Kent Police's Safer Streets Stand will be located outside Barclay's Bank together with the Community City Safety Hub outside Mcdonalds. More information will be available nearer the time Saturday 25th Sept 11am - 4pm
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
One of the busiest shopping nights of the year is back to welcome the new influx of students to the city and we are hoping for the WHOLE CITY to get involved. Loads of city centre businesses will be participating with deals, discounts, special offers, giveaways, goody-bags, late opening hours and much much more! Whitefriars will also be hosting live music, dj's and giving away 300 goody bags. Don't miss out on this fun event!
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
CATCHING LIVES & WORLD HOMELESS DAY It is World Homeless Day on the 10th October and to mark the occasion and raise awareness of the cause, Catching Lives have produced a free poster (see image) for you all to display in your windows, shops, cars, businesses, home -anywhere infact! The poster has a QR code so donating can be done with a simple tap. Please do show your support for this wonderful local charity and order a poster by contacting Sarah@catchinglives.org
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.
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.
Canterbury’s sixth annual Medieval Pageant and Trail will be taking place on Saturday 16th October, celebrating the legacy of Saint Thomas Becket and launching this year’s Canterbury Festival! The colourful parade features historical characters and re-enactment groups, music and giants. The parade will enter the city from the Westgate Towers at 11am, processing through the city centre, and finishing in the Buttermarket at approximately 11.40am. Between 11.30am and 5pm, various locations in the city will form the Medieval Family Trail. Designed around children and their parents, the Westgate Towers, the Beaney, St Augustine’s Abbey, and many more be welcoming visitors with a range of activities including craft activities, a chance to meet medieval characters and you can even visit a medieval encampment! When you visit places featured in the Family Trail, have the leaflet ‘stamped’. SCHEDULE 11am – 11.40am – The Medieval Pageant 11.30am – 5pm – The Medieval Family Trail and events
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 […]