We host a range of creative and cultural activities across the University, celebrating our belief that the arts are essential to the enjoyment, understanding and development of our community and of society as a whole.
Events are open to all – members of the public as well as students and staff – and we hope you will take advantage of the richness of our artistic and cultural offering.
Dorich House Open Days
Saturday 21 February - Sunday 26 July 2015
Enjoy a visit to this rare, art-deco-inspired, artist's studio home and take a guided tour at one of the open days. Guided tours last about an hour and begin with a 10-minute film of Dora Gordine's life, before exploring the studios, gallery and private apartments, and the roof terrace. Family workshops are held at the Dorich House Museum in the half-term and Easter holidays. Bookings for family workshops are essential.
Treasures from our collection: Mr Marsh's Martinware
Friday 17 April - Saturday 11 July 2015
When the Museum opened in In 1904, Ernest Marsh, an affluent art collector and connoisseur from a wealthy Kingston family, organised the very first exhibition in the art gallery. A collector of fine and decorative arts, Marsh was particularly passionate about ceramics produced by the Martin Brothers – known as Martinware.
International Youth Arts Festival
Friday 3 July - Sunday 19 July 2015
Kingston will come alive with events showcasing the most avant-garde, experimental and even renegade youth arts from the UK and around the world. The 6,000 participants involved in all art forms, including theatre, music, dance, film, visual arts, comedy, circus, workshops, design and technology, fill every available venue – theatres, pubs, parks, streets, galleries – with two weeks of dynamic atmosphere, not to be missed.
Kingston Welcomes Korea
Thursday 30 July - Saturday 8 August 2015
The Rose is working with the Royal Borough of Kingston and Arts Interlink to produce a Korean festival at the Rose Theatre and across Kingston.