Park life for all

Pop along to the fifth annual Art in the Park
Pop along to the fifth annual Art in the Park

It might have a new name, but the Arts and Culture Festival is still the same great event.

Now known as Art in the Park, the family-friendly bash returns this weekend for two days of live music ‘showcasing distinctive world cultures.’

Carnival group Kinetika Bloco will bring the feel-good factor and Saturday headliners Rhythmnreel – one of Scotland’s leading party rock bands – will push Celtic rock with a contemporary twist.

Abdelkader Saadoun will entertain on Saturday and Sunday with a fusion of traditional Algerian music – which makes use of pop, jazz, funk, rock, reggae and blues.

On Sunday, the beats will be complete with London-based drummers Bhangra Dloh, before the Bollywood Brass Band take over.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming such diverse and acclaimed music acts to our event,” said Anouar Kassim, director of the MKIAC, “Everybody in Milton Keynes is invited to be part of this extraordinary and creative journey,” he added.

Music aside, and Art in the Park also includes a digital art wall, where visitors will be allowed to ‘meet’ artists from around the globe.

Chef Cyrus Todiwala will swing by on the Saturday to show how to prepare scrummy - and healthy - Indian food.

Elsewhere, exhibitions, art workshops, more fabulous food stalls, a carnival and funfair will supplement the happenings.

Pop along to the fifth annual event on Saturday (1-7pm) and Sunday (1-6pm.

Entry is free.