Staff Family Day at bOing! Kent’s Family Arts Festival

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bOing! Kent’s Family Arts Festival is bouncing back this summer and there is an extra special day before the festival weekend kicks off just for Kent Staff and their families on Friday 27 August.

Organised as a big thank you from our Executive Group in recognition of colleagues’ tremendous effort throughout the year, the Staff Family Day at bOing! is FREE for Kent Staff and their families to attend.

Whether you’ve been working on site or remotely, this is an opportunity to reunite with family and colleagues in person for an amazing summer day on campus filled with FREE live performance, music and fun for all!

Everybody’s invited, so say a proper farewell and invite colleagues who have left while we have all been working remotely.

Free refreshments will also be on offer with a £5 credit loaded to Kent Staff KentOne cards that can be redeemed at any University of Kent catering outlet on campus.

All events are free to attend, but please register your attendance via this booking link. MOONmoon has a limited capacity so you will need to book tickets individually for this performance by following this booking link.

Schedule for bOing! on Friday 27 August

12.30 – 12.50pm – The Puppet Van: The Lost Colour
Outdoor chaos 2m in the air featuring clowning and puppetry from Kent Alumni company Half A String.

1 – 1.30pm – Gandini Juggling’s Smashed2
Funny and inventive juggling performance featuring a lot of fruit.

2 – 2.20pm – UPSWING’s Catch Me
A playful mix of dance, circus and chairs.

3 – 3.40pm – Dybwikdans’ MOONmoon – BOOK TICKETS
Marvellous moon inspired musical performance for 0-18months and their adults. Limited capacity so tickets must be booked in advance.

3.30 – 4pm – Gandini Juggling’s Smashed2
Funny and inventive juggling performance featuring a lot of fruit.

4 – 4.20pm – The Puppet Van: The Lost Colour
Outdoor chaos 2m in the air featuring clowning and puppetry from Kent Alumni company Half A String.

4.30 – 4.50pm – UPSWING’s Catch Me
A playful mix of dance, circus and chairs.

5 – 7pm – Global Sounds Music Stage
Programmed by Music for Change, enjoy some summer sounds under the sun.

Find out more about bOing! Kent’s Family Arts Festival

bOing! Kent’s Family Arts Festival is open to the general public on Saturday 28 and 29 August 2021 with a range of free and ticketed events. Funded by Arts Council England and the University of Kent, bOing! welcomes the most innovative and exciting performers from across Europe to the Gulbenkian Arts Centre and our beautiful Canterbury campus. All events at bOing!2021 will be performed in line with Government guidance on Covid-19. 

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Become a bOing! Volunteer

Follow in the paw prints of our amazing volunteers of previous years, don a pair of ears and become a bOing! Volunteer. Find out more about volunteering at bOing!

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