Much more to ‘new city’ than you think

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THE city’s best historical gems are currently featuring in a specially-commissioned film which will challenge the idea that Milton Keynes is only a ‘new city’.

Creators of ‘The Making of Milton Keynes’ – which premiered this month – hope it will inspire more people to visit.

It is also hoped that more people will want to get involved by showing them just how much Milton Keyes has to be proud of.

Available to view at www.mkcollection.co.uk, the film has been produced for The Milton Keynes Collection.

This is a new partnership bringing together Bletchley Park, City Discovery Centre, Cowper & Newton Museum, Living Archive and Milton Keynes Museum to share resources, raise the profile of heritage and get more businesses involved.

Iain Standen, chief executive of Bletchley Park, said: “We wanted to make a film to show why we believe heritage is so important to the success and quality of life of Milton Keynes, and the film is also a fantastic advert for our city.

“We hope people will feel inspired to want to share it with friends, colleagues, and contacts.”

The film was created by Furzton-based Jump off the Screen and received funding from MK Arts & Heritage Alliance and Milton Keynes Community Foundation.

Euan Henderson, MK AHA chairman, urged the city to get behind Milton Keynes Collection in promoting the film and its local heritage as widely as possible, adding: “We are all relative newcomers and while it’s important we have a sense of our individual heritage, it’s just as important we have a sense of the heritage of the place to which we belong.

“It’s critical to developing a real community.”

> You can find more ways to support the city’s heritage on the website http://www.mkcollection.co.uk/get-involved/ and there are plenty of reasons to visit one of the Collection partners as the Summer of Culture arrives: www.mksummerofculture.co.uk.