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

Invitation to The Dream – A Musical about child soldiers, UN intervention and War

You are all invited to the opening show of the musical ‘The Dream’.

The musical will be produced in collaboration with the Iris Theatre at the Actors Church St Paul’s in Covent Garden 12 May 2018 at 7:30pm.

The Dream is a musical written to inspire and bring awareness about how it may feel to flee war. It follows the lives of a family in the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who are having to flee war to Norway with the help of two Swedish missionaries. The scenes also bring light to the sad reality of being a child soldier and the intervention of the United Nations in the country.

For tickets please visit: www.actorschurch.org

For more information: 
infodreammusical@gmail.com

Abortion in Britain: past, present and future event

FREE EVENT – Abortion in Britain: past, present and future

Wednesday 21st March

Venue: Moot Chamber, Wigoder Building, Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the passage and implementation of the Abortion Act 1967, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies from SSPSSR has organised an afternoon of discussion, together with Kent’s Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Reproduction (CISoR) and KLS. All Welcome.

1:30pm Coffee and Welcome

2-3.15pm ‘Kind to Women: how the 1967 Abortion Act changed our lives’

Film show and Q and A with film director, Jayne Kavanagh (UCL Medical School)

About the film:

The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a pivotal moment for women’s health and women’s lives. The culmination of decades of campaigning, it finally ended the horror of deaths from self-induced and backstreet abortions. It precipitated the public funding of contraception for all and meant that, finally, women were able to choose when and whether to have children. In this moving documentary, women who survived illegal abortion and the nurses who picked up the pieces when things went wrong, and campaigning doctors and abortion rights advocates share vivid memories of the time; and bring to life the story of this ground breaking legislation and of a historic turning point for women’s rights.

3.30-5pm ‘The future of abortion: the case for decriminalisation’

Discussion with opening comments from Professor Sally Sheldon (Kent Law School) and Ann Furedi, CEO, British Pregnancy Advisory Service and author, The Moral Case for Abortion.

5-6pm Drinks Reception, and meet the author, with Ann Furedi

25% discount for students on The Moral Case for Abortion book purchase on the day!

If you are interested along coming to the event please make sure you sign up for a tickets at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abortion-in-britain-past-present-and-future-tickets-41996511697

For more information about the event please feel free to contact me at vp238@kent.ac.uk

School of Arts’ Alumnus producing Evolution Festival

Evolution Festival

 

This festival is packed with loads of exciting events and I believe the panel discussions could be useful to students as they are FREE!

 

Here is the link for more info. > https://www.facebook.com/TEAfilms/

The Film fest is FREE! And is followed by a panel discussion about women in the arts.

 

Here is the link to where tickets can be purchased.  

https://lyric.co.uk/shows/evolution-2018/

Acting for Improvers course starting this week!

Hello School of Arts students,

Shout out for anyone interested in the Study Plus Acting courses starting next week – there are still some spaces available on the Acting for Improvers course.  This course is suitable for anyone with some experience of acting who is looking to experiment with different approaches.

This will be a fun and creative course focusing on developing character and working on scenes.

You can find more information about the course here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/studyplus/courses/coursesArtsCreative.html

I will be teaching the courses so if you have any questions please do give me a shout.  In addition to being a PhD student here at Kent, I am also a professional actress, having worked in a variety of mediums including at the National Theatre, in the West End and on the BBC.

Actors required for research project!

I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Psychology and part of the team “Autism Research at Kent”.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/research/ark/

I am working on language, imagination and autism.

My supervisor (Dr Heather Ferguson) and I are currently setting up a study where participants (with and without autism) will listen to short spoken sentences while we record their brain activity using EEG. As part of this, we are looking for some actors to record some simple spoken sentences that we can use as stimuli. They would of course be paid for their time.

Contact: Mahsa Barzy                                                                                                     mm951@kent.ac.uk

Opportunity in Theatre Management!

Ambassador Theatre Group Graduate Scheme in Theatre Management & Operations – apply now!

ATG is the  UK’s largest commercial theatre owner and operator, featuring in eighteen towns and cities as well as London and the West End. Alongside their market-leading theatre ticketing business and our award-winning producing company, the chances are that if you visit the theatre in the UK, you’ve probably encountered ATG.

Each year ATG invites two motivated, ambitious and talented individuals to take part in an inspiring two-year programme, fast-tracking their career in theatre management.

The details of the scheme can be found on the following webpage: www.atgtickets.com/graduatescheme

I’ve also attached some information about the scheme.

Applications open on the 9th February!

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018
Sponsored by The Richard Carne Trust

Theatre503 is searching the world for the best new plays and most talented debut playwrights. Theatre503 is the award-winning home of new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life, staging the work of more debut writers than any other theatre in the country.

The winning play will receive £6,000 with a guaranteed production. The award is an unprecedented one, recognising new and emerging writers for an outstanding original piece of work for the stage that makes you see the world anew. The 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award is for debut writers of all ages who have not yet had a full length professional production staged.

AWARD OPENS FOR ENTRIES FROM 1ST FEBRUARY TO 31ST MARCH 2018 VIA THE THEATRE503 WEBSITE.

The judging panel for this award have included Chris Campbell (Literary Manager, Royal Court), Timberlake Wertenbaker (Our Country’s Good),
Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard), Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical), Lily Williams (Curtis Brown), Roy Williams (Suckerpunch) and Erica Whyman (Deputy Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair, Theatre503).
Previous winners include; ‘And Then Came The Nightjars’ by Bea Roberts, ‘Valhalla’ by Paul Murphy and ‘In Event of Moone Disaster’ by
Andrew Thompson.

FOR THE FULL DETAILS ON THE THEATRE503 PLAYWRITING AWARD VISIT WWW.THEATRE503.COM AND FOLLOW THE AWARD LINK ON THE HOMEPAGE.

BBC show looking to recruit runners

BBC Flog It are looking for event runners to join us for a one day shoot at Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU on Thursday 8th Febuary 2018

You will be offered a casual contract and paid the NMW – you must be over 18 to apply and have the legal right to work in the UK.

You need to be available for the whole day (7.45am – approx. 7:00pm) and provide your own transport to and from the venue. We will not consider any applications if you are located more than one hour drive from the location. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

We will provide lunch and refreshments for you on the day. You must also have a current passport OR an official tax document stating your National Insurance number (P45/P60) with your long birth certificate for registration purposes.

To apply please email me (robert.spanring@bbc.co.uk) with your:

  • Name
  • Cover letter & CV
  • Current Postal Address
  • Date of Birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Telephone number