19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019


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We’re proud to be the Partner and Principal Sponsor of the Canterbury Festival and a passionate supporter of regional arts and culture.

Working closely with local and national cultural organisations, the University has an artistically vibrant, academically inspiring and socially engaging arts and culture programme. We are always expanding the range of artists and companies that thrive within and outside our University, whilst ensuring there are plenty of opportunities for student and public engagement.

As Partner and Principal Sponsor of Canterbury Festival, we make sure that the creativity and talent that is ‘made at Christ Church’ is open to a wide audience.

Sally Abbott, the University’s Director of Arts and Culture, said: “Canterbury Christ Church University and Canterbury Festival are working together to ensure that arts and culture are part of the fabric of city life in Canterbury and we are proud to be the Festival’s Partner and Principal Sponsor.”

Investing in the arts

Over the last few years, the University’s investment in arts and culture has continued to grow. St Gregory’s Centre for Music, an impressive 150-seat auditorium, hosts free lunchtime concerts every weekday during the Festival, and its Anselm Studios offers state-of-the-art facilities for dance, drama and performing arts.

Beyond music and theatre, we also offer an extensive arts programme at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury’s St Peter’s Street.

Forging strong creative partnerships is part of our expanding commitment to the community and arts. The University and visionary arts charity the Creative Foundation have established an important partnership which includes the Folkestone Book Festival – an annual 10 day event where the public can listen to stories from writers, join in discussions and debates, and attend creative workshops.

Want to know more?

For more information about Canterbury Christ Church University and its arts and cultural events, please visit www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture

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