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 15 October 2015

Kent Wheel at University of Kent Wed 1 Jul - Thu 15 Oct 2015Enjoy panoramic views of the city of Canterbury and see from coast-to-coast, spotting local landmarks including Canterbury Cathedral and the Maunsell Sea Forts at Whitstable.

08 July 2015 to 08 July 2015

'Ancient Egyptian Festivals' at Christ Church Wed 8 Jul 2015Our next talk will be given by Chris Humber on 'Ancient Egyptian Festivals'. Plus sampling some Egyptian Fare.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Summer Fair at St John C.E Primary SchoolSat 11 Jul 2015Summer Fair on the School Field behind Sainsbury's.

26 June 2015 to 17 July 2015

Room for Negotiation at Herbert Read GalleryFri 26 Jun - Fri 17 Jul 2015This exhibition is concerned with spatial relationships, interdisciplinary practices, and the negotiation of space itself.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Lost in Music at Theatre in the ParkSat 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.

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.

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.

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'.

07 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

'Large and Little' at Beach Creative Community Arts CentreTue 7 - Sun 12 Jul 2015'Large and Little' exhibition by CT6 Contemporary Art Group in both Beach Creative and our Little Sister Gallery - Bay Art Gallery. An eclectic mix of paintings/prints/photographs/textiles and sculptures.

13 July 2015 to 19 July 2015

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

09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015

Magna Carta Tea at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeThu 9 Jul 2015Full afternoon tea in The Cathedral Lodge, with a talk by Cressida Williams, Cathedral Archivist.

06 July 2015 to 06 July 2015

RaveFit at The Kings HallMon 6 Jul 2015Vibes Dance Studio introduces a fun, energising dance class suitable for all fitness levels to get you ready for the summer months!

13 July 2015 to 13 July 2015

RaveFit at The Kings HallMon 13 Jul 2015Vibes Dance Studio introduces a fun, energising dance class suitable for all fitness levels to get you ready for the summer months!

07 July 2015 to 07 July 2015

Walk and Talk at The Kings HallTue 7 Jul 2015Now that nicer weather is here, why not join our weekly walks along the beautiful sea front? Enjoy the fresh air and get some gentle exercise too!

09 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

Whitstable's Rich Heritage at Whitstable Museum and GalleryThu 9 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015Shipbuilding, the first passenger railway and Whitstable as a popular leisure destination are explored in this new exhibition. Whitstable Museum’s archive has been raided to link early photographs, maps and artefacts with family memories i

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Grubby Gang! at WildwoodSat 11 Jul 2015Let your kids go wild in the woodland! Learn about animals and nature with different activities each week including games, dens, bushcraft and mud sculptures.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Brilliant Bees at WildwoodSun 12 Jul 2015Make bee crafts including bee puppets and paper flowers for them to pollinate, play the pollination game to find out how pollination works and why it's so important.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Introduction to Beekeeping at WildwoodSat 11 Jul 2015This 8 week course is designed for complete beginners who are looking for a 'Hands On' course which will give you the knowledge and confidence to get your first colony of honey bees.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Bumblebees for Intermediates at WildwoodSun 12 Jul 2015With an introduction to Solitary bees. This course is designed for persons who can already identify the big seven bumblebee species, and will provide a detailed description of bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and behaviour.

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.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Whitstable Choral Society Concert at Canterbury CathedralSat 11 Jul 2015Performed by The Whitstable Choral Society and The Festival Chamber Orchestra and Directed by Dr David Flood.

03 July 2015 to 06 July 2015

Queen and Country at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 3 - Mon 6 Jul 2015Follow up to the much-loved Hope and Glory. Ten years on, Bill is now starting his basic army training with trouble-making mate, Percy and engage in a constant battle of wits with their superiors.

07 July 2015 to 07 July 2015

The Man Who Saved The World (15) at Gulbenkian CinemaTue 7 Jul 2015This utterly fascinating film tells the true story of the Russian colonel who, for a few minutes in 1983, had the fate of the planet in his hands.

08 July 2015 to 08 July 2015

In Love With Alma Cogan (12A) at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 8 Jul 2015Norman, a pier’s theatre manager is frustrated by the council’s plan to hand the place over to commercial management. They bring in Eddie to ‘help’ who comes up with comically bizarre programming plans including an Alma Cogan tribute artist

09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015

Avengers: Age Of Ultron 3D (12A) at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 9 Jul 2015When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, the Black Widow and Captain America and the rest of the team to reassemble.

10 July 2015 to 16 July 2015

Mr Holmes (PG) at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 10 - Thu 16 Jul 2015Ian McKellen gives a wonderfully poignant performance as the eponymous Mr. Holmes in this handsome, moving and complex imagining of the famous detective’s future.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

The Day The Earth Caught Fire (PG) at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 12 Jul 2015When a luckless journalist starts investigating the reasons behind the world’s increasingly severe weather conditions, he uncovers the frightening cause: the Earth has been knocked off its axis by worldwide nuclear testing.

24 June 2015 to 07 July 2015

Canterbury Society of Art Summer Exhibition at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 24 Jun - Tue 7 Jul 2015Canterbury Society of Art, founded in 1968, is a group of local artists, both professional and amateur. They promise a wide selection of style and media by both new and established members.

01 July 2015 to 31 July 2015

Paul Mitchell and Nina Shilling at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 1 - Fri 31 Jul 2015An exhibition of original paintings and drawings encompassing urban and rural landscapes. Throughout the month new work will be added.

01 July 2015 to 07 July 2015

Bead n Banter at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 1 - Tue 7 Jul 2015Handmade jewellery by the Bead n Banter group who meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Horsebridge Centre.

08 July 2015 to 14 July 2015

Horsebridge Life Drawing Group at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 8 - Tue 14 Jul 2015The Horsebridge Life Drawing Group meets on two Sundays a month. This exhibition demonstrates the diversity of styles and techniques of participants.

10 July 2015 to 10 July 2015

Flamenco Festival - The Skin I Live In at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreFri 10 Jul 2015A Spanish thriller directed by acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar: a brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Flamenco Dance Workshop for Children at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 11 Jul 2015Flamenco workshops will be backed with live music by Punta del Boqueron, a 7-strong troupe from Cadiz. Very young children must be accompanied.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Palmas (Hand Clapping) Workshop at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 11 Jul 2015Hand-clapping is an essential part of flamenco, to accentuate song and dance and to enhance rhythm. For adults and teenagers.

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

Taking Care of Vegas at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 11 Jul 2015Are you lonesome tonight? Las Vegas comes to Whitstable in a glitzy tribute to The King's finest performances - by Elvis Parsley and a sparkling showband. Nothin' but a hound dog should keep you away!

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Flamenco Festival - Flamenco Dance Workshop at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSun 12 Jul 2015Throw yourself into the colour and rhythm of Spanish dance with musical backing from Punta de Boqueron. For adults and teenagers.

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

Flamenco Festival - Flamenco Singing Workshop at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSun 12 Jul 2015Learn this distinctive and traditional style of song with help from Spanish experts. For adults and teenagers.

06 June 2015 to 06 September 2015

Canterbury in the Age of the Magna Carta at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 6 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition, organised in partnership with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Canterbury Christ Church University sets the ground-breaking document in the context of Canterbury's people and places. I

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.

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.

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 May 2015 to 30 September 2015

Make a Flying Exotic Bird at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 1 May - Wed 30 Sep 2015Create your own flying bird using foam and feathers. Can you make it fly from one end of the gallery to the other?

09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015

From Archbishop to Cathedral Drain Cleaner Lecture at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 9 Jul 2015Find out about Canterbury at the time of the Magna Carta in this fascinating lecture. Talk by Professor Louise Wilkinson (Canterbury Christ Church University).

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.

07 July 2015 to 11 July 2015

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

12 July 2015 to 12 July 2015

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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