All events at the Groundwork Weekender are free to attend and open to all. Certain events are limited capacity and require audiences to reserve a ticket in advance. Find out more about the programme and book tickets below.
SITUATING THE GROUNDWORK: INITIATIVES, INFRASTRUCTURES AND INTERVENTIONS
Friday 14th September I 09:30 - 18:30
Tracing the Pathway host Situating the Groundwork: Initiatives, Infrastructures and Interventions; a 3-day symposium presenting multiple perspectives from artists, cultural organisers, policy makers, urban geographers, town planners to reflect on the value, role, impact and future of socially-engaged, site-responsive arts practice in urban development. Situating the Groundwork will offer 25 provocations on how policy, labour, resources, arts practice and research are integral to cities developing fertile artistic and cultural infrastructures.
On Friday 14th September the symposium will be held at MK Gallery, where we invite you to join our gathering of speakers as they share their experiences, knowledge, methodologies and anecdotes for implementing creative initiatives and interventions across the UK.
The MK Myth combines a fictional novel with a real, walkable, journey around Milton Keynes. The idea is that you can read the book as a stand alone novel in the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world, or you can take to the Redways, verges and towpaths of Milton Keynes, to walk its lines, experience the journey of the central character, and follow in 'K's' footsteps. To celebrate the launch of the book we will follow Phil’s footsteps from MK Gallery, through Campbell Park to Gulliver’s Land as he brings the book to life, reading extracts from the novel and sharing anecdotes from the writing of the work. At Gulliver’s participants of the walk are invited to join Triarchy Press (the book’s publisher) and Phil in toasting its genesis. Other highlights of the evening include a short tour of Gulliver’s Land, music and opportunities to purchase your own copy of the novel.
This ticket offers entry to the book launch for Phil Smith’s novel The MK Myth. The launch will take place at Gulliver’s Land and as such entrance to the site will be guided by the park’s staff members. Please arrive at 18.50 for a 19:00 start. Attendance includes toasts, a tour of the park, music and opportunities to purchase Phil’s novel.