Photos by Peter Fry


Pot Luck is an artist-led and award-winning platform dedicated to supporting performance-makers in Kent, showcasing and developing their work, building bridges between artists and new audiences, and inviting artists from outside the region.

Every Pot Luck event is different and has its own unique flavour. Rather than being based in one venue, it moves from venue to venue. Pot Luck welcomes a great variety of work, from theatre to dance, from cabaret to live art. In a nutshell, it is like tapas but in performance! There is also ample opportunity to mingle, have a drink, and chat in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

In 2011/12, funded by Arts Council England, Pot Luck ran a successful series of events in five venues across Kent (including the Tom Thumb Theatre in Cliftonville, The Ballroom bar in Canterbury, Creek Creative Gallery in Faversham). Throughout this series of events, over 70 performers showed work and we filled the capacity of each venue. In June 2012 Pot Luck won the ‘Cultural Pioneer’ category at the Canterbury Culture Awards.

Thanks to vital support from public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Kent County Council, Pot Luck ran a second round of events between January 2013 and March 2014.

The full season:

Pot Luck #6 took place on Sunday 27th January 2013 at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. You can find out more about the work programmed and view images of Pot Luck #6 here.

Pot Luck #7 took place on Saturday 23rd March 2013 between Limbo and Marine Studios in Margate. You can find out more about the work programmed and view images of Pot Luck #7 here.

Pot Luck #8 took place on Saturday 19th October 2013 at the Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheppey. You can find out more about the work programmed and view images of Pot Luck #8 here.

Pot Luck #9 took place on Saturday 14th December at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury. Photos to follow.

Pot Luck #10 took place on Saturday 1st February at The Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne. Photos to follow.

Pot Luck #11 took place on Saturday 22nd March at Creek Creative, Faversham. Photos and more to follow.

At the end of the 2013 – 2014 Pot Luck series we produced a little summative booklet which you can read here.

Pot Luck team was made up by Daisy Orton and Pablo Pakula as Accidental Collective, Phoebe Marsh and Cathy Westbrook.

You can find out more information about the previous round of Pot Luck events here.

Pot Luck #9…

The Pot Luck Story…

Pot Luck #5…