We are constantly seeking to find ways of making our research work relevant to the world around us. The projects listed below are some of the recent ways in which our academic work has had a positive impact on the local communities of .
Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures
The Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures brings together researchers from within the School of Media, Art and Design to develop and promote innovative research through publication, seminars, workshops, community events, conferences and online initiatives.
Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts
Staff in the School of Media, Art and Design are key contributors to the work of Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts , which brings together arts practitioners from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to develop and promote innovative practice-based arts research through seminars, workshops, performances, broadcasts, screenings, exhibitions, conferences and online initiatives.
Old Lookout Gallery
The Old Lookout is a gallery at Broadstairs harbour for photographic and digital media work. The Old Lookout is a cultural space that engages the public with the work of the School and has attracted thousands of visitors.
The South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS Photography) was first established in 2012 with assistance from a Heritage Lottery Fund award. Pictures of ordinary people enjoying a seaside holiday in Thanet or going about their daily lives in the areas around the coastal towns of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate can now be viewed and accessed online by the general public.
The School of Music and Performing Arts holds regular lunchtime concerts that the general public are invited to attend. For more details keep an eye on their events page .
Arts & Culture
As home to the University's work in Music, Dance, Drama, Film, Animation, Art and Design, staff and students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities make an enormous contribution to the artistic and cultural life of the University, the region and beyond. We benefit from a number of outstanding facilities, including Augustine House , the Daphne Oram building for creative arts and the St Gregory's Centre for Music , and have developed an extensive range of partnerships, including with the Canterbury Festival.
The active Centre for Kent History and Heritage builds on the many established links we have with the local community. In recent years we have been involved with several high profile local projects among them Folkestone, A Town Unearthed and the Brenchley Project. We also hosted two fantastic history weekends in Canterbury covering the Medieval period and the Tudors and Stuarts.