Staff Day at bOing! Festival - Friday 27 August

Gulbenkian Arts Centre are offering Kent staff and their families an opportunity to see Jasmin Vardimon Company’s new virtual reality performance ‘Alice’ for free at the University of Kent staff day at bOing! Festival.

The experience is sold out over the weekend, but we have a limited number of timeslots on Friday 27 August for University of Kent staff and their families to experience Alice (VR).  Step out of the ordinary and into the unexpected, fantastical and fearless world of Jasmin Vardimon’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ VR experience. Tickets must be booked in advance for Alice.

University of Kent Staff Day at bOing! Festival is an extra special day before the festival weekend kicks off just for University of Kent Staff and their families on Friday 27 August!

Organised as a big thank you from the University to all Kent Staff in recognition for the tremendous effort put in by all 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 by following the booking link.
Tickets for Alice (VR) must be booked separately.

Friday’s Schedule

12 – 5pm (timeslots throughout the afternoon) – UoK Staff timeslots for Alice (VR) – BOOK TICKETS

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.

1pm – 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.

3.30 – 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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