Welcome to the Canterbury Festival - Kent's International Arts Festival.
The 2012 Festival had a very successful two weeks. With no less than 20 sold-out events, 30,000 tickets sold and 70,000 visitors, this year's Festival has surpassed our expectations and has been met with excellent feedback from visitors.
Whilst we still maintain a high level of returning visitors, we also found that we had a large number of new visitors to the Festival to events like theatre production Going Dark and dance extravaganza The Lock In!, both of which sold out very quickly.
One of the highlights of this year's Festival was Friday's concert at the Shirley Hall with Polish string quartet, The MozART Group. Over 700 people had a fantastic evening of classical music combined with comedic associations to hilarious effect. From Mozart to Elton John, they had their audience captivated throughout and the Festival is delighted to have been able to bring them to the UK for their only appearance here this year.
We hope you've enjoyed this year's Festival and look forward to seeing you again in 2013, hopefully in our new venue, the fabulous Spiegeltent!