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South by South East Festival at the Gulbenkian from 11 – 12 May 2022, is a showcase of new and exciting work by up-and-coming and established artists based in Kent & Essex.

South by South East is a window into the wealth of performing arts creativity in Kent & Essex, including dance, drama, music and comedy performances and provides a showcase for new and exciting work by up-and-coming and established artists based in the county. Curated by 1DegreeEast in collaboration with Gulbenkian the Festival combines panel discussions & workshops, premieres, touring work, projects in development and new commissions.


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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