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.
Canterbury University Film Festival 2019
22 March 2019
The 2019 Canterbury University Film Festival (CUFF) will be held this weekend; 23 and 24 March 2019. CUFF is an independent festival that provides an opportunity for students from all three universities in Canterbury – the University of Kent, Canterbury Christchurch University and the University of the Creative Arts – to come together through their love of filmmaking. The festival will see a series of short films screened at the Curzon Cinema i...
MA Theatre Festival 2019
21 March 2019
The School of Arts launched its MA Theatre Festival last night, comprising of two weeks of performances from students on our MA programmes in the Department of Drama and Theatre. The festival kicked off with On Our Way by Scorched Ensemble, a group undertaking the MA in Physical Acting programme, which explored the life changing journey of becoming a refugee. A gallery of images from the performance is available here. On Monday 25 March, there will be a rehearsed reading of an original play, ...
Alumnus Antonio Mascoli debuts film NAMRON at Flicks festival
20 March 2019
Alumnus Antonio Mascoli, who graduated with an MA in Film with Practice in 2018, has had his film NAMRON selected to be included in the Flicks International Student Short Film Festival 2019, to be held 28 to 29 March 2019 in Groningen, the Netherlands. Flicks is a film festival originating from the Cultural Student Centre USVA in Groningen, which gives national and international student filmmakers the opportunity ...
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...