Midsummer on the Boulevard

Posted 9th June 2021

Join MK Gallery in celebrating Midsummer at its family fun day Saturday 26 June With Midsummer’s Day falling on Thursday 24 June this year, MK Gallery invites you to join them for several family fun activities to celebrate Midsummer – a time when the sun moves towards the southern hemisphere and historically, we give thanks to nature for all its gifts.

Using natural, locally foraged objects, families will be able to create their own cyanotypes, a method of printmaking that uses sunlight. Artist Sophie Bennet will support families in creating their own designs in the Gallery’s event space from materials collected on a short foraging walk.

Children will be able to emulate Midsummer traditions by creating their own flower crowns using natural materials and real flowers under the guidance of artist Alice Boland-Rhodes and are invited to show their appreciation of nature by joining in the collaborative creation of a large-scale mural outside the main entrance of the Gallery.

Visitors can have a spot of lunch in the Gallery’s café while enjoying a live radio show from local Milton Keynes DJ’s Lonely Numbers or grab a pair of headphones and join in an outdoor silent disco with a playlist curated by families.

For detailed information on events and ticketing please visit mkgallery.org or call us on 01908 676900.

All events will be conducted in line with the Government’s coronavirus guidelines.