BounceBack Festival: A platform for young talent

BounceBack is a new online festival celebrating the creativity of young people across Kent, and showcasing new work created over the past 12 months.

The festival programme includes 3 students from the School of Arts, who will be making us laugh in the BounceBack Stand Up (26 June at 4.30pm), and School of Arts graduate company Halucid_ present their short film Philip 21. Halucid_ was first founded in 2018 by Molly Young, Producer and Head of Engagement, Adam Glen, Director and Head of Technology, and Philip Ofe, Writer and Social Media Representative.

BounceBack has been developed by a group of young creatives, ART31 Generate, who are based at Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Canterbury. Following a call out in April, artists across the county responded with an amazing, diverse mix of music, drama, dance, comedy and visual arts reflected in the final festival line up.

Each day of the festival (24-27 June) new performances and discussions will be released for free on Youtube or Instagram and remain available for 3 days, so audiences can enjoy the festival unfold in real time, watch again, or catch up later.

On Saturday 26 June, BounceBack will be coming live from the Gulbenkian Arts Centre, with a number of live streamed events and discussions across the day – a chance to meet and hear from the talented Bounceback artists themselves.

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ART31 is driven by iCCi at the University of Kent and supported by Arts Council England and Kent County Council.