What's on

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Come & join us online this month!

In Conversation, Vinyl Countdown, Listening Parties and FebFest - coming to a small screen near you...

Upcoming events

Following government guidelines, Colyer-Fergusson Hall and Gulbenkian are closed until further notice. 

In the meantime, join us for a series of free events online!

Rachel Nicholls

Zoom for Thought: In Conversation

Our new 'In conversation' series launches with an interview with Rachel Nicholls, operatic soprano - 7.30pm

Madonna album cover to Ray of Light

Listening Party: Ray of Light

Join in as we listen along live together to Madonna's shimmering 1998 album. Share your comments track by track in in real time. Starts 2.30pm

Sepia-tinted photo of a record playing

Vinyl Countdown

Panellists battle for YOUR votes over their favourite albums; contenders include Queen's Night at the Opera and Blondie's Parallel Lines. 2-3pm

Kate Romano standing in a Tudor-type kitchen doorway

Zoom for Thought: In Conversation

Our 'In Conversation' series continues with clarinettist and Radio 3 presenter, Kate Romano: 7.30pm

Album cover to The Cure's Disintegration

Listening Party: Disintegration

Join in with your comments as we listen along live together, track by track, to The Cure's majestically sombre album from 1989. Starts 2.30pm

Sepia-tinted photo of a record playing

Vinyl Countdown

Panellists champion their favourite albums, and try to win the live viewers' votes, including '50 Great Songs' by Runrig. Starts 2pm

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Join us for an afternoon of light-hearted online events, including a live Singalong 'Songs from the Shows' and Vinyl Countdown. Details soon

Kate Bush and two hounds of love

Listening Party: Hounds of Love

Join in with your reactions as we listen along live together, track by track, to Kate Bush's gothic album from 1985. Starts 2.30pm

Album cover

Listening Party: Three Feet High and Rising

Join us as we listen along together in real-time to De La Soul's ingenious album from 1989. Share your comments track-by-track. Starts 2.30pm

Sepia-tinted photo of a record playing

Vinyl Countdown

Panellists battle for YOUR votes for their favourite album nomination, including director of the Concert and Big Bands, Ian Swatman. Starts 2pm

Album cover to Ziggy Stardust featuring Bowie outside a police station

Listening Party: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

Share your reactions as we come together to listen track-by-track in real-time to arguably David Bowie's greatest album. Starts 2.30pm

Pianist Libby Burgess looking reflectively off to the right with a grand piano in the background

Zoom for Thought: In Conversation

Our series continues with pianist and festival artistic director, Libby Burgess

Sepia-tinted close-up photo of a record player

Vinyl Countdown

University staff panellists battle for YOUR votes for their favourite album; featuring Dr Chris Deacy Dr Olly Double and Dr Harmonie Toros. Starts 2pm

Album cover to Around the World in a Day

LIstening Party: Around the World in a Day

Join us as we listen along together in real-time to Prince's pop-tastic album, released by one of pop's great chameleons in 1985. Starts 2.30pm

Album cover featuring light moving through a prism

Listening Party: Dark Side of the Moon

Join us as we listen together in real-time to one of the most enduring albums of all time from prog-rock legends, Pink Floyd. Starts 2.30pm

Album cover to Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'

Listening Party: Rumours

Join us as we listen along, track-by-track, to Fleetwood Mac's enduring 1977 hymn to relationship break-ups. Starts 2.30pm

Tickets and information

01227 769075


Tickets for Colyer-Fergusson and Music Department events from: 
Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB 
Tel: 01227 769075 
Free Online Booking 

Opening hours 
Monday to Saturday 12pm-7pm 
Sunday 1pm-7pm 
Opening hours can vary dependent on programme. 

Special offers and discounts 
Bringing a group? Call the Ticket & Information office for more information. 

Where advertised apply to children under 16, full and part-time students, registered unemployed, senior citizens, disabled person and a companion. Proof of status may be required. 

Apply to children under 16, full and part-time students. 

Family concerts 
Where appropriate we welcome children with a valid ticket and accompanied by an adult at all times. If a child’s behaviour starts to disrupt audience enjoyment we do ask that you take the child out of the auditorium until he or she is calmer. Age ranges can be provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether the concert is suitable for your child. 

Disabled access 
To ensure the best use of our facilities please notify the Ticket & Information Office of your requirements when booking. 
Wheelchair spaces available – advance booking essential. 
Dedicated parking spaces 
Level access through automatic doors to the foyer and bar. 
Disabled accessible toilets

Assistance dogs welcome 
Infrared audio system for hard of hearing people. Headsets available from the Front of House Team. 

Local bus services 
The UNIBUS runs every 8-15 minutes, Triangle bus 4X runs every 30 minutes from Canterbury Bus Station. Both services stop at the University campus. 

Visitor parking 
Free parking is available to Colyer-Fergusson and Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park. 

Please note when parking in the Giles Lane Car Park after 5pm weekdays and at weekends, the car park barrier will lift automatically when a car approaches to allow access on entry and exit.

For customers attending concerts between Monday and Friday 8am to 5pm please park in the Visitor Pay and Display car parks on Campus. £2 for 3 hours and £6 all day. The nearest Visitor Pay and Display is the Central Car Park (formerly known as Gulbenkian Car Park). 

Blue Badge holders must display their badge in the windscreen and free parking is available within marked bays. 

Visitors with restricted mobility can reserve a parking bay by contacting transportteam@kent.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1227 823609. 

Free motorcycle parking is available in motorcycle bays only. 

Parking Enforcement is in operation 24hrs

Satellite navigation postcode CT2 7NB 

Further information 

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If you would like to be included in our e-mailing list, to be kept up-to-date with our musical events at the University, please contact us at music@kent.ac.uk