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Our Spring Brochure is Here!

15 Dec 2023

Many thanks for everyone who came along and made the autumn season so memorable.

From the extraordinary to the sublime, we had quite a time… and there’s so much more to come.

In the new season you’ll get to experience exclusive UK premieres from several of our amazing Associate Artists.

Improbable will create ImprobaBand for the first
time with some very special guests (see P.8 ), and the fabulous 1927 will present the World Premiere of the English language version of Please Right Back (see P.12).

As you would expect, we have some fantastic music coming up with new shows added for YolanDa Brown (P.18) and the legendary Blockheads (P.14), and you won’t want to miss Nouvelle Vague (P.16) – a rare chance to witness pop music legends live in concert.

Some truly historic events here as we present Gavin Bryars’ masterpiece Jesus’ Blood in Canterbury Cathedral to mark his 80th birthday; one of the most celebrated classical works of the last century in a truly spellbinding setting (P.17).

Fabulous family work here too as ever – I’m delighted to welcome Little Bulb back with their latest magical show, Four Seasons (P.24) And if you just fancy a laugh there’s plenty of those too in a season packed with comedy (from P.30).

Here you have it – so many Reasons to be Cheerful in 2024!

See you here!


David Sefton

Artistic Director, Gulbenkian Arts Centre Director, Culture & Creative Projects, iCCi


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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