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Arrivals + Departures


Arrivals + Departures is a public artwork by artist duo YARA + DAVINA about birth, death and the journey in between

Two boards, one Arrivals and one Departures are situated in the Somerset House courtyard
Arrivals + Departures, YARA + DAVINA, Somerset House. Image by Tom McCaughan in collaboration with the artists.

Arrivals + Departures continues its tour of festivals across England in the city centre of Milton Keynes as part of Milton Keynes International Festival.

Located in City Square, these nostalgic display boards capture the joy and sadness of any arrivals hall or departure lounge. Visitors and passers-by will be able to contribute names in-person to Festival Stewards or online, from anywhere in the world, at

A series of free public events to accompany Arrivals + Departures will be announced soon.

Produced by Artsadmin. Supported by Without Walls. Co-commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust (Hull) and Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Artsadmin with support from Create To Connect > Create to Impact through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Publicly funded through Arts Council England. Development supported by the IN SITU platform in the frame of ACT project co-funded through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Without Walls Blueprint programme and a Seedbed Residency at 101 Outdoor Arts.

Date and time

10–30 July 2021

Please note
This is now a past event.


Milton Keynes International Festival, City Square, City Centre
Milton Keynes