The Return of the Salon Perdu
Since the beginning of the last century our Spiegeltent, Le Salon Perdu, has travelled the world from Las Vegas to Australia visiting many cities in between. Starting life on the road in Europe as a mirrored venue hosting village dances, it has hosted Marlene Dietrich and is as much in demand as ever. This year we welcome it back to Canterbury in a new central location, the Coach park at St John’s, Canterbury.
As one of the Festival’s principal venues, the Spiegeltent mixes red velvet opulence, some intimate booth seating, food, drink and world-class entertainment. Two bars and food stalls provide refreshment before or after the show.
Highlights this year include performances by the Christians who open the Spiegeltent programme with a show-stopping gig on the evening of Saturday 20 October and Tom Robinson and his band on 23 October celebrating forty years of the seminal Power in the Darkness album with an evening that’ll leave you wanting more.
There’s jazz with the legendary Sammy Rimington on 21 October and the infectious West African grooves of Mampama. In contrast, the outrageous Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre and the intimate and quirky musical comedy of the Good Gnus together with daytime concerts by local student groups and gravity-defying acrobats Barely Methodical Troupe performing high above the auditorium show the real versatility of Le Salon Perdu.
Add to this the late-night music, circus, magic and comedy that is the Lady Luck Cabaret on 1 and 2 November and you’ll find even more reason to visit our amazing tent this Festival.
Information and booking details for all of the above are available at canterburyfestival.co.uk. Pick up a brochure from the Festival Office in Orange Street Canterbury.