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MK May 17

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From the Editor

You have to love the month of May – two more Bank Holidays. Yay! Let’s hope the weather is good so we can enjoy some quality family time outdoors and soak up some vitamin D.

We should perhaps spare a thought for the young people among us who are currently nose-deep in text books cramming for exams. I have one in my house and he is working like a trooper to make these last few days/weeks count. To him, and everyone else starting GCSE or A Level exams this month, good luck! Remember, if you don’t do as well as you had hoped, don’t panic as there are lots of options available to you.

And once they are over – enjoy your summer!

On Easter Sunday, seven MK Dons fans set off from stadiummk to cycle to the League game against Southend United on Easter Monday. Taking two days, the cyclists endured 102 miles and over 4,000 feet of climbing across the Chilterns to raise money for Willen Hospice and a new ‘Changing Place’ at stadiummk. We catch up with the cyclists and hear about their adventure.

The Parks Trust and Milton Keynes City Orchestra are once again partnering to present Proms in Campbell Park and they are both pleased to announce that tickets for 2017 are now on sale. This highly anticipated event will return to the amphitheatre in Campbell Park on Friday 18th August, with the concert beginning at 8pm.

John Best looks at a wide and important group of artists in the city this month; the artists and makers that have been captured in a definitive and handsome book, just published ‘Maker-Artists of Milton Keynes’. The book captures a moment in time of MK’s creativity, through the people who make up our creative capital. See pages 58 and 59.

The Towcester Food Festival in Northamptonshire makes a welcome return in June and we have details of the event as well as a competition to win a pair of tickets. Good luck!

Enjoy this month’s magazine (and the Bank Holidays) and I’ll see you again in June

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