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Easter Family Fun Day

We’ere pleased to announce that our Easter Family Fun Day is back !  Over the years we’ve focussed on popular childrens books such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.  This year we’re going to be taking a step back in time to the year 1684….. ‘Back in Time at Westbury Manor’  builds upon the […]

Milton Keynes Open

We’re launching Milton Keynes Open which will take place over the weekend of the 13th & 14th July.  We are inviting all artists to apply, whether working in paint, print, photography or other mediums – The only limit is it must be wall based. Deadline for submissions is 3rd of June.  For more information please […]

FREE Childrens event – Sun 9th Sept 4-5pm

We are lucky enough to have Buckingham based music group with us on the 9th of September.  Mr Simpsons Little Consort will be performing a FREE event for children “Captain Digorie Piper & his Merry Medieval Pirates”, this promises to be a fun event which includes, music, storytelling and audience participation.  There is no need […]

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Graduate Exhibition coming up…

Every year at Westbury we take on a graduate for a period of 3 months, this is a great opportunity for a newly graduated artist to develop their skills as well as having the opportunity to work along side other artists.  This year saw an outstanding number of applications, which certainly made the task of […]

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So you think Milton Keynes hasn’t got a history ? ….. Well think again!

Over the past few months a team of Westbury volunteers have been researching the history of Westbury. The Westbury site has long been a site of significance.  People have lived here for well over two thousand years, back to when flint tools were worked here. The Romans came and went but in that time small fields […]

Easter fun on the 31st of March

Westbury will be opening it’s doors on the 31st of March for a fun family day!  The day will be themed around poetry, there’ll be dramatised poetry readings, poetry themed childrens activities, a poetry competition and refreshments will also be available.

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We’re on the lookout for Graduates!

Each year we offer two graduates the opportunity to live and work here at Westbury Arts Centre. It’s that time of year again when we’ll be reaching out far and wide to recent graduates who would like the opportunity to be an artist in residence.  We are offering FREE live/work space or a studio space […]

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Your Memories Needed

Last year we were lucky enough to be awarded some funding from the Heritage Lottery fund to research and document the history of our site.  As part of this project we would like to interview people who were involved with Westbury when it was a working farm.  We would love to get an insight into […]

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Westbury Arts Centre wins National Lottery Support

Westbury Arts Centre in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes has received a National Lottery grant of £9,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project called “Opening the Box”. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, “Opening the Box” will map the history of the building and natural surroundings of Westbury […]

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Welcome to our Graduates 2017

Isobel Morris. Isobel Morris is an Applied Art and Textile graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, and it was here that she discovered her one true love – rugs and carpets. The campus rug tufting room was Isobel’s second home, where she learnt her skills and specialised in exploring the potential of the rug tufting process. […]