Join us to Launch Arts Central with Volunteer party first! :-)

  • October 22, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Arts Central MK

Volunteers from 2.00pm!!

You will be welcome for any or all of event, from 2.00 till 10.00, but we would particularly like to see you at the first part, from 2 till 4, when we want to throw the doors open to all our volunteers, and all the new Arts Central community. Do come along, see what amazing things AGMK volunteers have done in a short space of time, and catch up with some old friends.

Even as a member, you still need to register via Eventbrite (link below) - thank you :-)

We look forward to seeing you and thank you for making this project happen!

Registration is via Eventbrite:  http://artscentral-launch-efbevent.eventbrite.co.uk/


The Trustees and volunteers of Arts Gateway MK will be delighted to welcome you to the OFFICIAL LAUNCH of

our new creative hub at 16.30 on Tuesday 22nd October 2013.

ARTS CENTRAL, directly above MK station, is a base for a mixed creative community of artists and micro-businesses, making use of vacant commercial space.

Arts Central will be home to over 40 creatives, in the fields of painting, making, photography, digital design, music, writing, film, dance and drama, with facilities for studio and office space, meetings, seminars, performances, rehearsals, exhibitions, film screenings, chilling out & regular networking/collaborations with like-minded people.

You are welcome from 4.30pm onwards, and the hub will be officially opened by The Mayor of Milton Keynes at 5.30pm. You have the chance to look around at progress so far, and enjoy art on display and performances of music, dance and spoken word, until around 7.00pm.

You are also welcome to stay for the later, more informal celebration that will continue until around 10.00pm.

There will be light refreshments and there`s no charge for coming, but we`d like you to RSVP via Eventbrite so we know who to expect.

Location of Arts Central: If looking at the Central Milton Keynes Train Station (left-hand side), the entrance is between Subways and the Dentist.

Parking: We have our own car park at the back of the Train Station (closer to Silbury Boulevard side). Look out for the Private Car Park with a barrier and someone in a hi-viz vest to point you in the right direction. Once full, you can use the Multi Story Car Park behind the Network Rail offices or any other Pay & Display space until 6pm (free after 6). There are also free spaces for 1 hour outside the front of the building. Plenty of good public transport links too of course!

We look forward to welcoming you to Arts Central and sharing in our vision for the creative growth of the Arts in Milton Keynes!

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W:http://www.artsgatewaymk.org.uk/

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  • Nicky P.

    A BIG thank you for your incredible hard work and enthusiasm to have made that happen yesterday! Well over 300 people attended which made it very special indeed! I'm a little worse for wear today but it was well worth it and much needed let down of the hair!! It was incredibly exciting and overwhelming at the same time but I felt so proud of it all!! If you've not yet liked our Arts Central page, please do so here: https://www.facebook.com/artscentralmk and share your photos/videos and views! Thank you all - onwards and upwards and see you all soon for a curry night?! xx

    2 · October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a fantastic buzz around the place last night! Kay and I thoroughly enjoyed the great company, and the lovely welcoming atmosphere that has been created. Although there were lots of comments about me, there needs to be a great deal more about you guys who actually are the life blood of such a community. I went in early again this morning, and it was a wonderful surprise to see just how much clearing up had been done! There were no bodies laying in dark corners, and everything was almost as though we hadn't had many visitors at all! well done everyone, and thank you all for making our dreams a reality (I'm speaking on behalf of John, Nicky, and Mike here, as we were the four who worked together on the initial project).

    4 · October 23, 2013

  • Jill G.

    Lovely atmosphere. I had a great time and the gallery looked fantastic. I am looking forward to being part of a really arty community.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • john b.

    Wow. That went as well as we could have hoped, people - loads of enthusiastic visitors and many energetic volunteers and helpers. Thank you all, and thank your friends. Now we can move forward

    4 · October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very impressive, and enjoyable, really good turn out.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Simon T.

    Well done everybody Arts Central looks great, an excellent turn out for the launch party, met up with lots of old friends. Lots of people said that the third floor has a great atmosphere lets hope it keeps feeding the creative community of MK.

    October 23, 2013

  • Jane R.

    A great achievement - lots of very complimentary comments from visitors. Hope there aren't too many sore heads today!!

    2 · October 23, 2013

  • George H.

    A little more notice to get work together and a later start time would have been nice.

    October 22, 2013

  • George H.

    Great event tonight, we really enjoyed the music, decorations and effort from everyone to make it a success. Was great to see new and old faces. Looking forward to meeting more people and knowing who's working where.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Donna B.

    Unfortunately I can't attend today :( will there be anything else going on?

    October 22, 2013

  • Nicky P.

    IMPORTANT: There are several of you who haven't submitted anything at all for the members exhibition..or didn't make today's deadline. THIS IS NOT JUST FOR VISUAL ARTISTS!

    As all members of the new collective of diverse creative practitioners of "Arts Central Milton Keynes" you will by now be aware the launch is to be held on the 22nd October, which is next Tuesday! Yes it is a week today! To celebrate this there will be media coverage and the mayor of Milton Keynes in attendance.

    To ensure all creative practitioners are represented, a full list of members will be available, along side this a bio of each and importantly something that shows and represents you and your creative practice. To ensure this collective gets off to a good start it is in all of our best interests to rally together. All creative practitioners are encouraged to be on board right from the start and this way we can celebrate together this amazing opportunity!

    1 · October 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi ...I am new in Bedfordshire ...and I can't make it on Oct the 22nd ...are there any other options to meet artists arround, please? Dusan

      October 21, 2013

  • Nicky P.

    Hi! Please can you wear your photo ID tomorrow for the launch! If you don't yet have one, then I've probably got it and you'll be given it tomorrow! If I don't have it then it still needs to be ordered and so you'll be given another name badge! Thank you :-)

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perhaps some of you lovely people who are unable to come to either the afternoon or the evening would like to display something instead?? Just a thought, but if so, then perhaps you could say so, and the 'events' project team will contyact you.

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Hayden O.

      Hi Bob -Liisa, Ruth and Debi will be contacting everyone about this :)

      1 · October 6, 2013

    • Liisa C.

      of Course! All members are invited to display something whether than can make the event or not! :)

      October 15, 2013

  • Nicky P.

    Volunteers from 2.00pm!!

    You will be welcome for any or all of event, from 2.00 till 10.00, but we would particularly like to see you at the first part, from 2 till 4, when we want to throw the doors open to all our volunteers, and all the new Arts Central community. Do come along, see what amazing things AGMK volunteers have done in a short space of time, and catch up with some old friends.

    Please register on Event-Brite so we know who to expect.

    http://artscentral-launch-efbevent.eventbrite.co.uk/

    We look forward to seeing you and thank you for making this project happen!

    All very exciting and picking up speed fast!

    October 13, 2013

  • Melanie Watts M.

    Hello all ! Can we bring children at all as a friend wants to come with children ? Plus mine ! They WILL behave ;) Mel

    1 · October 8, 2013

    • Nicky P.

      I'm sure that'll be fine Mel but you might not want them to be here late when it turns into a bit of a party!!! :-)

      1 · October 9, 2013

    • Melanie Watts M.

      OoooO :D Must find sitter ;)

      1 · October 9, 2013

  • Dianna M.

    I thought I had to pay membership?
    But I won't insist!

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Dianna, Yes, you need to return to the Home page and click on the box that says PayOnline. which will then allow payment via PayPal.

      1 · October 8, 2013

    • Nicky P.

      I see it came through - thank you! :-)

      October 9, 2013

  • Dianna M.

    Shall attend the 22/10 event - do you need help organising anything?

    2 · October 7, 2013

    • john b.

      Almost certainly Dianna, before, during and after. We`re working on the critical tasks and will canvass a few shortly . . . JB

      2 · October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Hayden - I thought that might be the case, but no harm in a repeat notification perhaps. How are you? When next in?

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • Hayden O.

      In tomorrow morning to double-check shopping list with John Thyme then get official letter from Nicky. Mike C has a pro forma we can use to send to Buildbase.

      1 · October 6, 2013

  • Annie Aba B.

    Sorry can't make Tuesday 22nd, have Evening Class @ 7pm. Hope the evening goes well.

    September 27, 2013

    • Nicky P.

      It will be on throughout the day as well Annie! :-)

      1 · September 30, 2013

    • Annie Aba B.

      OK will be there but not between 6:30 and 8:30pm

      October 4, 2013

  • Geoff P.

    I'll be there, from about 6pm

    October 2, 2013

  • sarah w.

    Unfortunately I can't make it as I work on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Hope it goes well!

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Nicky P.

      Perhaps you can make the first part of it Sarah?! It will start during the day and go on until the evening..

      September 30, 2013

  • Vicky S.

    Let me know how I can assist in any way ;0)

    September 29, 2013

  • Hayden O.

    I may not be able to do that day as busy for an event set-up.

    September 29, 2013

  • Rosemary H.

    Hello, will be in a dress rehearsal that night! Really want to come!

    September 28, 2013

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