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  • Sat 17 October

    Opening Day Celebrations

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  • Sat 17 October

    Peggy Sued's Variety Pack

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  • Sat 17 October

    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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  • Sat 17 October

    Second Best Bed

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  • Sat 17 October

    Hotfoot Specials

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  • Sat 17 October

    Club Spiegel I

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  • Sun 18 October

    Richard Rozze Jazz

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  • Sun 18 Oct - Sun 18 Oct

    52 First Impressions with David Quantick

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  • Sun 18 October

    Track Record

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  • Sun 18 October

    Festival Evensong

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  • Sun 18 October

    An Evening of Tango - Selling Fast!

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  • Sun 18 October

    East Kent Rock Choir

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  • Sun 18 October

    An Evening of Tango (Milonga)

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  • Mon 19 October

    St Edmund's School

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  • Mon 19 October

    Automatronic: New Music for Organ & Electronics

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  • Mon 19 October

    Julie Summers

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  • Mon 19 October

    Escher String Quartet

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  • Mon 19 October

    Female Gothic

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  • Mon 19 October

    Kenny Ball Junior and his Jazzmen

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  • Mon 19 Oct - Sun 25 Oct

    The Last Supper

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  • Mon 19 October

    Science Panel Discussion

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  • Tue 20 October

    St Lawrence College

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  • Tue 20 October

    Sam Corkin (saxophone) and David Knotts (piano)

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  • Tue 20 October

    Anthony Sattin

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  • Tue 20 October

    Bowjangles present

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  • Tue 20 October

    Foundation Bursary Competition

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  • Tue 20 Oct - Wed 21 Oct

    Phoenix Dance Theatre

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  • Tue 20 October

    Mary Godwin’s Frankenstein

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  • Tue 20 October

    Rich Hall

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  • Tue 20 October

    Comedy Club - CANCELLED

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  • Wed 21 October

    Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

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  • Wed 21 October

    The Cromwell Trio

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  • Wed 21 October

    Lesley Chamberlain

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  • Wed 21 Oct - Thu 22 Oct

    Hitch

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  • Wed 21 October

    A Lesson From Auschwitz

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  • Wed 21 October

    Canterbury Catch Club

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  • Wed 21 October

    Sadio Cissokho

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  • Thu 22 October

    Trio ‘Manor Manouche’

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  • Thu 22 October

    Irving Finkel

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  • Thu 22 October

    MozART Group

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  • Thu 22 October

    The Black Hoods Cabaret

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  • Thu 22 October

    It's a Wonderful Life

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  • Thu 22 October

    Craobh Rua

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  • Fri 23 October

    Coffee Time Jazz

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  • Fri 23 October

    The Canterbury Academy

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  • Fri 23 October

    Cream of Christ Church

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  • Fri 23 October

    Louise Wilkinson - Selling Fast!

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  • Fri 23 October

    Gyles Brandreth - SOLD OUT

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  • Fri 23 October

    Austentatious

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  • Fri 23 October

    Felix Locus

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  • Fri 23 October

    The Element in the Room

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  • Fri 23 October

    Texas

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  • Fri 23 October

    Si Cranstoun

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  • Sat 24 October

    Primary World Music Showcase

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  • Sat 24 October

    Baby Loves Disco

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  • Sat 24 October

    Frisky and Mannish

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  • Sat 24 October

    Georgie Fame & Sons

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  • Sat 24 October

    Kent Sinfonia

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  • Sat 24 October

    Andy Hamilton

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  • Sat 24 October

    Club Spiegel II

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  • Sun 25 October

    Invicta Jazz Orchestra

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  • Sun 25 October

    Festival Tea Dance

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  • Sun 25 October

    Seven Kings

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  • Sun 25 October

    Voices Appeared

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  • Sun 25 October

    Slim Chance

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  • Mon 26 October

    Christ Church Composition Competition

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  • Mon 26 October

    Arabian Nights

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  • Mon 26 October

    Janina Ramirez

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  • Mon 26 October

    Sex, Lies and a DVD

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  • Mon 26 October

    Joseph Moog

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  • Mon 26 October

    Meredith Shafto

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  • Mon 26 October

    Meredith Shafto

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  • Mon 26 October

    Anoushka Lucas Quartet

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  • Tue 27 October

    Top Voices and the University Big Band

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  • Tue 27 October

    Team Tim

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  • Tue 27 October

    Team Tim

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  • Tue 27 October

    Alex Bellos

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  • Tue 27 October

    Alex Bellos

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  • Tue 27 October

    Etienne Pradier

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  • Tue 27 Oct - Wed 28 Oct

    Canterbury on Film

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  • Tue 27 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    King Charles III

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  • Tue 27 October

    Sarah Angliss

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  • Tue 27 October

    The Tootsie Rollers

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  • Wed 28 October

    Music Society Showcase

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  • Wed 28 October

    Commercial Music 'Unplugged'

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  • Wed 28 October

    Professor Palmermoff

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  • Wed 28 October

    Andrew Lownie

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  • Wed 28 October

    Julie Madly Deeply

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  • Wed 28 October

    Michael Foyle and Lina Zilinskyte

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  • Wed 28 Oct - Fri 30 Oct

    Les Enfants Perdus

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  • Thu 29 October

    A Walk in the Woods

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  • Thu 29 October

    Dance@Canterbury: RE-MIX

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  • Thu 29 October

    Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

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  • Thu 29 October

    John Julius Norwich

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  • Thu 29 October

    Celebrating Hoagy

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  • Thu 29 October

    Lutes and Ukes

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  • Thu 29 October

    Zombie Science

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  • Fri 30 October

    University Chamber Choir and String Orchestra

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  • Fri 30 October

    The Sea Show

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  • Fri 30 October

    Lars Tharp

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  • Fri 30 October

    Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets are

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  • Fri 30 October

    Opera Naked

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  • Fri 30 October

    Opera Naked

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  • Fri 30 October

    Jeremy Hardy

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  • Sat 31 October

    Lissa and Nee Nee’s Library Adventure

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  • Sat 31 October

    Oh, Lady Be Good

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  • Sat 31 October

    Bach's Mass in B Minor

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  • Sat 31 October

    The Vagaband

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  • Sat 31 October

    Club Spiegel III

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  • Wed 9 December

    Christmas Music with Lees Court Music

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  • Mon 31 Aug - Sat 24 Oct

    SaveAs Writers'

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  • Thu 15 October

    Adam Chodzko in Conversation

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Intoxication

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Play Me, I’m Yours

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    The Canterbury Catch Club: Its Music and Musicians

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Picasso and Miró - Signed and unsigned prints

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Art Exhibition and Silent Auction in aid of Save the Children

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    ........And All That

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Glass Microbiology

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Despite Efficiency: Actions and Intentions

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sun 18 Oct

    Further Adventures In Acrylics

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Established Artists

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  • Sat 17 October

    Gateway to the Countryside

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  • Sat 17 October

    A Speech of Birds

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  • Sat 17 October

    A Companye of Strangers

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sun 1 Nov

    1215 Matisse in Oare

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sun 1 Nov

    1215: Runnymede Revisited

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sun 1 Nov

    East Kent Artists' Open Houses

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sun 18 Oct

    Culture Rush

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Design for a Fold

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  • Sat 17 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    LINK 2015 Exhibition

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  • Sat 17 October

    Gruesome Canterbury Tales and History

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  • Sat 17 October

    New York Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

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  • Sat 17 October

    Michael Law's Travels with Sheridan Morley

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  • Sun 18 October

    The Story of Canterbury - Selling Fast!

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  • Sun 18 October

    George Bernard Shaw

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  • Sun 18 Oct - Sun 25 Oct

    The Original Canterbury Horror Walk

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  • Mon 19 October

    The River Bridges of Canterbury - SOLD OUT

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  • Mon 19 October

    Whitstable and Tankerton - SOLD OUT

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  • Mon 19 October

    The St Mildreds Area of Canterbury : a walk through time

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  • Mon 19 October

    Canterbury Cathedral's South Porch

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  • Mon 19 October

    South Canterbury Decorative and Fine Arts Society’s Lecture

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  • Tue 20 October

    A Walk in and about St Augustine’s College - Selling Fast!

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  • Tue 20 October

    The Farmland around Herne Village

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  • Tue 20 October

    Tour of Medieval Sandwich - SOLD OUT

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  • Tue 20 October

    Icons, what are they and what are they for?

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  • Tue 20 Oct - Wed 21 Oct

    She Called Me Mother

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  • Wed 21 October

    English Speaking Union Presents

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  • Wed 21 October

    Trafalgar Day in Victory Wood

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  • Wed 21 October

    The Jews of Canterbury - SOLD OUT

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  • Wed 21 October

    Roman Canterbury

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  • Wed 21 October

    The Roof Lines of Canterbury - Sold Out

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  • Wed 21 Oct - Sat 24 Oct

    Stories from a Crowded Room

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  • Wed 21 October

    Royal Shakespeare Company 2015 Season

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  • Wed 21 October

    Unrevealed Iconography

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  • Wed 21 October

    The Rev. James Arthur Harley

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  • Thu 22 October

    Canterbury's City Wall Circuit

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  • Thu 22 October

    Elham: A Village Shaped by its Medieval Market

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  • Fri 23 October

    The Village of Charing

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  • Fri 23 October

    St Martin's and Beyond

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  • Fri 23 October

    The Mysterious Mr. Morley's Delicious Melancholy

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  • Sat 24 October

    Canterbury's River - Selling Fast!

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  • Sat 24 October

    Through Blean Woods to Upper Harbledown

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  • Sat 24 October

    Historic Tour of St. Laurence Church

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  • Sat 24 October

    Design a Life You Love

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  • Sat 24 Oct - Sun 25 Oct

    History of the Illuminated Page

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  • Sat 24 October

    Argentine Tango

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  • Sat 24 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Hidden Faversham Revealed - Selling Fast

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  • Sat 24 October

    Panel Debate

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  • Sat 24 October

    Faversham Abbey

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  • Sat 24 October

    Crocodiles in Cream

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  • Sat 24 October

    Here and Now

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  • Sun 25 October

    Made in Canterbury - SOLD OUT

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  • Sun 25 October

    Underfoot and Overlooked

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  • Sun 25 October

    Birdwatching by the Sea

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  • Sun 25 Oct - Fri 30 Oct

    Canterbury City Graveyards

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  • Sun 25 October

    The Phonos Ensemble

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  • Mon 26 October

    The Building Stones of Canterbury Cathedral

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  • Mon 26 October

    City Walls and Gates

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  • Mon 26 October

    A Literary Tour of the King’s School - SOLD OUT

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  • Mon 26 October

    Me, My Selfie and I

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  • Tue 27 October

    Tales of Medieval Canterbury - Fast Selling

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  • Tue 27 October

    History of Canterbury in Around 30 Objects - Selling Fast!

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  • Wed 28 October

    Introductory Tour of Dover Western Heights - Selling Fast!

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  • Wed 28 October

    Country, Churches and Creeks Around Faversham

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  • Wed 28 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Chaucer’s Annual Tale-Telling Competition

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  • Thu 29 October

    The Dissenters of Canterbury

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  • Thu 29 October

    The Canterbury Cemetery

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  • Thu 29 October

    Parish Churches in Canterbury

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  • Thu 29 October

    Heart Rhythms

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  • Thu 29 October

    The Unthanks

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  • Fri 30 October

    The Director's Walk - SOLD OUT

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  • Fri 30 October

    Bossingham and the Minnis

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  • Fri 30 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    The Tempest

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  • Sat 31 October

    Chilham Water Mill and the Stour Valley

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  • Sat 31 October

    Canterbury Cathedral Precincts

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  • Sat 31 October

    Duck, Death and the Tulip

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  • Sat 31 October

    Bear and Butterfly

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  • Sat 31 October

    Chris Tutton

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  • Sat 31 October

    New York Metropolitan Opera Live in HD II

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  • Sat 31 Oct - Sat 31 Oct

    Halloween Themed Canterbury Ghost Walk

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  • Sat 31 October

    SaveAs Writers 'Writing the City' Competition Awards

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  • Sat 31 October

    The Brahms Horn Trio

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Canterbury Festival 17 - 31 October 2015

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Every year festival fortnight includes a wide range of events, including Music, Theatre & Dance, Comedy, Science, Exhibitions, Walks and Talks.

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