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Beatcheck bring Howard Marks to Milton Keynes.

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Beatcheck Presents: Howard Marks – Scholar, Smuggler, Prisoner, Scribe February 27th and 28th, The Craufurd Arms, Milton keynes. When Beatcheck started throwing parties in MK party scene was struggling, with only one or two really cool nights to hit. Today the concrete city has a fresh beat running through its heart, the scene is alive and kicking. So we thought we would try something new…… something or someone of a cult hero… join us for this very rare & intimate audience with Howard Marks. “The most sophisticated drugs baron of…

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Chemical Brothers cinematic event starts with a setting sun in MK.

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Independent Cinema MK & MK Gallery in association with Beatcheck proudly present: AN OPEN-AIR FILM SCREENING of Chemical Brothers film DON’T THINK, Introduced in person by director,  Adam Smith (Chemical Brothers, The Streets & Dr Who) Plus an official Beatcheck After Party with Electro Breaks, Finger Lickin’ rockers,  Slyde. Taking over the MK Gallery Square, outside the theatre on July 12th this is one rare beat loving event not to miss. Don’t Think features The Chemical Brothers, 50,000 ravers on the side of a Japanese mountain, an insane visual performance and…

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The MK Guide top tips for what’s on this weekend.

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The MK Guide, your easy to use what’s on guide to Milton keynes nightlife, clubbing, comedy and gigs. Friday 8th: Footwork , The Slug, Theatre District. Co founder of MK’s freshest house night has taken the Footwork name slightly to far and signed for the London Marathon. So all the money from this event goes to his chosen charity. Birmingham’s  Jonny Scratch makes his first appearance on the decks. The Renegade Radio resident is well known for live re edits, mix fx and some of finest Deep/Tech beats kickin about. Other…

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Primark army is drafted in, is this the end?

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Ok, so it may not be the end of the world as many 12/12/12 scare stories might lead you to believe, but today marked the opening of the first Primark clone factory in Milton Keynes. Over 300 shoppers braved the -5 weather conditions this morning, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to all dress in the same disposable clothes created in a sweatshop somewhere far away. Plans for a second Primark have been submitted, another three story building to the tune of a £40 million development project in the heart of CMK….

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Beatcheck launch a brand new what’s on guide for Milton Keynes

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Every week we sit down in ‘Check HQ, sifting through messages asking if there is anything decent going on in MK. The answer is always yes.  But it did make us think, why is this stuff so hard to find? Then an idea hit us….. The MK Guide is a events calendar to help you, the check heads of MK find the stuff that you think is cool, take it from us there is loads of it. We have tried to cover all the good stuff and left out the…

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Missing The Point? You could be soon.

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Milton Keynes doesn’t really have many Historic icons, but ever since its construction in the 80’s, The Point in central Milton Keynes has been one of them. With recent news it looks like The pointy red tip of MK could soon be no more.   Plans to knock down The Point are underway and owners of the landmark have been showing off ideas for the new development at a recent exhibition. Predictably replacing our Red pyramid with yet more mainstream dull shopping units. We say lets keep The Point, give…

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One man’s mission to clean up Milton Keynes

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A Milton Keynes beathead was so annoyed with the state of the concrete city’s street signs he went and cleaned them himself last week. After the Council told drum n bass DJ Warren Delicatebeats that their was no budget to clean city signs, he took to the streets armed with nothing more than a mop. a bucket, and a DIY mentality. [slideshow] “This is what I can pull off in thee hours. Imagine what a whole heap of us could do,” said Warren. The Council declined to comment. Possibly because it would…

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Oceana closes, leaving hole in Milton Keynes nightlife

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Milton Keynes’ biggest nightclub shut down this weekend, leaving a big cheese-shaped space in the concrete city’s late night scene. Staff and promoters at Oceana in the Xscape buildng were informed the club would no longer open and all future events have been removed from the venue’s website. There were fears for the 2,200 capacity club’s closure in October 2011 when its parent company Luminar Leisure went into administration.  It then appeared to have been saved, but this weekend’s developments have sealed the clubs’s fate. Oceana opened in 2002, and…

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