The event, part sponsored by centre:mk, featured memorable performances including drummers from the Dhol Academy, Indian dance from Pagrav Dance and the opening show of Spellbound, a large-scale shadow play.
People were guided along centre:mk’s Midsummer Boulevard by fire and light from Walk the Plank’s flaming torches, fiery braziers, fire-belching sculptures and candles alongside live music from cellist and guitarist Vania Dombrovsky.
Other installations and performances included Milton Keynes’ MÓTUS Dance, a ‘Fruits of the Fire’ structure created by sonic artist Dan’s Fox, and Stuart Moore’s soundscape accompanying large burning sculptures. The line-up was complemented by street food traders, a People’s Procession, fireworks and a DJ set.
Kevin Duffy, centre director at centre:mk commented on Feast of Fire: “We are proud to be part of such a memorable and successful event. The climax of the night was the announcement of Milton Keynes’ bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023. The Feast of Fire was a unique celebration and the perfect way to round off the city’s 50th birthday and look ahead to the city’s future.”