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Meeting on a weekly basis during University term times, we will spend a couple of hours a week creating work as a group in a fun, relaxed environment, led by experienced director and facilitator Emma Willatts. There is no pressure to have performed before, and you do not need to be at University to take part.

Every Monday 6:30 – 8:30pm – During University Term Time

Either at Gulbenkian or a space on the University of Kent campus. These weekly workshops are FREE.

You sign up on a termly basis, and can let us know in advance if you will be absent from a session.  If we have sold out please email us at the below address to be put on a waiting list for the term.

Keep in Touch – You can receive monthly updates about our groups/events for 13-25 year olds by signing up to our ART31 Mailing list: to do this create or log into your Gulbenkian Website Profile, go to ‘Interests’ and tick ‘yes’ for receiving emails for ‘Creative opportunities for young people from ART31 Kent’.

Any questions please email

Supported by the Arts Council and Kent County Council.

Gulbenkian Performance Company

Mon 25 March


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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