Gulbenkian

Gulbenkian
University of Kent, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB
  • Box office 01227 769075
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  • Website www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

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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 37 events at this location

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Aladdin

  • 3 stars
  • 1992
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Written by: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
  • Cast: Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale

Streetwise thief Aladdin woos Princess Jasmine with the help of the Genie of the Lamp and hindrance of the evil Jafar.

Sat 26 Jul

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

Arsenic And Old Lace

The Old Stagers perform Joseph Kesselring's farcical comedy about a drama critic having to deal with his crazy, homicidal family in Brooklyn, New York.

Mon 4 Aug

£13 two for one available; £13; £20; £17 (£11; £14) / 01227 769075

Tue 5 Aug

£13 two for one available; £13; £20; £17 (£11; £14) / 01227 769075

Wed 6 Aug

£13 two for one available; £13; £20; £17 (£11; £14) / 01227 769075

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

Wed 13 Aug

cafe

Free / 01227 769075

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

Two great harpists meet (well, one's a kora, but a kora is a kind of harp) in a Welsh-African fusion.

Sun 12 Oct

£15 (£10) / 01227 769075

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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.

The Croydon Gospel Choir Big City Tour

A feast of uplifting Gospel music awaits you this June, featuring the as seen on TV Birmingham City Council Choir, the Croydon Gospel Choir, and world famous choral composer Ken Burton. Join us for a summer's evening with a musical twist.

Thu 25 Sep

£10–£20 / 01227 769075

Devil's Knot

  • 2013
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Atom Egoyan
  • Cast: Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth
  • UK release: 13 June 2014

The savage murders of three young children spark a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Mon 28 Jul

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Tue 29 Jul

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Wed 30 Jul

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Thu 31 Jul

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Emily Brown And The Thing

Children's theatre piece about a little girl who finds a magical being, beginning a colourful adventure.

Fri 26 Sep

£7; £1 Baby on lap (0-12months) (Children £7) / 01227 769075

Sat 27 Sep

£7; £1 Baby on lap (0-12months) (Children £7) / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Sep

£7; £1 Baby on lap (0-12months) (Children £7) / 01227 769075

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

Mon 1 Dec

£19.50 ( £18.50) / 01227 769075

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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

Fruitvale Station

  • 2013
  • US
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Michael B Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
  • UK release: 6 June 2014

The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old who crossed paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008, before being killed by transit police in Oakland, California.

Sat 26 Jul

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Sun 27 Jul

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Grace of Monaco

  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Belgium, Italy, France, Monaco, US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Olivier Dahan
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey
  • UK release: 6 June 2014

The tale of the transformation of Hollywood star Grace Kelly (Kidman) into a princess of Monaco, and her ensuing clashes with Hitchcock (Griffiths) and de Gaulle (Penvern). Possibly thanks to executive meddling during the edit, it's a confused and flyweight piece with little emotional depth.

Fri 25 Jul

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Sat 26 Jul

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Sun 27 Jul

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James Kirby

The pianist performs various works.

Sat 12 Dec 2015

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Mark Thomas: Cuckooed

Intelligent humour about being spied on by a large company.

Thu 27 Nov

£15 (£10) / 01227 769075

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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

Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Thu 18 Sep

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

The Play Factory (Ages 11-19)

A week-long workshop on how to create a show from scratch, as well as learning about stage management, directing and technicals, culminating in a week-end performance. Hosted by members of Wide Eyed Theatre.

Mon 11 Aug

£75 week / 01227 769075

Tue 12 Aug

£75 week / 01227 769075

Wed 13 Aug

£75 week / 01227 769075

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Play In A Day (Ages 5-11)

Make a play in one day on Gulbenkian stage. Start at the beginning and invent your own characters and story. With the help of Wide Eyed Theatre turn your play into a performance for family and friends to be performed at the end of the day.

Wed 27 Aug

£25 / 01227 769075

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

Red Shoes

  • 5 stars
  • 1948
  • UK
  • 127 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
  • Cast: Anton Wallbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer.

Powell and Pressburger's seminal dance film based on Hans Christian Andersen's story.

Sun 27 Jul

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Richard Herring: Lord Of The Dance Settee

Sharp and intelligent satire inspired by mis-hearing the lyrics to a well-known hymn.

Sun 8 Mar 2015

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Richard Navarro

The jazz singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs originals and covers.

Fri 3 Oct

£10 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Sally Barker

Blues, jazz and country by the Leicester-based singer-songwriter and ex-member of The Poozies.

Sat 13 Sep

£15 / 01227 769075

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Singer Morris accompanied by guitarist Forcione.

Sat 20 Sep

£18 ( £14) / 01227 769075

Stephen K Amos - Welcome To My World

The maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour with his new show. Fresh from sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Life: An Idiot's Guide and What Does the K Stand For?

Sat 22 Nov

Tankus The Henge

The South East London-based six-piece plays carnival-influenced rock.

Sat 18 Oct

£6 / 01227 769075

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Tavaziva Dance

Bawren Tavaziva's collective perform contemporary African dance with explosive choreography.

Tue 25 Nov

£12 ( £7) / 01227 769075

This Is The Kit

This group, formed by the singer Kate Stables, performs folk-rock originals and has links to both Bristol and Paris. With support from Rozi Plain.

Thu 28 Aug

£10 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Tim Key: Single White Slut

Character comedy from Jamie Demetriou (aka Key) and his fractured optimism.

Wed 15 Oct

£15 ( £12.50) / 01227 769075

Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

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

Sun 30 Nov

£16 ( £14) / 01227 769075

Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly at Odds with the Universe

Tom Wrigglesworth twists language into delicious storytelling in this new show.

Turin Brakes

Comprising of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, the London-based duo performs self-penned folk-rock material.

Fri 19 Sep

£20 (£18) / 01227 769075

Venus in Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure)

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • France/Poland
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Roman Polanski
  • Cast: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric
  • UK release: 30 May 2014

An actress tries to score a role in a production by attempting to convince the director she's the one for the part.

Thu 24 Jul

Fri 25 Jul

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