Apply now for the V&A Theatre and Performance Volunteer Opportunity now 2017/2018

The V&A Department of Theatre and Performance contains the UK’s National Collection of Performing Arts. The collections are vast, covering all areas of live performance – from theatre, opera and ballet, to music hall and musical theatre, circus, puppetry, and rock and pop.

· Departmental activity is divided into collections work (based at Blythe House, Olympia) and exhibitions, events and publications (based at V&A South Kensington).

· Exhibitions-based work includes the development of temporary displays in the Theatre and Performance Galleries at the V&A and a broad programme of special exhibitions, both at the V&A and on tour, and running various special performance-related events.

Voluntary Work Experience Placements and Training

· The Exhibitions side of the Department offers a small number of volunteer and graduate placements for career development, training and research.

· Placements are available in the following areas: Research and interpretation, Exhibition development and Performance events and programming.

· Volunteers have access to professional development training and experience, both at the V&A and at other relevant institutions and organisations in London, such as theatres, museums and other arts institutions.

· Work is varied and rewarding, and allows volunteers to contribute to the work of one of the UK’s flagship cultural institutions.

· The next placements will start on 2 October 2017 and run for approximately six months.(Please note that different projects require different time commitments).

Applications – If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application form overleaf and then send this to t.applications@vam.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is 17 September 2017.

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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.

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

 

 

Lilford Gallery offers 2 work experience placements

Lilford Gallery work experience https://www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints/sponsors/sponsor-profiles/Lilford-gallery.html

The Lilford Gallery are providing two work experience placements (1 day per week, 12 weeks) where the candidate will be involved in art curating, research on artists, sales training, stock and database management and curating for events. There is also the chance that the placements will include trips to artist’s studios.

Please note, this will only be available for students with a strong interest in the arts. Applicants must have reached the prerequisite employability points to apply for these posts. Please go via Employability Points.

The placement will be in either the Canterbury or Folkestone gallery.

£2000 Bursaries for Beijing Internship

This year the Careers and Employability Service, in conjunction with the Dean for Internationalisation, has offered 3 bursaries of £2000 to students wishing to undertake a 1 month summer internship experience in Beijing with CRCC Asia, starting 20 July 2017. In addition to the internship, pre-departure language and culture training opportunities have been provided through the Centre for English and World Languages.

For more details click here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/kewchina.html

Deadline 3rd April.

‘We are European’ Photography Competition

As part of the celebrations for the EU’s official Europe Day in May, the Dean for Internationalisation, Dr Anthony Manning, the Dean for Europe, Professor Roger Vickerman, and the Master of Keynes College, Chloé Gallien, are pleased to launch the ‘We are European’ photography competition.

As the UK’s European university, we are proud of the wide range of activities that the University community is engaged with and the strength of European feeling among colleagues and students from across the globe. The competition is open to University students and staff and participants are encouraged to submit photos that capture the essence of this.

A panel of judges will choose the best entries and these will be exhibited in Keynes College during May and June. There will also be a cash prize for the top three entries (1st – £100; 2nd – £50; 3rd – £25).

Full competition rules can be found here.

Photos should be submitted by the end of the day on Tuesday 18 April to the competition Flickr page. Click for instructions.

Canterbury Shakespeare Festival 2017 Acting Auditions

CSF is proud to be hosting auditions for its third year of Shakespeare productions. Come along to the University of Kent to get involved. You will not need to prepare anything, just bring comfortable clothes and water.

Auditions will be held in hourly slots. There will be four slots on Friday 7th April, starting at 18.00, 19.00, 20.00 and 21.00 hrs. They will continue through Saturday from 12.00 – 16.00 hrs, with recalls being held both on the Saturday and the Sunday (12.00 – 16.00hrs). You will be contacted separately via email if you are required for any recalls.

Unfortunately, you must be 18 or over to audition for the festival.

The shows will run between Friday 4th August and Sunday 20th August (inclusive), beginning with the first full-scale production on the Friday.

Here is a list of the productions:
‘Julius Caesar’, directed by Elliot Huxtable – full-scale production
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, directed by Stephanie Randlesome and Luke Anthony – full-scale production
‘Othello’, directed by Tom Houlton – full-scale production
‘Cymbeline’, directed by Elizabeth Mae Hagen – full-scale production
‘Shakespeare’s Thatcher’, written & directed by Ciaran Barata-Hynes – experimental production (NO AUDITION)
‘Claudius’, adapted & directed by Ollie Graveson & Aimee Vient – experimental production

Audition Locations:
Friday 7th April 18.00-22.00 – Cornwallis Building; Seminar Rooms 5-9.
Saturday 8th April 12.00-16.00 – Eliot College Cloister Rooms, located at the bottom of Eliot College surrounding the courtyard space.
Sunday 9th April 12.00-16.00 – Eliot College Cloister Rooms, located at the bottom of Eliot College surrounding the courtyard space.

There will be memebers of the CSF team around to show you where you to go. There will also be signs up to help you locate us.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s auditions. It promises to be our best year yet!

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THEATRE RE: FROM ACTOR TO MIME WORKSHOP

LED BY GUILLAUME PIGÉ
Mon 19 June – Fri 23 June, 10am – 5pm every day, Large Committee Room, £200

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In this five-day workshop, designed for professional and semi-professional performers, participants will immerse in Theatre Re’s vital approach to Corporeal Mime and explore the ability to change and transform.

The mime gives physical reality to ideas and emotions. He makes the invisible visible. From body articulation to counterweights, from dynamo rhythm to mobile statuary, participants will discover how to play their body like a violin, how to create movement in stillness and how to be ready for action.

This workshop will be valuable for actors and performers wishing to enhance their physical presence on stage, but also to anyone involved in the devised theatre where the actor is at the centre of the creation process.

Suitable for ages 18+

Running time: 7hrs each day

Guillaume Pigé is an actor, director, mime and magician. He formed Theatre Re in 2009 and is an Associate Teacher at R.A.D.A. He is regularly invited to give workshops in the UK and internationally. Apart from directing and performing in all Theatre Re’s productions to date, Guillaume worked as a Movement Director with Andrew Visnevski, Sue Dunderdale and Bill Gaskill.

Get Out There Film Festival

GOTFF is a film festival created by students in collaboration with the Film Society for all filmmakers studying at the University of Kent. GOTFF wants to give the possibility to as many students as possible to screen their projects (even unfinished) to a critical audience of fellow student filmmakers, critics and cinephiles to discuss how they could improve their work and GET OUT THERE with confidence in the future.

More information.

S4R Creative Student Awards

The Solutions 4 Recruitment Creative Student Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the plethora of creative talent across the UK.

The awards are open to anyone and work as follows:

Each month, the S4R team will shortlist the standard competition entries. The monthly shortlist will be publicised on our website and across our social media channels. Everyone shortlisted will be notified in advance. If shortlisted, you are encouraged to promote your entry online to capture votes. The monthly winner will be decided via a public online vote, the winner being the entry with the most votes at the end of the month.

How do I enter?

It is quick and easy. You can submit as many entries as you like each month, across these 8 categories:

  • Advertising
  • Audio / Video & Animation
  • Blog
  • Branding
  • Copy & PR
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Web & App

Simply email csawards@solutions4recruitment.com with your name and contact details, along with your entry (either attached or linked to) and confirmation of which category you are entering. You can also submit entries via our social media channels, with the hashtag #CSAwards17