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MKIAC Presents: City of Light Festival, Milton Keynes

MKIAC presents the ‘City of Light' festival from 6th - 10th October 2021 in Milton Keynes. We want to bring our diverse communities together to celebrate the intersection of art, science and technology. Building on the success of the Codemakers Digital Light 2019/20 project, get ready for light projection, community performances and workshops at Bletchley Park, MK College, MK Innovates and Station Square. Join us as we light up Milton Keynes!

9th October

The highlight of our festival! 

Event: A parade show with music and dance, followed by community concerts and a laser light show!

Date: 9th October from 6.30 pm

Time: 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm 


6.30 pm - Meet at Midsummer Place for parade show

7.00 pm - The Hub, Milton Keynes

7.30 pm onwards - MK Central Station Square

A 50–60-minute dusk parade show bringing together two of Europe's most in-demand outdoor arts companies: southern Germany's Dundu and the north of England's Worldbeaters. The parade will start at Midsummer Place for one mile, down Midsummer Avenue, to the Hub, and then onto to MK Station. This will be accompanied by African-style drumming from World Beaters, a Kora player and a Bhangra Performance by Eternal Taal.

Following speeches from dignitaries on the stage at the station, we will have large LCD screens, showing digital light projections, which have been designed through artist-led, community workshops. This is followed by performances from the Eternal Taal Bhangra group, the Fusion of Caribbean Steel Drum Band

To end, Seb-Lee Delisle's ‘Laser Light City' project will take place. Lasers will be installed on the roof of the station and multiple arrays of powerful lasers will beam into the sky. The colours, patterns and positions of the lasers can be changed at will by the public via an ordinary smartphone.

Here is the video to give an idea of what the content of the event consists of:


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