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More details - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival: Bard to the Future
In keeping with our usual tradition we like to present the best experimental work and so this year we present ’Bard to the Future’. William Shakespeare is the most famous playwright in history, at least he was!
The Canterbury Tales: St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury
Wed 8 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Wed 15 Aug

More details - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival: Antony & Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra is one of history’s greatest and most tragic love stories. This year CSF takes that story and places it in the glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood, but with that edge of seedy darkness that the time revelled in.
Greyfriars Garden, 72 Stour St, Canterbury
Thu 9 Aug to Sat 11 Aug

More details - Shrek The Musical
The musical comedy based on the much-loved film. Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Today

More details - Fringe previews: Adam Hess and Kiri Pritchard-McClean
Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival shows from two of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming comedians. As seen on Tonight At The London Palladium, ADAM HESS is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee known for his surreal and fantastically funny one liners.
Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Fringe previews: Darren Harriott and Jamali Maddix
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, DARREN HARRIOTT returns with a brand new show that explores everything from the personal to the political with his trademark warmth and proper jokes. Whether it’s gangs, grief or the government, Darren will leave you laughing and thinking.
Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Fringe previews: Kieran Hodgson and Catherine Bohart
Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival shows from two of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming comedians. This heavyweight line-up features a double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. Kieran Hodgson is one of the most inventive comics on the circuit.
Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury
Wed 25 Jul

More details - Adam Buxton’s BUG: David Bowie Special
The Bug: Bowie Special incorporates music videos, rare clips, animations and comedy in a show that like Bowie himself, is by turns inspiring, moving and hilarious – a must see for Bowie and comedy fans alike. Bug began in April 2007 as a series of bi-monthly shows at BFI Southbank – the home of British cinema.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Fringe previews: Alfie Brown and Ivo Graham
Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival shows from two of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming comedians. Apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus, IVO GRAHAM is a former winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Festival.
Marlowe Studio, The Friars, Canterbury
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Omid Djalili: Schmuck For A Night
Award-winning comedian and actor OMID DJALILI, known for his legendary stand-up performances, has extended his UK tour for the fourth time, due to overwhelming demand, and is at The Marlowe for one night only.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Sat 28 Jul

More details - Austentatious - An Imporvised Jane Austen Novel
AUSTENTATIOUS is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
The Marlowe The Friars Canterbury
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Blood Donation Session
We are holding a blood donation session on Monday 23rd July at Westgate Hall, Westgate Rd, Canterbury, CT1 2BT and have appointments available between 14.00- 16.30 & 17.30 - 20.00. To book an appointment please visit us at blood.co.uk, download our app NHSGIVEBLOOD or call us on 0300 123 23 23.
Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury
Mon 23 Jul

More details - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet
“Is love a tender thing?” Romeo and Juliet; the classic coming of age tale, exploring rebellion, innocence and the relevance of tradition.
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury
Fri 27 Jul to Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest
Shakespeare’s fantastical problem play, surrounded by sea shanties, spirits and salt spray. A fun, magical romp orchestrated by a cranky old wizard, this shipwreck is sure to make waves this summer!
Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury
Thu 16 Aug

More details - Canterbury Rock School
Peter Gill’s Rock School is once again returning to Canterbury this summer with a packed week that will enthuse and motivate any young musician.
Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury
Mon 13 Aug to Fri 17 Aug

More details - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing
Sun. Fun. Badminton. Barbecues. Old Friends. Young Lovers. Join us for a party in Don Leonato’s garden as Beatrice and Benedick war at wits, Hero and Claudio fall madly in love, and the spurned Don John plots to plague them all. The sun is bright, tensions are high, and it’s not always clear who is doing what.
Tyler Hill House, 13 Calais Hill, Tyler Hill, Canterbury
Thu 2 Aug to Sat 4 Aug

More details - Canterbury Shakespeare Festival: Bard to the Future
In keeping with our usual tradition we like to present the best experimental work and so this year we present ’Bard to the Future’. William Shakespeare is the most famous playwright in history, at least he was!
Tyler’s Kiln: 27 Hackington Road, Tyler Hill, Canterbury
Wed 1 Aug

More details - The Orangery - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre gardens around C18 orangery, now a house (not open). Magnificent extensive herbaceous border & impressive ancient wisteria. Large walled garden with a wide variety of shrubs, mixed borders & unusual specimen trees. Water features & intriguing collection of modern sculptures in natural surroundings.
The Orangery, Canterbury
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Family Fun Day with Classic Cars and Fun Dog Show on Sun 29 July 2018
There is lots of fun planned for the Family Fun Day on 29th July 2017 from 1pm to 5pm at Cherry Orchard Playing Field, Canterbury Road (A291) Herne, Kent (opposite Strode Park) CT6 7HD. Admission is free.
Cherry Orchard Playing Field, Canterbury Road, Herne, Kent.
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Chilham Castle - Open Garden for NGS
The garden surrounds Jacobean house 1616 (not open). C17 terraces with herbaceous borders. Topiary frames the magnificent views with lake walk below. Extensive kitchen and cutting garden beyond spring bulb filled quiet garden. Established trees and ha-ha lead onto park.
Chilham Castle, Canterbury
Sat 18 Aug

More details - Santus Circus 2018
Kent’s Favourite is back! Traditional circus with a French flavour. The 2018 all-human production includes top international artistes from Mongolia, Hungary, Morocco, Switzerland, and of course Britain and France.
Swalecliffe, Colewood Rd., WHITSTABLE
Thu 9 Aug to Mon 20 Aug

More details - Old Bladbean Stud - Open Garden for NGS
5 interlinked gardens all designed and created from scratch by the garden owner on 3 acres of rough grassland between 2003 and 2011.
Old Bladbean Stud, Canterbury
Today

More details - Old Bladbean Stud - Open Garden for NGS
5 interlinked gardens all designed and created from scratch by the garden owner on 3 acres of rough grassland between 2003 and 2011.
Old Bladbean Stud, Canterbury
Sun 5 Aug, Sun 19 Aug

More details - Denne Manor Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Denne Manor House & Barn is a 15th & 17th Century farm house & restored barn. It is set in approx 10 acres of parkland with 2 Rare Breed Sheep paddocks. The Manor Gardens are intricate and at the front have a Kentish apple tree designed Buxus topary miniature maze.
Denne Manor Farm, Canterbury
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - Hurst House - Open Garden for NGS
3 acre idyllic secluded garden surrounded by bluebell woods. Mature Borders, winding beds, ponds/ornamental trees perennials/shrubs/annuals designed for year round colours. Damp shady borders/dry sunny borders, unusual plants, huge pieris, acers and rhododendrons.
Hurst House, Ashford
Today

More details - 'Step In Time'
Over 50’s gentle dance exercise class. A Fun and relaxed class.
Nonington Village Hall
Tue 24 Jul, Tue 31 Jul, Tue 7 Aug, Tue 14 Aug, Tue 21 Aug

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