- Box office 01227 769075
- Website www.thegulbenkian.co.uk
The University of Kent’s Arts Centre offering a diverse and dynamic rage of arts and performances for students and the public. Actively engaging with the local community via projects including Gulbenkian Youth Theatre and ART31 in line with their mission statement: 'Gulbenkian will work with a range of creative partners to become a leading 21st Century international arts centre offering an engaging, innovative and high quality arts programme. We will act as a catalyst developing and curating ideas, spaces and emerging talent. The empowerment of children and young people will be at the core of our activity.'
The closest train station is Canterbury West and local buses go directly to the venue.
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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
- 90 min
- Directed by: Mandie Fletcher
- Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Celia Imrie, Kate Moss
- UK release: 2 July 2016
Eddy (Saunders) and Patsy (Lumley) are forced to go on the run after they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Well, you would.
A fun, informal, relaxed session for parent and child.
Canterbury Rock School
Specialist workshops for song-writing, singing, running a band, performance and jamming for vocalists and all instrumentalists run by top music educators and professional musicians.
A fun session for parent and child.
A light-hearted play for children aged three and under by award-winning theatre director Sarah Argent and performer Marleen Vermeulen.
Sun 11 Sep
Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.
Original band members Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson return for an eclectic folk-rock performance.
The Girl and the Giraffe
An uplifting show about friendship. One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with… Giraffe! As their friendship grows, Girl discovers that Giraffe isn't…
The Government Inspector
The Old Stagers presents Alistair Beaton's adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's famous satire of corruption, lies and greed in which the local politicians meet their come-uppance in a farcical fashion.
Enter the colourful and beautiful world of the artist Chagall and meet the mysterious goat featured in one of his paintings.
Sat 27 Aug
Sun 28 Aug
Greenwich Dance: Doodle Dance Show
Grab a pen and kick off your shoes for this playful, interactive story-show that will get the whole family drawing and moving, doodling and imagining.
Sat 27 Aug
An immersive, multi-sensory story for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.
Hubbub: A Musical Adventure!
Join a musical journey as five friends follow the trail of the mysterious blue beetle in the quest for a lost voice. With original live music from the celebrated Aurora Orchestra. Presented by Mishmash Productions.
James Acaster: Reset
Deadpan stand-up from the comically downbeat performer.
The acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter performs his original melodic songs.
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park
- Written by: Jasmin Vardimon
Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.
Sat 27 Aug
Jasmin Vardimon Company Summer School (Ages 16-18)
Explore the work of this internationally renowned company through repertoire, creative work and a performance on the last day. Bursaries are available.
Tue 16 Aug
£100 contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and apply. / 01227 769075
Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown
The immensely popular Fringe fave takes to the stage for an hour of his raucous stand-up, reflecting on 20 years as a comedian.
Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.
Kent Youth Dance Company: Dance Excerpts & Originals VI
This year, performances by the young company include Alice In Wonderland and excerpts from Don Quixote.
Mon 15 Aug
£12 ( £9; Children £9 under 12s) / 01227 769075
Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.
Enter a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring monument to the beauty of light and colour.
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra
The long-running ensemble for jazz players under 25 has been going since 1965 and has released numerous albums.
Pop Up Garden
Join Mr Bu as he creates beautiful gardens from nothing in this extraordinary interactive combination of performance and projection. Presented by Compagnia TPO.
Sat 27 Aug
Princess And The Pea
Norwegian theatre company Dybwikdans presents its stage adaptation of HC Andersen's classic fairy tale.
Sat 27 Aug
Sun 28 Aug
Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom
Theatre of Widdershins presents its retelling of the tale of the girl with a particularly bad hair day featuring an array of incredible puppets.
An interactive retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin story told through folk-infused music, puppetry and storytelling.
Rhythm And Rhyme (0-5yrs)
A relaxed informal and fun session for parent and child.
Stories In The Burrow (0-5yrs)
Story-telling session for young children.
Tale of Tales
- 125 min
- Directed by: Matteo Garrone
- Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones
Sprawling interpretations of 17th century Neapolitan fairytales, with stories unfolding in three neighbouring kingdoms. Visually spectacular and with a fine cast (Hayek, Jones, Cassel) giving committed performances, it's undone by a lack of cohesion and ends up less than the sum of its parts.
Using road bikes, footage of Mount Ventoux and actual race commentary, 2Magpies Theatre restage the battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani at the Tour De France 2000 from the perspective of what we know now.