19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


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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; Partnership Schools, Bursary Award, Made in Kent, Young Critics, Scools Concerts, Opening Day Parade & schools workshops.


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

We also run "Canterbury Through My Eyes" a yearly open call photographic exhibition which runs along the Kings Mile duirng Canterbury Festival.

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 training for students in stage Management and Front of House as part of our wirk with Canterbury Christchurch University. 


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