story of super smart mouse Pattie and her feline friend Sam, as they embark upon an exciting adventure of paw-some proportions through Ancient Greece.

£5

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Talks & Events

Curators Talk with Jes Fernie

11 March 2023

Join exhibition curator Jes Fernie as she discusses her inspiration and motivation behind Trickster Figures: Sculpture and the Body, which explores new configurations of the body’s relation to the world expressed through sculpture.

£8

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Exhibitions

SEND Exhibition Tour – Trickster Figures

11 March 2023

Take a journey on our award winning sensory tour and experience Trickster Figures like never before. A unique sensory exploration designed especially for individuals of all ages with additional and complex support needs, and their families. Makaton signing used throughout.

£5

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Exhibitions

Toddle Exhibition Tour – Trickster Figures

11 March 2023

A fun-filled sensory experience for you and your little ones! Our Trickster Figures exhibition will be brought to life by 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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Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman

12 March 2023

Mary Cassatt was born in America and became one of America’s most well-known artists. She made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Cassatt’s radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real. This was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. 

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing – Trickster Figures

19 March 2023

These are quiet hours tailored to support visitors with neurodiversity, inclusive of communication or sensory needs. Ear defenders and sensory aids are available, the hand dryers in the toilets are switched off, and tickets are limited to reduce the number of people in the galleries.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club: Life Drawing

21 March 2023

Our monthly drawing club invites you to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman.

£20

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Workshops

Create and Connect

22 March 2023

Create and Connect, hosted at the MK Gallery Café, provides a space and opportunity to get creative in a friendly and social environment.

Led by artist Gemma Kimmings, the sessions are designed to bring together and inspire our community to connect through the love of arts and crafts in a hope to help tackle loneliness and isolation.

£5

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Workshops

Elemental Bodies with Teresa Paiva

25 March 2023

Drawing inspiration from the work in the exhibition Trickster Figures: Sculpture and the Body, and in tandem with her current practice both as an artist and yogini, Teresa Paiva’s workshop will explore the connection between the human body and nature’s elements.

£60

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Workshops

Young Sculptor: Foraged and Found Sculpture Workshop (10-19yrs)

25 March 2023

Join local artist Sarah Hunt in our Learning Studio to bring together materials that have been foraged or found. Celebrate the natural and the organic or breathe new life an old, manufactured objects. Sessions are 1 hour 30 mins and limited to 15 young sculptors per workshop.

£15

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Young Sculptor: Foraged and Found Sculpture Workshop (4-11yrs)

25 March 2023

Join local artist Sarah Hunt in our Learning Studio to bring together materials that have been foraged or found. Celebrate the natural and the organic or breathe new life an old, manufactured objects. Sessions are 1 hour 30 mins and limited to 15 young sculptors per workshop.

£15

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Cinema

ROH Live: Turandot

26 March 2023

Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

From £12 - £18.50

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NT Live: Life of Pi

1 April 2023

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.

From £12 - £18.50

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Exhibitions

SEND Exhibition Tour – Trickster Figures

8 April 2023

Take a journey on our award winning sensory tour and experience Trickster Figures like never before. A unique sensory exploration designed especially for individuals of all ages with additional and complex support needs, and their families. Makaton signing used throughout.

£5

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Exhibitions

Toddle Exhibition Tour – Trickster Figures

8 April 2023

A fun-filled sensory experience for you and your little ones! Our Trickster Figures exhibition will be brought to life by 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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Family Fun

Spring Family Fun Day

8 April 2023

An afternoon filled with activities for all the family to celebrate spring.

From Free - £5

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Exhibitions

BSL Exhibition Tour – Trickster Figures

15 April 2023

Join Associate Artist Chisato Minamimura, in exploring Trickster Figures: Sculpture and the Body. This event will be delivered in BSL only and is suitable for anyone who uses or is learning BSL.

From £6.90 - £13.80

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ROH Live: Cinderella

16 April 2023

A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

From £12 - £18.50

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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club: Portrait Drawing

18 April 2023

Our monthly drawing club invites you to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman.

£15

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Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer – The Blockbuster Exhibition

18 April 2023

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will open its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history.

From £7 - £9

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Workshops

Create and Connect

19 April 2023

Create and Connect, hosted at the MK Gallery Café, provides a space and opportunity to get creative in a friendly and social environment.

Led by artist Gemma Kimmings, the sessions are designed to bring together and inspire our community to connect through the love of arts and crafts in a hope to help tackle loneliness and isolation.

£5

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Cinema

NT Live: Good

22 April 2023

David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.

From £12 - £18.50

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Workshops

Young Sculptor: Figurative Sculpture Workshop (10-19 yrs)

22 April 2023

Join artist Teresa Paiva in our Learning Studio to create unique sculptures inspired by our exhibition Trickster Figures: Sculptor and the Body. Explore the ways the body communicates and how to represent this in 3D models that combine sculpture and iconography from around the world.

£15

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Young Sculptor: Figurative Sculpture Workshop (4-11 yrs)

22 April 2023

Join artist Teresa Paiva in our Learning Studio to create unique sculptures inspired by our exhibition Trickster Figures: Sculptor and the Body. Explore the ways the body communicates and how to represent this in 3D models that combine sculpture and iconography from around the world.

£15

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Talks & Events

Riding the Wind & Sun for 50 Years plus Other Stories, Dr. Derek Taylor

26 April 2023

Presented in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Society of Architects, this talk by Dr. Derek Taylor will tell the story of how renewable energy has grown from almost zero to becoming the dominant form of energy and the least expensive form of electricity.

From £8 - £10

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ROH Live: The Marriage of Figaro

30 April 2023

Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

From £12 - £18.50

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Workshops

Young Sculptor: Wearable Sculpture Workshop (10-19yrs)

6 May 2023

Join artist Lee Farmer in our Learning Studio to create exciting wearable sculptures inspired by our exhibition Trickster Figures: Sculpture and the Body. Wearable sculptures are fun, interactive and designed to be worn. They can extend the body, create new silhouettes and fit the body and move with the wearer.

£15

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Young Sculptor: Wearable Sculpture Workshop (4-11yrs)

6 May 2023

Join artist Lee Farmer in our Learning Studio to create exciting wearable sculptures inspired by our exhibition Trickster Figures: Sculpture and the Body. Wearable sculptures are fun, interactive and designed to be worn. They can extend the body, create new silhouettes and fit the body and move with the wearer.

£15

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NT Live: Best of Enemies

20 May 2023

David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.

From £12 - £18.50

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Exhibition on Screen: Tokyo Stories

23 May 2023

A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals. Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets. The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum. The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo itself, and explore the art and artists of the city more fully.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Boyd & Evans

27 May - 10 September 2023

This first major survey of artist duo Boyd & Evans in over a decade marks 55 years of their collaboration.

The exhibition will focus on paintings, spanning their careers from the 1960s to today. It will display many of their experiments: from collage and stencil to spray-gun and brushes; surreal dramas that unfold in domestic, urban and suburban settings; and visual games between the real and artificial.

From £6.90 - £13.80

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ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty

28 May 2023

Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

From £12 - £18.50

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Workshops

Art Together: SEND Family Workshop

1 June 2023

MK Gallery’s Art Together programme offers a unique workshop every half-term holiday, designed specifically for families who have a child or children aged 5+ with additional or complex support needs. Join the IPA team and two Associate Artists, to create, play, and explore as a family in an open and friendly shared space.

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Talks & Events

Volunteer Recruitment Evening

6 June 2023

MK Gallery is hosting a volunteer recruitment evening for those who are curious to find out more about volunteering. 

Potential newcomers will have an after-hours, volunteer-led tour of our Boyd & Evans exhibition while learning about the role of a gallery assistant. 

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ROH Live: Il Trovatore

13 June 2023

A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

From £12 - £18.50

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Workshops

Art Together: SEND Family Workshop

26 October 2023

MK Gallery’s Art Together programme offers a unique workshop every half-term holiday, designed specifically for families who have a child or children aged 5+ with additional or complex support needs. Join the IPA team and two Associate Artists, to create, play, and explore as a family in an open and friendly shared space.

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