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International Dance Day to be celebrated at the Milton Keynes Rose this April


Motus spring dancer advert

April 2022

An exciting programme of dance is planned for International Dance Day at the Milton Keynes Rose.

International Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April each year, and there is a plaque at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park to mark the day.

This year, a programme of dance and music will be held at the Rose on Friday 29 April and Saturday 30 April at 7 p.m. This is a free event and will bring together dance types from around the Milton Keynes area and beyond.

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Calling MK Businesses and Organisations to take part in the MK Rose Pancake Race in 2022


December 2021

It’s back … calling MK businesses and organisations to take part in the Milton Keynes Rose Pancake Race.  Taking place on Shrove Tuesday, 1st March 2022, the Milton Keynes Rose Project Team are calling on local businesses and organisations to take on the challenge of a relay race in Campbell Park.  Teams of four are invited to bring their baton (a frying pan!) and a pancake and be ready to compete for the title of MK Rose Pancake Winners!

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Armistice Day


November 2021

Did you know that 10 years ago the first pillar was unveiled at the area now known as Milton Keynes Rose?  
On 11 November 2011 the then Mayor of Milton Keynes Alan Richards unveiled the very first pillar at the first Armistice Service to be held in Campbell Park.  The Armistice Day pillar commemorates the end of the First World War and the Milton Keynes Rose has hosted the service annually on this date since it’s completion in 2013.

We are pleased to share the poem written and performed at today’s service by MK Poet laureate Mark Niel.

Thundering Silence 

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Exciting things planned at Milton Keynes Rose this July


July 2021

Several events are taking place at the Milton Keynes Rose this July. First up is ‘Never Let Me Stop’ an outdoor dance performance presented by Jean Abreu Dance & Motus Youth Dance. A collaboration between local young dancers and international choreographer Jean Abreu. Everyone is welcome to see this collaborative performance on Saturday 10 July 2021 at 4pm.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh


9 April 2021

We are very saddened to hear the annoucement of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this sad time.

We welcome your flower tributes to be laid at the Milton Keynes Rose in memorial.

Please remember gatherings are not allowed at this time, please lay your tribute but you must adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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Digital Commemoration for DB4 Day


31 December marks the day when the first DB4 manufactured by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, based in Newport Pagnell was registered in 1958.

Earlier in 2020 the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire Andrew Farncombe and the Mayor of MK Andrew Geary visited the site of Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell and both shared video messages to commemorate this important date in manufacturing history for the new city.

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New Pillar – World Refugee Day to be Unveiled


June 2020

World Refugee Day will be marked on Saturday 20th June 2020 with a new Pillar being unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose. Refugees Welcome MK have held gatherings at the Milton Keynes Rose in previous years to mark the date. Now having sought dedication for a World Refugee Day Pillar, they are set to unveil it this weekend with the help of MK Mayor Councillor Andrew Geary and the Chair of Refugees Welcome MK, Revd Tim Norwood

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World Refugee Day Pillar Unveiled by Milton Keynes Mayor


Press Release from Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes

On Saturday 20th June 2020 a new commemorative pillar was unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose to Celebrate World Refugee Day. It was unveiled by the Mayor, Councilor Andrew Geary. He said that he is proud to represent a diverse city that welcomes those in need.

The pillar has been installed with help from the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the Cenotaph Trust.

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New Mayor Unveils Volunteers Pillar – June 2020


At a time when volunteers have been needed more than ever and have quite literally saved lives, Milton Keynes has honoured its volunteers who have worked not just in the last few weeks but for decades.

Kicking off Volunteers’ Week, The Mayor of Milton Keynes Cllr Andrew Geary unveiled a new Pillar at the Milton Keynes Rose to mark the annual week. The Pillar inscribed with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi says “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.

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New pillars to be engraved at the Milton Keynes Rose 


May 2020

Three new granite pillars will be engraved this week at the Milton Keynes Rose, this is made possible by a successful funding raising campaign and a grant from MK Community Foundation.

The new pillars were chosen by the pillar panel, chaired by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire. This panel meets every other year to decide a new pillar engraving from the submissions received from the community groups.

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