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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.

£6

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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.

£6

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Cinema

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy

1 - 29 October 2022

Tadeo embarks on an adventure, which will take him from Mexico to Chicago and from Paris to Egypt, to find a way to end the curse of the Mummy.

£5

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Cinema

Ticket To Paradise

7 - 11 October 2022

Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.

From £7 - £9

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Upcoming

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Ticket To Paradise

7 - 11 October 2022

Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. Ticket to Paradise is a romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.

From £7 - £9

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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

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy (Relaxed)

9 October 2022

Tadeo would love to be accepted by his archaeologist colleagues, but he always ends up messing it up: he smashes an Olmec pyramid and unleashes a spell that endangers the lives of his friends Mummy, Jeff and Belzoni.

£5

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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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NT Live: Prima Facie

13 October 2022

Last chance to see Jodie Comer, the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star of TV’s Killing Eve makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Prima Facie 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.

From £12 - £18.50

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Cinema

Don’t Worry Darling

14 - 18 October 2022

A 1950s housewife (Pugh) living with her husband (Styles) in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.

From £5.50 - £7.50

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Exhibitions

Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

15 October 2022 - 15 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 + High Resolution & Listen Here 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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Workshops

Supported Studio

15 October 2022

Our brand new Supported Studio programme is for young people aged 14 – 25yrs with neurodiversity and/or additional support needs.

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Exhibitions

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing — Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

16 October 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

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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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club (October)

18 October 2022

These monthly drawing clubs led by artist Paul Berryman, encourage you to practice and learn new skills and techniques, working with a live model in a relaxed and social environment.

£15

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Talks & Events

Creativity and the Curriculum

19 October 2022

Join Michael Rosen for a special event inviting teachers, from across Milton Keynes’ primary and secondary schools, academics, informal educators, and artists as he reflects on the documentary film Educating Zerena: An Alien Encounter, schools and creativity.

£10

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Cinema

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

21 - 30 October 2022

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action / CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.

£5

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

21 - 25 October 2022

‘Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris’ tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Hopper

23 October 2022

Hopper’s work is the most recognisable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art – but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work?

From £7 - £9

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Relaxed)

23 October 2022

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, this live-action, CGI musical comedy brings this beloved character to the big screen.

£5

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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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Family Fun

Art Together, SEND Family Workshop

27 October 2022

Come and join our new half term family workshops!

This October we will be taking inspiration from the Larry Achiampong exhibition, exploring, investigating, creating and playing with lots of exciting materials. Families and artists will work together to create large scale collaborative installations that will transform the Event Space!

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Cinema

The Lost King

28 October - 1 November 2022

The life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.

From £7 - £9

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Educating Zerena: An Alien Encounter

29 October 2022

New documentary film, directed by Roger Kitchen and produced by Living Archive, tells the incredible story of the alien Zerena who emerged from a spacecraft that landed in the grounds of Newlyn Place School in 1988.

£5

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Family Fun

Child Exhibition Tour (SEND) — Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

29 October 2022

A unique sensory exploration of Larry Achiampong’s work, 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 — Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

29 October 2022

Experience our galleries in a completely fun and child-friendly way! Join Associate Artist Julia Collar in exploring the sensory qualities of Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder. 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

Intergalactic Family Fun Day

29 October 2022

Head into space this October half term. Put on your space suit and moon boots to help us discover hidden life on the planets in a family friendly afternoon for all ages.

From Free - £5

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Cinema

Alien

29 October 2022

What begins as a routine search mission quickly escalates into a nightmare of unimaginable terror when the crew discovers and brings aboard an extraterrestrial life form.

From £7 - £9

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Music

Pit Perfect Recital

2 November 2022

Ahead of the Glyndebourne Tour production of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini at Milton Keynes Theatre later that evening, players from the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra’s Pit Perfect talent development scheme bring an informal programme of instrumental music to the Sky Room at MK Gallery.

Free

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Talks & Events

MK Gallery Late

4 November 2022

Join us for an exclusive out of hours opportunity to view Larry Achiampong: WayfinderFeeling creative? Drink and draw, play retro video games, make your own badge and enjoy live DJ sets in the Café.

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Cinema

NT Live: The Seagull

4 November 2022

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.

From £12 - £18.50

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Music

Glass Human

5 November 2022

Three isolated voices find their way towards each other, charting a journey from emotional and social fragmentation to connection and meaning. Rooted in three contemporary experiences of loneliness – a young woman finding her identity, a refugee searching for stability and an older man living with grief and cognitive decline – the work explores the forces that separate us from each other and the threads we follow to join back together again.

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Exhibitions

BSL Exhibition Tour — Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

12 November 2022

Join Associate Artist Chisato Minamimura, in exploring Larry Achiampong’s exhibition Wayfinder. 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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Music

Brushstrokes: A Soundscape of Colour for Flute Ensemble

13 November 2022

World premiere of award-winning composer Edgar Divver’s Brushstrokes which takes inspiration from names and colours in the Farrow & Ball paint chart. Composed in collaboration with the Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy Flute Ensemble as part of Making Music’s Adopt a Music Creator.

£5

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Talks & Events

Nice Modern: A Different View of the Twentieth Century

16 November 2022

In his first lecture on the topic, Alan Powers, a historian of twentieth century architecture, art and design, will flip the usual picture about what matters in the period to propose an alternative historiography that speaks more directly to much that architects are trying to achieve in the early twenty-first century.

From £8 - £10

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Music

The Cock & Bull Band Ceilidh

19 November 2022

The Cock & Bull Band return to the Sky Room with their unique arrangements that delight the ear, whilst igniting the inner dancing spirit!

£10

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Workshops

Supported Studio

19 November 2022

Our brand new Supported Studio programme is for young people aged 14 – 25yrs with neurodiversity and/or additional support needs.

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Exhibitions

Relaxed Exhibition Viewing — Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

20 November 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

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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Workshops

Flag Making with Ciara Callaghan

26 November 2022

Join artist Ciara Callaghan in this day long workshop to design and make a flag unique to you, inspired by our Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder exhibition.

£80

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Cinema

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story

27 November 2022

Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula, Doctor Who) stars as Jacob Marley in his own ‘Irresistibly theatrical’ (★★★★★ The Telegraph) retelling of Dickens’ classic winter ghost story, A Christmas Carol, alongside Nicholas Farrell (Chariots of Fire, The Crown, The Iron Lady) as Scrooge.

From £12 - £18.50

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Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne Portraits of a Life

29 November 2022

Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to be bringing back one of its most successful ever films, dedicated to the life and work of Paul Cézanne.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

We are all artists

2 December 2022 - 1 January 2023

A showcase of the diverse range of work created by our staff and volunteer team here at MK Gallery.

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Exhibitions

Audio Described Exhibition Tour — Larry Achiampong: Wayfinder

3 December 2022

Delve into Larry Achiampong’s exhibition Wayfinder through in-depth visual descriptions of key aspects. This event is artist led and is suitable for those who are blind or partially sighted.

From Free - £11.50

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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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Workshops

Drawing from Life Club (December)

13 December 2022

These monthly drawing clubs led by artist Paul Berryman, encourage you to practice and learn new skills and techniques, working with a live model in a relaxed and social environment. Basic materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. No oil paints permitted.

£15

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Workshops

Supported Studio

17 December 2022

Our brand new Supported Studio programme is for young people aged 14 – 25yrs with neurodiversity and/or additional support needs.

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Exhibitions

Press Start

7 - 29 January 2023

A selection of art, games, and interactive experiences from the students at the University of Northampton. See a snapshot into the artistry of games creation with: 3D characters and environments; playable games; and experimental interactive pieces from Game Artists, Developers and Designers.

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Talks & Events

Press Start: Gaming Session

13 January 2023

Compete against your friends and family at our after-hours gaming event. Hosted by the University of Northampton Game Design Students.

Free

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Performance

Me Marley & I

15 January 2023

Based on Asiyama’s teenage years during the 1970’s revolution in Ghana this bitter-sweet portrait of survival brings to life a different time in a different culture. Gloriously funny and warm, this is a story of brutal survival, true love and friendship. Told with the backdrop of Bob Marley’s reggae music performed live.

From £10 - £12

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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

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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Exhibitions

Meditative Space

3 - 26 February 2023

Creating a space to feel safe and calm, this collaboration between MK Gallery and Arts for Health MK explores how the arts can have a beneficial effect on our mental health.

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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 Free - £11.50

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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 from cardboard? Join us for this fun family afternoon with plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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