14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017



In 2016 Canterbury Festival hosted a Discover Hub which ran throughout October half term, as part of its Family Friendly programme. 


The Festival was delighted with the results:

7 free Discover Hub workshops 

145 Discover Hub participants

71 Discover Arts Award Certificates



and some fabulous feedback:

“I learnt how to decorate” Annie, 8

“I enjoyed dancing” Gabriel, 7

“I enjoyed making instruments. I learned how to play drums.” Amogh, 7

“It was fun to watch the show and make a puppet, I’ve never made one before” Mckenzie, 6

“I learned some new rhythms” Oliver, 7

“I learnt how to use a big voice” Cleo, 4


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The workshops enabled the Festival to have contact with

30 different schools

13 arts practitioners 

6 new Arts Award advisers (trained at the Festival offices)

2 student volunteers who are working towards their Arts Award Silver


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“I thoroughly enjoyed my time helping out with the festival's family friendly shows. I really enjoyed working with the kids there, and it encouraged me to talk to people I'd never met, which was a great experience and all part of the fun." Jez, Silver student volunteer assistant 


Thank you to everyone involved in the project and to Artswork for funding the 2016 pilot.


Below is an example of the Arts Award Discover Hub project map 2016, designed by Nebulo Design

Discover Hub A3 Sheet 2016