19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


CCCU renews partnership with Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival and Canterbury Christ Church University agree to continue successful partnership


Canterbury Christ Church University and Kent’s international premier arts and culture festival, Canterbury Festival, will continue their successful, award winning partnership for a further five years.

The University, a significant supporter of arts and culture in Kent, will remain the Festival’s Partner and Principal Sponsor until 2019.

Canterbury Festival is the largest festival of arts and culture in the region. Each year it attracts an audience of 70,000 people, of all ages, to a showcase of over 200 free and ticketed events which includes concerts, theatre, dance, comedy, exhibitions, walks and talks.

The five year sponsorship will help to ensure the Festival continues to deliver quality arts events to Kent and UK audiences, including the University’s well established programme of Canterbury Festival concerts and performances.

Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University, said: “We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Canterbury Festival for a further five years.

“Arts and Culture at Canterbury Christ Church University forms one of our central characteristics. Our important partnership with Canterbury Festival continues our work of delivering a vibrant, inspiring and engaging arts and culture programme for our students and the wider public.”

Rosie Turner, Canterbury Festival Director, said: “The relationship with Canterbury Christ Church University has been the single most significant development of recent years for Canterbury Festival. From students to the senior management, across departments and subject areas, we share the understanding that the arts enrich our lives and the community in which we live and work. We are delighted to be working so closely together for a further five years.”

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