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We are deeply sorry that for unforeseen issues we have had to cancel this event. We are talking with the company and are hopeful to see them in Autumn 2024 instead. Ticket holders will be contacted by our Box Office staff.

A book in a day

Based on sounds and stories from the Play in a Day event at the Gulbenkian, Matthew Herbert and best selling author Max Porter will work with a notable actor who will perform and narrate the work. They will also collaborate with a designer and bookbinder who between them will design and create a physical version in real time. The day will culminate in a performance and reading of the book in full. The audience will be able to take home a digital copy of the book at the end of the day.

Tickets are available to observe and potentially join in with the creative session between 2.30-3.30 as well as the final performance at 8pm.

Gulbenkian Associate Artist, Matthew Herbert is one of the most important British artists of his generation. Matthew founded and leads The Radiophonic Institute, an organisation born from the profound legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop that ‘creates, connects and champions innovation in sound and music’. Matthew Hebert and The Radiophonic Institute are presenting a series of three events at Gulbenkian, This event is the third event in the series. 



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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