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...
Sister Act, Milton Keynes Theatre, September 2 to October 1
Alexandra Burke stars in a new production of the smash-hit musical comedy Sister Act, which tells the story of a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody, she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent. Cue a story of self-discovery, sisters doing it for themselves and plenty of laughs.
Katie Price, WH Smith, Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes
Tabloid darling Katie Price is signing copies of her latest book, Reborn, dealing with her life in the public eye. Katie was formerly the glamour model Jordan and is now a bestselling author, a successful businesswoman and star of her own reality TV show.
Mark Thomas, The Stables, Wavendon, September 29
Activist and comic Mark Thomas is back with his new show The Red Shed. It’s inspired by a club in Wakefield which was home to Mark’s first public performances as well as the beginnings of his political awakening. Mark pieces together the club’s history and works alongside it to campaign with some of the poorest workers in the country.
Music Against Homelessness, various venues, September 23 to 25
Alan McGee, the man who gave Oasis a record deal, is backing a series of gigs for a campaign called Musicians Against Homelessness to raise money for the charity Crisis. Artists including Manny Ademolu, Stone Thieves and Apple Shift Seven are taking part.
Comedy improvisation show, City Discovery Centre, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes,
Fans of Whose Line is it Anyway? or Fast and Loose will know what to expect – one team of local comedians, one compere, and an evening of improvised comedy where the only rule is that there are no rules – except for a few rules. The players don’t know who they’ll be, where the scene will be set – all of that comes from the audience.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow, The Stables, Wavendon, September 24
The spirit of the Man in Black is kept alive by performer Clive John, whose resemblance to Cash is uncanny – according to Cash’s eldest daughter, Rosanne.
Elephant Appreciation Weekend, Woburn Safari Park, September 24 and 25
The park is inviting members of the public to a special weekend in support of the International Elephant Foundation. The park’s Asian elephants will be ambassadors for the species over the weekend, helping keepers with their mission to raise awareness and funds for the IEF’s conservation efforts.
Transformation, Christ The Cornerstone Church, Saxon Gate,
Milton Keynes, September 24 to October 30
Mix3d Stitch, a group of textile and mixed media artists, is curating an exhibition on the theme of Transformation. It aims to put textile art on the MK Map.
Aynsley Lister, The Stables, Wavendon, September 28
Find out why Aynsley has been named Guitarist of the Year by the British Blues Awards in an evening of finely crafted songs performed with passion.