Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference, Archive - Central Milton Keynes Library

19-29 October 2022

At its final destination in the Central Library, in Half Term 26 – 29 October, the Archive-opia WikiPavilion will take over the reference section with a display of material from its previous locations alongside creative participation activities for children and families and a special event with Architecture students from The University of Nottingham.

Central Milton Keynes Library programme

19-20 October 9:30am-4pm (online) - International New Towns Institute: How do you archive the contemporary city?

Running in parallel with the programme in Middleton Hall, this two day interactive online workshop led by the Rotterdam based International New Towns Institute explores how Milton Keynes both celebrates its new town archives, how it develops its future archives for the new city and what are the emotive stories that are important to residents and local communities for a new City Archive to collect.

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26 October 10am-4pm - Build your own Milton Keynes

Come and meet Fred Lloyd Roche - the General Manager of Milton Keynes Development Corporation! Hear his thoughts on the New Town of Milton Keynes and where it might go in the future. Margaret Durbridge, the first female MKDC Board member, will talk you through designing your own New Town - will this be the Milton Keynes of a new age? And why not walk our giant map of MK - can you find your grid square, or hasn't it been built yet? And have a chat with our friendly community worker, who has come back especially from the past to help you settle into your new city!

28 October 5pm-6:30pm - Milton Keynes Overlap Pecha Kucha

Drawing inspiration from a poster discovered in the MK City Discovery Centre archive of a programme of lectures given by Milton Keynes Development Corporation at The University of Southern California in the early 1970’s, students from The University of Nottingham BA undergraduate Architecture and Environmental Design courses will re-imagine the titles of the lectures to create a contemporary response based on their own individual research into the archives of Milton Keynes.

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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.