Ten of the best things to do in and around MK in the next few days

Benedict Cumberbatch and Matthew Goode in The Imitation Game. This week is the last chance to see an exhibition about the film at Bletchley Park, where parts of the film were shot. Picture: Studiocanal

Benedict Cumberbatch and Matthew Goode in The Imitation Game. This week is the last chance to see an exhibition about the film at Bletchley Park, where parts of the film were shot. Picture: Studiocanal

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Whatever you’re into, there’s something for you in our guide to ten of the best things to do in MK in the coming days...

1 THEATRE
Relatively Speaking, Milton Keynes Theatre, November 14 to 19
Robert Powell and Liza Goddard, two of our most popular TV and stage actors, perform in Relatively Speaking. Described as “beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English,”, it made Alan Ayckbourn a household name when first performed in 1967 and its comical treatment of relationships still amuses audiences nationwide.
Details: www.atg.com/miltonkeynes


2 MUSIC
Julia Fordham, The Stables, Wavendon, November 12
Internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Julia Fordham has asked fans to request their favourite songs from her back catalogue. Julia began her career as a backing singer for stars such as Mari Wilson and Kim Wilde, before releasing her self-titled debut in 1988, which went on to be awarded platinum status. Expect to hear gems such as Where Does the Time Go, The Comfort of Strangers and Happy Ever After.
Details: www.stables.org


3 FAMILY
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2 - The Magic Cutlass, Stantonbury Theatre, November 12
Adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages with Flinn, Pearl and Tom. They’re in the middle of their school play when their old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears...
Details: www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk


4 FAMILY
The Imitation Game exhibition, Bletchley Park, until November 13
Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch have just a few days left to see a behind-the-scenes exhibition of his Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game. Telling the story of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing, the movie was in part filmed at Bletchley Park, where Turing worked.
Details: www.bletchleypark.org.uk


5 ART
Richard Deacon In Conversation, MK Gallery, November 17
MK Gallery is working with artist and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon on an ambitious public art project, to be installed on a roundabout in MK during 2017. Richard will present an illustrated talk about his practice and share his proposed design for the sculpture.
Details: www.mkgallery.org


6 FAMILY
Milton Keynes Juggling Convention, Elizabeth Woodville School South, Stratford Road,
Deanshanger, November 12
Knife-throwing, whip-cracking, hula-hooping and juggling – it’s quite a day out. Learn tricks yourself or just marvel at the skills of others.
Details: www.mkjc.co.uk


7 FILM
Dart, MK Gallery, November 12
Dart is a skateboarding video documenting frequenters of the Milton Keynes Bus Station, travelling away from the grid system to skateboarding havens such as Barcelona, New York and Paris. Dart aims to represent local skaters and give a snapshot into the current Milton Keynes skateboarding scene.
Details: www.mkgallery.org


8 MUSIC
Classic Jazz in Four Hands, The Stables, Wavendon, November 10
Two classically trainedboogie and blues pianists, Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick, will present an evening of four-handed musical delights.
Details: www.stables.org


9 FAMILY
Dr Faustus, Stantonbury Theatre, November 17
It’s a high-energy version of Christopher Marlowe’s classic play about a man who sells his soul to the devil. Expect exquisite puppetry, imaginative staging and circus artistry.
Details: www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk


10 MUSIC
The Hallows, Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, November 11
Classically-infused a trio The Hallows bring their brand of alternative pop to the venue. Join them as they explore life, relationships and how things can change over time.
Details: www.thecraufurdarms.com