Milton Keynes Family Festival Returns with a Special MK50 Showcase this summer

Posted 23rd May 2017

Festival in the City, hosted by Milton Keynes College, takes place from 15-18 June at the centre:mk. With live performances, demonstrations, an interactive zone and workshops, there’s something to inspire the whole family at this special MK50 edition of the college’s summer showcase. 

Families from across the region are invited to attend this free event, where they will enjoy art exhibitions, fashion shows, live music, activities and competitions. Visitors can pamper themselves in the Graduate Hair & Beauty Zone and engage with live cooking demonstrations from our Brasserie chefs, in our pop up kitchen. 

The relaxed festival feel at this year’s showcase promises to immerse visitors in the summer spirit and encourage interaction from families, to bring a real sense of community to Middleton Hall. 

Janine Coney, Events Manager for the Milton Keynes College Festival in the City explains: “In line with MK50, this year’s summer showcase is all about celebrating everything great about Milton Keynes College and our students. We’ve got some fantastic performances, music, exhibitions and interactive workshops to share with families over the four days at this year’s event, including the live finals of the Bucks, Beds and Herts Barber of the Year Competition on Sunday 18th June.”

“We’ve also been working with local schools to encourage pupils to get involved in the festival, by showing us their creative side and entering our competition to design a festival t-shirt. The winning designs from each of the three age categories will get their designed t-shirt to keep, will be featured on the main stage and catwalk at the festival and may be worn by staff at the event too.” 

Kevin Duffy, Centre Director at centre:mk commented: “We are delighted once again to be supporting this project from Milton Keynes College, one of the UK’s fastest growing colleges. It is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the skills and abilities these students have learned in MK’s 50th year and as a dominant regional centre attracting over 20 million shoppers annually, centre:mk is the perfect backdrop for this exciting festival” 

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