Privacy Policy

Data Protection Act 1998

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

We will only use personal information you supply to us for the reason that you provided it for.
We will only hold your information for as long as necessary to fulfil that purpose.
We will not pass your information to any other parties (including other Council departments) unless this is made clear to you at the time you supplied it.
All employees and contractors who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect your confidentiality.

Cookies and IP addresses

A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. We do use cookies to make it easier for you to complete on-line forms and questionnaires but these are only temporary and do not identify you or your visit to our site. However, the computers which host our website do maintain site logs which include the IP address details of all machines accessing our pages. This enables us to monitor website usage so we can

See which pages are the most popular
See which pages are seldom or never visited
See how extensively the Council Website is used
Any IP information is treated as strictly confidential and is not published or divulged to any third party.

1. Information we may collect from you

1. We may collect and process the following data about you:

1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our service and any additional, posting material, contributions or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us and when you report a problem with our Website.

2. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

3. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

4. Details of transactions you carry out through our Website.

5. Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

2. IP addresses and cookies

1) We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

2) For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used to make our Website work and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

(a) To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

(b) To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests.

(c) To speed up your searches.

(d) To recognise you when you return to our Website.

3) The cookies used on our Website are:

(a) ASP.NET_SessionId - This cookie is essential for the operation and navigation of the website. The cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(b) ASPSESSIONIDS******* - This cookie is used to report website 404 errors to our website host. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(c) _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz - These cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

(d) dmsTPC - This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of Google Analytics cookies on the Visit Canterbury website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

4) Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

5) This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

6) We may embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

7) We may display either (or both) of the following widgets:

(a) Feed widgets (widgets that display a feed from our social network page). These widgets do not create a cookie.

(b) Sharing widgets (widgets such as Facebook Like, Twitter Share or AddThis) which enable you to share content of Visit Canterbury website to your friends or followers. By default these do not create a cookie until you have clicked on the graphic or icon representing the sharing network you would like to use. By clicking the graphic or icon you consent to transmitting data to the respective social network.
Facebook's privacy policy on social plugins:
Twitter's privacy policy on cookies and information sharing:
AddThis' privacy policy on cookies and information sharing:

3. Where we store your personal data

As our servers are located in the United Kingdom, the data that we collect from you is obtained, processed, stored and transmitted in compliance with data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998 and European Directive 95/46 and 2002/58. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

4. Uses made of the information

1) We use information held about you in the following ways:

(a) To ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

(b) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

(c) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into through our Website.

(d) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

(e)To notify you about changes to our service.

(f) To regularly update you about our services and promotions in Newsletters.

2) We may also use your data, or permit affiliates to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by email, text post or telephone.

3) Where we permit our affiliates to use your data, we (or they) will contact you only if you have consented to this.

4) We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

If you have any query about personal information that we may hold, please write to:

Janet Taylor
Deputy Head of Legal Services
Canterbury City Council
Military Road
Kent CT1 1YW


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Images on this website have been sourced from Art Hewitt, Karen Kelly, Sue Robinson, Tim Stubbings (, Joanna Sword, Visit Kent, Historic River Tours Company, and Wildwood Trust Woodland and Discover Park. Tiger picture taken at Howletts. Cycling images © David Young (Sustrans). Duncan Down images © A clark. Whitstable Yacht Club image © Nick Champion. Rupert Bear™, © 2009 Classic Media Distribution Limited/Express Newspapers. Herne Bay Festival Image © Paul Spree. All Rights Reserved. Image thanks to Rupert Bear - Follow the Magic Magazine.


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We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions
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What's On

<July 2015>

01 July 2015 to 01 July 2015

ENO - Carman (LIVE) at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 1 Jul 2015English National Opera presents Carmen (LIVE) by Bizet. Probably the most popular opera in the world.

03 July 2015 to 03 July 2015

Blast into the Past - the Musical at Strode Park HouseFri 3 Jul 2015A fun musical for all the family incorporating many popular songs: I Only Want To Be With You, The Wonders Of You, Rock Around The Clock, Stupid Cuipd and many more.

23 June 2015 to 04 July 2015

Barnum at The Marlowe TheatreTue 23 Jun - Sat 4 Jul 2015Barnum's the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!

05 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

A Gloriously Vintage Day Out at Mount Ephraim GardensSun 5 Jul 2015Its back again!!! A Gloriously Vintage Day Out is back for 2015!!! Come along and enjoy a Vintage Day with Retro Clothing, Homeware Stalls and a Vintage Wedding Section for you brides to be!!

29 June 2015 to 05 July 2015

Pauline Doney and Friends at Bay ART GalleryMon 29 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015Pauline Doney and friends. Paintings, acrylics and watercolours.

05 July 2015 to 05 July 2015

Royal Opera House - William Tell (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 5 Jul 2015The opera's theme is liberty, as exemplified in the struggle against Austrian occupation led by the Swiss archer and patriot Guillaume Tell.

08 July 2015 to 08 July 2015

Cafe Live - Digibury at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 8 Jul 2015Digibury is Kent's monthly meet-up event for digital and creative types

07 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Dead Simple at The Marlowe TheatreTue 7 - Sat 11 Jul 2015From the creators of The Perfect Murder.

08 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

The Rights Of Others at The Marlowe TheatreWed 8 - Sat 11 Jul 2015It's a long walk to freedom. Are we nearly there yet?

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

The Friends of Westgate Parks Open Day at Westgate GardensSat 11 Jul 2015The Friends of Westgate Parks Open Day and Community Archaeological Dig Lots of activities and entertainment for all the family to enjoy including: Falconry Displays, Archery, Punch and Judy shows, Dance Displays and Live Music.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Stepping Out 2 Night at The Kings HallSat 11 Jul 2015Come and enjoy a social evening of Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango and Sequence dancing.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Lost in Music at Strode Park HouseSat 11 Jul 2015Lost in Music is a fully professional and really cool live party band who will be recreating the 80s era with all your favourite anthems and dance hits combined with lots of audience participation and dance routines.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Justin Hayward at The Marlowe TheatreSun 12 Jul 2015An intimate evening with music legend Justin Hayward.

06 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

CT6 Contemporary Art Group 'Little and Large' at Bay ART GalleryMon 6 - Sun 12 Jul 2015Contemporary work relating to 'Small' Sculptures/paintings/prints/textiles and also simultaneously at Beach Creative with the subject 'Large'.

13 July 2015 to 13 July 2015

The Canterbury Academy - The Wedding Singer at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 13 Jul 2015Love is all around at the Gulbenkian this July, and The Wedding Singer will have you laughing all the way down the aisle.

13 July 2015 to 13 July 2015

Kevin Bridges: A Whole Different Story at The Marlowe TheatreMon 13 Jul 2015Kevin Bridges returns to the road with a brand new show A Whole Different Story.

14 July 2015 to 14 July 2015

The Canterbury Academy - The Wedding Singer at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 14 Jul 2015Love is all around at the Gulbenkian this July, and The Wedding Singer will have you laughing all the way down the aisle.

14 July 2015 to 14 July 2015

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 Jul 2015Jimmy Carr brings his brand-new stand up show to The Marlowe.

14 July 2015 to 14 July 2015

Going On A Bear Hunt! at WildwoodTue 14 Jul 2015Bring your singing voices and join in a bear hunt through the woods to find the bear's cave, then RUN! Take home a paper bear to remind you of your escape.

15 July 2015 to 15 July 2015

The Canterbury Academy - The Wedding Singer at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 15 Jul 2015Love is all around at the Gulbenkian this July, and The Wedding Singer will have you laughing all the way down the aisle.

15 July 2015 to 16 July 2015

Spires Academy Dance Showcase at The Marlowe TheatreWed 15 - Thu 16 Jul 2015The biggest and best dance showcase hosted by Spires Academy takes to the stage for the fourth year running.

16 July 2015 to 16 July 2015

NT Live - Everyman at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 16 Jul 2015BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama's oldest plays.

17 July 2015 to 17 July 2015

The Stage is Yours at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 17 Jul 2015ART31 present The Stage is Yours

17 July 2015 to 17 July 2015

That'll Be The Day at The Marlowe TheatreFri 17 Jul 2015The rock'n'roll variety show.

17 July 2015 to 17 July 2015

From The Jam: That's Entertainment Acoustic at The Marlowe TheatreFri 17 Jul 2015With Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings.

14 July 2015 to 17 July 2015

WCCA 2015 at CanterburyTue 14 - Fri 17 Jul 2015Warnborough College's Third Annual Internation Conference on the Arts (WCCA 2015) will take place from the evening of 14 July through 17 July 2015. This year's conference theme is 'Art as Illusion'.

18 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Frankly Sinatra at The Marlowe TheatreSat 18 Jul 2015Stephen Triffitt, the world's number one Sinatra, celebrates the centenary of the greatest singer of the 20th century.

18 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Mark Thomas: Trespass at The Marlowe TheatreSat 18 Jul 2015A preview of his latest show.

15 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

The Glass Menagerie at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableWed 15 - Sat 18 Jul 2015The Lindley Players present... The Glass Menagerie The Lindley Players are proud to present this taut, family drama from the pen of playwright Tennessee Williams.

18 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Soul Ladies Collective at Strode Park HouseSat 18 Jul 2015Three professional female vocalists who formed in 2012 and have performed at venues and festivals all around the UK. They have supported Billy Ocean, Alexander O'Neil and the Average White Band!

18 July 2015 to 18 July 2015

Andre Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (12A) at Gulbenkian CinemaSat 18 Jul 2015One of the most popular live acts in the world, Andre will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.

19 July 2015 to 19 July 2015

Dead Ivor And His Leading Ladies at The Marlowe TheatreSun 19 Jul 2015The Marlowe Friends Committee presents Dear Ivor And His Leading Ladies. An affectionate tribute to Ivor Novello, one of the best-loved figures in the history of British theatre.

13 July 2015 to 19 July 2015

Helen Link at Bay ART GalleryMon 13 - Sun 19 Jul 2015Helen Link - Paintings, prints, sculptures.

02 July 2015 to 19 July 2015

Magna Carta Rediscovered at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 2 - Sun 19 Jul 2015On the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta Kent unveils one of its hidden treasures! Visitors will have the thrill of seeing an original reissue of the document from 1300 on display in the Beaney.

19 July 2015 to 19 July 2015

Andre Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert (12A) at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 19 Jul 2015One of the most popular live acts in the world, Andre will be working his magic to present an unforgettable evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.

21 July 2015 to 21 July 2015

Faulty Towers Dining Experience at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 21 Jul 2015Following a tremendous year that included sold-out seasons in Canada, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe, Australia's much feted tribute to the BBC's best-loved sitcom continues to tour the world.

22 July 2015 to 22 July 2015

The Paperboys at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 22 Jul 2015Formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock.

22 July 2015 to 22 July 2015

RSCLive - The Merchant of Venice at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 22 Jul 2015The Merchant of Venice will be directed by Polly Findlay, in her first Shakespeare production for the RSC.

23 July 2015 to 23 July 2015

Dougie MacLean at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 23 Jul 2015Folk in the Barn in association with Gulbenkian present Dougie MacLean. Support Toby Shaer.

22 July 2015 to 23 July 2015

The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (Abridged) at The Marlowe TheatreWed 22 - Thu 23 Jul 2015Performed by The Canterbury Players.

24 July 2015 to 24 July 2015

Series of Ancestors, Series of Miracles at Canterbury CathedralFri 24 Jul 2015Series of Ancestors, Series of Miracles: The Glazing of the Trinity Chapel Dr Rachel Koopmans, Associate Professor of Medieval History, York University, Toronto.

24 July 2015 to 24 July 2015

Skatacus at Strode Park HouseFri 24 Jul 2015Go 'One Step Beyond' and re-live the 'Dance Craze' days of the seventies and eighties with the great sounds of Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners to name but a few.

20 July 2015 to 25 July 2015

Dreamboats And Miniskirts at The Marlowe TheatreMon 20 - Sat 25 Jul 2015The sequel to the smash-hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats.

25 July 2015 to 25 July 2015

The Marlowe Comedy Cabaret at The Marlowe TheatreSat 25 Jul 2015Our comedy and variety night brings you top stand-up comedy acts and a few surprises!

23 July 2015 to 25 July 2015

Theatrecraft present Canterbury Tales at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableThu 23 - Sat 25 Jul 2015Theatrecraft return to the Playhouse with a performance authored by Geoffrey Chaucer, Michael Bogdanov and Phil Woods.

23 July 2015 to 25 July 2015

The Kent Beer Festival at Merton FarmThu 23 - Sat 25 Jul 2015The Kent Beer Festival is the second oldest CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) festival in Britain.

24 July 2015 to 02 August 2015

Whitstable Oyster FestivalFri 24 Jul - Sun 2 Aug 2015Traditional events, such as the historic Landing of the Oysters, the colourful seafood themed Oyster Parade, as well as the bustling Harbour Food Fair and the Firework Finale.

18 May 2015 to 23 August 2015

The Ancestors at Canterbury CathedralMon 18 May - Sun 23 Aug 2015This summer a collection of the Cathedral's earliest and most important examples of stained glass will go on public display. The Ancestors will exhibit a series of life-size figures representing the Ancestors of Christ.

09 May 2015 to 23 August 2015

Home and Away: Eduardo Paolozzi's General Dynamic at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 9 May - Sun 23 Aug 2015Bringing together two bodies of work by British artists from the second half of the 1960s. General Dynamic F.U.N. is one of Eduardo Paolozzi’s great print series and Tony Ray-Jones was drawing on the example of the new American photography.

01 May 2015 to 30 August 2015

Poet in Residence: Canterbury Roman Museum Fri 1 May - Sun 30 Aug 2015Gary Studley is a writer and visual artist with long-term connections to Canterbury.

01 May 2015 to 31 August 2015

Armchair Artist in Residence - Rob Turner at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 1 May - Mon 31 Aug 2015Rob will be making a series of new maps to form a local travelogue or living history inspired by the maps in The Beaney and Local Studies Collections.

01 April 2015 to 01 September 2015

New Park Trails! at Westgate GardensWed 1 Apr - Tue 1 Sep 2015Pick up our Spring and Summer trail sheets from the Canterbury Umbrella Centre, St. Peter's Street, Canterbury 10am - 3pm Monday - Saturday from 1st April to 1st September.

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