Milton Keynes birthday celebrations are taking shape

The MK50 Project Board is working hard on a vibrant programme to celebrate the city's half century next year.

Monday, 10th October 2016, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:54 pm

It is co-ordinating a schedule of headline events, tours and trails, arts and heritage activity and community events to celebrate the past, present and future of the place we call home.

Early next year a souvenir guide will be delivered to every home in MK giving information about the year ahead and the highlights to look out for.

“MK Council is co-ordinating what is looking like being a fantastic year – we are seeing organisations and businesses across the city coming together to develop exciting events and activities to celebrate this major milestone for Milton Keynes,” said Liz Gifford, cabinet member for community facilities.

“Events are being planned that will tell the story of the city over the last 50 years, but will also look to the city’s future, with something for everyone.”

Events already set to figure include a major exhibition in Middleton Hall, telling the story of how MK turned from farm lands and villages into a bustling city of nearly 270,000 people.

Grants that celebrate events in our parks are also available.

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