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Resolutions 2022
Of Memory by Helena Ray

Familiar Ground w/ Christy Thynne
Familiar Ground w/ Deborah Fielding (Online)
Familiar Ground w/ Andy Macdermott
Familiar Ground w/ Ciara Callaghan
Familiar Ground w/ Alice Boland-Rhodes
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #3
Lonely Numbers — Radio (28.08.21)
Familiar Ground w/ Alice Boland-Rhodes (Online)
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #2
Familiar Ground w/ Jonny Clapham (Online)
Familiar Ground w/ Saint Akua
Lonely Numbers — Radio (31.07.21)
Familiar Ground w/ Resolve & MKFF
Familiar Ground w/ Jonny Clapham
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #1
Matters of Interest x Big Shop Friday

Psst. Print and Record Fair
Stronger Together by Okocha Obasi 💥️
Matters of Interest x Big Shop Friday
The Elephant Room with Dylan Fox
Evening Class
What Is She? with NOHAT
Listen Here!
Starting Something #6
Lonely Numbers Radio Live 02
Hannah Wilson
Monoprinting with Sophie Atkins
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
Resolutions 2019

Starting Something #3
Now on Soundcloud
Starting Something #2
Match Balls
Starting Something
Resolutions 2018

Store Records & Ernest Herb
Publication launch
Supper Clubs 

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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.

Big Shop Friday Limited is a registered non-profit limited by guarantee no. 11843214

Supper Clubs

A series of four Supper Clubs supported by Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Milton Keynes Council. Themes for each supper are taken from ‘The Plan for Milton Keynes Volumes 1 & 2’ published in 1970 by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation.

1. Opportunity and freedom of choice:
Introducing a series of Supper Clubs designed to discuss Milton Keynes’ bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023. Each of the four Suppers are briefed by themes taken from the original book The Plan for Milton Keynes published in 1970.

2. Easy movement,access and good communications:
Join us for food and chats about culture. How can we join things up? How do we talk about what we’re doing? What platform(s) can be accessible for artists/creatives in Milton Keynes as well for the public in and outside of the city.

3. An Attractive City:
Why are young people leaving the city after education? Join us for a Supper this Friday from 7pm. Share experiences on what makes a city attractive to live, work and call home.

4. Public participation/awarenes
Join us for our final supper to discuss the artist space in Milton Keynes; artist-run spaces past, present and future both physical and digital.

“Volume One describes the background to the designation of Milton Keynes and the approach in preparing the Plan. Volume Two describes the evidence which has led to the proposals. It also recommends proposals at a greater detail than in Volume One.”

Goals in Planning Milton Keynes

Many goals and objectives for Milton Keynes have been discussed and debated during the preparation of the Plan and out of these discussions the Corporation has identitifed six broad goals which the proposals of the Plan are intended to achieve. These goals are:

– Opportunity and freedom of choice
– Easy movement and access, and good communications
– Balance and variety
– An attractive city
– Public awareness and participation
– Efficient and imaginative use of resources

Vol.1|  pp13 |  p39