The Groundwork Weekender is a three-day celebration and exploration of Milton Keynes; its heritage, landscape, mobility, architecture, people, sites and sounds of the city, curated by artist-collective Tracing the Pathway.
The Groundwork Weekender presents an ambitious and diverse programme of performances, talks, walks, exhibitions, film screenings and social meeting points, each entirely created for and in response to MK. Eleven unique artist projects will premiere, softly animate the city, gesturing towards the inspiring creative and cultural sites that can be found by every grassy verge; in its grid formations, underpasses, trees, and people too.
All events are free and the programme encourages both arts and non-arts audiences to engage with the work and meet the artists behind their creation. Audiences will be free to navigate their way around the programme and city, or, alternatively we invite you to join us for a guided tour as we collectively journey around these artworks, around this city.
To check out our full programme please follow the Friday/Saturday/Sunday links above. For those who want to ensure seeing all artworks, events and performances then please view The Coach Trip programme. Join The Coach Trip, hosted by artist duo Hunt and Darton, for a witty take on the holiday bus tour to experience the adventure of the city. The tour will pass by some of Milton Keynes' most significant cultural, heritage and architectural sites, guiding guests on a journey to visit and partake in the events, installations and talks presented during the Groundwork Weekender. Spaces for this event are extremely limited and as such we recommend early booking.
For more information on the eleven unique artworks created by our Groundwork artists please visit:
For more information on the accompanying the Groundwork exhibition and symposium please visit:
Download a copy of our programme here:
The Weekender is part of Groundwork, developed by artist collective Tracing the Pathway. Groundwork is a performance and research project about Milton Keynes, which curates unique artworks for the town, supports the development of artists, and provides a platform artists to make deep, long-lasting connection the city. This programme, in parallel to the Weekender, has been generously supported with funding from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Pedalling Culture, Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Sharing Culture: MK, and has been supported by Studio Chehade, Arts and Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes and MK Biergarten.