Search site:


Download the FREE Amazing MK iPhone App now

Your mobile guide to Milton Keynes

Free Three-Day Arts Festival all about Milton Keynes

Date Posted:04/09/2018

Milton KeynesMilton Keynes Public Are Invited to Participate in a Free Three-Day Arts Festival About Milton Keynes.

Dates: Friday 14 September, Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September 2018

Location: Milton Keynes Arts Centre, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, Westbury Arts Centre, The Parks Trust, The Old Bus Station (Winter Night Shelter), Gulliver’s Land, The Fred Roche Foundation and MK College.

Transport: Bill’s Minibus and Coach Hire Ltd. Will be providing public transport around the festival on Saturday 15th September, 10am–1pm and 3pm–9pm and Sunday 16th September, 10am–5pm. Collection and drop off point, Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Parklands, Great Linford MK14 5DZ

Full programme of events and booking via

Free, everyone welcome

Groundwork Weekender is a three-day artist-led festival celebrating Milton Keynes’s heritage, landscape, architecture, people, places and sounds by presenting eleven unique artist projects across the city offering free public participation in performances, talks, walks, exhibitions and film screenings.

The Weekender is part of Groundwork, a performance and research project about Milton Keynes by artist collective Tracing the Pathway. Groundwork champions creative communities in the city by collaborating with artists to create new work and provide a platform for artists to make long-lasting connections to the city.

Milton Keynes Arts Centre is a key funder and host, offering artist residency and co-working space within its gallery and will be home to Groundwork Exhibition open to public from 10 September – 29 September 2018. Free Admission. Open Monday – Saturday 10am–4pm.

Friday 14 September:
The MK Myth: A Walking Book Launch Of
18:30pm – 20:00pm, Walk between MK Gallery and Gulliver’s Land, with tour of Gulliver’s Land

Saturday 15 September:
Festival of Curves, Detours and Slopes
A performative tour of the Redways with Hayley Newman
11am – 12:45pm, meeting at The Lakeside pub, Willen Lake

Sunday 16 September:
Sculpt and Run with artist and endurance runner Thomas Cuthbertson
Start: 1:30pm, Campbell Park. Finish: Fred Roche Gardens.

Groundwork Exhibition at Milton Keynes Arts Centre
10 September – 29 September 2018, Mondays to Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
Free, everyone welcome.

Groundwork Exhibition maps the history, relationships, artworks, interventions and collaborations that have emerged over the first four years of Groundwork, but in particular the past two months as artists Aaron James, Anna Berry, Beatrice Jarvis, Hayley Newman, Hunt and Darton, Katie Ellen Fields, Laura Cooper, Phil Smith, Priya Chohan-Padia, Sapphire Goss and Thomas Cuthbertson worked towards the completion of their projects in and around the Arts Centre’s gallery and green spaces.

Commissioned by Milton Keynes Arts Centre for Common Ground; Arts Council England supported 12month season of artist-led projects which sees artists work directly with communities to create new works and establish a connected programme of professional and artistic development workshops, hands on making and supper clubs targeting local communities, artists and practitioners based in and around Milton Keynes.

Groundwork is generously supported with public funding from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Pedalling Culture, Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Sharing Culture: MK

For more information visit our website ? #GroundworkMK #CommonGround
Instagram @miltonkeynesartscentre Twitter @MKArtsCentre for sneak peeks, news and updates.