The Spiegeltent was a great success in 2013 and offered a wide range of exciting new events in a truly unique setting for the Festival. It was sited at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Old Dover Road and saw nearly 10,000 visitors across the two weeks. Its return in 2014 was just as successful, with several sold out events, and a fantastic mix of returning audience members as well as new faces.
Following the fantastic support of our Festival donors, fundraising events and Friends support, we have raised £159,500 and are delighted to be able to welcome back the Spiegeltent for 2015 to host spectacular cabaret, circus, puppetry, comedy, dance, music and family events. However, we still need to raise £3,000 by mid-June in order to ensure that the tent will remain part of the frestival for years to come and to safeguard the Arts Council Catalyst Match Fund.
So please continue to show your support, we still need your help!
WAYS TO HELP US:
You can help us achieve this by making a donation or by becoming a Friend of the Festival (and also receive priority booking privileges).
If you think you could make a donation (no matter how small) please visit our BT MyDonate page - literally every pound will help us bring the Speigeltent closer to Canterbury for next year's Festival.
The Canterbury Festival Spiegel 100 Club has now been successfully running for two years. It is a fundraising initiative in which you can be a winner!
By signing up to donate £5 per month for a minimum of a year, you will be supporting our bid to bring the Spiegeltent back to Canterbury. For the price of two cups of coffee a month, you'll not only be supporting the Spiegeltent, you'll also be allocated a number between 1 and 100. This number will then be entered into a monthly prize draw where you stand the chance to win £50.
To join, download the application form here and post it to:
Amanda McKean, Canterbury Festival, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA
(unfortunately the form requires a signature so electronic copies cannot be accepted).
We are working closely with the St Lawrence Cricket Ground, the home of Kent County Cricket, on Old Dover Road where the Festival Spiegeltent is sited. With excellent facilities, the Les Ames bar and plenty of parking spaces, the St Lawrence Cricket Ground makes the perfect home for the Spiegeltent experience!
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