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.
Keeping the memory alive through art
Thursday 26 March - Thursday 23 April 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.
The Absence of War by David Hare
Tuesday 14 April - Saturday 25 April 2015
Plagued by a hostile media, beset by divisions in his party and haunted by his own demons, George has three weeks to convince the Great British Public that he's their man. But how much compromise is he prepared to make? How can you truly appeal to the man in the street from the House of Commons? And which tie should he wear for Prime Minister's Questions?
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.
An evening with Hanna Szentpeteri
Wednesday 22 April 2015
An evening hosted by the Kingston Writing School as part of their 2014/15 lecture series.