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 36 events at this location

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Beautiful Town Music Presents

A night of live music provided by some of the best emerging talent in the Kent music scene and beyond.

Fri 12 Feb

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Sat 12 Mar

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

The Broke 'n' Beat Collective

Mash-up of hip hop, theatre and puppetry, featuring beat-boxer Hobbit, b-boy LoGisTics, singer/rapper Elektric, and puppeteer Mohsen.

Mon 7 Mar

£12.50 ( £7.50–£10.50; £8.50; Children £8.50 under 16s) / 01227 769075

Tue 8 Mar

£12.50 ( £7.50–£10.50; £8.50; Children £8.50 under 16s) / 01227 769075

Cantiaquorum: A Frenchman In New Orleans

The ensemble performs Wynton Marsalis's Fiddler's Tale, alongside works by Ravel and Gershwin in an exploration of classical and jazz music.

Fri 19 Feb

£13 ( £7) / 01227 769075

Dane Baptiste: Reasonable Doubts

  • 3 stars

Fresh perspectives on the doubts contained within modern life from the rising stand-up star.

Sun 6 Mar

£12 / 01227 769075

Digitopia

Tom Dale Company in partnership with MOKO Dance mix live dance and digital technology. Join Dotty as she follows Hex into his fantastical digital world, setting off on a roller coaster ride where straight lines curve and sound is seen.

Sun 13 Mar

£8; £1 babies on lap / 01227 769075

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EDge

The postgraduate performance group of London Contemporary Dance School present a new showcase of work drawn from an outstanding line-up of contemporary choreographers.

Tue 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 834934

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 16 Feb

£22 / 01227 769075

Wed 17 Feb

£22 / 01227 769075

Gulb Slam

Literary open mic session, with ten slots available and the highest scoring poet will win a feature set at the next slam. Hosted by Dan Simpson.

Wed 2 Mar

£5 ( £4) / 01227 769075

Imogen Cooper

The pianist performs Liszt's Sposalizio, Schumann's Davidsbundlertanze and Schubert's Sonata In B Flat.

Sat 19 Mar

£15 ( £10) / 01227 769075

Justin Moorhouse: Destiny Calling

Upbeat humour from the writer, radio presenter and actor who played Young Kenny in Phoenix Nights.

Fri 26 Feb

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Kent Dance Annual Showcase 2016

A plethora of dance styles from groups based around the county, as they take to the stage to perform, tap, street, ballet, modern and traditional choreography.

Sat 26 Mar

£8 (£6) / 01227 769075

Sun 27 Mar

£8 (£6) / 01227 769075

Kent Enlightens Nepal

A production that offers members of the University of Kent Nepalese Society and other students across the countries Universities to showcase their talents on stage.

Sat 27 Feb

£8 / 01227 769075

Kent Malaysian Invasion

The hugely successful annual event returns to the stage for the fifth instalment from the Malaysian Society of The University of Kent.

Sun 28 Feb

£9 / 01227 769075

Kite

The Wrong Crowd in association with Soho Theatre presents a piece with no dialogue, inspired by The Snowman and The Red Balloon, with specially composed music, dance and puppetry.

Sat 19 Mar

£8; £1 babies on lap / 01227 769075

Sun 20 Mar

£8; £1 babies on lap / 01227 769075

Mon 21 Mar

£8; £1 babies on lap / 01227 769075

Land of Lights

Immersive theatre for ages 3–5.

Thu 11 Feb

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Fri 12 Feb

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Sat 13 Feb

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

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Legally Blonde The Musical: UKC Musical Theatre Society

A musical adaptation of the hit film about a girl who tries to prove her boyfriend wrong by becoming a lawyer, meeting colourful characters along the way as she navigates her way through the prestigious Harvard Law.

Wed 16 Mar

Thu 17 Mar

Fri 18 Mar

Les Saisons (The Seasons)

A magical production taking you through the seasons with live music and puppetry.

Fri 19 Feb

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Sat 20 Feb

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Sun 21 Feb

£8; £1 baby on lap / 01227 769075

Motionhouse: Broken

A multi-media spectacle examining the precarious nature shared between the human race and mother nature. With choreography from Kevin Finnan and the company.

Thu 3 Mar

£12 (Children £8 under 16s; £8; £7–£10) / 01227 769075

Fri 4 Mar

£12 (Children £8 under 16s; £8; £7–£10) / 01227 769075

Phoebe Marsh: The Daddy Blues

A unique production from Phoebe Marsh, as she sets out to build herself a new father.

Tue 23 Feb

£12.50 ( £10.50; £8.50) / 01227 769075

The Poozies

From the funky bass sounds of the electro-harp along with accordion and fiddles, this all-female quartet have a sound that's all their own.

Thu 10 Mar

£15 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

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Project Dance's Annual Showcase

The dance group which is based at Spires Academy in Sturry and which has members aged from five to 18, performs a magnitude of different styles in its yearly spectacular.

Sat 5 Mar

Richard Herring: Happy Now?

What is happiness, anyway? Richard might have cracked it, what with a wife and a baby and all that. But is that what it takes to really be content?

Wed 30 Mar

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01227 769075

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

Wed 9 Mar

£14 ( £12) / 01227 769075

Robert Newman: The Brain Show

The stand-up and political activist wears a specially constructed MRI-hat to record his real-time brain activity as part of an hour dedicated to his recent experience as a volunteer for an experiment to locate the part of the brain that lights up when you're in love.

Sat 13 Feb

£15 ( £12) / 01227 769075

Russell Howard: Work In Progress

The Mock The Week regular and star of BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News takes to the stage for his latest tour. The comic has performed four previous solo tours since 2006 entitled, Wandering, Adventures, Dingledodies and Big Rooms And Belly Laughs, receiving great praise from both fans and critics. Howard is known…

Sun 13 Mar

£15 phone for availability / 01227 769075

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Sara Pascoe: Animal

Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.

Fri 13 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01227 769075

Sat 14 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01227 769075

A Servant Of Two Masters: T24

T24 explores the timeless quest for food, money and sex in a modern interpretation of Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy.

Wed 23 Mar

£10 (Children £6; £6; £6; £5) / 01227 769075

Thu 24 Mar

£10 (Children £6; £6; £6; £5) / 01227 769075

Some High Lows And Low Highs Of 20th Century Music Culture

Student musicians explore important works of the last century, including Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, Gavin Bryers's Jesus's Blood Never Failed Me Yet and the B-Side of The Beatles's Abbey Road album.

Spring Showcase

Performing all your favourite songs from musicals, the talented young students bring a showcase of entertainment to the stage.

Sat 27 Feb

£8 (£5) / 01227 769075

Sun 28 Feb

£8 (£5) / 01227 769075

Stuart Goldsmith: An Hour

  • 3 stars

Quick-fire wit and improvisations from the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2015 nominee as he takes comedy right back to its source.

Tue 29 Mar

£8 ( £7) / 01227 769075

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Tadpoles

A play for kids about sibling rivalry, strengths and weaknesses.

Sun 6 Mar

£8; £1 babies on lap / 01227 769075

Test

  • 2013
  • 89 min
  • Directed by: Chris Mason Johnson
  • Cast: Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch, Kristoffer Cusick, Rory Hohenstein

Period drama that explores the details of a gay dancer's life in San Francisco in 1985.

Thu 11 Feb

01227 769075

Tommy Tiernan: Alive

The edgy Irish stand-up proffers whimsical and occasionally dark thoughts and observations. Familiar face from the telly – and familiar voice from the radio – throughout his career, Tiernan has appeared on The Tommy and Hector Show (alongside Hector Ó hEochagáin). Eagle-eyed among you will remember him as Father Kevin…

Wed 24 Feb

£18 / 01227 769075

University Of Kent Concert Band And Big Band

Ian Swatman conducts big band favourites by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Sousa, plus Philip Sparke's dramatic Orient Express.

Fri 18 Mar

What Are They Like?

National Theatre Connections 2016 presents a new work about the pitfalls of adolescence, performed by youngsters with an interest in drama.

Mon 29 Feb

£7; £1 under 18s months (Children £5; £5) / 01227 769075

Tue 1 Mar

£7; £1 under 18s months (Children £5; £5) / 01227 769075

Yerma: Amina Khayyam Dance Company

A Kathak interpretation of Federico Garcia Lorca's classic tragedy, re-imagined in Europe's marginalised communities. With live music featuring the tabla, cello and vocals.

Fri 11 Mar

£12.50 ( £7.50–£10.50; £8.50; Children £8.50 under 16s) / 01227 769075

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