Arts News

Invitation to all music creatives!

Calling all Kingston music creatives! Are you an aspiring or established musician, music producer, promoter, music technician? Or a venue, pub or a community space that hosts or is interested in hosting live music? We want to hear from YOU! Kingston has been awarded funding for a new music project, CirKT, from the Mayor of London, to support Kingston’s music scene. Join our dynamic network and help us to bring our programme to life - with live events, music training, workshops and industry masterclasses. We are holding the first of a series of “meetups” to hear your thoughts.

The first session takes place on Thursday 22 November 11am – 1pm. 

Space will be limited so to register your FREE place please go: by Wednesday 21 November 12 noon. 

To find out more you can email: [email protected]

Kingston University launches their Performance Arts and Community Engagement Programme

Known as PACE, the Performance Arts and Community Engagement programme at Kingston University offers an inclusive platform for students, staff, alumni and members of the local community to come together to enjoy the performing arts. With the exception of the Kingston Singers, all groups are free of charge and range from jazz, musical and physical theatre groups to contemporary music production. To get involved, visit Kingston University, School of Art.

Creative Producer & Branding Revealed for Kingston's Live Music Project

The Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Doyle as Creative Producer to lead the development of Kingston's grass roots Live music project, which is funded by the Mayor of London as part of the London Borough of Culture initiative. Anna will work with venues, musicians and community partners to create a dynamic programme of events and education opportunities to support the borough's live music offer in 2019. 

During the summer, five third year graphic students at Kingston University, mentored by Associate Professor, Kieran O'Connor, created the name CIRKT (pronounced 'circuit') for the project. The team worked together to produce a bold identity that supports the project's ambition to connect artists, venues and audiences across the borough. More updates to follow.

CIKT demonstrates Kingston Council's continued support for Culture. Celebrating home-grown talent, our rich music heritage and night-time economy are key themes in the borough's Cultural Strategy. An innovative new Culture and Economic Development Board was approved at the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee to bring together the implementation of the borough's cultural and economic priorities through partnership working.