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 37 events at this location

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Aracaladanza Compania: Nubes (Clouds)

The company presents a show for children filled with swirling clouds, miniature houses and enchanting music, directed by Enrique Cabrera.

Sat 29 Aug

Sun 30 Aug

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

Thu 9 Jul

3D

01227 769075

Barrowland Ballet: Tiger Tale

The company presents a story for children, choreographed and directed by Natasha Gilmore and featuring the performers, Jade Adamson, Kai-Wen Chuang and Vince Virr.

Sat 29 Aug

£5; £1 Baby on laps (0-18months) / 01227 769075

Sun 30 Aug

£5; £1 Baby on laps (0-18months) / 01227 769075

Mon 31 Aug

£5; £1 Baby on laps (0-18months) / 01227 769075

Beyond Eternity Promotions & Gulbenkian Present The Canterbury Rock School (Ages 11-19)

A variety of sessions, including songwriting, singing, running a band, performance and jamming for vocalists and all instrumentalists, run by music educators and professional musicians.

…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

bOing! International Festival

Gulbenkian is delighted to announce bOing! International Family Festival is back in 2015! Join us this August for an amazing weekend of the very best in theatre, dance, music, films and fun for all the family, packed with magical performances.

Fri 28 Aug

£0-£8 / 01227 769075

Sat 29 Aug

£0-£8 / 01227 769075

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Boogie Woogie Baby

A day time disco for the family.

Sat 29 Aug

Cafe

Free / 01227 769075

Sun 30 Aug

Cafe

Free / 01227 769075

Cafe Live: Digibury

Meet-up event for digital and creative types.

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 01227 769075

Canterbury Songwriters Circle

A forum for songwriters to share songs and material.

Wed 29 Jul

£3.50 inc refreshment / 01227 769075

Wed 26 Aug

£3.50 inc refreshment / 01227 769075

Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations inspired by being Ramsey's realisation that he's not a kid anymore.

Sun 4 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01227 769075

Cie. Willi Dorner: Fitting

An outdoor performance based on the principles of architecture, which demonstrates the act of building, assembling and taking apart as procedures of constructing.

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Corey Baker Dance: Headphones

A solo comic performance, featuring a host of dance styles and music genres, with the opportunity for the audience to tweet musical suggestions as the piece progresses.

Dougie MacLean

The singer-songwriter plays folk music with support from Toby Shaer.

Thu 23 Jul

£20 ( £10) / 01227 769075

Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In

The Dublin-stand-up and regular guest on Mock The Week returns with a new show of observational humor.

Sun 25 Oct

£19 / 01227 769075

The Forest

An intriguing multi-sensory tale which immerses audiences in a world full of new sights, sounds, smells and sensations for teenage and adult audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

Sat 29 Aug

£5 / 01227 769075

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G2 Definitive Genesis: Genesis Tribute

A tribute to the classic Seconds Out period in Genesis's long and colourful history.

Sat 26 Sep

Home Service

Folk music from Home Service.

Sun 13 Sep

£18 ( £12) / 01227 769075

In Love With Alma Cogan

  • 2011
  • UK
  • Directed by: Tony Britten
  • Cast: Roger Lloyd-Pack, Niamh Cusack, Gwyneth Strong

Gentle romantic comedy set in a Norfolk theatre.

Wed 8 Jul

The Man Who Saved the World

  • 2014
  • Denmark
  • Directed by: Peter Anthony
  • Cast: Stanislav Petrov, Kevin Costner, Sergey Shnyryov
  • UK release: 27 March 2015

The true story of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, who prevented a full scale nuclear war.

Tue 7 Jul

A Mano: El Patio Teatro

A story told with clay, through a small character with a great desire to escape from a shop window and its inhabitants. It is a love story, a story about small failures, a potter's wheel, a cup that breathes, two people with great enthusiasm, a tiny pottery workshop and four hands that play.

Sat 29 Aug

£5; £1 Baby on laps (0-18months) / 01227 769075

Sun 30 Aug

£5; £1 Baby on laps (0-18months) / 01227 769075

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Mega

Bryony Kimmings invites you to become her nine-year-old self, pull on a shell suit, grab a Walkman and embark on a trip down memory lane. This is a coming of age tale one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Sat 29 Aug

£5 / 01227 769075

Sun 30 Aug

£5 / 01227 769075

Motionhouse: Fragile

The company presents an outdoor production featuring dancers and JCBs.

Sat 29 Aug

Once Upon A Time

Agnieszka Blonska directs a show about ageing and the passing of time, told through the extraordinary bodies of two dancers and one trapeze artist, all aged over 65. Not suitable for under 16s.

Tue 29 Sep

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

The Paperboys

The band plays a fusion of folk, Celtic and bluegrass music.

Wed 22 Jul

£7 ( £5) / 01227 769075

Queen and Country

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK/France/Romania
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Boorman
  • Written by: John Boorman
  • Cast: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Tamsin Egerton
  • UK release: 5 June 2015

In this sequel to 1987's Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory, Bill (Turner) is called up for National Service and has to face the prospect of fighting in the Korean War. Endearingly clear-eyed and surefooted, with Boorman bringing the best out of an excellent cast, but it lacks the focus of its predecessor.

Mon 6 Jul

01227 769075

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Queen Of Cupcakes

Create your own piece of Wonderland by decorating your own cupcake: caterpillars, dormouse, Cheshire cat or white rabbit, you decide in this fun and very yummy session.

Sat 29 Aug

£4.50 / 01227 769075

Sun 30 Aug

£4.50 / 01227 769075

The Roadless Trip: Sarah Woods

A very human and often hilarious journey through time, mixing performance, film, audience-interaction and the frenzy of the popular gameshow.

Sat 19 Sep

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

Save The Lyma Birds

An interactive outdoor event to be seen all over the festival as the audience search for the hatchlings and reunite them to create a fun, family friendly spectacle.

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre: Be Loved

The company presents an outdoor aerial production, inspired by Angela Carter's short story The Tiger's Bride.

The Stage Is Yours: ART31

Young singers, dancers and actors showcase their talents.

Fri 17 Jul

£3 / 01227 769075

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Taking Sides By Ronald Harwood

Set in the American Zone of occupied Berlin, in 1946 this chilling drama depicts the journey undertaken by German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler to prove he was not closely associated with Hitler.

Mon 3 Aug

£13; £20; £17 (£14; £14; £14) / 01227 769075

Tue 4 Aug

£13; £20; £17 (£14; £14; £14) / 01227 769075

Wed 5 Aug

£13; £20; £17 (£14; £14; £14) / 01227 769075

…and 3 more dates until 8 Aug

The Tiger Who Came To Tea: KW & NB Ltd (Over 3s)

Children's theatre based on the picture book by Judith Kerr about a stripy big cat, who surprises Sophie and her mummy as they are sitting down to tea. Featuring songs, audience interaction and colourful characters. Adapted by David Wood.

Tue 18 Aug

£12; £11 Groups of 4 / 01227 769075

Thu 20 Aug

£12; £11 Groups of 4 / 01227 769075

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Toddlernes Rom: Dybwikdans (Ages 0-3)

You and your child can share and interact in this beautiful show created especially for the very young.

Sat 29 Aug

£5 / 01227 769075

Sun 30 Aug

£5 / 01227 769075

Treasure Island

The Pantaloons cast of three tell tales of treasure and treachery, with famous characters such as Long John Silver and plenty of audience participation to thrill and entertain.

Sat 29 Aug

Free / 01227 769075

Urban Playground: Steam

The company presents a narrative dance-theatre piece, reliving the imagined life of a steam locomotive through a variety of scenes.

The Wedding Singer: The Canterbury Academy

Local performing arts students present an adaptation of the romantic comedy based on the 1998 film.

Mon 13 Jul

£10 (Children £5) / 01227 769075

Wed 15 Jul

£10 (Children £5) / 01227 769075

Zip Zap Ka Boing!

A chance for anyone with an instrument or a voice to discover the world of large group improvising.

Sun 30 Aug

£5 / 01227 769075

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