New Opportunities

MK50 Showcase

In January-February 2018, we will showcase the MK50 year, sharing images and objects created during 2017.  This will be a chance to share a snapshot of what has happened over this momentous year and to look to the future, thinking about what comes next and how we gear up for Capital of Culture in 2023.

We want the public to help shape the MK50 Showcase and are looking for nominations of MK50 objects, images, exhibitions etc.  To make a nomination, we are asking members of the public to complete the nomination form below, and return it to us with an image.  The final selection will be made by a panel.  10 winners will be selected and will recieve an Unexpected: MK Book.

Download the MK50 Object Nomination Form and return it to 

Deadline for nominations: 30th October 2017


MK50 Tea Towel Challenge

To celebrate Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday, we are introducing the MK50 Tea Towel Challenge – to create a 3D object or piece of clothing from MK50 branded Tea Towels. 

Inspired by the creativity of our team at MK Council, who have already produced a scarf, a cape and a jacket, we are opening this challenge up to the public.  

There are three steps to take part:

  1. Complete and return the Tea Towel Request Form (below) and we will provide you with three MK50 Tea Towels to make into your creation.
  2. Make your object.  You are welcome to use other materials as well as the Tea Towels.  
  3. When you are happy with your object, please send us an image and basic details about yourself, see Tea Towel Object Submission info below.  To be in with a chance of being included in the MK50 Showcase, we need to receive your image by 27th October 2017.

Applications for tea towels are now closed.  If you have received tea towels, please ensure your photo submission reaches us by 27th October 2017.