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  • School of Arts alumni, Daniella Verektenidi and Jake Cunningham, have been involved in creating a range of t-shirts with the names of leading female directors and actors in an effort to fight for greater equality in the industry. Full details can be found on The Guardian website, here. Continue

  • A huge congratulations to Dr Lavinia Bryon for being awarded a TESSA grant which will be used in collaboration with the Gulbenkian to create a ‘live cinema’ festival in the summer term called Beyond the Gulbenkian. ‘Live cinema’ is an umbrella term for experiential cinema events, such as outdoor screenings, sing-a-longs and director Q&As. Led by students on the module Beyond Cinema, the festival will showcase their ideas for exper... Continue

  • A huge congratulations to Moving Memory who, in partnership with the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury, Kent County Council Arts Unit and Kent County Council Adult Social Care, have been awarded one of the prestigious ‘Celebrating Age’ awards (Arts Council England & Baring Foundation) for ‘Still Stomping’. This project will be carried out over 2 years and promises to extend practice and training in intergenerational perfo... Continue

  • The Aesthetics Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with: Dr. Vid Simoniti, Churchill College, University of Cambridge 'Political Thought in Contemporary Art' Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 5pm in Keynes Seminar Room 1, University of Kent Political Thought in Contemporary Art Much of contemporary visual art presents us with a specific political commitment. Indeed, of all the arts today, visual art comment... Continue

  • The School of Arts would like to one of our Drama and Theatre professors, Professor Paul Allain, has been awarded the Witkacy Prize by the Polish International Theatre Institute for his incredible work promoting Polish theatre aboard. The Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz Prize is an annual award, since 1983, the awardees are honoured with the award for outstanding achievement in the promotion of Polish theatre internationally. The news was officially announced Tu... Continue

  • A huge congratulations to Dr Ben Thomas for being awarded a Global Fine Art Award for the Raphael: The Drawings exhibition he co-curated at the Ashmolean in 2017. http://globalfineartawards.org/wp/index.php/2017-award-winners/ Continue

  • You are warmly invited to attend Professor Peter Stanfield's Professorial Lecture, which will be on his latest research project, Hoodlum Movies: seriality and the outlaw biker film cycle, 1966-1972. The lecture takes place in ELT2 on Thursday 22nd March from 17:30-20:00. From The Wild Angels in 1966 until its conclusion in 1972, the cycle of outlaw motorcycle films contained forty-odd formulaic examples. All but one were made by independent companies th... Continue

  • Professor Kenneth Pickering, an Honorary Professor in the School of Arts’ Drama Department is being awarded a Doctor of Letters from the University of West London (London College of Music) later this year. The award is to celebrate Professor Pickering’s recognition as a role model for University’s students through his professional profile and experience. In the early 1960s Professor Pickering gained the As... Continue

  • The Art History & Visual Cultures Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with: Marco Delogu, Director, Italian Cultural Institute From Portraits to Landscape: A Journey on Intimate Photography Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 5pm in Keynes Seminar Room 11, University of Kent There will also be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Marco Delogu's latest book 'Asinara' http://www.punctumpress.com/en/shop/marco-delogu-asinara/ Ma... Continue

  • The Aesthetics Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with Michael Gill, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona  'Shaftesbury on Life as a Work of Art'  Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 5pm in Keynes Seminar Room 17, University of Kent  In the first decade of the eighteenth-century Anthony Ashley Cooper, the third Earl of Shaftesbury, said that we ought to live our lives as t... Continue

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