You’ve never seen anywhere like it, Middleton Hall, The Centre MK

18-23 October 2022

Coinciding with the Black History Month Exhibition 2022 led by World Media Initiatives CIC and partners, the Archive-opia WikiPavilion will drop into Middleton Hall displaying a 'pick and mix of archival delights’ alongside a programme of talks by invited guest speakers. And for children and families, artist-led drop in workshop sessions will also be running over the 6 days.

The Centre MK programme

18 October 2pm - Tim Skelton - Homeworld '81 Publication

Ex-Milton Keynes Development Corporation member of staff and Milton Keynes Historian Tim Skelton introduces his current work on a new publication telling the story of Homeworld, the first innovative housing expo in Milton Keynes in 1981.

Walk the Homeworld ’81 Self-Guided Trail at Bradwell Common – Download the MK Trails Digital android or iPhone app from your App Store and explore the history of 36 houses in our first innovative housing expo. Includes 3 interpretation boards on the route and many more archives and photos on the digital trail.

21 October 11am - Callum Walker - Bucks County Archives.

Outreach Officer Callum Walker introduces and explores the Buckinghamshire County Archives, with a particular focus on the Milton Keynes Development Corporation collection.

21 October 2pm - Whistlejacket - Branding the New City

Richard Morris, partner at branding agency Whistlejacket, introduces their recent work on the future branding of Milton Keynes – created a city by Her Late Majesty as part of Her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

22 October 2pm - Ellie M Brown - The 'Golden Age’: Shopping Centres of the 1970s, then and now.

Writer Ellie M Brown introduces her early PhD research into Shopping Centres of the 1970s and how they have been (re)adapted over time alongside changing economic, political and cultural shifts.


special thanks

Shane Downer, Fiona Boundy, Jenni Ferrans and Kents Hill & Monkston PC, Sophie Lloyd, Mel Jeavons, Roger Kitchen, Rachel Fleet, Simon Beckett, Catherine McIntyre, Noel James, Christopher Low, Callum Walker, Elizabeth Howard, Nana Oguntola, Steve Cousins, Susie Cousins, Vanessa Cook, David Richardson, Meggi Sparkes-Richardson, Michelle Herriman, Jason Men, Leticia Zhan, Richard Woods, Rosa Wilde, Gemmie Poolsiri, Toby Mower, Simone Rots, Michelle Provoost, Stefanie Korell, Poul Mulder, Anouar Kassim, Will Cousins, Victoria Mitchell, Jonny Hill, Kirstie North, Lee Farmer, Richard Harrison, Mark Henman, Amanda Blackwell-Brooks, John Best and all at Arts Central, Ian Talbot, Beverley Lumsdon, The Centre MK, and all at MK Wanderers FC.