Tag Archive: music building

Mar 28

We’ve been nominated for an award!

We are particularly delighted to reveal that the Colyer-Fergusson music building is one of two buildings from the University which has been shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Institution of British Architects Southeast Regional Awards. Both the music building and the new Crit Building (part of the School of Architecture) have been shortlisted for the presitigious award, of …

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Nov 15

Massive (picture) Attack: new hoardings

Since Friday, the hoarding around the construction site of the new Colyer-Fergusson music building has taken on a different aspect – it now features several giant photographs taken by the illustrious photographic arm of the Music Department, Mick Norman. Walking from the visitors’ car park to the Gulbenkian, visitors will be greeted with images of …

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Nov 02

Music featured in the Kent magazine

I’m delighted to see that we’ve been given a double-page spread in the latest issue of the University magazine; the feature includes a review of last year’s Music Scholarship prize-winners; a focus on Humphrey Berney’s musical success after life at Kent; a look at the latest on the Colyer-Fergusson music building; and a look ahead …

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Oct 20

See for Niles: crane sprouts on campus

(I know, but, as a Frasier fan, the opportunity was too good to resist, surely ?). The construction site for the Colyer-Fergusson building has this week sprouted a monstrously large crane, which is apparently visible even from the foot of the hill, down by the city. Awesome…

Sep 20

New building: seeing stairs

With the installation of the main staircase, which will link the foyer and reception areas to the first floor of offices and rehearsal rooms, photos from yesterday’s site visit to the construction of the new Colyer-Fergusson music building are starting to give a real sense of the shape of things to come. Stairway to heaven …

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Aug 31

Box clever: latest image of the new building

As yesterday’s photograph of the work on the new Colyer-Fergusson centre for Music Performance shows, the fourth wall is now in place, outlined by the steel girders. This gives a clear delineation of the eventual space the hall will occupy. The skies may be grey overhead, but the outlook is bright.

Aug 22

New building: August images

In the heat of the summer holiday season, things are hotting up with the new centre for Music Performance; the steel girders are beginning to define the outline of the new building. Exciting times! Images

Jul 09

Open Day: live from the stand!

It’s 9am, and the doors have just opened to this year’s University Open Day; we’ve been here since 8.15 setting up, and the ‘Making Music at Kent’ stand is bursting with colour in the display of posters and photographs from recent years’ events. (If we can, I’ll get a photo uploaded to show you!). The …

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Jul 08

New building: latest images

Work continues on the new Colyer-Fergusson centre for Music Performance, and here’s the latest pictures, courtesy of Tim Ronalds Architects. Images

Jun 22

Can you dig it ? Work starts on new music building

To the heraldic sound of a brass fanfare from some of the University’s musicians, the first hole was symbolically dug for the new Colyer-Fergusson centre for Music Performance on May 27th, and last week work began on this exciting new venture. After the process of planning, things are finally (if you’ll pardon the pun) taking …

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