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Yoko Ono contributes to the University of Kent’s International Festival of Projections

Yoko Ono is one of over 100 contributors to the University of Kent’s brand new arts festival, the International Festival of Projections, which is set to take place in Canterbury this weekend between 18 and 20 March.

A performance of ONOCHORD, which was created by the influential multimedia artist, singer and songwriter Yoko Ono, will conclude the event’s spectacular opening evening on 18 March.

The full programme of events includes over 100 diverse artists, film-makers, poets and musicians meaning that there will be something to suit everyone’s tastes. There will be over 30 different film screenings, which range from early silent Hitchcock works to new innovative pieces, a range of talks including a Q and A with Jan Dun, and a traditional fairground test-your-strength machine with a modern twist thanks to artist Butch Auntie. It’ll all be kicked off on 18 March during the opening evening which will see a Morse code conversation beamed from the Canterbury Cathedral in a unique performance that will allow everyone in Canterbury to join in.

The festival, which was first announced during the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations and funded as one of the University’s Beacon Projects, will be free for anyone to attend and based mainly on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus, with some events spreading out into town and over to the Medway campus.

Make sure that you have a gander at the events programme below and head up to campus this weekend to enjoy what the International Festival of Projections has to offer.

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