14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017


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Welcome to the Canterbury Festival, Kent's International Arts Festival, one of the most important cultural events in the South East. As an independent charity, the Festival brings a rich mixture of performing arts from around the world to surprise and delight audiences.

The Festival inspires artists to create and perform. It commissions new work. It champions emerging talent and supports those seeking careers in the cultural industries. It adds financial and cultural wealth to the Canterbury District and contributes to the wellbeing of its citizens.

In 2016 the Festival drew audiences of more than 65,000, of all ages, to over 200 free and ticketed events. It engaged with 2,800 artists across the Festival programme with an offering of music, theatre, dance, comedy, circus, science, exhibitions, walks and talks. 

If you purchased tickets to see Tracy Borman's Talk on Wednesday 26 October or Kate Williams' Talk on 2 November - these have been rescheduled to Monday 5 December. Please click below for full details: 

Tracy Borman - The Secret Lives of the Tudors

Kate Williams - The 1920s - roaring or tame?

Tracyborman Author ImageKate Williams II For Website


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