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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What's On

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16 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Cash On Delivery at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 16 - Sat 18 Apr 2015University of Kent Players present Cash On Delivery.

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Horsebridge Film: The Babadoook at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 18 Apr 2015This is a thriller about a widowed mother and her young son who are terrorised by a character that comes to life from a children's book.

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!

16 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Theatrecraft present Cash on Delivery at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableThu 16 - Sat 18 Apr 2015Michael Cooney's riotious farce has all the ingredients for rib-tickling hilarity offering a colourful selection of character roles.

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Rock The Roof at St Alphege ChurchSat 18 Apr 2015Three great rock bands - live and electric - in the great acoustic setting of St Alphege Church on Whitstable High Street. Tickets are £10 on the door. Licensed bar.

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

Tales, Tales & More Tales: writing short stories at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 18 Apr 2015Place, history, mystery and ghosts all feature in Maggie Harris' new collection of stories, 'In Margate by Lunchtime', set on the Isle of Thanet.

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

The Beaney Secret 7 Club at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 18 Apr 2015Come along to a series of art workshops linked to the Enid Blyton special exhibition run by community interest company/social enterprise aim4 Partnerships.

18 April 2015 to 18 April 2015

A Musical Celebration at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSat 18 Apr 2015A Musical Celebration with the Festival Chamber Orchestra.

19 April 2015 to 19 April 2015

Cara Dillion at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 19 Apr 2015County Derry born Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world.

17 April 2015 to 19 April 2015

Dinosaur Zoo at The Marlowe TheatreFri 17 - Sun 19 Apr 2015Dare to get up close and personal! Direct from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you've never see them before!

02 April 2015 to 19 April 2015

Easter Holiday Fun at Howletts Wild Animal ParkThu 2 - Sun 19 Apr 2015Visitors to Howletts Wild Animal Park, one of Kent's most affordable days out, are guaranteed to enjoy a cracking time this Easter holiday, when they take part in activities, games, crafts and more - all included in the cheaper day entry.

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

20 April 2015 to 20 April 2015

Curzon Curates: Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (12A) at Curzon CanterburyMon 20 Apr 2015Kumiko lives a humdrum life. Her only escape is an American movie she owns on a VHS tape about a hidden treasure somewhere in the Midwest.

21 April 2015 to 21 April 2015

Chrysanthemums at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 21 Apr 2015Mesmerising music and sensual dance, featuring Argentine Tango, presented by The Mirabai Project.

15 April 2015 to 21 April 2015

Art by the Sea IV at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 15 - Tue 21 Apr 2015Three artists from the same family: Mike and John paint gnerally in acrylic and this work relates to the sea and natural phenomena. Carol works mainly in stoneware clay incorporating glazes and stains, and firing her own work.

15 April 2015 to 21 April 2015

Peter and Linda J Smith at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 15 - Tue 21 Apr 2015Linda's work is inspired by light, shape and forms found in landscape. Through invention and process, the works evolve into compositions where colour predominates. Peter's themes are of marine forms.

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.

22 April 2015 to 22 April 2015

Curzon Curates: Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (12A) at Curzon CanterburyWed 22 Apr 2015Kumiko lives a humdrum life. Her only escape is an American movie she owns on a VHS tape about a hidden treasure somewhere in the Midwest.

23 April 2015 to 23 April 2015

Faulty Towers Dining Experience at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 23 Apr 2015Following a tremendous year that included sold-out seasons in Canada, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe, Australia's much feted tribute to the BBC's best-loved sitcom continues to tour the world.

23 April 2015 to 23 April 2015

Interstellar (12A) at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableThu 23 Apr 2015Interstellar is a sci-fi frama about an intergalactic space mission to seek a new home for mankind after survival on Earth is threatened.

23 April 2015 to 23 April 2015

An A-Z of the Beaney at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 23 Apr 2015Enjoy an entertaining, romp through the Beaney’s world collections with stories of alphabetical oddities from aardvarks, brain corals and cocos-de-mer, to x-rays, yaffles and Zeppelins!

24 April 2015 to 24 April 2015

Thomas Ashby, Nina Clark & Alice Heggie at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 24 Apr 2015Beautiful Town Music present a new monthly night in the Gulbenkian Cafe, featuring the best in bands and singer/songwriters.

24 April 2015 to 24 April 2015

Gods Are Fallen And All Saftey Gone at The Marlowe TheatreFri 24 Apr 2015One play. A lifetime of conversations. What happens when we discover that our parents are flawed human beings? And that at some point, sooner than we think, they are suddenly going to disappear from our lives?

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Grand Organ Recital at Canterbury CathedralSat 25 Apr 2015Performed by William Wallace - Canterbury Cathedral.

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

The Marlowe Comedy Cabaret at The Marlowe TheatreSat 25 Apr 2015Our comedy and variety night brings you top stand-up comedy acts and a few surprises!

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Folk In The Barn present Phil Beer at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 25 Apr 2015Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west country's award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Radio Arts Book Workshops at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 25 Apr 2015Join artists' collective Radio Arts for a free workshop running over two Saturdays, led by Magz Hall and Jim Backhouse.

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

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Met Opera Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci (NC) at Curzon CanterburySat 25 Apr 2015Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar (Giulio Cesare, Maria Stuarda, Il Trovatore), who sets the verismo action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian setting.

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Lila Dance - The Deluge at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015First there was a loud crack in the city, and then a shudder out to sea. Four people arrive in the safehouse.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Snakes, Frogs & Bugs! at WildwoodSun 26 Apr 2015Meet some Britain's very own reptiles and amphibians and the experts who study them.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Kent College: Hendel - Messiah at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSun 26 Apr 2015Kent College are delighted to be returning to the Colyer-Fergusson Hall for the third year running, this year to perform Handel’s Messiah.

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Photo Day at WildwoodTue 28 Apr 2015A day of wildlife photography with expert tuition from our resident photographer. Suitable for all levels and abilities. Gift vouchers also available.

22 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Sculptures and Prints at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 22 - Tue 28 Apr 2015Aysegul Coles and Ben Parsons. Wall sculpture and sculptures by Aysegul Coles plus woodcuts, etchings and engravings by artist printmaker Ben Parsons, inspired by travelling and portraiture.

22 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Scratching the Itch at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 22 - Tue 28 Apr 2015Apart New works from a group of artists who have met weekly in Rochester for many years to exchange ideas and explore making art together.

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

MA Creative Writing at Sidney Cooper GalleryTue 28 Apr 2015Students from Canterbury Christ Church University's MA in Creative Writing will read extracts from their prose fiction, offering a wide and wonderful range of styles and voices.

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Bach to Baby at St Peter's Methodist ChurchTue 28 Apr 2015Bach to Baby believes children can enjoy exceptional live classical music from their very earliest moments. So Canterbury families can expect outstanding musicians from the UK’s top concert stages performing for them.

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Lucia Gahlin on Creation Myth of Ancient Egypt at Friends' Meeting HouseTue 28 Apr 2015Ankh - East Kent Egyptology Society. Our next talk will be given by Lucia Gahlin on 'Creation Myth of Ancient Egypt' and will be held on Saturday 25th April 2015 from 2pmm until 4pm at not our usual venue but at The Friends Meeting House

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Canterbury Songwriters' Circle at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 29 Apr 2015Beautiful Town Music in association with Gulbenkian present Canterbury Songwriters' Circle.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Jasmin Vardimon presents JV2 2015 at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 29 Apr 2015This year's JV2, are a vibrant and fresh new group of 14 young international dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Midday Recital at Canterbury CathedralWed 29 Apr 2015Performed by The Choir Musart, Netherlands.

27 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

National Theatre Connections at The Marlowe TheatreMon 27 - Wed 29 Apr 2015We are proud to be part of Connections: the National Theatre's annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools.

01 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Sweepings from the Studio Floor at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 1 - Thu 30 Apr 2015Twenty small works on paper (mostly collages) and two larger watercolour and quill drawings by an artist who lives and works in Kent. 'Sweepings from the studio floor' was a phrase first used to describe the work of Max Ernst.

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.

07 April 2015 to 03 May 2015

Victorian and Edwardian Theatre Exhibition at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 7 Apr - Sun 3 May 2015This public exhibition launch marks the final assessment on the second-year Drama module 'Victorian and Edwardian Theatre'.

11 April 2015 to 04 May 2015

Animal Magic at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 11 Apr - Mon 4 May 2015Animal Magic: a celebration of birds, beasts and bugs!

29 April 2015 to 05 May 2015

Fusion One at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 29 Apr - Tue 5 May 2015Gail Robins Gail's vibrant abstract paintings draw from the various languages of abstraction, geometric, hard edge, expressionist etc. By a process of 'fusion', she looks to find something fresh.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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