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Musical Summer Sundays 2010
Each year we hold 3 or 4 free musical concerts in the Secret Garden that feature a wide range of music.  2010 was no exception.Click on the links and see what you might have missed!
In May singer sing writer Steve Gifford and the What Allan Band entertained us.
In June it was the turn of the James Goff Big Band with singer Jeannie Dee
In July the Living Archive Band performed their New Communities show
In August it was a trip down memory lane to the 50s and 60s with The Pink Cardiacs

Meet the Ancestors
Two new people took up residence Secret Garden in 2007.  There on the site of the living room of one of the original houses that occupied the site sit an old couple watching the television.  The houses were demolished in the late 60s – and it seems almost as if the couple were turned to stone when the demolition took place nearly 50 years ago, because the TV is not a modern day flat screen, but an old 9 inch.
old couple sculpture
In fact this scene is the creation of a group of Art students from Radcliffe School, assisted by artists Bill Billings and Paul Smith. 
On Tuesday 30th October 2007 at 1pm the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Mike Barry, met these new residents at a special ceremony attended by representatives from the funders – Creative Partnerships and the Baker Tilley Fund at Milton Keynes Community Foundation- local firms who helped with free donation of materials – MADCAP,  Avanti tiles, Places for People and P Bird and Son- and members of the Wolverton Secret Garden Society who commissioned the work.

Sadly it was the last piece of art work that Bill Billings was involved in before his death in December 2007. 

View a film about the creation of the sculpture.





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