This film tells the story of how the WW1 archives of Milton Keynes, held may Living Archive, have been interpreted through music.
Help awaken the sleeping Dragon by volunteering at Festive Road’s Mid-Winter Fire Festival
“The Darkest of Nights is upon us. And the Dark Knight has sapped the last spark of the old year deep into his soul. All we see around has outgrown its use. The Dark Knight must now die and relinquish the power he holds so that the young, unburdened year can be born.
Listen carefully, the dragon is stirring! But first we need to face this Dark Knight and conquer our fears! When we are able to look into the eyes of the Dark Knight, then we can awaken the sleeping Dragon who will be reborn and bring the brightest light of a New Year.”
Join Fesive Road for an exciting evening of fire, music and solstice celebration on 20th December, from 7pm at Campbell Park.
Festive Road are looking for volunteers to help with Paraffinalia:
- Do you fancy helping to make fire sculptures in the workshop next week?
- Or maybe you can help us set up the event at Campbell Park on 19th Dec?
- On the night of 20th Dec we’ll need lots of help with stewarding, car parking, rigging and feeding braziers to keep folks warm.
- We will also need litter pickers after the event!
If you think you can help we’d be very grateful for any extra hands and feet…email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Calling all musicians to be part of Paraffinalia @Festive_Road
Festive Road is looking for brass, wind and percussion players who would like to take part in Paraffinalia, a fire festival in Campbell Park on 20th December 2014. We invite you to accompany us on the darkest of days…
Over November and December we are offering music workshop sessions which will culminate in a processional piece and a musical performance to accompany the fire sculptures and performances which we have planned. This is an amazing opportunity to work with Musical Director Tim Hill, of the infamous Tongues of Fire. Have a look at his website: http://www.tongues-of-fire.co.uk/
The musical rehearsal sessions are as follows:
Wed 26th November, 7-9pm at Bath House, Wolverton
Wed 3rd December, 7-9pm at Bath House, Wolverton
Sat 13th December, 11am -4pm at Parks Trust, Cricket Pavilion, Campbell Park
Sat 20th December, morning rehearsal tbc and performance 7-9pm
It’s not essential that you attend all the sessions as long as you can attend at least two and the event itself of course!
Please contact Jessica or Jitty at Festive Road if you are interested in taking part:
If you want to know more about the event itself, please do have a look at our website: www.festiveroad.org.uk
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IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, 10 amazing days in July
Presenting 10 amazing days including a night-time spectacle from France played out on Willen Lake, contemporary circus from Australia, family events, live music, comedy and cabaret in the exotic Spiegeltent, a monumental walk-in sculpture in thecentre:mk, specially commissioned installations and events, and extraordinary sound and light interventions that move across the cityscape.
View the full programme here: http://www.ifmiltonkeynes.org/festival-programme.html and here you can flick through an e-version of the IF brochure: http://www.ifmiltonkeynes.org/festival-news.html/flick-through-a-virtual-festival-brochure.html
IF: Milton Keynes International Festival has been transforming Central Milton Keynes with a world-class, multi-arts programme of extraordinary events in unusual places and public spaces since 2010.
Produced by internationally renowned music organisation The Stables, the Festival is underpinned by an ongoing theme of sound and music. Over 10 days, the high quality programme features artists and companies from across the world and consists of large-scale outdoor events, international productions, a highly decorated ‘Spiegeltent’ hosting comedy, cabaret and live music, pop-ups and events designed to take place in specific buildings or public spaces.
The Festival has a growing reputation for also presenting UK premieres, commissioning new work and embedding an Artist-In-Residence into its programme. IF is delivered every two years with funding from Arts Council England and Milton Keynes Council, and support from businesses, trusts and foundations.
Monica Ferguson, Festival Director and Chief Executive of The Stables: “IF: Milton Keynes International Festival is growing with each edition, and we are delighted to see it playing an increasingly strategic and important role in Milton Keynes’ cultural life as well as raising the city’s profile nationally and internationally.”