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.


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We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions
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29 January 2015 to 29 January 2015

Martin Carthy at The Marlowe TheatreThu 29 Jan 2015Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014.

29 January 2015 to 29 January 2015

Victorian and Edwardian Schooldays at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 29 Jan 2015Discover the fascinating story of life in the classroom over 100 years ago, with local historian Peter Ewart, including discipline, the curriculum, teaching methods and punishments!

29 January 2015 to 29 January 2015

Royal Opera House - Andrea Chenier (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 29 Jan 2015Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet Andre Chenier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794.

29 January 2015 to 29 January 2015

ROH: Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier (NC) at Curzon CanterburyThu 29 Jan 2015New Production. Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier(1896) presents a fictionalized account of the last years of the French poet André Chénier, guillotined during the Reign of Terror in 1794.

30 January 2015 to 30 January 2015

Osborne & What's Birdy at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 30 Jan 2015A moving story of friendship and family, dreams and survival, exploring the effects of war, notions of sanity and one man's obession with birds

30 January 2015 to 30 January 2015

Jumping Beaneys - Noddy, Big Ears and Friends at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 30 Jan 2015Enjoy a Noddy story, a fun interactive tour of the Enid Blyton special exhibition and a creative Enid Blyton inspired art or craft activity.

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 31 Jan 2015These three yummy yarns which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours.

20 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Jersey Boys at The Marlowe TheatreTue 20 - Sat 31 Jan 2015The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys, is touring the UK and Ireland for the very first time. This smash hit musical has won 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Hansel & Gretel at The Marlowe TheatreSat 31 Jan 2015Hunger - gnaws at the stomach like a dog on a bone. If only.. if only there were a cake.. a cake as big as a house!

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Kent Mammal Identification at WildwoodSat 31 Jan 2015Learn how to identify our larger mammals from their tracks, signs and sightings. Includes a tour of Wildwood to see some of the animals in the flesh and a close up examination of skins, skulls and antlers.

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Stepping Out 2 Night at The Kings HallSat 31 Jan 2015Come and enjoy a social evening of Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango and Sequence dancing.

27 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableTue 27 - Sat 31 Jan 2015The Lindley Players are proud to present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, written by Ben Crocker. When the Evil Queen discovers that she is about to be ousted as the "fairest of them all" what is she to do?

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Myths, Magic and Midnight Feasts at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 31 Jan 2015Take part in fun creative activities inspired by the stories of Enid Blyton including storytelling, art workshops and family trails, also visit the magical and interactive Enid Blyton exhibition.

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Tinker Bell & The Legend of The Never Beast 3D (U) at Gulbenkian CinemaSat 31 Jan 2015Tink and friends encounter a strange, toothy, green-eyed beast in their latest magical adventure!

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

The Fujita piano trio at St John's Methodist ChurchSat 31 Jan 2015Megumi Fujita (piano) Honoka Fujita (cello) Arisa Fujita (violin) Beethoven: Piano trio in B flat 'Archduke' Haydn: Piano Trio in C major Hob XV:27 Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor Op. 15

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Met Opera Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann (NC) at Curzon CanterburySat 31 Jan 2015Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title.

30 January 2015 to 01 February 2015

Big Eyes (tbc) at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 30 Jan - Sun 1 Feb 2015Tim Burton's latest, a hugely enjoyable biopic, tells the story of artist Margaret Keane were fraudulently claimed by her husband Walter as his own work in the 50s and 60s.

20 January 2015 to 01 February 2015

Open Photography Show at Beach Creative Community Arts CentreTue 20 Jan - Sun 1 Feb 2015We are pleased to announce Beach Creative's first ever Open Photography Show from 20 January to 1 February 2015.

30 January 2015 to 05 February 2015

Testament of Youth (15) (Live event with BFI) at Gulbenkian CinemaFri 30 Jan - Thu 5 Feb 2015Adapted from Vera Brittain's classic memoir, famed for its vivid portrayal of a generation lost to WWI and as a young woman's account of her life at a time of tumultuous change.

24 January 2015 to 08 February 2015

The Beaney Broadsheet at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 24 Jan - Sun 8 Feb 2015The Beaney Broadsheet: a newspaper collaboration between Sara Wicks and members of the public

27 January 2015 to 28 February 2015

Exhibition: Tania Kovats at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 27 Jan - Sat 28 Feb 2015Tania Kovats practice moves between processes that intertwine, looking, documenting and making that unfold a deep fascination of the natural world and meeting points between landscape and seascape.

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.

31 January 2015 to 19 April 2015

Mystery, Magic and Midnight feasts at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 31 Jan - Sun 19 Apr 2015Mystery, Magic and Midnight feasts, the many adventures of Enid Blyton

01 January 2015 to 30 April 2015

Armchair Artist Residency at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 1 Jan - Thu 30 Apr 2015Our new Armchair Artist is Nicky Thompson, who will be in residence between January and April, exploring the Beaney, using the experience to take her creative writing practice in fascinating new directions.

27 November 2015 to 10 January 2016

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at The Marlowe TheatreFri 27 Nov 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016The greatest pantomime of them all.

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