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  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts and Head of the Performance and Theatre Research Cluster, has just released the latest episode of the podcast series ‘A History of Comedy in Several Objects’. In the podcast series, Olly examines objects from Kent’s British Stand-Up Comedy Archive alongside Project Archivist Elspeth Millar. In the latest instalment, the item from the archive is 'Peter Grahame’s Diary&apo... Continue

  • Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the School of Arts, featured on the BBC South East news last night, 6 December 2018, as part of her Arts and Humanities Research Council project 'Playing A/Part'. Dr Melissa Trimingham, also from the School of Arts, was featured as a co-investigator, working a puppet with the autistic girls participating in the research. The project investigates the relationship between autism and gender through the u... Continue

  • Final-year undergraduate students on the module Introduction to Stand-Up will be delivering Monkeyshine, two nights of stand-up comedy, next week on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December 2018 in the Gulbenkian cafe. Each night will feature a different line-up, stuffed to the brim with young comics each presenting five-minute sets. Come along and enjoy a dazzling array of raw, young comedy, introduced by your host and compère Olly Double. Monkeysh... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, will be in Milan to lead a translation workshop to translate the award-winning play Tu es Libre by Francesca Garolla from Italian into English, from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 December 2018. The play investigates the themes of freedom and war through the story of the sudden disappearance of French girl Haner Rouger from her Paris home. The workshop... Continue

  • Students on the undergraduate Drama and Theatre programmes, who are taking the module Applied Theatre, will be giving a celebratory performance workshop at St Nicolas School in Canterbury today, Wednesday 5 December 2018. St Nicholas School is a community day school providing education for over 190 children aged between 4 and 19 who have profound severe and complex learning difficulties. The Applied Theatre module offers students the opportunity to both unde... Continue

  • Second-year students on the module Popular Performance will be performing an 'Alternative Cabaret' in the evening of Tuesday 11 December 2018 in the Gulbenkian Café. The evening will consist of stand-up comedy, double acts, ranting/dub poetry, sketches and bizarre speciality acts in tribute to the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s. If you're a fan of Rik Mayall, Benjamin Zephaniah or French & Saunders, this show is for you. The ... Continue

  • Will Wollen, Senior Lecturer in Drama in the School of Arts, is the subject of a new podcast on 'Nostalgia', as part of an ongoing project by Dr Chris Deacy in the Department of Religious Studies. In the interview, Will reminisces about his early life. He was born in Kent although grew up in Dorset; his parents had spent many years living in Kenya, where his older sisters were born. At University, Will studied French and Philosophy and we learn how... Continue

  • Alumna Storme Toolis, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Drama and English and American Literature in 2014, will be present her show Redefining Juliet at London's Barbican this week, on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November 2018. Storme, who has cerebral palsy, casts three performers to share the role of the eponymous heroine of Shakespeare's tragic love story. Driven by her own desire to play Juliet, she choses actor... Continue

  • All at the School of Arts are proud to congratulate our students who are graduating today, 23 November 2018, in a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for our new graduates, and their families and friends, held in town at the Abode hotel in the city centre. This will include a prize giving for our MA graduates. The prizes include are for those achieving the highest overall mark in their year group. The winners are: ... Continue

  • The National Archives has featured our podcast series, A History of Comedy in Several Objects, hosted by Dr Olly Double, Reader in Drama, in its summary of the highlights of 2018. The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government and for England and Wales. It is the guardian of some of our most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years. It has highlighted the key archive research activities in the UK this year to... Continue

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