Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre
The Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre brings together academics from a range of disciplines (e.g. Drama, Film, Social Anthropology, Philosophy). Our research investigates a real variety of related areas including: stand-up comedy; music hall and variety; 18th century popular theatre; melodrama; Greek Old and Middle comedy; community performance work; puppetry; TV and film production; and punk performance.
In conversation with TV producer Daisy Lilley
15 March 2019
The School of Arts will host a talk and Q&A session with television producer Daisy Lilley, entitled ‘Constructing Reality: In Conversation with Daisy Lilley’, on Tuesday 19 March 2019, 1pm-3pm, in the Aphra Theatre. Daisy Lilley is a creative producer with vast experience across factual and entertainment TV production – both prime time and daytime. Some of her projects include Love Island, Come Dine with Me, and I’m...
Alumna Faye Golley curates Strangelove Festival
14 March 2019
Alumna Faye Golley, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in History and Philosophy of Art in 2016, is currently curating the Strangelove Time-based Media Festival 2019, which will feature a special symposium at the Folkestone Quarterhouse, held on Friday 22 March 2019. Faye is Founder and Gallery Director of Casement Arts, a window gallery in Folkestone, Co-director of Threads Nomadic Gallery, which aids artist development through regular discourse and critic...
Artist Heath Bunting at Kent
13 March 2019
The School of Arts, in partnership with Studio 3 Gallery, Kent Law School, and the Centre for Critical Thought, has organised two collaborative events with artist Heath Bunting, to be held on Friday 15 March 2019. The events consist of a seminar for students and staff at 11am in Cornwallis North West Seminar Room 6, and a talk which is open to the public at 4pm in the Studio 3 Gallery. This joint venture was initiated by Mihaela Varzari, an independent curator currently undertaking a PhD...
Richard Misek on panel about race and film
12 March 2019
Dr Richard Misek, Senior Lecturer in Film in the School of Arts, will take part in a panel discussion following a free screening of The Psychosis of Whiteness at The Gulbenkian on Friday 22 March 2019 at 4.30pm. Richard will feature in a cross-disciplinary panel of contributors including the director, Dr Eugene Nulman, as well as Dr Ben Marsh (School of History), Dr Charles Devellennes (School of Politics and International Relations), Dr Sweta Rajan-Ran...
Laura Lexx at the Marlowe Theatre
9 March 2019
Following on from her recent shows at the Soho Theatre and appearance on Live at the Apollo, alumna Laura Lexx will be performing at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury on Tuesday 12 March 2019, as part of The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In. Laura, who is a graduate from the Department of Drama and Theatre, will be featuring as a special guest in the show, alongside comedian Mark Simmons. The Noise Next Door are the UK's premier improv comedy ...