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The fruits of a six month project between Living Archive and a talented group of young musicians and film makers is revealed this Friday evening.

The Great War Remembered is an evening of new compositions, music and film that has been inspired by WWI.

Steve McDaniel and Michele Welborn have been working with the youngsters during the creative process.

Singer-songwriter Manny is one of those creatives taking part.

“It has been a phenomenal experience, creating piece of music to remember such a vital event in history,” he told me.

“I have been inspired seeing the other musicians involved and learning how they unlock their creative process to tell the stories of many affected by the war.

“I can’t wait to perform our songs live, it has been an experience of a life time,” he added.

Pieces set to air tomorrow evening have been inspired by the diaries, letters and images of people living here during the troubled times.

The Great War remembered is being hosted at MK Gallery’s Event space, from 7pm.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

Click and book through www.mkgallery.org/events

MK Inter Faith has made a connection with MK Islamic Arts and Culture and the One World Club, and on Saturday evening, they will come together at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone.

One Voice will ‘cement cohesion and friendship between faiths in the wake of Paris and Copenhagan earlier this year.’

The Church’s Guild Hall will be the setting for the event, sharing music, stories and art from across four faiths – Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sai Baba.

MK Islamic Arts and Culture will host an art exhibition, and professional storyteller Shonaleigh is travelling to perform at the event.

Sai Baba children’s band Unity will entertain, and Crossroots will deliver a mix ofArabic and Jewish dance music.

South American poet Father Ernesto will step to the fore with Latin flavoured spice.

“The performances are cultural by nature with the different faiths represented rather than promoted,” organisers told GO!

“No one is there to convert anyone. It’s all about sharing and friendship. We’re making history right here in Milton Keynes. Come and be a part of history in the making.”

Doors open at 5.45pm ready for a 6pm start. Entry is free.