20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018


Tales From The Trees And Discover Hub 2016 50

Learning & Participation at Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival is dedicated to reaching new audiences, encouraging participation, providing opportunities for learning and making sure everyone can be a part of the biggest Arts Festival in the region. We have been delivering participatory arts for over twenty years and we run engagement programmes throughout the year.

Learning & Participation at Canterbury festival has three distinct areas:

  • Children & Young People
  • Community
  • Professional Development & Training


Children & Young People

Programmes include; Bursary Award, MadeinKent Competitions, Young Critics, CCCU ASM Programme, Parade workshops with schools & specialist work experience placements. 


Our Link programme includes delivering projects to; Catching Lives, Porchlight, Rising Sun, Kent Refugee Action Network & other charities and organisations around Canterbury and East Kent.

Professional Development & Training

We are currently running training courses for artists, musicians and performers (TEC) to learn how to facilitate community workshops. We also provide professional development meet ups and refresher courses for workshop facilitators. 


Please explore the Learning and Participation pages of our website to find out more about the work we do, and for further details on how to get involved please contact Charlotte Chapman at charlotte@canterburyfestival.co.uk



Canterbury Through My Eyes- Canterbury Festival Community Photo Exhibition

Take an inspiring photo that shows what Canterbury means to you, post your photo on Instagram and #canterburyfestcomp by Friday 12th October. Winners images will be displayed along the Kings Miles (thekingsmile.org.uk) during the festival and receive a prize. 

How to enter:
Submit your entries via:

  • Instagram: use the hashtag #canterburyfestcomp
  • or email shop@925-silver.co.uk

 Each entry must include:

  • Image title
  • Photographer’s name

 PLEASE NOTE: Only ONE submission may be made per person.

The photography can be either landscape or portrait and will be blown up to A4 if displayed.

  •  The deadline for this competition is Friday 12th October 2018 at 4pm

Terms and Conditions:

By entering your photograph, you are confirming:

  • The image you are entering is copyright free
  • You are happy for the image to be digitally printed and displayed as part of the ‘Canterbury through my eyes’ exhibition
  • Any people included within the image have given their consent to be photographed
  • You are able to supply a high res version of the photo for printing purposes


Young Muscians’ Bursary Scheme 
- Schools' Poetry Competition
Made in Kent: Dance
Made in Kent: Theatre   
Made in Kent: Comedy 
Track Record 
- LINK 2017 - multiple projects with the following partners: