Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Gulbenkian this summer!

This year marks 50 years since Gulbenkian first opened to the public.  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.

Canterbury Auction Galleries

Gulbenkian 50 Years Festival is kindly sponsored by the Canterbury Auction Galleries, proudly supporting the Arts in Kent

 

The Wild Bunch

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

3 Jun 2019 , 6:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Outdoor Cinema: Back To The Future

Inventive, funny, and breathlessly constructed, Back to the Future is a rousing time-travel adventure with an unforgettable spirit.

7 Jun 2019 , 9:15pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

MTS Summer Showcase: 50 Years On Broadway

Sin along with University of Kent's Musical Theatre Society as they perform a collection of your favourite musical theatre hits from the past 50 years in a night to remember!

8 Jun 2019 , 7:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Midnight Cowboy

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.

10 Jun 2019 , 6:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

The Ace Face

A brilliant new play inspired by the mods and rockers.

10 Jun 2019 , 7:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Taste the Blood of Dracula

Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children.

13 Jun 2019 , 6:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Outdoor Cinema: Get Out

Part horror comedy, part brutal social satire. When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

13 Jun 2019 , 9:15pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Kent Sound Off: Battle of the Bands

A special competition event celebrating local music talent.

14 Jun 2019 , 7:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Radical Roots Festival

On the 50th anniversary of Gulbenkian we challenge you to think how young people can be empowered to change society the same way they did in 1969.

15 Jun 2019 , 10:30am
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Britain on Film: Protest!

At a time of intense public activism both at home and across the globe, explore the varied and fascinating history of public protest in the UK with the new archive film programme: Britain on Film: Protest!

15 Jun 2019 , 5:00pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

You Are Here: The Biography of a Moment

Based on the book You Are Here: The Biography of a Moment by Matthew Watkins.

17 Jun 2019 , 7:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

New Canterbury Sound

Nelson Parade, The Selkies & Evil Usses

21 Jun 2019 , 6:00pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

The Canterbury Sound: A 50th Birthday Celebration

Zoom (world premiere performance) - Caravan - Soft Machine - The Quartet Featuring Syd Arthur

22 Jun 2019 , 6:00pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Support us

Give £50 to our Gulbenkian 50 campaign and help us to raise £20,000 in 2019.

With your help we will give more young people the space to meet and share amazing, creative experiences with each other, to rub shoulders with professional artists and practitioners, to grow as individuals and learn for themselves how to use the arts to transform their own lives.
PLEASE GIVE TODAY

Find out more Asset 29

Gulbenkian 50 Years Festival

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

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.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people