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Kent's International Family Arts Festival!

It is with great disappointment that we have taken the decision to cancel bOing! this August.

August may feel a long way off, but the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the arts, limiting the ability of companies to develop and rehearse work in preparation for live events this summer.

Many of our artists at bOing! travel here from overseas and so face the additional uncertainty of what international travel will look like this summer. That is why a number of major events like the Edinburgh International Festival have already taken the decision not to run this year.

bOing! is such a huge part of our year at Gulbenkian and the University of Kent. We absolutely love running the festival and we know that it means so much to so many of you, so the decision has been taken with a heavy heart.

bOing! will be back in 2021 and we will make sure that it is bigger and better than ever!

In the meantime, we have a great autumn season of family performances lined up for you, and we hope to see you back at Gulbenkian very soon.