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Canterbury Festival - 15 October to 5 November 2016

Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 70,000 visitors every year. The Festival brings internationally acclaimed artists to the city while also celebrating its home grown talent. A few highlights of this year included Luke Jerram's street piano project 'Play Me I'm Yours' which filled Canterbury with music as 10 pianos were placed around the city available to be played by visitors. The Spiegeltent returned for its third year, hosting family friendly events during the day and comedy, live music, circus and cabaret in the evening. The Cathedral was converted into a cinema to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Festival's commissioning of TS Eliot's 'Murder in the Cathedral'.

With over 200 events during the Festival fortnight, embracing theatre, music, comedy, circus, cabaret, art, sculpture, walks, talks and a whole division dedicated to science, there really is something for everyone.

The 2016 programme has been released. To find out more please visit www.canterburyfestival.co.uk

Upcoming Canterbury Festival Events

Autumn Exhibition

Autumn Exhibition

Sat 15 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival

Sat 15 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 2016

City Of The Imagination

City Of The Imagination

Sat 15 - Sat 22 Oct 2016

East Kent Artists' Open House

East Kent Artists' Open House

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Oct 2016

Jon Doran Approaching The Falls

Jon Doran

Sat 15 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 2016

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Lily Neill in Concert

Sat 15 Oct 2016

Lucy Skaer - Leonora

Lucy Skaer - Leonora

Sat 15 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 2016

Matisse and AG Sculptures

Matisse and AG Sculptures

Sat 15 Oct - Sat 5 Nov 2016

Roller Disco

Roller Disco

Sat 15 Oct 2016

Younome

Younome Exhibition

Sat 15 - Mon 31 Oct 2016

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Birdwatching Walk

Sun 16 Oct 2016

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Canterbury's Rivers

Sun 16 Oct 2016

Canterbury Cathedral © Nebulo Strata

Festival Evensong

Sun 16 Oct 2016

Track Record

Track Record

Sun 16 Oct 2016

  • musicians for Canterbury Festival

    Bursary Competition

  • Canterbury Festival brochure

    Canterbury Festival

  • screening of 'murder in the cathedral' inside canterbury cathedral

    Canterbury on Film: TS Eliots 'Murder in the Cathedral'

  • pianos being played as part of canterbury festival in the marlowe arcade

    Play Me I'm Yours © Tim Stubbings

  • Dare performing as part of Canterbury Festival

    Dare

  • people looking at glass in cases

    Glass Microbiology

  • Nicholas McCarthy with Kent Sinfonia at Canterbury Festival

    Nicholas McCarthy with Kent Sinfonia

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Canterbury Festival 2016 brochure front cover
Canterbury Festival
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