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.
House of Fairy Tales: The misplaced museum - thinking through the making
Thursday 5 February - Saturday 28 March 2015
To celebrate 140 years of Kingston School of Art, the House of Fairy Tales will be flying through time and space and all 15 dimensions to take up residency on the Stanley Picker Gallery island. The House of Fairy Tales is a national children's arts charity established in 2006 by Kingston University alumni Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis to inspire creativity and imagination in children and their families.
Dorich House Open Days
Saturday 21 February - Friday 10 April 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.
All aboard the Kingston School of Art
Wednesday 25 February - Friday 27 March 2015
Borre Ludvigsen studied architecture at Kingston School of Art during the 1960's. Photographs of his daily journey to Kingston from Clapham Junction feature within this display on the History of the Art School.
Romeo & Juliet
Saturday 28 February - Saturday 21 March 2015
Be swept away by Shakespeare's most powerful love story. When fresh blood rouses an ancient grudge, two young lovers find themselves brutally divided. Celebrated for her bold and dynamic re-imaginings of timeless classics, director Sally Cookson creates an epic theatrical experience that shakes up the 400-year-old play without losing its touching, poetic innocence.
Keeping the memory alive through art
Wednesday 4 March - Tuesday 10 March 2015
We invited young people living or studying in the Kingston area to submit a piece of art to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and help keep the memory of those killed in Holocaust alive. Come and see selected artwork displayed around various locations in the Borough.