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Talk, Wed 26 Oct 2016

Roger McGough © Simon Clarke

Roger McGough © Simon Clarke


Canterbury Festival Box Office

01227 787787


The Precincts,


Poetry to Music.

Roger McGough’s new show with Walter, Steve & Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe features a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music – music that moves the feet for words that move the soul. The evening marries wit and wordplay with fantastic tunes performed with energy, passion and humour. It’s poetry – but not as you’ve heard or seen it before.

‘..rueful, unpredictable observation to please the sharpest wits’ (The Independent)

‘It’s my great privilege to be the warm-up act for LiTTLe MACHiNe... the most brilliant music and poetry band I've seen in decades’ (Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate)

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 Oct 2016 20:00


Please note this event has sold out.



See location of Canterbury Cathedral Lodge on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27900 Long: 1.08265

By Train:
Canterbury West and Canterbury East train stations are both 0.5 miles away (10 min walk). Journey time from London by train is approximately just under one hour.

By Road:
If you are using Satellite Navigation, you should enter the address ‘Burgate, Canterbury’ rather than using our postcode.
- From London: From M2 and M20 motorways, follow signs to A2 or Canterbury. Arriving in Canterbury, turn right onto the ring road at Rheims Way roundabout. Keep the city walls on
your left. After the 3rd (St George’s) roundabout, turn left into Burgate
- From Dover/Folkestone: Follow signs to Canterbury. You will arrive at the St George’s roundabout. Turn right onto the ring road and then left into Burgate.
- From Ashford: Follow signs to Canterbury (A28). At Wincheap roundabout, turn right. Follow ring road. Turn left into Burgate. There is a Park and Ride site as you enter the city from this direction.

Cathedral entrance gates:
• 7am – 6pm turn RIGHT into Postern Gate, just after Pub.
• 6pm – 7am continue straight down Burgate, turning right into Christ Church Gate just after
Cathedral Café.
• After 9pm – ring bell on left hand side of Christ Church Gate to gain entrance.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station

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