View our MK College Festival in the City 2015

Thank you for joining us at MK College Festival in the City

MK College Festival in the City was held from Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th June in Middleton Hall at the centre:mk. It was an exciting showcase of the wide talent, skill and diversity existing throughout Milton Keynes College and the local community along with our employer partners. A programme of events took place throughout the five-day festival, including on stage music and dance performances, exhibitions, catwalk shows, workshops, competitions and demonstrations. 

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Keep an eye out for our next 'festival in the city' but in the meantime you can view the 2015 programme below to see the kind of activities you can expect.

Festival of Creativity - Wednesday 10th June - 11am - 5pm

Event

Stage

Time

Festival launch including a celebration of vocational qualification day with guest appearances, live music and performances for all

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

11am-12pm

Festival fun for little ones - face painting, mask making and arts & crafts

The Xero Live Tent 

11am-11.30am

Complimentary festival pop-up hair & beauty salon including a styling bar, consultations and demonstrations

The Graduate Hair & Beauty Tent with Gregory Max Barbers

11am-5pm

Festival face painting on the green with a lunchtime summer plant sale

The Green

11am-5pm

Models showcasing our fashion students' unique designs on the catwalk

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

12pm-1pm & 5pm-6pm

Art & Design demonstration by MK Arts for Adults

The Xero Live Tent 

12pm-1pm

Live student band - Custom Vibes

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

1pm-1.30pm

Henna body art demonstration with Saffi

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

1.30pm-2pm

Live student band performance

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

2pm-2.30pm

Art & Design live lesson - screen printing and decoupage

The Xero Live Tent 

1pm-2.30pm

Media & Games student showcase - big screen

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

2.30pm-3pm & 3.30pm-4pm

Live student band performance

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

3pm-3.30pm

3D art workshop by MK Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture

The Xero Live Tent 

2.30pm-3.30pm

Prom time - join our prom make-up lesson with our make-up artist Sophie

The Xero Live Tent 

3.30pm-4.30pm

Interactive live games tournament - come and join in the fun

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

4pm-5pm

 

* All timings are subject to change prior to the event

Festival of Futures - Thursday 11th June - 9am - 8pm

Event

Stage

Time

Interview tips & techniques with our expert Arun from REED NFCE recruitment

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

10am-10.30am

Join in with our complimentary morning Thai Chi session with Glyn

The Xero Live Tent 

9.15am-10am

CV writing techniques with our expert Arun from REED NFCE recruitment

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

10.30am-11am

Festival pop-up hair & beauty salon offering complimentary treatments including manicures, hand and arm massages & hair styling

The Graduate Hair & Beauty Tent with Gregory Max Barbers

9am-8pm

Live career talk - "How to showcase your talent" hosted by Xero  The Center Parcs Main Stage  11.00am-11.30am

Live career talk - "Getting back into work after a career break" with our Workability team

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

11.30am-12pm

Live business talk - "A technique for creative thinking" hosted by Velocity

The Xero Live Tent 

11.00am-12pm

Summer plant sale on the green

The Green

11.30am-2pm

Live Jazz Lounge

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

12pm-1pm

Live talk - "The 7 Essential Digital Marketing Steps to Create A Simple And Successful Lead Generation Machine For Your Business" hosted by 21st Century Digital Marketing

The Xero Live Tent 

12pm-1pm

Catwalk with models showcasing our fashion students' unique designs

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

1pm-2pm

Live business talk - "An introduction to future trends for your business" hosted by Enterprise Marketing Solutions

The Xero Live Tent 

1pm-2pm

Oxley Park Academy children's choir performance

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

2pm-2.30pm

Live business talk - "The importance of headshot photography in the modern business sector and its social media platforms" by David

The Xero Live Tent 

2pm-2.30pm

Van Dyke School Acoustic Music Performance

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

2.30pm-4pm

Over 19s Adult English & Maths taster session - find out how we can help you

The Xero Live Tent 

2.30pm-3pm

Join our Robot Building Workshop with our IT students and lecturer Simon

The Xero Live Tent 

3pm-3.30pm

Hands on Engineering, Construction and Motor Vehicle taster session with our team of lecturers

The Xero Live Tent 

3.30pm-5pm

Student Band - Custom Vibes 

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

4pm-5pm

"Next steps after school for students and parents"- talk by our expert Schools Advisor Rehanna

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

5pm-5.30pm

MK College 6th Form Pathways explained by our Deputy Director Julia

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

5.30pm-6pm

All about College Apprenticeships with our in-house team

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

6pm-6.30pm

Bailey McConnell, local Britain's Got Talent 2014 star - live guest performance The Center Parcs Main Stage  6.30pm-7.00pm

Fresher’s fun with our Student Engagement team including games, music and table tennis

The Xero Live Tent 

6pm-8pm

MK College Open Evening in the City including a Higher Education Expo, MK College 6th form, student discounts, information and guidance clinic, curriculum information and application zone

The Green

6pm-8pm

Ride the waves with the Snozone surf simulator The Green 6pm-8pm

Live Student DJ sets

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

7pm-8pm

 

* All timings are subject to change prior to the event

Festival of Lifestyle - Friday 12th June - 9am - 7pm

Event

Stage

Time

Mini festival catwalk - bring your little ones for face painting, dressing up and fun on the catwalk

The Center Parcs Main Stage

10am-11.30am

Learn how to move in a way that will help reduce your risk of injury and back pain with our Sports Science team

The Xero Live Tent 

10am-11am

Fun on the green including sports activities with our Sports Science team The Green 10am-2.30pm

Come and learn essential baby first aid with our childcare experts

The Xero Live Tent 

11am-12pm

Lift your spirits and unwind with a demonstration from Aqua Sana - Center Parcs, Woburn Forest The Center Parcs Main Stage 11.30am-12pm
Gregory Max Barbers - live demonstration The Center Parcs Main Stage 12pm-1pm
Relax with our complimentary holistic therapies hosted by our student beauticians  The Xero Live Tent  12pm-2pm

Pop-up Hair & Beauty salon with complimentary treatments

The Graduate Hair & Beauty Tent with Gregory Max Barbers

12pm-6pm

Professional MK Barber of the Year 2015 - live semi-finals on stage

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

1pm-2pm

Student Barber of the Year - live semi-finals on stage

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

2pm-3pm

TIGI hair cocktails - the art of styling using TIGI products with The Graduate Salon Manager Matt The Xero Live Tent  2pm-2.30pm
Open to all - interactive sports academies including football and basketball with our Sports Development team The Xero Live Tent  2.45pm-5pm

Level 3 Hairdressing catwalk showcase

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

3pm-3.15pm

Professional & Student Barber of the Year live results show and presentations The Center Parcs Main Stage  3.15pm-3.30pm

Black Swan Dancebox performance with Make-Up Artistry and Hair by MK College students 

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

3.30pm-4.30pm

Can you Canoe? Test your skills in our virtual U-Canoes

The Green

3.30pm-6pm

Prom time - don't miss our prom hair and make-up demonstrations

The Graduate Hair & Beauty Tent sponsored by Gregory Max Barbers

4.30pm-6.30pm

Student Sports performance to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup The Center Parcs Main Stage  4.30pm-5pm

This seasons summer styles - catwalk show styled by our fashion students in partnership with Quiz Fashion, centre:mk

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

5.30pm-6pm

Theatrical Make-Up end of year show The Center Parcs Main Stage  6pm-7pm

 

* All timings are subject to change prior to the event

Festival in the City - Saturday 13th June - 9am - 5pm

Event

Stage

Time

Pop-up hair & beauty salon with complimentary treatments including henna body art

The Graduate Hair & Beauty Tent with Gregory Max Barbers

9am-5pm

Live band - Foreign Ground, eclectic music from stage and screen performed by Vandyke Upper School The Center Parcs Main Stage  10am-11.30am
Bring your family along for a chance to have a go at presenting the news in our green room and learn how music and sound are used for moving images in films The Xero Live Tent  10am-12pm

Festival face painting and arts & crafts on the green

The Green

11am-3pm

Bring the family along for an interactive DJ lesson with our resident mixing master, DJ Jake

The Xero Live Tent 

 

12pm-1pm

Live performance - Student Dance Company

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

12pm-12.30pm

Live performance - The Sounds of MK City Orchestra

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

1pm-2pm

An upbeat musical showcase by our Performing Arts Students

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

2pm-4pm

Strength & conditioning demonstration with Chris and the Sports Science team

The Xero Live Tent 

 

2.30pm-3pm

Join our fun dance workshop for those aged 9-16 years - no experience needed!

The Xero Live Tent 

3pm-4pm

Catwalk with models showcasing our fashion students' unique designs

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

4pm-4.30pm

East Meets West - henna body art and make-up with Saffi The Center Parcs Main Stage  4.30pm-5pm

Acoustic sounds from our talented Music students live in the tent

The Xero Live Tent 

 

4pm-5pm

 

* All timings are subject to change prior to the event

Festival of Food - Sunday 14th June - 10am - 5pm

Event

Stage

Time

MK College Level 1 Student Chef Challenge finals - live on stage

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

10.30am-11.30am

Cupcake & cookie decorating for all the family with our Catering team The Xero Live Tent  10.30am-11.30am

Pop-up hair & beauty salon with complimentary treatments

The Graduate Hair & Beauty Tent with Gregory Max Barbers

10am-5pm

Arts & Crafts on The Green

The Green

11am-2pm

"A taste of summer" -live cooking demonstrations with our professional chefs using seasonal produce and simple techniques to create flavoursome food at home The Center Parcs Main Stage  11.30am & 1pm

Join us for #foodphotolive and learn how to style your food for photos

The Xero Live Tent 

 

11.30pm & 1pm

Mixology Mocktail Masterclass - learn how to make delicious non-alcoholic cocktails with our professional Catering team The Xero Live Tent  12pm-1pm

Professional Chef Challenge with Center Parcs Woburn Forest - live on stage

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

12pm-1pm

MK College Level 2 Student Chef Challenge finals - live on stage

The Center Parcs Main Stage 

1.30pm

Perfect Pasta - Masterclass with our professional chefs

The Xero Live Tent 

 

1.30pm-2pm

Molecular Gastronomy - watch a live demonstration of how modern techniques blend physics and chemistry to transform the tastes and textures of food The Xero Live Tent  2pm-2.30pm

Celebrate the last few festival hours and join Social Paint MK for a step-by-step community painting session (no experience required)

The Center Parcs Main Stage (beside)

3pm-4.30pm (registration 2.50pm)

Little ones - join Social Paint MK for a mini painting session ideal for the younger members of the family**

The Xero Live Tent 

 

3pm-4.30pm

 

* All timings are subject to change prior to the event
** This is a paid for event/activity

The Festival Zones - Wednesday - Sunday - Open Daily

The Art & Design Exhibition Zone - Our 2015 exhibition is the culmination of the hard work and creative talent we have at Milton Keynes College.  Showcasing students final pieces from a wide range of disciplines including Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design Fashion and Clothing and Games & Media. 

Business & Leadership Centre Zone - Come and meet us and see how we can help your business, we offer training courses from basic introductions up to professionally accredited courses for management. Find out about our room hire, award winning restaurant The Brasserie, and Hair & Beauty Salon The Graduate

Apprenticeship Zone - Come and meet our team and a selection of employers to find out how we can support you in seeking an Apprenticeship that meets your career aspirations. We work with the National Apprenticeship Service to offer great programmes with great employers.  

Information & Application Zone - Come along for advice, guidance and information about studying at Milton Keynes College and any of our other services. Our customer services team are also on hand to help you make an application on the day and to assist with any other questions you may have. 

Exhibition Stands

Visit a host of exhibition stands available throughout the festival including:

  • MK Islamic Art
  • The Graduate at Milton Keynes College
  • Media & Games Courses
  • Whittlebury Hall - Wednesday
  • Sports and Public Services Courses - Friday & Saturday
  • Workability & Adult English and Maths Courses
  • MK College Sixth Form
  • Computing and IT Courses
  • Construction, Engineering & Motor Vehicle Courses
  • Capture the "mooment" - photobooth
  • People Services - working at MK College
  • Childcare Courses
  • MK College Early Years Nursery