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The district’s attractions provide children with a wonderful opportunity to learn about our history, often with visual and hands-on activities and comprehensive educational packs.

Below we have a selection of school packs available for you to download.

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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

The Old Bones Trombone Choir at St Peter's Methodist ChurchMon 20 Oct 2014Kent's professional trombonists entertain you in a concert that showcases the uniquely brilliant and noble sound of a trombone choir.

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

Lady Luck Comedy Night at The Lady LuckMon 20 Oct 2014Canterbury's Premier Alternative Comedy Evening. Showcasing the new and talented Canterbury-based comedians, cutting edge / alternative comedy, and often both at the same time.

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

Scribble, Sketch learn to Draw - Introduction at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeTue 21 Oct 2014Learn to draw more accurately from observation, explore different methods and media and extend your drawing skills with artist Judith Anketell.

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.

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.

20 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

Definable Ether at The ParrotMon 20 - Wed 22 Oct 2014Three friends are on the run, and must face the consequences of their actions from a very unlikely source... No ghosts were harmed in the making of this dark comedy!

22 October 2014 to 22 October 2014

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

20 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

16 October 2014 to 25 October 2014

Horsebridge Art Auction Preview Exhibition at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreThu 16 - Sat 25 Oct 2014A fun and fund-raising evening! Artists have freely and generously given artworks to be auctioned to raise money for the Centre. Never bid before? Now's your chance to taste some auction adrenaline and maybe bag a masterpiece!

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.

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.

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

Fringe Features at Lilford GallerySat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014A visual-arts treat running throughout the whole Fringe Festival featuring video artist Erin Laurel Hayhow.

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

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.

08 August 2014 to 02 November 2014

Taylor Wessing Photographic Protrait Prize 2013 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 8 Aug - Sun 2 Nov 2014A unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

04 October 2014 to 09 November 2014

Canterbury at War at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 4 Oct - Sun 9 Nov 2014Students have studied archives and records to research for themselves what life was like for Canterbury residents during the First World War.

12 September 2014 to 19 December 2014

KCA Health Walks at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 12 Sep - Fri 19 Dec 2014Move to improve health walk caters for various levels of fitness and both experienced and new walkers are very welcome.

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.

06 September 2014 to 04 January 2015

Alternative Stories at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 6 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015A display of altered books crafted in response to an open call for artists to create works of art by modifying a book.

06 September 2014 to 04 January 2015

In Remembrance at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 6 Sep 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Images, objects and words from the First World War to commemorate the centenary of its outbreak, and the role played by local people, in particular Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses and The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

20 September 2014 to 31 March 2015

Kent Freemasonry and the First World War at Kent Museum of FreemasonrySat 20 Sep 2014 - Tue 31 Mar 2015A new temporary exhibition at Canterbury's Kent Museum of Freemasonry displays many items relating to The Great War and freemasonry that will be of interest to historians, anthropologists, genealogists and masons alike.

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