Made in MK and MK Calling present a sterling summer of events

MK Calling and Made in MK: Something for everyone...
MK Calling and Made in MK: Something for everyone...

You need never be stuck for something to do this summer, with tomorrow’s launch of Made in MK set to squash boredoms in favour of bustling events...and what a lot there are to be enjoyed!

Running all the way through to September 15, the arts and spectacular extravaganza will present open days, craft events and performances, and it is anything but elitist.

Made in MK will appeal to all ages, and plenty of the events are free.

GO! and the Citizen is backing the season, and we will be bringing you news of the events throughout the summer, starting this evening with MK Gallery’s Summer Party and MK Calling exhibition preview.

Tonight’s preview will include a free hog roast (but I’ve checked - and there will be a veggie alternative), and live jazz music.

Gallery director Anthony Spira, who recently unveiled the fantastic expansion proposals for the venue, will be among those giving speeches.

As for MK Calling itself, an open call for submissions earlier this year resulted in 300 proposals coming from artists and creatives with a connection to the city.

They were whittled down to 100, and over the summer the gallery will open its doors to painting, drawing and sculpture, video, dance, spoken word, and so much more - from a 26 piece guitar orchestra to an in-house tattoo evening, which may give some people the needle, but is guaranteed to leave its mark on those who attend...

Admission this evening is free, from 6pm.

Also falling under the Made in MK banner this week...

> It’s Blacksmithing Week right now, and Artworks MK invites you to pop along and try your hand at the Forge.

Two free workshops will be hosted at the Great Linford base daily, between 10am and 1pm and again between 2 and 5pm, and booking is essential. Get on the blower right now. Call MK 608108.

>MK Gallery’s regular Friday night film session present the documentary screening, ‘Neil Young: Journey’ this Friday evening.

Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall, where he played the last two nights of his solo world tour.

It’ll be a Neil Young feast...

GO! made our own journey to see him live in Birmingham a couple of weeks back, which was a bit special.

This show promises to be the same.

Independent Cinema MK present the screening, at 7pm.Admission is £5 and £3.

To watch a video of MK Gallery director Anthony Spira discussing MK Calling, visit www.miltonkeynes.co.uk and make your way to the lifestyle section.