MK heats up for nine days of International festivities

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 a musical fire garden for two days is a bit lame and would much rather sit in doors and play Xbox & watch Babestation?

French fire alchemists La Compagnie Carabosse kick off the International festival tonight at 9pm (Friday 20th) and tomorrow to create: Fire Gardens

Using dramatic fire, flames, music and sound, the audience is invited to wander through avenues, explore labyrinths and experience specially created Fire Gardens. Carabosse have staged their striking installations across Europe, with dancing fire sculptures, moving gyroscope-like structures, flaming fire pots and cascades of candles. Their event in Milton Keynes will be one of their largest and most impressive yet.

Entry on the night is £3 and you’re advised not to wear a shell suit…. Unless you are the kind of person who owns a shell suit… then you might be doing us all a favour if you do.

(Dear Shell suit owners, Please do not take the above advice, shell suits and fire = melty face, Editor)


 

Find out more about the Fire Gardens by clicking here or see the whole 2012 festival programme by clicking here.


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