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Coastal Walking and Cycling in Herne Bay and Whitstable

There is no better way to explore the delights of the coast than by bicyle or on foot. The charming and varied coastline offers some of the most scenic coastal cycle routes around. There is something for everyone, whether it's a refreshing short break, a fun family day out or simply a challenge, cyclists and walkers can enjoy a refreshing and enriching experience.

Coastal Walking

The Saxon Shore Way is a 163 mile walk from Gravesend along the north Kent coast and on to Hastings in East Sussex.

The Minnis Bay to Reculver Park - this is a lovely sea walk and cycle route that follows the Viking Coastal Trail and mainly uses the northern seawall. There is plenty to see including a salt-water lagoon and a working shellfish nursery. It is 3.7 miles (6km) one-way or 7.4 miles (12km) returning to the start.

Herne Bay and Whitstable Maritime Heritage Trail - this trail encompasses 3 colour coded trails - red, blue and yellow.

Reculver Walk - enjoy the sights and sounds to be experienced along one of the most rapidly changing stretches of the Kent coastline.

Coastal Cycling

Crab & Winkle Way - Originally a six-mile railway line running between Canterbury and Whitstable between 1830 and 1952, some of it was reopened as a cycle and walking route. It passes through beautiful countryside and woodlands including Blean Woods, one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in England, and is home to a wide range of flowers, butterflies and birds.

The Viking Coastal Trail - from Pegwell Bay to Reculver - this route can be broken into shorter coastal and inland sections.

Oyster Bay Trail - Travelling east from Whitstable, the Oyster Bay Trail is signed Regional Route 15 and provides a route from the Railway Station through Whitstable Harbour along the promenade at Tankerton to Swalecliffe and then Hampton. The route then follows the traffic calmed Herne Bay sea front and rejoins the promenade at the eastern end of Herne Bay. At Bishopstone it goes around woodland and on towards Reculver Country Park where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the sea from the Portrait Bench, a delight at sunset.

The Explore Kent Oyster Bay Trail Map shows the route and it is well signposted along the way. For those wishing to venture out of the district and cycle further afield, the Oyster Bay Trail links with the Viking Coastal Trail which continues east towards Margate. At its western extent in Whitstable the trail also links with the Crab and Winkle Way which is part of National Cycle Network Route 1 providing a mostly traffic-free route south into Canterbury.

Active Mile Markers

Active Mile Markers are located across the Canterbury district. They measure a distance of up to three miles in some locations where you can either walk, run or cycle. At the coast, the Active Mile Markers can be found at:

Herne Bay Promenade

Tankerton Seafront

Easy Access

For information on Easy Access walks and cycling in the Canterbury district, please visit the Explore Kent website - Easy Access

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01 October 2014 to 01 October 2014

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 1 Oct 2014Set amongst the princes and nobles of Verona, this dynamic new production combines the purity and beauty of Shakespeare's original text with entrancing contemporary street dance.

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Protecting Your Financial Assets at The Marlowe TheatreThu 2 Oct 2014A seminar presented by Furley Page.

02 October 2014 to 02 October 2014

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year at St Gregory's Centre for MusicThu 2 Oct 2014Now in its eighth year this competition regularly attracts around 150 entries and the standard is consistently high. Budding poets: why not come along to the final - and maybe enter a poem of your own next year?

03 October 2014 to 03 October 2014

The Golden Age of Variety at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableFri 3 Oct 2014The Whitstable & Herne Bay Lions Club return to the Playhouse with a new show in aid of the Air Ambulance Night Flying Appeal and local charities including the RNLI and the Umbrella Centre.

29 September 2014 to 04 October 2014

One Man, Two Guvnors at The Marlowe TheatreMon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct 2014The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Small Plans at The Marlowe TheatreSat 4 Oct 2014Silent Uproar's latest production is an engaging piece aimed at immersing the audience in Katy's story about love, sex and relationships.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

The Legends & Laughter Show at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 4 Oct 2014The Whitstable Playhouse is pleased to welcome this brand new show to it’s theatre.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Big Draw 2014 at Sidney Cooper GallerySat 4 Oct 2014Explore drawing and making through colour in our BIG DRAW workshop inspired by the amazing works of abstract painter John Copnall. It’s hands-on and brimming with technicolour materials.

04 October 2014 to 04 October 2014

Kieran Goss at The Kingston BarnSat 4 Oct 2014We are thrilled to invite Kieran Goss back to Folk in the Barn. Kieran and his wife Annie who sometimes sings with him, are two of the loveliest people we have ever met, and fantastic performers, musicians and entertainers too.

01 October 2014 to 05 October 2014

Wild Dog Weekend at Howletts Wild Animal ParkWed 1 - Sun 5 Oct 2014Discover the majestic wolves, stunning painted dogs and sleek dhole as Howletts dedicates the weekend to the park's wild dogs. Embark on a fun trail, enjoy dedicated talks and take part in special challenges.

04 October 2014 to 05 October 2014

Craft and Gift Fair at The Kings HallSat 4 - Sun 5 Oct 2014A 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.

06 October 2014 to 06 October 2014

Tom Wrigglesworth at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 6 Oct 2014Sony Award Winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Chortle & Time Out Award winner and Star of Radio 4 and BBC 2, Tom Wrigglesworth returns with an exquisite new show.

07 October 2014 to 07 October 2014

Cafe Live - The Fez Comedy Club at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 7 Oct 2014The Fez Comedy Club proudly presents a stellar night of star spangled comedy.

07 October 2014 to 07 October 2014

Cathedral Open Evening 2014 at Canterbury CathedralTue 7 Oct 2014A chance to glimpse behind the scenes and learn more about the day-to-day running of the Cathedral.

08 October 2014 to 08 October 2014

Cafe Live - Digibury at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 8 Oct 2014Digibury is Kent's monthly meet-up event for digital and creative types.

08 October 2014 to 08 October 2014

Performance showcase: Voices, Stings and more at St Gregory's Centre for MusicWed 8 Oct 2014Our talented student musicians take the stage, as we proudly present some of our best singers and string players.

10 October 2014 to 10 October 2014

Midday Recital at Canterbury CathedralFri 10 Oct 2014Performed by Oefening and Uitspanning.

10 October 2014 to 10 October 2014

Recital for Flute and Piano at Canterbury CathedralFri 10 Oct 2014Performed by Patrick Williams and Sephen Barlow, featuring music by Scarlatti, Bach, Fauré, Poulenc and Frank.

08 October 2014 to 10 October 2014

Rambert: Rooster at The Marlowe TheatreWed 8 - Fri 10 Oct 2014The iconic dance to music by the Rolling Stones.

10 October 2014 to 10 October 2014

Canterbury Live Presents... at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityFri 10 Oct 2014Blue Rose Code & Danny Thompson, with support by Raphael Mead. Material from both Blue Rose Code albums and one or two surpirses from Danny's peerless back catalogue.

11 October 2014 to 11 October 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreSat 11 Oct 2014First World War Commemoration Concert.

11 October 2014 to 11 October 2014

Tony Law: Enter The Tonezone at The Marlowe TheatreSat 11 Oct 2014Dive into the zone for Tone for a brand new show of life-affirming, life-changing comedy from the multi award-winning nonsense-maker.

11 October 2014 to 11 October 2014

Dance For Peace 2014 at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 11 Oct 2014A dance spectacular in aid of Trust Sulha - Peace Through Education.

12 October 2014 to 12 October 2014

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 12 Oct 2014A unique collaboration between two world-class musicians, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita.

12 October 2014 to 12 October 2014

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor at The Marlowe TheatreSun 12 Oct 2014The Pub Landlord - 20 years at the lager top, coming soon to a theatre near you.

12 October 2014 to 12 October 2014

Herne Bay Collectors Fair at The Kings HallSun 12 Oct 2014Come along and take a look around our collectors fair.

11 October 2014 to 12 October 2014

Art in BridgeSat 11 - Sun 12 Oct 2014Anyone living, working or studying in Bridge or a rural Parish within 5 miles is invited to submit up to three exhibits - including sculptures and craft work. All abilities are welcomed.

13 October 2014 to 13 October 2014

Migrant Piano: Contemporary pain music at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityMon 13 Oct 2014Migrant Piano: Contemporary piano music by composers of the Greek diaspora.

13 October 2014 to 13 October 2014

Lecture Series: Colour Theory at Sidney Cooper GalleryMon 13 Oct 2014These lectures provide an introduction to the basic principles of abstract art and colour theory. They aim to enrich the student’s gallery experience and understanding of modernism.

14 October 2014 to 14 October 2014

ENO - Otello (live) by Verdi at Gulbenkian CinemaTue 14 Oct 2014English National Opera's production of Verdi's opera inspired by Shakespeare's tragic play.

15 October 2014 to 15 October 2014

Tim Key at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 15 Oct 2014Key climbs into his poetry clothes and leans against his mic stand for another seventy minutes.

14 October 2014 to 15 October 2014

Park at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 - Wed 15 Oct 2014Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon returns with her critically-acclaimed dance theatre production.

15 October 2014 to 15 October 2014

Lost in the Neuron Forest at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityWed 15 Oct 2014Bread & Goose Theatre Company. A story about memory and how it defines us, and an explanation into what becomes of us when our memories are gone.

15 October 2014 to 15 October 2014

Reading Series: Lawrence Norfolk at Sidney Cooper GalleryWed 15 Oct 2014Lawrence Norfolk is the author of four historical novels. He is the winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the Budapest Festival Prize for Literature.

15 October 2014 to 15 October 2014

Preformance Showcase: Woodwind, Brass and more at St Gregory's Centre for MusicWed 15 Oct 2014Our talented student musicians take the stage, as we proudly present some of our best wind and brass players.

16 October 2014 to 16 October 2014

The Hollies at The Marlowe TheatreThu 16 Oct 20141960s music legends.

15 October 2014 to 16 October 2014

Blind at The Marlowe TheatreWed 15 - Thu 16 Oct 2014The most unlikely of musicals from The Paper Birds Theatre Company.

16 October 2014 to 16 October 2014

Royal Opera House -Manon (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 16 Oct 2014Manon Lescaut is a beautiful young woman who falls prey to the moral corruption of 18th century Paris.

17 October 2014 to 17 October 2014

The English Oboe: Rediscovered at St Gregory's Centre for MusicFri 17 Oct 2014A wonderful place to hear contemporary repertoire for oboe and piano superbly played by prize-winning practitioners. Followed by a public masterclass, 2.30 - 4.30pm.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Tankus the Henge at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 18 Oct 2014Tankus the Henge are six sharp dressed and bedraggled gentlemen hailing from some of the more eccentric parts of London Town.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Canterbury Festival Parade at Canterbury CathedralSat 18 Oct 2014Join the Festival and Espression Arts for the 2014 opening parade. With colour, music and people galore, it's a big street party that will wend its way through Canterbury! The parade ends at Rose Square at approximately 1.30pm.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Rachmaninov Vespers at Canterbury CathedralSat 18 Oct 2014Armonico Consort Soloists perform the deeply moving and reflective ‘All-Night Vigil’, an extraordinary collection of pieces set to liturgical text from the Russian Orthodox Church.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

The Marlowe Comedy Cabaret at The Marlowe TheatreSat 18 Oct 2014Our comedy and variety night brings you top stand-up comedy acts and a few surprises!

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

River Great Stour Walk at Westgate GardensSat 18 Oct 2014Join the local Environment Agency Officer and Westgate Parks Development Officer for a walk along the Great Stour discovering more about the wildlife, geographical features and local history.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Gateway to the Countryside at Westgate GardensSat 18 Oct 2014Discover Canterbury's rich, varied and historic countryside by way of dedicated footpaths leading from the very heart of the City. Leader: Cliff Huggett.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 18 Oct 2014Folk In The Barn Present... Bridie Jackson & The Arbour. Newcastle based four-piece Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are an eclectic group of folk-influenced musicians.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Look Up & Look Around: The St Mildred's Area at Canterbury East StationSat 18 Oct 2014The walk will look at St Mildred's Church, the Castle, alms houses, the Old Tannery, historic pubs, the exterior of the Canterbury Heritage Centre, historic houses & the Dane John Gardens. Leader: Jenny Watson-Bore

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Workshops: Radical Painting at Sidney Cooper GallerySat 18 Oct 2014Charles Williams, painter, writer and lecturer on the Fine and Applied Art degree at CCCU, will lead a three day workshop exploring the principles of three important influences that shaped British Abstract Formalism.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

The Canterbury Horror WalkSat 18 Oct 2014Grim and gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from the City's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish. Leader: Malcolm Campbell.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at St Mary's Hall Studio TheatreSat 18 Oct 2014The respectable Dr Jekyll reveals his strange association with the mysterious Edward Hyde and the shocking truth about his identity: that Hyde is the very definition of evil.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Canterbury's American Connections at Lady Wootton's GreenSat 18 Oct 2014A city walk to highlight some of the Canterbury people and places that have associations with the United States. Leader: Bob Collins.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Geno Washington at Festival SpiegeltentSat 18 Oct 2014Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things '60s.

18 October 2014 to 18 October 2014

Cabaret Fantastique at Festival SpiegeltentSat 18 Oct 2014For one night only, Marcel Lucont – raconteur, bon viveur and the best thing to come out of France since croissants, presents Cabaret Fantastique.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Festival Evensong at Canterbury CathedralSun 19 Oct 2014Every year the Festival works closely with the Cathedral throughout the two week period. On the first Sunday, the Cathedral offers a Special Evensong to celebrate the opening of the Festival.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreSun 19 Oct 2014The Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, also known as the State Symphony Capella of Russia, was formed in 1957. Recognised as one of the finest Russian symphonic collectives, Valeri Polyansky has been Principal Conductor since 1992.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

St Dunstan's: The First Suburb in England at Westgate GardensSun 19 Oct 2014Railways, Sir Thomas More, Jewish Canterbury, old pubs, war, industry, the horse ford and a vital role in English history. Leader: Jenny Watson-Bore.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Psychic Fayre at The Kings HallSun 19 Oct 2014A must see event for all things spiritual.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

The Gastronaut's Edible Bug Show at The Shirley HallSun 19 Oct 2014CBBC’s Gastronaut Stefan Gates has got crickets, locusts and mealworms both live and ready-to-eat, courtesy of Crunchy Critters, the UK’s premier supplier of edible insects.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Canoe Trip: Fordwich to Canterbury at The George And DragonSun 19 Oct 2014A half day wildlife tour in a canoe through the stunning Stodmarsh Nature Reserve. (Includes transfer back to Fordwich). Please note trainers, waterproof jacket and warm layers are required and a flask with a warm drink is recommended.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Festival Tea Dance at Festival SpiegeltentSun 19 Oct 2014The Ragroof Players Tea Dance is a fantastic three-hour participatory event featuring DJs for discerning dancers playing authentic music from the 1920s to 1950s.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Moscow Drug Club at Festival SpiegeltentSun 19 Oct 2014Berlin Cabaret meets Nuevo Tango over a Gypsy campfire… The darkly comic musical world of Moscow Drug Club mixes original material with songs by Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.

19 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Katie Bradley and Sophie Smiles at Festival SpiegeltentSun 19 Oct 2014Since releasing her debut album, She’s Ready, last year, Katie Bradley (vocals, harmonica) has had a meteoric rise to the forefront of the British Blues scene.

18 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Flight: Patricia Wilson Smith at St Mary's ChurchSat 18 - Sun 19 Oct 2014An installation in remembrance of 346 soldiers of the First World War whose stories cannot be told.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

DumbWise and Greenwich Theatre - FAUST at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 20 Oct 2014In DumbWise's slick and stylish re-telling of Goethe's classic, a young man sells his soul for fame and fortune, embarking on a musical spree of corruption and sin.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Ruby Wax: Sane New World at The Marlowe TheatreMon 20 Oct 2014Comedienne Ruby Wax has turned mental health campaigner having gained a Masters Degree in Mindfullness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Automatronic: New Music for Organ & Electronics at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityMon 20 Oct 2014Automatronic is a collective that seeks to explore, commission, promote and perform new music for the unique combination of organ and electronics.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Lecture Series: Organic Abstraction at Sidney Cooper GalleryMon 20 Oct 2014These lectures provide an introduction to the basic principles of abstract art and colour theory. They aim to enrich the student’s gallery experience and understanding of modernism.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Foundation Bursary Competition at St Gregory's Centre for MusicMon 20 Oct 2014Last year’s winner cellist Matthew Roberts joins the panel of judges for another top quality and fiercely competitive final to select the recipient of the valuable Festival Foundation Young Musicians' Bursary.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Monty Halls at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeMon 20 Oct 2014A fast, funny and dynamic speaker, Monty Halls’ great passion is leadership, team dynamics and the effects of stress on human beings.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Everest: The Science of High Altitude Survival at Simon Langton Grammar School for BoysMon 20 Oct 2014What happens to your body when you push it somewhere it’s not built to go – to the top of the world? With summit kit, interactive experiments and stunning videos from his trek to the highest laboratory in the world at Everest Base Camp.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

The Pyramids of Margate at St Mary's Hall Studio TheatreMon 20 Oct 2014Thanet Council employee David dreams of succeeding in his Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, and of finding earthly happiness in the arms of the beautiful Polish girl from the Accounts Department.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Canterbury in the Nineteenth Century at Lady Wootton's GreenMon 20 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Explore the diversity of Victorian city life: slums and elegance, cattle market and iron foundry, brothels and a missionary college. Leader: Doreen Rosman.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

City Walls and Gates at The Buttermarket SquareMon 20 Oct 2014Friends of St Mildred's Church. A circular walk on and around the city walls looking at the only surviving gate and what remains of the others. Leader: Richard Ginman.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Coffee Time Jazz One at Festival SpiegeltentMon 20 Oct 2014Spiegeltent music concerts in conjunction with the Festival’s Principal Sponsor, Canterbury Christ Church University. Coffee-Time Jazz One: Cool classics, funky covers and original compositions.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Canterbury Academy at Festival SpiegeltentMon 20 Oct 2014Enjoy free lunchtime concerts by talented local musicians.

20 October 2014 to 20 October 2014

Alister Atkin & The Ghost Line Carnival at Festival SpiegeltentMon 20 Oct 2014The band released their new album To Evangeline in March. Based upon Atkin's visits to his wife’s birth place of Nova Scotia, the album is clearly influenced by the landscape of coastal Canada.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Best of BE Festival 2014 at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 21 Oct 2014Travel across Europ in a night.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Simon Callow in The Man Jesus at The Marlowe TheatreTue 21 Oct 2014This extraordinary play looks back two thousand years to witness key moments in the life of The Man Jesus, through the eyes of the people who knew him.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Christ Church Piano Quintet at St Gregory's Centre for MusicTue 21 Oct 2014Schubert, Quintet in A Major D667 (‘Trout’) This chamber masterpiece in five movements is performed by teaching staff from the Department of Music and Performing Arts.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Beethoven & Butterworth Farewells at St Gregory's Centre for MusicTue 21 Oct 2014Anthony Halliday and Peter Cox first met in a boys’ choir in Melbourne. Together they have planned this special programme for Canterbury Festival.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Jonathan Foyle at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeTue 21 Oct 2014The eastern end of Canterbury Cathedral was famously rebuilt after a fire in 1174, following the martyrdom of Becket.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Robin Franklin - MS: An Update at Simon Langton Grammar School for BoysTue 21 Oct 2014The human brain is notoriously bad at repairing itself after damage. However, one part of the body’s machinery is capable of this feat.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Trafalgar Day in Victory WoodTue 21 Oct 2014The Canterbury Ramblers. Commemorate Trafalgar in the woods that celebrate the Victory. Walk new and ancient woodlands with great views of the Thames Estuary. Leader: Ian Wild.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys at Festival SpiegeltentTue 21 Oct 2014Enjoy free lunchtime concerts by talented local musicians.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project at Festival SpiegeltentTue 21 Oct 2014One of Europe’s finest gypsy guitarists, the grand-nephew of jazz legend Django, Lulo Reinhardt represents one of the most unique voices in gypsy-jazz music today.

21 October 2014 to 21 October 2014

Jerk at Festival SpiegeltentTue 21 Oct 2014Performed by Emma Serjeant (Casus) and directed by John Britton (Duende-ensemble), Casus bring their premier solo work to the stage in a provocative and exquisite piece of circus theatre and dance.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Best of BE Festival 2014 at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 22 Oct 2014Travel across Europ in a night.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Hugh Masekela at The Marlowe TheatreWed 22 Oct 2014Hugh Masekela is a horn player, and Africa’s most important musician.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Richard Wiseman: Psychobabble at The Shirley HallWed 22 Oct 2014Best-selling author, psychologist and magician Richard Wiseman rummages around in your mind. Discover how to tell lies, read thoughts and transform a tea towel into a chicken. Several laughs and no Powerpoint!

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Piano Trio at St Peter's Methodist ChurchWed 22 Oct 2014Performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak and Schumann.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Commercial Music 'unplugged' at St Gregory's Centre for MusicWed 22 Oct 2014Staff on the University’s Commercial Music programme perform acoustic arrangements of pop, rock and blues classics.

18 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Canoe Taster Sessions at The George And DragonSat 18 - Wed 22 Oct 2014A brilliant introduction to the world of canoeing in this mini adventure. Please note trainers, waterproof jacket and warm layers are required and a flask with a warm drink is recommended for trips.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

John Campbell - Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeWed 22 Oct 2014One of the country’s leading political biographers, John Campbell has written about Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher (The Grocer’s Daughter and The Iron Lady).

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

The Jews of Canterbury at The Old Synagogue Wed 22 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. A walk and talk through Canterbury showing the medieval and early modern sites relating to Jewish life in the city. Leader: Jonathan Butchers.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

James Rhodes at Augustine HallWed 22 Oct 2014James Rhodes is a man on a mission to debunk the idea of stuffiness that can surround the world of classical music. Everyone should experience its splendour.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe at St Mary's Hall Studio TheatreWed 22 Oct 2014Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and bares all, revealing a biting intelligence, a frustrated talent and an imperfect body.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Barton Court at Festival SpiegeltentWed 22 Oct 2014Enjoy free lunchtime concerts by talented local musicians.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Moulettes at Festival SpiegeltentWed 22 Oct 2014Moulettes weave folk, pop and classical music to enthralling effect. They have enchanted crowds at Bestival, Cambridge Folk, Latitude, Cropredy and many other prestigious festivals with their charismatic, idiosyncratic performances.

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Chaos Cabaret at Festival SpiegeltentWed 22 Oct 2014Chaos is all around us. It’s behind cardiac arrhythmias, traffic jams and inaccurate weather forecasting.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

Stopgap Dance Company - Artificial Things at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 23 Oct 2014Slowly suffocating in each other's company, a group of friends seek escape in a bash of riotous rock-n-roll.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

Via Francigena Pilgrims' Trail - Day 1 at Canterbury CathedralThu 23 Oct 2014The Via Francigena is the Pilgrims' trail from Canterbury to Rome. Although we won't be walking the whole way, we will start at Canterbury and finish at Dover on successive Thursdays stopping at Shepherdswell en route.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

Christ Church Clarinet Trio at St Gregory's Centre for MusicThu 23 Oct 2014David Campbell, Margaret Archibald and Paul Bourdillon, with Jonathan Duke (piano), perform works by Bouffil, Waterson, Gershwin, Milhaud and Debussy.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

Canterbury's City Wall CircuitThu 23 Oct 2014A walk around Canterbury's city wall circuit, covering the city gates and other historic places of interest along the route. Leader: Bob Collins

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

The King's School CanterburyThu 23 Oct 2014From Marlowe to modern times: a walk through King's School's history with tales of its buildings, pupils and masters. Leader: Mary Berg

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

Barbed Wire for Kisses at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeThu 23 Oct 2014With the passing of the last survivors, the events of the Great War are slipping beyond human memory.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

A.N. Wilson - Victoria: A Life at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeThu 23 Oct 2014Celebrated novelist and award-winning biographer A.N. Wilson’s meticulously researched latest work explores the life and loves of Queen Victoria during her 64 years on the throne.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

Inside at St Mary's Hall Studio TheatreThu 23 Oct 2014Inspired by astonishing true stories, Inside is a psychological drama that explores the effects of Stockholm Syndrome on a kidnap victim desperate to keep hope.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

Kent College at Festival SpiegeltentThu 23 Oct 2014Enjoy free lunchtime concerts by talented local musicians.

23 October 2014 to 23 October 2014

The FB Pocket Orchestra at Festival SpiegeltentThu 23 Oct 2014The surprise hit of last year’s Festival, The FB Pocket Orchestra sashays through hot jazz, blues, ragtime and the entire Palm Court kit and caboodle.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

house and Crying Out Loud present Cie Kiai - OFF at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 24 Oct 2014A UK premiere of darkly comic circus starring a very big trampoline.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

St Martin's and Beyond at St Martin's ChurchFri 24 Oct 2014From historical St Martin's Church, walk across heathland to Fordwich, returning along the Stour Valley Way with a pub stop for lunch. Leader: Robert Veltman

23 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

DNA at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableThu 23 - Fri 24 Oct 2014A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that their cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their once fractious lives, where is the incentive to put things right.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

David Starkey - Music and Monarchy at The Shirley HallFri 24 Oct 2014Following his compelling book and television series on the subject, Dr David Starkey reflects on how music has underpinned the monarchy since the composer Kings Henry V and VIII.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

Piano in the Woods at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityFri 24 Oct 2014In May 2013 Sam Bailey placed a piano in private woodland near Canterbury. This performance, directed by Angela Pickard, uses images and sound generated during the project as the basis for improvised music and dance.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

Robert Stillman: BROADSTAIRS at Sidney Cooper GalleryFri 24 Oct 2014'Broadstairs' is a suite for solo saxophone written for Robert Stillman by U.S. composer Chris Weisman.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

The Canterbury Horror WalkFri 24 Oct 2014Grim and gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from the City's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish. Leader: Malcolm Campbell.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

'Rustlings of God: Angels in Art' Talk and Lunch at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeFri 24 Oct 2014Enjoy a 2 course lunch, with coffee in the Refectory Restaurant followed by an illustrated talk by Canon Christopher Irvine, a lecturer and publisher of many books on the subject of Art and Religion.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

The Village of BridgeFri 24 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. An iron-age helmet, Roman armies; stage-coaches; grand houses; a racecourse; a railway; war-time tanks and more. Leader: Meriel Connor.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

Dylan Thomas: Return Journey at St Mary's Hall Studio TheatreFri 24 Oct 2014Heralded by critics worldwide as a ‘lyrical tour-de-force’, Bob Kingdom gives an electrifying performance as writer and poet Dylan Thomas in the final days of his life.

24 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

Treetop Flyers at Festival SpiegeltentFri 24 Oct 2014With their quintessential vintage West Coast sound, it’s fitting that Treetop Flyers laid down their outstanding country soul debut in the canyons of Southern California.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Atresbandes - Solfatara at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 25 Oct 2014A young couple exchange brittle conversation across a dinner table when a row over puff pastry causes their frustrations to erupt with catastrophic honesty.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

VOCES8 at Canterbury CathedralSat 25 Oct 2014Voces8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. This evening’s programme explores the simple beauty of plainsong and the rich harmonies of Rachmaninov, through to the brilliance of the Rat Pack and the Beatles.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire at The Marlowe TheatreSat 25 Oct 2014The British-based half of the global hit topical podcast The Bugle comes to Canterbury.

24 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Flown at The Marlowe TheatreFri 24 - Sat 25 Oct 2014Get ready for a captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and fantastic live music.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

The Birthplace of Christian England at St Martin's ChurchSat 25 Oct 2014St Martin's Church and Priory through the Manor of Longport to the statues on Lady Wootton's Green. Leader: Martin Taylor.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

The Big Tidy Up at Westgate GardensSat 25 Oct 2014Take part in the Westgate Parks community litter pick, part of the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign. Meet at Toddler's Cove car park at 10am. Refreshments, litter pickers and gloves provided.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Workshop with VOCES8 at The Shirley HallSat 25 Oct 2014Outreach and Education are at the core of Voces8’s work and they lead an innovative series of workshops reaching 20,000 people annually. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy their incredible dynamic approach and sing your heart out.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Simon Evans at The Shirley HallSat 25 Oct 2014Star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week and a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4, Simon is a regular on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Workshops: Radical Painting at Sidney Cooper GallerySat 25 Oct 2014Charles Williams, painter, writer and lecturer on the Fine and Applied Art degree at CCCU, will lead a three day workshop exploring the principles of three important influences that shaped British Abstract Formalism.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Canterbury's Medieval HospitalsSat 25 Oct 2014Some ancient hospitals withstood the upheavals of Henry VIII's reign. Some still fulfil functions envisaged by their medieval founders. Leader: Sheila Sweetinburgh.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Gruesome Canterbury Tales...Sat 25 Oct 2014And Other Interesting Stuff. Canterbury history, including gruesome events, ghosts etc. Leader: Lenny Clark

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Kayak Taster Sessions at The George And DragonSat 25 Oct 2014A fun and light hearted introduction to the world of kayaking. Please note trainers, waterproof jacket and warm layers are required and a flask with a warm drink is recommended for trips.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

A November Day at St Mary's Hall Studio TheatreSat 25 Oct 2014In forgotten boxes in an attic a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

The Story of Canterbury at Lady Wootton's GreenSat 25 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. From the Romans to the 18th century remodelling of the city. See and hear how life changed over the centuries. Leader: Doreen Rosman.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Top Choir Kent: Cantate at Festival SpiegeltentSat 25 Oct 2014Cantate is a 35-voice strong choir from Sevenoaks which draws its singers from the North West Kent area to perform a wide range of music.

23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Finding the Silence at Festival SpiegeltentThu 23 - Sat 25 Oct 2014As humans we’re always searching for that elusive silence, that peace, that moment of pure clarity, but does it really exist?

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Comedy Club 4 Kids at Festival SpiegeltentSat 25 Oct 2014Like the name says, it’s a Comedy Club for Kids! Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires please!).

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Bourgeois & Maurice at Festival SpiegeltentSat 25 Oct 2014Riding the zeitgeist in unmatchable style since 2007, the UK’s sharpest, darkest musical siblings Bourgeois & Maurice descend on Canterbury Festival for a night of scabrous satire and skin-tight catsuits.

25 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Late Night at the Spiegeltent at Festival SpiegeltentSat 25 Oct 2014Why not stay on after Bourgeois & Maurice for Late Night at the Spiegeltent – DJs will play a great mix of tunes from across the genres so come and dance the night away in the Spiegeltent!

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Charles Dickens' Bleak House at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 26 Oct 2014Join The Pantaloons Theatre Company for a fog-filled adventure in Victorian London.

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

The Stones of Reculver at Reculver Country Park & Reculver TowersSun 26 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. A look at the history, construction and building materials of the walls of the Roman fort and St Mary's Church. Leader: Geoff Downer

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

The Phonos Ensemble at St Gregory's Centre for MusicSun 26 Oct 2014The eight musicians of this early music group will present a programme including music by Telemann, Sammartini, Bach, Handel & Vivaldi.

25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Adventure in Acrylics at Petham Village HallSat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014A display of work in acrylics produced by the Petham Adult Studies Art Group under the tutelage of Micky Motley.

18 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Canterbury Society of Art - Autumn ExhibitionSat 18 - Sun 26 Oct 2014Canterbury Society of Art presents an exhibition by a well known group of professionals and amateur artists with an eclectic mix of styles and media.

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Canterbury Burial GroundsSun 26 Oct 2014Funerary art and burial practices are features of this tour of some of the City's atmospheric and sometimes forgotten graveyards. Leader: Malcolm Campbel

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Canoe Trip: Fordwich to Canterbury at The George And DragonSun 26 Oct 2014A half day wildlife tour in a canoe through the stunning Stodmarsh Nature Reserve. (Includes transfer back to Fordwich). Please note trainers, waterproof jacket and warm layers are required and a flask with a warm drink is recommended.

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Birdwatching Walk at The SportsmanSun 26 Oct 2014A walk along the footpath adjoining the sea wall observing the birds and other wildlife. Leader: Glynn Crocker

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Nova Music Ensemble at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSun 26 Oct 2014Nova Music Ensemble presents a double-bill of chamber operas by living British composers. United by their common theme of misadventure, Airborne and Prometheus Drowned make perfect performance partners.

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Brigitte Baden-Rennie at Festival SpiegeltentSun 26 Oct 2014Join the very unconventional and adventuress Granny as she shares her tales of life in the woods, her relationship with Red and some of Big Bad Wolves that crossed her path!

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Finding the Silence at Festival SpiegeltentSun 26 Oct 2014As humans we’re always searching for that elusive silence, that peace, that moment of pure clarity, but does it really exist?

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Tolu at Festival SpiegeltentSun 26 Oct 2014Three friends left to their own devices discover each other’s likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, joyfully told through circus, dance and play.

26 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Sweet, Sour & Saucy at Festival SpiegeltentSun 26 Oct 2014Framed within a 1950s Australian talkback radio love show hosted by Barry and Barbara, Sweet, Sour & Saucy includes songs by Eartha Kitt, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole and more.

25 October 2014 to 26 October 2014

Flight: Patricia Wilson Smith at St Mary's ChurchSat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014An installation in remembrance of 346 soldiers of the First World War whose stories cannot be told.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

A Dry Pub Crawl at Canterbury West StationMon 27 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. 300 inns and taverns have graced Canterbury since Chaucer’s time. This walk will discuss a dozen of them. Leader: David Birmingham

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Ensemble Showcase at St Gregory's Centre for MusicMon 27 Oct 2014The cream of current and recent students in brilliant vocal and instrumental ensembles ranging from wind groups to barbershop quartets.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Julian Perkins at St Gregory's Centre for MusicMon 27 Oct 2014Julian Perkins performs widely as a soloist, conductor and chamber musician.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

The River Bridges of Canterbury at Dane John GardensMon 27 Oct 2014Did you know that there are 36 river bridges in Canterbury? Walk them all, never crossing one twice and discover their history. Leader: Alan Clewer

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

David Gems: Can We Cure Ageing? at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeMon 27 Oct 2014The received wisdom from medicine is that ageing is a natural and essentially benign process that brings life to a close and acts for the good of the species.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Mark Miodownik: Stuff Matters at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeMon 27 Oct 2014Whatever people think about the rapid pace of change of technology, our most fundamental categorisation of ‘stuff’ has not altered.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

The Village of Harbledown at Harbledown and Rough CommonMon 27 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. An iron age fort, a medieval leper hospital, the Black Prince’s well – all part of the story of Harbledown. Leader: Peter Berg

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Royal Opera House - I due Foscari (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaMon 27 Oct 2014I due Foscari is based on a play by Byron set in 15th-century Venice.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Parish Churches in Canterbury at The Buttermarket SquareMon 27 Oct 2014Friends of St Mildred's Church. Looking for the remains of the eighteen medieval churches within the city walls and visiting the two still functioning. Leader: Richard Ginman

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Music Society Showcase at Festival SpiegeltentMon 27 Oct 2014Spiegeltent music concerts in conjunction with the Festival’s Principal Sponsor, Canterbury Christ Church University. The best of the newly-founded Christ Church Music Society take to the stage, featuring the Society’s Pops Orchestra.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

KD Jazz & Dance Orchestra at Festival SpiegeltentMon 27 Oct 2014The KD Jazz & Dance Orchestra is a tremendous seven piece Swing Band creating the timeless 'Little Big Band' sound.

27 October 2014 to 27 October 2014

Lissa & Nee Nee's Riverside Adventure at Festival SpiegeltentMon 27 Oct 2014Lissa and Nee Nee’s Riverside Adventure is an all-singing, all-dancing, high energy, family friendly musical adventure.

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

The Big Draw at Westgate GardensTue 28 Oct 2014Take part in Westgate Parks Big Draw Competition. Be inspired by Thomas Sidney Cooper's famous landscape paintings and our 'Art in the Underpass' project and paint a masterpiece. Look out for us at Toddler's Cove.

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

Dance and Music Collaboration at St Gregory's Centre for MusicTue 28 Oct 2014Canterbury Dance Company collaborates with student musicians to create intriguing and inspiring interpretations in sound and movement. Choreography by Angela Pickard.

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

James Beaney: A Canterbury Lad Made GoodTue 28 Oct 2014Rags to riches story of this remarkable Victorian character, benefactor of the Beaney Institute. Leader: Alan Barber

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

Jan Piggot at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeTue 28 Oct 2014The Endurance sank, crushed in the ice, before the expedition set foot on the continent. Shackleton made the famous open-boat journey in the James Caird over the winter waters on the South Atlantic to save the crew.

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

Conor Cunningham: Saving Darwin's Soul at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeTue 28 Oct 2014According to the author of Darwin’s Pious Idea, the debate between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists on both sides.

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

The Director's Walk at The Buttermarket SquareTue 28 Oct 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Explore iconic medieval buildings - a church, an inn, a shop, and a house or three – with the Archaeological Trust Director. Leader: Paul Bennett

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

Hey Harley at Festival SpiegeltentTue 28 Oct 2014Two celebrated singer-songwriters from the USA, Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles work together under the unlikely moniker Hey Harley.

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

Stephen Frost's Improv Allstars at Festival SpiegeltentTue 28 Oct 2014Four brave performers arrive with no script and not the faintest idea of what will happen.

28 October 2014 to 28 October 2014

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking at Festival SpiegeltentTue 28 Oct 2014Albert, the genius behind the übercoolest moustache in science, is presenting a lecture like none you’ve ever seen.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

A Fevered Sleep and Younf Vic co-production - Dusk at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 29 Oct 2014Nestled together in the heart of a forest, a group of creatures with furry tails are watching and waiting for someone to arrive.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Westgate Parks Spooktacular Ghost Tour at Westgate GardensWed 29 Oct 2014Join John Hippisley from Canterbury Ghost Tours on a one off special Halloween guided walk. Starting outside Tower House in the Westgate Gardens wander through the Parks hearing ghostly tales linked to the Parks rich history!

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Freddy Kempf at The Shirley HallWed 29 Oct 2014Freddy Kempf is an explosive and physical performer as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Norma Winstone and Gwylim Simcock at St Peter's Methodist ChurchWed 29 Oct 2014Norma Winstone (vocals) Gwylim Simcock (piano) Performing an evening of jazz.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

University Chamber Choir at St Gregory's Centre for MusicWed 29 Oct 2014The University’s flagship choir, conducted by David Allinson, presents superb choral music drawn from the Renaissance to the present day, with vocal solos showcasing best current students.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

The Canterbury Laureates at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeWed 29 Oct 2014For the past four years, with support from Canterbury City Council, the Festival has appointed a Laureate to champion the spoken and written word in Canterbury, and to create new work in response to the City.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Jessica Fellowes at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeWed 29 Oct 2014Author, journalist and broadcaster Jessica Fellowes is the niece of Downton’s creator, Julian Fellowes, with two world-wide companion bestsellers to her credit.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Hot Potato Syncopators at Festival SpiegeltentWed 29 Oct 2014A surefire hit with audiences everywhere, The Hot Potato Syncopators are the funniest, jazziest and best dressed comedy band in the Empire!

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

The Magical El Baldiniho presents Totes Amazebald! at Festival SpiegeltentWed 29 Oct 2014Comedy magician and general goofball El Baldiniho is back with his latest hour of under-rehearsed magic japes.

29 October 2014 to 29 October 2014

Terry and Gerry at The Union Coffee HouseWed 29 Oct 2014Terry and Gerry Reunion Tour.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

A Fevered Sleep and Younf Vic co-production - Dusk at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 30 Oct 2014Nestled together in the heart of a forest, a group of creatures with furry tails are watching and waiting for someone to arrive.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Composers' Competition at St Gregory's Centre for MusicThu 30 Oct 2014Showcasing the wide diversity of composition within the Department of Music and Performing Arts, from chamber music to songwriting, surround sound installations and more.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

An Audience with Henry Sandon: A Valuation Session at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeThu 30 Oct 2014In an exclusive event in association with Festival Sponsor The Canterbury Auction Galleries, pottery and porcelain expert Henry Sandon will discuss and value a number of antiques chosen from those contributed by the audience.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Henry Sandon: Potaholic at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeThu 30 Oct 2014On track as a career musician and broadcaster, Henry Sandon became a self-confessed Potaholic upon discovering Medieval and Roman pottery in his garden.

29 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Cirque du Cabaret at Festival SpiegeltentWed 29 - Thu 30 Oct 2014London’s longest running cabaret show Cirque du Cabaret (formerly The Tassel Club) comes to Canterbury for the first time.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

The Country Owl and the City Squirrel at Festival SpiegeltentThu 30 Oct 2014Tony the Owl lives in the countryside. He’s really happy in his little garden until Joe and Charlotte turn up. They’ve moved from the city for a quieter life and to make matters worse, they’ve brought Mike the Squirrel with them.

30 October 2014 to 30 October 2014

Mat Ricardo: Showman at Festival SpiegeltentThu 30 Oct 2014The Gentleman Juggler returns to Canterbury by popular demand after his performance in Gilded Lili's Variety Show last year.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

A Fevered Sleep and Younf Vic co-production - Dusk at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 31 Oct 2014Nestled together in the heart of a forest, a group of creatures with furry tails are watching and waiting for someone to arrive.

15 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

In Here Out There at Canterbury CathedralWed 15 - Fri 31 Oct 2014Sculpture at Canterbury Cathedral This exhibition brings together a variety of artists that have an academic association with the city of Canterbury.

24 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

String Fever at The Shirley HallFri 31 Oct 2014This is no ordinary show. The Quartet comprises brothers Giles, Ralph, Neal and their cousin Graham, who perform their unique style of music on five and six string custom built electric violins, viola and cello.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Scratch Orchestra at Sidney Cooper GalleryFri 31 Oct 2014The Canterbury Scratch orchestra is a student collective interested in an open approach to improvising music.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

'Le jardin feerique': Piano Duets at St Gregory's Centre for MusicFri 31 Oct 2014Christ Church staff accompanists, David Knotts and Helen Crayford, celebrate the world of four hands at one piano in a varied programme of music by Schubert, Ravel, Debussy and Walton.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Gruesome Canterbury Tales...Fri 31 Oct 2014And Other Interesting Stuff. Canterbury history, including gruesome events, ghosts etc. Leader: Lenny Clark

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Jonathan Miller: Subsequent Performances at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeFri 31 Oct 2014Jonathan Miller is regularly described as a genius, a polymath or Renaissance man – so multifarious are his interests and talents. His medical career was unexpectedly interrupted by the success of the radio show Beyond the Fringe.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

'Still the Beating of My Heart' at Charlton Park FoundationFri 31 Oct 2014Classic Ghost Stories retold & adapted by Alice Knapton & Venetia Twigg. This uniquely creepy show takes the audience further into a world of darkness and lost souls and will have them looking over their shoulders for days to come!

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Coffee Time Jazz One at Festival SpiegeltentFri 31 Oct 2014Every Monday and Friday during the Festival, the Spiegeltent hosts music concerts in conjunction with the Festival’s Principal Sponsor, Canterbury Christ Church University.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Gentlemen of Few at Festival SpiegeltentFri 31 Oct 2014Gentlemen of Few are Elliott Norris, Reece Forward, Jarrod Piner and Kit Evans, three of whom currently study Music Performance at Canterbury College.

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Stones & Bones at Festival SpiegeltentFri 31 Oct 2014Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014

Marcel Lucont at Festival SpiegeltentFri 31 Oct 2014As seen on Sky Atlantic's Set List, BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News and Live At The Electric, Marcel Lucont is the self-proclaimed best French comedian playing in Britain.

28 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby at The Marlowe TheatreTue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the glamorous 1920s as Northern Ballet brings F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to the stage.

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

I Offer You These Feet at Eastbridge HospitalSat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Sonia McNally and Liz Jones. Sculptural piece using steel, plaster and cast glass.

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Wood and Form 2014 at Eastbridge HospitalSat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Peter Leadbeater, Simon Jewell, Andrew Lapthorn, Jason Muteham, Jay Barton. An exhibition of beautifully crafted, unique, furniture, sculptures and photographs.

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Floral & Koi Fish Paintings: Annett E. Bank at WhitstableSat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014A solo exhibition of elegant koi fish, Whitstable beach scenes and semi-abstract flower paintings in a colourful, experssionist style. The Rose in Bloom Pub & Restaurant, 69 Joy Lane, Whitstable, CT5 4DD

27 September 2014 to 01 November 2014

John Copnall Paintings at Sidney Cooper GallerySat 27 Sep - Sat 1 Nov 2014The Sidney Cooper Gallery is proud to present a selection of works by acclaimed painter John Copnall (1928-2007).

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Canterbury FestivalSat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival, the largest festival of arts and culture in the region, and one of the most important cultural events in the South East.

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Story of the Crow: Irina Pavlova-McGahan at CanterburySat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Sounds of the flowers, songs of the trees and the whisper of the old crow you can find in Irina's work.

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Save the Children Art Postcard Exhibition & Sale at Lilford GallerySat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014160 local and national artists. Charity postcard sale in aid of Save the Children alongside a selection of artwork including paintings, ceramics and modern craft.

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Canterbury at Lilford GallerySat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Drawings and Paintings of Canterbury People by Andy Howe with accompanying sounds by Richard Kilner.

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Jolly Drawings at The Jolly SailorSat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014

26 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Canterbury at the BrunchSat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Canterbury at the Brunch - a selection of views in oils and water colours. Michael Hutchinson. A unique chance to enjoy views of Canterbury in oils and water colours, whilst sampling the delights of this independent coffee shop.

09 August 2014 to 02 November 2014

Taylor Wessing Photographic Protrait Prize 2013 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 9 Aug - Sun 2 Nov 2014A unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

01 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Armchair Artist Residency at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 1 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014Holder and Lamoon, practicing artists, will be working together to make new works in response to the eclectic objects to be found in the galleries.

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