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.

Cuba Scholarship for PG students!

There is a fantastic opportunity for a group of postgraduate students to travel to Cuba next year between April and May 2018 (final dates to be determined) thanks to a philanthropically funded scholarship which covers the cost of flights and a maintenance grant towards accommodation and subsistence. The deadline to apply is Sunday 5 November 2017.

The visit will encompass a series of cultural activities and is a wonderful opportunity to experience the life and culture of this vibrant island.

More information is available here:


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 (student discounts apply!)

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

Canterbury Sound event

The term ‘Canterbury sound’ is used to refer to the signature psychedelic and progressive rock developed by artists such as Caravan and Soft Machine. The event “Canterbury Sound: Place, Music and Myth” explores Canterbury as a metaphor and reality, a symbolic space of music inspiration. The discussion and performance event will take place on Saturday 28 October at Augustine Hall in Canterbury. For tickets and key details, visit:

The programme includes performances from the SoupSongs, assembled with the participation of ‘Canterbury Sound’ founding figure Robert Wyatt, experimental band Lapis Lazuli who recently worked with Gong and Acid Mother Temple, Jack Hues and the Quartet, and electronic artist Koloto. The day also presents a series of discussions with artists, cultural intermediates, and cultural researchers such as Professor Andy Bennett (Griffith University, Australia), Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan), Brian Hopper (The Wilde Flowers, SoupSongs), Aymeric Leroy (author of The Sound of Canterbury), Phil Howitt (Facelift fanzine), Professor Murray Smith (Princeton/Kent Universities), Matt Watkins (Canterbury Sans Frontiers), and organisers of the event – music researchers Professor Shane Blackman, Dr Asya Draganova, and Alan Payne.

We will also be exploring together a rich collection of archival material, books, and artwork linked to the Canterbury Sound.

This event seeks to demonstrate the development of the ‘Canterbury Sound’ as an inter-generational, local, and transnational cultural phenomenon.

For more information see:

Canterbury Arts and Culture Events:

Canterbury Festival:

Expert comment:

Facebook event:

Facebook handle: @TheCanterburySound

For Twitter and Instagram posts, #canterburysound

Asya Draganova,

Event co-ordinator

Email: and

Alumni Pub Nights – November 2017

Alumni Pub Nights, the new social and networking series for Kent alumni and students, will take place in local pubs in Canterbury or London on the last Tuesday on the month every two months and we would love you to join us! The events aim to bring together alumni, students and staff from a range of disciplines with each night themed to different subjects surrounding workplace skills, networks and employability opportunities. Events could include speakers, or they may be geared to people interested in a particular sector or skillset, but all events will be a great opportunity for you to meet up with local alumni to network and think about your future.

 The next event will be at the Miller’s Arms in Canterbury on 28 November from 18.00 – 20.00. Meet TeachFirst’s Graduate Recruitment Officer and former teacher, Ross Cooper, who will lead a short, interactive discussion on working in education and teaching. This is a great chance for budding teachers to meet up to find out more about the profession and meet others who are interested in education. However, all are welcome to come along and catch up with Kent graduates. Please click here to register and join the event on Facebook for relevant updates.

 First drink free! If you have any questions regarding this event please email


Film/Media Opportunity


A current postgraduate Law student here at University of Kent needs support with a short project she is working on that involves vlogs, podcasts and video shoots.

The v-log, or podcast, or video would be a way to lead people to go to the blog. It does not have to be very technical or graphic, but professional and well projected would be great.

If any student would be interested in working with Beattie to produce this project, please use her contact details below for more information.

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.

Contact details:

Unchosen Modern Slavery Short Film Competition 2017

Unchosen is a charity that uses film to tell people about modern slavery. We are running a short film competition which may be of interest to your students and contacts. Please, help us connect with people who are interested in film and who wish to make a difference.

Details of the short film competition can be found at

Submissions are made through Withoutabox

Film Support Opportunity

The local Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in Whitstable are looking for support to update their educational lifeboat DVD, which is presented to children in local schools. The members needs support with filming and editing the 10 minute DVD.

If you are interested, please contact the local institute: