First we Eat with Milton Keynes
Over 12 months we worked with communities in Fairfields and Whitehouse in Milton Keynes. We invited residents for lunch in exchange for a conversation about family, creativity, well-being and a new public art commission for the area.
What we did
We commissioned artist Saj Fareed who designed creative packs and lead a creative conversation with students and teachers at Fairfield Primary School and Watling Secondary school in Whitehouse. We spoke to residents at events, cafes and online.
The project website
Milton Keynes culture team had commissioned a website as the first part of this project - read our blogs to follow each stage of our project.
6 project blogs
- for the explore Fairfields & Whitehouse website
Conversations with 240 individuals
- gathering information on themes, values and format
200 project packs for schools
- containing creative activities & locally made jam
2 new badge making machines
- bought for fun day and left with each community
How we engaged with people
Use local history to connect people with the past and anchor them in order to build for the future.""
There are loads of birds and wildlife - its very important that we encourage the wildlife back.""
Who was involved?
The work was commissioned by Milton Keynes Council and supported by the Parish Council’s in Fairfield and Whitehouse.