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Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and the surrounding area

If you really want to escape from the pressures of modern life, the Canterbury district contains all the beauty that you would expect of east Kent. Meandering rivers, lush green pastures, fields of flowers, beaches and ancient woodland offer relaxation and recreation. 

Whitstable Beach

Coast

One of the district's major natural assets is the 14.5 miles of coastline stretching from Seasalter to Reculver, attracting a large number of visitors. More info.
Curtis Wood, Canterbury

Countryside

Travel for 15 minutes in any direction from Canterbury's city centre and you'll find yourself in the heart of East Kent's countryside. More info.

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What's On

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  • The Waterboys at The Marlowe TheatreWed 18 Nov 2015Following three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, music legends The Waterboys release their magnificent 11th album, Modern Blues in 2015, recorded in Nashville.
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  • Chotto Desh at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 25 Nov 2015Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, Akram Khan Company and Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster have adapted this much-loved production for children aged 7+
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29 November 2015 to 29 November 2015

Face The Music With Flamin' Dames at St Peter's Methodist ChurchSun 29 Nov 2015The power of opera meets the fun, wit and personality of cabaret.

12 November 2015 to 12 November 2015

Alexandra Dariescu at St Gregory's Centre for MusicThu 12 Nov 2015Alexndra Dariescu, piano She will be playing for us works by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Chopin and Szymanowski.

01 November 2015 to 01 November 2015

The Wildlife and Wonders of the Westgate Parks at Westgate GardensSun 1 Nov 2015Join the Wesgate Park Officer, the chairman of the Friends of Westgate Parks and Dr. Jake Weekes from Canterbury Archaeological Trust for a walk around the Parks to find out more about the conservation and heritage projects.

05 November 2015 to 05 November 2015

Derek Acorah - The Psychic Ether Tour at The Kings HallThu 5 Nov 2015A celebrity, author and performer like no other, Derek is one of the most foremost in the world of Psychic Phenomena.

20 November 2015 to 20 November 2015

Buble and Barlow Tribute Special at The Kings HallFri 20 Nov 2015Two of the countrys finest performers come to The King’s Hall for one night only to bring you a full-on evening of top entertainment!

26 September 2015 to 15 November 2015

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 26 Sep - Sun 15 Nov 2015The British Wildlife Photography Awards showcase the work of both amateur and professional photographers who have captured the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.

12 September 2015 to 08 November 2015

Canterbury Catch Club: its music and musicians at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 12 Sep - Sun 8 Nov 2015Canterbury Catch Club met from 1779 to 1865, offering members a convivial evening of music, food, drink and tobacco, followed by the witty catches popular in England for centuries.

03 November 2015 to 03 November 2015

Don Pasquale at The Marlowe TheatreTue 3 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform Donizetti’s tuneful tale of a senior citizen with romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.

05 November 2015 to 05 November 2015

Don Pasquale at The Marlowe TheatreThu 5 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform Donizetti’s tuneful tale of a senior citizen with romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him.

04 November 2015 to 04 November 2015

Die Entführung aus dem Serail at The Marlowe TheatreWed 4 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform this elegant story of cultural collision between East and West.

07 November 2015 to 07 November 2015

Die Entführung aus dem Serail at The Marlowe TheatreSat 7 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform this elegant story of cultural collision between East and West.

06 November 2015 to 06 November 2015

Saul at The Marlowe TheatreFri 6 Nov 2015Glyndebourne perform this powerful Biblical tale of the first King of Israel's love and loathing for his eventual successor, David.

18 November 2015 to 18 November 2015

The Waterboys at The Marlowe TheatreWed 18 Nov 2015Following three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, music legends The Waterboys release their magnificent 11th album, Modern Blues in 2015, recorded in Nashville.

27 November 2015 to 10 January 2016

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at The Marlowe TheatreFri 27 Nov 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the greatest pantomime of them all?

15 November 2015 to 15 November 2015

Alan Davies: Little Victories at The Marlowe TheatreSun 15 Nov 2015Alan Davies returns following his sell-out visit to Canterbury in 2014.

20 November 2015 to 20 November 2015

One Man Breaking Bad at The Marlowe TheatreFri 20 Nov 2015The unauthorised parody. Sixty awesome episodes. One awesome show. Yo!

10 November 2015 to 11 November 2015

Mixed Programme at The Marlowe TheatreTue 10 - Wed 11 Nov 2015The world-renowned The Royal New Zealand Ballet makes their debut in Canterbury.

12 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

Giselle at The Marlowe TheatreThu 12 - Sat 14 Nov 2015The world-renowned The Royal New Zealand Ballet makes their debut in Canterbury.

14 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

Nine Below Zero at The Marlowe TheatreSat 14 Nov 2015The blues and rock powerhouse band.

16 November 2015 to 16 November 2015

All Star 60's at The Marlowe TheatreMon 16 Nov 2015Five amazingly talented iconic 60s bands perform their hits.

19 November 2015 to 19 November 2015

The Blues Band at The Marlowe TheatreThu 19 Nov 2015The Blues Band celebrate their 35th year together.

21 November 2015 to 21 November 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreSat 21 Nov 2015Love, Loss & Revenge.

14 November 2015 to 14 November 2015

James Kirby at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 14 Nov 2015James has opened stages for artists such as Labrinth, Matt Cardle, Sarah Cox, Pendulum, The Hoosiers, Wiley, and Eddie Reader.

22 November 2015 to 22 November 2015

Mumbo Jumbo by Sean Hughes at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 22 Nov 2015Multi award winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo.

25 November 2015 to 25 November 2015

Chotto Desh at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 25 Nov 2015Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, Akram Khan Company and Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster have adapted this much-loved production for children aged 7+

08 November 2015 to 08 November 2015

Martyn Jospeh at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 8 Nov 2015Folk in the Barn in Association with the Gulbenkian present Martyn Joseph.

16 November 2015 to 16 November 2015

Ralph McTell at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 16 Nov 2015Ralph McTell celebrates 50 years as a professional musician and this quintessential English singer-songwriter-guitarist is back on tour.

28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015

Craft and Gift Fair at The Kings HallSat 28 - Sun 29 Nov 2015A selection of the finest crafts and gifts Kent has to offer, with unique items to buy plus everything you need to start making crafts yourself.

21 November 2015 to 21 November 2015

Stepping Out 2 Night at The Kings HallSat 21 Nov 2015Come and enjoy a social evening of Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango and Sequence dancing.

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