Milton Keynes Fringe Festival – July 10 – 29
Beaches in shopping centres, carnival parades and workshops giving you the chance to do everything from explore herbs to make giant puppets. The Milton Keynes Festival Fringe runs from July 10 to 29 and there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The programme includes a cycling cinema, a Giants Parade through central MK, a greenhouse being created out of plastic bottles, MK’s first Dance Festival, lots of workshops, live street theatre, a live performance from Bathing Machines on tour from Brighton Fringe, buskers on Arriva buses and art in Beach Huts!!
There is even a live music and performance programme. All events are free and take in and around the central MK shopping area and theatre district. For more information check out the festival’s website www.mkfestivalfringe.com
Milton Keynes International Festival 20 – 29 July
The OU is one of the sponsors of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival which has been listed as one of the top 100 festivals in The Sunday Times 2012 Festival. An article on Platform gives OU staff the chance to see the sponsored events As The World Tipped & Cabaret of Ideas,
The festival will make use of the landmarks, parks, boulevards, disused buildings and unusual locations of central Milton Keynes in an ambitious programme of performances and family-friendly events, both ticketed and free, which include new circus, theatre, dance, music, visual arts and sound installations.
Duke Special, The Horne Section, Ensemble 360, The Unthanks, Tom Baxter, Flap!, L’Orchestre D’Hommes-Orchestres performs Tom Waits, Au Cul du Loup: Score, Bowjangles: Bowlympics, James Hunter, The Raghu Dixit Project, Byron Johnston & Anna PhoebeJack McNeil & Charlie Heys, Andrew Duhon, Kara Grainger, Heliopause, Louise Jordan, Chrystina Tomlin, Tinderbox, Horses Brawl, Steve Winch, Daniela Bove, Howlin Hootin, Fred’s House, Ethan Ash, Mark Abis, Holly Taymar, Blackheart, Jon Kendall, Rebecca De Winter Band, Clare Free, Stephen Langstaff, Ryker Sear, Duotone, Wayward Daughter.