Friday 27 May 2022

Community Assembly

These are some photographs of residents and co-workers having a community assembly in the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes on Thursday 19th May. We have these assemblies every month in the community so that we discuss issues and bring up news about events happening.

Alex Fox

Friday 20 May 2022

Great Linford Manor Park

Great Linford Manor Park is part of what used to be a little village in Buckinghamshire that got gobbled up by Milton Keynes. Now it’s a lovely little bit of calm to explore with the kids. It’s also had quite a lot of investment recently, with more to come, so it’s only going to get better. With free parking and access to toilets it’s a good base for various family walks too.

Alex Fox

Friday 13 May 2022

Maypole dancing

These are some photographs of residents and staff from Camphill Milton Keynes doing maypole dancing.

The maypole dance is a spring ritual long known to Western Europeans. Usually performed on May 1 (May Day), the folk custom is done around a pole garnished with flowers and ribbon to symbolize a tree. Practiced for generations in countries such as Germany and England, the maypole tradition dates back to the dances ancient people used to do around actual trees in hopes of harvesting a large crop.

Today, the dance is still practiced and holds special significance to pagans, including Wiccans, who have made a point to take part in the same customs their ancestors did. 

Alex Fox

Friday 6 May 2022

MK Rose

The Milton Keynes Rose is a spectacular public place in Central Milton Keynes, which is available to everyone for celebration, commemoration and contemplation.

Installed in 2013 and designed by internationally renowned artist Gordon Young, The Milton Keynes Rose is a vast and impressive open-air circle with markings based on the mathematical beauty of a flower. 106 granite pillars of varying heights emerge from the surface, many of which are inscribed with dates of events that have local, national or international significance.

The Milton Keynes Rose provides a place where citizens and visitors can gather to mark national, local or personal occasions, be they historical, in joy or in remembrance. It is a place where hundreds can gather to mark Armistice Day or one person can remember another in a personal moment. It is not a sombre place, but a place of coming together and celebration.

Alex Fox