The day that Milton Keynes was born

Sandie Shaw won Eurovision for the UK with Puppet on a String, Pink Floyd released their debut album, Supersonic airline Concorde was unveiled, Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married, the world's first heart transplant was carried out by Christiaan Barnard, and The Beatles' All You Need is Love reached number one in the singles chart...

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 2:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 3:14 pm


On 23 January 2017 Milton Keynes will be 50 years old, and throughout the year there will celebrations locally.

The council’s aim is to share with the world that Milton Keynes is an amazing place to live, work and visit.  

Tomorrow, 28 April, is officially #LoveMK Day, and Milton Keynes Council and Destination MK are launching a new website at which will be the home for all things MK50.

These will include the latest cultural and birthday related news, details of a major programme of events being hosted in MK during 2017 (this is to be announced in Summer 2016) and a calendar of community events and activities being organised by businesses, organisations and communities around the borough.

If anybody is thinking of organising an event, visit the site to download a free to use MK50 logo and to find top tips.

People can also send in details of your event for inclusion on the site.

They can also bookmark the site and use it to plan which exciting events they’ll be attending during MK50.

The council’s cultural team can be followed on Twitter (@cultureMK) for the latest news.