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.


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 […]

house - Early 1950's

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Graduate Opportunity!

Westbury Arts Centre are currently inviting applications for two Artist Residencies, taking place from July 1st to October 1st  2017. You are offered FREE live/work studio space at Westbury Arts Centre based in Milton Keynes, along with an exhibition opportunity at the end of the residency. You will be part of a busy Arts Centre, […]


Thank you to T Systems !

We were recently lucky enough to be the recipients of some lovely pieces of ArtWork.  There were several pieces that were donated to us by T Systems in Milton Keynes.  These will be going up around Westbury in time for Bucks Open Studios in June!