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  • The School of Arts, in collaboration with Kent Law School and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, are delighted to announce that international poet and writer Lemn Sissay MBE will be giving a talk about his journey to success as part of the Inspirational Speaker Series on Thursday 24 January 2019, 5-7pm. The Student Success Project Inspirational Speaker Programme is designed to engage students (and staff), by showing inspirational ach... Continue

  • The second part of a podcast on theatre director Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), featuring Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts and Dean of the Graduate School, is now available. The podcast is part of a series hosted on, produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a national cultural institution promoting Poland and Polish culture worldwide. Part one of the podcast was posted in early December. The second part of th... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts, is the subject of the latest podcast on 'Nostalgia', as part of an ongoing project by Dr Chris Deacy in the Department of Religious Studies. Olly grew up in Lincolnshire where his father was an Education Officer and we learn why as a child Olly was frightened of Scooby Doo and ghosts as well as what his reaction was when he had a Doctor Who book signed by Tom Baker. The conversation moves... Continue

  • Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre and Cultural History in the School of Arts, was interviewed for BBC Radio Kent this week, on the Dominic King Show broadcast on Monday 7 January 2019. Helen was interviewed about a guided research workshop 'A Night in the West End', which will take place on Friday 11 January, to explore the role that London's West End theatre district played during the First World War. 'The idea is to bring academics and... Continue

  • Three students from the School of Arts have together achieved first, second and third places in the Employability Points Scheme‘s ‘Highest Points Logged During December’ competition for the Canterbury campus. The Employability Points Scheme allows students who engage with co-curricular activities to collect points for each activity completed. The scheme allows students who have accumulated sufficient points to earn rewards. Reward... Continue

  • Dr Cecilia Sayad, Senior Lecturer in Film 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. Cecilia has been based at Kent since 2008 and is presently working on a project on horror and people's desire to engage with the supernatural. Born in Brazil, Cecilia moved to the US and then grew up in Sao Paulo before returning to the US to und... Continue

  • Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts and Head of the Performance and Theatre Research Cluster, has 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, Olly and Elspeth examine the correspondence relating to a run of shows ... Continue

  • Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, is one of the researchers for the Brexit Stage Left festival, to be held at The Yard theatre, London, from 7 to 11 January 2019. The festival will be a series staged readings of provocative and cutting-edge plays from across the EU. In a Europe that appears to be falling apart, these playwrights reflect in radical ways on the challenges we all face together. From a mockumentary ... Continue

  • Alumna Laura Lexx, who studied Drama in the School of Arts, will be featuring in the Christmas special edition of Live at the Apollo, which will be broadcast on BBC2 this Saturday 22 December 2019. Laura studied an MDrama at Kent, specialising in stand-up comedy in her final year. Reflecting on how her stand-up career has progressed, Laura said: 'I was chatting with some comics the other day about all the people w... Continue

  • Ben Thomas, Reader in History of Art in the School of Arts, will take part in a discussion about Raphael at the Italian Cultural Institute at 7pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018. The Italian Cultural Institute in London is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales. ‘On Raphael – Indagine su Raffaello #5’ will be chaired by Bill Sherman, Director of the Warburg Institut... Continue

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Last Updated: 05/11/2018