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 22 events at this location

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Breakin' Convention 2016

The groundbreaking festival of hip hop dance theatre returns for its 13th year, hosted by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D. This year's lineup includes world champion b-boy crew The Ruggeds from the Netherlands, experimental b-boys Iron Skulls from Spain and leading streetdancer Antoinette Gomis, from France.

Sat 28 May

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

Sun 29 May

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

Couple in a Hole

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • UK/Belgium/France
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Tom Geens
  • Cast: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher
  • UK release: 8 April 2016

Scottish couple John (Higgins) and Karen (Dickie) literally live in a hole in a French forest, after she has been driven near-mad by a tragic event. A wonderfully wonky look at marriage and trauma, with superb performances from Higgins and the ever-excellent Dickie; surprising, sincere and unforgettably peculiar.

Fri 6 May

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Wed 11 May

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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

Film

  • 1965
  • US
  • 20 min
  • Directed by: Alan Schneider
  • Cast: Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison, James Karen

A man silently attempts to avoid detection by a mysterious all-seeing eye.

Sun 8 May

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Frankenstein

The world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s new full-length ballet, inspired by Mary Shelley’s gothic novel.

Wed 18 May

£16 ( £13) / 01227 769075

Sun 22 May

£16 ( £13) / 01227 769075

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The Gruffalo's Child

all Stories presents Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo sequel, following the adventures of his child as she sneaks out in the night to see if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist.

Fri 20 May

Sat 21 May

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Intellectual humour about the power of language and words from writer, broadcaster and former Government Whip Gyles Brandreth.

Sat 25 Jun

£19 / 01227 769075

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's classic comedy.

Fri 6 May

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

Juan Martín’s Flamenco Trio

The guitarist from Malaga, Spain, performs contemporary flamenco originals with his group.

Sat 21 May

£18 ( £15) / 01227 769075

Karen Carpenter Tribute

A memorable and moving show paying tribute through song, story and footage to the extraordinary performer, featuring the accomplished musicians Rebecca Robinson and Mark Heller.

Thu 12 May

£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta)

  • 3 stars
  • 1986
  • Japan
  • 124 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman

Rollercoaster animated adventure set in a 19th century fantasy world concerning two children on a quest to discover the legendary flying castle, Laputa.

Mark Watson: I’m Not Here

Mark Watson, star of own cult Radio 4 series, returns with the follow-up show to Flaws.

Sun 15 May

£17 / 01227 769075

Midge Ure

Ultravox hits, solo work and covers from the man behind Band Aid.

Sun 30 Oct

£18 / 01227 769075

Thu 19 May

£5 / 01227 769075

A showcase of the talented students from the University of Kent's stand-up course, with three different acts taking to the stage each night, hosted by compere Oliver Double.

Fri 20 May

£5 / 01227 769075

A showcase of the talented students from the University of Kent's stand-up course, with three different acts taking to the stage each night, hosted by compere Oliver Double.

National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge

  • 2015
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove

Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark tale set in Brooklyn. Directed by Ivo van Hove and performed at The Young Vic in London's West End.

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Peatbog Faeries

The Skye-based band fuses traditional Scottish pipe and fiddle tunes with jazz, hip hop, reggae and electronic influences.

Tue 17 May

£16 ( £10) / 01227 769075

A Pocketful Of Grimms: Story Pocket Theatre

Physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music bring several famous fairy tales to life in this fast-paced show which celebrates the imaginations of the Brothers Grimm.

Sun 15 May

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

Simon Evans: In The Money

Observational stand-up from host of BBC Radio 4's Goes to Market.

Wed 11 May

£14 ( £12) / 01227 769075

Sittingbourne Orpheus And Bearsted Choral Societies: Haydn's Creation

Andrew Lowen conducts Haydn's dramatic and colourful oratorio featuring Penelope Martin-Smith, Greg Tassell and Stephen Charlesworth.

Victoria

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • Germany
  • 138 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sebastian Schipper
  • Cast: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski
  • UK release: 1 April 2016

Victoria (Costa), a Spanish girl holidaying in Berlin, is heading home after a night of clubbing when she falls in with Sonne (Lau) and becomes embroiled in his gang's criminal activities. Sensational, breathless thriller shot entirely in one take, with the technique perfectly in tune with the adrenalised story.

Sat 7 May

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Mon 9 May

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Tue 10 May

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The Witch

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Eggers
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson

A Puritan family in 17th century New England is threatened by dark forces when their baby son is stolen from their isolated farm. Gripping, dread-filled debut feature from Eggers; Dickie is superb as a mother on the edge, Taylor-Joy gives a pitch-perfect and dedicated performance as the eldest daughter and it's…

Fri 6 May

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