spiegely small.jpgWe are delighted to be able to welcome back the Spiegeltent for another year of spectacular cabaret, circus, puppetry, comedy, dance, music and family events.


However we still need to raise an additional £60,000 in order to ensure that the tent will remain part of the festival for years to come and to safeguard the Arts Council Catalyst Match Fund.  So please continue to show your support - please visit our MyDonate page and give whatever you feel you can. See you there in October!

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  • Sat 25 October

    Comedy Club 4 Kids

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  • Sun 26 October

    Tolu

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  • Mon 27 October

    Lissa & Nee Nee's Riverside Adventure

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  • Tue 28 October

    Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

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  • Wed 29 October

    The Magical El Baldiniho presents Totes Amazebald!

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  • Thu 30 October

    The Country Owl and the City Squirrel

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  • Fri 31 October

    Stones & Bones

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  • Sat 1 November

    Baby Loves Halloween Disco

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  • Thu 2 October

    Poet of the Year 2014

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  • Sat 18 October

    Canterbury Festival Parade

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  • Sat 18 October

    Cabaret Fantastique

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  • Sat 18 October

    Rachmaninov Vespers

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  • Sat 18 October

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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  • Sat 18 October

    Geno Washington

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  • Sun 19 October

    Katie Bradley & Sophie Smiles

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  • Sun 19 October

    Festival Tea Dance

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  • Sun 19 October

    The Gastronaut's Edible Bug Show

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  • Sun 19 October

    Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

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  • Sun 19 October

    Moscow Drug Club

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  • Mon 20 October

    Coffee Time Jazz One

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  • Mon 20 October

    Canterbury Academy

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  • Mon 20 October

    Automatronic: New Music for Organ & Electronics

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  • Mon 20 October

    Monty Halls

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  • Mon 20 October

    Foundation Bursary Competition

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  • Mon 20 October

    The Pyramids of Margate

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  • Mon 20 October

    Ruby Wax

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  • Mon 20 October

    Everest: The Science of High Altitude Survival

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  • Mon 20 October

    Alister Atkin & The Ghost Line Carnival

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  • Tue 21 October

    Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

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  • Tue 21 October

    Christ Church Piano Quintet

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  • Tue 21 October

    Jonathan Foyle

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  • Tue 21 October

    Jerk

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  • Tue 21 October

    Beethoven & Butterworth Farewells

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  • Tue 21 October

    Simon Callow in The Man Jesus

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  • Tue 21 October

    Robin Franklin

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  • Tue 21 October

    Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project

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  • Wed 22 October

    Barton Court

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  • Wed 22 October

    Commercial Music 'unplugged'

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  • Wed 22 October

    John Campbell

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  • Wed 22 October

    Chaos Cabaret

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  • Wed 22 October

    Piano Trio

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  • Wed 22 October

    Hugh Masekela

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  • Wed 22 October

    James Rhodes

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  • Wed 22 October

    The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

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  • Wed 22 October

    Richard Wiseman

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  • Wed 22 October

    Moulettes

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  • Thu 23 October

    Kent College

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  • Thu 23 October

    Christ Church Clarinet Trio

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  • Thu 23 October

    A.N. Wilson

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  • Thu 23 Oct - Sun 26 Oct

    Finding the Silence

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  • Thu 23 October

    Inside

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  • Thu 23 October

    Barbed Wire for Kisses

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  • Thu 23 October

    The FB Pocket Orchestra

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  • Fri 24 October

    Broadway Choir & Friends

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  • Fri 24 October

    Piano in the Woods

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  • Fri 24 October

    David Starkey

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  • Fri 24 October

    Dylan Thomas: Return Journey

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  • Fri 24 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

    Flown

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  • Fri 24 October

    Treetop Flyers

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  • Sat 25 October

    Top Choir Kent: Cantate

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  • Sat 25 October

    Workshop with VOCES8

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  • Sat 25 October

    VOCES8

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  • Sat 25 October

    A November Day

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  • Sat 25 October

    Simon Evans

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  • Sat 25 October

    Bourgeois & Maurice

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  • Sat 25 October

    Late Night at the Spiegeltent

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  • Sun 26 October

    Brigitte Baden-Rennie and Jamie Moore

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  • Sun 26 October

    Nova Music Opera

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  • Sun 26 October

    Sweet, Sour & Saucy

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  • Mon 27 October

    Music Society Showcase

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  • Mon 27 October

    Ensemble Showcase

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  • Mon 27 October

    David Gems

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  • Mon 27 October

    Julian Perkins

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  • Mon 27 October

    Mark Miodownik

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  • Mon 27 October

    KD Jazz & Dance Orchestra

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  • Tue 28 October

    Dance & Music Collaboration

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  • Tue 28 October

    Jan Piggott

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  • Tue 28 October

    Stephen Frost's Improv Allstars

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  • Tue 28 October

    Carmen

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  • Tue 28 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby

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  • Tue 28 October

    Conor Cunningham

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  • Tue 28 October

    Hey Harley

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  • Wed 29 October

    University Chamber Choir

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  • Wed 29 October

    Jessica Fellowes

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  • Wed 29 October

    Hot Potato Syncopators

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  • Wed 29 October

    Freddy Kempf

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  • Wed 29 October

    Norma Winstone & Gwylim Simcock

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  • Wed 29 October

    The Canterbury Laureates

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  • Wed 29 Oct - Thu 30 Oct

    Cirque du Cabaret

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  • Thu 30 October

    Composers' Competition

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  • Thu 30 October

    An Audience with Henry Sandon

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  • Thu 30 October

    Henry Sandon

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  • Thu 30 October

    Mat Ricardo: Showman

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  • Fri 31 October

    Coffe Time Jazz Two

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  • Fri 31 October

    'Le jardin feerique': Piano Duets

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  • Fri 31 October

    Jonathan Miller

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  • Fri 31 October

    Marcel Lucont

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  • Fri 31 October

    String Fever

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  • Fri 31 October

    Gentlemen of Few

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  • Sat 1 November

    Tina C: The Empire Strikes Back

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  • Sat 1 November

    Canterbury Choral Society

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  • Sat 1 November

    Danny & the Champions of the World

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  • Sat 1 November

    Late Night at the Spiegeltent

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  • Wed 15 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

    In Here Out There

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Story of the Crow

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Canterbury at the Brunch - a selection of views in oils and water colours

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Wed 22 Oct

    Canoe Taster Sessions

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Save the Children Art Postcard Exhibition & Sale

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sun 26 Oct

    Canterbury Society of Art

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Canterbury

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    I Offer You These Feet

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Facing Extinction

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  • Sat 18 October

    Gateway to the Countryside

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  • Sat 18 October

    Magnificat for St. Mildred

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Wood and Form 2014

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Jolly Drawings

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Floral & Koi Fish Paintings

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Flight

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  • Sat 18 October

    Look Up & Look Around: The St Mildred's Area of Canterbury

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  • Sat 18 October

    Renaissance Dancing and Music

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

    Two Day Creative Writing Workshop

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    John Copnall Paintings

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  • Sat 18 October

    The Angelus Alternatim for St. Mildred

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  • Sat 18 October

    Canterbury's American Connections

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  • Sat 18 Oct - Fri 24 Oct

    The Canterbury Horror Walk

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  • Sat 18 October

    Last Night of the Proms

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  • Sun 19 Oct - Sun 26 Oct

    CANOE TRIP: Fordwich to Canterbury

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  • Sun 19 October

    St Dunstan's: The First Suburb in England

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  • Sun 19 October

    Beethoven and Minimalism

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  • Mon 20 October

    Canterbury in the Nineteenth Century

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  • Mon 20 October

    Medieval Painting Workshop

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  • Mon 20 October

    The Village of Charing

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  • Mon 20 October

    City Walls and Gates

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  • Mon 20 October

    The Old Bones Trombone Choir

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  • Mon 20 October

    Not About Heroes

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  • Tue 21 October

    Trafalgar Day in Victory Wood

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  • Tue 21 October

    Introductory Tour of Dover Western Heights

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  • Wed 22 October

    The Jews of Canterbury

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  • Thu 23 October

    Via Francigena Pilgrims' Trail - Day 1

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  • Thu 23 October

    Canterbury's City Wall Circuit

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  • Thu 23 October

    The King's School Canterbury

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  • Thu 23 October

    The Shakespeare Experience

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  • Thu 23 October

    Student Makers' Market

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  • Thu 23 October

    Tour of Medieval Sandwich

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  • Thu 23 October

    A Richer Dust Revealed

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  • Fri 24 October

    St Martin's and Beyond

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  • Fri 24 October

    The Village of Bridge

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  • Fri 24 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

    The Terrible Tales

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  • Sat 25 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

    Kayak Taster Sessions

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  • Sat 25 Oct - Sun 26 Oct

    Adventures in Acrylics

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  • Sat 25 October

    Chilham Water Mill and the Stour Valley

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  • Sat 25 October

    The Story of Canterbury

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  • Sat 25 Oct - Sun 26 Oct

    History of the Illuminated Page

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  • Sat 25 October

    The Angelus Alternatim

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  • Sat 25 October

    Canterbury's Medieval Hospitals

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  • Sat 25 October

    The Birthplace of Christian England

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  • Sat 25 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

    Gruesome Canterbury Tales and Other Interesting Stuff

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  • Sat 25 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

    DREAMLANDS

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  • Sat 25 October

    Hidden Faversham Revealed

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  • Sat 25 October

    Piano Recital with Christina Lawrie

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  • Sat 25 October

    Faversham Choral Society

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  • Sat 25 October

    Atresbandes

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  • Sat 25 October

    Wilde Without the Boy

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  • Sun 26 October

    Birdwatching Walk

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  • Sun 26 October

    The Stones of Reculver

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  • Sun 26 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Perrywood Arts: Art in the Barn

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  • Sun 26 October

    Canterbury Burial Grounds

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  • Sun 26 Oct - Sun 26 Oct

    The Falcon's Malteser

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  • Sun 26 October

    A Tantalizing Taste of Authentic Argentine Tango

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  • Mon 27 October

    The River Bridges of Canterbury

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  • Mon 27 October

    The Village of Harbledown

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  • Mon 27 October

    A Dry Pub Crawl!

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  • Mon 27 October

    Parish Churches in Canterbury

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  • Tue 28 October

    The Director's Walk

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  • Tue 28 October

    James Beaney: A Canterbury Lad Made Good

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  • Wed 29 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

    Dusk

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  • Wed 29 October

    Country, Churches and Creeks Around Faversham

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  • Wed 29 October

    Elham: A Village Shaped by its Medieval Market

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  • Thu 30 October

    Via Francigena Pilgrims' Trail - Day 2

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  • Thu 30 October

    Canterbury and its Writers

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  • Thu 30 October

    Walloons & Huguenots

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  • Thu 30 October

    History of Canterbury in Around 30 Objects

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  • Thu 30 October

    Words and Paintings by Henry Cockburn

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  • Fri 31 October

    Canterbury Cemetery: The City's Hidden Treasure

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  • Fri 31 October

    Herne Farmland

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  • Fri 31 October

    Canterbury's River

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  • Fri 31 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

    Halloween Canterbury Ghost Walk

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  • Sat 1 November

    Young Photographer Competition & Exhibition 2014

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  • Sat 1 November

    Canterbury Cathedral Precincts

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  • Sat 1 November

    Autumn Fairtrade Fair

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  • Sat 1 November

    The Angelus Alternatim

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  • Sat 1 November

    Canterbury Knitting & Crochet Community Social Event

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  • Sat 1 November

    The Bigger Picture - Reflections upon the Great War

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  • Sat 1 November

    The Five & the Prophecy of Prana

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  • Sat 1 November

    An Evening with Charlie Landsborough

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Canterbury 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.

The Festival attracts an audience of 70,000 people of all ages to over 200 free and ticketed events, drawn from across Kent, London and the South East.

Every year festival fortnight includes a wide range of events, including Music, Theatre & Dance, Comedy, Science, Exhibitions, Walks and Talks.

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