The Gulbenkian

The 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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The Gulbenkian

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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There are 31 events at this location

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Amy Wadge

This Cardiff resident but Bristol-born singer-songwriter performs her contemporary folk originals. Luke Jackson supports.

Wed 25 Jan

£13 ( £11) / 01227 769075

The Bear

Raymond Briggs' heart-warming and humorous wintry tale, featuring puppetry, original music and humour. Co-directed by Emma Eale and Hal Chambers.

Fri 3 Feb

£8 (Children £1 under 2s) / 01227 769075

Sat 4 Feb

£8 (Children £1 under 2s) / 01227 769075

Burglar Bill: Pied Piper Theatre Company (Ages 3-8)

A stage adaptation of Janet and Allan Ahlberg's picture book using puppets, music, song and dance and a set featuring lots of windows to climb through.

Sun 5 Feb

£8 (Children £1 under 2s) / 01227 769075

Canterbury Choral Society - Carmina Burana

Richard Cooke conducts Orff's Carmina Burana, Grainger's Three Folk-Song Arrangements, Britten's The Ballad Of Little Musgrave And Lady Barnard and Rachmaninov's Suite For Two Pianos, with Rhiannon Llewellyn, soprano, William Morgan, tenor and Edward Grint, bass.

Sat 28 Jan

Caring Through Singing

The Amici Singers, Monday Music, Canterbury Skylarks, Pimlico Skylarks and Canterbury Cantata perform songs for a better world.

Sat 21 Jan

£5 / 01227 769075

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Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Wed 15 Mar

David O'Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter but Some of us are Looking at David O'Doherty

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

Earl Okin

Singer-songwriter and expert guitarist with a special inclination towards jazz, bossa nova and comedy.

Thu 2 Feb

£12 ( £11; £10) / 01227 769075

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Tue 21 Feb

£25 / 01227 769075

Wed 22 Feb

£25 / 01227 769075

G2 Definitive Genesis

With the recent announcement that Genesis lead singer Phil Collins is going back on tour in summer 2017, critically acclaimed tribute band G2 are a welcome blast from the past. Led by vocalist Terry Day, the band honours the period after Peter Gabriel left Genesis with a nostalgic selection of classic hits from the 1970s…

Sat 21 Jan

£18.50 / 01227 769075

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Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

The something about Gary is that he has a lot of opinions on jokes and is going to let you hear them (and hopefully some jokes) on his latest tour.

I am Beast

Sparkle and Dark use puppetry to bring to life this tale of superheroes.

Thu 23 Feb

£12.50 (Children £8.50 under 16s; £7.50; £7.50) / 01227 769075

Josh Howie's Messed Up

The BBC Radio Four star delivers painfully honest stand-up about his largely unsuccessful attempts to be an amazing husband and super-dad of four.

Thu 9 Mar

£8 / 01227 769075

Julieta

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Spain
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Inma Cuesta

When a woman searches for her 18 year old daughter, she finds herself investigating her own past.

Mon 23 Jan

01227 769075

Kent Enlightens Nepal

Nepalese Society students from all around the country showcase their talent.

Sun 26 Feb

£10 ( £8) / 01227 769075

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Kent Malaysian Night 2017

The audience is invited on an adventure to experience in the third person view, the life of an average but troubled Malaysian girl leaving home for the very first time after experiencing a tragedy to embark on a new phase in life.

Sat 18 Feb

£9 / 01227 769075

Lucy Porter: Consequences

An new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from Lucy Porter.

Sun 5 Feb

£14 / 01227 769075

Mark Thomas: Red Shed

  • 4 stars

Incisive humour and satire as Mark Thomas explores the arena where he began stand-up: a red wooden shed in Wakefield.

Fri 17 Feb

£16 ( £12) / 01227 769075

Oily Cart: In A Pickle (Ages 3-5)

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this magical, multi-sensory show inspired by Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale takes the young audience on a voyage of discovery through the landscapes of Shakespeare's imagination and the music of his language.

Wed 8 Feb

Thu 9 Feb

Queen of Katwe

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 124 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mira Nair
  • Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o
  • UK release: 21 October 2016

Biopic of Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga), a girl from the slums of Katwe, Uganda, who turned out to have a genius for chess. Confidently heartwarming stuff, if a little predictable, with a wonderfully engrossing performance from Nalwanga and classy support from Oyelowo as Phiona's coach and Nyong'o as her mother.

Thu 26 Jan

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Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Sun 5 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01227 769075

Sarah Jarosz

Young Texan singer-songwriter mixing traditional and contemporary bluegrass styles with mesmerising results.

Sat 4 Feb

£17 ( £10) / 01227 769075

Second Hand Dance - Getting Dressed

Choreographer Rosie Heafford collaborates with dancers, artists and the public to make a highly visual dance performances for all ages about clothes.

Sat 25 Feb

Snowden

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo

The story of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents to the Guardian, revealing the scope and reach of the USA's global surveillance program. Smartly dramatised and absorbing drama with fine performances from all, with Gordon-Levitt completely convincing as the earnest…

Sat 21 Jan

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Sun 22 Jan

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Thu 19 Jan

Fri 20 Jan

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Stuart Goldsmith: Compared To What

The globe-trotting podcast champ shares stories and anecdotes from his career.

Fri 10 Feb

£10 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Timeless Colours

Stephen Barlow conducts Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2 In F, Francaix's L' Horloge De Flore Oboe And Orchestra, Chick Corea's Trio For Piano, Flute,Bassoon, Barber's Adagio For Strings and Mozart's Symphony No 25 In G Minor, with pianist Reiko Fujisawa and oboeist Ian Crowther.

Sat 25 Feb

£20 ( £10) / 01227 769075

Wail

Why do whales sing? Why do humans wail? Last year, Little Bulb Theatre embarked on a quest to discover the answers to these perplexing questions and more.

Mon 27 Feb

£12.50 (Children £8.50 under 16s; £7.50; £7.50) / 01227 769075

Wow! Said The Owl

Tim Hopgood's children's book is brought to life through a blend of storytelling, puppetry and music. Explore a world of colour with this curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.

Fri 27 Jan

£8 (Children £1 under 2s) / 01227 769075

Sat 28 Jan

£8 (Children £1 under 2s) / 01227 769075

Sun 29 Jan

£8 (Children £1 under 2s) / 01227 769075

Zero For The Young Dudes!: Gulbenkian Youth Theatre

A contemporary tale about the inmates at a bizarre summer camp as a violent future looms large on the horizon. Written by Alistair McDowall and directed by Anna Poole.

Sat 18 Feb

Sun 19 Feb

Zootropolis

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
  • UK release: 25 March 2016

Trailblazing rabbit Judy (Goodwin) goes to the city to join the police, and teams up with con artist fox Nick (Bateman) on the trail of a missing otter. Cheerfully feminist but never preachy, with gorgeous animation and a classy cast, it's a model piece of family entertainment.

Sun 22 Jan

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