Physical Activity SMS research study

Thomas Quinton, PhD student at Leeds Trinity University, is investigating ways to promote physical activity within first-year undergraduate students. Please see further details below. To participate in the study please click here: https://ltu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pa0

Volunteers needed for performance at Turner Contemporary – 16 September

Turner Contemporary are looking for volunteers to get involved in a performance by contemporary artist Bronwen Buckeridge at the Turner Contemporary in Margate this Sunday (16 September).

The performance doesn’t require any special skills and involves performing some simple actions for about half an hour at 1pm and attending a briefing at 10am on the day. 

The work is called Cast and was originally performed at Peckham library for Hmmn 12. This a new version adapted for the architecture of the Turner Contemporary and the landscape around the gallery. During the performance the artist will be stationed on the balcony inside the gallery and will make a telephone call to a group of ravens and their keeper, which she will ask to describe the movements of the birds around him. These movements will be translated into a series of signals which in turn will trigger certain actions from volunteers stationed in the building and outside on the seafront. The idea is that the ravens take control of our environment for the period of the telephone call and are ‘cast’ onto the surrounding landscape. It might be quite slow moving or it may become quite chaotic, that all depends on the birds!

Bronwen’s performance is part of PEST, a day of performances and screenings at the Turner Contemporary exploring our co-habitation with other species, in particular those seen as pests or strays, relegated to the edges of human society. More information on the day is available here.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please email Rose Thompson at r.thompson-414@kent.ac.uk.

 

Young London 2018: Volunteer Programme

V22 are offering a Volunteer Programme of 1 – 3 days per week from early September – early November, with the option to extend (London transport and lunch expenses paid).
V22 is an art organisation, with a shared ownership structure, which specialises in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, and the provision of affordable artists’ studios and artisans’ workshops. A key element to the programme will be supporting V22 in the installation and management of its large-scale exhibition: Young London 2018. This exhibition will be the fourth instalment in the series, and will be held in a brand new artist neighbourhood: V22 Silvertown Studios. The exhibition runs from 21 September – 4 November.
Alongside gaining experience in the day-to-day running of an exhibition, volunteers will be assigned research projects, based around the future activities of V22, with our weekly Friday events providing an opportunity to gain some experience in events production. We tailor the programme to suit the participants’ individual strengths and ambitions, with scope for additional specialisation in areas of personal interest. Tasks will include (but not limited to):

– Production assistance for install
– Bar staff
– Invigilating
– Marketing/PR
– Artist assistance
– Exhibition management

Curated by Rowan Geddis, Young London 2018 continues V22’s plan for regular large-scale exhibitions of London’s next generation of emerging artists. Young London 2018 will present both new and recent works, many being commissioned and/or site specific. Reflecting shifts in art practice and emerging artists’ changing needs, the exhibition embodies a rethinking of format and acknowledges the increasingly disparate ways in which art practices develop, find form, and shift between fields. A multi-disciplinary show, Young London 2018 includes performance, video, film, sculpture, installation and painting and takes place in the new V22 Silvertown Studios.

Skills desired:
– Committed to the full period of the programme
– Good timekeeping (reliable and punctual)
– Attention to detail
– The ability to finish tasks
– Excellent oral and written communication skills

Candidates must have an interest in contemporary art, excellent organisational skills and a friendly and dedicated disposition.

To apply for V22’s volunteer scheme please send a CV and cover letter to: katie@v22collection.com

Deadline: Sunday 9 September, 12 noon
Interviews will take place early September.

Get involved with bOing!

The Gulbenkian needs your help to organise mini 10 minute dance parties in their bOing! shipping/party container. They also have a call out for hip hop dancers join the City Sessions – with prizes to be won!

10 Minute Dance Parties

JOF has toured all over the world, and his 10 Minute Dance Parties takes place inside a shipping container. The Gulbenkian are looking for young people aged 10-19 to collaborate with JOF as DJs, lighting/sounds technicians, dance artists, party people, and music enthusiasts to make 10 Munute Dance Partes at bOing! 2018 as incredible as possible! It is free to be a part of 10 Minute Dance Parties – attend workshop sessions on Thursday 23 August 11.30am-3.30pm, and on Friday 24 August 11.30am-1.00pm. You will also need to be available for at least one day of bOing!  on Sat 25 and Sun 26 August.

Contact N.Saredia@kent.ac.uk for more details.

City Sessions

Efren Pamilacan, a talented hip-hop choreographer all the way from Australia, is bringing the dance battles of the Melbourne art scene to bOing! Festival. He is looking for hip-hop dancers to battle him, so don’t miss out on this chance to test your skills!

To get involved, send an email or find Efren Pamilacan and City Sessions on Facebook to send him a message.

City Sessions will be at bOing! International Family Festival at the University of Kent campus on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August, and you can check times of the battle on the Gulbenkian website.

Efren Pamilacan Jr. will also be bringing his dance battles to Canterbury City Centre on Friday 24 August, so challenge him there too!

 

 

Opportunities with V22 – Volunteer Programme

V22 is offering a volunteer programme during V22 Summer Club 2018 and V22 Young London 2018. This will be 1 to 3 days per week from July – August and August – October with the option to continue with us on other projects (London transport and lunch expenses paid).

V22 is an art organisation, with a shared ownership structure, which specialises in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, the provision of artists’ studios, workspace and artisans’ workshops and the running of community libraries.

The V22 Summer Club presents events, exhibitions, performances, screenings and happenings in collaboration with invited programming partners and artists, as well as new partners from local areas in which the Summer Club occurs.

Young London 2018 provides a platform for emerging artists to show their work alongside a wide group of their contemporaries in a large-scale exhibition. Previous Young London artists have gone on to produce exciting new commissions and presentations, have been offered representation by leading contemporary galleries, and many have become part of the V22 Collection.

A key element to the programme will be supporting the management team in delivering a successful events series. Volunteers will gain varied hands-on experience in aspects of organising and producing an events programme. In addition, the programme will be tailored to suit the participants’ individual strengths and ambitions, with scope for additional specialisation in areas which may include working alongside the management on research, education, marketing, audience and community development and on planning future projects. We would also welcome anyone interested in photography that would like to develop a portfolio and take photos of the events.

Skills desired:

  • Committed to the full period of the programme
  • Good timekeeping (reliable and punctual)
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to finish tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Social Media platforms

Candidates must have an interest in contemporary art, excellent organisational skills and a friendly and dedicated disposition.

To apply for the V22 Volunteer Programme please send a CV and covering letter to: katie@v22collection.com

Deadline: Sunday 24th June, 12 noon

(Application limit: 50 applications – apply early for the best chance of success)

Interviews will take place the week of 25th June

www.v22collection.com

Opportunities with V22 – Curatorial Assistant Internship

V22 is offering a paid internship to assist during V22 Summer Club 2018 and V22 Young London 2018. This will be 3 days per week from July – August with the option to continue with us on other projects. The internship will be paid at the rate of the London Living Wage.

V22 is an art organisation, with a shared ownership structure, which specialises in the collection of contemporary art, the production of exhibitions, events and educational initiatives, the provision of artists’ studios, workspace and artisans’ workshops and the running of community libraries.

The V22 Summer Club presents events, exhibitions, performances, screenings and happenings in collaboration with invited programming partners and artists, as well as new partners from local areas in which the Summer Club occurs

Young London 2018 provides a platform for emerging artists to show their work alongside a wide group of their contemporaries in a large-scale exhibition. Previous Young London artists have gone on to produce exciting new commissions and presentations, have been offered representation by leading contemporary galleries, and many have become part of the V22 Collection.

A key element to the internship will be supporting the management team in delivering a successful events series. You will gain varied hands-on experience in aspects of organising and producing an events programme, working with artists in the production of their event and marketing. In addition, the internship will be tailored to suit the participant’s individual strengths and ambitions, with scope for additional specialisation in areas which may include working alongside the management on research, education, marketing, audience and community development and on planning future projects.

Skills desired:

  • Committed to the full period of the programme
  • Good timekeeping (reliable and punctual)
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to finish tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Social Media platforms
  • Good working knowledge of Marketing within an arts context
  • Excellent administrative skills and use of Microsoft Office Packages (Excel, Word)
  • Experience/training within a curatorial/programming setting

Candidates must have an interest in contemporary art, excellent organisational skills and a friendly and dedicated disposition.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to: katie@v22collection.com

Deadline: Sunday 24th June, 12 noon

(Application limit: 50 applications – apply early for the best chance of success)

Interviews will take place the week of 25th June

www.v22collection.com

PearShaped Ticket Offer

A message from School of Arts alumnae, Rachael Smith (Drama and Theatre BA, 2013:

 

My name is Rachael and I’m getting in touch on behalf of my theatre company PearShaped with a ticket offer for our show Conquest, which is transferring to The Bunker later this month.

I am School of Arts alumni (I graduated in 2013), studied Drama and Theatre Studies, and am now producing with PearShaped, We are an emerging theatre company who make female-led theatre and twist conventional forms of storytelling.

Described as Fight Club meets Calendar Girls, Conquest is a funny and honest exploration of sexual consent and the minefield of today’s feminism. And involves a lot of cupcakes.

The show premiered at Vault festival where we got some great reviews. Here are some things people said about the show:

 

“A timely, humorous look at feminism, period-shaming and the glaring issues of a patriarchal society” (A Younger Theatre)

 

“This is a Conquest [people] should be boasting they have seen” (British Theatre Guide)

 

“a statement piece penned by Katie Caden… an exploration of the multidimensional female voice”  – Londontheatre1

 

The show is running from the 29th May to the 9th June (Tuesday – Saturday) starting at 8.30pm every night. We’re double billing with fab company on the button who are presenting their show ‘Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka’ at 7pm each night. Here’s the link for more information and tickets: https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/conquest/about

For each performance, there is a limited amount of Under 30s tickets for £10. Alternatively, if you book 5 tickets, the 6th will be free using the code DRAMASOC

Former MA student’s work at EIFF

A film made by a former Film MA student, Ece Ger, has been selected to the Edinburgh International Film Festival official selection for 2018!​ Ece’s film is entitled Meeting Jim, and the press release about the programme is found here:

http://edfilmfest.org.uk/latest/scotland-celebrated-eiff-2018

“Ece Ger’s Meeting Jim about Jim Haynes, the man who co-founded the Traverse Theatre and was fundamental to the growth of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will also have its World Premiere in Edinburgh in June.”

Calling all photographers and film makers!

GOLKK Theatre are looking for a student to join them on their tour of local Kent Galleries.

6 Venues, live audiences and the inside scoop on how touring really works.

GOLKK want their journey documented through photos and videos which can help you build your portfolio.

 

GOLKK are currently visiting artists in resident at the University of Kent. GOLKK is a multinational ensemble who explores physical theatre as being present in the moment. Through their dynamic and vitally playful work they find what is universal in being human.

 

If interested, please contact: Golkktheatrecomany@gmail.com