Canterbury Bid

Free Park & Ride Today

Free Park & Ride Today Simply park your car at any of the P&R sites for FREE, and travel into the city with no queuing for car parks or hunting for spaces and paying per hour, a relaxed way to visit the city without the stress. Park at any of these sites for FREE: Wincheap New Dover Road Sturry Road On the last Sunday of the month which fall on the following dates: Sunday 26 September Find out more here

Freshers Week -University of Kent

Freshers Week kicks off on Monday 27 Sept at the University of Kent -more information will be available nearer the time

Bazaar Makers Market


Come and visit this regular open-air Makers Market, taking place in this newly refurbished yard space to the rear of Platform Gallery & Shop in St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury Each day will run from 10am-4pm. Platform Gallery & Shop, 27. St.Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury CT2 8BT

BID Training: “Together Against Fraud”

Together Against Fraud Let’s Keep your money safe! Wednesday 6 October | 9.30am | Via Zoom Presented by: HSBC Canterbury The methods fraudsters use are forever changing, and now more than ever it is important to understand the risks and how not to fall into an imposters trap, with this ‘Together Against Fraud’ presentation you’ll be better placed to know what to check that could help keep you and your money safe. To book your space email: Emily Wells

GRID (Growing Regional Innovation by Design) Conference

Canterbury Christ Church University, alongside key partners across a range of industries and sectors, including Locate in Kent and Low Carbon Kent, will be hosting a free virtual half day conference aimed at SME businesses providing information on digital transformation, innovation and decarbonisation. The GRID (Growing Regional Innovation by Design) conference will be a virtual event on the 13 October between 9.15am and 3.30pm. Sign up HERE.

Westgate Hall Market

Visit our monthly Market to find dozens of stalls and hundreds of locally-produced products, all under one roof at a social distance, in our fully Covid-secure venue. Saturday 16 October 11am-4pm Free entry Stalls include Alison Lush Jewellery, Home Plants, Concrete Creations, Enzo’s Bakery, Samovar Traditional Russian Cuisine,  Corkk Wines, Margaret Darby, Veggie Box, Anna’s Kitchen, Arty Gladys, Duck & Dahlia, Rendez-vous at home soaps, Mystical Dream Gifts, Bee Sewing Creations, Home is where you light a candle, Strawberry Create and Craft and the Unique Pen Company. Plus enjoy takeaway hot and cold drinks and snacks from our pop-up cafe.

Kent Police’s Safer Streets Stand

Kent Police's Safer Streets Stand will be located outside Barclay's Bank. More information will be available nearer the time.

Black History 365: Natasha Brown (Live Streamed Event)

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes author Natasha Brown as part of our Black History 365 programme. Natasha Brown has spent a decade working in financial services, after studying Maths at university. Assembly, her first novel, was published in 2021 to great acclaim with Vogue calling it ‘the literary debut of the summer’ and Bernardine Evaristo describing it as ‘exquisite, daring, utterly captivating’. This session will include a reading from Assembly followed by Q&As. About the novel: The narrator of Assembly is a Black British woman. She is preparing to attend a lavish garden party at her boyfriend's family estate, set deep in the English countryside. At the same time, she is considering the carefully assembled pieces of herself. As the minutes tick down and the future beckons, she can't escape the question: is it time to take it all apart? The CCCU Bookshop has copies of Assembly available here. This is an online event, which will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. All ticket holders will find access details on their Print at Home tickets; be sure to select this option during the checkout process. Please book one ticket for each device you will be using, rather than per person, i.e. book […]