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High Quality Creative & Social Opportunities for Adults with Support Needs

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LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR GROUP MEMBERS, PARENTS & CARERS

Please check this page regularly for updates . . .

York House centre: update.

As you may have seen, York House Centre is undergoing some important remedial building work.

Wednesday 'MUSIXISE' session now uses the back room (Beechey Room), enabling booking opportunities in the main hall for other community groups.  

In this instance, entry and exit to the session will be via the old fire exit which, if you are facing the front doors, is down the side to the right of the building and is well signed. Please take care along the pebble path and the step in and out of the building.

Unfortunately, this side access is not fully accessible yet so we will continue to use the main hall for anybody with mobility needs.

Access to the building via the rear door is no longer available at all.

TWO NEW SESSIONS STARTING IN MARCH!

Mindful Mondays! A great way to start the week!

This new session starts in March and will be based at our York House site in Stony Stratford. 

 Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment. This includes your thoughts, feelings, and the world around you. Being mindful means being ‘aware.’ So, the opposite of being on Auto-Pilot, when we do things without thinking. When we're aware of what we’re doing and what's going on around us we are living life to the full! 

Interested? Then please do get in touch.

01908 318140


          Mindful Mondays

Breathing       Relaxation       Visualisation       Five senses       Present      

In the moment       Meditation

Music        Singing       Ambient Sounds        Confidence 

 Art  Mood boards        Walks        Cosiness         Hygge        Be You

Picture credit above: Arry May, Photography group member.

2BU  Exhibition

The Event Space, M.K. Central Library

 4th to 29th March.  

This exhibition is a reprise of some of the work we exhibited at our ‘B.U.’ Festival at Milton Keynes Museum last August 2023. All the work on show has been produced by group members from our day service, all of whom are adults with varying learning disabilities and support needs. We are dedicated to providing high quality creative opportunities and professional standard resources, allowing each person to flourish and work to the full potential of their individual abilities, despite any disabilities. Indeed, we hope you will see that the abilities on show here are very much in the ascendancy.

 

 “B.U.” is all about being you, embracing diversity and difference, standing up for yourself and your abilities whilst accepting others’ differences, challenges, and insecurities. The work on show reflects each individual artist, their passions, interests, individual personalities, and unique way of seeing the world.

 

We believe that the more the abilities and positive contribution of people with disabilities is seen and appreciated, the more likely their standing and status in society will be valued. Sadly, the achievements of adults with disabilities are not always seen and appreciated by the public, as they often remain within the walls of day centres and other settings.  We are therefore extremely grateful to Michelle Herriman and Milton Keynes Library for hosting this exhibition where our creative group members can realise the equal opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery venue.

 

Adrian Pinckard,

Director.        

PHOENIX RISING:MK


Group member voice

A very insightful and interesting video by Photography & Media group Member, Thomas about what it's like for him to be a creative photographer with autism. 

Well done Tom! 

Click on the link below:

EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT PHOENIX RISING:MK.

Our new facilities at Kiln Farm

We have made a significant investment into the resources and equipment, particularly at our Kiln Farm site which means we can offer group members state of the art facilities in Media, Video, Sound & Radio, Photography, I.C.T. Art & Textiles. 

We would like to thank everyone who has made generous donations over the last year which has helped to make this happen.

Reception area seating

Soft seating 'chillout' area

I.C.T. Studio

Media and Photography studio

Radio and Podcast facilities

                                                                                               Art Studio

Textile Studio

Radio Studio at Stony Radio, York House Centre

Visit our Facebook page regularly to see what we're up to!

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"Every young person with any needs should spend at least one session with Phoenix Rising: it makes you realise that there are groups that actually care for and nurture our precious young people xxxx"

(Parent)

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Thank you!

The Phoenix Team.

Phoenix Rising:MK acknowledges financial support from MK Community Foundation

We also acknowledge support from The National Lottery

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