Press Release

11 October 2011

To mark the launch of University Centre Folkestone's new MA Community Arts course, the centre is hosting a special evening of discussion on the theory and practice of arts in the community, with a special focus on regeneration through the arts.

The Arts Forum, on Tuesday, October 18, will be led by experienced arts practitioners and UCF academic staff. This is a free event aimed at teachers, artists, community group leaders, graduates and anyone interested in Community Arts. Guest speakers include Peter Cook from Big Bash Music, Tania Holland from Curious Planet, and UCF Campus Director Chris Price. There will also be an opportunity to speak to staff about the new MA Community Arts programme.

The new part-time MA in community Arts will start in January 2012. The course will comprise of evenings, weekends, and intensive ‘summer/spring/winter schools’ over a two-year period, recruiting every two years.

The Arts Forum will be held at UCF, Mill Bay, Folkestone, CT20 1JG, On Tuesday, 18 October, 2011. The evening starts at 5.30pm and is free to attend and open to all.

To book a place email:, or call 01303 760 600.

Notes to Editor

  • Big Bash Music support music making by working with music professionals, volunteers and beginners of all ages in Kent. Big Bash supports music making in the community.
  • Curious Planet is a collaborative arts Community Interest Company, working to promote a curious and imaginative society through the arts. They deliver innovative community centred projects that affect positive social change and provoke culture-led regeneration.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.

  • In 2010 the Faculty of Education received 'outstanding' grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University's primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
  • 94 % of our recent graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating (2009/10 DLHE survey).
  • Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.


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