MK September 17
From the Editor
We say farewell to the summer sun and you would be forgiven for thinking you have blinked and missed it. Statistics show that the number of people holidaying in the UK has risen; great news for our economy, and for the sale of umbrellas and raincoats... Welcome to the UK.
As we slide gently into autumn, images of Christmas begin to creep into our everyday life, much to the dismay of the public. Bah Humbug! The Swan Revived Hotel in Newport Pagnell is the first of our advertisers to bring a Christmas theme this year, as they advertise their Christmas parties and New Year bookings. This bravery was surely worth a mention!?
There seems to be so much going on around Milton Keynes this month - it was hard to fit it all in…
Willen hospice has an array of events on the horizon including an abseil down the Northampton Lift Tower, a Beatles Concert and a Lake Run. These events are all in aid of the hospice and really do help to make a difference.
Have you heard about the new app Discovering MK? Inspired by Pokémon Go it launched in celebration of MK’s 50th birthday year. Following an interactive trail of 50 hidden gems around the city the app encourages residents and visitors to get out and explore Milton Keynes. You can unlock information about landmarks, challenge yourself, your family and friends to a fun mini quiz, win prizes and upload a ‘selfie’ to show you are there.
MK Food Fest returns this month to Linford Manor Park. All stallholders come from within a 20 mile radius of the Park and will showcase the very best local food and drink. There will be street food vendors, artisan producers, local ale & cider bar, farmers market stallholders and chefs for a one day, one location, free event. If you love food (and drink) you’d be crazy to miss this family-friendly event.
If you consider yourself a bit of a bookworm, the Althorp Literary Festival returns to Northampton in early October. Set over four days, the Festival is set to welcome over 40 best-selling authors, opinion leaders, comedians, poets, storytellers, stars of stage and screen, and household favourites, to provoke discussion, debate, laughter and tears, engaging and enthusing the audience. We have a pair of tickets up for grabs in a competition. See inside for details.
Our resident fashion expert prepares us for the Autumn trends which is red, red and more red. While the MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart offer their monthly round-up and David Williams gives us his top tips for keen gardeners this month. Enjoy September and I'll see you again next month.