How about this for a really BIG day out?

Giants of Yardley Chase
Giants of Yardley Chase

MILTON Keynes Fringe Festival continues this week, and even by its own big events list, this Sunday’s bash is gargantuan!

Pop to The Hub and you’ll get more than a plateful of something nice at any of the eatery’s in the area – you’ll be walking with Giants!

MKFF have produced this larger than life event in assocation with Festive Road, and visitors will be met by giant figures and structures, sporting icons, dragons, mythical creatures and favourite you recognise the royal couple, above?

Samba and street bands will bring the sounds, and the aforementioned Festive Rood will be hosting free giant making workshops in the Theatre District between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The giants won’t be staying put though, and a parade will set out from Hub:MK at midday on Sunday. Join with them as they stroll along Midsummer Boulevard and into the Theatre District at about 1pm.

Among the many other Fringe Festival events Kathy Santiago is among the artists featuring in Safe Harbour, six beach huts ready to be transformed by creativity.

Kathy, an ace painter and cake maker (trust us when we say her poppy-seed cake is the best, bar none) and invites you to visit her in Midsummer Boulevard, starting today and through to July 29, to celebrate cake!

Your memories and recipes will be documented and painted on the hut, and naturally, cupcakes will be available to sample.

Yum and indeed, yum!

Other huts include I Have a Message For You (a participatory audio installation) and Things have a habit of coming together (‘decorated in a way reminiscent of art deco and end of pier entertainment’).

Over in Midsummer Place meanwhile, Sally Annett’s painting project Tree of Life is taking attentions and The GREENhouse 2 Litre Bottle Appeal is ongoing in the Theatre District.

For full details of all Fringe events visit