Arts Events

In accordance with government advice all arts events planned for the next few months have been postponed. We are reviewing new government guidance published on 11 July on how small outdoor arts activities might be supported. More information on guidance for the performing arts can be viewed here.

Virtual Culture Club

As schools are breaking up for the summer holidays, Kingston Council's Culture Services are launching the first ever virtual summer events programme for children, young people and their families. 

The programme will run through the holidays and will include baby rhyme times, interactive history workshops, crime writing courses, music lessons, wellbeing workshops, virtual festivals and the annual Summer Reading Challenge. Find out more about the programme here

Capture Kingston: Lockdown and Out Photography Competition

Have you taken a photo during lockdown or as you are starting to venture back out? Do you fancy having a chance to win a prize and your work displayed online and at the Rose Theatre and Kingston History Centre? Capture Kingston: Lockdown & Out photography competition may be for you. 

Devised in partnership with the Rose Theatre and Kingston Museum & Heritage Service, the annual Capture Kingston competition is this year inspired by lockdown, self-isolation and the extraordinary times we are living through. 

Open to all ages, the organisers want to capture the early days of COVID-19 through to the easing of restrictions. As well as being able to win some great prizes, you will also be contributing to Kingston's photographic collection. Full details of how to enter are included here. 

International Youth Arts Festival:Digifest 3- 6 July

There's still time to catch some of the highlights from this year's Digifest. Organised by Creative Youth this online festival replaced the 10 day International Youth arts Festival that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.  

Programme highlights include the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, award winning Fringe favourites Bad Clowns and Rendered Retina, Cirque de Channai and panel discussions on working in the Arts. More information from IYAF:Digifest.