MK Calling launch attracts crowds

MK Calling launch
MK Calling launch
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Over 600 people came together at MK Gallery for the launch of a dynamic season celebrating arts in the new city last week.

Mayor of Milton Keynes, Brian White, and MK Council Cabinet Member for the Arts, Councillor Pete Geary, were among the visitors who spoke at the packed launch of MK Calling, along with MK Gallery’s director Anthony Spira.

The special summer programme will showcase the finest emerging and established artistic talent MK has to offer.

Until September 8, 100 artists, musicians and performers from Milton Keynes will showcase their creativity in painting, video, dance, music, poetry and much, much more.

An open call for submissions earlier this year resulted in 300 proposals being received from artists and creatives connected to the area.

The range and quality of the proposals made the selection process extremely difficult and means the chosen artists and performers are well placed to entertain, challenge and inspire everyone with their work.

Gallery Director Anthony Spira said: “We were thrilled by the response to the call out and delighted by the diversity of proposed work and events.”

Highlights of MK Calling include an evening of body art and tattooing, a UK music première featuring a 26-piece electric guitar orchestra and a cycling exhibition tour linking MK Gallery and Artworks MK.

Visit www.mkgallery.org for details of all upcoming MK Calling events.