Celebrate MK50 this autumn/winter with the new What’s On Guide

Posted 6th September 2017

Summer may nearly be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end – because the third and final MK50 What’s on Guide has arrived! The new booklet is packed with MK50 events taking place this year to celebrate Milton Keynes 50th birthday, including MK50’s official free event, the spectacular Feast of Fire!

September starts with a trip down memory lane with the annual MK Heritage Open Days from 7 – 10 September. Over the long weekend more than 70 free history-themed events will be springing up across the city, including tours, activities, exhibitions and performances. Admission will be free at local heritage sites including the Milton Keynes Museum, Bletchley Park (200 free tickets per day) and Olney’s Cowper and Newton Museum. This month will also see the MK Job Show, a Flower Festival at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone and the MK Food Fest at Linford Manor Park.

October 21st hosts the Feast of Fire, MK50’s magical and fiery celebration for the people of Milton Keynes. The evening will see Midsummer Boulevard lit up with fire sculptures, a torch lit procession made up of over 200 local residents, a shadow puppet show, fireworks, pyrotechnics and more! Warming up for the big event is the MK50 Redway Runners Treasure Hunt at the start of the month, the City of Things, a large-scale work celebrating the sounds of the unique city of Milton Keynes, the Women Leaders awards and a Peter Andre MK50 concert.

November recognises the new town’s success with exhibitions and more. Listen out on 4 November for an MK50 celebration bell ringing, then head to CMK Central Library in mid-November for the Women Who Made Milton Keynes exhibition, created by members of the Fawcett Society, the Open University and MK Gallery, with the support of MK Theatre, will also be coming together for day of family activities called Off the Grid: Lost and Found in MK. Singing the month out will be the Open University Choir performing a world premiere of A Different Kind of Urban, a piece which has been commissioned for Milton Keynes 50th Birthday, and explore MK’s cultural diversity at the Europe for Citizen Lab: Different by Design event.

Although things will be slowing down for Christmas in December, the booklet highlights other exciting things that children and adults alike can enjoy throughout the autumn/winter months. These include 50 Free Things to do in MK, 50 Walks for MK50, the Discovering MK app and much more.

See what else is happening by picking up your copy of the new What’s on Guide at centre:mk, your local library, or downloading it online.

Download the MK50 What’s On Guide here: http://www.mk50.com/coming-up/autumn-whats-on-guide