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Free summer events at Milton Keynes Market

‘Summer at Milton Keynes Market’ runs from 5 – 13 August featuring music, food, yoga and wellness workshops, pétanque tournaments, creative workshops, Bollywood dance lessons and much more.

It’s being held to celebrate Milton Keynes Development Partnership’s relaunch of Milton Keynes Market. Working closely with current stall holders, MKDP has developed exciting plans for the Market to become an even more popular shopping and food destination, including additional stalls, events, and enhanced facilities including extra seating and improved lighting. A new dedicated website will promote the Market and events.

MKDP has also worked with Milton Keynes City Council and MK-based creative agency Pooleyville on the week-long ‘Summer at Milton Keynes Market’ which features the Fandangoe DISCOTECA and is programmed by Carly Attridge from The Loss Project.

About Fandangoe DISCOTECA

The Fandangoe DISCOTECA is an ambitious public art project by multidisciplinary artist Annie Frost Nicholson who believes in the power of art to tackle difficult conversations around mental health. Fandangoe DISCOTECA invites the public to dance in a beautifully refurbished 1960s micro-kiosk as part of a joyful art installation, and will host a free programme of workshops inviting MK’s communities to come along to enjoy music, meet other people, and contribute to a collective Market playlist.

Running alongside is a fantastic selection of bands, DJs, Milton Keynes Market-inspired food and drink, stalls, creative workshops and the premiere of a newly commissioned Market poem by Elsie Bryant.

What’s on and when?

Find the full programme at

Saturday 5 August

2pm to 6pm - Grief Rave

A joyful space to play tunes to remember loved ones or share nostalgia for times gone by. Request your tunes, make dedications, share your stories and dance in a space full of joy and hope with Nick Street Sound System and Carly from The Loss Project

Tuesday 8 August

Noon to 2pm - Yoga with Madlyn Maya

A gentle yoga session, open to all ages and abilities. No previous yoga experience necessary, bring a mat if you have one! 20-minute sessions across the two hours.

2pm to 3pm - Bollywood Vibes

Fun Bollywood Style dance workshop.

Thursday 10 August

5pm – 11pm – food, cocktails, games and music

A selection of music from The Music Room, followed by guest DJs curated by Listen Here. Food will be inspired by the fantastic selection of ingredients to be found within Milton Keynes Market itself, cooked up by James Carr (Group Head Chef at MK College, Wyld and Milton Keynes Chef of the Year). Indulge in a game of pétanque and enjoy cocktails at the bar.

Friday 11 August

1pm to 5pm - The Shoopery

Dancing and movement-based games to help you beat your anxiety and let yourself go! 20 min slots at 30 min intervals throughout the event.

Noon to 6pm – food, cocktails, games and music

Live music curated by Ozo Jazz Nights, and guest DJs selected by Listen Here. The Market Menu, excellent cocktails, and more fun and games on the boules pitch.

Saturday 12 August

11am to 11pm – food, cocktails, games and music

Additional stallholders join Milton Keynes Market, selling locally made and grown products, plus there’s live music and a fantastic selection of street food until late.

Sunday 13 August

Noon to 6pm – family friendly afternoon relaxation

A slightly gentler tempo with an afternoon of jazz, plant and flea-market stalls, and family friendly creative workshops alongside street food and the bar.


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