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TECHY31 is for 10-12 year olds interested in the technical side of theatre.

TECHy31 is run by Gulbenkian’s technical team, and looks at what happens ‘behind the scenes’ to make a performance run smoothly. Members get to learn about the different aspects of technical theatre, including sound, lighting, and stage management through hands-on activities.

The group also works with the Gulbenkian Youth Theatre to power their performances.

These workshops are FREE.

***We are in the midst of reviewing this group in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and our new placement with the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Kent. We hope to announce soon when sessions will recommence.***

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Funded by ART31 KENTAbout | ART31 Kent
ART31KENT is a youth leadership project funded through Gulbenkian’s NPO status, granted by Arts Council England, in addition to funding from Kent County Council.

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’.  

Aged 13+ and interested in technical theatre? Check out TECH31!

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"Thanks for letting us tech today. I found the talks really interesting. I would like to use one of the topics as one to discuss as part of an essay based project for school." Ryan, Techy31 Member
"Theo’s had a fabulous couple of years at Techy31. Please pass on my thanks to everyone who helps run the club." Amy, Techy31 parent
"What I liked about Techy31 is that I can be independent with lights and sound. The majority of things I know about tech is from Techy31." Spike, Techy31 member

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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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