The Inter Action Collection
This Living Archive collection is actually a collection of collections – there is a huge amount of archive material held by Living Archive MK, but only samples are published here in the online catalog.
Community arts charity Inter-Action MK has been bringing arts to life in Milton Keynes since 1975. They use the arts to bring joy and purpose to all communities and especially to improve the life chances of people with support needs or disabilities or in challenging or vulnerable circumstances. Their innovative programme of inclusive arts successfully brings people of all backgrounds together in shared creative activity. Their programme helps participants to develop creative, personal and social skills.
Inter-Action MK was established as an offshoot of London-based Inter-Action by Carolyn Gorney and George King who began working in Milton Keynes in November 1975. They were under contract from the Milton Keynes Development Corporation to run a programme for young people which included theatre, film, video and arts and crafts activities. It was based at The Old Rectory in Woughton-on-the-Green, and the Rectory was often used for residential projects and served as a base for training courses for adults, a gardening club for pensioners and disabled people, and a variety of activities on housing estates around the city. Inter-Action also worked in co-operation with other agencies such as Social Services, schools, Duke of Edinburgh award schemes, assessment centres and youth clubs.