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Events We Have Supported

Paraffinalia  - Festive Road's Midwinter Fire Festival  Campbell Park
Date 17th December 2016
Amount Awarded £4,950

I Free event at Campbell Park including an outdoor spectacular. The show will be in two parts; a prologue which will involve small scale puppetry and performance. This will be followed by a large-scale outdoor theatre show which will include large-scale puppetry, storytelling, a specially designed soundscape, live musicians, pyrotechnics, amazing costumes, large structures and fire sculptures. All of these elements will be held together with a narrative and performance by professional performers, dancers, puppeteers and other outdoor arts practitioners. 

Wolverton Lantern Festival Association Lantern Festival - Arts Culture and Heritage

Date December 2016
Amount Awarded £ 3,800

Building on the success of last year’s after school lantern making workshops at Wyvern school, which saw x 77 participants over 2 sessions, they are expecting this in 2016 to include similar sessions at Greenleys first and Junior and Bushfields Middle School.

The festival engaged with four local schools and agreed a partnership that will enable children from the area to work closely with artists to create their own special lanterns for the parade / festival. The event includes a parade through Wolverton, live music and performances by local choirs and bands.

Friends of the Caribbean - Healthy Living
Date October 2016  
Amount Awarded £198
A grant to fund the hire of Conniburrow Community centre to facilitate a Health Awareness Day of events.

Arts Gateway MK  MÓTUS 2016 dance festival -  Arts Culture and Heritage

Date October 2016
Amount Awarded £2000

MÓTUS is a celebration of all forms of dance across the city of Milton Keynes and also celebrates links with national companies which, to date include Theo Clinkard, Ffin Dance, Anjali and Motionhouse. Funded by the Arts Council England, the festival aims to enhance and help continually develop all dance activity in the city. It is the celebration of physical expression and the individual. MÓTUS aims to engage anyone and everyone with a diverse programme of dance workshops, performances and opportunities for all abilities and ages.

Milton Keynes Festival Fringe CIC - Arts Culture and Heritage

Date 13 - 23 July 2016
Amount Awarded £ 10,000
The official Fringe for the IF:MKfest showcasing street arts, performance, outdoor theatre, visual arts, music, comedy and dance. To support three aspects of the local commissioning strand within the Fringe, by funding artists and independent producers to develop and create projects.

Art in the park - Arts Culture and Heritage

Date July 2016
Amount Awarded £ 9,992

A weekend of fun for all the family in Campbell Park, celebrating cultural diversity, promoting integration and community cohesion. Activities include; Art wall, MK Bake-off competition,
Funfair, Face painting, Henna art design, Parade of Colours, Storytelling, Fashion shows, Calligraphy,
Geometry workshop and much more!

Beanhill Action Group - Strong Communities
Date July 2016
Amount Awarded £962

A family fun day on 02/07/2016 in Beanhill in an area of deprivation and social exclusion.

Supporting Xtra Special Families - Fairness
Date July 2016
Amount Awarded £1,500

Supporting families living with disabilities within Milton Keynes, providing events for families during the school holidays to meet and network with other families in similar circumstances.

Acornfields Community Interactions CIC  - Arts Culture and Heritage
Date July 2016
Amount Awarded £1,000

The Festival of Languages and Cultural Arts provides opportunities for schools and businesses to explore and embrace learning languages. The funding covers costs of art resources, venue hire, first aid, video production, flyers and 4 project coordinator fees.

MK SNAP DAD Picnic on the Green - Fairness
Date June 2016 
Amount Awarded £1570

A day of celebration focusing on showcasing the enormous talents and skills that exist amongst people with disabilities. Performances of music and dance, inclusive sports games including football, cricket, tennis bikes, bows, badminton, archery and yoga, Art exhibition. 



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