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  • We are delighted to let you know that the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company (founded and run by our very own Sian Stevenson & Jayne Thompson) have been awarded an Arts Council R&D Grant to develop their new work, Beyond the Marigolds – match funding is being awarded by Kent Arts Innovation fund (KCC). This new production will further develop the distinctive style of the company, extending integration of live... Continue

  • Congratulations to Dave Coccoza (Final Year Film BA) and Miguel Santos (1st year Drama and English & American Literature) who both won awards at the Employability Rewards Evening on Tuesday 31st May. The Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Humanities Reward sponsored by Canterbury City Council Winner: Dave Cocozza This student, from the School of Arts, has managed to acquire an impressive 1,835 points whilst at the University of Kent. During... Continue

  • Congratulations to arts students Sophie Joint (Art and Film) and Hannah Abbott (Art and Film) who have both been awarded scholarships to attend the Paris Summer School this year. The Paris Summer School is focused on the theme of 'Revolutions'. This allows students to explore how French culture has long been at the centre of innovation in the fields of architecture, film, literature, art, philosophy and drama. Sophie and Hannah will spend two weeks... Continue

  • The Guardian League Tables were published on Monday and we are happy to announce the School of Arts subject rankings: Media and Film is ranked 3rd in the UK History of Art is ranked 8th in the UK Drama is ranked 31st in the UK These rankings reflect our superb commitment to teaching and ensuring the student experience is exemplary. The University of Kent as a whole is ranked 23rd in the UK. To see the full league table visit the Guardian Website. Continue

  • Drama academic Professor Peter Boenisch’s new book ‘The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier’ written in collaboration with Thomas Ostermeier himself, was published last week. Thomas Ostermeier is arguably the most internationally recognised German theatre director of his generation. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for under... Continue

  • The School of Arts is proudly hosting a symposium in honour of Professor Elizabeth Cowie, who recently retired, to celebrate the impact of her research and her contribution both to the School and to the Film Department. The event is open and free, but we would appreciate it if you could RSVP to arts@kent.ac.uk. The Politics and Aesthetics of Representation in Film and Video – Celebrating Elizabeth Cowie Monday 6 June, 10:30-17:00 Jarman Studi... Continue

  • Narratives for Indian Modernity: The Aesthetic of B.M. Anand Anand Exhibition, & Book Launch, India International Centre New Delhi 12th-22nd May Just over 30 years since his passing, the national capital is set to witness the first ever public unveiling of a major collection of work by the maverick anti-establishment painter, scratchboard artist and illustrator, Brij Mohan Anand (1928-86). Organised by the highly respected curator and art historian Dr Al... Continue

  • Film practice lecturer Lawrence Jackson has won a Kent Union Teaching Award for the Faculty of Humanities 2016. This will be Lawrence’s second teaching award. The annual awards were created, and are run by students and Kent Union to recognise and reward staff for their commitment to the delivery of excellent teaching. Students nominate members of University of Kent staff who hav... Continue

  • Congratulations to Film students, Fabiana Tesauro, Bence Bardos and Ellie Girling, whose graduation film ‘love’ has been nominated for ‘Best Short Film’ and ‘Audience Choice’ at the Los Angeles CineFest Short Film Festival. The film also went on to win two awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Canterbury University Film Festival (CUFF). Continue

  • Drama graduate, Storme Toolis and her company performed their reworking of Shakespeare’s iconic heroine in ‘Redefining Juliet’ at the Barbican in March 2016. ‘Redefining Juliet’ is a unique re-telling of Romeo And Juliet using a diverse group of actors all with disabilities or differences. Using a combination of original text and verbatim theatre from six Jul... Continue

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Last Updated: 01/06/2016