Our Winter Artisan Food & Craft Fair will be hosted inside our brilliant The Chrysalis Theatre MK on Saturday 10th November! In support of a vibrant community providing a meaningful working life for adults with learning disabilities, we will be joined by 30+ local crafters, makers & artisans. Alongside our very own artisan baked goods, preserves, honey, cordials and vinegars, traditional textiles, ceramics & unique one-off art & craft items, expect original photography, soaps, craft gin, upcycled wood, jewellery, curry pastes, chutneys, plus local art demos by MKSA, Christmas gifts and home and fashion accessories. Please join us at this truly local (and free) indoor event! Find our more about the stallholders on our Event Page on Facebook.
Last month we were involved in the brilliant IF:Milton Keynes International Festival! We collaborated with people of various abilities on an improvisation around the theme of ‘Home’ entitled Back-to-Back. Our performers were given ‘stage’ directions and a camera ran across a track to record the various movements. It was great to be a part of a festival that celebrates Milton Keynes’ creativity.
Last month we took part in a wonderful partnership with the GIV project joining our theatre groups with local schools. GIV help local young people to build confidence, self-esteem and skills through supported volunteering so we got together to put on a show called ‘A Balloon For Granddad’ which was held in our Chrysalis Theatre. Everyone enjoyed our collaboration with inspiring young people and overall it was a great success! Thanks to Julia and everyone involved in the planning and preparation of the activity.
This week, it was the turn of The Drama Workshop & Thorny Croft to host this month’s Community Assembly. A fun yet classical version of Midsummer’s Night Dream with a twist exploring Shakespearean language. The piece was written in verse to help with learning lines, improving memory, using gestures to represent words, exploring accents, movement and body memory which allowed speaking whole sentences in gestures.
Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th Birthday and to commemorate, the city is throwing a great big FREE party Saturday 21st October! The Feast of Fire will host lots of activities including a peoples procession, fireworks and the performance of Spellbound – a shadow play by Walk The Plank organized by IF Milton Keynes and The Stables. Our resident Alex. F went behind the scenes at the rehearsals in our very own Chrysalis Theatre to bring us a sneaky peek of the wonderful performance. Check out his blog to find out more!