Privacy Policy

Data Protection Act 1998

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you.

We will only use personal information you supply to us for the reason that you provided it for.
We will only hold your information for as long as necessary to fulfil that purpose.
We will not pass your information to any other parties (including other Council departments) unless this is made clear to you at the time you supplied it.
All employees and contractors who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect your confidentiality.

Cookies and IP addresses

A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. We do use cookies to make it easier for you to complete on-line forms and questionnaires but these are only temporary and do not identify you or your visit to our site. However, the computers which host our website do maintain site logs which include the IP address details of all machines accessing our pages. This enables us to monitor website usage so we can

See which pages are the most popular
See which pages are seldom or never visited
See how extensively the Council Website is used
Any IP information is treated as strictly confidential and is not published or divulged to any third party.

1. Information we may collect from you

1. We may collect and process the following data about you:

1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our service and any additional, posting material, contributions or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us and when you report a problem with our Website.

2. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

3. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

4. Details of transactions you carry out through our Website.

5. Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

2. IP addresses and cookies

1) We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

2) For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used to make our Website work and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

(a) To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

(b) To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests.

(c) To speed up your searches.

(d) To recognise you when you return to our Website.

3) The cookies used on our Website are:

(a) ASP.NET_SessionId - This cookie is essential for the operation and navigation of the website. The cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(b) ASPSESSIONIDS******* - This cookie is used to report website 404 errors to our website host. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

(c) _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz - These cookies are used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

(d) dmsTPC - This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of Google Analytics cookies on the Visit Canterbury website. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

4) Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

5) This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

6) We may embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

7) We may display either (or both) of the following widgets:

(a) Feed widgets (widgets that display a feed from our social network page). These widgets do not create a cookie.

(b) Sharing widgets (widgets such as Facebook Like, Twitter Share or AddThis) which enable you to share content of Visit Canterbury website to your friends or followers. By default these do not create a cookie until you have clicked on the graphic or icon representing the sharing network you would like to use. By clicking the graphic or icon you consent to transmitting data to the respective social network.
Facebook's privacy policy on social plugins:
Twitter's privacy policy on cookies and information sharing:
AddThis' privacy policy on cookies and information sharing:

3. Where we store your personal data

As our servers are located in the United Kingdom, the data that we collect from you is obtained, processed, stored and transmitted in compliance with data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998 and European Directive 95/46 and 2002/58. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

4. Uses made of the information

1) We use information held about you in the following ways:

(a) To ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

(b) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

(c) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into through our Website.

(d) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

(e)To notify you about changes to our service.

(f) To regularly update you about our services and promotions in Newsletters.

2) We may also use your data, or permit affiliates to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by email, text post or telephone.

3) Where we permit our affiliates to use your data, we (or they) will contact you only if you have consented to this.

4) We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

If you have any query about personal information that we may hold, please write to:

Janet Taylor
Deputy Head of Legal Services
Canterbury City Council
Military Road
Kent CT1 1YW


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Picture Credits

Images on this website have been sourced from Art Hewitt, Karen Kelly, Sue Robinson, Tim Stubbings (, Joanna Sword, Visit Kent, Historic River Tours Company, and Wildwood Trust Woodland and Discover Park. Tiger picture taken at Howletts. Cycling images © David Young (Sustrans). Duncan Down images © A clark. Whitstable Yacht Club image © Nick Champion. Rupert Bear™, © 2009 Classic Media Distribution Limited/Express Newspapers. Herne Bay Festival Image © Paul Spree. All Rights Reserved. Image thanks to Rupert Bear - Follow the Magic Magazine.


Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained on this website is correct and up to date, including hyperlinks to other organisations' websites. However, as the information on these sites is not maintained by the Council;

We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions
We do not necessarily endorse views or opinions expressed within these sites
We cannot guarantee that any of these external links will work all of the time
You can help maintain the quality of our links to external sites by letting us know if you find the content of any site unacceptable or offensive. Please contact us.

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What's On

 May 2015>

29 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Will Varley at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 29 May 2015Rambling folk singer Will Varley, who last year walked over 500 miles along England's south coast with a guitar on his back, is gearing up for the release of his third album.

29 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony In Gammon #Major at The Marlowe TheatreFri 29 May 2015Critically acclaimed comedian Paul Foot comes to Canterbury. Heralded by critics, Paul's previous tours have been showered with five star reviews and nominations, credited as masterful (Scotsman) and ingenious (The Australian Herald Sun).

29 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Take A Tour! at The Marlowe TheatreFri 29 May 2015Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at The Marlowe Theatre!

29 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Wolves' Birthday Bash! at WildwoodFri 29 May 2015It's our wolves' birthday so make wolf crafts and visit their enclosure while they enjoy their birthday cake.

29 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Hendrix and Cream by Voodoo Room at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreFri 29 May 2015Formed in late 2011, this London-based classic rock trio focus on the 1960s to pay homage to American guitarist/singer/songwriter Hendrix, and the British rock supergroup Cream.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Katherine Ryan - Glam Role Model at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 May 2015The fresh, often dangerously fierce pop-culture obsessed Canadian, was unaffected by publicized death threats and survived the world's first crack smoking mayor.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

TEDxUniversityofKent - Milestones at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 May 2015TEDxUniversityofKent is a day-long conference of stimulating talks and performances devoted to spreading ideas and sparking conversation. Please note that this event will be filmed.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Open Gardens 2015 at Canterbury CathedralSat 30 May 2015For one weekend the private gardens of the Cathedral will be open to view as part of the National Garden Scheme.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Grand Organ Recital at Canterbury CathedralSat 30 May 2015Performed by: Tom Bell and Richard Brasier - International recital duo

26 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

The Pirates Of Penzance at The Marlowe TheatreTue 26 - Sat 30 May 2015Packed with merriment, mayhem and memorable music. Young or old, a G&S buff or new to the genre, this show is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get you humminh along to some really great tunes.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

The Marlowe Comedy Cabaret at The Marlowe TheatreSat 30 May 2015Our comedy and variety night brings you top stand-up comedy acts and a few surprises!

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids (6+yrs) at The Marlowe TheatreSat 30 May 2015Comedy but without the rude words! A show which might or might not discuss lollipop ladies, quantum chromatic disruption machines and tartan badgers.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Take A Tour! at The Marlowe TheatreSat 30 May 2015Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at The Marlowe Theatre!

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

The Big Blue Tea Party at The Marlowe TheatreSat 30 May 2015Join us for an afternoon tea as we wave off Big Blue after another fabulous festival!

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Kent Refugee Help Annual Meeting at CanterburySat 30 May 2015Kent Refugee Help invites you to a Positive Conversation about Migration. Join us is solidarity with Refugees and Migrants.

23 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Finale Exhibition at Bay ART GallerySat 23 - Sat 30 May 2015Finale Exhibition of work created during the festival, display of historical children's authors and illustrators linked with Herne Bay. Free activities all week.

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Little Monster Costume Workshops & Parade at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 30 May 2015Little Monster Costume Workshops and The Big Monster Parade! (Age 3 to 11)

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Moomin and Midsummer Madness (U) at Gulbenkian CinemaSat 30 May 2015Everyone's favourite Finnish fictional cartoon creatures, the endearing Moomins, find themselves on the big screen in this utterly delightful film.

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

The Journey Home at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 31 May 2015Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting...

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Open Gardens 2015 at Canterbury CathedralSun 31 May 2015For one weekend the private gardens of the Cathedral will be open to view as part of the National Garden Scheme.

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

With Laughing Song and Merry Dance at The Marlowe TheatreSun 31 May 2015The Marlowe Friends Committee presents With Laughing Song and Merry Dance. An evening to delight fans of Gilbert and Sullivan.

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

A-May-Zing Madagascar Half Term at Howletts Wild Animal ParkSat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015Visitors to Howletts Wild Animal Park, one of Kent's most popular visitor attractions, this May half term - Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 31st May 2015, can enjoy a host of free activities, games, animal talks and feeds.

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

LDN Wrestling at The Kings HallSun 31 May 2015LDN Wrestling are power-slamming their way back to Herne Bay for more spectacular pro-wrestling action!

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

02 April 2015 to 31 May 2015

Letting in the Light: Ben Sands, a retrospective at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 2 Apr - Sun 31 May 2015Special exhibition exploring the wonderful and distinctive work of East Kent printmaker Ben Sands and his Shoestring Press, from the 1940s onwards.

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Childrens Festival Drop-in activities at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015Drop into the Marlowe Theatre foyer, the Beaney and Canterbury Roman Museum to enjoy fun, creative activities on the theme of animals, monsters and mythical beasts, including art and craft activities.

02 April 2015 to 31 May 2015

Catching Lives – City Ciphers: an installation at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 2 Apr - Sun 31 May 2015For the City Ciphers arts project, clients at Catching Lives open centre for homeless people in Canterbury worked with community artists to create an intriguing city trail.

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

The Clangers are Coming! at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015Count down to the launch of the new Clangers TV series with an outer space gallery trail and drop in creative activities, including balloon rocket making and Clangers art.

23 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

NT Live - Man and Superman at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 31 May 2015Ralph Finnes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic.

29 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

The Falling (15) at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 29 - Sun 31 May 2015Carol Morley's eagerly awaited follow-up to her superb Dreams of a Life is a beguiling insight into the agitated fever of teenage girlhood.

29 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 29 - Sun 31 May 2015Shifting between dreams and reality, Roy Andersson explores man's inhumanity to man in a provocative, disturbing film that works as a searing, tragicomic indictment of our times.

20 May 2015 to 02 June 2015

Another Touch of Colour at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 20 May - Tue 2 Jun 2015A show by artists from south-east Kent who exhibit individually and collectively. Their work is a mix of styles and media, some with a personal take on modernism, and the influence of other artists is a key factor.

27 May 2015 to 02 June 2015

Spring into Summer at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 27 May - Tue 2 Jun 2015Jean Markham Colourful artwork: paintings, prints and cards. Jean's inspiration comes from the countryside, animals, weather, mountains and sea and she paints in oils and acrylic.

09 May 2015 to 07 June 2015

Sense of Place at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 9 May - Sun 7 Jun 2015As part of The Beaney's Sixties Season students and staff from UCA Canterbury's Graphic Design department have created diverse graphic responses to one of the themes in the current Home and Away exhibition: a sense of place.

04 May 2015 to 28 June 2015

POST NUDE at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreMon 4 May - Sun 28 Jun 2015The Horsebridge Centre's quirkiest open exhibition returns by popular demand! We invite nude postcards to be popped into a regular postbox and sent to the centre. Entry guidelines are available at the front desk or on the website.

18 May 2015 to 23 August 2015

The Ancestors at Canterbury CathedralMon 18 May - Sun 23 Aug 2015This summer a collection of the Cathedral's earliest and most important examples of stained glass will go on public display. The Ancestors will exhibit a series of life-size figures representing the Ancestors of Christ.

09 May 2015 to 23 August 2015

Home and Away: Eduardo Paolozzi's General Dynamic at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 9 May - Sun 23 Aug 2015Bringing together two bodies of work by British artists from the second half of the 1960s. General Dynamic F.U.N. is one of Eduardo Paolozzi’s great print series and Tony Ray-Jones was drawing on the example of the new American photography.

28 May 2015 to 30 August 2015

Poet in Residence: Canterbury Roman Museum Thu 28 May - Sun 30 Aug 2015Gary Studley is a writer and visual artist with long-term connections to Canterbury.

28 May 2015 to 31 August 2015

Armchair Artist in Residence - Rob Turner at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 28 May - Mon 31 Aug 2015Rob will be making a series of new maps to form a local travelogue or living history inspired by the maps in The Beaney and Local Studies Collections.

01 April 2015 to 01 September 2015

New Park Trails! at Westgate GardensWed 1 Apr - Tue 1 Sep 2015Pick up our Spring and Summer trail sheets from the Canterbury Umbrella Centre, St. Peter's Street, Canterbury 10am - 3pm Monday - Saturday from 1st April to 1st September.

04 May 2016 to 04 May 2016

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