FACT Festival!

Call for performances

FACT Festival, organised by the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest announces the call for student-led creations to be presented during the next edition of FACT, held between 1st and 4th February 2018.

FACT (Festival, Arts, Cinema, Theatre), a festival for European theatre academies, is unique because of its focus on both theatre and film, with artistic events and workshops. The main goal of FACT is to give an opportunity for Hungarian and foreign students to show their works in theatre and film to an international audience, to take part in workshop productions, and to forge long-term professional relationships with
other artists. The organisers of FACT closely collaborate with partner universities from all over Europe.

Beside the performances proposed by the partner universities, we intend to give the opportunity also to the students themselves to apply with their own initiatives, as we share the conviction that student-led activities are extremely important elements of the high education in art.

What we are looking for:
– small-format and technically easy performances initiated and created by students.
– performances can be created by the students from the same academy or collaborations of students from different schools.

What we offer:
– venue and technical equipments to present the performance once in frame of FACT Festival.
– accommodation and subsistence for 3 days for up to 6 participants (including performers, technicians, other contributors).
– free ticket to the performances of FACT festival:
Please note that the festival does not cover the participants’ travel costs.

You can apply by sending:
– full record of the performance.
– written presentation of the initiative, the participants and the performance,
– technical rider.

Please apply by sending your application material to nanay.fanni@szfe.hu.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2017
The list of selected performances will be announced by 10th December.

Student actor needed!

A second-year film student within the School of Arts is looking for Drama student support!

The project is a dark comedy short movie,”Neighbour’s Cake”, with KTV Drama this year.

The team are looking for a male actor to play one of the main characters, possibly looking middle/the late twenties. The actor’s scenes will be probably shot around the second half of January and first half of February.

If you are interested, please contact arts@kent.ac.uk for more information.

Disability History Month events

In Student Support & Wellbeing we’ve been working on an exciting line up of events to mark Disability History Month (22 November to 22 December), which this year has an Arts focus. Activities include art exhibitions, musical performances, talks, workshops, performance art, film screenings, a comedy night, as well as an exploration of gaming accessibility and design, all free to staff, students and the local community.

The full programme of events is available at www.kent.ac.uk/dhm, but there are various events we think Arts staff and students may be particularly interested in…

‘Adventures of a Super Aspie Girl’ by Annette Foster

Friday 24 November, 18:00 – 19:00 in Lumley Theatre

 Human Microphone

Thursday 23rd November, 16:30 Outside Senate Building; Tuesday 28 November 14:30 Keynes Duck Pond; Tuesday 5 December 14:30 Plaza

Join us for a series of collaborative performances inspired by Gandhi and harnessed by the horizontal protest groups of Occupy at Wall Street. The Human Microphone creates a space for us to speak as individuals, but also speak as a community. To come together and amplify each other’s voices. To make the ‘invisibles’ visible. To celebrate disability and challenge disablism. To come together as one and speak for the many.

 Professor Mike Oliver: Distinguished Visitor Lecture – ‘Disability History, Bleeding Hearts and Parasite People’

Wednesday 29 November 18.00 to 19.00 Grimond Lecture Theatre 1


Professor Oliver, an academic, author and disability rights activist, will speak of how from small beginnings at the university, and elsewhere, the social model of disability has had a profound effect on disability consciousness and a significant influence on social policies.  He says vicious attacks have been launched on the living standards and lifestyles of disabled people and his talk will explain what’s really happening to disabled people in 21st century Britain.

 Mustard Seed Singers Concert

Tuesday 5 December, 17:15 – 18:00 (followed by mulled wine and mince pies reception from 18:00), Colyer-Fergusson Hall

The Mustard Seed Singers is a charity comprised of singers with mental health difficulties or those affected by it, e.g carers, relatives and friends.


Mental health Stigma Workshop with Chloe Farahar

Wednesday 6 December, 13:00 – 15:00, Cornwallis East Seminar Room 1



Fighting Instinct: Challenging game design in a sighted world

Wednesday 6th December, 15:00 – 17:00, Studio 2 Jarman

Join us for an afternoon exploring gaming accessibility, Killer Instinct (contains strong violence) and what it takes to compete with sighted gamers when you have no sight yourself.


Little Tich: ‘Size and Identity’ talk by Olly Double and Jonjo Brady

Thursday 7 December, 12:00 – 13:00, Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1


Melzebra – a music performance by saxophonist Mel Dawkins

Friday 8th December, 13:00 – 14:00, Colyer-Fergusson Foyer


For further information please contact us at DHM2017@kent.ac.uk.

Juliana Stobel – Work Experience Bursary

Opera Holland Park is a small opera production company that stages 4 shows each summer on their temporary stage at Holland House in Kensington. I joined the company as an intern for three weeks; while they were in the midst of securing artists, stage crew and production team. It was particularly interesting for me, as a Creative Producing for Theatre MA student, to gain access and insight into contracts, interviews and negotiations. The benefits of working with a smaller company are that every department is located within the same office. Communication channels are short and it is easy to keep up with the progress of everyone around. I am able to gain a full insight into the entire workings of the company. My individual tasks included sending out contracts and music sheets, filing returned contracts, chasing up uncompleted documents and updating the database on the on-going progress. Other tasks included researching potential short operas for a specific collaboration project, as well as researching various different theatres and opera houses in Europe for a potential tour of their family opera of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland.

Opera Holland Park sets itself apart by making opera accessible to all audiences. They aim to change the perception of opera being prestigious and elite to something that is accessible and for everyone to enjoy. While working at the Opera Holland Park office, I found great interest in the Inspire programme they are running, which is an education program that aims to inspire and encourage all members of the community to experience, discover and actively participate in opera and classical music, developing their taste and knowledge and bringing the art from to as wide an audience as possible. I was very fortunate that I was able to attend one of their quarterly community concerts hosted at the St Cuthberts Church in Kensington. The event was organised by Age UK and as the host of the event explained importance of acknowledging loneliness within a community of elderly, it became clear to me that this valentine’s themed concert was more than just a display of excellent opera music.

This placement is a mandatory part of my course and my placement made me realise the benefits of completing a placement at this point in time. It enables me to make contacts in an industry I am aiming to work in shortly after I graduate and it opens doors at a perfect point in time. The University of Kent bursary scheme helps a great deal, while it is absolutely manageable to commute from Canterbury to London within an hour – it comes at a high price. The financial contribution towards my expenses enabled me to fully enjoy this placement and not worry too much about my bank account.

The Moving Reverie – 2018 London Mime Festival

THE MOVING REVERIE – 2018 London Mime Festival

“It was a full-on, completely practical, full of knowledge week.” – Workshop participant, 2017 London International Mime Festival.

Week-long open workshop THE MOVING REVERIE
January 8th to 12th 2018
10am – 5pm
£250 – £275 for the full course – BOOK A PLACE

To have an idea; to hesitate and stop; to question; to decide; to stop again and doubt; to check… The actor on stage lives through all these different ways of thinking second by second. The challenge is to allow all these inner impulses and ideas to flow into expression and become visible to the audience.

In this week-long workshop designed for professional and semi-professional performers, participants will immerse in Theatre Re’s vital approach to Etienne Decroux’s Corporeal Mime and explore how to give physical shape and theatrical rhythm to these impulses.

Guillaume Pigé is an actor, director, mime and magician. He formed Theatre Re in 2009 and has been directing and performing in all the company’s productions to date. He is also an Associate Teacher at R.A.D.A and is regularly invited to give workshops in the UK and internationally.

There are limited places on the workshop so we recommend booking as soon as you are able to.


PhD Information event: School of Arts

If you are considering staying on to do a PhD in the School of Arts, you are encouraged to come to a PhD Information Event which will take place at

5-6pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017 in Jarman Studio 5, with Maurizio Cinquegrani, School Director of Graduate Studies

The session will cover topics such as

  • how to write a good research proposal
  • how to find a supervisor
  • how to apply for a place on the programme
  • how to apply for scholarships and funding

We hope to see you there.

Voila! Europe

Voila! Europe, London’s language-barrier-busting theatre festival, is back with multilingual plays from the UK and the continent this autumn!

Bigger and bolder, this non-Brexit-fearing event brings 30 companies to three venues, showcasing the best of what European theatre has to offer!

This year you’ll find shows in French, Greek, Czech, Polish, Italian, and English, as well as plays without words using body language or some mixing multiple languages in one!

The companies are exploring themes of belonging, displacement, climate-change, money, power, identity, discrimination and more, in a variety of genres from comedy, to improvisation, puppetry, dance, documentary theatre, classics and poetry.

Check out the program on www.voilaeuropefestival.com (student discounts apply!)

8-18 November @ The Cockpit, Etcetera Theatre, Applecart arts.

Acting Opportunity

Emily Whitebread is a visual artist based in Margate (an associate of a organisation called Open School East).

Emily is in the final process of writing a script for an exhibition which will take place on the 24th (evening), 25th and 26th November at an undisclosed location in Margate.

Emily is looking for a female actor who she will be able to work with to perform live during the exhibition. The piece is about the exploration of a human tongue and the stomach. It is a monologue and the piece would have to be learnt. Professional experience is not needed but they need to have an interest in the avant-garde and an enthusiasm for experimentation.They would also need to be available for rehearsals before the exhibition (TBD).

Emily says she has worked with actors and acrobats in the past and is very open to collaboration and interpretation. Please look at her website for her CV and examples of previous Work (in particular Cosmic Tissue).

Emily can pay £100 + travel.

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