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The end of lockdown is in sight!

Our venues remain closed until 18 May when we hope to open our cinema, with events in Gulbenkian Theatre and Colyer-Fergusson Hall to follow over the summer. Please note that you can still pick up a coffee from our cafe which is open for takeaway Mon-Fri 10am-2pm.

FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton in this is a gripping and gut-wrenching political thriller.

A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?

An impressive and explosive dramatisation of historical events, Judas and the Black Messiah is a forceful condemnation of racial injustice and a major triumph for its director and stars.  Daniel Kaluuya’s turn as Fred Hampton is a career defining role and thoroughly deserving of the Oscar and BAFTA for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

Academy Awards (Oscars): 2 wins; 4 nominees

BAFTA: 1 wins; 3 nominees

Golden Globes: 1 win; 1 nominee

Judas and the Black Messiah

Fri 21 May - Tue 8 June

ART31

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.

Our projects with young people