Friday, 26 June 2015

35th Anniversary Celebration of Milton Keynes Peace Bagoda

The Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda was completed in 1980 at the northern edge of Willen lake in Willen, Milton Keynes. This was the first Peace Pagoda in the western world. There is a Nipponzan Myohoji Order temple and monastery nearby.
On Sunday 14th June 2015 there was a ceremony at the Peace Pagoda to celebrate it's 35th year of being built. There were prayers, addresses and messages of peace. There were also multi-cultural events including a poem and a eurhythmy performance from Camphill Milton Keynes.
Alex Fox

Friday, 19 June 2015

Andrew Eales - Classical piano recital


Milton Keynes based pianist, writer and teacher Andrew Eales presented an evening of classical piano music on Saturday 6th June in the Chrysalis Theatre featuring well-loved works by some of the world’s most popular composers:
Programme:
·       Franz Josef Haydn: Sonata in C major “London” Hob.XVI:50
·       Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances
·       Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major D.664
Interval
·       Ludwig Van Beethoven: Sonata in C sharp minor “Moonlight” Op.27 No.2
·       Robert Schumann: Romance in F sharp Op.28 No.2
·       Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 in c sharp minor
Alex Fox

Friday, 12 June 2015

Jeremy Cooper and his telescope

Jeremy Cooper who is one of the trustees for Camphill Milton Keynes sometimes brings his telescope to the community which he let's people try using. These are some photographs I managed to take.
Jeremy Cooper setting up his telescope
Surface of Earth's moon
Jupiter and two moons
Alex Fox

Friday, 5 June 2015

Making kites for Ascension Day

These are some photos of us making kites for Ascension Day. This celebration commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day from Easter day. A kite is a tethered object with an aerodynamic surface that creates lift in order to overcome gravity and fly. Kites have a long and varied history and there are many types of kites that are flown individually and at festivals world wide.
Alex Fox