Gulbenkian

Gulbenkian
University of Kent, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB
  • Box office 01227 769075
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A dynamic arts centre committed to developing, inspiring and curating ideas and emerging talent, with creative empowerment of children and young people at its core.

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There are 44 events at this location

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1001 Nights: Transport

  • Directed by: Douglas Rintoul

The inspirational stories of Arabian Nights

Fri 16 May

£8 ( £30) / 01227 769075

Sat 17 May

£8 ( £30) / 01227 769075

Sun 18 May

£8 ( £30) / 01227 769075

Antigone

  • Written by: Jean Anouilh

Something Wicked presents an exciting production of European Theatre in the original: the modern French classic by Jean Anouilh.

Tue 11 Nov

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Wed 12 Nov

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Thu 13 Nov

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

Aracaladanza: Constelaciones

A family-friendly dance piece choreographed by Enrique Cabrera. Inspired by the work of artist Joan Miro, the piece combines live dance, puppetry, and digital visuals.

Mon 22 Jun 2015

£8; £1 Baby on lap ( £30) / 01227 769075

The Bills

The five-piece from the West Coast of Canada performs lively and high-energy acoustic folk.

Tue 26 May 2015

£12 ( £10) / 01227 769075

Bitch Boxer

  • Directed by: Bryony Shanahan

Solo drama set in the world of women's boxing.

Mon 12 May

£11 ( £7) / 01227 769075

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Breabach

Blending double bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, song and Scottish stepdance with Celtic flair and frenzy.

Sat 10 May

£14 ( £12) / 01227 769075

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

Exciting stage production based on the popular books for tots about Charlie and his funny little sister Lola, and the many, many obstacles standing between her and bedtime. Ages 3+.

Fri 25 Apr

Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations inspired by being removed from the Soccer AM sofa for saying a naughty word.

Constellations

A mixture of dance, spoken work and physicality which explores two versions of reality and the complexities of humanity; from the intimate to the superfluous.

Sun 22 Jun

£8 (baby on lap £1; group of four £30) / 01227 769075

Entertaining Mr Sloane

  • Directed by: Michael Cabot
  • Written by: Joe Orton

Joe Orton's unique blend of farce and black comedy was first staged at the Arts Theatre in London in 1964, winning the London Critics Variety award for best play of the year.

Thu 1 May

£11 ( £7) / 01227 769075

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Ernest And The Pale Moon

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest And The Pale Moon is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from Les Enfants Terrible.

Fri 6 Jun

£11 ( £7) / 01227 769075

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

Feather Catcher

This non-verbal show playfully uses live music and beautiful projection to tell a delightful tale of teamwork.

Sat 31 May

£7 / 01227 769075

Fireside Tales With Granddad: Pickled Image (Over 5s)

Cuddle up around the campfire in this ingeniously staged children's puppet show, as Granddad regales you with tales of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes, a giant pair of underpants and a daring escape from a hungry shark.

Geminus: Compagnie Ubi (Over 2s)

The French company presents a theatre piece for young children, exploring the wonder of mirrors and reflections.

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Grand Central

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • France/Austria
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski
  • Cast: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet

Gary (Rahim) is a tough guy from Lyon who goes to work in a nuclear plant near the Rhone, where he falls for Karole (Seydoux); but then she gets pregnant. Zlotowski plays down the romance in favour of a tense and scathing indictment of lax standards in the nuclear power industry, with well-drawn characters and fine…

Wed 30 Apr

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Half of a Yellow Sun

  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • Nigeria/UK
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Biyi Bandele
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose
  • UK release: 11 April 2014

The story of two sisters in 60s Nigeria, Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), attempting to assert their independence as their nation seeks to do the same. The adaptation of Adichie's novel looks beautiful but is crippled by Bandele's use of archival footage to explain the situation, which kills the narrative flow and…

Fri 25 Apr

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
  • UK release: 21 November 2013

Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) are forced to enter a special 75th anniversary games featuring contestants who've previously won. The sequel to 2012's The Hunger Games maintains the high standards of its predecessor, with a credible script, plenty of visual and narrative variety and superb performances.

Sat 26 Apr

James Kirby

The pianist performs various works.

Sat 12 Dec 2015

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Je m'appelle Hmmm … (My Name is Hmmm …)

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • France
  • 121 min
  • Directed by: Agnès B
  • Cast: Sylvie Testud, Jacques Bonnaffé, Lou-Lélia Demerliac, Douglas Gordon

11-year-old Céline (Demerliac) cares for her brother and sister while her mother (Testud) works in a bar; meanwhile, her unemployed father (Bonnaffé) sexually abuses her. Running away, she strikes up a friendship with a taciturn trucker (Gordon). Clothes designer Agnès Troublé's first film is a thoughtful and refreshing…

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Mark Grist: Rogue Teacher

A performance by the poet and ex-English teacher who rose to prominence following a rap battle against a teenage grime artist.

Tue 20 May

£12 ( £10) / 01227 769075

Mark Watson: Flaws

Mark's new show promises to be 'somewhat darker in tone than usual' as he talks about the fact that while he's won a number of comedy awards, he's also amassed a number of problems.

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£16 / 01227 769075

Monday's Child: Tutti Frutti & York Theatre Royal (Ages 3-7)

  • Written by: Brendan Murray

A delightful show about the unique bond between a great-grandmother and her grandchild.

Motionhouse Dance Theatre Company: Broken

Contemporary dance piece exploring humanity's relationship to planet Earth.

Sat 3 May

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Munch 150

  • 2013

In honour of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, expert Tim Marlow hosts a behind-the-scenes look at putting on this exhibition.

Tue 29 Apr

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National Theatre Live: King Lear

  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Thu 1 May

Nebraska

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexander Payne
  • Cast: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
  • UK release: 6 December 2013

A father and son road trip from Montana to Nebraska.

Sun 27 Apr

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The Noise Next Door: The Noise Are Back In Town

Fast-paced improv from the Brighton-based troupe.

Sun 23 Nov

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

Wed 24 Sep

£23 / 01227 769075

Thu 25 Sep

£23 / 01227 769075

Our Fathers

Babakas Theatre, a Birmingham-based international group, presents a performance which combines stand-up comedy, contemporary dance, video installation and scenes from the TV show The Sopranos to explore modern-day fatherhood.

Thu 15 May

£11 (£7) / 01227 769075

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Our Friends, The Enemy

  • Directed by: Tom O'Brien
  • Written by: Alex Gwyther

Private James Boyce takes us on a magical, haunting journey through the events surrounding the Christmas truce during the First World War.

Wed 30 Apr

£11 ( £7) / 01227 769075

Pinocchio: Hiccup Theatre

  • Written by: Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen's adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic tale.

Sat 10 May

Pocket Dream

Propeller Theatre Company's all-male ensemble cast presents a 60-minute version of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, tailored especially for younger audiences. Directed by Edward Hall.

Tue 23 Sep

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

The Princess And The Pea: Norwich Puppet Theatre (Over 3s)

  • Written by: Julian Butler

Adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's children's tale.

Mon 2 Nov 2015

Rambert School Of Ballet & Contemporary Dance

A sophisticated programme of works characterised by exciting dance theatre and performed by exquisite dancers to vivid live music.

Sat 14 Jun

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Royal Opera House: The Winter's Tale

  • 2014

The ballet version of Shakespeare's tale, live from London.

Mon 28 Apr

Rubbish: Theatre-Rites (Over 5s)

Imagine a world that celebrates its rubbish. A world, where at the touch of a puppeteer's hand, the contents of a bin bag transforms before your eyes. Four inquisitive excavators explore the unexpected value of discarded objects. What will emerge from a bag full of sludge and what could possibly happen when they find a…

Wed 7 May

£7 / 01227 769075

The Secret of Kells

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • Ireland/France/Belgium
  • 78 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally

Luscious and old-fashioned independent 2D animation inspired by Irish medieval manuscript The Book of Kells telling the story of Brendan (McGuire), a young monk whose remote community lives under threat of Viking invasion and his dangerous mission to the dark forest where he befriends amiable sprite Aisling (Mooney).

Sat 26 Apr

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Stranger by the Lake

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • France
  • 100 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Alain Guiraudie
  • Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao
  • UK release: 21 February 2014

Thriller set around a lake in southern France that acts as a cruising spot for men.

Tue 29 Apr

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Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

The charmingly vicious, laid-back Canadian presents his latest solo show.

Sun 30 Nov

£16 ( £14) / 01227 769075

Tory Gillespie

Taboo-busting and provocative humour from the acclaimed stand-up.

Tue 13 May

£5 ( £4) / 01227 769075

Vikings: Live from the British Museum

  • 2014

Take a look around the British Museum's Viking exhibition, right from the comfort of your cinema seat. Introduced by Michael Wood and Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams.

Thu 24 Apr

Yolanda Brown

Jazz and R&B from the London-based musician.

Sun 29 Jun

£12 (£10) / 01227 769075

The Zero Theorem

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US, Romania
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Written by: Pat Rushin
  • Cast: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis
  • UK release: 14 March 2014

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Fri 25 Apr

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