Thursday, 22 February, is World Thinking Day – a day when 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world connect to shout about the things that they do.
The theme this year is Our World, Our Peaceful Future, and there will be an event at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park at 10.30 a.m. to reflect on this theme. This is a free event and all are welcome to join us.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2024
A short event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will be held at the Milton Keynes Rose at 2 p.m. on Saturday 27 January 2024.
The event will include readings and songs and a short silence to honour the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
The MK Rose’s annual Corporate Pancake Day Race is taking place at the MK Rose in Campbell Park on Shrove Tuesday, 13 February 2024, from 11.30am. Teams of four, from local businesses and organisations are invited to sign up and compete for the title of ‘MK Corporate Pancake Day Race Winner 2024’. This year we are also delighted to welcome the return of the Para-Pancake Race, following its successful debut last year.Continue reading “Entries are now open for the MK Rose Corporate Pancake Race 2024”
The Milton Keynes Rose Trust are saddened by the passing of Valerie Williamson BEM. Val was a great supporter of the Milton Keynes Rose and founding member of Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day (MKDAD) celebrated annually on July 14th at the Rose.
Saturday 17 September 2022 7pm
The Milton Keynes Rose Project team are hosting a memorial service for Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
There will be reflection music, readings and singing from members of Musica Charity Choir MK. Within the ceremony, you will be invited to lay a tea light candle (battery powered only) in remembrance and honour of Her late Majesty, The Queen.Continue reading “Public Memorial Service”
1st July is International Joke Day and we have a pillar at the Milton Keynes Rose marking this date. Our friends at Milton Keynes Camphill Communities have created a video sharing some of their favourite jokes, enjoy!
Friends of the Caribbean, a local charity in Milton Keynes, has achieved recognition from the Milton Keynes Rose Trust through the inscription of a pillar to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation at the MK Rose, in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. A Windrush Cricket Family Fun Day took place earlier in the month to raise funds for the pillar.Continue reading “Friends of the Caribbean Celebrates Windrush”
A new inscription will be unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park on Wednesday 25 May 2022.
25 May is the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, an event which was instrumental in the development and spread of the Black Lives Matter movement. Following a public consultation exercise in 2021, a new pillar inscription at the Rose will mark 25 May and Black Lives Matter.Continue reading “New Pillar to be unveiled at the Milton Keynes Rose”
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.Continue reading “International Dance Day to be celebrated at the Milton Keynes Rose this April”
This year, The Milton Keynes Rose have announced that they will be engraving two new pillars, adding to this civic place of remembrance situated in Campbell Park.Continue reading “Exciting New Pillar Dedications for 2022 at The Milton Keynes Rose”
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!Continue reading “Calling MK Businesses and Organisations to take part in the MK Rose Pancake Race in 2022”
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.
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.Continue reading “Exciting things planned at Milton Keynes Rose this July”
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.Continue reading “HRH The Duke of Edinburgh”
It’s the Milton Keynes Community Foundation Mad March Challenge from 10am on 15 March 2021 until 12pm on 26 March 2021 🌿
Donations up to £500 to the Milton Keynes Rose through our Local Giving can be matched, please get donating as soon as you can after 10am on 15th March 2021 so your donation can be matched.Continue reading “Mad March Local Giving Challenge”
21 March 2021
To celebrate #WorldPoetryDay today (21 March) we are pleased to share this collaboration from local poets, Vanessa Horton Jonklaas, Andy Powell, Rachael White, Paul Moss, The Bard of Buckingham Dean Jones and MK Poet Laureate Mark NielContinue reading “World Poetry Day 2021”
‘This Rose Is For You’ Poem for Valentine’s Day by Dean Jones, Bard of Buckingham.
Filmed by Jonanthan Taylor, Director of Photography at Aniseed Photo
27 January 2021 “Be The Light In The Darkness”
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 is Wednesday 27 January, the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Dafur.Continue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day 2021”
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of one of MK’s great Founders, Ken Baker whose life and achievements are celebrated on the Milton Keynes Rose Founders Roll. https://bit.ly/3nQxm3gContinue reading “Remembering ‘MK Founder’ Ken Baker”
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.Continue reading “Digital Commemoration for DB4 Day”
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
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.
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”.
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.Continue reading “New pillars to be engraved at the Milton Keynes Rose “