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Beatcheck bring Howard Marks to Milton Keynes.

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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1st December 2013
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Chemical Brothers cinematic event starts with a setting sun in MK.

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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12th June 2013
Activities

Three days of fun with our May bank holiday guide to what’s on in MK

May is always a great month, the sun comes out, we kick off with a bank holiday and we end with another bank holiday. That's a lot of extra party time for the good people of Milton Keynes. This is The MK Guide's top tips to this bank holiday weekend, helping you make the most of the extra fun times. Friday 3rd May: Loft party, Xscape, Tucked away in a loft in the Xscape, this is the party not to miss. The night features residents: Jamie Trench, Damian Gee, Daniel Dalton and a special…
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2nd May 2013
Art

Street Scapes photography exhibition launches this week.

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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29th April 2013
Activities

Fosters funny man David Trent returns to Milton Keynes.

This Sunday, the Fosters award nominated David Trent returns to Newport Pagnell based comedy night, That time of the month. David uses a unique mix of music, video, animation & comedy. For this, he gets a big Beatcheck THUMBS UP. His unique show defies categorisation – it simply demands that you see it to understand what everyone else is raving about. You can catch David this sunday in Newport Pagnell, full show details and tickets can be found on The MK Guide event page.   The MK Guide, what's on…
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24th April 2013
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DJ Scissors talks about Bar Central, fashion and the Revolver revival.

When Bar central opened its doors in the late 90s, it changed the MK indie scene and gained its place in the history books of our concrete city. It’s sad closure many years ago, has left a musical hole in Milton Keynes that only The Craufurd Arms and The Watershed have come close to filling. Empty and decaying in CMK’s food hall, the Madchester fuelled grubby little indie bar was probably the last independent club to beat in the heart of CMK. An independent bar with an independent spirit that…
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10th April 2013
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The Beatcheck what’s on guide for the Easter weekend

Easter weekend, for some its a religious time, for some its a time for rabbits, chickens and egg hunts. For many of the party people of MK, it's four days off work, charged on chocolate and ready for anything. Here are the Beatcheck Monkey's top tips for this coming Easter weekend, provided by your What's on guide for Milton Keynes, The MK Guide. Thursday: Atomic Meltdown & Loving Life with Seb Fontaine at Revolution Bar, 10pm. Pulling out all the stops, we're not sure we need to write much here,…
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27th March 2013
Interview

We chat beats, bass, bodies and blood with MK band, Hacktivist.

Created in the underground of our concrete city...... Homegrown band, Hacktivist define a new sound and are about to experience the busiest and by far the craziest year of their musical careers... So far that is. Between now and July, Hacktivist have over 30 gigs in six countries, including at least three festivals (including Download) and they embark on tour with Enter Shikari. We catch up with the band before their very special hometown show this Easter weekend. Who are you and what is your part in the band? Ben …
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24th March 2013
Interview

We talk Bombs, Hair and Hendrix with electro rockers, Killaflaw.

Liam Howlett, mastermind of The Prodigy has said "I'm Totally feeling them" and we are pretty sure he’s not talking in a sexy way. This Saturday (16th), Liverpool based Killaflaw, will be shaking the very foundations of Newport's Watershed. So we thought what better chance to blag an interview with the band and find out what the buzz is about. Who are we speaking to and what do you do? Killaflaw are Andy Paton and Benn Helm. You're speaking to Andy, the keys and electronics man. How did the group…
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11th March 2013