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Posted by David Pibworth on 28/04/2020 @ 8:00AM

We'll be joining in the celebrations this Thursday (the 30th April) for the eighth #LoveMK Day 2020. Will you? Organised by the official tourism organisation Destination Milton Keynes (DMK), this special day usually promotes Milton Keynes as a leisure and business destination ...

We'll be celebrating #LoveMK day on Thursday! Will you?

We'll be celebrating #LoveMK day on Thursday! Will you?


However, this year DMK have chosen to highlight and celebrate all the people and businesses who are going above and beyond to support their community and spread joy during this difficult time.

DMK is asking residents of Milton Keynes to head over to their social media channels on Thursday, to praise the people in the community who are doing amazing things. If you know someone then why not give them some recognition? Remember to use the hashtag #Lovemk.

"We have been getting involved with #LoveMK day
for a few years now!"

It is amazing to see just how many fantastic businesses there are in our city. I think this year will be much more poignant and it will give us all a chance to thank all the kind and special people who are going the extra mile for all of us.

To add our own positivity and spread some joy on the day, we will be running a little competition of our own on our social media channels! We will be giving away a pair of tickets to each of our three productions at our outdoor theatre near Olney, to three lucky people. It will be something to look forward to.

The three productions to choose from are:

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Etcetera Theatre Company on 6-8 August

  • The Merchant of Venice performed by The Wet Mariners on 15 August (matinee/evening)

  • Allo 'Allo! performed by Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy (MKTOC) on 12th/13th and 19th/20th September

To be in with the chance of winning, all you need to do on Thursday (30 April) is head over to our Twitter Profile and like/retweet our post or visit our Facebook Page, find our competition post, like it and tag who you will be bringing in the comments. Good luck!

Staying with the positives, the brilliant David Lovesy from Hive Creative and MKTOC has been collecting great news stories from in and around Milton Keynes over the last few weeks. He has now compiled a new online publication called 'upshotMK'. Here is the latest edition! He is always looking for stories so if you have one, why not let him know!

We hope you'll be able to join us online on Thursday with #LoveMK Day. See you then!

Until next time ...



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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.