An evening of leaving-our-own-continent camaraderie...

Dynamic, innovative, collaborative poetry from over a dozen of Europe’s most interesting poets marks the night when the UK officially leaves its own continent. New works, made in pairs by these poets, both local to Kent and visiting from across Europe, will be performed just for this night. A unique celebration of the possibilities of collaboration and contemporary poetry aim to alleviate, however briefly, the malaise of Brexit.

The European Poetry Festival was born out of a desire to celebrate, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovate what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across the continent, as well as between new audiences and complex poetries.

With Dragan Todorovic, Livia Franchini, Astra Papachristodoulos, Christian Patracchini, Theo Chiotis, Serena Braida, Iris Colomb, Simon Nastac, Bob Tsukada Bright, SJ Fowler and more to be announced.

Part of Eutopia Festival at Gulbenkian and The European Poetry Festival

Eutopia Festival

Question Time Cabaret

A fun, rowdy, political knees-up. Talia Randall brings her glitter-drenched version of Question Time to Canterbury.

19 Jan 2019 , 7:30pm
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The Head Wrap Diaries

Three fierce, clever and witty female characters explore community, heritage, womanhood, friendship, and most importantly; hair.

8 Mar 2019 , 7:30pm
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Aakash Odedra Company presents #JeSuis, a touching dance-theatre piece about individuals struggling to find their voice in the stand against oppression.

21 May 2019 , 7:30pm
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An Evening of European Poetry

28 Mar 2019

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Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

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Our projects with young people