MK October 18
From the EditorChristmas cards have started creeping onto supermarket shelves, Roses and Quality Street tins are beginning to bulge into the shopping aisles and the evenings are drawing in - there's no escape folks, Christmas is most certainly on its way.
The producers of the smash-hit ‘Nativity! The Musical’, have been auditioning local school children to take part in their show at Milton Keynes Theatre this year and are thrilled to announce their search is over, as a group of talented children from Milton Keynes have been cast and will appear in the production, which comes from Wed 14 – Sun 18 November. Break a leg kids!,I am sure you will all shine!
Before Christmas though, the Parks Trust promises a 'spooktacular' Halloween as they announce tickets for the 2018 Spooky Halloween Walks are now on sale. But be quick, I am told the they sell out fast...If you're hosting your own Halloween party, we have some great recipes courtesy of Waitrose - eyeball cocktails (not real eyes, of course!) and ghostly bananas, which are my personal favourite - they look great! And will be the talking point of any party.
At an event hosted by Milton Keynes College last month, it was announced that the 2019 Milton Keynes business achievement awards are now open. Focusing on how education, training and skills development underpin the need for the Milton Keynes economy and Milton Keynes businesses to increase levels of productivity to allow for successful competition in a post Brexit world. If you think your business could register or if you want to attend, read more inside.
We have two fabulous competitions this month with five pairs of tickets to the Festive Gift Fair (which really does get you in the Christmas Spirit), and a pair of tickets to the National Pet show up for grabs. Both are at Birmingham NEC, giving you the perfect opportunity to spend time with a friend or family member. Good luck!
If you're feeling the winter blues kick in, resident interiors expert Rosie Kinsella has some interesting ideas on on counteracting these feelings by making some simple changes to your surroundings.
Arts Gateway this month is all about Life Drawing. Art expert John best explores some of the amazing artists who live locally and are masters at this subject. He also looks at venues offering tutoring within Bucks.
See you in November.