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Cafe Opening Times - Sat 18 May

Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances Gulbenkian Cafe will only be open 10am – 6pm on Sat 18 May. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Help us run a fantastic fun family festival this summer!

27 Apr 2019

bOing! International Family Festival hosts a unique programme of the best creative experiences for children to share with their families. Created by Gulbenkian, bOing! takes place on the beautiful University of Kent campus in Canterbury and showcases work by leading UK and international companies, artists and performers.  It is so exciting that bOing! is growing every year, but it means that we need your help to make it happen.

Be a bOing! festival Steward

A great opportunity to work with Architects of Air, stewarding for bOing!

A luminarium is a space that visitors are invited to enter for a sensory experience of light and colour. It is a space for relaxation and contemplation.

The creative vision underlying the Architects of Air luminaria comes from a desire to create monumental works whose purpose is to generate a sense of wonder through the particular phenomenon of luminous colour. The inspirations are pure forms of geometry & nature & spiritual architecture from around the world.

The stewards staffing a luminarium have a varied role. Opening doors, taking tickets, helping with the cleaning, but more importantly there is the relationship with the public, discussing their experience & answering their questions.

Rates of Pay: National Minimum Wage.

Dates: Friday 23rd (4pm – 8pm), Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 2019 (9am – 5pm)

To apply email your CV to Rebecca Brown


Be a bOing! volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to join us at bOing! this Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August. You will gain extraordinary insight into the running of a venue/event. We are committed to helping you develop your skills and your confidence concerning the task of your choice. You will have the opportunity to meet others with a shared passion and as a thank you you will leave with with complimentary tickets to future shows and films at Gulbenkian.

Read a volunteer’s experience in this blog post

If you would like more information on the exciting volunteer opportunities available at bOing! please contact

or join the facebook group!


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

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