The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Upcoming event in the local area:

Gerald Dickens Presents The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Friday 29th September 2017

7:45pm to 9:45pm (Doors 7.00pm)

SPECIAL OFFER- COME IN VICTORIAN DRESS AND RECEIVE A FREE GLASS OF WINE OR SOFT DRINK

Tickets available: http://revelationashford.co.uk/whats-on/gerald-dickens-presents-the-life-and-adventures-of-nicholas-nickleby/

 

Kent Film Festival 2017

Visit the annual Kent Film Festival for their 43rd year!

On Saturday 23rd September 2017

Location: Powell Theatre Christ Church University – North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU.

Times: Doors open at 10:30am – starting at 11am to approx. 7m.

(There will be breaks for coffee and lunch.)

Admissions by ticket  – purchased in advance £6 (student £2) /tickets on door £8 (students £3).

Tickets are available now – contact Ian Menage on 01732 462900 or ian.menage@gmail.com

For more information: http://www.kentfilmfestival.com/index.html

 

TheatreCraft 2017

Are you 16-25 and looking for a career in theatre? From direction to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to designing, TheatreCraft is the only place to be for a unique glimpse into careers ‘behind the scenes’ in theatre.

TheatreCraft is free and open to anyone aged 16-25 and offers you the chance to:

  • Take part in Workshops led by theatre professionals
  • Explore the vibrant Marketplace packed with leading theatres and education providers
  • Get one-to-one careers advice in our Stage Your Career zone
  • Meet high profile, influential people in the industry

Register for your free place: http://www.theatrecraft.org/

Celebrating Karolos Koun Event


Celebrating Karolos Koun

Friday, September 22, 2017 – 10:00am
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford

A one-day conference

On Friday 22 September the APGRD will host a one-day conference with an accompanying exhibition to celebrate the life of the Greek theatre director, Karolos Koun (1908-1987). The conference is co-organised with Dr Angeliki Varakis-Martin (University of Kent); with generous support from the Institute of Classical Studies.

The conference will be held in the JdP Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Registration costs £20 (£10 concession) – this includes lunch, refreshments, and a drinks reception. There will be an optional conference dinner at an additional cost of £35.
Register via the University of Oxford’s Store website

More Details here:

http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/2017/04/celebrating-karolos-koun

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival Lion King Masterclass

As part of the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival in October, there will be THE LION KING company masterclass.

Join the festival on Friday 13th October at Trinity Theatre at 12:30pm – 2:30pm for exclusive masterclass which will introduce you to the iconic puppetry from Disney’s acclaimed stage musical THE LION KING.

By the end of the masterclass you will have gained an understanding of:

  • Director Julie Taymor’s vision.
  • The influences that inspired the production.
  • The different types of puppetry in the award-winning musical.
  • What it takes to make and maintain the 232 puppets in the production and have met some of the team that is responsible for this.

Members of the company will share their insights into what it is like to perform with the puppets as well as meeting a number of actual puppets from THE LION KING themselves!

Tickets for the masterclass are priced at £5.

While you are at the Theatre, this is also the perfect opportunity to visit THE LION KING exhibition in Trinity Gallery (free). Featuring some of the complete costumes, full-scale puppets and masks along with costume sketches and behind-the-scenes photographs, this fascinating exhibition will bring to life the journey of how the legendary production made the transition from screen to the Broadway stage.

Performance Poetry Winner from School of Arts

Henry Maddicoot performing He flicked his cigarette at Wise Words Festival 2017

Henry Maddicott (Final year Drama student) has been celebrating his success at the 2017 Wise Words Festival Emerging Talent Final which was presented in partnership with Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word.

Earlier in the year poets from around the country had the opportunity to apply for the opportunity to compete against each other at Canterbury’s Wise Words Festival. Out of the many that applied only six were shortlisted.  These included Henry as well as fellow Kent Drama student Jemma-Louise Burgess. The prize includes support from Wise Words and Apples and Snakes to produce an hour long show for next year’s festival. He will also receive three mentoring sessions with a high profile poet of his choice along with promotional material and the first pick of any upcoming writing workshops that they may be hosting.

You can find out more about Henry Maddicot’s poetry by clicking here.

ART31: UPRISING Saturday 15 July at The Gulbenkian

 

A one-day festival event, created by ART31’s Youth Board (13-25 year olds from across Kent), and focusses on the biggest challenges young people are currently facing, including mental health and wellbeing, employment and education, happening on Saturday 15th July at Gulbenkian.

It’s hosted by Billie JD Porter (BBC3, Channel 4, Vice), and we’ve got loads of speakers and participants including Darren Henley (Keynote speaker, Chief Executive Arts Council England), Dean Atta, Envy, Jamsin Vardimon and loads more. There’s also workshops – spoken word and rap with Envy, animation, dance with New Adventures & Re:Bourne and Pie Factory Music sharing their top tips for involving young people in the leadership of arts organisations. It’s also going to be a great networking opportunity, as there’s so many creative professionals involved with the event, and there’ll be roundtable sessions to meet them and chat about career paths etc. 

As well as all that, there’s performances going on throughout the day (theatre, dance, music, spoken word) and then in the evening there’s the ART31 Awards ceremony, recognising young people’s achievements in and contributions to the arts in Kent. Young people will be receiving awards of £500 to help them realise their arts ambitions. They can either apply themselves for these awards, or be nominated by someone else of any age, and applications are open until Mon 19th June – http://art31.co.uk/2017/05/18/art31-awards-applications-now-open/

Book here – http://art31.co.uk/events/uprising/

Our trailer for the event is available here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb8fpcuQ1Ms

 

 

 

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Student Success Event #myblackarts

#myblackarts

Friday 9th June 2017, 2-5pm

Lumley and Aphra Theatres, Grimond Building, University of Kent

An afternoon of talks, workshops and discussions

Organised by Alisha Artry and TD.Moyo in collaboration with the School of Arts

Further info: #myblackarts seeks to explore racial diversity within academia and creative spaces, offering students the opportunity to have their voices heard.

The event will also engage in practical assistance and conversation regarding how students, especially non-White students, can excel in the School of Arts and beyond.

Full programme tbc.

All staff and students are welcome to attend

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided – please RSVP to help with catering numbers Email: L.Brydon@kent.ac.uk

 

 

Student Success Event/ #myblackarts

Friday 9th June 2017, 2-5pm
Lumley and Aphra Theatres, Grimond Building, University of Kent
 
An afternoon of talks, workshops and discussions
Organised by Alisha Artry and TD.Moyo in collaboration with the School of Arts
 
#myblackarts seeks to explore racial diversity within academia and creative spaces, offering students the opportunity to have their voices heard.
The event will also engage in practical assistance and conversation regarding how students, especially non-White students, can excel in the School of Arts and beyond.
Full programme tbc.
 
All staff and students are welcome to attend
Tea, coffee and cake will be provided – please RSVP to arts@kent.ac.uk to help with catering numbers

TEDxUniversityofKent Event 13th May 2017

Saturday 13th May, 10am, The Gulbenkian Theatre

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading ideas and celebrating a multi-disciplinary environment; this usually takes the form of short powerful talks by a variety of people with innovative and enlightening perspectives. TEDx events, like ours, are independently run events licenced by TED and put together by a group of dedicated volunteers who in this case are students, alumni and community members.

The TEDxUniversityofKent team have been working hard since September to raise funds to organise an event which dives into the theme of The Unexplored. Many acclaimed academics, students and members of the local community will be coming forward to share their exciting and innovative ideas.

They include:

  • Richard Misek – a leading film-maker and academic that teaches at the University of Kent
  • Nicole Brown – a doctoral researcher at the University of Kent and lecturer in Education, and Programme Leader for Secondary Teacher Education Programme at University College London’s Insitute of Education
  • Rob Bryne– a Social Sciences Student exploring the impact of ‘safe spaces’ on freedom of speech on campus
  • Tim Marris – a registered Osteopath with 39 years clinical experience who is exploring how many people get out of step with time in their thinking, becoming ‘past or future thinkers’.
  • Jayne Lawson – the Central Manager of the HEAT project, which is dedicated to using data to target, monitor and evaluate outreach programmes in Higher Education.

There are more on the list waiting to share their ideas with you and we have many activities planned throughout the day for our visitors to get involved in and discover what the theme of the unexplored means to them.

Tickets can be purchased here and all funds contribute to the running of the event: https://uk.patronbase.com/_Gulbenkian/Sections/Choose?prod_id=CDN&perf_id=2  

 

**ALSO TEDX IS STILL LOOKING FOR DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDENTS TO ASSIST WITH TECHNICAL – if this interests anyone please contact Maisie Ann Golding on goldingma@gmail.com.

 

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