Category Archives: Art

Street Scapes photography exhibition launches this week.

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Creed St (formally Madcap) presents a month long exhibition of awesome photographic works produced by Milton Keynes based artist, Neil Beardmore. The showcase includes challenging and thoughtful imagery of Britain’s society in the 80s The exhibition runs throughout the month of May, but boasts a special launch event Wednesday 1st May, kicking off at 7:30pm The launch is Free Entry, the bar will be open, giving you an opportunity to preview the works, have a drink and even meet the artist himself. You can find out more about this event…

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Concrete Cows get a makeover.

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The concrete cows, our city’s most loved works of art got a Halloween update by some so called “Vandals” recently. We quite like the new look, what do you think? Image taken from Mk Citizen fan page on Facebook, you can find out more by clicking  here:

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MK heats up for nine days of International festivities

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For the next nine days, Milton Keynes will be transformed in to a sprawling urban arts festival, bringing colour, sounds and performance to the streets and venues of our concrete City. Listed in the top 100 festivals by The Sunday Times, The International Festival offers to bring some of the globe’s finest performers and artists to Milton Keynes, firmly putting MK on the cultural map, rather than the cultural toilet seat. Sound a bit artsy fartsy for you? Then you must think that turning the whole of Campbell park into…

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Scratch Nights: alternative gallery action

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Finding experimental music, film, or performance in Milton Keynes is hard at the best of times. But now they’re all available together— in an unlikely venue. Scratch Nights have been taking place in MK Gallery since January 2010, giving the concrete city an eclectic mix of alternative entertainment every Thursday night. Pretty much anything goes at these late night art events. To give you an idea, acts in recent months have included stripped back folk music from Powerdove, experimental sounds from London based record label Entr’acte, and Draw or Die,…

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Gigs not art will give us our Satisfaction, Ronnie

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Ronnie Wood has not only survived more than 30 hardcore years of being one part of the Rolling Stones, he’s also held it together enough to be able to create a collection of artworks, and even put it on show in Milton Keynes. Here is just one sample of what you might expect if you take a trip down to the Castle Galleries in thecentre:mk from tomorrow, with Wood’s small collection of acrylics and oils giving an artistic flavour of the Stones’ epic stage shows. While we appreciate that Ronnie…

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Pint down the Shed anyone?

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There is a new venue in town, and it smells nice and sounds even better….. this little place has picked up quite the cult following almost exclusively by word of mouth. The watershed, it says above the door ”A dirty little arthole” and it’s self-described by “The shedheads” as a “tiny artistic commune with a massive heart. “ But we think it’s something more than that, it’s something Milton Keynes is in desperate need of. A place for people to hang in the day and drink herbal tea and talk…

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Sick ink in the concrete city

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Here’s a glimpse of some of the sick ink that’s set to bring a bit of colour to our residents’ skin at the city’s first tattoo convention: [slideshow] The people putting on the first MK Tattoo convention have gone balls out with the attractions. Not only have we been promised some of the best tattoo artists from around the world including those featured in this gallery, there will also be three floors of art galleries, extreme sports, custom-made bikes, graffiti artists, break dancers and live bands. There will also be…

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And now a word from our head poet

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You may not know it, but last week  Milton Keynes got its very own Poet Laureate. in the form of Mark Niel. We guess this makes him the new leader of all things poetic in the concrete city – but we couldn’t  just take his word for it that he was ready for this important role in our lives so we asked  create some words about alternative life in Milton Keynes for Beatcheck. And you know what? He did. He may be a middle aged man from Pennyland who doesn’t…

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