Community Arts Resource Centre – CARCMK

The Community Arts Resource Centre has built up its inventory of costumes and technical and event equipment over a long period, from gifts, acquisitions and grants from MKCF. The equipment is stored at Burners Lane, and its use can be arranged through the Arts Gateway office.

We have a range of equipment for hire at very competitive prices. We serve the needs of local organisations, groups and individuals wishing to run a wide range of public and private displays, stage performances and exhibitions.

At our storage location in Stacey Bushes we hold:-
-Public Address (PA) equipment for indoor and outdoor events
-Audio equipment for stage performances, concerts, gigs
-Lighting for plays, shows, concerts and discos
-Event equipment for indoor and outdoor events: marquees, demountable staging, cabling, fire extinguishers
-Stage costumes for plays, musical and dance shows
-Exhibition display stands for artwork, photographs, notices
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Arts Central Kiln Farm
<p>Arts Central is a supportive community of creatives, we share the day-to-day management while building our creative practice, networking and collaborating with fellow artists.</p> <br><p>Be part of a creative working environment at our new premises on 18-20 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm. The building is still in progress but we have hot desks and permanent desks, and separate studio space. In the future we are looking to have meeting area or space for workshops, kitchen and a social area for somewhere to relax and network if you want to. No need to work in isolation at home again and it’s affordable for all! <br>It’s a £15 annual membership with Arts Gateway MK to be a part of Arts Central. The annual subscription gives you heavily discounted rates for space at Kiln Farm.<p/>  
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MK LITFEST set up in 2017 to promote and celebrate all things literary, bookish or wordy.

The Lit Fest Steering Group brings together arts and education professionals and enthusiasts who share a love of books, words, writing, speaking and thinking.  We are a small team with big ambitions, and we are especially grateful to our wonderful volunteers who help us get the show on the road.

After a triumphant debut in 2017 - with Lynton Kwesi Johnson, Michael Rosen and much more - we returned in 2018 with an even more ambitious programme, working with new Festival partners and venues to bring a cornucopia of the finest contemporary writing to the city.

We're now putting together a packed programme of events with something for everyone: novelists, biographers, storytellers, journalists, and poets. So put down your book, uncuddle your Kindle and join us for MK Lit Fest 2019.

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