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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. […]

The PSi#23 OverFlow, Performance Studies international Annual Conference Hamburg 2017

We’re pleased to hear that one of our former resident graduates, Clare Chun-yu Liu has a forthcoming screening in Germany. Here’s what she has to say – My artist video ‘A love story: between the strait’ will be screened as part of The PSi#23 OverFlow, Performance Studies international Annual Conference Hamburg 2017. Together with ‘Assemblage’ by Regina Fichtner, my […]

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Bucks Open Studios … Open this weekend!

This weekend sees the start of Bucks Open Studios, an annual event where artists and makers all over the country open their studios or hold exhibitions and events showcasing and demonstrating their work.  It is a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand  the creativity going on around Buckinghamshire. Westbury Arts Centre will be open every weekend during […]