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  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, will be in Milan next week to lead a translation workshop to translate the play Portrait of an Arab Woman Looking at the Sea, by award-winning playwright Davide Carnevali, from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2019. The play explores a relationship across the Mediterranean between a European man and a North African woman, a metaphor for European-Arabic relations. The workshop was... Continue

  • Following on from her appearance on the Live at the Apollo Christmas special, Drama alumna Laura Lexx will be performing her stand-up show 'Trying' at the Soho Theatre in London this month, running Wednesday 20 February to Saturday 23 February 2019. Laura spent 2017 trying to get through therapy, trying the patience of everyone and trying unsuccessfully for a baby. Now she's challenging stigmas and laughing in the face of things we've been silent about for too long. Laura ... Continue

  • Kostas Gravanis, who is undertaking a PhD in History and Philosophy of Art in the School of Arts, has just been accepted for a six-month internship in the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums offer an education and training programme for young specialists and students in restoration techniques. Each intern is assigned to a specific project involved in the museum's activities. Beginnin... Continue

  • Following the launch of her exhibition at the Cadogan Contemporary gallery, Janise Yntema, who is studying on the MA in History and Philosophy of Art at the Paris School of Art and Culture, was interviewed on BBC Radio Kent last night, 6 February 2019, on The Dominic King Show. Janise was interviewed about the experience of exhibiting her artwork overseas: 'I've really been pleased to have such a great response. Having shows in different countries ... Continue

  • Kasia Senyszyn, who is studying for a PhD in Drama by Research in the School of Arts, supported by the Alumni Postgraduate Research Scholarship, has just launched a new crowdfunding project at Kent to create a play accessible for people who are D/deaf or visually impaired. Kasia is researching how to make theatre more accessible for people with hearing or sight loss, and is using her research to embed captioning a... Continue

  • Research by Dr Shaun May, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, was recently used fed into a podcast series entitled 1800 Seconds on Autism. 1800 Seconds on Autism is hosted by Robyn Steward and Jamie Knight, and covers subjects such as home, family, humour and ‘geekiness’. The episode features stand-up comedian and poet Kate Fox, and begins with: ‘There’s this rumour going around that autistic people don’t... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama, along with two graduates from the School of Arts, will be launching a new regular comedy night, Funny Rabbit, at The Gulbenkian this month, with the first show on Friday 8 February 2019. Funny Rabbit is a new kind of comedy club – radical and exciting, but also warm and snuggly as a bunny rabbit. The format of the show will be a line-up of two professional comedians, with two students from the School of Arts, compere... Continue

  • Doctoral student Stephen Atkins, who is undertaking a PhD in Drama: Practice as Research in the School of Arts, has just been interviewed for the website OffWestEnd.com, about  setting up taster training sessions at The Albany Theatre, London, for The Other Acting School. OffWestEnd.com is a site that celebrates London's West End theatre scene. Stephen's thesis is entitled 'The Embodied Action Cycle: An Integrative Training, Rehearsal and... Continue

  • The Department of History of Art is delighted to announce a new partnership initiative with The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, part of the Canterbury Museums and Galleries group, and the Esmee Fairburn Fund to offer nine spring-term internships for our students. The project will enable Stage 1 and Stage 2 students to help research and record the museum's extensive art collection which includes work by Henry Moore a... Continue

  • Professor Aylish Wood and Dr Kaitlyn Regehr from the departments of Film and Media  at the School of Arts have organised an event entitled Diversity and Disruption: An Intersectional Valentine on behalf of the School of Arts’ Film, Media and Culture Research Cluster and the Identity, Politics and the Arts Research Cluster. The event will take place at the School of Arts on Thursday 14 Feb... Continue

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