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Starting Something #6
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Hannah Wilson
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Resolutions 2020 – Exhibition
Lonely Numbers Radio Live 01
WALL with Sophie Atkins ︎
Starting Something #5
Resolutions 2020

Quiz: The Christmas with Jonny Clapham
This is an art scene – ORDER NOW
Feature – Dave Hilliard
Feature – Katie Ellen Fields
Starting Something #4
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Starting Something #3
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Starting Something #2
Match Balls
Starting Something
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Store Records & Ernest Herb
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Our Last Friday events in the shop since 2019 have been kindly supported by funding from MK Council. We’re also thankful to Milton Keynes Arts Centre, MK Gallery and centre:mk for their continued encouragement and help.

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Starting Something #3

Our quarterly talk series that brings some of the most exciting and inspiring creatives together and discussing their journey starting something.

Sponsored by Murrays the Printers

Our speakers:

Théodora Lecrinier & Hannah Turner Wallis
Dyad Creative

Stefi Orazi
Modernist Estates

Chris Ince

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28 November 2018

Blackened Sun Brewing Co.,
3 Heathfield, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes MK12

Dyad Creative is a Franco-British duo founded in 2014 by Théodora Lecrinier and Hannah Turner Wallis, with a practice that focuses on visual arts and contemporary performance. Exploring what it means to work and exist as an artist today, Dyad Creative attempt to research different modes of collaboration and their Franco-British identity, while running artist-led spaces dedicated to supporting contemporary practice. Fuelled by the architecture of their surroundings they explore projects inspired and driven by space, audience and performance. Through the running of Dove St Studios, Dyad Creative investigate business models for sustainability, how to support local artists and contribute to the current artistic community.

Stefi Orazi runs a small studio based in London, founded in 2006 focusing in mainly in print and exhibition graphics. Stefi has worked for a wide range of clients and projects over the years in the cultural sector, as well as individuals and start-ups.
    Alongside this Stefi also has an interest Modernist architecture which manifests itself through the online shop: Things You Can Buy and also her blog Modernist Estates.
    Modernist Estates is an independent blog listing modernist homes for sale, focussing on London post-war estates with findings on the way including books, films and upcoming events. The blog resulted in Stefi writing her first book Modernist Estates in 2014. Last month The Barbican Estate was published, written by Stefi and a third book is also on the way early next year.

Chris Ince opened Radlands, the former indoor skatepark in Northampton, in 1992. Starting out in the cafe and shop in the (now old) bus station in Milton Keynes, Chris and his family took an old warehouse and built the indoor skate park Radlands, earning the nickname as ‘the Godfather’ of British skateboarding.
    The 10,000 sq ft park was, before its closure, one of the largest in Europe. It’s estimated that over 250,000 people used the park in its 12 years of operation. It was closed on 10 October 2004.
    The first skateboarders in the park were the Flip team consisting of Tom Penny, Geoff Rowley, Rune Glifberg. Radlands also hosted international contests with skaters attending like Tony Hawk, Danny Way and Eric Koston to just a few. Radlands were also known for the BMX scene and again have been host to the world’s finest BMXers such as Matt Hoffman and Dave Mirra.