Celebrating Milton Keynes’ People!

Date Posted:20/04/2017

Living Archive MK are celebrating after being awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  ‘MK50 - The People’s Story’ project will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes by capturing the stories of the people who live here.  Over the next 12 months the project will digitise historic film and video footage, interview key people involved in the planning and early development of Milton Keynes, and create 50 digital film stories from individuals recalling special events, places or objects that have been significant over the last 50 years. There will be series of 4 public screenings of the digitised film and video material to stimulate memories.  

From the research a full length documentary film, a large-scale multi-media exhibition, a book, a website and education resources will be created.

Living Archive MK will be working closely with Milton Keynes Museum to contribute directly to the content of the new Modern MK Gallery at the Museum.  Extracts from the digital stories will be presented either by projection or using digital media techniques. This will tell the People’s Story which will run throughout the new Modern MK Gallery exhibitions, telling stories of those key people that made it happen but also of the waves of people that have come since – the pioneers who came in the 1970s but also the people who have come from all over the world to live in Milton Keynes.

If you or your community would like to tell your story, please get in touch with one of the team by contacting admin@livingarchive.org.uk or call 01908 322 568. If you are interested to lead the project as Project Co-ordinator go to www.livingarchive.org.uk for full details of the role.