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Look back at the 2021 Festival
Catch-up and enjoy on-demand concerts, talks with Festival artists, films and podcasts...
2021 Photo Gallery
A selection of photos taken in Milton Keynes City Centre, the Tree Cathedral, Canalside and Campbell Park, at installations and events throughout the Festival's 21 days.
Online Gallery & Film - MK Mandalas: Kinetika Flags
View the 30 large-scale, hand-made silk flag designs and watch the film about their making. Created by artists Kinetika working with over 150 people from Milton Keynes and exhibited in Campbell Park.
Short Film: City Centre artwork installations
Watch a short film about the 3D artwork installations that featured in and around centre:mk and the City Centre: Gaia, The Woodpeckers, Arrivals + Departures and Breathing Room.
Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis
Responses to the climate emergency in the form of filmed letters by Open University thought-leaders and experts. All of these films, commissioned for IF: 2021, and are freeable to watch.
The Stables Sessions: Virtually Live
Virtually Live is a series of special concerts and interviews recorded live at The Stables for the 2021 Festival and brought direct into your home.
Dan Davies: Truth, Beauty and Goodness
Take a walk in Campbell Park and listen on your phone to new sounds created for public art scultures. Download or play (stream) from your mobile.
Artist Anna Berry talks about Breathing Room
A short film about Anna Berry's large-scale artwork Breathing Room, which had its World Premiere in Queen's Court, centre:mk.
Artist duo Yara + Davina talk about Arrivals + Departures
The artists Yara + Davina explain how to add your chosen name to the artwork Arrivals + Departures using the website arrivalsanddepartures.net
Marco Barotti talks about The Woodpeckers
A short film about The Woodpeckers which flocked and popped-up across the City Centre throughout the Festival.
Missing Museum of the Moon?
The Open University has shared a series of OpenLearn Moon-related articles, suitable for informal learners. Not not all science-based, one of them is Moon music!
All the names we are: Podcast created by Claire MacDonald
On Demand: A new podcast created as a response to teh artwork installation Arrivals + Departures by Yara + Davina.
Richard Durrant: Rewilding - Music
ON DEMAND: From his studio in Sussex, classical guitarist Richard gives a concert of ecologically inspired music and film.
Anna Berry and Marco Barotti: In Conversation
CATCH UP ON DEMAND: Watch again - Talk Event featuring two IF: 2021 public artists. Originally broadcast live on 10 July.
Gaia, Sacred Earth: Keynote Talk
CATCH UP ON DEMAND: Watch again - Hosted by Dr Maria Nita with Professor Shonil Bhagwat of the Open University, and artist Luke Jerram. Originally broadcast live on 15 July.
The Paradis Files: The Development of a New Opera
CATCH UP ON DEMAND: Watch again - Monica Ferguson in Conversation with Jenny Sealey MBE, Errollyn Wallen CBE and Andrea Brown. Originally broadcast live on 20 July.
Encountering Urban Wildlife
CATCH UP ON DEMAND: Watch again - a live panel reflects on The Woodpeckers by Marco Barotti, opening up a conversation between the public, avid birders and environmental academics. Originally broadcast live on 26 July.
CATCH UP ON DEMAND: The Open University's Dr Maria Nita in discussion with artist Yara El-Sherbini (Arrivals + Departures) and Dr Elaine Kasket to explore ideas and practices around death, dying, afterlife and memorialisation.