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MK June 17

MK Pulse Magazine June edition
From the Editor

Exams are in full swing and summer is almost here – thank goodness. I remember my GCSEs and A-Levels and I am sure my parents aged a few years during both periods. So, to all parents living with a stressed teenager – hang tight. It’s nearly over!

According to the BBC we have just had our driest winter in years and our rivers and lakes are in desperate need of some topping up, which is not great news for the gardeners among us. David Williams, our resident gardening expert is busy writing about the beautiful summer colour beginning to show in our gardens, but we may need to familiarise ourselves with the simple watering can if a dreaded hosepipe ban is imposed. I do hope not.

June brings with it Father’s Day and World Gin Day – if your Father loves Gin, you’re sorted! If not, then how about treating him to a curry? There are a couple of offers inside but be quick as tables do fill up fast.

If your dad doesn’t drink (or like a curry) perhaps you could spend some quality time with him – there is lots going on this month...

Milton Keynes steps back in time with a huge weekend celebrating 2000 years of history this month by delivering Milton Keynes’ biggest ever historical re-enactment. Across the weekend of 17th and 18th June, Campbell Park will be transformed from its usual tranquil green space into a place lively with clashes, battles, and even Royalty.

If you would prefer to be whisked back to the post-war era then head over to Newport Pagnell as they host their annual 1940s vintage weekend. It includes Spitfire and Messerschmitt static aircraft displays on Bury Common; indoor displays of kitchenalia, toys and wedding dresses of the period; a vintage vehicle show and cavalcade. The whole town will be dressed for the event and it sounds wonderful.

The annual Bucks Open Studios takes place for two glorious weeks this month. If you didn’t know, it is the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire, and this year promises to be its biggest to date, with a record-breaking 533 artists and makers taking part across the county.

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