Arts and culture

Happy Holidays and New Year Events and Opportunities.


Happy Holidays and New Year Events and Opportunities.

As 2021 comes to a close, the Arts and Culture team would like to wish you a restful and bright holiday season.

There is a feeling of uncertainty surrounding how Covid protocols may affect our lives over the coming weeks, but we will continue to work to government guidance and the careful advice of the Health and Safety team to ensure that all of our on-campus activities continue to prioritise everyone’s health. by the Chaplaincy team, we have made donations to the Rainbow Centre and their appeal for the Folkestone Churches Winter Shelter Project. You can find out more about their work at the link above, and if you are able to make a donation, we know it will be greatly appreciated.


We have just launched our annual Ghost Story Competition for staff and students! Write a spooky tale (<1000 words) and submit it by February 14th. Details are here. If you would like to learn some tips and tricks of writing a ghost story, you can join a free online workshop with Danny Rhodes (Lecturer, Creative and Professional Writing) on January 27th at 15:00. Open to staff and students. Book you ticket here.


Light up the Night to Celebrate our Jubilee!

Canterbury Christ Church University is celebrating it’s 60th Jubilee in 2022 and we’ll be kicking it all off with an illuminated walk on Tuesday, February 1st! As it’s also Lunar New Year and the start of LGBT+ History Month, it should be quite a night. We’re encouraging participants to dress up and there will be prizes for the brightest and most creative teams! You can register here.

You can also join in free lantern-making workshop on January 19th and 26th with artist Ruby Addison. You’ll learn how to make your own paper lantern and all materials will be provided. There are four workshops and you can see all of the options in the Arts and Culture calendar.

Performance Lecture: Jasmin Vardimon

On January 12th, the Centre for Practice-based Research in the Arts and School of Creative Arts and Industries presents: The Vision, Creative Processes and Themes of Exploration in the Work of Jasmin Vardimon. A leading force in British dance theatre for twenty years, Jasmin has built a reputation for challenging, exciting and visually stunning dance. She will share some key excerpts of video to illustrate her lecture.


WinterSound returns on Saturday January 22 with a free day-long celebration of the sonic underground featuring a conference, sound installations, and performances. Full details and booking information here.

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