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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Festival Receives Arts Council Funding

Festival Receives Arts Council Funding

Tuesday 01 July 2014

Canterbury Festival is delighted to announce that its Arts Council National Portfolio status has been continued for the next three years.

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Annual Festival Race Day Results 2014!

Annual Festival Race Day Results 2014!

Thursday 19 June 2014

The Festival Race Day took place at Buckmore Park Race Track on Wednesday 18 June 2014.

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The 2nd Festival Go-Karting Race Day!

The 2nd Festival Go-Karting Race Day!

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Canterbury Festival Fundraising Race Day on 18 June 2014 at Buckmore Park!

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The 2014 Festival Highlights

The 2014 Festival Highlights

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Have a sneak peek at this year's Festival Highlights leaflet!

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Canterbury Cantata

Canterbury Cantata

Friday 09 May 2014

A Festival Foundation Fundraiser at Canterbury Cathedral

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Prosper - Adventures in Arts Collaboration

Prosper - Adventures in Arts Collaboration

Monday 28 April 2014

Canterbury Festival is forging the way with a new model of culture-led transformation through sustainable creative practice across East Kent.

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Launch of Poet of the Year 2014

Launch of Poet of the Year 2014

Monday 03 March 2014

The search is on to find the 2014 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year!

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Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2013 Winner

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2013 Winner

Friday 04 October 2013

Over 180 entries were submitted and we are delighted to announce the winners of this year's competition!

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Canterbury Festival’s Poems on the Buses

Canterbury Festival’s Poems on the Buses

Friday 04 October 2013

Presentation of prizes to young poets on National Poetry Day at the culmination of this year's Schools Poetry Competition.

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Long and Short List for Poet of the Year 2013

Long and Short List for Poet of the Year 2013

Tuesday 06 August 2013

After a lot of deliberation, here are the long and short list for this year's Poet of the Year competition!

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Prosper Adventures Announcement

Prosper Adventures Announcement

Wednesday 01 May 2013

The Prosper team are delighted to announce the five projects that will receive further investment into the Adventure stage.

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Dan Simpson is the new Canterbury Laureate 2013

Dan Simpson is the new Canterbury Laureate 2013

Friday 01 March 2013

Performance poetry and the spoken word will form a big part of this year's Laureate programme!

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And the 2012 Festival is over for another year...

And the 2012 Festival is over for another year...

Monday 29 October 2012

It has been a great success with no less than 20 sold out events and nearly 30,000 tickets sold!

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Winner of the Young Musician's Bursary 2012

Winner of the Young Musician's Bursary 2012

Monday 22 October 2012

Summer Alp on the recorder is this year's Young Musician's Bursary Winner.

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Winners of Poet of the Year 2012

Winners of Poet of the Year 2012

Friday 05 October 2012

After a fantastic evening at the Dominican Priory on Thursday 4 October, the winners of this year's competition have been announced.

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School's Poetry Competition 2012

School's Poetry Competition 2012

Friday 05 October 2012

The winners of this year's School's Poetry Competition (sponsored by Stagecoach) are announced.

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Poet of the Year 2012!

Wednesday 22 August 2012

We are delighted to announce the long and short-listed poets for this year's Poet of the Year Competition!

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Wise Words - Call for Photographers

Wise Words - Call for Photographers

Thursday 24 May 2012

Wise Words is looking for budding photographers aged under 18 and over 60 for a new project.

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Success for our ACE Catalyst Bid!

Thursday 17 May 2012

We are delighted to announce that we are one the successful organisations to receive funding through the Arts Council's Catalyst initiative.

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Wise Words is Officially Launched!

Wise Words is Officially Launched!

Friday 11 May 2012

Intergenerational creative writing project has been launched in conjunction with University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Wise Words Project Launch

Monday 16 April 2012

New inter-generational project led by the Festival plus University of Kent and Christ Church University will launch during Sounds New Festival in May.

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BAFA Roadshow is a Success!

BAFA Roadshow is a Success!

Wednesday 11 April 2012

The recent British Arts Festivals Association Roadshow event, hosted by Canterbury Festival, drew 30 delegates from across Kent and was a great success.

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The Schools Poetry Competition 2012

Monday 05 March 2012

Wearing Different Shoes!: The annual Schools Poetry Competition opens for submissions.

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Young Musicians' Bursary Competition 2012

Friday 02 March 2012

The Festival Foundation has launched this year's Young Musicians' Bursary Competition.

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Bellowhead Sold Out!

Bellowhead Sold Out!

Monday 13 February 2012

Canterbury Festival brought acclaimed folk group Bellowhead to a sold out Marlowe in February!

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Canterbury Festival toasts graduate's success

Monday 28 November 2011

Canterbury Festival is delighted to acknowledge the success of Canterbury Christ Church University Events Management graduate, Angel Mudure.

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Canterbury Festival is over for another year

Tuesday 15 November 2011

It's been a great Festival in challenging times and we couldn't have done it without our audience - thanks for joining in!

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Winner of Festival Foundation Young Musician 2011 bursary announced

Winner of Festival Foundation Young Musician 2011 bursary announced

Friday 28 October 2011

Caitlin Shaughnessy, local girl and music scholar at Kent College, was announced as the unanimous winner of the inaugural Canterbury Festival Foundation Bursary Competition.

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Canterbury Festival announces Canterbury Laureate 2011-2012

Canterbury Festival announces Canterbury Laureate 2011-2012

Monday 10 October 2011

On National Poetry Day, 6 October, Canterbury Festival announced celebrated Kent author Sarah Salway as the Canterbury Laureate 2011-2012.

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Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2011 announced

Monday 10 October 2011

Local poet Marilyn Donovan took the top prize for her memorable poem, Mapping a Kingfisher.

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Canterbury Festival Needs You!

Monday 22 August 2011

Join the team and make Canterbury Festival 2011 a storming success.

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Canterbury Festival presents Bellowhead

Canterbury Festival presents Bellowhead

Monday 15 August 2011

For one night only 11 piece big band Bellowhead will come to Canterbury. Tickets on sale now.

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Canterbury Festival 2011 programme launched

Monday 18 July 2011

The full programme has just been released for this year’s Canterbury Festival which runs 15-29 October.

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Last call for talented young musicians

Thursday 09 June 2011

Canterbury Festival Foundation is offering a generous bursary to help talented young musicians from East Kent to follow their dreams.

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East Kent People’s Award – vote Canterbury Festival

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Canterbury Festival has been nominated for the East Kent People’s Award for the favourite cultural contribution in the district.

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Relief at Festival House over funding announcement

Wednesday 30 March 2011

In today's announcement from the Arts Council regarding funding levels for 2012-14, the Canterbury Festival has been successful in its bid for support for the three year period.

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Canterbury Festival is looking for Friends

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Our Friends membership card is the hottest ticket in town.

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