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Workshops

Art Club (Key Stage 1)

16 November-14 December

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media.

£5

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Workshops

Art Club (Key Stage 2)

16 November-14 December

Creative weekly after school workshops with MK Gallery’s Associate Artists exploring different art forms and media.

£5

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Exhibitions

Laura Knight: A Panoramic View

16 November-20 February

This major exhibition celebrates one of the most popular English artists of the twentieth century, a pioneering painter of performers, war and marginalised communities with a long and successful career that saw her break conventions and achieve many first for female artists.

From Free - £9.50

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Family Events

Fun Dance with Celestina

19 November-17 December

Enjoy beautiful music, expressive movement and singing with Celestina. A welcoming creative space for little ones and their parents to move to the beat of their heart.

From £2 - £6

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Exhibitions

Laura Knight: A Panoramic View – Relaxed Viewing

21 November-13 February

This major exhibition celebrates one of the most popular English artists of the twentieth century, a pioneering painter of performers, war and marginalised communities with a long and successful career that saw her break conventions and achieve many first for female artists.

From Free - £9.50

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Upcoming

Olivia Coleman sat in a bedroom

Film

Mothering Sunday (15)

3 December-7 December

On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day.

From £5.50 - £9

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THE POWER OF THE DOG: BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as PHIL BURBANK in THE POWER OF THE DOG. Cr. KIRSTY

Film

The Power of The Dog (12A)

3 December-7 December

The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Laura Knight: A Panoramic View – Audio Described Exhibition Tour

4 December 2021

These events are suitable for anyone, especially those who are blind or partially sighted, and are lead by a trained Associate Artist.

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Project Space Events

Sanctuary: The Unlikely Home of British Rave

4 December 2021 - 23 January 2022

How did an unsuspecting Milton Keynes warehouse become one of the UK’s largest and most beloved rave venues? This exhibition curated by journalist, writer and former Dazed editor Emma Hope Allwood tells the story of the infamous all-night club that operated in the city from 1991-2004.

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Film

CBeebies: The Night Before Christmas

4 December-5 December

Inspired by the classic poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas’, audiences will follow the adventures of Holly and her brother Jack on Christmas Eve as they send their wishes to Father Christmas.

£5

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(L to R) Actor Alicia Vikander, actor Sydney Kowalske and actor/writer/director Justin Chon on the set of BLUE BAYOU,

Film

Blue Bayou (15)

11 December-14 December

From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future.

From £7 - £9

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Elf in a shop with lots of lights in the background. He is wearing green elf outfit

Film

Elf (PG)

11 December-12 December

Will Ferrell stars as the ultimate fish out of water, Buddy, who as a baby crawls into Santa’s toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf.

£3.50

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Family in black and white all hugging.

Film

It’s a Wonderful Life (U)

11 December-14 December

George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. George considers suicide – but Clarence, his guardian angel, intervenes and shows George what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him.

From £3.50 - £7.50

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A scene from The Nutcracker by The Royal Ballet

Film

ROH Live: The Nutcracker

Sun 12 December 2021 14:00

The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet.

From £12 - £18.50

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(L to R) LEONARDO DICAPRIO as DR. RANDALL MINDY, JENNIFER LAWRENCE as KATE DIBIASKY

Film

Don’t Look Up (TBC)

17 December-22 December

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem – it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care.

From £5.50 - £9

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Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) in the Ecto-1 jumpseat

Film

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (12A)

17 December-21 December

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, when a single mum and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

£5

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Lady Gaga (Patrizia Reggiana) and Adam Driver (Maurizio Gucci)

Film

House Of Gucci (15)

17 December-30 December

House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

From £5.50 - £9

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Young boy holding a snow globe

Film

A Boy Called Christmas (PG)

17 December-23 December

The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live action ‘A Boy Called Christmas’. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm.

£5

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Young boy holding a snow globe

Film

A Boy Called Christmas (PG) – Relaxed Screening

Sun 19 December 2021 11:00

The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan’s live action ‘A Boy Called Christmas’. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm

£5

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Film

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Sun 19 December 2021 14:00

On Christmas eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday. She receives a magical gift from her godfather Drosselmeyer and soon enough this Christmas eve will take an unexpected turn for her.

From £12 - £18.50

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Darby Camp stars in CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG from Paramount Pictures.

Film

Clifford The Big Red Dog (PG)

28 December-4 January

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mum (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple

£5

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Darby Camp stars in CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG from Paramount Pictures.

Film

Clifford The Big Red Dog (PG) – Relaxed Screening

Sun 2 January 2022 11:00

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mum (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple.

£5

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A man and a young boy in black and white with three different photographs next to each other. In the first one they are sitting down, the second one the ytouing boy is jumping in the air and the third one is from the stomach up with the young boy leaning over his shoulder

Film

C’mon, C’mon (15)

2 January-4 January

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.

From £6.75 - £9

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Family Events

Start the Art

11 January-15 February

Informal creative play for pre-school children and their parents or carers.

From £2 - £6

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Workshops

Life Drawing inspired by Laura Knight

Fri 14 January 2022 18:00

An exclusive spotlight tour of our Laura Knight: A Panoramic View exhibition focusing on Laura Knight’s nudes. Participants will then set up inside the galleries, and be guided through a number of techniques led by artist Sara Myers, to create their own observational drawings of a female life model.

£45

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Exhibitions

Laura Knight: A Panoramic View – Artist-Led BSL Exhibition Tour

15 January 2022

Join artist and tour guide Chisato Minamimura for a British Sign Language tour of our Laura Knight: A Panoramic View exhibition. Gain insight into Laura Knight’s life and explore the diverse themes captured within the work of this major retrospective.

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Crowd scene on stage

Film

ROH Live: Tosca

Wed 19 January 2022 19:00

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results.

From £12 - £18.50

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Exhibitions

Social Change As Seen Through Fashion

21 January 2022

A glamorous and informative fashion show through the Galleries featuring original items from an independent vintage collection.

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Film

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Sun 23 January 2022 15:00

Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers.

From £12 - £18.50

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Oil on canvas, Photo courtesy

Conference

The Show is On: Laura Knight’s Career & Contexts (Online)

Fri 28 January 2022 11:00

On the occasion of the exhibition Laura Knight: A Panoramic View – the largest display of the artist’s works for over fifty years – this conference will present new research on Knight’s career and its contexts, both within the British art world and internationally. This event seeks to reposition Knight’s practice, and to recover those radical contributions to the histories of modern art which have often been overlooked in the effort to define her as an “academic” artist who sat comfortably within the art world establishment.

From £10 - £20

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Oil on canvas, Photo courtesy

Conference

The Show is On: Laura Knight’s Career & Contexts

Fri 28 January 2022 11:30

On the occasion of the exhibition Laura Knight: A Panoramic View at MK Gallery (9 October 2021–20 February 2022) – the largest display of the artist’s works for over fifty years – this conference will present new research on Knight’s career and its contexts, both within the British art world and internationally. This event seeks to reposition Knight’s practice, and to recover those radical contributions to the histories of modern art which have often been overlooked in the effort to define her as an “academic” artist who sat comfortably within the art world establishment.

From £25 - £35

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Little boy holding up some wool inbetween his fingers

Film

NT Live: Leopoldstadt

Sat 29 January 2022 19:00

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

From £12 - £18.50

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Exhibitions

Laura Knight: A Panoramic View – Audio Described Exhibition Tour

5 February 2022

These events are suitable for anyone, especially those who are blind or partially sighted, and are lead by a trained Associate Artist.

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Man sat on a chair against a yellow wall

Music

MKFF Presents: Bamidele, Selva & Paige

Sat 5 February 2022 19:00

Presented by MK Festival Fringe and curated by Musician and Writer The Isle of CC, this gig presents some of the most exciting artists emerging out of the fertile Neo-Soul scene in the UK.

£8

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Workshops

Portrait Drawing inspired by Laura Knight

Sat 12 February 2022 10:00

Join us in exploring portrait drawing inspired by our current exhibition Laura Knight: A Panoramic View in this engaging and intimate drawing class led by artist Paul Berryman.

£45

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Boat on water

Film

NT Live: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage

Thu 17 February 2022 19:00

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

From £12 - £18.50

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Music

Listen Here: The Space Between

Sat 19 February 2022 18:00

An audio-visual experience exploring moments between light and dark, inhale and exhale of breath, the moment before the release of tension.

£16.50

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Film

ROH Live: Romeo & Juliet

Sun 20 February 2022 14:00

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers experience passion and tragedy in this 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

From £12 - £18.50

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Film

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Sun 6 March 2022 14:00

Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her.

From £12 - £18.50

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Film

ROH Live: Rigoletto

Sun 13 March 2022 14:00

In a world of decadence and corruption, Verdi’s masterpiece pits power against innocence with devastating effects.

From £12 - £18.50

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NT Live Hex - lady in purple

Film

NT Live: HEX

Fri 18 March 2022 19:00

Filmed live in front of an audience, Hex is a vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty. A mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

From £12 - £18.50

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Film

ROH Live: La Traviata

Sun 17 April 2022 14:00

In a glamorous and superficial society, a courtesan sacrifices all for love.

From £12 - £18.50

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Film

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh’s Daughter

Sun 1 May 2022 16:00

While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, lies entombed.

From £12 - £18.50

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Film

ROH Live: Swan Lake

Sun 22 May 2022 14:00

Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her.

From £12 - £18.50

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