MK January 18
From the Editor
Happy New Year!
And welcome to January 2018!
Gosh, how quick did 2017 go?!
It was a year of celebrations all around the city to mark Milton Keynes’ 50th anniversary.
Lisa Spearman of Mercer & Hole was privileged to cut the MK50 cake for the official birthday in January.In September we welcomed the visit of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who spent time meeting key organisations and representatives from the city, and watched a variety of performances at the Milton Keynes Rose before unveiling a special plaque to commemorate the founders of Milton Keynes.
In his speech to well-wishers, His Royal Highness praised the city’s creators for their vision and ensuring that no one is more than a few minutes’ walk from green space in Milton Keynes. He said the optimism over its future made Milton Keynes ‘unique’.
“There is a very strong sense of community and belonging in Milton Keynes – a busy cultural, heritage and arts centre and a focus on greenery and sustainability,” he said.
Hundreds of free events took place throughout the year, including the Feast of Fire, when around 10,000 people descended on Milton Keynes city centre for a very special evening of fire, theatre, dance and music.