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01 July 2015 to 15 October 2015

Kent Wheel at University of Kent Wed 1 Jul - Thu 15 Oct 2015Enjoy panoramic views of the city of Canterbury and see from coast-to-coast, spotting local landmarks including Canterbury Cathedral and the Maunsell Sea Forts at Whitstable.

17 October 2015 to 17 October 2015

A Speech of Birds at The Blean WoodsSat 17 Oct 2015RSPB & Victoria Field Use Blean Woods as inspiration for poetry. We will write en route, weather permitting. Bring a notebook and pen. Leader: Nick Covarr

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Art in BridgeSat 10 Oct 2015Art in Bridge 2015 Exhibition at Bridge Village Hall, High Street, Bridge.

11 October 2015 to 11 October 2015

Art in BridgeSun 11 Oct 2015Art in Bridge 2015 Exhibition at Bridge Village Hall, High Street, Bridge.

17 October 2015 to 17 October 2015

Gruesome Canterbury Tales and History at Westgate TowersSat 17 Oct 2015Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd. Gruesome tales of historic Canterbury with ghost stories. Leader: Lenny Clark Hazards: Come cobblestones, narrow pavements, grass but mainly paved areas.

03 October 2015 to 03 October 2015

Harvest Barn Dance at St Peter's ChurchSat 3 Oct 2015Harvest Barn Dance on Saturday 3rd October. Please bring your own picnic and drinks. (Hotdogs will be available to buy).

03 October 2015 to 03 October 2015

Waverley - Great Days Out from Whitstable at Whitstable HarbourSat 3 Oct 2015Great days out from Whitstable. Celebrating 40 years of preservation. Fridays September 25 and October 9. Steam through Tower Bridge. Depart 11:00. Back by coach from London 19.30

09 October 2015 to 09 October 2015

Waverley - Great Days Out from Whitstable at Whitstable HarbourFri 9 Oct 2015Great days out from Whitstable. Celebrating 40 years of preservation. Fridays September 25 and October 9. Steam through Tower Bridge. Depart 11:00. Back by coach from London 19.30

17 October 2015 to 17 October 2015

Club Spiegel at Festival SpiegeltentSat 17 Oct 2015DJ Labellerouge will be playing a great mix of tunes from across the genres including funk, soul and disco and some modern classics for you to enjoy.

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Scarecrow Trail at Westgate GardensSat 10 Oct 2015Members of the public, local schools and businesses have joined together to create Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes. Follow them on a trail through the Westgate Parks and don't forget to vote for your favourite!

28 September 2015 to 04 October 2015

Di Long at Bay ART GalleryMon 28 Sep - Sun 4 Oct 2015Di Long - fascinating photos.

05 October 2015 to 11 October 2015

Herne Bay Allotments - Photographic Club at Bay ART GalleryMon 5 - Sun 11 Oct 2015Herne Bay Allotments - Photographic Club.

17 October 2015 to 17 October 2015

Gateway to the Countryside at Westgate GardensSat 17 Oct 2015The Canterbury Ramblers. Discover Canterbury's rich, varied and historic countryside by way of dedicated footpaths leading from the very heart of the City. Leader: Cliff Huggett

12 October 2015 to 12 October 2015

Herne Bay Allotments - Art Club at Bay ART GalleryMon 12 Oct 2015Herne Bay Allotments - Art Club

08 October 2015 to 08 October 2015

Annual Cathedral Archives and Library Lecture at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeThu 8 Oct 2015Restoration or Renaissance? Cathedral libraries after 1660. Talk by Dr Sheila Hingley.

17 October 2015 to 31 October 2015

Canterbury FestivalSat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival and attracts over 60,000 visitors every year to 200 events in two weeks.

05 October 2015 to 05 October 2015

Royal Opera House - Le nozze di Figaro (live) at Gulbenkian CinemaMon 5 Oct 2015Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart's genius at its most lively and delightful.

15 October 2015 to 15 October 2015

NT Live - Hamlet (12A) at Gulbenkian CinemaThu 15 Oct 2015Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015

The 2015 Cathedral Open Evening at Canterbury CathedralTue 6 Oct 2015Visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at a number of skilled crafts including applying gold leaf, carving stone, and brass rubbing.Free guided and audio tours will be on offer and there will be visits to the private Chapels.

09 October 2015 to 09 October 2015

Recital for Flue, Soprano and Piano at Canterbury CathedralFri 9 Oct 2015Performed by: Patrick Williams - flute, Joanna Norman - Soprano and Stephen Barlow - Piano.

26 September 2015 to 15 November 2015

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 26 Sep - Sun 15 Nov 2015The British Wildlife Photography Awards showcase the work of both amateur and professional photographers who have captured the beauty and diversity of British wildlife.

12 September 2015 to 08 November 2015

Canterbury Catch Club: its music and musicians at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 12 Sep - Sun 8 Nov 2015Canterbury Catch Club met from 1779 to 1865, offering members a convivial evening of music, food, drink and tobacco, followed by the witty catches popular in England for centuries.

19 September 2015 to 04 October 2015

Canterbury Oast Trust at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 19 Sep - Sun 4 Oct 2015This exhibition is a collaborative and eclectic collection of unique pieces with the theme of the journey of a creative process developing through material, collaboration, friendship and ideas into a beautiful object.

10 October 2015 to 25 October 2015

Kent Potters Association at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 10 - Sun 25 Oct 2015The Front Room hosts the Kent Potters Association annual selling exhibition. The show features an eclectic selection of beautiful ceramics including decorative sculpture for the garden and home as well as functional dishes and vessels.

15 October 2015 to 15 October 2015

Bryan Faussett - Antiquary Extraordinary at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 15 Oct 2015Local historian, genealogist and author Dr David Wright will be talking about the life and career of Bryan Faussett, C18th antiquary and archaeologist who made many important discoveries in Kent.

06 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Wuthering Heights at The Marlowe TheatreTue 6 - Sat 10 Oct 2015A ballet version of the romantic masterpiece.

29 September 2015 to 03 October 2015

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks at The Marlowe TheatreTue 29 Sep - Sat 3 Oct 2015A show based on the phenomenally successful Horrible Histories books.

30 September 2015 to 03 October 2015

Horrible Histories: Incredible Invaders at The Marlowe TheatreWed 30 Sep - Sat 3 Oct 2015A show based on the phenomenally successful Horrible Histories books.

01 October 2015 to 01 October 2015

Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler at The Marlowe TheatreThu 1 Oct 2015The star of Mock The Week.

09 October 2015 to 09 October 2015

Elves And The Shoemaker at The Marlowe TheatreFri 9 Oct 2015After the sell-out success of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs, and the TV adaptations for CBeebies, Northern Ballet presents their latest ballet for children, Elves And The Shoemaker.

03 October 2015 to 03 October 2015

Simon Munnery: And Nothing But at The Marlowe TheatreSat 3 Oct 2015Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery offers up a new stand-up show.

04 October 2015 to 04 October 2015

Nina Conti: In Your Face at The Marlowe TheatreSun 4 Oct 2015The British Comedy Award-winner.

13 October 2015 to 14 October 2015

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at The Marlowe TheatreTue 13 - Wed 14 Oct 2015Ballet as you have never seen it before.

15 October 2015 to 16 October 2015

Macbeth: Blood Will Have Blood at The Marlowe TheatreThu 15 - Fri 16 Oct 2015Shakespeare for schools.

15 October 2015 to 15 October 2015

Show Of Hands at The Marlowe TheatreThu 15 Oct 2015One of the acoustic roots scene’s major players.

16 October 2015 to 16 October 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreFri 16 Oct 2015Classical Encounters.

09 October 2015 to 09 October 2015

Pss Pss at The Marlowe TheatreFri 9 Oct 2015A grown-up clown show from a multi-award winning international company.

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Martin Stephenson And The Daintees at The Marlowe TheatreSat 10 Oct 2015A night of beautifully crafted songs.

02 October 2015 to 02 October 2015

Patrick Kielty - Help at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 2 Oct 2015Patrick Kielty returns to his stand up roots with a brand new show. But he can't do it on his own - he needs your help.

01 October 2015 to 01 October 2015

The Litvinenko Project at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 1 Oct 2015The day Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned, told through the cups of tea he drank that day.

04 October 2015 to 04 October 2015

Chris Ramsey - All Growed Up at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 4 Oct 2015Following sell-out runs of his last three UK tours, Chris is back with a brand new show for 2015.

06 October 2015 to 06 October 2015

The Noise Next Door on Tour at Gulbenkian TheatreTue 6 Oct 2015The unstoppable comedy juggernaut that is The Noise Next Door are turning up the volume for their third national tour!

07 October 2015 to 07 October 2015

Pocket Merchant at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 7 Oct 2015Propeller presents Pocket Merchant. Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Pocket-size.

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

YolanDa Brown at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 10 Oct 2015Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown brings some sunshine to the Solihull Jazz Fest with a special set titled "Reggae Love Songs".

14 October 2015 to 14 October 2015

James Acaster - Represent at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 14 Oct 2015Running his mouth off about a bunch of stuff nobody even cares about – it's James Acaster. Nifty. Snazzy. 30 years old.

11 October 2015 to 11 October 2015

White Slate - Your Fragrant Phantom at Gulbenkian TheatreSun 11 Oct 2015In a life immortalised in fiction, F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald roared through the Jazz Age where dresses were shorter and liquor flowed longer.

16 October 2015 to 16 October 2015

The Edge at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 16 Oct 2015Award-winning theatre company Transport returns with a multi-media sea saga.

12 October 2015 to 12 October 2015

A Midsummer Night's Dream (recorded) at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 12 Oct 2015From the director of The Lion King, Julie Taymor (Frida, The Magic Flute), comes a cinematic experience of the much heralded and sold-out production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

09 October 2015 to 09 October 2015

Flight Brigade at Gulbenkian TheatreFri 9 Oct 2015BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson have championed the band who have supported Dry The River, Stornoway, King Charles and Seth Lakeman.

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

Canterbury postcard & Collectors Fair at Westgate HallSat 10 Oct 2015Dealers selling Postcards, Stamps, Playing Cards, Militaria, Coins, Cigarette Cards, Books, Breweriana, Ephemera, Antiques and Small Collectables etc.

03 October 2015 to 04 October 2015

Craft and Gift Fair at The Kings HallSat 3 - Sun 4 Oct 2015A selection of the finest crafts and gifts Kent has to offer, with unique items to buy plus everything you need to start making crafts yourself.

10 October 2015 to 10 October 2015

An Evening of Burlesque (18) at The Kings HallSat 10 Oct 2015Join the biggest burlesque stars from arounf the world on one stage!

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