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Subject: Half-term festival fun for the whole family



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Family Fun at Canterbury Festival 2017

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Join the musical celebrations on Opening Day







Free activities and Festival fun

Saturday 14 October from 11am

If you need a break from your Saturday shopping, there will be plenty to see and do in the city centre. Keep an eye out for dancers, drummers and musicians, free open drumming workshops, live music, an operatic flashmob, and a very colourful parade. 


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Hop on a magical bike for a sensory adventure







Actlab presents latest Festival commission

Tuesday 24 October, 2pm, Spiegeltent

Embark on an interactive and sensory journey discovering fascinating sounds, surprising sights, unexpected smells and fantastic textures. ActLab returns with Bikordeon, a specially commissioned show designed for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties or an autistic spectrum disorder.


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Boogie in your baby booties







Family dance parties with a difference

Come along to Baby Loves Disco (Sun 22 Oct), a dance party for the whole family with face-painting, nostalgic classics, balloons and even a licensed bar. It's time to show the world your best moves. If you prefer your music a little more folky, come and join the Festival for a Family Friendly Ceilidh (Sun 29 Oct). Our expert caller will be on hand to guide you through the dance moves, so grab your partner by the hand! 


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Roll up, roll up! A circus of cabaret and slapstick comedy







A Binful of Laughter

Join us for award-winning, side-splitting slapstick comedy with jaw-dropping acrobatics, juggling and stunt work from Trash Test Dummies on 28 Oct. To see the Greatest Little Show on Earth, come along to our circus extravaganza on 4 Nov, curated especially for the Canterbury Festival. Hold your breath as performers fly through the air, juggle and perform the most astounding of illusions.


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Meddle in some mysterious microbiology this Halloween







What will you discover?

Meddle in medieval mayhem and examine some mysteries of microbiology this October half-term; whether it's analysing DNA to discover Who Killed Justin Bieber (28 Oct) with the University of Kent School of Biosciences or taking a look at the history of disease with Dr Death and the Medi-Evil Medicine Show (23 Oct).


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Experience some close encounters with Curious Creatures







Calling all cheeky monkeys!

International smash hit, The Origin of Species... (25 Oct) tells the incredible story of Charles Darwin. A show packed with big theories, terrible puns and brilliant physical comedy. Then, get up close and personal with some very funny characters in Curious Creatures (26 Oct). You'll need to grab your insect spray and some binoculars for this hilarious puppet show.  


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Create your own pot for free at the Canterbury Throwdown







Get your hands stuck in!

14 - 29 October - Venue TBC

For the first two weeks of the Festival, Cherry Tewfik and the Lilford Gallery will be running the Canterbury Throwdown. Experienced potters will help you create a pot and you can take your unfired creation home. Keith Brymer Jones, judge of the BBC's Great Pottery Throw Down, will be launching the project on the 14 October.


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Free Public Lecture by Rt Hon John Bercow

Thursday 30 November, 6pm, Augustine House

John Bercow, 157th Speaker of the House of Commons, presents ?The making of a modern Parliament'. John will discuss the Speakership, the modernisation of Parliament and the importance of opening up our democratic processes.


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Will you be riding your bicycle this Sunday?







Canterbury Bike Ride 2017

Good luck to everybody involved with the Canterbury Bike Ride this Sunday - hope you have limbered up! If you have not yet registered, it is still possible to get involved and raise money for some very worthy local charities. The event is organised by our Media Sponsor INDEX Canterbury.


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