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  • Dr James Newton, Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, has just released a new entry in his  podcast series, Newton Talks. In the series, James discusses topics (mostly) related to cinema, television, and culture. His guests will be from the world of academia, as well as filmmakers and other artists, and each podcast will take the form of an unscripted discussion. In the latest instalment, James talks to Will Hill, a Lecturer in Media and Communi... Continue

  • As the Edinburgh Festival continues, we're thrilled to announce that our own graduates have received first-class reviews from the press for their performances. Jimmy McGhie, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Drama in 2002, performed his 9th show at the Fringe, called – appropriately enough – Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons) at the Pear Tree. The Scotsman newspaper included his show in its 'Best Comedy Shows to See This Year' feature. Laura... Continue

  • Alumna Ece Ger, who graduated with an MA in Film – including a term at Kent's at the Paris School of Arts and Culture – in 2015, saw her documentary film Meet Jim, Citizen of the World screened on BBC Scotland last Saturday 17 August 2019. He dined with The Beatles and shacked up with the Rolling Stones. He rubbed shoulders with soul diva Mama Cass, folk troubadour Leonard Cohen and a fledgling Pink Floyd. He was a figurehead for a new ... Continue

  • Further to our announcement about our alumni featuring at the Edinburgh Festival, we're pleased to announce that alumna Invi Brenna, who completed an MA in Theatre Making in 2016 , will be performing in Love and Misinformation by theatre company The Improvised Play at the Greenside theatre at the Royal Terrace, from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 August 2019. Love and Misinformation is a spontaneous play in the style of Caryl Churchill. Connected and heartfel... Continue

  • Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company, created by Sian Stevenson, Senior Tutor and Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, will be performing ‘Love Grows’ at The Gulbenkian, the University’s on-campus commercial cinema and theatre, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2019. The performance is part of the bOing! Family festival 2019. The show will celebrate love between generations, telling stories of love and friendship which emer... Continue

  • We are pleased to report that the documentary 'Inside the Secret World of Incels', featuring Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies in the School of Arts, has attracted a large amount of media interest. The documentary, which also features Media Studies students participating in a seminar about social media, debuted in July 2019 on BBC1 and BBC3. 'Inside the Secret World of Incels' explores the onl... Continue

  • The Digitizing The War Illustrated project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be holding two further events this summer with Progress Day to be held on Monday 19 August 2019. The project is organised by the Network of Research: Movies, Magazines and Audiences (NoRMMA), a research network situated within the School of Arts and founded by Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Reader in Film and Head of the School of Arts.... Continue

  • Last Fleet Theatre, a theatrical company formed by a trio of Kent graduates, is currently performing a show at the Camden Fringe. The show is entitled Is This The End For Captain Space? Captain Space has always compared herself to the likes of earth legends Han Solo and Captain Kirk, only much cooler, and with better hair. She has spent her life traversing the galaxy, righting wrongs and having high concept adventures. But ... 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 contributed an opinion piece for The Stage on making theatre inclusive. Established in 1880, The Stage is a British weekly newspaper for the entertainment industry, with a particular focus on theatre. In her article, entitled 'It's Time For Action, Not Excuses, O... Continue

  • Dr Kaitlyn Regehr, Lecturer in Media Studies in the School of Arts, appeared on the BBC’s Beyond 100 Days yesterday, Monday 5 August 2019. Beyond 100 Days is a current affairs programme which airs on both BBC News Channel in the UK and BBC World News, and has been broadcast since the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. Kaitlyn appears in a segment about the link between online culture and regulation, and the mass shootings which have taken place... Continue

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