Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Gulbenkian this summer!
This year marks 50 years since Gulbenkian first opened to the public. Here’s how you can get involved:
Gulbenkian 50 Years Festival
Party with music from the past and the present, and lots of other events in our 50 Years Festival running 3 – 22 June. Download the 50 Year Festival programme here, and the events are listed below.
Gulbenkian 50 Years Festival is kindly sponsored by the Canterbury Auction Galleries, proudly supporting the Arts in Kent
Gulbenkian 50 Supporters
Donate £50 and help us to raise £20,000 and make a real impact on the lives of young people in Kent. Donate here.
Tell people about what we do
You can read our story here, and read more about the brilliant work we do with Children and Young People here.
50 Years Festival Programme:
MTS Showcase: 50 Years on Broadway – Sat 8 Jun, 7.30pm
T24 Drama Society: The Ace Face – Mon 10 Jun, 7.30pm
Kent Sound-Off: Battle of the Bands – Fri 14 Jun, 7.30pm
Radical Roots: Work by Gulbenkian’s Youth Groups (details to follow) – Sat 15 Jun, all day
You Are Here: The Biography of a Moment – Mon 17 Jun, 7.30pm
New Canterbury Sound: Neslon Parade, The Selkies & Evil Usses – Fri 21 Jun, 6pm
The Canterbury Sound: A 50th Birthday Celebration – Sat 22 Jun, 6pm
The Future is X-Rated
A season of controversial films from 1969, curated by Lawrence Jackson, lecturer at School of Arts, University of Kent.
Mon 3 Jun, 6.30pm – The Wild Bunch
Mon 10 Jun, 6.30pm – Midnight Cowboy
Thu 13 Jun, 6.30pm – Taste the Blood of Dracula