There is in souls a sympathy with sounds – William Cowper, 1780


City of Things has been commissioned for City Club – a programme of new art, performances, family activities, happenings and talks inspired by the original vision behind Milton Keynes. Led by MK Gallery, City Club brings together artists and arts organisations from across the city to celebrate Milton Keynes’ unique environment and dynamic population across six decades.

Bletchley Park, the wartime codebreaking centre and birthplace of computing, has worked collaboratively with MK Gallery, other members of Heritage MK (Milton Keynes Museum, the Living Archive MK, City Discovery Centre, Cowper & Newton Museum) and The Open University to support Caroline to realise this unique work. City of Things draws inspiration from the rich resource material within these organisations to explore the voices and sounds of the city, past and present.

The quote opposite is by William Cowper: Book VI, Winter Walk at Noon. Line 1.