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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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  • Faulty Towers Dining Experience at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 2 Apr 2015Following a temendous year that included sold-out seasons in Canada, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe, Australia's musch feted tribute to the BBC's best-loved sitcom continues to tour the world.
    Rebecca at The Marlowe TheatreMon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2015Kneehigh are one of the world's most acclaimed theatre companies and their productions include the international hits Brief Encounter and Tristan and Yseult.
    Louise Bourgeois at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 10 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2015Exhibition: Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints
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  • Top Hat at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015Direct from its tremendous West End success, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design, this spectacular production returns to wow audiences once again.
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  • Top Hat at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015Direct from its tremendous West End success, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design, this spectacular production returns to wow audiences once again.
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01 April 2015 to 01 April 2015

Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaWed 1 Apr 2015A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, Mahagonny was first performed in Leipzig in 1930.

02 April 2015 to 02 April 2015

Faulty Towers Dining Experience at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 2 Apr 2015Following a temendous year that included sold-out seasons in Canada, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe, Australia's musch feted tribute to the BBC's best-loved sitcom continues to tour the world.

30 March 2015 to 04 April 2015

Rebecca at The Marlowe TheatreMon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2015Kneehigh are one of the world's most acclaimed theatre companies and their productions include the international hits Brief Encounter and Tristan and Yseult.

05 April 2015 to 05 April 2015

The Rat Pack Live at The Marlowe TheatreSun 5 Apr 2015During their 50s and 60s heyday they were the definition of cool.

05 April 2015 to 05 April 2015

Easter Sunday Lunch at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeSun 5 Apr 2015Bring the family and enjoy a special 3-course lunch with coffee in our restaurant. After lunch, there will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children (big or small) in the beautiful Campanile garden!

05 April 2015 to 06 April 2015

Easter Egg Trail at Mount Ephraim GardensSun 5 - Mon 6 Apr 2015Enjoy our special Easter egg trail and search for our giant hand-made wooden eggs hidden throughout the gardens. All hunters completing the trail will get some tasty Easter treats!

07 April 2015 to 07 April 2015

Performance Lecture: Moment's Notice at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 7 Apr 2015Moment's Notice: The Perception of Now in Musical Experience Dr Adam Linson

08 April 2015 to 08 April 2015

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted at The Marlowe TheatreWed 8 Apr 2015You may have seen him host Live At The Apollo or caught him trying to join the England squad as Premier League footballer Jason Bent. Contains adult themes and language.

09 April 2015 to 09 April 2015

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music at The Marlowe TheatreThu 9 Apr 2015The original sing-a-long-a is back in the 50th anniversary celebratory tour of the Julie Andrews film. Enjoy this classic film in full screen Technicolor with subtitles, live host and an interactive fun pack.

09 April 2015 to 09 April 2015

Sing-A-Long-Frozen at The Marlowe TheatreThu 9 Apr 2015A screening of Disney's Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Elsa and Anna.

10 April 2015 to 10 April 2015

An Evening Of Burlesque at The Marlowe TheatreFri 10 Apr 2015Britain's biggest show returns with an all-new, all-star cast. Join a riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Dress up and come to the cabaret. Suitable for 18yrs+

11 April 2015 to 11 April 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreSat 11 Apr 2015Nielsen’s sound-world is filled with the forests, seas and mesmerising shore-lines of his native Denmark.

11 April 2015 to 11 April 2015

Craft and Gift Fair at The Kings HallSat 11 Apr 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.

11 April 2015 to 11 April 2015

Canterbury postcard & Collectors Fair at Westgate HallSat 11 Apr 2015Dealers selling Postcards, Stamps, Playing Cards, Militaria, Coins, Cigarette Cards, Books, Breweriana, Ephemera, Antiques and Small Collectables etc.

10 March 2015 to 11 April 2015

Louise Bourgeois at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 10 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2015Exhibition: Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints

16 April 2015 to 16 April 2015

Canterbury Cantata Choir at St Gregory's Centre for MusicThu 16 Apr 2015Canterbury Cantata Choir, and choirs from Simon Langton Schools for Girls and Boys.

16 April 2015 to 16 April 2015

NT Live - The Hard Problem (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 16 Apr 2015Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his highly anticipated new play.

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Luther Vandross: The Tribute at The Kings HallSat 18 Apr 2015The late, great, soul legend was a one-off, but join Harry Cambridge as Luther Vandross at The King’s Hall and you won’t believe your ears!

22 April 2015 to 22 April 2015

Katherine Ryan - Glam Role Model at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 22 Apr 2015A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC 1's Live At The Apollo & Let's Dance for Comic Relief, BBC 2's Mock The Week, QI & Nevermind The Buzzcocks, C4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and more.

22 April 2015 to 22 April 2015

Reading Series: Catherine Hall at Sidney Cooper GalleryWed 22 Apr 2015Enjoy the gallery's current exhibition with a glass of wine before the event begins. Catherine Hall.

14 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Top Hat at The Marlowe TheatreTue 14 - Sat 25 Apr 2015Direct from its tremendous West End success, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design, this spectacular production returns to wow audiences once again.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Michael McHale (piano) at St John's Methodist ChurchSat 25 Apr 2015Michael McHale (piano) Sponsored by Gill Smyth

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Russell Watson at The Marlowe TheatreThu 30 Apr 2015An intimate evening with Russell Watson.

17 April 2015 to 16 May 2015

Cedric Christie: Massive Retrospective - Up To Now at Sidney Cooper GalleryFri 17 Apr - Sat 16 May 2015Cedric Christie’s work explores a broad range of cultural and art historical references, often using humour and irony as subtle vehicles of communication.

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