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Here you will find information to help you start planning your trip to Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable. Information on how to get to Canterbury district, parking, getting around the district and maps are all available to make planning your trip easier. Why not visit the Canterbury Visitor Information Centre where our friendly and experienced staff can help you with a wealth of information about Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding area.

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01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

A Fevered Sleep and Younf Vic co-production - Dusk at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 1 Nov 2014Nestled together in the heart of a forest, a group of creatures with furry tails are watching and waiting for someone to arrive.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Canterbury Choral Society at Canterbury CathedralSat 1 Nov 2014Sir Willard White will provide an imposing and impressive dimension to the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Canterbury Cathedral this evening.

28 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby at The Marlowe TheatreTue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the glamorous 1920s as Northern Ballet brings F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to the stage.

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.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Archaeological Walk at Westgate GardensSat 1 Nov 2014Join Jake Weekes from Canterbury Archaeological Trust on a historical walk through the Westgate Parks, upstream from the urban to the rural, and back in time.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Dr Phil Hammond 'Games to Play with Your Doctor' at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 1 Nov 2014Phil Hammond is a doctor, journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and comedian. He qualified as a GP in 1991 and currently works in a specialist NHS centre for children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Herne Bay Zombie CrawlSat 1 Nov 2014Join us for this free event that appeals to all ages, with entire families joining in, making for a brilliant atmosphere and helping us to raise money for Kent Air Ambulance.

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

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Sherlock Holmes & The Case Of The Christmas Carol at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 1 Nov 2014Literature’s favourite quirky detective is infused with the spirit of a crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge in this festive Victorian theatrical treat.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

The Angelus Alternatim at St Dunstan's ChurchSat 1 Nov 2014Short Angelus Service with alternatim organ/chant psalm for St Dunstan. Come and join rehearsal to sing with us at 11:00 (beginner-friendly!) or just listen at 12:00.

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).

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Workshops: Radical Painting at Sidney Cooper GallerySat 1 Nov 2014Charles Williams, painter, writer and lecturer on the Fine and Applied Art degree at CCCU, will lead a three day workshop exploring the principles of three important influences that shaped British Abstract Formalism.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Autumn Fairtrade Fair at St Peter's Methodist ChurchSat 1 Nov 2014Large selection of Fairtrade crafts, Christmas gifts, cards and food. Refreshments all day. Homemade soup lunches.

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.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Canterbury Knitting & Crochet Community EventSat 1 Nov 2014A social event - bring your projects and meet local knitters and crocheters, or learn these skills. Light refreshments, speakers tba.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

The Bigger Picture- Reflections upon the Great War at The ParrotSat 1 Nov 2014SaveAs Writers present a literary event to commemorate the centenary of the onset of the First World War.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

'Still the Beating of My Heart' at Charlton Park FoundationSat 1 Nov 2014Classic Ghost Stories retold & adapted by Alice Knapton & Venetia Twigg. This uniquely creepy show takes the audience further into a world of darkness and lost souls and will have them looking over their shoulders for days to come!

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

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Canterbury Cathedral Precincts at The Buttermarket SquareSat 1 Nov 2014Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. The towering Cathedral tempts us to neglect its immediate surroundings but its precincts contain much to interest and surprise. Leader: Maureen Ingram

18 October 2014 to 01 November 2014

Jolly Drawings at The Jolly SailorSat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov 2014

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Young Photographer Competition & Exhibition 2014 at Canterbury AcademySat 1 Nov 2014The three Rotary Clubs of Canterbury, Sunrise and Forest of Blean jointly sponsor and organise a photographic competition among the schools of Canterbury and surrounding district.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

The Five & the Prophecy of Prana at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSat 1 Nov 2014Set in modern Tokoy, The Five & the Prophecy of Prana sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga.

26 October 2014 to 01 November 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.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Danny & the Champions of the World at Festival SpiegeltentSat 1 Nov 2014Danny & the Champions of the World has always been a pretty loose collection of great musicians, songwriters, stowaways and adventurers.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Late Night at the Spiegeltent at Festival SpiegeltentSat 1 Nov 2014Why not stay on after Danny & the Champions of the World for Late Night at the Spiegeltent – DJs will play a great mix of tunes from across the genres so come and dance the night away in the Spiegeltent!

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Baby Loves Halloween Disco at Festival SpiegeltentSat 1 Nov 2014After last year’s sell-out event, Baby Loves Disco is back with Boogie Halloween! Get on the dance floor for some shiny happy toddler-friendly Halloween fun, with prizes for the most groovy Halloween outfits.

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Tina C: The Empire Strikes Back at Festival SpiegeltentSat 1 Nov 2014Country music singer and comedienne Tina C is one of the entertainment greats, with songs like If You Can’t Live Without Me (Why Weren’t You Dead When I Met You?).

01 November 2014 to 01 November 2014

Flight: Patricia Wilson Smith at St Mary's ChurchSat 1 Nov 2014An installation in remembrance of 346 soldiers of the First World War whose stories cannot be told.

02 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

tutti frutti - The Princess and the Pea at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 2 Nov 2014In this new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale.

02 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

Chris Ramsey at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 2 Nov 2014Following a sell-out spring run, Celebrity Juice regular and star of BBC Two's Hebburn extends his tour into autumn 2014.

25 October 2014 to 02 November 2014

Home Front, Whitstable 1914-18 at Whitstable Museum and GallerySat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014Exploring life on the British home front 1914-18 through original posters, cartoon artworks and popular arts and souvenirs.

02 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

Luka Bloom at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeSun 2 Nov 2014With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists.

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.

02 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

Glyndebourne - The Cunning Little Vixen (recorded) at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 2 Nov 2014Perhaps the only opera to be inspired by a newspaper cartoon strip.

02 November 2014 to 02 November 2014

The Five & the Prophecy of Prana at Colyer-Fergusson BuildingSun 2 Nov 2014Set in modern Tokoy, The Five & the Prophecy of Prana sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga.

03 November 2014 to 03 November 2014

Cafe Live - The Fez Comedy Club at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 3 Nov 2014The Fez Comedy Club proudly presents a stellar night of star spangled comedy.

03 November 2014 to 03 November 2014

Lecture Series: Geometric Abstraction at Sidney Cooper GalleryMon 3 Nov 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.

04 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

La finta giardiniera at The Marlowe TheatreTue 4 Nov 2014The second new production arriving direct from the 2014 festival, Mozart contrives dazzling music around a plot which alternates between high comedy and serious drama.

04 November 2014 to 04 November 2014

Comic Book Club at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreTue 4 Nov 2014For current, new and lapsed lovers of comics and graphic novels. Geek it up, talk comics and help add to the club's reading list. Over 18s.

05 November 2014 to 05 November 2014

La traviata at The Marlowe TheatreWed 5 Nov 2014Transferring direct from Glyndebourne's renowned summer Festival, a new production of Verdi's masterpiece - the story of a 'fallen woman' who, in the shadow of death, grasps life and lives it to the full.

05 November 2014 to 05 November 2014

Five Deaths And A Happy Ending at The Marlowe TheatreWed 5 Nov 2014Opera for primary schools.

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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