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What's On

Angels at the Abbey - Postponed

It is with regret we have taken the decision to postpone Angels at the Abbey, which was due to take place on the 5 December.

The event centred around the massed, choral performance of the Cathal Smyth’s song, ‘You Are Not Alone’. Due to the re-introduction of guidelines to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, music rehearsals have been impacted.

Thank you to all those who have contributed time, dedication and talent to this project. We’re looking forward to bringing you the fruition of this hard work next year.

Council’s conservation of Pilgrim Chapel at Bradwell Abbey recognised by Historic England


Following an extensive restoration and conservation project managed by MK Council, the 14th Century Pilgrim Chapel at Bradwell Abbey has now been removed from Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register.

The Chapel of St Mary at Bradwell Abbey is one of the most important medieval buildings in Milton Keynes.  The two-year project to restore it has been jointly funded by MK Council and Historic England with expertise from the MK City Discovery Centre, who manage the Bradwell Abbey site in partnership with the council.

Designed for Living - Online Exhibition

‘Designed for Living’ explores the Image Archive (IMA) looked after by Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre (MKCDC). The exhibition highlights just some of the thousands of slides and photographic prints portraying the development of the new town, expanding on their stories. Curated by the volunteers working on the project, the exhibition reveals ideas behind the new town, events that have happened and changes that have occurred in the area. From the farming fields and historic buildings of the late 1960s to the theatre and gallery development approaching the new millennium, the collection is a wealth of visual information, local nostalgia and important storytelling in the history of Milton Keynes.

Access here: https://bit.ly/IMAExhibition

Screen reader accessible: https://bit.ly/IMAExhibitionSR


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Discover Bradwell Abbey

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