Canterbury Festival 14th October – 4th November

Canterbury Festival, Kent’s International Arts Festival, is one of the most important cultural events in the South East. As an independent charity, the Festival brings a rich mixture of performing arts from around the world to surprise and delight audiences each October.

The Festival inspires artists to create and perform. It commissions new work. It champions emerging talent and supports those seeking careers in the cultural industries. It adds financial and cultural wealth to the Canterbury District and contributes to the wellbeing of its citizens. The Festival is enthusiastic about reaching new audiences, encouraging participation, providing opportunities for learning and making sure everyone can be a part of the biggest Arts Festival in the region.

During the Festival there are various evening talks at the Cathedral Lodge and several events at Canterbury Cathedral.

Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 5:30 PM. David Lough: Churchill and Trump: birds of a feather?

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 5.30pm: Patricia Davies and Jean Argles In conversation.

Thursday 26 October 2017 at 5.30pm: AN Wilson. The Queen

Tuesday 31 October at 5.30pm: Paul Atterbury.The Story of the Poster

Wednesday 1 November at 5.30pm: James Alexander-Sinclair. Thirty Years in Gardens

Friday 3 November at 5.30pm: Nigel West. Operation Garbo and Kent

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