Happy New Year – see what’s lined up for January 2017

Check the What’s On page calendar for more details.

Stony Wassail

Saturday 14th January 2017 – details will be here shortly.

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Stony Steam Lab – run by The Order of the Teapot

Saturday 21st January 2017 02.30 pm – 05.00 pm

Then 11th March, and every 2nd Saturday bi-monthly thereafter.


Bygone Stony Exhibition

(a StonyWords! event)

Saturday January 21st and Sunday January 22nd 2017, 2.00pm – 5.00pm both days

The highly-popular exhibition returns with more photos and news clippings and less Blu-Tack


Bardic Trials 2017

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 07.30 pm – 11.00 pm

This is your chance to vote on who will be the next voice of Stony Stratford through poem, story or music to ring out the town’s praises at festivals and events all year. Could it be YOU?

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The Kings’ Courtesans

Saturday 28 January 2017, 07.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Those naughty British kings in the 17th century got up to all sorts, as documented by Princess Michael of Kent. Come and be intrigued.


Mark Prescott – Virtuoso Violin

Sunday 29 January 2017, 3.15 pm – 5.00 pm

A rare solo performance from the talented Mark, who is paying a flying visit to the town in which he was a major player fro many years.


Swinging Songwriters!

Friday 03 February 2017, 08.15 pm – 11.00 pm

Homage to those superb songwriters who felt that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.


Comedy Cow

Saturday 04 February 2017, 12.00 am

Returning after its Christmas break, the ever-popular Comedy Cow is back with more guaranteed hilarity. Future shows at York House will be on the first Saturday of the month.

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New page of videos

Take a look at some stunning videos just donated to York House Centre by Nick Stone Media. Us in all our glory!

See “About Us” on the main menu. Click on the chevron to get the drop-down menu to “Video Gallery”, then follow the links.


MK50 birthday celebrations

York House is pleased to be part of the celebrations for Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday. Our first contribution is the “Bygone Stony” photo and memorabilia exhibition on January 21st & 22nd (see the What’s On calendar on this site.

For other MK events click here to see a pdf of the programme so far: mk50-events-brochure-low-res


Oktoberfest German Bier Festival

Over 460 people enjoyed Oktoberfest when MKBiergarten (Wolverton) and York House joined  forces to bring you Stony’s first celebration of the great German beer festival.

The beer flowed, as did the conversations and the merriment. as the sun  began to set, the light returned courtesy of the splendid brass band joyfully encouraging Gemütlichkeit – good cheer!

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We NEARLY won an award!

‘Made in MK’ Awards 2016

York House Centre were delighted to be nominated and then short-listed for the ‘Best Community Project’ category at the inaugural ‘Made in MK’ awards organised by OneMK.

Jill Taylor (Trustee) and Fiona Trinder (Centre Manager) attended the awards ceremony at the Mercure Parkside Hotel in Woughton on the Green.  We had a fantastic time – sadly York House Centre didn’t win our award but congratulations to The Black Sheep Collective (Bar Bar Black Sheep in Wolverton) who did, they also took the overall award.  Congratulations also to our friends at MK Biergarten, Virtual Orchard and Hornes Brewery who all took awards home.

See a full list of winners at:-

Stony Phoenix Painting Project

York House was happy to be a major player in the Phoenix Painting Project, being the venue for dozens of families to come and add colour and characters to Jonny Boatfield‘s creation. Sadly, not enough money was raised to cover all the costs, so if you are minded to chip in a few quid then go to http://kate8787.wixsite.com/phoenixproject.
So far the residents of Stony Stratford and Stony Stratford Business Association have helped raised part of the funds to help finance this project. However more money is needed for completion, if you could donate to this project – it could make all the difference! Donations are being accepted at the Sweet Shop and Card Shop in the recently re-opened Stratford Arcade also at Odells Ironmongers on the High Street.
Contact kate@kdgd.co.uk for further information.


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