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Black History Month: Black Lives Matter Exhibition

Following the death of George Floyd on May 25th 2020 students at the University of Kent campus joined together as a strong collective voice to support the US Black Lives Matter anti-racist protests in demand for social justice and police accountability. On 6th and 12th June 2020, students led peaceful protests through Canterbury city centre in light of systematic racism, police brutality and in solidarity with protests around the globe. This photographic exhibition is a glaring visual reminder that ‘Enough Is Enough’

Fright at the Museum: Spider Stories

The Beaney

Trick or treat! Test your spidey-senses at The Beaney this Halloween as you explore the museum with Anansi, the famous web-slinging trickster of African folklore. Solve Anansi’s puzzles to unlock a very special exhibition and take part in your own sensational spider story! Our Spider Stories museum trail is just £5 and will be available from Saturday 2 October until Sunday 7 November (Closed Mondays). After a sell-out year in 2020, pre-order your trail online now to avoid disappointment. Complete the trail successfully to be entered into our competition to win an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet! Get dressed up in your best spooky costume to enjoy free activities like our special Front Room exhibition (Closed Mondays) and Halloween themed games on our interactive BEAM! projector (weekends only). Plus, join us on Saturday 30 October for our special spooky day, where we dim the lights for you to dress up, get your spook on and explore the museum in a whole new way!

Canterbury Festival, various city centre locations

16-30 Oct: Canterbury Festival, various city centre locations Canterbury Festival will return in 2021 from 16 – 30 October. Join us for a two-week extravaganza of music, performance, talks, family events, science and more in the heart of Kent. Canterbury Festival activities take place throughout the year. Be sure to visit our What’s On section for the latest events and our Participate pages to find out more about opportunities and our extensive community programme. Contact Us Festival House 8 Orange Street Canterbury Kent CT1 2JA 01227 452853


Canterbury Climate Action Week 24-30 October

Get set for Canterbury's very own Climate Action Week, part of the Canterbury Festival, running from 24-30 October to mark the run-up to the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow. We are hosting a very special Canterbury BID Lunchtime Networking session at The Foundry from 12:30 to 2:30 on Wednesday 27 October, focusing on business support. We will also be highlighting your carbon stories, so please keep us posted about changes you are making in the transition to net zero. Find out more HERE