14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017


Chapter House Reception And Exhibition 940 X 380

Vice Presidents are private patrons and benefactors who wish to have a closer relationship with the Festival. They receive exclusive privileges and invitations throughout the year and enjoy hospitality and complimentary tickets during the Festival.


To find out more information about becoming a Vice President contact Amanda McKean, Development Manager, 01227 452853 or email Amanda@canterburyfestival.co.uk


Canterbury Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Vice Presidents:

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Brigadier and Mrs Maurice Atherton
  • Professor Stephen Bann CBE 
  • Mrs James Bird
  • Mr Timothy Brett
  • Mr and Mrs Graham and Maggie Brown
  • Mr and Mrs Christopher and Nicki Calcutt
  • Mr and Mrs Martin and Virginia Conybeare 
  • Dr Kate Neales and Mr Peter Cox
  • Mrs Jane Edred Wright
  • Mrs Anna Grant
  • Mr and Mrs Peter and Brenda Hermitage
  • Mr and Mrs Neville and Anita Hilary
  • Mr Andrew Ironside
  • The Hon and Mrs Charles and Katie James
  • Mr and Mrs George and Christine Kennedy
  • Mr and Mrs Wolfgang and Dominique Kerck
  • Mr and Mrs Roddy and Caroline Loder-Symonds
  • Mr and Mrs James and Jane Loudon
  • Mr and Mrs Ian and Juliet Odgers
  • Mr Richard Oldfield
  • Mr and Mrs Terry and Valerie Osborne
  • Mr and Mrs David and Alicia Pentin
  • Jane Plumptre
  • Mr and Mrs John and Julia Plumptre
  • Mr Andrea Russo
  • Mr and Mrs Paul and Patricia Smallwood
  • Dr David Starkey CBE
  • Mr and Mrs Peter and Beryl Stevens
  • Mr Richard Sturt OBE
  • Mrs Fiona Sunley
  • Lady Swire
  • Mrs Camilla Swire
  • Lady Juliet Tadgell
  • Mrs Jo Taylor Williams
  • Mrs Loba Van der Bijl
  • Mr and Mrs Charles and Sally Villiers
  • Sir Robert and Lady Worcester KBE 
  • Mr and Mrs Evelyn and Scilla Wright

Platinum Supporters


The Canterbury Festival is also greatly indebted to its Platinum Supporters, who help to support the Festival and provide a stable financial base for the Festival’s work. 

To become a Platinum Supporter the Festival asks for a commitment to donate a minimum of £500 each year, for a term of four years.  

Benefits include:

  • two invitations to the Festival Exhibition Private View
  • two tickets to the Sponsors and Supporters reception and event during the Festival
  • two further complimentary tickets across the Festival programme
  • Advanced mailing of the brochure and priority booking dealt with personally by the Festival’s Development Manager.
  • Friends’ newsletters keeping you up-to-date with the Festival and Friends’ events throughout the year.
  • Due recognition in the Canterbury Festival Brochure which has a circulation of 60,000, a listed entry on the Festival website and a listed entry in the nightly programmes for the Festival.

Canterbury Festival greatly acknowledges the support of its Platinum Supporters:

Professor Keith Mander

Simon Backhouse


Contact Amanda McKean, Development Manager, on amanda@canterburyfestival.co.uk for more information.