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Art Club (Key Stage 1)

7 June - 19 July 2022

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.

£5

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Family Fun

Art Club (Key Stage 2)

7 June - 19 July 2022

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.

£5

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Family Fun

Start the Art (June – July)

7 June - 19 July 2022

Play with jelly, paint with your toes, experience spring through cinnamon and a prehistoric muddy landscape for dinosaurs made from hot chocolate or build your own forest friends from clay and twigs. Enjoy exploring senses through new smells, textures and learning more about the world through play. Every week is a different theme to enjoy!

From £2 - £6

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Exhibitions

Vivian Maier: Anthology

11 June - 25 September 2022

Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has only recently been revealed as one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century. She was a professional nanny in New York and Chicago for over 40 years but took hundreds of thousands of photographs, which were found when her belongings went to auction in 2007.

Vivian Maier, Self-portrait, New York, 1953 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

From Free - £11.50

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Exhibitions

Who Makes Football?

1 - 31 July 2022

In July 2022, England is staging the UEFA Women’s EURO (WEURO). Milton Keynes is hosting four matches during the WEUROS including a semi-final.

In response to the tournament, artists Ciara Callaghan and Sarah Hunt led a series of socially inclusive workshops exploring the public’s relationship to football, women in sport and looking into the object of the football itself.

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Exhibitions

MK Young Photographer

2 - 31 July 2022

A celebration of photography by children and young people across Milton Keynes that have taken part in our Young Photographer project.

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Upcoming

Talks & Events

Teacher Night

8 July 2022

Join MK Gallery’s Exhibitions Coordinator Alice Riddy for a private tour of ‘Vivian Maier: Anthology’.

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Cinema

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

8 - 9 July 2022

Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex.

From £7 - £9

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Tea at Furlongs

Cinema

Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War

8 - 12 July 2022

Eric Ravilious is as compelling and enigmatic as his art.  Set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him, Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life this brilliant but still grossly undervalued British artist.

From £6.50 - £9

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Workshops

Creative Writing poetic Hotpot with Malika Booker

9 July 2022

Creative Poetic Hotpot promises to be an interactive creative cookbook – where Malika entices writers to try a variety of fun and exciting recipes in order to stimulate new poems. We will brainstorm, write, play, discuss, draw, and use drama games as stimulus. This workshop is suitable for beginning poets wanting to kickstart their writing through to intermediate poets hoping to find fresh approaches.

Free

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Family Fun

Errol’s Garden

10 July 2022

Filled with catchy songs, humour and imagination, Errol’s Garden is an interactive musical for anyone aged 3-11 and their grownups.

From £8.10 - £9

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Talks & Events

Conversational Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

12 July 2022

Join volunteer Deb Malton for an intimate group tour of Vivian Maier: Anthology. This tour provides the participants with an opportunity to discuss their own thoughts about the work and engage with the exhibition.

From Free - £11.50

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Workshops

Zine Making with Zoe Thompson, sweet-thang zine

16 July 2022

Want to learn how to create a zine? Come along to this zine-making workshop with Zoe Thompson, founder of sweet-thang zine. This session will be a chance to sit and play – experimenting with materials to create your own mini-zines/artworks that you can gift to others or use as the basis of your own independent publication!

Free

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Cinema

Lightyear

16 July 2022

The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he is marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew.

£5

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Cinema

Tigers

16 - 17 July 2022

Starring Erik Enge (The Disciple), Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder), Frida Gustavsson (Drom), Liv Mjones (Advokaten), ‘Tigers’ is a life and death rollercoaster ride through the modern-day football industry.

From £7 - £9

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Talks & Events

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing – Vivian Maier: Anthology

17 July 2022

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 Free - £11.50

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Cinema

Lightyear (Relaxed)

17 July 2022

The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after he is marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew.

£5

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Talks & Events

Conversational Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

19 July 2022

Join volunteer Deb Malton for an intimate group tour of Vivian Maier: Anthology. This tour provides the participants with an opportunity to discuss their own thoughts about the work and engage with the exhibition.

From Free - £11.50

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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club (July)

19 July 2022

A new monthly club held on one of the middle Tuesdays each month, where we’ll invite participants to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman. There are afternoon (3-5pm) and evening (7-9pm) sessions available.

 

£15

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Cinema

NT Live: Prima Facie

21 - 23 July 2022

Jodie Comer, the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star of TV’s Killing Eve as well as Free Guy and The Last Duel, makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, Prima Facie which takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo actor tour de force at the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season.

From £12 - £18.50

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Family Fun

Toddle Exhibition Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

23 July 2022

Experience our galleries in a completely fun and child-friendly way! Join Associate Artist Julia Collar in exploring the sensory qualities of Vivian Maier: Anthology. The exhibition will be brought to life for your little ones with music, story-telling, object handling, dress up and play!

£5

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Family Fun

School’s Out! Family Fun Day

23 July 2022

Celebrate the end of term in true rebel style with an afternoon full of live music. There will also be plenty to join in for all the family with zine-making, badge-making, and skateboarding tricks.

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Cinema

Finding Vivian Maier

23 July 2022

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Lightyear

23 - 29 July 2022

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.

£5

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Family Fun

Child Exhibition Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

23 July 2022

A unique sensory exploration of Vivian Maier’s photographs, designed specifically for children with additional needs, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), and their families.

£5

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Workshops

Street Arts

25 July - 1 September 2022

Every Street Arts session contains a 2 hour arts workshop with an MK Gallery Associate Artist and a 2 hour parkour workshop with Ruel DaCosta from Paramount Parkour. Participants can take part in both workshops or just one.

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Talks & Events

Conversational Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

26 July 2022

Join volunteer Deb Malton for an intimate group tour of Vivian Maier: Anthology. This tour provides the participants with an opportunity to discuss their own thoughts about the work and engage with the exhibition.

From Free - £11.50

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Cinema

Elvis

29 - 31 July 2022

The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks).

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Minions: The Rise Of Gru

30 July 2022

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions.

£5

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Workshops

Self-Portrait with Anthony Luvera

30 July 2022

Explore self-portraiture inspired by Vivian Maier’s self-portraits.  This full day workshop with artist Anthony Luvera, will guide you through various techniques, composition and practices inspired by looking at our current exhibition.

£60

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Talks & Events

BSL Exhibition Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

30 July 2022

Join Associate Artist Chisato Minamimura, in exploring the diverse photographs of Vivian Maier. This event will be delivered in BSL and is suitable for anyone who uses or is learning BSL.

From Free - £11.50

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Cinema

Minions: The Rise of Gru (Relaxed)

31 July 2022

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions.

£5

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Cinema

Elvis

2 August 2022

The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks).

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Minions: The Rise of Gru

2 - 4 August 2022

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions.

£5

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Workshops

Film for Foodies

2 - 23 August 2022

In these workshops, young people will be given a safe space to network and make friends. Working with MK Gallery Learning Scouts and staff from Milton Keynes Council Youth Services, they will explore world food and nutrition through fun games and activities. They will then have lunch and watch a film in MK Gallery’s Sky Room Cinema, supervised by the Youth Services team.

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Workshops

The Health Zone

4 - 25 August 2022

Training in both Mental Health First Aid Awareness and Emergency First Aid for young people to better equip themselves for day to day life and to support those around them.

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Exhibitions

Yoga Life

5 - 14 August 2022

Experimental film and soundscape exploring how yoga is used to express aspects of Hindu identity including rejuvenation and community. The work was developed by artist Shefali Wardell in partnership with the MK Hindu Association and Arts and Heritage Alliance MK.

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Cinema

Finding Vivian Maier

6 August 2022

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Kan Ya MaKan

19 - 28 August 2022

Artist Leen Kay has worked with the Middle Eastern Cultural Group to create an installation Kan Ya MaKan (which translates from the Arabic to ‘once upon a place’) that weaves personal anecdotes, memories and impressions with traditional elements from Middle Eastern interiors and design.

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Talks & Events

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing – Vivian Maier: Anthology

21 August 2022

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 Free - £11.50

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Cinema

Finding Vivian Maier

23 August 2022

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

From £6.50 - £7.50

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Family Fun

Child Exhibition Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

27 August 2022

A unique sensory exploration of Vivian Maier’s photographs, designed specifically for children with additional needs, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), and their families.

£5

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Family Fun

Toddle Exhibition Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

27 August 2022

Experience our galleries in a completely fun and child-friendly way! Join Associate Artist Julia Collar in exploring the sensory qualities of Vivian Maier: Anthology. The exhibition will be brought to life for your little ones with music, story-telling, object handling, dress up and play!

£5

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It Never Rains It Pours

Family Fun

It Never Rains But Pours

28 August 2022

This live outdoor performance by Inverted Theatre is an amusing and beautiful duet inspired by climate and weather.

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Exhibitions

Platform Graduate Award Exhibition 2022

2 September - 2 October 2022

Showcasing work from three recent graduates from local universities, the Platform Graduate Award exhibition is presented as part of a wider scheme led by CVAN South East that supports emerging artists to develop their practise following graduation.

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Workshops

Documentary Photography and the Art of Seeing with Muna Ally

3 September 2022

Join photographer Muna Ally in a workshop exploring the art of seeing inspired by our Vivian Maier exhibition.

Muna Ally is an artist and founder of The Kanga Project; a charity initiative celebrating women with gifts of Kanga in Zanzibar. Using her unique perspective as a Muslim female photographer, Ally focuses on amplifying the voices of communities through visual media. Through her documentary works, Ally has successfully brought together a multitude of people worldwide for various charitable causes; with the aim to inspire to utilise creativity for social change.

£75

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Cinema

Finding Vivian Maier

3 September 2022

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

From £7 - £9

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Talks & Events

Audio Described Exhibition Tour – Vivian Maier: Anthology

3 September 2022

Delve into the life and works of Vivian Maier through in-depth visual descriptions of key portraits. This event is artist led and is suitable for those who are blind or partially sighted.

From Free - £11.50

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Family Fun

Art Club (Key Stage 1)

6 September - 18 October 2022

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.

£5

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Family Fun

Art Club (Key Stage 2)

6 September - 18 October 2022

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.

£5

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Cinema

NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing

8 September 2022

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

From £12 - £18.50

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Cinema

Willen Hospice: Caring for MK since 1981

13 September 2022

Commissioned on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Willen Hospice and funded by a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, this short documentary film looks back over the past 40 years from when the Hospice first opened its doors in the early 80s.

Free

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Talks & Events

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing – Vivian Maier: Anthology

18 September 2022

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 Free - £11.50

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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club (September)

20 September 2022

A new monthly club held on one of the middle Tuesdays each month, where we’ll invite participants to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman. There are afternoon (3-5pm) and evening (7-9pm) sessions available.

£15

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Talks & Events

All Flows

23 - 24 September 2022

All Flows is a new two-day, creative industries and digital technology conference presented by Pooleyville and MK Geek Night.

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Cinema

Finding Vivian Maier

24 September 2022

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

From £7 - £9

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Family Fun

Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley

25 September 2022

Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious pop up book set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences aged 4 to 7 years and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory story-telling experience. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.

From £8.10 - £9

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Cinema

ROH Live: Madama Butterfly

27 September 2022

Set in 19th-century Japan, Puccini’s heart-rending opera tells the tale of Cio-Cio-San, a young geisha who falls in love with an American soldier – and pays the ultimate price.

From £12 - £18.50

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Exhibitions

Educating Zerena

8 - 30 October 2022

This archival exhibition tells the extraordinary story of the ‘alien’ Zerena who crash landed into the playground of Newlyn Pace First School in Fishermead 34 years ago, revealing the story of how she was adopted, taught and kept safe by the pupils and community of Fishermead.

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Cinema

NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

8 October 2022

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

From £12 - £18.50

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Cinema

ROH Live: Mayerling

9 October 2022

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues – a true story told through ballet.

From £12 - £18.50

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Exhibitions

Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

15 October 2022 - 29 January 2023

British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong works in film, sculpture, installation, sound, collage, music and performance. His work draws on popular culture and his communal and personal heritage.

From Free - £11.50

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Music

Galaxians + DJs

15 October 2022

Updating the sounds of the 80s dancefloor for the modern age the Galaxians bring their exuberant club energy and powerhouse vocals to the Sky Room. Supported by DJs throughout the night this promises to be an evening of celebratory disco.

£12

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Cinema

ROH Live: Aida

16 October 2022

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi’s political drama, starring Elena Stikhina and conducted by Antonio Pappano.

From £12 - £18.50

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Talks & Events

Teacher Night

21 October 2022

Join us for a private tour of ‘Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder’. Members of our team will also be on hand to answer questions about our schools offer around this exhibition.

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Talks & Events

Volunteer Recruitment Evening

25 October 2022

MK Gallery is hosting a volunteer open evening on Tuesday 25 October for those who are curious to find out more about volunteering.

Potential newcomers will have an after hours, volunteer-led tour of the Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder exhibition while learning about the role of a gallery assistant.

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Cinema

ROH Live: A Diamond Celebration

20 November 2022

A dazzling showcase marking 60 years of the Friends of the Royal Opera House.

From £12 - £18.50

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Cinema

ROH Live: The Nutcracker

11 December 2022

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.

From £12 - £18.50

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Cinema

ROH Live: Like Water for Chocolate

22 January 2023

Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

From £12 - £18.50

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Cinema

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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Cinema

ROH Live: Turnadot

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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Cinema

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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Cinema

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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Cinema

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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Cinema

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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