MK November 17
From the Editor
Welcome to MK Pulse magazine
And welcome to November!
The month when we remember.
November 5th falls on a Sunday this year and there are lots of local organised firework displays over the weekend.
Talking of fireworks, this month John Best from Arts Gateway MK looks at Fire and Light and their use in great public performances. Since the Chinese invented firecrackers and fireworks, the world uses them to celebrate big events. Milton Keynes’ annual firework display in Campbell Park is in its 39th year and is the city’s longest fire tradition.
The following weekend we remember our service men and women who sacrificed their lives during wars and conflicts and observe a two-minute silence at 11am on 11th November, which is the time and date when hostilities formally ended after more than four years of battle during World War I. Olney Brass’ Poppy Concert, in aid of the Royal British Legion, is on Saturday 11th November at the Church of St Peter & St Paul in Olney (see page 61).
The clocks have gone back and the evenings are drawing in, thoughts turn to... CHRISTMAS!
Yes, I know, it’s a bit early for some readers to think about the festive season, but others like to get organised early. I know someone who bought all their cards, wrapping paper and most of their presents in the January sales (no, it’s not me!).
Christmas at intu Milton Keynes starts on the 10th November with the arrival in Oak Court of a 30ft high tipi with pop-up bar, complete with a fire pit, cosy faux furs and a cocktail list to die for. See page 24 for a roundup of Christmas this year at intu.
Throughout the magazine this month and especially in the ‘What’s On’ section (pages 60–62) there are lots of Christmas Craft Fayres where you can purchase original and affordable work for that unique Christmas present.